Anyone who traveled over Thanksgiving – or tried to – already knows: winter arrived early this year. The nasty snowstorm that swept across the country left slick roads and accidents in its wake – and led to hundreds of flight cancellations. It also has some predicting an unusually cold and snowy season ahead. So, should you be stocking up on ice melt and fleece jackets?
Late-night service is returning to the MBTA—at least for the near future.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Monday that the MBTA will run all subway trains, light rail, and the 15 most popular bus routes until 3 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The one-year pilot program—which Patrick predicts will provide an economic jolt to the local economy—is slated to begin next spring, and may be extended after that.
We all remember Ted Williams as the greatest hitter to play the game – his silky smooth swing belied a complicated and difficult personal life. That’s the story former Boston Globe editor Ben Bradlee started working on shortly after Williams death.
Little did he know it would take a decade to bring us “The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams.”
It’s fair to say that the budding casino partnership between Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun is a marriage of convenience. Suffolk Downs split with Caesars, its original casino partner, after state regulators raised concerns about indirect links between Caesars and organized crime. And Mohegan Sun originally wanted to run a casino in Palmer, until voters there nixed that idea.
One of the most festive places to be during the holiday season is Boston's Symphony Hall, where you often find "Rudolph," usually a "Sleigh Ride" and always that symphonic Santa: Boston Pops music director Keith Lockhart.
This year you can also find them in your living room with the orchestra's first all-live holiday album, "A Boston Pops Christmas". Lockhart stopped by the Greater Boston studios to give us a taste.
Boston’s historic Old South Church sold its copy of the Bay Psalm Book for $14 million on Tuesday, marking the end of a years-long discussion among congregants on how to value the past against the present.
Chris Coombs, executive chef and owner of restaurants Deuxave, Boston Chops and Dbar, shares some holiday recipes: Pumpkin seed brittle, turkey brine, pickled cranberries, cornbread sausage stuffing and pumpkin cheesecake.
With the recent 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, there’s also been a lot of discussion about the myth of Camelot: how the legendary tales of King Arthur became a metaphor for the Kennedy era. Now New Repertory Theatre is reacquainting us with the classic Camelot musical.
When casino gambling was legalized in Massachusetts, it seemed like a sure bet that the state would end up with three resort-style casinos. But now, after a rough few weeks for casino backers, the odds of that happening seem a bit slimmer.
It’s a major media shake-up that speaks volumes about how the news business works today. Katie Couric is one of broadcasting’s biggest names, but she’s leaving ABC News to become Yahoo News’ “Global Anchor.”
Not unlike "It's a Wonderful Life," it's hard to miss "A Christmas Story" on television each year. The 1983 film is now a holiday touchstone. So there's a lot of curiosity about a new musical adaptation, which just opened at the Citi Wang Theatre.
We all know texting while driving is dangerous, but it’s hard to resist the temptation. Now, the man who created the travel website Kayak.com is hoping his new app will give drivers added incentive to keep their eyes on the road.
Sweeping changes are in store for the GED test in January. The new version of the high school equivalency exam will be tougher and more expensive. It's set off a scramble this year for people to finish the current test, or be forced to start all over.
Math is the day’s lesson at this GED tutoring session at College Bound Dorchester. It’s also the last subject Howard Thompson, 24, needs to pass before earning his GED.
The tale of Lizzie Borden is already pretty operatic, even before hitting the stage. It was the summer of 1892 when she was charged and later acquitted in the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in their Fall River home. Now Boston Lyric Opera is taking a new whack at the story, and WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen attended the opening.
In 1910, after centuries of exploration, just one place on earth remained unseen by European eyes. That year, British Captain Robert Scott set out to change that, embarking on an expedition to Antarctica, with the goal of being the first person to reach the South Pole. He wasn’t – Norway’s Roald Amundsen beat him there by five weeks, and the Scott party perished trying to make it home.
Lance Armstrong was once one of the Gods of cycling- overcoming cancer, winning seven consecutive Tour de France championships and establishing a monster charity effort in the process. But it all evaporated when he admitted to using performance enhancing drugs earlier this year.
The state Senate voted to gradually raise the state minimum wage from $8 an hour to $11 an hour yesterday, a move supporters say is about economic fairness, while opponents insist it’s not that simple.
Death panels, a government takeover, socialism – from the start, the Affordable Care Act has been troublesome. But after surviving a Supreme Court challenge and a presidential election, most people assumed Obamacare was here to stay. Now though, the problem-plagued rollout of the federal insurance exchange has raised new doubts about the law.
Abraham Lincoln has appeared on the five-dollar bill since 1928, and he’s been on the penny since 1909. We marked the anniversary of one of the accomplishments that earned him that honor, the Gettysburg Address.
The referendum on a proposed Foxwoods resort in Milford has been something of an afterthought, but the recent defeat of the Suffolk Downs proposal in East Boston could bolster the small town's chances of winning the sole casino license for Eastern Mass.
We’re taught at a young age to always consider both sides of the story.
It’s thought of as the golden rule of journalism, with networks like Fox News boasting about being fair and balanced. But a new book aims to change that standard, arguing that it forces the media into making false equivalencies, and that leads to bad journalism.