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5 things you can't miss at Boston GreenFest 2018

Doing your part to help the environment has never been more fun. Come celebrate our planet with a series of cultural events and forums and an array of local foods at Boston GreenFest 2018, New England's largest environmental festival. Test-drive the electric Nissan Leaf, shop eco-friendly...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 2:59pm

Here's how you might be able to get free ice cream at Toscanini's

What’s better on a hot summer day than ice cream? How about free ice cream — specifically, from Toscanini’s Ice Cream, which boasts on its storefront that it’s been declared the “world’s best ice cream” by the New York Times. Bostonians and Cantabrigians...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:24pm

Group that wants to rename Faneuil Hall calls for black people to boycott area

The Boston-area group which has been pushing for the city to rename Faneuil Hall because of its ties to slavery has now called for a black-led boycott of the landmark. Kevin Peterson of the New Democracy Coalition called for the boycott in a letter to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce....

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:01am

The 9 best Boston date ideas, according to Yelp and OkCupid

Yelp teamed up with OkCupid to come up with the best date venues in eight U.S. cities, sorting them into nine unique categories like “where drinks turn into dinner” and “photo-friendly spot,” and millions of OkCupid users voted on the best ones. The 2018 Dater’s Choice...

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:14am

Theresa Lund, Harvard researcher dubbed Sidewalk Susie, placed on leave after viral video

Update, 7/20/18: Theresa Lund has been placed on leave by the Harvard Humanitatian Initiative, where she was the executive director, in the wake of a video in which Lund asks a neighbor who was with her biracial daugther if they live in the "affordable units" around Harvard University....

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:43am

Forbes Under 30 Summit 2018: Everything you need to know

Another star-studded lineup of investors, celebrities, athletes and more are coming to Boston this fall for the Forbes Under 30 Summit 2018. Here's everything you need to know about this year's big event in the Hub. What is the Forbes Under 30 Summit? Now in its fifth year, the Under...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:26am

The Staircase, Making a Murderer lawyers talk Trump's impact on criminal justice reform

Netflix docu-series The Staircase and Making a Murderer haven't just piqued people's interests in true crime cases, they've also sparked discussions around criminal justice reform. Fans of the series will get a chance to chat with Michael Peterson's attorney David Rudolf and Steven...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:36am

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Still need some ideas for how to spend your time off? We've got you covered. From sand sculpting fests to rock concerts and more, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend. Things to do in Boston this weekend ART & CULTURE Festival Betances Thousands of people will flock to...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 5:53pm

Almost half of all US adults who drink alcohol drink too much: Report

Binge drinking is practically part of American culture — it’s depicted in movies and nearly an assumed part of everyone’s college life. But aside from those nights of partying, how many people drink too much in general? A lot of people, it turns out. A new study out of Boston...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:53am

Photos: Inside the revamped Lookout Rooftop at the Envoy Hotel Boston

Boston's Lookout Rooftop at the Envoy Hotel is bigger and better than ever. The popular rooftop bar and gem of the Seaport District's nightlife scene recently completed a $4 million expansion and renovation. The venue has grown to 2,500 sq. ft. in size, increasing its capacity to 390, and...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:08pm

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Escape the city for the weekend without going too far this weekend with the 2018 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. See some of the world’s best sand sculptors, who will put their amazing skills on full display. Last year’s festival drew a million attendees, and this...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:17am

Shakespeare on the Common returns to Boston with "Richard III"

What better way to spend a summer evening than catching a free, open-air Shakespeare play? When Shakespeare on the Common returns to the grassy stage, Faran Tahir will take on the titular role in Richard III. A graduate of American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) Institute for Advanced Theater...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:50am

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Need some ideas for how to spend your summer weekend? We've got you covered. From superstar comedy performances to beach parties and more, here are all the best things to do in Boston this weekend. Things to do in Boston this weekend ARTS & CULTURE Bastille Day The annual French...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:10pm

How much did the 2018 Boston Marathon raise for charity?

If you want to run in Boston, you either have to be a pretty great athlete that makes the race’s tough qualifying time, or you can run the Boston Marathon for charity. Each year, hundreds of runners fundraise for organizations like Dana Farber and the American Red Cross, and 2018, or 122nd...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:25pm

6 Boston World Cup finals watch parties

The World Cup only comes around once every four years. Make the most of the time you have left to cheer on your team at these bashes around town on Sunday, both indoors and out. Here are six Boston World Cup finals watch parties you don't want to miss. Boston World Cup finals watch parties...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 8:41am

Tony Maws shares 3 tips for navigating farmers markets in Boston

On any given summer afternoon, you'll likely find Tony Maws shopping for fresh produce at farmers markets in Boston, Cambridge or Somerville. The James Beard Award-winning chef behind Craigie on Main and the Kirkland Tap & Trotter is a big fan of farmers markets for many several...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:02am

Get married for free in seven U.S. cities tomorrow

Weddings can be expensive. Good news: if you’re looking to tie the knot, you can do it for free tomorrow in seven U.S. cities. All you need to do is show up at the courthouse. The Lifetime TV channel is covering courthouse weddings all day at various locations in New York City, Boston, Los...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 1:54pm

5 fun things to do in Boston this week

Summer fun in Boston doesn’t end on the Fourth of July. Keep your evening schedule jam-packed this week with these exciting events. Here’s your guide to the best things to do in Boston this week, ranging from Monday-night wrestling to a Lauryn Hill show.  Things to do in Boston...

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 3:01pm

Mother and 8-year-old daughter separated at border reunited in Boston

After nearly two months since they were separated at the southern United States border, a Guatemalan mother seeking asylum in Massachusetts has been reunited with her 8-year-old daughter in Boston. Angelica Rebeca Gonzalez-Garcia and her daughter were reunited at Logan Airport on Thursday,...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:22am

Boston charity raises $170K for families separated at the border

The Trump Administration’s family separation policy for migrant families at the southern U.S. border sparked outrage and action across the country, from thousands protesting in major cities to politicians and lawyers planning trips to the border. If you can’t travel to the border from...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:13am