BOSTON — On a 9-4 vote earlier this month, the council voted to give itself a nearly 23 percent pay raise, effective in January 2016.
With “A Girl is a Half-formed Thing,” author Eimear McBride defies writerly conventions to address tough topics and create something special.
BOSTON — Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced Thursday that he is suspending his book tour and cancer treatment.
BOSTON — The Huntington Theatre Company’s “Ether Dome” is a lively history of anesthesia, but Carolyn Clay finds it could afford to have some surgery of its own.
BOSTON — 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.
BOSTON — Under the plan, the MBTA would close the stops at BU West, St. Paul Street, Pleasant Street and Babcock Street and create two new stops — one just west of the current BU West stop and one between the existing Pleasant Street and Babcock Street locations.
Aretha Franklin’s new album is easily her best in years, says WBUR’s pop culture correspondent, Renee Graham.
We’re seeking your questions before an Oct. 28 broadcast debate.
In her new novel, “Everything I Never Told You,” author Celeste Ng takes on a complex narrative form, giving each character a distinct and equal voice.
BOSTON — Demographic churn is turning an already narrow Republican path to statewide victory into a tightrope walk.
Captain Sensible from British punk band the Damned talks about the group, its music, and him becoming more sensible over the years. They will be performing at Royale Boston on Oct. 25.
BOSTON — The Lyric Stage Company of Boston brings the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell to life in “Dear Elizabeth.” Carolyn Clay reviews.
BOSTON — You might not expect seasoned actor Will Lyman to pay much attention to 24-year-old directors—but Guy Ben-Aharon has his ear. Lyman and Maureen Keiller star in Ben-Aharon’s “Oh, God” on the Israeli Stage.
BOSTON — Here’s a look at some of photos shared from around the area on the first day of races.
BOSTON — Jazz violinist Regina Carter will perform track from her latest album “Southern Comfort,” inspired by her family’s southern roots, at the concert for the Celebrity Series of Boston tonight.
The major party candidates have been tame when it comes to setting out forceful positions, argues Michael Jonas.
Dianne Reeves is at the Berklee Performance Center Saturday night, performing songs from her first studio album in five years, “Beautiful Life.”
Our interactive of our latest WBUR poll, by The MassINC Polling Group.
BOSTON — A charity established in memory of the youngest victim killed during Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 is now looking to build a team of charity runners for the 2015 Boston Marathon.
BOSTON — A suspect, Bodio Hutchinson, 34, of Boston, is in custody. Boston Police Commissioner Williams Evans said Hutchinson had an outstanding warrant for assault and battery on a police officer and on drug charges.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Remo Airaldi has been in over 60 productions in his acting career, taking on numerous comedic roles, but what many don’t know is he’s one of the highest rated professors at Harvard University.
Memories, it turns out, are malleable, and brain scientists are learning to alter and erase them, raising some hopes of possible treatments for memory disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
Coakley wants a judge to wait to review the settlement until after the Health Policy Commission releases its final report on the impact Partners’ acquisition would have on the market.
BOSTON — A report by the state’s Health Policy Commission finds allowing Partners Health Care to merge with Hallmark Health Systems would increase health care costs on the North Shore.
BOSTON — Massachusetts ranks in the top 10 of all states for prescribing OxyContin and other long-acting painkillers, but in the bottom 10 for overall prescribing of opioids.
BOSTON — Undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts do not have access to most public health insurance programs, which can pose particular challenges at the end of life.
Massachusetts has been given an additional year to transition to a new system that would change the way insurance carriers calculate premiums for businesses.
The study found abnormalities in areas of the brain related to emotion, motivation and decision-making.
The passage comes a month after Gov. Deval Patrick issued emergency regulations banning restraints on pregnant inmates in labor.
BOSTON — Massachusetts health care officials struggling to repair the state’s hobbled website are looking at the possibility of leasing or buying technology from states with functioning insurance sites.