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HarvardX online courses to include faculty seminars

Seeking to expand educational opportunities to Boston residents, the Harvard Allston Education Portal announced Monday plans to enhance an online coursework program with in-person faculty lectures and discussions. Through the Ed Portal, which opened in June 2008, Harvard University has partnered with the Allston-Brighton community to increase access to educational resources for all residents of the neighborhood. […]

Walsh celebrates 101 days in office with city

Since Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s 100th day in office fell on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, he chose to instead celebrate the mayoral milestone on the 101st day, by hosting a press conference in East Boston Wednesday to talk about his plans for the future. About 100 city officials, members of the press and residents […]

Boston officials crack down on ‘bandit runners’

In an effort to ensure safety and security at the Boston Marathon on Monday, the Boston Athletic Association will be reinforcing the rule forbidding unregistered runners, known as “bandit runners,” from participating in this year’s race. Boston Marathon bandit runners have avoided the rules for decades. However, after the 2013 Marathon bombings, officials have increased security […]

Report suggests cannabis use can harm brain

Recreational cannabis use can have damaging effects for young adults, according to a “Journal of Neuroscience” report released Wednesday by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Northwestern University. The study’s nine researchers, Dr. Jodi Gilman, Dr. John Kuster, Dr. Sang Lee, Myung Joo Lee, Byoung Woo Kim, Dr. Nikos Makris, Dr. Andre van der […]

Boston Marathon hoaxer held on bail of $100K

Kevin “Kayvon” Edson, the man who allegedly left two suspicious backpacks at Copley Square Tuesday night, was arraigned at Boston Municipal Court on five charges Wednesday morning and is being held on a bail of $100,000. Charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, disturbing a public assembly, possession or use of a hoax device and […]