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Bruce Gellerman

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A Brief Life, With Setbacks And Accomplishments

January 14, 2015
Alex DoSouto, left, Dr. Charles Diggs, dean of Enrollment at Roxbury Community College, center, and Anthony “Big Time” Seymour, violence interrupter for the Boston Center for Youth and Families, walk to the registration office at RCC last year. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — Boston’s first homicide victim of 2015, Alex DoSouto, 24, of Dorchester, will be buried Wednesday. It’s the story of an ex-con who turned his life around.

Some See Parallels Between France, Marathon Terror Attacks

January 09, 2015
Armed security forces fly in a military helicopter in Dammartin-en-Goele on Friday. French security forces swarmed this small industrial town northeast of Paris in an operation to capture a pair of heavily armed suspects in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper. (Thibault Camus/AP)

BOSTON — “The similarities are almost eerie,” said Massachusetts U.S. Rep. William Keating.

Cape Wind Faces Uncertain Future

January 09, 2015
Supporters and opponents of Cape Wind protest outside the Coast Guard Station in Woods Hole in February 2010. (AP)

BOSTON — With two utilities ending their power contracts with Cape Wind, the transition to a new administration, and a continuing legal battle, it’s unclear when — if ever — the off-shore wind farm will begin construction.

Time Capsule Buried Under Mass. State House In Colonial Times Opens

January 07, 2015

BOSTON — State officials reacted with amazement as a time capsule buried under the State House on Beacon Hill centuries ago was opened.

Wynn Resorts Faces New Legal Challenge

January 06, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has filed suit against the state gaming commission.

Tsarnaev Attends Final Pretrial Hearing

December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in court for the brief hearing Thursday — his first public appearance in more than a year. Also in attendance were about a dozen bombing survivors and a handful of Tsarnaev supporters.

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.

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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