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I Can’t Stop Thinking about the BU Dorm Bat Fiasco

When you show up to a college dorm, there are certain indignities that you accept just come with the territory. You may share a bathroom […]

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Something New to Worry About: Really Big Jellyfish Have Been Spotted at Mass. Beaches

Thinking you’ll take advantage of the summery temps this weekend and head to the beach? Sounds relaxing! Just remember, as you dodge the crowds, seek […]

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Pet Owners: Here Are the Reopening Updates That Affect Your Furry Friend

As you’re reading through the pages and pages of documents released with Gov. Baker’s official, four-phase plan to reopen Massachusetts, you may have missed something—how […]

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Feel Good Friday: The Stories Making Us Smile This Week

It’s not all bad. In case you need a break from this week’s bleak news cycle, here is a dose of good news from Boston […]

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Man vs. Turkey: A Quarantine Drama Witnessed from a Window, in Two Acts

There are silver linings to be found in these days of self-isolation, if you’re among the lucky who are able to stay safely at home. […]

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Do Squirrels, Wild Turkeys and—Gulp—Coyotes Officially Own Greater Boston Now?

Unlike the herd of wild mountain goats, which clearly took advantage of the pandemic-induced quiet this week to graze on lawns and shrubs in a […]

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Someone Found a Headless Goat on the Street in Hyde Park

A Boston cleanup crew was dispatched to Hyde Park Monday morning after a woman made a grisly discovery on the street: a headless goat. The […]

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There’s a 6-8 Foot Burmese Python on the Loose in Newton

A Burmese python has flown the coop in Newton, and now police are urging residents to be cautious, and keep their eyes peeled. The department […]

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Meet the New England Aquarium’s Newest Star, Sea-Cat

A new penguin chick has made his formal debut at the New England Aquarium, and he’s ruffling some feathers. The penguin’s name is Sea-cat (a […]

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A Bear Tried to Hop in a Rhode Island Woman’s Car

A Rhode Island woman got a friendly carside visit from a black bear Tuesday. Yes, she’s safe. And yes, she managed to take a picture. […]

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Tewksbury Golden Retrievers Get Police Escort for Easter Stroll

After a generous helping of Easter ham and a steady stream of pastel jelly beans from an all-too-convenient egg-shaped dish, it’s a good idea to […]

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Here’s a Seagull Swallowing a Rat Whole in the North End

Sorry, Marty Walsh. Move aside, Patriots. Get in line, Mark Wahlberg. Boston clearly only has one true king—and it’s disgusting. A seagull absolutely demolished a […]

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A Cat in Brookline Survived a Nine-Story Fall

A family in Brookline is both relieved and shocked after their cat survived a nine-story fall from their apartment building this fall. After more than […]

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A Peacock Found Wandering Around Cape Cod Is up for Adoption

It’s not clear how it got there, but a peacock recently found roaming Cape Cod is now up for adoption after the colorful bird was brought […]

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Ron the Sea Lion Pup Has Turned One

We’re not sure about the rest of you, but we here at Boston are big fans of Ron the sea lion pup, one of the […]