The Fourth of July celebration on the Esplanade in Boston has been moved up to Thursday, though the fireworks may be held until Saturday. With the storm now called a Hurricane Arthur, state police and event organizers want to be sure festivities are safe.
After a day of deliberations and weather forecasts, officials decided it was best to reschedule the Fourth of July festivities, but plans are still tentative. Massachusetts State Police Colonel Timothy Alben says the concert is either happening today or not at all. It can’t be rescheduled for Saturday.
A tropical storm moving up the East Coast has forced Boston to move its 4th of July Boston Pops Fireworks spectacular on the Esplanade to to July 3.
Storrow Drive will close at noon, according to Massachusetts State Police. The Mass. Ave. and Longfellow bridges will close at 6 p.m. Heavy crowds and an even heavier workday commute are expected. Officials at a Wednesday afternoon press conference urged people to take the MBTA.
Security near the Hatch Shell oval will open to the public at 5 p.m., and the Boston Pops concert is is slated to begin at 8 p.m.
On June 1, 2011, heavy, dark-gray and greenish clouds descended from the skies above Central Massachusetts. Swirling funnels cut swaths through the city of Springfield and neighboring towns. Trees and housing debris flew through the air. One tornado seemed to travel along the Massachusetts Turnpike, shearing woods in the tiny hamlet of Monson. Homes and town offices were devastated.
Jennifer Nassour and John Nucci were guests on the Monday politics segment. Jennifer Nassour is former chair of the Mass. Republican Party, and founder of Conservative Women for a Better Future. John Nucci writes for the Boston Herald. Nucci is also Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications at Suffolk University.
Spring began officially at 12:57 EST on Thursday. Are you feeling it? Are you afraid to have your heart broken, again, by wintry blasts of weather? Jim and Margery opened up the lines. (Starts at 1:00)
Molly Baldwin, CEO of Roca, joined BPR to talk about the $27 million grant Roca got from the state. Roca focuses on putting at-risk men ages 17 to 24 to work, to keep them out of prison. Angel Vidal has been enrolled in Roca for a year-and-a-haf.
Daylight saving: ready to spring forward? Jim and Margery talked about the take-an-hour, lose-an-hour biannual phenomenon. Edgar B. Herwick IIIof WGBH's Curiosity Desk brought Jim, Margery and callers up to speed on daylight saving.
I know them all by their first names: Barry, Shiri, Mike, Nelly, Chris, Todd, and the two Danielles.
Boston’s meteorologists and weather casters have become my information port in the storm, appointment viewing throughout this never-ending winter. And I’ve been glued to the screen for the last few days when they began predicting today’s precipitation.
What started as a lighthearted practice in South Boston has spread to other parts of the city, like here in the South End, where Yohannes Afework has just parallel parked with ease. But he says he doesn’t use space savers.
Complaints about uneven snow removal are fairly common. Days after a storm blew through Boston last year, dozens of side streets and alleys were still packed with snow — I wondered if this took on a class dimension in Boston, as it supposedly did in Manhattan recently when wealthy residents accused the new mayor there of neglecting their streets, a sort of reverse-Dickensian tale.
If your New England roots reach back to the 1970s, you know today’s snow totals are actually pretty tame compared to what we’ve been through. And if you think back over the years, you’ll notice a pattern to our region’s winter weather.
Logan Airport started the day at a crawling pace as crews manning the snow plows and de-icing trucks tried to keep up with the rate of snowfall. But that wasn’t the only challenge they faced. Unlike the last storm when the snow was light and fluffy, this time it was wet and heavy, making it difficult to move.
Ready for another round of winter weather? Heavy snow is expected for tomorrow’s commute, and it’s not just drivers who’ll be battling the elements. Edgar Herwick of the WGBH Curiosity Desk shows us what it’s like navigating slippery, snow-covered streets on just two wheels.
South of Boston, cities and towns were blanketed with more than a foot of snow overnight, but here in the city, we were spared the brunt of the storm. But the dearth of snow didn’t stop some residents from the performing a notorious winter-weather ritual.
While Boston lucked out by receiving only 4 inches of snow, the Cape and Islands and South Shore got walloped, with some areas receiving upward of a foot of snow. Weymouth was one of those towns, getting 15.5 inches.
New Englanders are bundling up to ward off a recent onslaught of frigid weather. WGBH News' Science Editor Heather Goldstone joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan to talk about climate change and the causes of our recent coldsnap.
Between the weather this week, a rush to rebook after last week’s storm, a minor runway mishap in New York, and new FAA rules, it was the perfect confluence of events. Hundreds of flights were grounded, leaving passengers with nothing to do but wait.
This image captured by NOAA's GOES-East satellite on Jan. 6, 2014, at 11:01 a.m. EST shows a frontal system that is draped from north to south along the U.S. East Coast. Behind the front lies the clearer skies bitter cold air associated with the polar vortex. Forecasters said some 187 million people in all could feel the effects of the "polar vortex" by the time it spread across the country on Tuesday, Jan. 7. 2013.
It seems that if there’s one thing on Earth more popular than Downton Abbey right now, it’s the polar vortex. That catchy little two-word phrase is being used to explain the frigid temperatures across much of the United States.
As the New Year’s nor’easter draws to a close, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency in Framingham is still monitoring flooding in coastal communities on the South Shore and Cape Cod, as temperatures continue to drop. Gov. Deval Patrick gave a final briefing at 2 Friday afternoon.
As the last flakes flew in Boston, Jim Braude and Margery Eagan spoke with Mass. Secretary of Transportation Rich Davey about the state of the T, commuter rail lines and state roads. Afterwards, bird expert VernLaux joined the show to explain how birds survive frigid weather. Finally, Buck Rollins — team leader for Whole Foods Market South Weymouth — addressed the age-old mystery of grocery runs before big storms.