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Massachusetts District Attorney to Dismiss Thousands of Drug Cases Following Chemist Crimes

For the second time in recent memory, Massachusetts has announced thousands of drug convictions will be dismissed following official malfeasance in the state’s labs. According to […]

Arts & Entertainment

The Best Photos of Boston’s Christmas Tree Lighting

Children in puffy coats bumbling around with candy cane-shaped balloon animals. Teens grabbing two LL Bean coupons instead of the allotted one. College students swarming the line for […]

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News

Independent Investigator to Spearhead Bryon Hefner Probe

The state Senate will select a special investigator to look into the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Bryon Hefner, husband of Senate President Stan Rosenberg. […]

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News

Bryon Hefner Accused of Sexual Harassment, Assault

Four men have accused Bryon Hefner, whose husband is state Senate President Stan Rosenberg, of sexual assault or harassment. The Boston Globe reports that three of […]

News

Boston Is Ready for a Snowy Winter

Massachusetts is no stranger to salt: salty oceans, salty residents, salty pigs, and, apparently, a lot of literal salt. Boston is equipped with 44,000 tons […]

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News

Project Veritas Is Suing the Boston District Attorney

Like a game of whack-a-mole, Project Veritas suddenly seems to be popping up everywhere. The right-wing group, which grabbed headlines this week after a failed […]

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Education

Massachusetts Higher Education Leaders Condemn Republican Tax Bill

As the proposed federal tax overhaul makes its way through the Senate, many Massachusetts higher education leaders are united in their view that the Republican […]

Senate President Stan Rosenberg
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Stan Rosenberg Will Not Back Charlie Baker’s Reelection Bid

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker may be more liberal than most members of the GOP, but his bipartisan bent isn’t enough to sway state Senate President […]

The Green Line rolls into a station
News

MBTA to Smooth Out Rocky Green Line Intersections

If you’re jonesing for an Indiana Jones-level adventure, the Green Line offers enough options for at least a trilogy of stories. From balancing on a […]

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News

Boston’s Weather Is Changing Your Personality

Boston’s weather is scientifically proven to turn you into a grouch. According to a study published by Nature on Monday, the climate you grow up […]

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News

Boston City Council Votes to Ban Plastic Bags

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates as many as one trillion plastic bags—more than 31,700 per second—are used annually worldwide. But Boston will soon curb its contributions to that […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Selects Choreographer-in-Residence

Unless you’re Ben Stiller in the midst of a Night at the Museum, art doesn’t typically move. But the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum knows that […]

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Arts & Entertainment

Meghan Markle’s Ancestor Helped Found Nantucket

Meghan Markle is already royalty on Nantucket. The Suits actress, whose engagement to Prince Harry was announced early Monday morning, is a descendant of Captain […]

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Education

Boston Public Schools Paid Employees with Student Activities Dollars

Student activity funds, as stipulated by the federal Department of Education, are to be used for things like sets for the drama club’s upcoming play, […]

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Education

Department of Justice Investigates Harvard’s Admissions Policies

The line between illicit discrimination and affirmative action is grey and fuzzy and confusing. And the Department of Justice just isn’t quite sure what side […]