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Bostonians, New Yorkers can get free bikeshare rides, courtesy of Switzerland

May is National Bike Month, and now you can take a Blue Bike or Citi Bike out for a spin for free thanks to Switzerland. Yup, the European country is trying to get more Americans to bike. Switzerland Tourism has partnered with Motivate, the company behind bike shares like Citi Bike, Blue Bikes and...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:57am

Here’s how misinformation multiplies on Twitter in the midst of a disaster

On average, more than 5,000 new tweets flood Twitter every second, and that volume increases when something newsworthy happens like a disaster.  Though Twitter can be a way to share information during an emergency, users can also spread rumors and inaccuracies, and a new study takes a deeper...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 5:13pm

Four penguin chicks make debut at New England Aquarium

Four new members of the New England Aquarium penguin family have made their first public debut. The little blue penguin chicks — named Goose, Wedge, Derwent and Miramar  — made their on-exhibit entrance Thursday morning after having hatched about 80 days ago. They’ve...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:24pm

Spider-Man spotted hanging out on the T in Boston

After one masked hero falls, another rises in Boston. A costumed commuter has become a social media sensation for his web-slinging antics dressed as Spider-Man while riding the T. Earlier this week, a user on Twitter shared a video of the colorful Green Line rider, who was spotted hanging upside...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 2:04pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Whether you love hanging out with pups or want to sip on some cocktails after hard yoga workout, there's no shortage of fun things to do in Boston this weekend. Check out our guide to all the best events happening around town. Things to do in Boston this weekend ARTS & CULTURE Pop-Up...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:02am

Even Donald Trump supporters love Randy Rainbow videos

Donald Trump's ascension to the Oval Office has become fodder for many comedians over the years, but few have poked fun at the president with as much Broadway-style flair as Randy Rainbow. The poltical comedian and YouTube star has taken the internet by storm with his hilarious parody videos,...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 4:21pm

Don't expect to see Keytar Bear around Boston this summer

Keytar Bear just can't catch a break.  Don't expect to see the beloved Boston busker perform around town this summer, as the mysterious musician is currently recovering from a serious motorcycle accident. After a number of local publications reported that Keytar Bear had to cancel a...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 3:18pm

Boston, NYC have worst airports when it comes to summer travel delays: Report

Have you planned any summer getaways yet? If so, you might want to already prepare yourself for some delays at the airport. Ahead of prime vacation season, financial site MagnifyMoney ranked the best and worst airports in the country for summer travel, and Boston and New York City did not fare...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:03pm

Will there be a 'White Chicks 2'? Here's what Marlon Wayan says

Audiences have been clamoring for a "White Chicks 2" ever since the original comedy became a surprise box office success in 2004. Marlon Wayans, who starred in the film opposite his brother Shawn, is apparently just as excited about a possible sequel as the fans. The actor and comedian...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:45am

Mary Steenburgen talks 'Book Club,' 'Fifty Shades' and her friendship with Hillary Clinton

Hollywood legends Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen finally unite on screen in "Book Club," an upcoming comedy about a group a friends who try to rekindle their love lives after reading "Fifty Shades." The press tour for...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:20pm

Everything you need to know about HarpoonFest 2018

Get ready for two days of brews, music and more when HarpoonFest 2018 kicks off this weekend. Harpoon Brewery's annual celebration is back with another awesome lineup of performers and, of course, plenty of beers on tap. Check out our complete guide to everything you need to know for...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 1:06pm

Prospect Ciderworks, Aeronaut put American spin on classic snakebite

Two of the Boston area's top craft companies are collaborating to put a modern American spin on a classic drink. Roxbury's Prospect Ciderworks and Somerville’s Aeronaut Brewing Co. have teamed up to create Sidro’s Secret, a new take on the famed snakebite. A popular drink...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 11:34am

The best Royal Wedding parties in Boston

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot across the pond, expect fans stateside to be up bright and early on May 19 to celebrate the high-profile nuptials. Here are five Royal Wedding parties in Boston that you definitely don't want to miss this weekend. Royal Wedding parties in Boston...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:27am

John Cena wants to get back together with Nikki Bella

John Cena served up a "bowl of sadness soup" during an interview with "Today" co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford on Monday morning. The actor and WWE icon opened up about the recent end of his engagement with fellow wrestling star Nicole "Nikki" Bella. The...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 4:46pm

Boston Children's Hospital unveils new rooftop garden

Boston Children’s Hospital will unveil its new rooftop garden with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the 8,000-square-foot space atop the Berthiaume Building. The garden is meant to be a place of comfort for families, patients and staff amidst the crowded Longwood medical...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 4:13pm

Bay State Bike Week asks you to give biking a chance

Tom Francis enjoys his commute to work so much that when he was out of town for a week this February, he took the time to follow his commute on the weekend when he came back to the Boston area. “How many drivers would do that?” Francis said. Not many, and maybe, not even any, since...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:46pm

The ultimate guide to beer gardens in Boston

As the weather continues to heat up, it's time to head outside to enjoy a few brews. Luckily, there's no shortage of awesome, outdoor spaces serving up pints this season. Find your perfect spot with our ultimate guide to the best beer gardens in Boston. Beer gardens in Boston Aeronaut...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:15pm

Boston is a top city for ebikes, study says

May is National Bike Month, when advocates tout the benefits of getting around on two wheels and ask more people to give that commuting option a try. But if you’re still a bit wary of all that pedling, there is the option of electric bikes, or ebikes, which are a great fit for Boston,...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:17pm

Boston launches accessibility survey

Boston is launching its first-ever survey of accessibility issues around the city as Mayor Martin Walsh and the Commission for Persons with Disabilities prepare the city's disability strategic master plan. The online survey aims to discover the city's most significant accessibility-related...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 10:45am

Here's the complete schedule for Free Fun Fridays 2018

Free Fun Fridays are back to brighten up your summer. The Highland Street Foundation has announced the full schedule for this year's installment of the program, which offers free admission to dozens of museums and cultural institutions around Massachussets on select Fridays throughout the...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 12:48pm