• mbta 4 hours ago

    MBTA Operator Placed on Leave After Green Line Crash

    An MBTA operator is on administrative leave after two trains collided on Friday, injuring more than 20 people.

  • Boston Jul 31

    Jamaica Pond Closed Due to Cyanobacteria

    A popular pond in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood is closed to water activities due to the suspected presence of cyanobacteria. The Boston Public Health Commission announced Friday evening that Jamaica Pond appeared to be experiencing a harmful algae bloom. “These blooms may produce toxins that can make people and pets sick,” the commission said in a statement. “Park visitors...

  • Commonwealth Kitchen Jul 30

    Doing Good and Feeding Well

    It’s a recipe that’s proved successful, creating jobs and companies. We take a look at Dorchester’s food startup up incubator, Commonwealth Kitchen, with Executive Director Jen Faigel and Tracy Skelly, a member and founder of The Little Cocoa Bean Company.

  • food Jul 30

    Contessa Boston's Food

    Find out what is hot on the menu at Contessa at The Newbury Boston, chef Matt Eckfeld shows Derek Zagami some trending dishes.

  • Boston Jul 30

    Firefighters Battle Blaze at Boston High-Rise

    A fire in a high-rise near Boston’s Christian Science Plaza brought out several fire trucks Friday afternoon. Details weren’t immediately clear beyond that the fire was reported about 12:15 p.m. on the seventh floor of a building on Massachusetts Avenue. The building where the fire erupted, according to the Boston Fire Department, is the Church Park luxury apartments. This...

  • eviction moratorium Jul 30

    Rally to Call for Extension of Eviction Moratorium

    Advocates are set to call for an extension of the federal eviction moratorium Friday during a rally at the Massachusetts State House. The rally organized by the groups Homes for All Massachusetts and Massachusetts Law Reform will take place at 10 a.m. and call for action to protect tenants and homeowners from displacement. The rally comes after Biden administration announced…

  • Mayoral Race Jul 29

    Will Boston's Progressives Elect Its Next Mayor? It's Complicated

    How important is the progressive vote in this year’s Boston mayoral election? “I don’t think you’ll get elected without having the progressives behind you,” said Annie Rousseau, a founder of Jamaica Plain’s JP Progressives. She has seen how the progressive endorsement can make or break a candidate, like State Rep. Nika Elugardo, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins and...

  • coronavirus Jul 29

    No New Mask Guidance for Boston, or Vaccine Mandate for City Workers

    Boston may soon institute a coronavirus vaccine mandate for city workers — Mayor Kim Janey said she’s “leaning toward” one — but she didn’t commit to that during a news conference Thursday. Nor did she implement new mask rules for the city, despite rising COVID metrics. Instead, she encouraged mask use for everyone, days after federal health officials issued new…

  • First Alert Jul 29

    Threat of Severe Thunderstorms, Flash Flooding Overnight

    A cold front approaching our region from the Great Lakes will trigger showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. Expecting an overall dry day for most, with high temperatures reaching into the mid 70s to 80 degrees. Overnight, we turn our focus to the potential for severe thunderstorms along the South Coast as a surface disturbance tracks just south of New England….

  • Boston Jul 29

    Breaking Barriers in the Wine Industry: Introducing Montfleur Duvin

    A Boston millennial is breaking barriers in the world of wine. Abner Montfleury just launched his very own wine company. He says he hopes to see more people who look like him in the industry.

  • Boston Jul 29

    Will Boston's Progressives Elect Its Next Mayor?

    Progressives will be a very important voting bloc in the 2021 Boston mayoral election, but the crowded field may work against the progressive candidates.

  • vaccines Jul 29

    Boston City Worker Vaccine Mandate Possible, Mayor Janey Says

    Boston Mayor Kim Janey gave an update on the spread of coronavirus in Boston, as cases rise in the city, including her thinking on mandating vaccines for city workers.

  • Boston Jul 29

    Boston Ranked Second Most Rat-Infested City

    In a city known for churning out championships, coming in second is usually out of the question. In this case, however, Boston is better off at number two. Recent Census data shows Boston has the second highest number of rat and mouse sightings when compared with the 15 most populated metros in the U.S., behind only Philadelphia. Philly had 18.9%…

  • forecast Jul 29

    Another Round of Storms Rolls in, But Weekend Forecast Shows Some Promise

    To answer your question, no, we haven’t fallen back into the same rainy pattern — yet. Another threat for storms rolls in later today. Timing these has been difficult at best. Our guidance seems slap-happy to make it rain all over this afternoon (and the Sox game), but it seems that we could hold off much of the water until…

  • forecast Jul 29

    Forecast: Afternoon Showers, Storms Thursday

    Today: Limited sun, chance shower, evening rain. Highs 75-80. Overnight Thursday Night: Rain, thunder, fog. Lows in the 60s. Friday: Early AM rain/thunder to scattered shower, breaks of sun, more humid. Highs near 80.

  • forecast Jul 29

    Forecast: Increasing Clouds, Scattered Storms Thursday

    Today: Limited sun, chance shower, evening rain. Highs 75-80. Overnight Thursday Night: Rain, thunder, fog. Lows in the 60s. Friday: Early AM rain/thunder to scattered shower, breaks of sun, more humid. Highs near 80.

  • Weather Jul 29

    Severe Storms Possible Thursday Night Into Friday Morning

    It took a while, but most of us regained mostly sunny, mostly smoke-free skies on Wednesday afternoon. Pleasant dry air thanks to high pressure takes control for a brief time. Low temperatures will bottom out in the mid 50s to 60 degrees south, mid 40s to mid 50s across the North Country Wednesday night. Thursday features increasing clouds and a building...

  • Charles River Jul 28

    Body Pulled From Charles River After Hourslong Search for Distressed Swimmer

    Search-and-rescue crews were seen pulling a body from the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge Wednesday. Authorities from both cities had been searching the river for at least two hours near the Boston University Bridge. Authorities haven’t released any information about what they believe happened to the man. Witnesses said they saw a shirtless man struggling in the river...

  • drowning Jul 28

    Witnesses Describe Trying to Save Man Who Drowned in Charles River

    A body was pulled from the Charles River after an hourslong search near the Boston University and railroad bridges. Two bystanders who saw the man struggling tried to help, but weren’t able to save him.

  • stabbing Jul 28

    Boston Officer Stabbed in Mattapan, Minor in Custody, Police Say

    A Boston police officer was hurt in Mattapan Wednesday afternoon, and a minor is in custody, officials said. The officer was injured in the elbow and is expected to survive after the incident, which took place on Blue Hill Avenue near Woolson Street about 5:13 p.m., according to the Boston Police Department. The juvenile who was taken into custody...

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