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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

Boston Public Library revamps website

The Boston Public Library was established in 1848, making it the first large free municipal library in the United States, but despite its 170 year age, the institution is far from out of date. The Boston Public Library website is getting a revamp so patrons can better access its digital services....

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 2:32pm

Walsh, big-city mayors launch major renewable energy plan

Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities have joined Boston and other cities to explore a potentially massive renewable energy procurement, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday at a climate summit. At the International Mayors Climate Summit in Boston, Walsh urged other mayors to...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 2:08pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

The work week is almost over, which means it's time to make plans for your days off. From the return of th Boston Pride Parade to boat cruises with hip-hop stars, here are all the fun things to do in Boston this weekend. Things to do in Boston this weekend ARTS & CULTURE Boston Pride...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:09pm

Boston Pride president talks importance of 2018 event, Rainbow Resistance theme

Boston Pride Parade 2018 is around the corner and this year’s event marks the 48th anniversary of a Pride celebration here. It’s one of the largest public parades in New England, according to the organizers, and will feature 45,000 participants and more than 500,000 spectators. Metro...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:05pm

5 ways to make the most of Boston Pride Parade 2018 weekend

Revelers will march from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza when the Boston Pride Parade 2018 takes over this weekend. Now in its 48th year, Saturday's celebration of the LGBTQ community is the marquee event of the city's annual Pride Week festivities, which wrap up on June 10. Before the fun...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 1:36pm

Find the nearest public restroom in Boston with this interactive map

A leisurely stroll around the city doesn’t become so fun once you're trying to find the nearest public restrooms, but a new tool from the city of Boston is here to solve that problem. This week, the city launched an interactive map that shows every public bathroom in Boston, along with...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 11:16am

Boston Chops arrives in Downtown Crossing with prime cuts, an Instagram table and more

It's taken nearly two years, but Boston Chops is finally open in Downtown Crossing. The latest venture by Boston Urban Hospitality Group's Brian Piccini and chef Chris Coombs has been an intense labor of love, as their team had to overcome a few unique challenges in order to get the space...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 11:23am

Your guide to free outdoor movies in Boston this summer

It may be blockbuster season, but who wants to be cooped up inside a dark theater for hours when you can enjoy the warm weather and catch a flick for free outside? Get the popcorn ready and check out these outdoor movies in Boston this summer. Summer outdoor movies in Boston The Coolidge at the...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:26pm

MBTA approves early morning, late night bus service pilot

Early-morning bus trips and more frequent late night trips are scheduled to begin in September under a $1.2 million pilot proposal that the MBTA Control Board approved on Monday. The new service would primarily serve cities north of Boston, including Chelsea, Malden and Revere, and neighborhoods...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 4:22pm

The Office trivia will take over this Cambridge restaurant

If you're an expert in all things Dunder Mifflin and know the entire script to "Threat Level Midnight" by heart, then you'll definitely want to check out this Cambridge restaurant's The Office trivia night. Brush up on your bears, beets and Battlestar Galactica because Glass...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 1:56pm

Nick Offerman to talk shop at CraftBoston Friday

Manliest manly man Nick Offerman is in town to play Ignatius Reilly in the Huntington Theatre’s “The Confederacy of Dunces,” and will speak with fellow woodworking and breakfast enthusiasts at CraftBoston Holiday's Friday talk titled “Sawdust and Mirth." He'll...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:13am

Boston beaches get safety rating from water quality report

Summer means spending time by the sea, and luckily there are plenty of Boston beaches, and even more just outside of the city. But not all beaches are equal: The water quality at some beaches can be better than at others, providing a safer summer setting for your swims, and a new report by an...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 2:15pm