Ben is an editor — and occasional blogger — for wbur.org. When he reports, it’s most often on economic and transportation policy, social issues and politics.
Ben is from western Massachusetts, and now lives in Cambridge.
BOSTON — Massachusetts added an estimated 60,900 jobs last year. That’s the state’s strongest year for job growth since 2000.
BOSTON — Dr. Michael Davidson, 44, died hours after the shooting. Boston police identified the alleged shooter as Stephen Pasceri, 55, of Millbury.
BOSTON — A year and a week into his term, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh delivers his first State of the City address tonight. Here are six things to keep in mind.
BOSTON — Boston’s mayor also laid out a schedule of nine community meetings across the city.
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker struck a bipartisan tone in his inaugural address, but the Republican also made it clear that he believes the state has “a spending problem,” referencing a budget deficit that will be an early test for his administration.
BOSTON — The strong Massachusetts jobs growth occurred in a month in which the U.S. added an estimated 321,000 jobs.
BOSTON — The governor’s salary should be raised $33,200, to $185,000, a special advisory commission on public sector compensation recommended Monday.
BOSTON — Nineteen of the state’s 29 public college campuses have opened food pantries or are now distributing food to some students.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts jobless rate is above the national level, which is currently 5.8 percent.
BOSTON — The items are among 28 objects placed into a time capsule in a lion statue that’s bound, again, for its perch atop the Old State House.
The iconic yellow smiley face was created by Worcester artist Harvey Ball in 1963.
“Really thought I was going to need this after the 5th round,” the now-star QB wrote.
BOSTON — The 55th iteration of the iconic music festival happened this past weekend in Rhode Island, and NPR Music, as it does every year, is posting audio and photos.
Boston Medical Center physicians can refer low-income patients for a $5 membership to the area’s bike share system, under a new initiative.
Was Ben’s love of music deepened because early on he often read while he listened? He mulls it over.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry got a touching reminder of his Boston roots in Guatemala this week.
The staff at one North Andover pediatrician’s office is, for the fourth straight day in an outage, “seeing sick kids in the cold, with no computers, no phones and no lights.”