Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States, and the 21st most populous city in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 694,583 in 2018, also making it the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will seek the Democratic nomination for president, entering a crowded field of candidates vying to run against Republican Donald Trump in 2020, he said in a..
The author of a book on parenting has been sentenced to three weeks in prison. That's because she paid $50,000 so someone could take her son's college entrance exam for her. According to Newser, Jane..
This city's deepest wound - the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that killed three and injured hundreds more - will be re-examined Thursday when lawyers for bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seek to have his death.. Reuters - Published
Opioid overdoses kill more than 130 people every day in the U.S. and as health care providers and scientists search for solutions to save lives, a Boston tech company is being recognized for a new app... CBS News - Published
A Nerf dart gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys.. CBS News - Published
In 2016 the indie rock band Big Thief, comprised of former students of Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, released their first album. They've since released two more albums, including their.. CBS News - Published
A chemical accident at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Massachusetts left the general manager dead. Employees described the deadly incident as they returned. Beth Germano of CBS Boston reports. CBS News - Published
In Boston city and community leaders are engaged in a bold experiment: To use higher education to transform the city's most dangerous neighborhoods. The program "Boston Uncornered" recruits gang.. CBS News - Published
In this web exclusive, Alice Clay Broadwater, who was a teacher traveling between Boston and the South with her family during the Jim Crow era, and her son, Douglas Broadwater, talk with Martha.. CBS News - Published
Like many athletes, Simon Wheatcroft loves chasing that runner's high, training on a path near his home in the English village of Doncaster. And he never let the fact that he has a rare condition that.. CBS News - Published
I.M. Pei, one of the most heralded of 20th century architects, died on May 16, 2019 at the age of 102. In this "CBS Sunday Morning" report which aired on October 21, 1979, Pei talked with correspondent.. CBS News - Published
Actor Kevin Bacon, who gained fame with the 1984 film "Footloose" (and even more fame with the parlor game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon), talks about celebrity; his new Showtime series, "City on a Hill,".. CBS News - Published
It was an unusual outburst for a classical music concert: an audience member shouted out "Wow!" at the very end of Mozart's "Masonic Funeral Music," performed by the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston... CBS News - Published
Six years after Boston mobster and FBI informant James "Whitey" Bulger disappeared, authorities found the bodies of at least six people Bulger allegedly killed. Ed Bradley reports that members of the.. CBS News - Published
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited New Hampshire over the weekend as she considers running for the Democratic presidential nomination. CBS Boston's political analyst Jon Keller and CBSN.. CBS News - Published
Boston prosecutors on Monday indicted a South Korean student for manslaughter in her boyfriend's suicide. Alexander Urtula died by suicide last May. Prosecutors allege that his girlfriend texted him.. CBS News - Published
FBI agents tell Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, once No. 1 on the Most Wanted list; then, 60 Minutes gets a rare look inside new therapy.. CBS News - Published
The City of Boston's retirement board on Wednesday voted unanimously to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, whose firm has lost almost $1 billion in assets after allegations he made.. Reuters - Published
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Wednesday said he has asked the city's retirement board to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, who is under fire for comments he made at a recent.. Reuters - Published
On October 13, 1860, James Wallace Black took a picture of Boston from a balloon 1,200 feet in the air, creating the first aerial photograph taken in the United States. Jane Pauley reports. CBS News - Published
Highlights of this day in history: Cornerstone laid for what becomes the White House; Britain's Margaret Thatcher born; Boston wins baseball's first World Series; TV variety show host Ed Sullivan dies;.. USATODAY.com - Published
Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling says he plans to recommend longer prison sentences for "Full House" star Lori Loughlin. Lelling made the comments Sunday on Boston's WCVB-TV's 'On the.. USATODAY.com - Published
A federal judge in Boston on Friday said she was "leaning toward" upholding a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products by Governor Charlie Baker, the toughest prohibition yet in a rapidly.. Reuters - Published