Many people fear the disappearance of the unique way some communities speak. But accent loss is a complicated notion and embracing both language variation and change can be an important social goal.
Bill Russell leaves behind an extraordinary legacy of winning championships and civil rights activism during a time of racial segregation.
The Supreme Court ruled May 2, 2022, in Shurtleff v. Boston, a free speech case.
Shurtleff v. Boston, a case argued before the Supreme Court on Jan. 18, raises important questions about free speech and religion in public spaces.
Many coastal US cities are contending with increasingly frequent and severe tidal flooding as sea levels rise. Some are considering building seawalls, but this strategy is not simple or cheap.
The history of ice in drinks goes back to antiquity. But it only really got going when a Bostonian started exporting ice to the British in colonial India.
It helps when school leaders are open about their financial struggles before it’s too late to forge a good plan.
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.
The number of Airbnb properties has exploded since its founding in 2008. A hospitality management expert looked at how this has hurt hotels.
A few decades ago Boston Harbor was one of the nation’s dirtiest water bodies. Now, healthier fish in the harbor underscore that a multibillion-dollar cleanup has succeeded.
As the expected costs of climate change grow, cities are on the frontlines of adapting to sea level rise and more intense storms – and finding ways to pay for it.
It is difficult not to see the film as a vanity project for Wahlberg.
If you haven’t seen Oscar winner Spotlight yet, go. It tells the true story of how decades of abuse in one city was finally uncovered - followed by revelations worldwide, including in my home town.
In a competitive rental market, landlords can easily skirt anti-discrimination laws.
For a former Boston reporter, Spotlight evokes the thrill of hard-hitting, influential reporting.
A professor of literature who is also a poet tackles the issue of the inroads technology has made in the relationship between teacher and learner.
Unlike CEOs, mayors are enthusiastic imitators and intimate allies, rather than fierce competitors. On World Cities Day, how US mayors are looking abroad for inspiration to solve problems
Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games failed due to a lack of leadership, not the price tag.
Boston’s bid to host the Olympics in 2024 suffered from misplaced priorities, yet it offered a rare opportunity for large-scale community development.
All of Boston was traumatized by the attacks on the Boston Marathon in 2013. A legal scholar suggests that this meant the man accused of the bombing could not receive a fair trial here.