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Providence’s Dunk to Charge $9.99 for WiFi, Boston and Worcester Charge Zero

Providence’s Dunk to Charge $9.99 for WiFi, Boston and Worcester Charge Zero

New charges implemented at the Dunk and Convention Center for WiFi. Taking the kids to the Providence Bruins game and want to send a video to grandma? Need to respond to some emails while watching the Friars game? Or, want to post some pics to Facebook while attending Disney on ice? Then, you may have to get the credit card out. While many venues are trying to encourage the fans to be more active and involved in an era of social media, the leaders of the RI Convention Center Authority seem to be taking up a new and counter-strategy. […]

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Up All Night in Boston

Up all night in Boston

Chronicle producer Sangita Chandra and videographers Rich Ward and Gino Mauro spent a week working 11PM to 7AM in Boston to see firsthand what life is like for people who work the overnight shift. First responders and street sweepers. An overnight butler. Behind the scenes at a nightclub and a beloved produce market. The only restaurant in the city to have a 24-hour license. Find out what happens in the wee hours, while you were sleeping. It’s industry night at The Grand, the newest club in Boston. Club-goers are there until 2:00 A.M., but find employees there well into […]

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NBC10 Boston Responds: Staying Plugged In

NBC10 Boston Responds: Staying Plugged in

Staying Plugged in Technology problems affected a legally blind man’s quality of life. He reached out to NBC10 Boston Responds for help. Ted Carter is legally blind and he relies on his Bluetooth wireless headset. “It’s a godsend,” said Carter. “It will give me weather. It will give me time of day. I can make phone calls and receive phone calls. That’s important, because some days, my vision is better than others, but I know that looking at that screen is not a good thing for me.” He bought an LG headset last year for $150 and it worked […]

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Students Help Spur Campus Increase in “All-Gender” Restrooms

Students Help Spur Campus Increase in “All-Gender” Restrooms

Rachel Bennetts (CGS’17, CAS’19, GRS’19) and Brian Stanley (CAS’20) lobbied for all-gender restrooms at BU. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi The figures of bald men and women in dresses that have labeled many BU bathrooms for years will soon be relics of generations past. After years of discussion, much of it driven by students asking that BU catch up with the current era of increasing gender awareness, the University is creating more bathrooms open to everyone, regardless of gender. The work includes construction this month of two new gender-neutral bathrooms on the George Sherman Union second floor. “It’s satisfying to […]

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Boston Man With Cerebral Palsy Says Battery From His Motorized Tricycle Stolen

Boston man with cerebral palsy says battery from his motorized tricycle stolen

BOSTON (WHDH) – A Boston man with cerebral palsy says someone stole the battery from his motorized tricycle Tuesday. Toby Thompson said he locked it up by a tree near TD Garden for a few hours Tuesday, but when he came back, the battery was gone. Thomspon says the battery isn’t worth that much money, but to him, it’s priceless because he needs it to get around. “I just felt a little shock, kind of disgusted,” Thompson said. “And just a realization that this is downtown. I live downtown and this happens.” Thompson says he used this powered tricycle […]

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You Can Now Check Out Mobile WiFi Hotspots at Boston Public Library

You Can Now Check Out Mobile WiFi Hotspots at Boston Public Library

They come with unlimited data and can be yours for up to three weeks. Photo via iStock.com/gregobagel Libraries are doing a lot more than just letting you check out books on dead trees these days, and Boston Public Library is no different. Just drop by the modernized Copley Square location—with its digital kiosks, café serving beers, and street-side WGBH studio—and see for yourself. Now, BPL is rolling out another 21st Century twist on its mission of enlightening the masses: a mobile WiFi hotspot lending program. The library announced Tuesday that it is now offering its members the chance to […]

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Air Ambulance Attends Sudden Death in Boston

Air ambulance attends sudden death in Boston

Boston Policing An air ambulance landed on a Boston school’s playing fields on Tuesday morning after a sudden death in the area. Carlton Road Academy reassured parents and carers that all children and staff are fine and in a social media post they said: “You may have noticed that an Air Ambulance helicopter has landed on our school’s field. “Please be assured that this is nothing to do with the school, our children and staff are all fine, they have just used our field to land while they tend to a nearby emergency. It then landed in Carlton Road […]

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Boston Police Investigating After Cruiser Strikes Seaport Scooter Thief

Boston police investigating after cruiser strikes Seaport scooter thief

BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston police have launched an internal affairs investigation after a Boston police officer nearly ran over an alleged scooter thief in the Seaport on Sunday. During the incident, which was recorded on dashcam, a police cruiser pursuing a man on a scooter slows down as the alleged thief loses control of the bike and then continues forward, pinning the scooter against a curb and sending the man tumbling onto the ground. Police say the suspect, who got away, was riding a stolen scooter and was trying to steal another scooter around 10 a.m. An internal affairs […]

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How to Become a Smarter Reader, According to Boston Book Festival’s Founder

How to become a smarter reader, according to Boston Book Festival’s founder

The Boston Book Festival. –Boston Book Festival For an essential guide to the city, sign up for How to Boston , Boston.com’s weekly culture and lifestyle newsletter. The Boston Book Festival , celebrating its 10th year in 2018, will bring 285 authors to Copley Square on Saturday, Oct. 13. They include James Beard Award-winning food writer Michael Pollan, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary historian Stephen Greenblatt, and New York Times best-selling author Madeline Miller. Also taking part in this year’s event are former Secretary of State and author John Kerry and actress and author Justine Bateman. Founder Deborah Porter said that, […]

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‘I Think It’s Important That We Have It’: Cruise Ship May House Gas Restoration Workers

‘I think it’s important that we have it’: Cruise ship may house gas restoration workers

–David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe Workers charged with restoring gas service to the Merrimack Valley may be housed in an unconventional place — a cruise ship. For October and November, the Grand Celebration, owned and operated by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, is headed to Boston to potentially house the workers and free up area hotel rooms. A series of gas explosions and fires killed one person and destroyed homes in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover on Sept. 13. Roughly 8,600 customers lost gas service at that time. The goal is to have gas service restored to all […]

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