Boston

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

Boston heat advisory still in effect, but relief to come this weekend

The northeast has been roasting in a heat wave this week, but there’s relief on the horizon. Though a heat advisory is still in effect for Greater Boston through to 8 p.m. Thursday, the weekend will bring a break in the heat, according to the National Weather Service. Boston will see a high...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:07am

Everything you need to know about Boston Pizza Festival 2018

City Hall Plaza will be a pizza lovers paradise this weekend when the Boston Pizza Festival 2018 kicks off on Saturday afternoon. After a successful debut in 2017, the all-you-can-eat, two-day fest is back and bigger than ever. Here’s everything you need to know for this year’s Boston...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 2:55pm

How to host a perfect New England clambake

The New England clambake in all its meaty crustacean goodness is the perfect summertime feast for seafood lovers. What's better than cracking open a few lobsters while enjoying the warm weather with friends and family? We asked David Delancey, owner of the famed Lobster Trap in Bourne, for his...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:43am

Walsh announces interim BPS superintendent

The Boston School Committee has approved a new interim superintendent of Boston Public Schools after Tommy Chang’s recent departure from the position. The committee unanimously approved Laura Perille to temporarily take over the role. Perille previously served as the president and CEO of...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:33am

City moves forward with City Hall Plaza renovations at expense of Boston Winter fest

Boston’s City Hall Plaza is getting a makeover, but that means no Boston Winter festival this year, the city announced. Mayor Marty Walsh said Tuesday that the city is going forward with a plan to redesign City Hall Plaza after two years of planning. The city has selected construction firm...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 11:05am

Through the Keyhole: Old State House exhibit opens door to more stories of American history

What does it mean to be an American? Who were the Founding Fathers referring to with the “We” of We the People? And who is left out of the story we tell about the American Revolution? These are big questions, but a new exhibit opening Wednesday at the Old State House in Boston will...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:21pm

The best things to do in Boston for the 4th of July

Still need plans for Independence Day? We've got you covered. From "Hamilton"-themed sing-alongs to patriotic parades and more, here's your guide to the best things to do in Boston for the 4th of July this year. Things to do in Boston for the 4th of July 'Hamilton' sing-...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 3:59pm

Everything you need to know about Open Newbury Street 2018

Newbury Street’s exciting shops and businesses are open every day of the week, but the city is closing the area off to cars for three days this summer to enhance visitors' experiences. Here's what to expect for Open Newbury Street 2018. What’s happening this year for Open...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 3:35pm

Boston Pops 4th of July concert to honor immigrants

The American Dream, the idea of venturing here for a better life, stretches as far back as the first colonists to set foot on these shores. It is repeated in every immigrant story today, and it will be a part of the Boston Pops 4th of July celebration. The annual Boston Pops 4th of July concert...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 3:32pm

Original copy of Declaration of Independence will be on display in Boston this 4th of July

Boston was an epicenter of the American Revolution and now, a piece of that history is coming back for the 4th of July. One of the 14 original copies of the Declaration of Independence will be on display at the Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum in Boston this Independence Day. This...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:25pm

Local, state officials amp up security ahead of Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

The Boston Pops 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular show draws hundreds and thousands of spectators to the Esplanade each year, and local and state officials are ramping up security ahead of the popular holiday event. The security plan for the Boston Pops show includes participation from...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 1:09pm

Boston Pops 4th of July fireworks: Start time, show info and where to watch

There's no better way to celebrate Independence Day in the Hub than at the annual Boston Pops 4th of July fireworks show and concert. The iconic festivities, which draws crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands each year, have also become a national event thanks to television broadcasts...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 2:21pm

5 free things to do in Boston this month, July 2018

July is upon us, which means the lazy days of summer are in full swing. Make the most of the season–without breaking the bank–with these fun and free things to do in Boston this month. Free things to do in Boston this month Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Spend the 4th of July with...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:49pm

Heat wave will bring high temps to Boston and beyond

Make sure your air conditioner is up and running, Bay Staters: a heat wave is expected to hit Massachusetts beginning this weekend and lingering throughout next week. “Are you prepared for prolonged heat & humidity?” the National Weather Service Boston office tweeted. Throughout...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:03am

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Whether you like to boogie down or laugh out loud, there are plenty of ways to have fun around the city. From parties with pups to dancing in the streets, here are all the best things to do in Boston this weekend. Things to do in Boston this weekend ARTS & CULTURE Andy Mann Stop by the New...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:18pm

This is the worst time to leave Boston for your 4th of July travel

If you’re planning some 4th of July travel, there are a few things you have to plan first, like how many hot dogs and hamburgers to buy and whatever you need to spend a whole day at the beach. Oh, and what time to hit the road so you’re not stuck in all that 4th of July traffic. With...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 3:47pm

Pedro Martinez talks feasting at Fenway, renewed Red Sox-Yankees rivalry and more

Fans will get a chance to "Feast with 45" at Fenway Park when Pedro Martinez's charity food fest returns for its second year this weekend. Mayor Marty Walsh, former Red Sox greats Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield, Celtics star Al Horford and more will join Martinez and his wife...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 3:46pm

Why you don’t want to miss Boston Harborfest 2018

Boston’s history and heritage will be on full display when Boston Harborfest 2018, the largest Fourth of July festival in the country, returns for its 37th anniversary this weekend. Walk the Freedom Trail, see historical reenactments and purchase themed artwork to ring in Independence...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 2:13pm