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Escape room company hiding $100 bills throughout Boston

Escape room company hiding $100 bills throughout Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) – Those who didn’t become a millionaire overnight in the latest Mega Millions drawing will still have a chance to win some cash thanks to a Boston escape room company. Breakout Boston will be hiding 20 $100 bills throughout the Boston Common Thursday for people to find between 5 and 8 p.m. Clues released every 30 minutes are expected to have people scrambling to find the money. To join the search, text BOSTONHUNT to 31996. (Copyright (c) 2018 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Brief but heavy rains roll through state

Brief but heavy rains roll through state

As of about 3:30 p.m., National Weather Service radar showed storms stretching from Southcentral Massachusetts through Boston’s western suburbs to the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, moving east. Heavy downpours marched across the state Thursday into the Boston area, prompting forecasters to warn of reduced visibility and possible flooding of poor drainage areas. As of about 3:30 p.m., National Weather Service radar showed storms stretching from Southcentral Massachusetts through Boston’s western suburbs to the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, moving east. “Brief but heavy downpours have been observed in this line,” the weather service said in a special weather […]

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It Happens Here: The Unique History Of Boston’s West End

It Happens Here: The Unique History Of Boston’s West End

BOSTON (CBS) – It Happens Here: Boston’s West End. You are probably familiar with the high-rises, hospitals and Brutalist architecture of today’s West End, but it wasn’t always that way. West End was a proverbial melting pot, whose famous sons include actor Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy even named his boat “West End” to honor the neighborhood he credited for his success. But did you know that in the 1950s, every West End resident was evicted, and the entire neighborhood was torn to the ground in the name of urban renewal? Kate Merrill takes a closer look at the unique history […]

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This Is the Book BPS Kids Are Reading This Summer

This Is the Book BPS Kids Are Reading This Summer

Author Tonya Mezrich gave students 10,000 copies today, thanks to a donation from Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Photo via iStock Over 10,000 copies of Tonya and Ben Mezrich’s new book , Charlie Numbers and the Man on the Moon , were given out for free to Boston Public Schools students Thursday morning. The giveaway, part of the BPS’ 5th Quarter summer learning program, was made possible by Vertex Pharmaceuticals in an effort to promote STEAM learning. STEAM learning focuses on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. Charlie tells the tale of a whiz kid who finds himself using science and […]

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Grubhub to gobble up Boston startup LevelUp

Grubhub to gobble up Boston startup LevelUp

Using the LevelUp system, users can pay for food with their smartphones. The online food-ordering company Grubhub announced Wednesday that it has agreed to buy the Boston startup LevelUp, which makes technology to support restaurant payment and loyalty programs. Already a dominant player in the delivery business, Grubhub hopes the deal will allow it to deepen its relationships with the restaurants it serves. The acquisition would give the company a significant foothold in the technology that restaurants use to process sales and manage loyalty programs. “Together, we will provide restaurants with everything they need to grow profitably as more […]

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5 Of The Cheapest Flights Out Of Boston

5 Of The Cheapest Flights Out Of Boston

Looking for the cheapest flights out of Boston? There are many options of international flights out of Boston’s Logan Intl. Airport that won’t break your bank. San Juan, Puerto Rico Flights to Puerto Rico’s capital will cost you between $200-300 round-trip, which is a good deal! In just over three hours of flying, you will be transported to a beautiful island getaway. This tropical U.S. territory can offer you a break from the New England weather and an opportunity to see some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoy historical Spanish landmarks like El Morro and Castle […]

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City will provide free meals for Boston youth this summer

City will provide free meals for Boston youth this summer

June 3, 2017 – Mayor Walsh spoke with young residents at the annual Roslindale farmers market. Photo by Jeremiah Robinson, Mayor’s Office. Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of the 2018 Boston Summer Eats Program last week to improve overall access to healthy food by providing free and nutritious meals throughout the day to youth under age 18 at more than 100 locations across the city. “No child in the City of Boston should ever have to experience food insecurity simply because school is out of session,” said Walsh. “Through Boston Summer Eats, we are working to close […]

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Boston and Seattle Top Zillow’s List of Places Where it Pays to Move Farther Out

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Zillow and HERE Technologies analyzed 34 of the largest U.S. metros to see how much homeowners could save if they were willing to add an extra 15 minutes to their commute Jul 24, 2018 SEATTLE, July 24, 2018 / / — Owning or renting a home close to downtown comes at a cost in most of the nation’s largest metros, forcing millions of people to decide exactly how much they’re willing to pay to spend less time commuting to and from work. Homeowners will save the most money by moving 15 minutes away from the city’s urban core in […]

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Officials: Expect traffic delays due to Comm. Ave bridge project

Officials: Expect traffic delays due to Comm. Ave bridge project

BOSTON (WHDH) – Officials are warning commuters to expect significant traffic delays as phase two of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge replacement project is set to begin Thursday. “This is really going to be a very difficult project phase for the next few weeks,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver. The warning doesn’t just apply for drivers. Officials say if you walk or take the T, you want to avoid the area during construction. “My advice to you is if it’s possible, stay away. Find another place to get where you’re going,” said Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack. Last summer, crews replaced […]

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Why is Boston City Hall the way it is?

Why is Boston City Hall the way it is?

Boston City Hall Plaza. –John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe, File Boston City Hall is brutal, and that’s not a subjective statement. The late longtime Mayor Tom Menino once proposed selling off the “cold, unfriendly” building to be demolished and moving city government to the waterfront. His successor, Mayor Marty Walsh, campaigned on the idea. But notwithstanding the looming concrete fortress’s many detractors — and there are many — the design of City Hall and its surrounding plaza is a testimonial to brutalist architecture. Fifty years after City Hall opened, it’s a style that was as popular back in […]

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