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Where to get $1 oysters in Boston this summer

Oysters are a quintessential East Coast summertime treat and, considering their aphrodisiac properties, they’re an ideal food to share on a date. Luckily, these local bars and restaurants are serving up oysters at low prices. Here’s where to get $1 oysters in Boston, Cambridge and...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:45pm

BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang steps down

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang announced his resignation on Friday, two years before his contract with the school system was set to expire. Chang took over BPS in 2015, coming here from the Los Angeles public school system and signing on to a five-year contract in Boston. In a...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:41pm

A chef's guide to exploring Martha's Vineyard

Since there's so much to see and do during the busy summer months, visiting Martha's Vineyard can be overwhelming at times. Luckily, chef Erin Clarke, who's launching a new expanded menu at Alchemy in Edgartown this weekend, is happy to help out by providing some insight into the island....

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 1:11pm

Screwdriver-wielding man attacks, bites Boston police

Multiple Boston police officers were injured after a struggle with a Hyde Park man who allegedly attacked police with a screwdriver and also bit one officer on the head. The man, whose identity has not been released, is facing multiple charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:36pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

The moment we've waited all year for is almost here: summer officially arrives this weekend. Now that the warm weather is kicking into full gear, it's time to make the most of the season. From disco dance parties to rocking concerts, here's your guide to all the best things to do in...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:02am

Rail link between North and South stations could cost up to $21 billion

The cheapest version of a rail link between North and South station would run about $12.3 billion, and a more extensive version could cost about $21.5 billion, according to a draft study by the MBTA. The T's analysis, pursued with the consultant Arup, dwarfs the figures in a study publicized...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:23am

Joel McHale talks Gronk, 'Fortnite' and why he loves working with Netflix

While watching his Seahawks lose to the Patriots in the 2015 Super Bowl definitely stung, that hasn't stopped Joel McHale from falling in love with New England. Between stand-up tours and filming in Boston for "Ted," the actor and comedian has spent a lot of time in the region over...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:51am

Boston taps law firm to sue pharma companies over opioid epidemic

The city of Boston has retained a law firm to sue pharmaceutical companies to recover damages from the opioid epidemic, Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Tuesday. Boston has tapped Motley Rice LLC for the litigation against opioid manufacturers, distributors and dispensaries. Walsh announced that he...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 2:44pm

5 dishes you have to try at Chefs in Shorts 2018

Culinary stars from across the city will once again gather at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center to grill up a storm when Chefs in Shorts returns this weekend. Now in its 21st year, the annual outdoor celebration is an evening of tastings featuring libations and food from dozens...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 1:03pm

Boston City Council approves tighter restrictions for Airbnb

Boston City Council voted on Wednesday to pass an ordinance that would require stricter regulations for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, including getting rid of so-called “investor” units. Investor units are those housing units bought up just for short-term rental use and are...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:33pm

Michael Brun talks 'Positivo,' World Cup predictions and remembering Avicii

If you've tuned into Telemundo to watch the World Cup, chances are you've heard the music of Michael Brun at some point during the broadcast. The network is using "Positivo," the hit track by Brun and Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin, as its musical anthem for this...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:41pm

5 fun things to do in Boston this week

If you need a few ideas to spice up your workweek, we've got you covered. From superstar concerts to sushi celebrations, here are five fun things to do in Boston this week. Things to do in Boston this week Harry Styles Harry Styles is coming to Boston on Monday to serenade audiences at the...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:01am

Community Servings nonprofit in JP expands with 31,000-square-foot food campus

The idea of using food as medicine is more than a burgeoning trend — it’s a proven benefit, at least when it comes to the medically-tailored meals provided by Community Servings. The Jamaica Plain nonprofit that provides meals to homebound and critical ill residents in Greater Boston,...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 2:02pm

Clay Cook on jamming with John Mayer at Berklee and their mutual 'SNL'obsession

Fenway Park has always been good to Zac Brown Band, as the Grammy-winning Southern rockers usually sell out when they take over the ballpark, and even hold the record for most tickets sold by any act at the venue thanks to their 2015 tour. Aside from the enthusiastic crowds, guitarist Clay...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:13am

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Need some help making plans for your days off? We've got you covered. From concerts and Fenway Park to sipping special edition brews, here are all the best things to do in Boston this weekend. Things to do in Boston this weekend ARTS & CULTURE A Celebration of Nelson Mandela's...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:12am

8 great things to do for Father's Day 2018 in Boston

Father's Day is almost here, which means it's time to make plans to celebrate the special men in our lives. From making brews with dad to treating the big guy to a delicious steak dinner, here are eight great things to do for Father's Day in Boston this year. Things to do for Father...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 3:51pm

Boston-area native to embark on world's toughest cross-country bicycle race

Patrick Sweeney isn’t going to tell you that there’s nothing to be afraid of. The Belmont native, and now Bedford resident, has been through enough in life that it seems nothing could scare him: he finished second in the 1996 Olympic trials in rowing, holds multiple cycling world...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 2:53pm

Anthony Bourdain and his love of Boston, in his own words

Like the rest of the world, Boston's culinary community was shocked to learn of Anthony Bourdain's death on Friday. The acclaimed chef, author and television personality was an inspiration to millions across the globe, and had a significant impact on many members of the Hub's food scene...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 5:21pm

Wire issue disrupts Green Line service Tuesday morning

A problem with a power wire shut down service on the MBTA Green Line for a few hours Tuesday morning, stranding hundreds of passengers during their commutes. The MBTA announced that service was suspended between Government Center and Kenmore Square around 8:30 a.m.  “Please expect...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:52pm

Everything you need to know about Taste of Somerville 2018

Feast on the best bites Somerville has to offer when this tasty fest returns this week. Now in its 20th year, the annual Taste of Somerville event celebrates the city's eclectic culinary and nightlife scenes with great food and drink offerings, live entertainment, family-friendly fun and more....

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:41am