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Bruce Gellerman

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FBI Director Avoids Commenting On Marathon Bombing During Boston Visit

November 19, 2014

BOSTON — The new FBI director is close to meeting his goal of visiting all field offices in his first year in office. Director James Comey made visit number 53 on Tuesday.

Lawyers In Tsarnaev Case Must Deliver List Of Potential Witnesses To Judge By Year’s End

November 13, 2014

BOSTON — A judge has ordered lawyers on both sides in the case against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to turn over a list of all potential witnesses by the end of the year.

‘Car Talk’ Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77

November 03, 2014
In this July 9, 1991 file photo, Brothers Tom, left, and Ray Magliozzi pose under a car hood in Boston. (AP)

BOSTON — One of Cambridge’s funniest, most famous and most beloved residents died Monday morning.

Against Odds, Menino Fought Successfully To Merge 2 City Hospitals

October 31, 2014
At rear left is Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, pictured standing near, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., shakes hands with nurse Janet Killarney while visiting the Boston Medical Center in 2004. (Charles Krupa/AP)

BOSTON — Boston Medical Center officials recall Menino’s determination to bring about the merger of Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical Center Hospital.

Phillipos Faces Up To 16 Years In Prison After Conviction

October 29, 2014

BOSTON — After six days of deliberations, a federal jury has found Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, did indeed lie to agents investigating the bombings.

Jury Begins Deliberating Case Against Tsarnaev’s Friend

October 21, 2014

BOSTON — A federal jury has begun deliberating in the trial of Robel Phillipos, the 21-year-old friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who’s accused of lying to federal agents investigating the bombing.

Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis, A Family Friend To Defendant, Testifies At Phillipos Trial

October 17, 2014

BOSTON — Reporters and spectators reacted with surprise as Michael Dukakis, a former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential nominee, took to the witness stand in the trial of Robel Phillipos, a close friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Contents Of Old State House Time Capsule Remain A Mystery

October 09, 2014
Inside the time capsule you could see a red book, which was not among the items cataloged in earlier news reports about the capsule. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — On Thursday, historians removed and opened a time capsule from a lion statue that stood perched on the facade of Boston’s Old State House.

Tazhayakov Testifies In Robel Phillipos Trial

October 07, 2014
Robel Phillipos arrives at federal court in September for the start of jury selection for his trial in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

BOSTON — Azamat Tazhayakov, who was convicted in July for obstructing the bombing investigation, agreed to testify against Robel Phillipos in exchange for a positive sentencing recommendation.

Trial Begins For Third Tsarnaev Friend

October 07, 2014

BOSTON — Robel Phillipos is accused of lying to federal investigators.

Suffolk Downs Leaves Behind A Rich Legacy

October 03, 2014
Seabiscuit is shown with jockey Johnny "Red" Pollard after winning the Massachusetts Handicap at Suffolk Downs on Aug. 7, 1937. (AP)

BOSTON — Saturday is the last scheduled day of live racing at Suffolk Downs, once one of New England’s premier sporting venues.

How Mass. Seeks To Deal With Problem Gambling

September 26, 2014
Construction of the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville (Bruce Gellerman/WBUR)

BOSTON — State regulators must develop plans to fight compulsive gambling. But first, they’re trying to understand it.

Father Of Marine With Overturned Murder Conviction: ‘Larry Was A Scapegoat’

June 28, 2013
Lawrence Hutchins Jr., retired Marine Reservist, father of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, whose murder conviction for killing an innocent Iraqi civilian was overturned by the military’s highest court. (Jared Bennett for WBUR)

BOSTON — The U.S. military’s highest court has overturned the murder conviction of a Marine from Massachusetts. But the case is still far from over. WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman spoke with the Marine’s father.

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