“We didn’t know the KKK was in Boston!” one woman said excitedly, boarding the bus to the Boston Common around noon today for the protests against last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville. She and her friend had heard that white supremacists were in town, and, like diehard Sox fans, word of the opposition was enough…
On Monday night, a 17-year-old threw a rock through Boston’s New England Holocaust Memorial, smashing a panel of glass. Bystanders wrestled the teen to the ground, staying there until police arrived.
Once upon a time, the United States of America had a dignified President who successfully connected subjects to verbs multiple times a day. Tonight that former—I’m sorry, I need a moment after typing that word—president, Barack Obama, received the John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” Award in Boston. And during his…
OUTVETS is a group of New England-based LGBTQ veterans who have been around since 2014. They’ve marched in both of the last two South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parades, and expected to do so again this year. However, the organizers of the parade, the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, apparently booted them from…
Rashad Deihim and Kailyn Bonia were convicted Tuesday of assaulting “a drunk and drugged” 16-year-old girl in 2014. CBS Boston reports Deihim, now 21, and Bonia, now 20, “were found guilty of assault with intent to rape, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older, and kidnapping.”
Construction workers in Boston have stumbled upon a 19th-century shipwreck, an unusual find—at least on land. Apparently it was buried more than a century ago as the city filled in swampy areas to create more real estate.
Catherine Greig, girlfriend of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, pleaded guilty to a federal criminal contempt charge on Wednesday. Not to mention, she wasn’t depicted in Black Mass—the Bulger movie starring Johnny Depp—which is bullshit.
This isn’t necessarily something you should try at home, but it is viscerally satisfying: a Boston woman chased down a man she says was filming her “crotch and backside,” as well as the private areas of other women and girls. She followed him down the street with her own cellphone aloft, yelling, “Oh, does this make…
Add Boston to the list of places deploying goats as gardeners (of a sort).
“Let’s go to Tajikistan,” my boyfriend declared at a Tajik teahouse in Berlin. We sat on pillows next to a low table while our drinks steeped. The room was a relic of the GDR, a gift to the East Germans from the former Soviet republic.
Sunday, am I right? Let’s start with Kim Richards, who “doesn’t have a problem” but is checking into rehab, anyway.
This just in: some women are funny! If you agree, or even if you doubt me—and you live in Boston, and you’ve got some time on your hands—I highly recommend heading over to the Women in Comedy Festival, now in its seventh year, to celebrate (and laugh with) some of these funny women.
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.
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…
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.
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…
It is the second-to-last week in February and here on the east coast of these United States, it feels like winter will never end. All the joy is gone. And I am very sorry, but cheeky jokes about winter are no longer funny, because the relentlessly biting cold has frozen my sense of humor.
People tuck all sorts of things into books and promptly forget where they left them. Which is probably how one Boston bookstore ended up with "heartfelt letter" it's now trying to return to its original owner.
There's a real doozy of a blizzard barreling toward the northeast. Consequently, many residents of the eastern seaboard received very urgent calls from their mothers this morning, asking about their commuting plans and battery stockpiles and wool socks and canned goods.