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 — 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.
BOSTON — This week’s 3-cent drop continues a months-long trend.
BOSTON — Massachusetts’ long Election Night ended Wednesday morning with Democrat Martha Coakley conceding the governor’s race to Republican Charlie Baker.
BOSTON — The law will allow all workers the chance to accrue and use up to 40 hours of sick time a year.
BOSTON — Ten years ago, on Oct. 17, 2004, “The Steal” catapulted the Sox over the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALCS.
BOSTON — Amid erratic jobs numbers, the state unemployment rate increased last month, from 5.8 percent to 6 percent.
BOSTON — The items include: various Boston newspapers from 1901; campaign buttons, including one of Teddy Roosevelt; and a nail from the Old South Church.
The iconic yellow smiley face was created by Worcester artist Harvey Ball in 1963.
BOSTON — The cartoon references the White House intruder and is being criticized by some for racist connotations.
BOSTON — Question 4 would mandate paid or unpaid sick time, depending on an employer’s size. The Massachusetts proposal could become the most comprehensive sick time law on the books.
“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.”