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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

Boston News
Teacher of the year snubbed by teachers union

I have very specific views regarding charter schools/school choice, but this just deepens a divide that benefits no one. It only reinforces the us against them stereotype.

Traffic in East Boston Getting Worse, Not Better

As MassDOT and the City of Boston struggle to figure out what has gone wrong since opening the newly configured Sumner Tunnel toll plaza, which has led to absolute gridlock in the neighborhood during the morning commute, the increase in traffic has led to some unexpected consequences for parents in the neighborhood. As traffic engineers try to solve the glitches in the new toll plaza layout, East Boston parents have been reporting late arrivals to school nearly everyday.

Fenway traffic rerouted amid death, hazmat investigation

Emergency responders at Harvard Dental School on Longwood Ave, where a Level III haz-mat condition was declared. Staff photo by Patrick Whittemore.

New Orleans is removing its monuments to slavery; should Boston do the same?

No, we don't have any statues of Robert E. Lee - our memorials for slavery supporters are more subtle than that. Kevin Peterson wonders if it's time for some name changing on places such as Winthrop Square, named for slave-owning John Winthrop, and Faneuil Hall, named for slave-owning Peter Faneuil.

Residents Demand More Slow Streets for Boston Neighborhoods

A packed Boston City Council Chamber ensued during the budget hearing for the Department of Boston Transportation the evening of Wednesday, May 10. In the crowd, residents of Boston sported bicycle t-shirts and some still wore their bike helmets after attending a memorial for Rich Archer, a 29-year-old courier who was killed in a car crash on Commonwealth Ave. and Clarendon Street earlier this month. One topic kept coming to the forefront of the Boston City Councilors questions - why can't we have more Neighborhood Slow Streets? The Neighborhood Slow Streets is a City initiative to slow traffic speeds and improve safety on residential streets within a specific area.

Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President John F. Kennedy was a troublesome teen whose hijinks nearly got him kicked out of his prestigious boarding school. The scion of a wealthy Boston family, Kennedy spent his mid-teens at Connecticut's elite Choate Rosemary Hall, where he excelled at history and literature - but infuriated the school's headmaster by organizing pranks as a member of an unofficial school club known as "The Muckers."

Boston has more millenials than other large cities, study finds

Boston truly is the "City of Millennials," in case the massive influx of college students every September leaves any doubt. That's the conclusion of an aptly named study published Wednesday by The Boston Foundation .

Boston parents urge school system to dump food contractor

A plant worker collected and crates sealed lunches destined for Boston's public schools at the Whitsons Culinary Group headquarters in Islandia, New York in 2015. The Boston Citywide Parent Council, upset that too many students are tossing their lunches into the trash, has launched a letter-writing and phone-call campaign to urge city leaders to dump the school system's food contractor.

Why 75,000 followers keep tabs on a couple of South End dogs

When Jenna Donleavy graduated from college in 2014, she'd never had a dog. Growing up in Vermont, she'd always loved animals.

Two Back Bay restaurants shut over salmonella cases

NBC Boston reports Back Bay Sandwich and Cafe Med on St. James Avenue were shut by city inspectors. For Cafe Med, it's the second time this year ISD inspectors found problems there.

Baker, Polito Cut Ribbon on $20M Boston Landing Station

Celebrating a successful collaboration between the state, city, and New Balance at Boston Landing Station. Gov. Charlie Baker Twitter photo The Baker-Polito Administration, state transit and local elected officials and New Balance executives celebrated the ribbon-cutting of the new $20-million Boston Landing Commuter Rail Station, privately financed by New Balance, and restoring commuter rail service to the Allston-Brighton community for the first time since the 1960s, effective for riders on Monday, May 22. The ceremony was attended by Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt.

Boston police gear up for - busiest months'

Against the backdrop of Monday night's terrorist bombing at a Manchester, England, concert venue, Boston Police on Tuesday released a community advisory, closed Lansdowne Street next to Fenway Park, and upped their presence in the city.

Car v. trolley crash prompts new signage at Central Avenue

As it pertains to a section of the Mattapan trolley line, the MBTA is closing the barn door after the horse has bolted, so to speak.

Gelzinis: End feared for program vital to Southie kids

It wasn't exactly a miracle that spared St. Augustine's Church in South Boston from the wrecking ball as it neared its 150th birthday. Most of the grand structure still stands on Dorchester Street, though the steeple was chopped off and its soaring basilica now houses a bunch of condos.

Doloris Petunia designs bloom in Boston

Designer Courtney Prince has a sense of humor to go along with her playful design aesthetic. The recent Los Angeles transplant named her line of costume baubles, bridal headgear and couture flower girl dresses after her dog's nickname, Doloris Petunia.

NIMBYism shouldn't stall Charlestown project

This pet enjoys the warmth of the sun from a window on Tufts Street. There's a plan to dramatically redevelop Charlestown's Bunker Hill housing complex.

What does a guy have to do to get a jaywalking ticket in this town?

Talk to any resident who's done even a small amount of walking in the city, and they'll tell you the same thing: They've never gotten one, nor do they know anyone who has. Some locals insist, not without reason, that they don't actually exist at all.

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