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Tommy Chang Is Boston’s New School Superintendent

March 03, 2015
Tommy Chang (Courtesy of BPS)

Boston’s school system has been without a permanent leader for nearly two years.

Watch: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses Congress

March 03, 2015

In a controversial speech to Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed Iran.

Mayor Walsh Pushes To Increase Max Fines For Not Shoveling

March 02, 2015
Jill Leach shovels her car near her home in Charlestown last month. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Walsh wants to raise the maximum fines for property owners who fail to shovel sidewalks or who throw snow into the street from $300 to $1,500.

History On Display: MFA To Showcase State House Time Capsule Artifacts From 1795

March 02, 2015
Coins and the engraved silver plaque found inside the time capsule. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The time capsule was originally embedded in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in 1795 by Gov. Sam Adams and Revolutionary War figures Paul Revere and William Scollay.

‘Provincetown Four’ Celebrates The Players Who Revolutionized American Drama

March 02, 2015
Claire Barnes and Christian Telles rehearsing for "Suppressed Desires" (Courtesy)

“Provincetown Four,” held from March 9 to 11 at Roger’s Pub in Babson College, will feature four one-acts by the original Provincetown Players whose influence can still be felt on the American stage.

Longtime Friend Pays Tribute To Boris Nemtsov

February 28, 2015

The speech comes after the murder of Boris Nemtsov, who was fatally shot Friday on a street in Moscow.

The World, Through The Creative Mind Of Yo-Yo Ma

February 28, 2015
Kayhan Kalhor playing the kamancheh with Yo-Yo Ma during a Silk Road Ensemble concert in Izmir, Turkey (Aykut Usletekin/International Izmir Festival)

From the greatest concert halls in the world to the neighborhoods of Cambridge, Yo-Yo Ma has been transforming the nature of music-making for 15 years. His Silk Road Ensemble will perform on March 4 at Symphony Hall.

America’s Test Kitchen — Cooking Up Something Delicious for Boston?

February 28, 2015
America's Test Kitchen Host Christopher Kimball

America’s Test Kitchen Host Christopher Kimball offers the public an irresistible treat behind the scenes of his renowned cooking show, which comes to Boston live on March 5.

Police: Boston Officer Shot Man Who Stabbed Him

February 27, 2015

Authorities say Edwin Guidy, 22, was shot in the leg by an officer after stabbing him in the stomach with a wooden stake.

‘Twin Peaks’ At The Brattle: Still Something To Shout About

February 27, 2015

“Twin Peaks” has had its ups and downs critically, but it’s riding a high at the Brattle Theatre retrospective of David Lynch films.

‘She's Beautiful When She's Angry': A Rousing Documentary On Women's Liberation

February 26, 2015
"She's Beautiful When She's Angry" captures the spirit and creativity of the women's liberation movement.

Opening at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Friday, Feb. 27, Mary Dore’s documentary begins with a reminder that present-day reproductive rights are under threat, and then spirals through 1966 to 1971, between some of the better- and lesser-known efforts that shaped feminism’s second wave.

‘Grounded’ Soars Dramatically At Central Square Theater

February 26, 2015
Grounded, production 4

“Grounded” at Central Square Theater tells the story of a female fighter-bomber pilot. Carolyn Clay reviews.

Tsarnaev Trial Opening Statements On Wednesday

February 25, 2015

That means a sufficient number of qualified jurors in the high-profile death penalty case have been identified.

In Apollinaire’s ‘Greenland,’ Family Ties Melt Away

February 25, 2015
A scene from "Greenland." (Danielle Fauteaux Jacques)

Through the premise of drifting glaciers caused by climate change, “Greenland,” at Chelsea Theater Works through March 15, slowly reveals the complexity of a family coming apart.

After Bitter Cold Morning, Snow Expected Overnight

February 24, 2015
Predicted snowfall totals for Wednesday. (David Epstein/WBUR)

Boston is forecast to get up to 3 inches of snow overnight, with a coating to 2 inches expected around Worcester.

WBUR, ARTery Honored With Commonwealth Award

February 24, 2015

For being a media organization “that has demonstrated outstanding support of the cultural community in Massachusetts by telling its stories,” the Massachusetts Cultural Council has honored WBUR with a Commonwealth Award.

‘The Big Meal’ Serves Up Dietary Dysfunction

February 24, 2015
Shelley Brown, Peter Brown, Ashley Risten, Arianna Reith, Devon Scalisi, Johnny Quinones and Becca A. Lewis "The Big Meal." (Richard Hall/Silverline Images)

The gloves are off in Zeitgeist Stage Company’s “The Big Meal,” in which several generations of a fractious American family gather for an album of prandial snapshots says critic Carolyn Clay.

Watch Live: Gov. Baker Discusses Federal Disaster Relief Efforts

February 23, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to discuss federal disaster relief efforts at 5 p.m.

Former Gov. Patrick To Deliver Harvard Commencement Address

February 23, 2015
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick completes the traditional "lone walk" down the stairs in front of the State House Wednesday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Deval Patrick, who left office last month after serving two terms and is now a visiting fellow at MIT, received both his bachelor’s and law degree from Harvard.

Gov. Baker Pushes For Federal Disaster Relief

February 23, 2015
Streets were flooded on Oceanside Drive in Scituate Tuesday evening due to a breach in the sea wall near 10th and 11th Avenues. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Baker said Monday that conversations he had with FEMA officials were encouraging.

Partners HealthCare Drops Bid To Acquire South Shore Hospital

February 17, 2015

The move comes less than a month after a judge rejected a deal that would have allowed Partners to acquire South Shore and two other local hospitals, saying it wasn’t in the public interest.

Colleagues Mourn Surgeon Fatally Shot At The Brigham

January 21, 2015

Dr. Michael Davidson was remembered both for his skills as a surgeon and his rich personal life.

Health Connector Head Will Step Down

January 06, 2015

Jean Yang, who oversaw the problematic launch of the Connector’s new website, will depart the agency next Friday.

First Dispensary Cleared To Grow Marijuana In Massachusetts

January 02, 2015

Assuming a three-month growing cycle, the storefront in Salem could begin selling marijuana in April. However, the plants must first undergo a series of safety tests, and the state will continue to inspect the company’s business plans.

Health Connector: Insurance Signups Up, But Many Unpaid

December 19, 2014

The deadline is Tuesday for those who want to be covered on the first of the year.

MGH Patient Monitored For Possible Ebola ‘Cleared Medically,’ Discharged

December 05, 2014

The patient’s release and current condition are not a threat to anyone else, MGH officials said.

Baker Names Sudders As His Health And Human Services Chief

November 21, 2014
Marylou Sudders (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Marylou Sudders is the state’s former mental health commissioner.

Westminster Pulls Tobacco Ban Proposal

November 19, 2014

The proposal — which would have been the first such sweeping measure in the country — was met by staunch opposition.

4 More Mass. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Approved

November 07, 2014

The four dispensaries in Boston, Taunton, Greenfield and Fairhaven fill counties that did not previously have any medical marijuana dispensaries in the works.

SJC To Hear Petition To Dismiss Convictions Tied To Dookhan

October 23, 2014

The ACLU is asking the state’s highest court to dismiss tens of thousands of criminal convictions tied to former state chemist Annie Dookhan, who admitted to tampering with evidence.

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