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Jim Jefferies says Donald Trump was 'the best thing for comedy' in 2017

After everything that went down this year, a lot of people are more than ready to say goodbye to 2017. Jim Jefferies isn't one of them. The past 12 months have been pretty good to the stand-up star, who launched his new late-night show on Comedy Central to the delight of fans over the summer....

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 1:49pm

Skiing programs for kids around New England

My favorite moment on the slopes in 2017 came on a pristinely temperate Sunday afternoon in April at Jay Peak. Only two months prior, my six-year-old son began his three-week stint taking invaluable weekly lessons at Blue Hills Ski Area by popping into his skis and promptly navigating himself...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 1:05pm

Boston officials recover dozens of stolen Amazon packages

Boston law enforcement officials have recovered dozens of stolen Amazon packages in the home of a part-time delivery driver and have returned them to the company so they can reach their intended locations by Christmas. The stolen packages were discovered while police were involved in a separate...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 4:20pm

Top 10 most borrowed books at the Boston Public Library in 2017

The Boston Public Library released its list of the 10 most borrowed books of 2017 on Wednesday morning. According to the latest installment of the end-of-the-year round up, a popular psychological thriller was able to take the top spot this time around. Paula Hawkins’ critically acclaimed...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 1:21pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

COMEDY Whatever Happened to Baby Jesus? The irreverence and camp of the Gold Dust Orphans is pretty much summed up by the title of their newest Christmas show, which adds to the famously messed up 1962 tragedy “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” the one thing it’s always needed:...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 12:38pm

Holiday events at New England ski resorts

I was in Florida over the weekend, so it isn’t as if I should entirely bemoan about missing out on the weather in the Northeast. But that knowledge didn’t stop a local high school student, who coaches at Attitash Mountain Resort on the weekends, from informing me how I had missed out on...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 4:30pm

Here's the worst time to travel for the holidays around Boston

Are you heading home for the holidays? More than 100 million people in the United States are, so knowing when to hit the road to avoid traffic may be key to a stress-free (as possible) journey. Across the country, 107 million people will be traveling by car, planes and trains between Saturday, Dec...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 2:19pm

5 ways to spend winter vacation in Boston

Winter vacation means kids get to trade in their homework for a week of sitting on the couch and bugging their parents about presents. But don't worry, there are plenty of ways to get your little ones out of the house so they aren't cooped up until the New Year. Turn off the tablets and...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:32pm

Rose McGowan, Debra Messing and more slam Matt Damon for latest sexual harassment comments

Matt Damon is having a pretty rough press tour for his new film "Downsizing." The Oscar-winning star is once again taking some heat from critics for his comments about sexual harassment in Hollywood. This time around, Damon is receiving a ton of backlash for telling Business Insider in a...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:41am

Wormtown is releasing a Dunkin' Donuts-flavored beer

Dunkin' Donuts will be giving fans a different kind of buzz when its collaboration with Wormtown Brewery launches later this week. The Canton-based coffeehouse company is teaming up with the Worcester brewery for DDark Roasted Brew, a new coffee-flavored beer. On Monday, Wormtown...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 8:16pm

BPS to reconsider new school start times after parent backlash

After thousands of parents expressed concerns over the newly announced Boston Public Schools start times, the district said that it will reconsider the changes to take those concerns into account. BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang, in a letter sent to district families on Friday, said that the school...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 1:47pm

Walsh signs plastic bag ban into law

It’s official: plastic bags will soon be banned in Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh has signed an ordinance that bans single-use plastic bags in retail stores throughout the city. The ban, which previously passed unanimously in Boston City Council, also adds a 5-cent fee for paper and thicker...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:23pm

Minnie Driver responds to Matt Damon's sexual harassment comments

Matt Damon is taking a lot of heat for his controversial recent comments about sexual harassment. The internet slammed the actor last week for saying that "there’s a spectrum of behavior" when it comes to these cases and each incident needs to be analyzed individually, in an...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:10pm

Boston calling for artists to help create MLK memorial

Calling all artists: Boston is looking for someone to create a memorial to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Mayor Marty Walsh announced in September that he would work with entrepreneur Paul English to build a statue honoring Dr. King, and on Monday, Walsh officially released...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:29am

Boston comedy stars to perform at cancer benefit show

Boston comics are coming together for a special benefit show to help out one of the founding fathers of the city’s comedy scene. Eugene Mirman, Lenny Clarke and a slew of the Bay State’s veteran comics will take the stage at the Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville on Tuesday...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:16am

Chris Distefano explains how New Yorkers really feel about Tom Brady

It's no secret that New York sports fans love to hate Boston teams – especially the Patriots and Tom Brady. But for comedian Chris Distefano, the animosity towards New England is a bit complicated. The Brooklyn comic, who performs at Laugh Boston this weekend, tells Metro that he...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:55pm

Want to workout like Tom Brady? There's an app for that

If you're New Year's resolutions for 2018 include getting into tiptop shape, Tom Brady has the app for you. Earlier this week, the Patriots star unveiled the latest addition to his growing lifestyle brand, the "TB12 Method." Similar to his recently-released book, the new app...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:17pm

Internet slams Matt Damon for sexual harassment comments

The internet is not happy with Matt Damon's comments about sexual harassment. The actor, who's been making the media rounds lately to promote his new film "Downsizing," spoke about the various scandals in Hollywood, politics and other industries during a new interview with film...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:51am

Geeks Who Drink's Geek Bowl is coming to Boston this winter

A big bar trivia bash is set to take over Agganis Arena later this winter. Geeks Who Drink, a Denver-based company that hosts pub quiz nights across the country, has announced that Geek Bowl XII will be held in Boston on Feb. 17. Billed as "America's biggest trivia event," the annual...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 5:09pm

Legoland Boston is getting an epic Star Wars display

Legoland Boston is getting in on the Star Wars hype this winter. A new exhibit from a galaxy far, far away is set to debut at the Discovery Center on Saturday, Feb. 10. Star Wars fans will be able to check out the display for a full year once it launches later this season, so there'll be...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 3:25pm