The Summer Boston Roiled with Racial Tension … and Mob Violence

In the summer of 1974, South Boston began its ride toward becoming a war zone. In 1974, Federal District Court Judge W. Arthur Garrity ruled that the Boston School Committee had deliberately segregated the city’s schools, creating one system for Blacks and another for Whites — separate, unequal and unconstitutional. And there was hardly a […]

Book Excerpt: Sex, Drugs, and Clubs in Mid-’90s Boston

In the thrilling new novel Sketchtasy (out now from Arsenal Pulp Press), award-winning author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore dips back into mid-‘90s gay culture with her story of Alexa, a 21-year-old queen trying to find her way (and find herself) in the less than Family-friendly world of Boston, circa 1995. Fast-paced, introspective, thoughtful, and wryly funny, Sketchtasy […]

Spot demo video shows a Boston Dynamics robot at work

After dropping a stunning “Parkour” video for its humanoid Atlas robot earlier today, Boston Dynamics followed up with this more subdued look at a commercial application for its technology. In a video similar to lab tests we’ve seen before, this sensor-laden Spot robot (there’s even one in its “hand” that you can see it using […]

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot shows upgraded agility in ‘Parkour’ video

Just two years ago Boston Dynamics proudly showed off a new generation of its Atlas robot that could take an untethered stroll through the woods, before advancing to balancing on one leg and even landing a backflip. Its latest highlight reel, however, is one that should make this guy very, very afraid. Dubbed “Parkour,” it […]

‘You can’t even see the sky’: Suspected gas explosions in Boston damage dozens of homes

WHDH 7 News A series of suspected gas explosions damaged over a dozen homes in Boston on Thursday. Methuen Police chief Joseph Solomon says there are so many fires “you can’t even see the sky.” It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries. LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Emergency crews are responding to what […]

A 28-year-old woman says celebrity chef Mario Batali forcibly kissed her and groped her in a Boston restaurant when she asked for a selfie

Getty Images / Mark Von Holden Natali Tene, 28, claims Mario Batali forcibly kissed her and groped her in a Boston restaurant in 2017.  In a lawsuit against the celebrity chef she claims Batali groped her as she tried to take a selfie with him.  The suit filed Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston seeks unspecified […]

LeBron James injury update: Cavs star discusses Game 2 Boston Celtics knock

With 3:50 remaining of the second quarter, Cleveland Cavaliers’ leading man James took a blow to the head from the left shoulder of Boston forward Jayson Tatum as he drove to the basket. Amid concerns over a concussion with the four-time MVP looking dazed in the aftermath, James briefly went back into the locker room. […]