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BPS awarded for rigorous testing of school drinking water for lead

State officials have honored Boston Public Schools for its efforts in testing school drinking water for lead. BPS is one of the most proactive districts in the state, officials said, when it comes to testing, and thus has received an award from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 1:19pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

The weather is finally cooperating, which means it's time to kick the Netflix nights to the curb and experience all the best things to do in Boston this weekend. From parties at museums to neighborhood-wide music fests, here are all the events you don't want to miss. Things to do in Boston...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 11:07am

3 ideas for last-minute Mother's Day gifts you can snag around Boston

Don't make mom suffer by letting dad give her another 99 cent card and convenience store candy this Mother's Day. Instead, impress the special lady in your life with these last-minute gift ideas that you can snag around Boston. 1. Made Organics The Cambridge-based company is bringing...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 4:35pm

Lil Rel Howery talks Kyrie Irving, Kanye West and 'Get Out 2'

Lil Rel Howery became a breakout star—and a hero to TSA agents everywhere—with his hilarious role in "Get Out." While the Oscar-nominated film has opened up a bunch of doors for the comic, he hasn't forgotten his stand-up roots and will take the stage at The Wilbur on May...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 3:07pm

Eat a meal made by robots at this new Boston restaurant

It's not quite Skynet, but robots are taking over another frontier: the kitchen. Spyce, a new Boston restaurant located in Downtown Crossing, is taking hungry locals to the future with its high-tech approach to fast-casual cuisine. The recently opened eatery is being hailed as the world's...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 12:33pm

The ultimate guide to celebrating Mother's Day in Boston

Mom's big day is right around the corner, which means it's time to remind dad and the siblings to make plans for Mother's Day on May 13. From scenic tours to finding the perfect place to eat, here's how to celebrate the holiday around Boston this weekend. What to do in Boston for...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 2:58pm

George Takei to appear at Boston Public Library event

George Takei is beaming up to Boston. The "Star Trek" actor is coming to town to speak about what it was like to live in U.S. internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II at a Boston Public Library event on Tuesday night. Takei will take part in an hour long Q&A...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 11:06am

East Boston woman's car stolen with her dog inside

An East Boston woman’s car, and her dog that was inside it, were stolen on Sunday, police said. Rose Nese, a lifelong East Boston resident, told the Boston Globe that the incident occurred around 8:45 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of an Orient Heights convenience store. Nese left her 8-...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 9:55am

10 things to do in Boston for Cinco de Mayo

Whether you're in the mood for some great Mexican food or just want to throw back a few margaritas, there are plenty of awesome things to do in Boston for Cinco de Mayo. Find your perfect way to celebrate the May 5 holiday with our guide to all the top events happening around town this weekend...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 8:30am

Who wrote Good Will Hunting? MIT grad claims he did

The question of who wrote Good Will Hunting seems to have an obvious answer: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. However, an alum from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claims that he's the person who actually came up with the story. According to a new report by Page Six, MIT grad...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 11:23am

Kevin Hart had a scary jet landing at Boston's Logan Airport

Kevin Hart had a rough Thursday in Boston. Not only did his beloved Philadelphia 76ers lose their second game in a row to the Celtics, but the comedian was also involved in a scary situation at Logan Airport prior to the semifinal match-up. According to a post on Hart's Instagram account, his...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 10:37am

Meek Mill, Gucci Mane and Robert Kraft were the real highlight of the Celtics-Sixers game

Game two of the semifinal match-up between the Celtics and the Sixers drew an interesting crowd to the TD Garden on Thursday night, including Robert Kraft, Meek Mill and Gucci Mane. The unlikely trio was spotted hanging out together courtside as they watched Boston beat Philadelphia 108-103,...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:52am

Boston Marathon will award prize money to this year's top women finishers after outcry

The Boston Athletic Association has agreed to award prize money to five additional women who placed in the top 15 at this year’s Boston Marathon after an outcry about the different rules for male and female racers. Jessica Chichester placed fifth at this year’s race on the rainy, cold...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:48am

Where to watch the 2018 Kentucky Derby in Boston

It's a big weekend for partying as both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo are going down this Saturday. However, if you prefer mint juleps over margaritas, we've got you covered on all the top Derby watching bashes around town. Where to watch the Kentucky Derby in Boston City Tap House...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 3:11pm

Star Wars Day: 4 ways to celebrate May the 4th in Boston

Between the upcoming debut of Disney's Star Wars land and the impending release of "Solo: A Star Wars Story," it couldn't be a better time to be a fan of this far, far away galaxy. As Jedi and Sith alike get ready to celebrate Star Wars Day on Friday, here's how you can get in...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:50am

3 questions with EDM superstar Afrojack

Chart-topping Dutch DJ Afrojack brings the beats to Boston later this month. We caught up with the EDM superstar for a quick chat ahead of his show at The Grand on May 14. How pumped are you to perform in Boston? It's been a minute since I've played in Boston, I'm excited to be back...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:49am

Advocates call on MBTA to switch to all electric buses

Environmental advocates, medical professionals and members of a public interest group are calling on the MBTA to switch completely to electric buses, saying the transition is necessary to protect the health of residents and the environment. “The majority of America’s buses remain dirty...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:03am

This Southie band is taking the world of country by storm

Most fans wouldn't expect great country music to come out of Southie, but one local band is changing those perceptions. The bars of South Boston have given birth to Dalton & The Sheriffs, one of the most promising, up-and-coming country groups in the nation. Over the years, the band has...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 4:26pm

'90s band Belly is ready to rock Boston again

Belly plans to rock out like it's 1995 when they take the stage at Boston Calling later this month. The local band, which formed in Rhode Island but cut its teeth in the Hub's music scene, reunited for a small tour in 2016 and recently went back to the studio to work on their new record,...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 1:06pm

'Jagged Little Pill' brings the music of Alanis Morissette to life

Alanis Morissette joined the pantheon of international music superstars when her breakout album "Jagged Little Pill" debuted in 1995. Offering a voice to a generation of angsty teens, the alt-rock record was an immediate success, selling more than 30 million copies and earning a spot on...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:09am