Boston (US: , UK: ), officially the City of Boston, is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and 24th-most populous city in the country. The city proper covers about 48.4 sq mi (125 km2) with a population of 675,647 in 2020, also making it the most populous city in New England. It is the seat of Suffolk County (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 MSA in the country. A broader combined statistical area (CSA), generally corresponding to the commuting area and including Providence, Rhode Island, is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth most populous in the United States.Boston is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from the English town of the same name. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the siege of Boston. Upon American independence from Great Britain, the city continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635) first subway system (Tremont Street subway, 1897), and first large public library (Boston Public Library, 1848).

Today, Boston is a thriving center of scientific research. The Boston area's many colleges and universities make it a world leader in higher education, including law, medicine, engineering and business, and the city is considered to be a global pioneer in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 5,000 startups. Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology and government activities. Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment.


July 5, 2022

Demaryius Thomas Suffered From Stage 2 CTE Prior to His Death, Doctors Say

A research team at Boston University suspects former NFL star Demaryius Thomas had been suffering from CTE before his shocking death last year.

June 30, 2022

Natural Part

The Boston rock trio’s latest attempts to reconnect with the songwriting focus of their early demos, pushing beyond slowcore in search of something more direct.

June 19, 2022

Neil Diamond Sings ‘Sweet Caroline’ With Broadway Veteran Will Swenson at Boston Red Sox Game

The 81-year-old music icon last performed at Fenway Park in 2013.

June 19, 2022

See Neil Diamond Make Rare Live Appearance to Sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Boston Red Sox Game

Singer returns to Fenway Park four years after his retirement due to Parkinson's disease to lead traditional 8th inning singalong

June 17, 2022

Post Malone Adds 5 More Concerts to His Twelve Carat Tour in North America

The new dates include stops in Toronto, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.

June 17, 2022

NBA Fans React to Warriors Becoming Champions Again After Defeating Celtics in Game 6

Check out reactions to the Warriors becoming champions once again after they defeated the Boston Celtics in 6 games to take home the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

June 14, 2022

Watch Jay-Z & Blue Ivy Have the Sweetest Father-Daughter Moment at Game 5 of the NBA Finals | Billboard News

Game five of the NBA Finals, in which the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics faced off, took place on Monday night (June 13), and Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy were in attendance, sitting front and center during the game, and shared an adorable father-daughter moment.

June 13, 2022

Courteeners announce first US gigs in 13 years

The band are set to play Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles in November The post Courteeners announce first US gigs in 13 years appeared first on NME.

June 9, 2022

Klay Thompson and Draymond Green’s Wife Call Out Celtics Fans for Chanting ‘F*ck You Draymond’

Following Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, Klay Thompson criticized Boston Celtics fans for heckling Draymond Green throughout the game.

June 2, 2022

The Strokes Cancel Primavera Sound Headlining Set Due to COVID-19: ‘We Deeply Apologize’

The band recently nixed their Boston Calling show also after an infection.

June 1, 2022

Charlie Puth Shares the Story Behind Losing His Virginity at 21 | Billboard News

The singer revealed that he had sex for the first time when he was 21 years old, after playing a small gig in Boston.

May 31, 2022

Kanye's Donda Sports Reportedly Signs Jaylen Brown

The Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown has reportedly become the first NBA player to sign with Ye, following in the footsteps of Super Bowl winner Aaron Donald.

May 28, 2022

Udonis Haslem Rips Draymond Green for Saying Celtics Would Make NBA Finals Prior to Heat's Game 6 Win

Fresh off a Game 6 win in Boston Friday, Miami Heat captain Udonis Haslem called out Draymond Green for saying the Warriors would play the Celtics in the Finals

May 28, 2022

Nine Inch Nails to fill in for The Strokes at Boston Calling following COVID-19 case

It'll be the second night in a row that Trent Reznor and co. headline the festival The post Nine Inch Nails to fill in for The Strokes at Boston Calling following COVID-19 case appeared first on NME.

May 11, 2022

Here’s Nets GM Sean Marks’ Response to Whether or Not Team Is Committed to Kyrie Long-Term

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks spoke to the media on Wednesday for the first time since the team was swept out of the first round by the Boston Celtics.

May 3, 2022

Investigators Blame ‘Short Circuit’ After Passenger Is Dragged to Death on Boston Subway

Robinson Lalin, 39, was dragged about 105 feet to his death last month after his right arm got trapped in the railcar’s door while attempting to exit.

May 2, 2022

Jack Harlow Responds to NBA Referees Having No Idea Who He Is While Sitting Courtside

During Game 1 between the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, NBA referees Scott Foster and Ed Malloy were captured asking aloud who Jack Harlow was.

April 27, 2022

Top Suspect on Canada’s Most Wanted List Found Within Hours of List Being Published

Canada's most wanted person, Abilaziz Mohamed, was arrested not even 24 hours within the new list being published in connection with a shooting at Boston Pizza.

April 25, 2022

Fontaines D.C. cancel Boston show after Grian Chatten diagnosed with laryngitis

The band is currently on a sold-out US tour The post Fontaines D.C. cancel Boston show after Grian Chatten diagnosed with laryngitis appeared first on NME.

April 20, 2022

Satisfy Celebrates the Boston Marathon with Latest Drop

Satisfy has just dropped off a capsule commemorating what is arguably one of the oldest and most celebrated road races in the world – the Boston marathon.

April 18, 2022

Kyrie Irving Addresses Giving Celtics Fans the Finger, Implies He Was Called a ‘P*ssy’ and a ‘B*tch’

The checkered relationship between Kyrie Irving and Boston fans took center stage during Game 1 of the Brooklyn Nets’ series against the Celtics.

April 13, 2022

Tom Brady Reportedly Returned to Bucs After Plan to Join Miami Dolphins Front Office Didn't Work Out

'The Boston Globe' reports that Tom Brady had planned to join the Miami Dolphins front office but returned to the Bucs after it didn't work out.

April 9, 2022

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are Engaged, Again

The Bronx native and Boston native are planning to tie the knot, hoping to follow through after breaking their original engagement off in 2004, per People.

April 6, 2022

Nine Inch Nails Set to Headline Day 1 of Boston Calling 2022

The industrial rockers will join previously-announced headliners The Strokes and Metallica.

March 31, 2022

Chris Rock Receives Standing Ovation at First Show Since Oscars Slap: “I’m Still Kind of Processing What Happened” | Billboard News

Following the headline-making slap at the Oscars on Sunday night, Chris Rock has remained quiet about the incident between himself and Will Smith. But on Wednesday night (March 30), the comedian spoke out publicly for the first time during his stand-up show in Boston.

March 31, 2022

Chris Rock Breaks Silence on Will Smith Oscars Slap at Stand-Up Show

“How was your weekend?” he asked the Boston crowd.

March 31, 2022

Chris Rock Addresses Will Smith Oscars Slap, Says He’s ‘Processing What Happened’

The comedian touched on the now-viral moment during his sold-out comedy show in Boston on Wednesday night: 'I’m still kind of processing what happened.'

March 29, 2022

Chris Rock’s Ticket Sales Reportedly Surge After Oscars Slap: Here’s Where You Can Buy Passes to See Him on Tour

The 57-year-old comedian is scheduled to perform in Boston on March 30, and will hit dozens of other cities throughout the year.

March 27, 2022

See Mammoth WVH Honor Taylor Hawkins With ‘My Hero’ Cover

Drummer "was a hero to me, and a hero to all of us," Wolfgang Van Halen tells Boston crowd before Foo Fighters cover

March 26, 2022

Slash announces livestream event with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators

The global event was shot on location this month at the group's sold-out House Of Blues show in Boston The post Slash announces livestream event with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators appeared first on NME.


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