Weather

City Life

So How about That Lightning Storm in Boston, Huh?

Wow, man. This week’s vicious, punishing heatwave came to a dramatic conclusion on Wednesday night with some of the loudest, most beautiful, and most batshit […]

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Arts & Entertainment

How to Have the Best Snow Day in Boston

It’s that time again: Your weather app’s forecast is filled with snow icons, the bread and milk aisles are bare at the local Market Basket, […]

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City Life

I’ve Given It Some Thought, and Space Savers Are Good Now

Having lived in the Boston area for a long time now, I’m not too big to admit that I’ve changed my mind a few times […]

City Life

Sure Hope This Snowpiercer-Esque Harvard Project Doesn’t End Up like the Movie

To kick off 2021, a team of Harvard scientists is celebrating the fact that it’s taking the first steps toward a bold and potentially game-changing […]

City Life

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 […]

Travel

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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. […]

City Life

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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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]