Boston

Does New Mass Transit Always Have to Mean Rapidly Rising Rents?

U.S. cities big and small are struggling to welcome transit development while preserving affordable housing.

Will Women Ever Feel Completely Safe on Mass Transit?

Cities trying to boost ridership have a few options, but lots of room for improvement.

The Race Is On for the Transit Ticket of Tomorrow

The next-generation fare card will definitely be much more than a fare card. But what, exactly?

The Fascinating History of New York and Boston's Race to Build a Subway

Doug Most's new book, The Race Underground, tracks the rivalry that emerged with the tracks.

It's Time for California to Fund High-Speed Rail Itself

A recent court ruling demands a clear plan to pay for the line — likely one that doesn't involve federal money.

East Coast Cities at Risk in Future Tsunamis

If a major tsunami were to occur off the Atlantic coast, cities from New England to New Jersey could be hardest hit.

How Much Will the Boston Lockdown Cost?

The estimates at this early stage vary widely.

Boston Is One of the Best Prepared U.S. Cities to Handle a Crisis

The city conducted vivid, citywide disaster simulations in 2011 and 2012.

Resilience Does Tend to Follow Horror

If there's an uplifting lesson from Boston, it may be the many people who will overcome the trauma of tragedy.

The London Marathon Will Go On This Weekend, Organizers Say

Race officials are reviewing security precautions with local police after the attacks in Boston Monday.

'America Will Say a Prayer for Boston Tonight'

Apparent terror attacks at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Anniversary of the Day: Boston's Great Molasses Flood of 1919

One of the weirdest and most awful things that ever happened.

Overdue Convenience of the Day: City Hall as Food Truck

In Boston, that pesky paperwork you're supposed to fill out comes to you.

2012's Year in Maps

It's been an eventful year for cartography.

Trade of the Day: Bostonians May Pay for Parking Tickets With Toy Donations

It has become a Beantown tradition.

Is Boston's Bloody New Helmet PSA Bad for Cycling?

The shaming of helmet-less bikers continues, but this ad seems more likely to discourage people from biking than anything else.

One Incredibly Easy Way to Let People Know Your Neighborhood Is Getting Better

Simple as they seem, colorful signs suggest residents of this Boston neighborhood imagine a hopeful future.

Rent This Boston Townhouse for Only $40,000 a Month

This restored property in Beacon Hill costs as much as renting an average house for a year.

Does This Boston Mural Contain a Hidden Terrorist Message?

Almost certainly not, but that isn't stopping Fox News commentators from seeing a "female Muslim suicide bomber."