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Founded by the Puritans in 1630, Boston was the one of the main focal points leading up to the American Revolution with Patriots like Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, his cousin John and John Hancock. Several universities are in the area including the nation's oldest, Harvard, along with well known institutions Boston College, Boston University and MIT. The city made a pop culture revival in the 80's thanks to the hit show 'Cheers' but become more known in the 90's and this decade by locals and visitor alike due to the 'big dig'. The Boston area was home to 4 US presidents including father and son John and Quincy Adams, Calvin Coolidge and John F Kennedy.

Population: 620535
Local Newspapers: Boston Globe Boston Herald
Local Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (NBA) Bruins (NHL) Red Sox (MLB) and New England Patriots (NFL) and Revolution (MLS)
Local Colleges: Boston College Boston University Harvard and MIT

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Towns/Cities near boston, massachusetts : Chelsea Somerville Cambridge Brookline Roxbury Winthrop Uphams Corner Charlestown

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Murder at Harvard Medical School: The 1849 slaying that shocked Boston

And in the days following his disappearance, a dismembered body was discovered in a colleague's laboratory at Harvard Medical School by a janitor. The resulting trial of Dr. John White Webster for the murder of Dr. George Parkman shocked the the city and captured national - and even international - attention, according to Peter Drummey, a librarian at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Boston fire puts out three-alarm fire overnight on Hanover Street

Boston firefighters knocked down a three-alarm fire on Hanover Street early Wednesday at a building with both apartments and restaurants, according to Boston fire officials. When firefighters arrived at the scene at about 1 a.m., smoke was already coming out of the walls, especially from the back, said Boston Fire Deputy Chief Mike Ruggere.

Braintree suspect arrested in Dorchester man's death

A 21-year-old Braintree man was arraigned Tuesday on murder and other charges for the death of Dorchester man whose partially decomposed body was found in his home last week, authorities said. Thomas Frank Isaac, Jr., , appeared in Dorchester Municipal Court on charges of murder, armed home invasion, and armed robbery, according to the Suffolk district attorney's office.

MS-13 gang leader convicted of encouraging rival killings

A Massachusetts school district says a 6-year-old boy who was hit by a car this past weekend has died. Westwood Publi BOSTON - A man who led a local chapter of violent Central American street gang MS-13 has been convicted after prosecutors say he encouraged members to kill rivals in the Boston area.

Boston, Nova Scotia mark 100 years of friendship with annual Christmas tree gift

The ringing of a bell filled the air on the Boston Common Tuesday morning as Boston's Christmas tree arrived from Nova Scotia, accompanied by a police escort and a town crier from Nova Scotia. The crier, James Stewart of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, has been traveling to Boston for four years in order to accompany the tree from Beacon Street across the Common to Tremont Street, ringing his golden bell and drawing a crowd of locals and tourists to the spot where the tree will stand for the holiday season.

Red Line experiencing - severe' delays after train strikes construction materials on tracks

The Red Line is experiencing severe delays after a southbound train struck materials on the tracks near the Charles/MGH station Tuesday morning, the MBTA said. "A Red Line train was taken out of service after making contact with some construction-related materials that had drifted onto the right-of-way," MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said in an e-mail.

Gift ideas: 12 experiences to give this year

So this year, when it comes to giving presents, ditch the random gift card or trendy sweater that will be out of style in six months, and opt for an adventure your giftee will still be talking about next year. is a five-hour excursion through four local breweries, distilleries, and cider houses.

Gov. calls for review of pols' lawyer costs

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo listens during a news conference after Gov. Charlie Baker signed H.4009, an Act Relative to Advancing Contraceptive Coverage and Economic Security in our State , at the State House, Monday, November 20, 2017. Staff photo by Angela Rowlings.

Man accused of assault, posing as cop

Isaiah Brown hid behind the door while he was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court. His attorney Justine Whalen stands in front of the door as he is guarded from the media.

Heslam: Thankful for donations

Maria Reyes and her grandson Edward Munoz pick up a donated Thanksgiving dinner at the Boston Public Schools office in Dudley Square in Boston on Monday, November 20, 2017. Staff photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki Donated household items at the Boston Public Schools office in Dudley Square in Boston on Monday, November 20, 2017.

Mayor Walsh, Boston Public Schools launch Alumni Engagement campaign

"Boston Public Schools alumni are in our community, and across the country, achieving and succeeding every day," said Mayor Walsh. "Students who attend BPS are exceptional.

On the attack against opioid addiction

Opioid addiction has become one of the biggest public health crises facing this state. But Julie Burns is learning the hard way that it's not a cause that easily fits into local companies' philanthropic plans.

Tiny units, but with luxury extras, are newest South End housing strategy

In their ongoing quest to cater to affluent young urbanites, developers have come up with a new idea inspired by the age-old concept of cohousing. Newton-based National Development and Ollie, a New York-based real estate operator, are planning a 14-story "coliving" apartment building at the Ink Block complex in the South End.

Dartmouth, New Bedford artists headline Boston show

The featured artists in "By Way of Color and Design" are Nancy Hayes of Dartmouth and Marc St. Pierre of New Bedford, along with Denise Driscoll of Framingham. The Fort Point Community Gallery conducts a yearly juried competition for group shows.

Supermarket chain said to be dropping small Bfresh stores planned for Philly16 minutes ago

Dutch supermarket giant Ahold Delhaize, whose chains include Giant, Food Lion, and Stop & Shop, is suspending its Bfresh brand of smaller-format, urban-focused grocery stores, which it had planned to open in Philadelphia as part of a larger national rollout. The company still plans to use the Philadelphia real estate that it secured to accommodate Bfresh stores but is rethinking its concept for those locations, two people with knowledge of the company's plans, but who were not authorized to discuss them publicly, said Monday.

Boston's Back Bay To Host Chorus Pro Musica's Candlelight Christmas At Old South Church

On December 15, Chorus pro Musica , under the direction of Jamie Kirsch , will shift the holiday spirit along Boston's Commonwealth Avenue into high gear with the presentation of their annual holiday classic, "Candlelight Christmas at Old South." Old South Church in Boston's Back Bay provides a glorious backdrop for the annual holiday event.

The death of a President

Nov. 22, 1963. Planet Earth didn't spin out of its gravitational orbit on a collision course with Mars.

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