close

News

News

This Boston Artist Protests Social Media Censors And Celebrates Bodies By Photographing Nipples

This Boston Artist Protests Social Media Censors And Celebrates Bodies By Photographing Nipples

Photographer Ally Schmaling (they/them) wants to create spaces for people to feel curious and compassionate toward their own bodies. (OJ Slaughter for WBUR) Boston artist Ally Schmaling is infuriated. Rules should only be rules, Schmaling says, if they protect from harm. But there are rules that exist not to protect, but to control and oppress. Instagram’s community guidelines are straightforward: “male” nipples may be posted freely to the platform, while “some photos of female nipples” may not. In order to foster a “safe place for inspiration and expression,” the platform states, it must censor female nipples. Oh, but “photos […]

read more
News

How Did This July Become The Hottest Month On Record?

How Did This July Become The Hottest Month On Record?

BOSTON (CBS) – The hottest month of the year is coming to a close, and in fact, it’s not just the hottest month of the year. It’s the hottest month of any year. At least as far back as records go in Boston, which is 1872. With nearly a year’s worth of 90 degree days and a record amount of warm nights, it now stands up above all the others. Average temperature for the month of July in Boston.(WBZ-TV) How did we get to the record? It’s interesting to look around southern New England. Everyone has had one of […]

read more
News

3 Penguin Chicks Of Endangered Species Make New England Aquarium Debut

3 Penguin Chicks Of Endangered Species Make New England Aquarium Debut

BOSTON (CBS) — Three baby African penguins made their debut at the New England Aquarium in Boston Thursday. The endangered little chicks hatched just two months ago. They now weight about six or seven pounds, which is the size of an adult, according to the aquarium. Even though they are full-grown, “juvenile birds do not sport the black and white plumage of their parents but rather a shiny, steel grey color that clearly identifies them as this or last year’s young.” Three African penguin chicks made their debut at the New England Aquarium Thursday (Photo Courtesy: New England Aquarium) […]

read more
News

Boston region adding jobs much faster than housing, report says

Boston region adding jobs much faster than housing, report says

Shutterstock Officials in the Boston area permitted an average of 2.3 new housing units per 1,000 residents from 2008 to 2018, according to a new report from real estate listings and research site Apartment List . At the same time, though, the region slapped on 5.8 jobs per 1,000 residents, meaning that 2.5 jobs were added for every new housing unit in the Boston region. Such a discrepancy, of course, underscores a major reason the area’s housing prices and rents are so high: Too many new residents for the existing housing supply, whatever the pace of new development—or, as […]

read more
News

Dorchester Market Charred in 3-Alarm Fire

Dorchester Market Charred in 3-Alarm Fire

Mark Garfinkel Firefighters canvass what was the scene of a 3-alarm fire at a Dorchester market on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Firefighters knocked down a three-alarm blaze at a market in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood on Friday. The structure fire was reported sometime before 5:40 a.m. in the area of 600 Blue Hill Ave. Photos from the scene show the front of the market sustained some damage. During the fire’s peak, smoke could be seen coming from a few of the building’s second story windows. Injuries were not immediately reported. It is unclear how the fire started.

read more
News

Boston police make 15 arrests in ‘clean sweep’ response to attack on correction officer

Boston police make 15 arrests in ‘clean sweep’ response to attack on correction officer

BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston police officers made several arrests Thursday in direct response to an attack on a correction officer that happened hours earlier in the same area. Fifteen people were taken into custody along Atkinson Street while others were given shelter or medical attention as officers conducted “Operation Clean Sweep,” an order handed to them by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross. City leaders looked to send a strong message that drug use, sleeping on streets and violence will not be tolerated. “They just corralled us all on the street in between a whole bunch […]

read more
News

Boston Logan Airport To Be Under Construction For Next 5 Years

Boston Logan Airport To Be Under Construction For Next 5 Years

(Jenna Fisher/Patch) BOSTON — “MassPort is on a mission to build a better airport.” So says the government agency as it kicks off a five-year construction project at Logan Airport. That means traffic is about to go from bad to worse at the transportation hub. How will you know what this means before you head off on vacation this summer? Between Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, watch for nightly lane restrictions from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Beyond that, the Massachusetts Port Authority announced a plan to inform folks about the upcoming construction projects. The projects will have major […]

read more
News

Police launch investigation at Boston Medical Center after 1 dies, another injured in double shooting

Police launch investigation at Boston Medical Center after 1 dies, another injured in double shooting

BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston police launched an investigation outside of Boston Medical Center after a shooting left one man dead and another injured early Thursday morning. The deceased victim and the other man who suffered non-life-threatening injuries somehow got to Boston Medical Center in a car, police said. The car appeared to have a bullet hole in its windshield. Where the shooting took place is under investigation. The car was eventually towed away from the hospital. No additional details have been released. This is a developing story; stay with 7News on air and online for the latest updates. UPDATE: […]

read more
News

These photos captured the intense lightning from Wednesday’s thunderstorms

These photos captured the intense lightning from Wednesday’s thunderstorms

As storms moved across Massachusetts Wednesday afternoon, images of lightning bolts were captured and shared on social media. Scroll through to see images from the storms. Boston Harbor got a nice show of “spider” lightning. pic.twitter.com/8rAzzDcDqK — DSTL (@LochnessMobster) July 31, 2019 A ground stop was issued to halt flights into and out of Boston Logan Airport due to a potential microburst over the airfield. Story: https://t.co/fe2Snj2rer — NBC10 Boston (@NBC10Boston) July 31, 2019 It’s lit. pic.twitter.com/jYlPUmxIqY — Gillette Stadium (@GilletteStadium) July 31, 2019 Check out this lightning bolt that struck near the Prudential Center in Boston. Severe storms […]

read more
News

2 people shot in Jamaica Plain section of Boston, police say

2 people shot in Jamaica Plain section of Boston, police say

BOSTON – A 54-year-old person was rushed to a Boston hospital, among two people who were shot in the Jamaica Plain area of the city, police said. The shooting occurred in the area of 928 Parker St. around 8:35 p.m. Wednesday. Police tell me 2 people were shot while sitting inside their vehicle behind a housing complex in #JamaicaPlain 1 victim was shot in the face and the hip and was sent to the hospital while the other refused medical attention @boston25 — Julie Leonardi (@JulieLeonardiTV) August 1, 2019 Police said the victim sent to the hospital was shot […]

read more
1 2 3 4 237
Page 2 of 237