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5 ways to spend Columbus Day weekend in Boston

If you’re looking to get the kids out of the house this Columbus Day, we’ve got you covered. From parades and festivals to museum and food specials, here are five ways to spend this holiday weekend in Boston. Columbus Day Parade Head to the North End for an afternoon of festivities...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:30pm

Where to celebrate National Taco Day in Boston

The air is cooling down, the days are getting shorter and Fenway is set to host a postseason series: It’s fall. Just because Halloween is coming up and pumpkin spice fills every coffee shop doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some outstanding Mexican cuisine this National Taco Day on Oct...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:14pm

Kendrick Lamar finds inspiration in Colin Kaepernick

Kendrick Lamar praised Colin Kaepernick during a keynote discussion at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston on Tuesday afternoon. While speaking to a crowd of hundreds who showed up for the event at City Hall Plaza, the Grammy-winning rapper gave the former 49ers quarterback a shout out for...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 5:00pm

Lawmakers, union leaders want MBTA privatization reigned in

The MBTA privatization debate may change course after lawmakers urged their colleagues Monday to start rolling back the privatization powers they granted the T after the disastrous 2015 winter. After winter storms suspended the MBTA’s train service more than once, lawmakers gave Gov. Charlie...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 3:24pm

George Wendt talks returning as Santa for 'Elf' and if he'd play Norm again

George Wendt is heading back to Boston later this year, but it's not for another round of drinks with the "Cheers" gang. The actor will reprise his role as Santa in the upcoming production of "Elf: The Musical," which stops at the Wang Theatre in Boston at the end of...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 10:36am

Chris Evans makes the perfect checklist for crafting a Donald Trump tweet

President Donald Trump has dealt with quite a few tragedies during his short time in the White House so far, but not everyone has been impressed by his responses to these crises–especially Chris Evans. After calling the commander-in-chief a "reckless moron" and live...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:50pm

Get ready for winter with these new Polar Seltzer flavors

While fall has barely begun, that doesn't mean fans can't enjoy the new Polar Seltzer flavors for winter. The Massachusetts-based beverage makers recently unveiled its latest, bubbly drinks for the cold weather season. Polar will offer a quintet of special flavors as the...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:14pm

Sam Adams donuts are back at this Boston shop

Coffee and donuts are a solid breakfast combination, but what about beer and donuts? Foodies can try for themselves now that the Sam Adams pumpkin ale donut is back on the menu at Kane's Donuts. The shop will have the special available at its Boston and Saugus locations throughout the month of...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 12:38pm

Win a $150 Starbucks Gift Card!

This sweepstakes has ended. We'd like to show our appreciation to our loyal Metro readers. How about a free coffee or pastry to go along with your Metro? Complete the submission form below to be entered for a chance to win a $150 Starbucks gift card!   Winner will be notified via email....

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 2:28pm

Conan O'Brien debates Tom Brady's sunburn cure with Patriots fans

Conan O'Brien may be an avid fan of the New England Patriots, but that doesn't mean he's buying Tom Brady's latest health claims. The late-night host and Massachusetts native poked fun at the Super Bowl-winning quarterback over an excerpt from his new book, which revealed Brady...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 1:26pm

Gisele Bündchen dressed up as Wonder Woman in epic Instagram post

If you thought cosplaying was only for comic con fans, think again. Gisele Bündchen decided to channel her inner Wonder Woman for an epic post on her Instagram account this week. The retired runway star donned the famed Justice League member's iconic tiara and armor for the photo, which she...

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:34am

Adult Swim on the Green tour stops in Boston this weekend

After a successful Boston trip by the "Rick and Morty" Rickmobile this the summer, Adult Swim will head back to the Hub this weekend when its Adult Swim on the Green tour comes to town. The late-night TV network is bringing its festival to Gore Place in Waltham on Friday, Sept. 29. The...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 2:19pm

Get your groove on at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival returns to liven up Columbus Ave. with Boston’s biggest annual block party this weekend. Visitors can get their groove on with two stages of performances by jazz, Latin, blues, funk and other artists. Grammy nominated-composer Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, the Blue...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:59pm

Massachusetts bar won't show Patriots game over anthem protests

Don't expect to see the Patriots game or any other NFL match-ups at the Monument Tap in Leominster on Sunday. The folks behind the Massachusetts bar have decided to not air this weekend's games due to the recent national anthem protests by football players and other athletes. According to...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 1:03pm

Falling leaves could lead to commuter rail delays, Kelois says

New England is known for its spectacular fall season, but as residents (and tourists) enjoy the beauty of the changing leaves, those same leaves could be causing trouble for commuters. The MBTA and its commuter rail operator Keolis are warning that as the leaves begin to fall, riders may...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:50pm

Boston forum will tackle how to raise next generation of women in STEM

How do you raise girls to be involved in science, technology, engineering and math? Referred to as STEM, these fields are a key part of our future, and that means preparing kids now to have the necessary interest, education and skills. Eric Klopfer, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:41am

Chris Evans asks: Where is Colin Kaepernick?

Captain America continues to be the most opinionated Avenger, as Chris Evans is now weighing in on another national controversy via his Twitter account. The Marvel movie star took to his social media page on Wedneday to call out Sports Illustrated for its latest cover, which tackles the ongoing...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 4:12pm

Boston-area companies help fund DACA renewals for local Dreamers

For thousands of Dreamers across the country, the Oct. 5 DACA renewal deadline looms large. That date affects recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program whose benefits are set to expire between Sept. 5 and March 5, 2018. It’s not as easy as just renewing online, though...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 2:49pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER "HOME" “HOME” tells the story of a house over its years of occupancy, and exploring the question of just what turns a house into a home. The house in question is built from the ground up over the course of the play, which combines illusions, audience interaction and...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 2:31pm

Forbes Under 30 Summit kicks off with music fest in Boston

A slew of stars are coming to town for the Forbes Under 30 Summit, which returns to Boston Oct. 1-4. The festivities kick off on Sunday with a music festival at City Hall Plaza, featuring performances by Grammy-winning DJ Zedd, singer-songwriter Skylar Grey and rapper Playboi Carti. "I...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 2:18pm