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Boston Is Dreaming of a Windy Christmas to Close out 2020

It was already about to be a deeply unusual Christmas in Boston, and now this. Forecasters are sounding the alarm about extraordinarily high winds and […]


Five Scenic Winter Walks That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re in a Boston-Themed Snow Globe

No matter what you may say, it is always a good day when it snows in Boston. The city looks pretty darn good when it’s […]

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Some Real Snow Is Coming to Boston on Wednesday

It’s really happening: As we lurch into winter, the Boston area is bracing for its first good snow storm of the season on Wednesday, which […]

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Winter, the Weatherman, and Me

It’s an odd thing, someone you’ve never met becoming a significant person in your life. But it can happen. That’s what I was thinking about […]

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The Latest on the Nor’Easter Headed Toward Boston This Weekend

All was calm and quiet, and relatively warm, on Friday afternoon in Boston. But it won’t stay that way for long. Forecasters say a nor’easter […]

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Five New Hobbies to Distract Yourself from the Horrifying Prospect of a Quarantined Boston Winter

It’s been fun socializing in parks, hasn’t it? Such a sense of whimsy, like it’s the 1850s and this is the trendiest social event of […]

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How Boston Could Save Winter by Finally Doing Something Fun with Its Streets

A pop-up movie theater on a side street in Harlem. A touch-less obstacle course for kids in the Bronx. A five-week-long stationary parade in Chicago. […]

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The Latest October Surprise: Snow Is on the Way in Boston

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Halloween. Boston’s snowy season is getting off to a bit of an early start this year, as forecasters say […]

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Admit It, Boston: You Love Your Miserable Weather

The other day, for the first time in what seems like eons, I smiled. Let’s be clear: It wasn’t a huge smile, like the kind […]

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Bad News: Drought, Storms Could Wipe Out This Year’s New England Foliage

Don’t look now, but all those brightly colored leaves that popped up early this year, giving much of New England a premature dose of peak […]

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The West Coast Wildfire Smoke Has Reached Massachusetts

For weeks now, our neighbors on the West Coast have been appealing to East Coasters to grapple with the severity of the wildfires currently tearing […]


Use This Interactive Fall Foliage 2020 Map to Plan Your Next Getaway

One of the few predictable outcomes of 2020 will soon come to pass: In a matter of weeks, leaf-peeping season will arrive more or less […]

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When the Temperature Drops, Boston Needs to Stay Outside

After all the chaos and tragedy the city saw in the first weeks of the pandemic, by summer Boston had an improbable amount of breathing […]

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UPDATED: How Isaias Will Impact Boston as the Storm Heads to Massachusetts

Update 5 p.m. Tuesday: As Isaias heads to the region, Massachusetts is on high alert for tornados. A tornado watch is in effect for the […]

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Boston Could See Record Cold Weather This Weekend, Because Why Not?

Guess it’s easy to keep your distance when it’s too chilly to go outside. Mother Nature is threatening to bring some unusual and potentially record-setting […]