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Polar Seltzer vending machines pop up in Boston

Polar Seltzer vending machines are beginning to pop up in the Boston area. The Worcester-based beverage company announced on Thursday morning that it would be setting up "Impossibly Good" vending machines around the Hub, with proceeds going to local public schools to support arts...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:44pm

Where to go ice skating around Boston

Winter is in full swing, which means it's time to dust off those skates and hit the ice. From indoor rinks to outdoor set-ups, here are a few places you can go ice skating around Boston this season. Boston Common Frog Pond Probably the most well-known rink in town, the Boston Common Frog Pond...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 4:11pm

Anthony Bourdain's tips for how to make amazing eggnog

There's no better way to get boozy during the holiday season than learning how to make eggnog. The creamy beverage is one of Anthony Bourdain's favorite Christmas treats, and the "Parts Unknown" host has perfected his take on the drink over the years. During a recent chat with...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:47pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

FAMILY Gingerbread House Design Competition Each holiday season, the Boston Society of Architects invites some local firms to apply all their precision and expertise to create deliciously charming gingerbread models of local landmarks. The show is open all month, but if you’ve got kids you...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 8:59am

3 tips from 'Holiday Baking Championship' finalist Josh Livsey

Baking desserts on a competition show can get pretty nerve-racking, but Josh Livsey has made it look easy all season on "Holiday Baking Championship." The New England native and executive pastry chef at Cambridge's Harvest is a finalist on the Food Network series, where he's...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:49pm

Skeleton Key puts a delicious spin on escape rooms

A new take on escape rooms is set to open in Massachusetts this winter. Skeleton Key will open its doors in Lynnfield later this season, a food-meets-puzzles concept by Muse Paintbar co-founder and former Harvard Business School marketing professor Ray Weaver along with BeSide...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:18pm

McDonald's is giving away free McNuggets on Uber Eats in Boston

McDonald's is giving away free McNuggets in Boston on Wednesday. The fast-food chain is celebrating its recent partnership with Uber Eats by offering free, 10-piece orders of its famous Chicken McNuggets, along with a choice of two dipping sauces. For just the price of the booking fee on the...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 5:15pm

Parents upset with BPS start time changes create petition

The announcement of new school start times surely had some Boston high schoolers excited about sleeping in, but for many parents of elementary and middle school kids, the news didn’t receive a positive reaction. “I was very shocked when I heard. I can’t even explain how shocked,...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 2:54pm

Explore ski history at this New England museum

Every artifact might have its own story, but that doesn’t mean a collection always carries a common theme. Such was the contemplative background of the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum’s new exhibit, “Curious and Cool,” an eclectic mix of unusual and random items from the...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 1:05pm

Matt Damon on why 'Good Will Hunting' has so many f-bombs

Matt Damon hasn't shown his kids "Good Will Hunting" yet, and he has a pretty good reason. The acclaimed actor stopped by the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Monday night to chat about his new film "Downsizing," and ended up taking a trip down memory lane with...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:19pm

In MeToo climate Tom Brady NFL want this video clip buried

Tom Brady has been an NFL quarterback for so long (he was drafted in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Patriots), that commercials and TV appearances he made early in his football career can seem outdated. Brady hosted Saturday Night Live in 2005 after winning his third Super Bowl and the skit that got...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 4:08pm

Boston police amp up MBTA station patrols after NYC terror attack

The Boston Police Department is amping up patrols around major MBTA stations after a terror attack in the New York City subway near Port Authority Bus Terminal Monday morning. The explosion injured four people, including the suspect Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national who...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 2:43pm

Complaint alleges 'creepy' sex talks, angry outbursts by 'On Point' host Tom Ashbrook

A number of current and former WBUR employees have filed a complaint with the Boston-based NPR news station alleging a hostile work environment at the hands of Tom Ashbrook, host of the radio show “On Point.” Eleven young men and women filed the “multi-page” complaint...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:50pm

Photos: Santa Speedo Run 2017

More than a hundred locals raced through the streets of Boston for the 18th annual Santa Speedo Run over the weekend. In addition to braving the cold while wearing just bathing suits and colorful costumes, participants at Saturday's event also got the chance to experience the first snowfall of...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:40am

Boston Herald GateHouse update: What is the future for Herald?

Boston Herald employees hoping to stay with the company will soon have to apply for jobs within GateHouse Media after the newspaper was sold to GateHouse for $4.5 million last week. GateHouse will trim the Herald staff from around 240 employees to around 175 in the coming months. Depending on who...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:09am

Trillium's indoor beer garden opens its doors in Roslindale

The weather may have gotten colder since Trillium Brewing Company opened their fan-favorite beer garden on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, but now they're bringing their set up indoors to keep the brews flowing no matter the season. If you’re a fan of craft beer, plan to make your...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:03pm

Meryl Streep talks Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood sexism at Massachusetts Conference for Women

Meryl Streep joined Gloria Steinem for a wide-ranging discussion at the Massachusetts Conference for Women in Boston on Thursday. The Oscar-winning star chatted with the feminist icon and activist about a variety of topics, including her new film "The Post," as well as the...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 1:28pm

BU biolab gets approval to research world's deadliest viruses

Boston University’s biolab is finally approved to start its research on the world’s deadliest microorganisms in hopes of finding treatment options. The Boston Public Health Commission has given its final approval for BU’s National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL)...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:43pm

Here are the new Boston Public School start times

More than 100 schools across the Boston Public Schools district are changing up their start times next year. After the Boston School Committee unanimously voted to change school start times on Wednesday, officials have released the new start and end times for the 105 out of the district’s...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:28am

5 'Star Wars' events around Boston to celebrate 'The Last Jedi'

You won't have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to join in on the hype for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." The latest installment in the epic, sci-fi saga finally hits theaters later this month, and fans around the Hub are finding all sorts of ways to celebrate ahead of the new...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:31pm