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Boston’s Roadways to Experience ‘Carmageddon’ This Weekend

If you’re planning on driving into Boston on Friday, there’s something you should consider: you aren’t going to be driving into Boston on Friday. In a twist of fate equaled only by a sharknado or St. Patrick’s Day falling on your brother-in-law’s birthday, Boston is poised to experience perhaps its worst-ever “carmageddon” when several factors will render the Big Dig in need of more digging.
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Texas man charged with threatening Boston doctor over transgender care

BOSTON — Federal authorities in Massachusetts are accusing a Texas man of threatening to kill a Boston doctor who provides care to transgender children. Matthew Jordan Lindner, 38, of Comfort, was charged with one count of transmitting interstate threats and arrested Friday morning. According to charging documents, Linder called...

10 must-do holiday activities in Boston

It's the best time of year. Here are some ideas on how to make the most of this holiday season in Boston. These are a few great places to see holiday lights:. Black Market Nubian: Grab a gift from one of 30+ Black-owned small businesses. BNM is hosting pop-up shop events each Saturday until Christmas Eve.

Inside the Earthshot Award ceremony held in Boston

The second annual Earthshot Prize offered $1.2 million in prize money to each of the winners in five separate categories. The winners and all 15 finalists will receive help in expanding their projects to meet global demand.

11 Must Visit Holiday Light Displays In Maine / New Hampshire

There are so many magical things about the Holidays - food, presents, music, religeous services... For many, though, the most amazing thing about the Holiday season are the lights. Our lights have come so far in a short amount of time. In the 1820s, people were putting lit candles on...

Photos: Boston’s tree is lit

Holiday cheer was high as fireworks lit up the sky and thousands reportedly gathered for the city’s 81st annual Christmas tree lighting at the Boston Common on Thursday evening. Mayor Michelle Wu was joined onstage by Santa Claus, Rudolph, and members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to officially...

Where to See Vibrant Holiday Light Displays in Boston

It’s the holiday season, and there’s no better time to enjoy a stroll around Boston than right now. Sure, it might require some base layers. But the city’s array of twinkling holiday lights is worth bundling up. So in an effort to get you out and about, making sure not to miss any of the worthwhile, awe-inspiring sights, we’ve rounded up the top destinations around Boston to catch some of the best light displays. Check out the list of festive trees and decked out skating rinks here, and join in on some fun holiday celebrations along the way.

Red Hats & Full Glasses: Annual 'SantaCon' Pub Crawl Kicks Off In Boston

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Tis the season for putting up wreaths, trees, and of course, dressing up as Santa for the annual "SantaCon" pub crawl in Boston. SantaCon 2022 in Fenway kicked off on Saturday as the 27th iteration of the event, something that happens at bars and cities across the country. Those who bought wristbands from got to skip cover charges at the pubs participating in the ordeal, as a wandering photographer looks for and snaps pics of the best Santa outfit.

Why Gov. Baker's Fells Acres pardon push is so controversial

As Governor Charlie Baker wraps up his second and last term in the Corner Office, he's making headlines — and raising some hackles — by calling for pardons in the Fells Acres child sex-abuse case, which led to multiple convictions in the 1980s, but also left lingering questions about whether justice had actually been served.

Remains of World War II POW from Cambridge accounted for

BOSTON — An American service member who survived the notorious Bataan Death March during World War II but later died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp has finally been accounted for, military officials announced Friday.The remains of Army Air Forces Pvt. Joseph E. Lescaut, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, were identified in August using mitochondrial DNA analysis as well as dental and anthropological analysis and circumstantial evidence, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a statement.Lescaut, a member of the 16th Bombardment Squadron, 27th Bombardment Group, was reported captured when U.S. forces on the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines surrendered to...

‘Represents the very best in all of us’: Weymouth bridge dedicated to fallen officer Chesna

A bridge spanning a major Weymouth highway will bear the name of an officer that died in the line of duty just over four years ago. Governor Charlie Baker, MassDOT and Weymouth town officials were among those on hand for the official dedication of The Sergeant Michael C. Chesna First Responders Bridge on Saturday. The bridge, which carries Route 18 over the MBTA Old Colony Railroad, was recently completed as part of a $78 million reconstruction project.

Top 20 Best Downtowns in America: 2 New England Cities Make the List

Which cities and towns have the best downtowns in America? One of them is right here in Massachusetts, the other is further north. It’s always fun to pick through these lists, and it’s always a point of pride when something or someplace local makes the cut. Such is the case with this one from Attractions of America. It’s a list of the Top 20 Best Downtowns in America, and they set it up like this:

An in-depth look at the Massachusetts rental market: December edition

Including a breakdown by Boston neighborhood. Where are prices climbing? Where are they falling?. Apartment websites agree on one thing: Rents are cooling off in Boston. Zumper has Boston tied with San Francisco for second in its rankings of the most expensive rental markets in the country. Last month, Boston held that title alone, behind only New York City. It’s one of the only times when Boston is happy to come in second place to New York.