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Barack Obama cried after dropping Malia off at Harvard

Parents tend to get teary-eyed when they send their kids off to college, and President Barack Obama is no exception. The former commander-in-chief recently dropped his daughter Malia off in Cambridge to start her journey at Harvard University, which turned out to be quite the emotional...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:27pm

10 places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Boston

Oktoberfest is upon us, and although many begin celebrating in early September, there’s still time to join the party. If you’re looking for authentic beer, food and live music, you’re in the right city. City Tap House City Tap House will turn its patio area into a beer garden...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:07pm

BU researchers may have found a way to diagnose CTE in someone living

Boston University has been leading the research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, and they may have just made a breakthrough after identifying a possible way to diagnose CTE in living patients. CTE is a progressive degenerative brain disease often found in those who suffer repeated head...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:05am

When will the 'corpse flower' bloom at Boston's Franklin Park Zoo?

The Franklin Park Zoo is preparing for one of its largest plants to blossom within the next week. While seeing the "corpse flower" bloom is rare, the highlight of the event is the smell. Fester, one of the zoo’s more exotic flowers, literally smells like death. The plant is an...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:34am

Boston preliminary election results: Walsh, Jackson move on to Nov. election

Boston’s preliminary municipal elections were Tuesday, meaning the mayoral and city council races have been narrowed down ahead of November. Four candidates were in the running for mayor, but now, only two names will appear on the November ballot: incumbent Marty Walsh, who received more...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:14am

Where to celebrate National Coffee Day in Boston

In a city like Boston with coffee shops on nearly every street, National Coffee Day is a big deal. Whether you start you start every morning at your local Dunkin’ Donuts or make it a habit to visit as many niche cafés as you can, you’ll want to take advantage of this holiday’s...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:31pm

Q&A with Pat Payaso, the clown candidate running for Boston City Council

You may have seen someone clowning around outside of polling stations on Tuesday as Boston residents voted in the preliminary municipal elections. Roxbury resident Pat Payaso is running for an at-large city council seat in Boston with an interesting approach to garnering attention: "Payaso...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:22pm

What Mario Batali likes to eat at Eataly Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has a lot of love for Boston's food scene, which isn't a surprise considering he's opened a few ventures in the Hub over the years. "The Chew" co-host is back in the city this week for the 2017 Inbound conference in the Seaport, so expect him to...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 3:46pm

After divisive weekend, James White hopes to spread positive vibes

It was a tough weekend on and off the field for the Patriots, but James White and a few of his Boston sports pals finally got to relax a bit on Monday night, all while helping out a good cause. Despite all the controversy surrounding the NFL's reaction to President Donald Trump's...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 3:37pm

Ken Burns on how the Trump era echoes the Vietnam War

Directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick knew their "Vietnam War" documentary would be a massive undertaking when they started the project over a decade ago. But they didn't know it would resonate so well with today's divisive, political climate. The series, which airs its...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 2:29pm

Seth Meyers tackles Robert Kraft, NFL owners who supported Donald Trump

Seth Meyers joined the ever-growing chorus of critics who're taking Donald Trump to task over his feud with the NFL. On Monday night, the "Late Night" host used his "Closer Look" segment to dissect this weekend's controversy between the president and players who...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 9:16am

Boston's 2017 preliminary election: What you need to know

You’ve probably seen Boston Mayor Marty Walsh or challenger City Councilor Tito Jackson stumping on city streets lately, and that’s because Boston’s preliminary municipal election is Sept. 26. Preliminary elections have been losing voters’ attention, experts say. Secretary...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

Tom Brady finally criticizes President Donald Trump

Tom Brady finally opened up about his feelings over President Donald Trump's controversial remarks on NFL players who protest the national anthem. After Sunday's show of unity by teams across the sport, Brady weighed in on the situation during his weekly chat with WEEI on Monday...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:24pm

Gisele Bündchen makes powerful statement on eco fashion

As you'd expect from a runway star, Gisele Bündchen has some serious opinions on the state of fashion. In addition to promoting the use of fake fur in recent months, the supermodel and wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is using her platform to promote environmentally-friendly clothing....

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:32am

With new building comes an innovative approach to education at Wentworth

A new building on a college campus is more than student's tuition dollars at work — it brings with it new opportunities, innovations and even a new approach to education that helps students carve out a path to success in a world that runs differently than it did decades ago. To Wentworth...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:45am

Tom Brady has a strange way of stopping sunburns

Patriots fans  –  and especially the haters  –  know all about Tom Brady and his odd health habits. Boston's beloved quarterback has already mystified the world with his avocado ice cream-filled, anti-tomato diet. Now he's sure to ruffle some feathers...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 2:51pm

James Blunt is cool with being Ed Sheeran's 'sidekick' in Boston

Boston should prepare itself for another British invasion this weekend, as music superstars Ed Sheeran and James Blunt are coming to town for two nights at the TD Garden. The pair of UK crooners have been traveling across the globe for Sheeran's latest tour, which stops in the Hub on Friday...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 2:18pm

Mario Batali: Immigration ban would make US 'the trash heap of history'

A slew of celebrities, entrepreneurs and influencers are coming to Boston's Seaport next week for Inbound 2017. The annual marketing and sales conference will once again take over the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Sept. 25 through 28 for four days of networking, inspirational...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:23pm

Logan, JFK rank low on airport satisfaction: Report

If you’ve traveled through Logan Airport in Boston or JFK in New York City lately and had a less-than-thrilling experience, you’re not alone. A new report from J.D. Power ranked the two large Northeast airports near the bottom of a list for overall passenger satisfaction. The 2017...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:57am

Chris Evans shows support for Jimmy Kimmel's health care fight

Jimmy Kimmel is taking the fight to the GOP over its latest attempt to repeal Obamacare, but now the late-night host has a Marvel-ous star in his corner: Chris Evans. After blasting Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Chris Christie on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" over the much...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:49am