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 2024 says the games would bring thousands of jobs and housing units to the area, and that its proposal would leave an estimated $210 million surplus.
At his formal sentencing, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said: “I am sorry for the lives that I’ve taken.”
The shelter opening coincided with the release of a Walsh administration action plan to combat veteran homelessness and end chronic homelessness.
On Wednesday evening, a white man fatally shot nine people in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
It’s the lowest Massachusetts’ jobless rate has been since December 2007.
Frank, an architect of a 2010 law that reshaped the financial industry, has joined the board of New York-based Signature Bank.
Beach volleyball events had initially been proposed for Boston Common — one of the most scrutinized of the proposed Olympic venues.
Officials announced the initiative a day after two Boston teens — ages 14 and 16 — were charged with fatally shooting a 16-year-old.
Another week, another new venue announcement. Boston 2024 had originally suggested that Long Island, in Boston Harbor, would host shooting.
On Wednesday evening, a 16-year-old who was riding his bike near his Dorchester home was shot and killed.
Massachusetts has the lowest rate of residents lacking health insurance. We know that. But the state figure masks significant variation on a more local level.
Have an idea to reimagine the oft-barren landscape that is Boston City Hall Plaza? Mayor Marty Walsh wants to hear it.
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.”