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'Chappaquiddick' star Jason Clarke compares Ted Kennedy to Homer Simpson

"Chappaquiddick" attempts to peel back the many layers of Ted Kennedy, offering an intimate look into the mind and soul of the late senator as he dealt with his infamous 1969 scandal. The new drama, which opens in theaters on April 6, is far from being a flattering portrayal of the...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:12pm

5 ways to celebrate National Beer Day in Boston

As if people needed another reason to enjoy a few brews, National Beer Day is back on April 7. The annual holiday commemorates the end of Prohibition in America thanks to the Cullen–Harrison Act, which was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. If you're in...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:05pm

The best new food at Fenway Park for 2018

Baseball season has finally arrived, and there's no better place to catch a game than at Fenway Park. While the iconic Boston venue may be the oldest ballpark in the MLB, the home of the Red Sox always has a few new additions to check out each season, especially when it comes to the food. Fans...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:32pm

Parking fines in Boston could go up to fund transportation projects

Double parking or leaving your car during overnight street cleaning may soon become even more costly as the city of Boston looks to raise the price of parking tickets. Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Tuesday a slew of transportation changes in the works to upgrade infrastructure and make commuting...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 11:01am

Lack of drivers leads to more missed MBTA bus trips

Every day hundreds of scheduled MBTA bus trips never make it out of the garage and there has not been much progress solving that problem in recent years, according to T officials. After dipping well below 2 percent in the early part of 2016, the rate of dropped bus trips has climbed back up to...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 10:41am

Social justice advocates honor MLK on eve of historic speech anniversary

Standing in front of City Hall Monday evening, 126 Bostonians, representing the city’s 26 neighborhoods, read portions of The Mountaintop Speech, the last public address given by Martin Luther King Jr., delivered on the day before his assassination. It was 50 years ago, on April 3, 1968,...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 6:17pm

Here's the lineup for A Taste of Ginger 2018

Get ready to feast for a good cause when A Taste of Ginger returns this month. Now in its 14th year, the annual event gives foodies a chance to munch on tasty treats from all corners of Boston's culinary scene while raising funds for the Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian American Diabetes...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 5:01pm

Monday morning brings spring snow to Massachusetts

It’s not an April Fool’s joke — some Massachusetts commuters are dealing with some wintry weather Monday morning. The National Weather Service Boston office has issued a special weather statement for much of Massachusetts and Northern Rhode Island in effect until 11 a.m. Monday...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 2:54pm

Photos: Cosplayers take over Hynes for Anime Boston 2018

Colorful cosplayers took over the Hynes Convention Center this past weekend for Anime Boston 2018. As one of the biggest anime conventions in North America, the three-day festivities bring tens of thousands of fans to the Hub each year, and has grown quite a bit since its first event in 2003. This...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 11:11am

Free things to do in Boston for April 2018

While there's never a shortage of fun things happening in the Hub, events are always a bit sweeter when they don't cost a penny. As spring kicks into full gear, check out our guide to all the best free things to do in Boston for April.  5 free things to do in Boston for April...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 9:02pm

More early morning buses will begin this weekend: MBTA

The MBTA’s buses will be waking up a bit earlier starting this weekend. Beginning Sunday, April 1, the MBTA is kicking off a one-year pilot program to increase early morning bus service on the busiest routes that travel to downtown Boston, the Seaport and major stops in between. Select bus...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:44am

New Balance pays tribute to Boston with limited edition shoes, apparel

New Balance is giving runners a few new ways to show off their hometown pride this spring. The Boston-based brand has unveiled a new line of offerings that pay tribute to the Hub and its iconic neighborhoods. As a part of its expanded “This Is Boston” campaign, New Balance has...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 1:52pm

The story of Boston's molasses flood disaster is becoming an off-Broadway musical

Most Bostonians know the story of the 1919 molasses flood, but now the bizarre disaster will get a broader audience through an off-Broadway musical. Called "Molasses in January," the show will focus on an Italian immigrant family “who are literally swept up in the Boston Molasses...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 1:06pm

5 flicks to see at Boston’s Wicked Queer film fest

Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival returns for its 34th edition this weekend to screen acclaimed films about queer communities from all over the world. Kicking off on March 29, the fest is set to take over a few locations, including the Brattle Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Art...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:19am

Timeflies talks new EP, being back in Boston and more

The story of Timeflies starts in Somerville, way back when members Rob “Rez” Resnick and Cal Shapiro attended Tufts University. After winning the Battle of the Bands in Tufts’ plucky student cafe, their funk group opened for Ludacris at the school’s spring concert. Seven...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:11am

5 reasons why it's better to move into Boston during the spring

There's nothing like schlepping a couch from a U-Haul to your 5th floor walkup in the freezing cold that makes you wish you'd waited until spring to move. In fact, spring is prime moving time in the Boston area, when listings are plentiful and the weather is bearable. "While the...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:06am

The hottest neighborhoods around Massachusetts

With a housing shortage and brutally high price tags, the Boston area isn't the easiest place to find a new home these days. But the best finds come if you're willing to sift through listings and venture into new neighborhoods. Here's a few to check out. Orient Heights, East Boston To...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:01am

Top chefs are bringing gourmet popcorn to this Boston movie theater

Popcorn drenched in "butter" may be the quintessential snack for any film-going experience, but a Boston movie theater is putting a gourmet spin on the fan-favorite treat. ShowPlace ICON, the luxury theater that recently opened in the Seaport District, has enlisted some of the city...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:00pm

Boston can now run on Dunkin' Donuts shoes

You can now add Dunkin' Donuts shoes to your sneaker collection. Two of the Boston area's most recognizable brands have teamed up for a special collaboration just in time for Marathon Monday. Saucony and Dunkin’ Donuts announced this week that they're launching a...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 3:33pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Bostonians can finally enjoy a weekend free of winter storms. Now that spring is in full swing, it's time to get out there and enjoy the best that the city has to offer. From conventions and comedy shows to concerts and carnivals, here are the top things to do in Boston this weekend. Things to...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:51pm