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Fajardo balances Ramirez as part of the head-to-head act. He then sat on the ground while still balancing her on top of his head.

Spectacular acts unveiled: Ringling Bros. circus returns to Boston

Brian Daniels, photo staff April 8, 2024

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey returned to Boston for a limited time at Agganis Arena from March 28 to April 7. Known as “The Greatest Show On Earth,” the Ringling Bros. circus dates back almost 150 years and has been performing in the New England area since 1895....

Runners begin the 5K on Brookline Avenue, taking off down the path to the finish line. Runners followed along the sidewalk around the Fens, which is surrounded by trees, parks and the Muddy River.

Inaugural Run the Fens 5K fundraiser invites all to run

Margot Murphy, photo staff March 27, 2024

Running around the Back Bay Fens, dodging puddles and waddling geese, over 400 Bostonians participated in the inaugural Run the Fens 5K Saturday to benefit Big Sister Boston, a program that pairs girls with mentors to foster a supportive and encouraging relationship. Originally...

Parade spectators cheer while dressed in green clothing and shamrock bead necklaces. An estimated 1 million people were in South Boston for the parade.

Northeastern students take part in South Boston’s time-honored St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Devyn Rudnick, news correspondent March 24, 2024

An estimated 1 million people, including many college students donned in green hats and gold beads, packed the streets of South Boston March 17 to celebrate Irish culture at the city’s annual hallmark St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  By 1 p.m., visitors from across the globe...

Attendees pose for a photo at the 26th Annual International Womens Day Breakfast. The breakfasts theme was breaking barriers and building bridges.

Hundreds gather for 26th annual Boston Area International Women’s Day Breakfast

Gitana Savage, news staff March 12, 2024

On March 8, representatives from dozens of Boston-area feminist organizations and hundreds of attendees packed the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center at Simmons University to celebrate International Women’s Day at the 26th Annual Boston Area International Women’s Day, or...

A group crosses the Longfellow Bridge from Boston into Cambridge during a guided tour of The Innovation Trail. The tour has allowed visitors to learn about various scientific and technological discoveries in Boston and Cambridge. Photo courtesy Ben Gebo Photography, The Innovation Trail of Greater Boston.

Innovation Trail takes visitors on tour of advancement in science, medicine, entrepreneurship, technology

Heidi Ho, news staff February 29, 2024

When visitors come to Boston, they stop by sites such as The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Paul Revere House or take tours of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University’s campuses. Tourists frequent The Freedom Trail to explore the city’s historical...

A tree-like display of Jellycat keychains is placed next to numerous Jellycat Jacks, plushies based off the company’s tuxedo cat mascot. Jellycat released a new collection for their 25th anniversary.

ICA visitors celebrate 25 years of Jellycat toys

Tanisha Gaikwad, photo staff February 29, 2024

To celebrate Jellycat’s 25th anniversary, the Institute of Contemporary Art, or ICA, stocked up on the beloved plushies and attracted hundreds of customers Saturday for an anniversary party. The event began at 10 a.m., but Jellycat enthusiasts were already bearing the cold...

Margaret Burnham discusses the Northeastern research team’s investigation focus: the legacy of slavery after 1940. A $500,000 budget was dedicated to support the Northeastern and Tufts studies. Photo courtesy City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office.

Northeastern research team to study Boston’s legacy of slavery

Erin Fine, news staff February 23, 2024

Research teams from Northeastern University and Tufts University attended a Boston Task Force on Reparations meeting Feb. 6 to announce their research partnership examining Boston’s history and legacy of slavery.  Boston Mayor Michelle Wu first announced the research teams...

What happened on Boston’s snowless snow day?

What happened on Boston’s snowless snow day?

Jethro R. Lee, data editor February 22, 2024

It seemed everyone got it wrong Feb. 12.  Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced a snow emergency in light of predicted severe weather, causing public schools to shut down and city buildings to close. Residents were encouraged to remain indoors and limit time spent on the road.  For...

A couple sifts through Legos looking for blue pieces. They were committed to making a monochrome project to present at the Big Build.

Couples build upon their relationships at LEGO’s Valentine’s Day Adult Night

Tanisha Gaikwad, photo staff February 21, 2024

Boston’s LEGO Discovery Center hosted hundreds of couples Wednesday for Valentine’s Day as they celebrated love through games, food, drinks and, of course, Legos. The 18-and-over event opened its doors at 7 p.m. sharp, with many attendees immediately lining up to ride...

Getting Around Town encapsulates the deep history of Bostons public transit systems. The exhibit was based on Steven Beauchers book Boston in Transit.

‘Getting Around Town’ exhibit shows deep history of Boston transit system

Katarina Schmeiszer, news correspondent February 15, 2024

“Getting Around Town: Four Centuries of Mapping Boston in Transit,” located in the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center in the Boston Public Library, is the first transit map exhibit at the center and displays more than 400 years of the Boston’s transit system’s...

The entrance to Impassioned Destruction at the Old State House. The exhibit commemorated the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

‘Impassioned Destruction’: Exploring vandalism and property destruction as means of protest

Annie Cayer, news correspondent February 15, 2024

Impassioned Destruction, an exhibit at the Old State House, utilizes unconventional art styles and vibrant colors typically not associated with the 18th century to perpetuate the subject of property destruction. “Impassioned Destruction: Politics, Vandalism and the Boston Tea...

A bright orange orchid glows against the black backdrop of the building’s walls. The blossoms were spread throughout the Tropical Forest zone, which features a variety of environments built for the different species of animals.

Springtime sentiments bloom at Franklin Park Zoo with orchid exhibit

Quillan Anderson, photo staff February 15, 2024

The Orchid Adventure at Franklin Park Zoo opened Feb. 2, boasting hundreds of flowers spotted around the zoo’s Tropical Forest zone. The lively mix of flora and fauna brightened the overcast winter day and intrigued the families wandering the exhibit. Exotic birds flitted...