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Bruce Gellerman

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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.

2 Pipeline Proposals Compete To Power Mass.

September 17, 2014

BOSTON — Both proposals promise a cheap, virtually unlimited supply of natural gas. However, critics say it could be too much.

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Concealing Bodies, Endangering Children

September 12, 2014

support wbur today A 31-year-old woman from Blackstone is accused of concealing the bodies of three newborn infants and endangering the lives of four children police say were living in dangerous filth. Listen to a full report above from WBUR’s Bruce Gellerman in Blackstone. More: Woman Held Without Bail After 3 Dead Infants Found In […]

Busing Left Deep Scars On Boston, Its Students

September 05, 2014
Two African-American students walk through a line of officials as they leave a bus to attend predominantly white South Boston High School on Sept. 12, 1974, the first day of a court-ordered busing. (AP)

The use of buses to desegregate Boston Public Schools lasted a quarter of a century. Yet, the effects are still with us.

‘It Was Like A War Zone’: Busing In Boston

September 05, 2014
African-American students board a school bus outside South Boston High School on Sept. 12, 1974 -- the first day of school and the first day of court-ordered busing. (AP)

With Boston public school students back in class, we recall a very different start to school 40 years ago.

With $350M Research Center, MIT Bets Big On Nanotechnology

August 05, 2014
MIT.nano (Courtesy of Wilson Architects)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When finished in 2018, the $350 million MIT.nano will provide state-of-the-art facilities for 2,000 scientists studying nanotechnology.

Tazhayakov Is First Convicted In Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

July 22, 2014

BOSTON — In the first trial related to the Boston Marathon bombings, a college friend of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of interfering with the FBI’s investigation into the deadly blasts.

In Closing Arguments, Prosecutors Say Tazhayakov Sought To Protect Tsarnaev

July 17, 2014

BOSTON — Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of interfering with the FBI’s investigation of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Obstruction Case Against Tsarnaev Friend May Soon Go To Jury

July 11, 2014

BOSTON — Lawyers for the friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are not saying whether they will call any witnesses. But the judge has told jurors they may begin deliberations Wednesday.

FBI Agent: Tsarnaev’s Friends Knew He Had Materials To Build Explosives

July 10, 2014

BOSTON — An FBI agent testified Thursday that friends of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew he had materials to build an explosive.

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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