Boston Bans Facial Recognition For Government Use

Boston has joined the growing ranks of US cities that have banned the use of facial recognition by government officials.

Chef Refuses to Negotiate with Rude ‘Yelpers’, Instagram Shames Them Instead

Restauranteurs have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with Yelp, a service that has emboldened the entitled diner more than any in recent memory. Not only do chefs and business owners have to worry about customers leaving salty reviews, even if…

Bill Cosby To Fans: “I’m Not Finished”

Bill Cosby has been riddled with allegations in the last couple of months that he raped or drugged several women. His career is flailing. Bill Cosby comedy bookings are being withdrawn and the nation is losing trust in their former…

Boston Cop Reportedly Assaults Uber Driver

Something something man bites dog? An Uber driver is claiming that he was the victim of a beating – at the hands of a Boston police officer. The driver says that he was dropping of 40-year-old Michael Doherty, a 16-year…

Mark Wahlberg Seeks Pardon for 1988 Assault

Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg seeks to be pardoned of a 1988 assault conviction, stemming from an incident in which he beat two Asian men. The Transformers: Age of Extinction star filed his pardon application on November 26, and wrote, “I…

Ebola in Boston Dismissed by Health Officials

A suspected Ebola patient in Boston was cleared this week as fears of the disease have begun to rise in the U.S. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center officials told The Boston Globe on Tuesday that the patient does not have…

Google Shopping Express Becomes Google Express, Expands

Google announced that it has changed the name of Google Shopping Express to just Google Express, is expanding it into more cities, and that it now includes more retail partners. Google Shopping Express was first introduced early last year as…

12 Bodies Discovered in Massachusetts Storage Unit

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley confirmed that authorities recovered twelve corpses from a storage unit in Weymouth, Massachusetts late Thursday. The bodies were found in Weymouth, which is situated about 13 miles southeast of Boston, after police found cremains…

Eliza Dushku and Rick Fox Have Split

Eliza Dushku has ended her five-year relationship with boyfriend Rick Fox, a retired NBA player, and moved back to her hometown of Boston. “Rick’s an LA guy and I’m a Boston girl,” Dushku said of the split. “I missed my…

Trayvon Martin Street Art Memorial By Matthew Hincman Is A Hidden Treasure Of Boston

A street artist in Boston has constructed his own small memorial to Trayvon Martin. Since the death of Martin over two years ago, America has still remained shaken, and many in the world are finding their own, sometimes small ways,…

Johnny Depp Crashes Willie Nelson’s Boston Show

Johnny Depp crashed Willie Nelson’s show in Boston on Tuesday–and some audience members didn’t even know it. Depp, who is in Boston filming a movie about mobster Whitey Bulger–in which he plays the lead character–simply played guitar throughout Nelson’s set.…

Aaron Hernandez Charged With Boston Double-Murder

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez this week was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for a 2012 double-murder in Boston. A grand jury released the indictments on Thursday. The charges stem from murders that took place…

Satanic Mass at Harvard Cancelled After Outcry

The provocative “Black Mass” planned to take place at Harvard Extension School this week has been officially cancelled. The event had caused an outcry from Boston’s significant Catholic community. According to a WCVB Boston report, the event has now been…

Mark Wahlberg: Micro-Brewery Reality Show Features MIT Students

Mark Wahlberg and A&E have reached a deal for an upcoming reality TV show. Called The Big Brew Theory, Wahlberg will serve as producer. The show will follow four MIT graduate students who join an MIT undergrad and work on…

Boston Marathon Bombing Hoax: Artist To Blame?

Tragic events should inspire people to show empathy for the affected victims with words of support and acts of kindness. Unfortunately, some would prefer to use these horrible incidents to draw all the wrong kinds of attention to themselves. Case…

Boston Marathon Bombings: A Year Later

One year ago today, two backpacks containing pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The two blasts took three innocent lives: 8-year-old Martin Richard; 23-year-old Lingzi Lu; and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell. There were 264 reported…

USOC 2024 Determining Potential US Olympic Bid

On Tuesday, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) expressed much interest in narrowing down its field of potential cities to make a bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics. “The dialogue is really around which cities do we think can…

Sam Adams Pulls Out Of St. Patrick’s Day Parade Over LGBT Concerns

Sam Adams beer, which is made by Boston Beer Company, will not participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston this year due to concerns over how LGBT Irish-Americans are being treated. The company announced the news this…

Train Derailment in Boston Was Speed Related

After a Boston Green Line underground subway derailed, at least 10 people were injured on Monday, mostly with minor injuries. Only one person was said to have sustained serious injuries, according to Boston EMT. EMS officials say the 10 injured…

Jessica Biel Hits the Oscars Red Carpet Without Justin Timberlake

Jessica Biel showed up on the Oscars 2014 red carpet without husband Justin Timberlake. The actress told Ryan Seacrest that Timberlake was “out on tour, busy working,” referring to her husband’s 20/20 Experience tour. Timberlake performed in Boston last Thursday…