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.
But, the board of economists said, the weather will have “a disproportionate impact on low-income workers.”
Red Sox spring training in Fort Myers, Florida, reminded us that Boston’s baseball season will soon be here.
After a winter of record snowfall, a dusting of snow is forecast to brush through Greater Boston Friday evening.
The good news is despite the fact that Massachusetts added just 800 jobs last month.
In 2012, Boston households in the 95th percentile of income earned 15 times what the poorest 20 percent made.
Boston-based Pine Street Inn now manages more permanent beds than temporary beds.
The state jobless rate of 5.1 percent is the lowest it’s been since May 2008.
Have an idea to reimagine the oft-barren landscape that is Boston City Hall Plaza? Mayor Marty Walsh wants to hear it.
In her opening statement, defense attorney Judy Clarke admitted that her client, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bombed the Boston Marathon.
Hoping to boost the Massachusetts economy over the long term, Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday established a panel on bridging the so-called workforce skills gap.
If approved by the council and Legislature, the resulting funds would go toward substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.
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.
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.”