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…
A senior citizen from Amherst, MA, recently had her beloved weed plant—which she’d been growing in her backyard among her raspberry bushes for years—seized by the Massachusetts National Guard.
Here’s a good 100th birthday gift: A Massachusetts woman was finally presented with the high school diploma she could never pursue as a teen, because the Great Depression struck and she had to go to work.
A Massachusetts teen who in 2014 allegedly urged a friend via text to kill himself will be required to stand trial, the state’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday.
The Massachusetts House on Wednesday approved a bill that would expand the rights of transgender residents to all public spaces, including bathrooms and changing rooms.
In Massachusetts, a teen named Michelle Carter is on trial in connection to the suicide of her boyfriend Conrad “Coco” Roy. What’s up for debate is who, exactly, is at fault for the boy’s death.
Congresswoman Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, who’s called for better enforcement of laws against online harassment, says someone called police Sunday night to falsely report an active shooter at her home. Clark told the Boston Globe that officers descended on her front lawn, some armed with long guns.
People joke that parenthood should come via license, like driving, and that you shouldn’t be allowed to have children unless you pass a test. Lisa Miller’s New York magazine story about one mother in Massachusetts makes that idea—and the parental and disability rights controversies that accompany it—real.
A group of Massachusetts state senators are visiting Colorado in order to learn about the state’s experience with legalizing recreational marijuana. “We have recognized all along that the best way to really learn about the impact of legalizing marijuana is to spend time on the ground in the state that has the most…
In New England, the heroin epidemic has crawled into the early days of 2016: In the past week alone, eight people have reportedly died from a lethal strain called “Hollywood” that is currently coursing through Massachusetts.
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…
I’m covered in flop sweat, my hands are shaking, and an itchy flush in my cheeks hints that tears are just moments away. While the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast is a mere 20 miles from the Providence Amtrak station, I’ve been lost for 30 minutes and it feels like a bad sign.
Some more fuel for the fire in the national debate over spanking: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court just ruled that the practice is acceptable, but when handling cases that could go either way, authorities should err on the side of the child’s physical and emotional safety.
A Massachusetts woman who cleared her medical marijuana use with her new employer—and who was then subsequently fired on her first day of work, anyway, for having positive drug test results—has filed a discrimination complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination in an attempt to get her job back.
“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.
Ever since she first rose to national prominence, all of my most tree huggingly liberal friends and family members have been positively giddy about the idea of a Democratic Party helmed by people who think and act like Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, a sharp and staunch advocate for the middle class. Well, as…
This is absolutely tragic. A woman from Blackstone, Massachusetts faces several charges after police recovered the bodies of three infants from the house her squalid, vermin-riddled house.
Welp. Here's another depressing story about a woman who tried to speak up against workplace sexist bullshit.
When I was a kid, I wanted my name to be Anastasia Shortcake because I really liked the name "Anastasia" and I had a mad obsession with Strawberry Shortcake and also I was a complete idiot. I begged my mother to let me change my name, but after she finished drinking her afternoon peach schnapps and stopped laughing…