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Massachusetts Wants Your Help Counting Turkeys

As you have probably noticed, the turkeys are everywhere. They’ve been seen strolling through Beacon Hill, hanging out in Brookline, and they’ve been known every […]

City Life

A Woman in Saugus Had to Climb a Tree to Escape Coyotes

So an absolute nightmare scenario played out in Saugus on Tuesday, when a woman told police she was forced to climb a tree to avoid […]

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City Life

Taking Flight with Boston’s Millennial Birders

It’s a damp, gray morning in Cambridge’s Mount Auburn cemetery, and 34-year-old Evan Crockett is standing still among the tombstones. Every few minutes, he peers […]

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City Life

A Guide to Off-Leash Dog Parks in the Boston Area

From the Fens to the Esplanade and everywhere in between, Boston is chock-full of great paths for dog walkers—leash required. But sometimes, even city pups […]

City Life

Spencer the Flag-Waving Marathon Dog Is a Good Boy, and a Star

Update, April 15, 2019: We are thrilled to report that Spencer the flag-waving dog is back on the race route for 2019, this time sporting a stylish yellow […]

City Life

Should You Give Pot to Your Dog?

Hardly a shift passes when Dr. Lisa Moses isn’t asked whether it’s OK to give a pet marijuana. “It’s an unbelievably frequent question,” Moses says. “I […]

City Life

A Bold “Peeping Tom” Turkey in Kennebunk Smashed Through a Bedroom Window

Turkeys are a strange breed. Just ask anyone who’s ever seen a rafter of them strut confidently across a busy highway, angrily attack a public servant, […]

City Life

A Snowy Owl Struck by a Car in the O’Neill Tunnel Has Died

A snowy owl with a whole lot of bad luck found itself in an unusual situation on Wednesday night after it flew into Boston’s O’Neill […]

Arts & Entertainment

Riley, the MFA’s New Bug-Sniffing Dog, Had a Big Day

Riley, who at 12 weeks old is now the Museum of Fine Arts’ newest and youngest caretaker, has a very important job to do at […]

City Life

A Cat Rescued from an East Boston Fire “Is Doing Just Fine”

Found in the building was this cat here with FF David McSweeney of Engine 7. Cat was placed in a Chiefs car and the heat […]

City Life

State Police Chased a Rabbit on the Zakim Bridge

Troopers caught this wascally wabbit on the Zakim Bridge tonight! Nice work. What’s up doc…… pic.twitter.com/kjpEwaefVx — Dustin Fitch (@DustinGFitch) October 26, 2017 When a wayward […]

City Life

Boston’s Animal Control Director Rescued 92 Pets in St. John

Typically, Amanda Kennedy’s day-to-day involves watching out for animals on the streets of Boston, and helping get them all into good homes. But after tragedy struck […]

City Life

Puppies Rescued from Puerto Rico Are up for Adoption in Massachusetts

Eight dogs, including five 8-9 week old puppies, have just arrived in Massachusetts from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and will soon be available for adoption, the […]

City Life

Good Dogs Rescued from Hurricane Irma Were in Boston Today

It hasn’t been an easy summer for pets from areas impacted by devastating storms this summer. But on Friday afternoon, a handful of rescue dogs from Florida […]

City Life

34 Cats from Hurricane-Ravaged St. John Have Arrived in Massachusetts

Update: The cats have arrived from the U.S. Virgin Islands and are now being kept at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen, where they will be kept in […]