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 […]

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News

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Arts & Entertainment

A Massachusetts Lottery Machine Named “Lucky” Is Going on Tour

Some people flock to take selfies with musicians. Others risk being trampled to catch a glimpse of a beloved actor or actress. But in Massachusetts, […]

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Life & Style

Where to Shop on Black Friday in Boston, 2017

You’ve been practicing your shopping cart dance move in zumba class for weeks. Your Thanksgiving menu is engineered to maximize nutrient intake ahead of the […]

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Education

Boston-Based Gradifi Launches College Savings Program

For $30,000 you could buy a brand-new car, open your own small business, stay with nine of your friends at an all-inclusive hotel in Patagonia, or […]

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News

MBTA Approves $723 Million On-Board Cashless Payment Plan

You use your phone to adjust the thermostat, to send funny tweets to the one former roommate you don’t hate, and, in theory, to make […]