The Terrifying True Story Of America's Youngest Serial Killer

In 1872, 12-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was briefly sent to reform school after brutally attacking several children. After his release, “the Boy Fiend” progressed to murder. A new book takes a look at this unusual case, one of the first to bring the insanity defense — and all its complications — into the public eye. » 4/17/15 2:58pm Friday 2:58pm

'Riot Grrrl Day' Declared in Boston to Honor BAMF Kathleen Hanna 

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has declared Thursday, April 9 as “Riot Grrrl” day to honor Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill founder, cultural pioneer, and conquering badass. Walsh’s mayoral proclamation praises the “formidable wave” of female musicians, artists and writers who rose up through Riot Grrrl, saying the movement has… » 4/08/15 5:20pm 4/08/15 5:20pm

Jury Finds Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty on All Counts

Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all 30 counts stemming from the terrorist attack he and his brother orchestrated on the Boston Marathon. Several of the counts on which Tsarnaev was found guilty render him eligible for the death penalty. It took the jury only 11 hours to reach its verdict. » 4/08/15 2:40pm 4/08/15 2:40pm

Boston Breaks All-Time Winter Snowfall Record with 108.6 Inches of Snow

A burst of heavy snow this afternoon nudged Boston over the threshold the city needed to break its all-time snowfall record. The airport reported 2.9 inches of snow at 7:00 PM EDT, bringing the seasonal total to 108.6 inches, or one inch above the previous all-time record set in 1995-1996. Snowfall records in Boston… » 3/15/15 10:25pm 3/15/15 10:25pm

Boston Woman Uses Tinder to Find Someone to Shovel Out Her Car

Winter, much like swiping through Tinder, feels like a practice in endurance and hopelessness. Despite your efforts to stay optimistic, to keep swiping right on life, it only gets harder and harder to find the will to go on. But one industrious Boston woman has found a way to make both Tinder and 2015's never-ending… » 3/04/15 4:50pm 3/04/15 4:50pm

What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it… » 1/26/15 11:27am 1/26/15 11:27am

Uber Helpfully Give Passengers Tips on How to Not Get Raped

In a move that swiftly and decisively bit them in the ass, ride-sharing company Uber has released a "safety checklist" for their riders, which may as well be titled "Not Getting Raped By Our Drivers is Your Responsibility, Ladies." Available for now only in Boston and Chicago, it's almost staggeringly half-assed.… » 1/02/15 1:50pm 1/02/15 1:50pm

Boston Officials Ask Die-In Protesters to Stop Traumatizing Kids, Plz

Boston public safety officials are concerned that protesters intending to stage a die-in at the city's First Night event on New Year's Eve will scare children with their antics and are asking the protesters to please chill out for one night and just let the kids have their fun, OK? Is that so much to ask? » 12/30/14 6:40pm 12/30/14 6:40pm

Boston Uber Driver Charged With Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

A Boston Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young woman earlier this month, the umpteenth time an Uber passenger has reportedly been assaulted recently. Alejandro Done, 46, is charged with rape, assault to rape, kidnapping, and assault and battery. He's accused of driving his… » 12/18/14 3:50pm 12/18/14 3:50pm

The Unfriendly Skies: Another Flight Diverted Over Legroom Dispute

Just when you thought flying couldn't get any more miserable, yet another plane has been diverted due to a legroom-related dispute. This is just the way airlines work now, I guess! We're all criss-crossing the great blue yonder in giant tin cans, tempers on hair-trigger alert. Are you happy, Orville and Wilbur? » 8/29/14 10:10am 8/29/14 10:10am