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Photos: Major Snowstorm Hits Massachusetts

January 27, 2015
Water floods a street on the coast in Scituate. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Photos from Tuesday’s potentially historic storm.

The Latest: Major Snowstorm Hits Massachusetts

January 27, 2015
Water floods a street on the coast in Scituate. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

A potentially historic storm has descended on the state. We’ve got all the latest updates here.

Watch Live: Mayor Walsh Discusses Blizzard Prep

January 26, 2015

Gov. Baker is expected to speak at noon.

MEMA’s Tips For Staying Safe During The Storm

January 26, 2015

BOSTON — With a potentially historic snowstorm headed for the area, here are tips for staying safe from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the city of Boston.

Mass. Braces For Potentially Historic Snowstorm

January 26, 2015
With a road sign warning of an expected blizzard, morning commuters travel across the Zakim Bridge Monday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker has declared a state of emergency and instituted a travel ban starting at midnight.

Ronan Noone Audaciously Takes On Eugene O'Neill

January 26, 2015
MacKenzie Meehan, Christopher Donahue, Ronan Noone, and Kathleen McElfresh in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Ronan Noone’s "The Second Girl." (Paul Cantillon)

BOSTON — Maureen Dezell interviews playwright Ronan Noone about “The Second Girl,” a play that centers on Irish-Americans, Eugene O’Neill, and the challenges that female immigrants face.

Funeral For Slain Brigham Doctor

January 23, 2015

The funeral for Dr. Michael Davidson is being held at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley.

Mark Morris Dazzles With Dualities At The ICA

January 22, 2015

BOSTON — The Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble show why they’re so impressive in Four Boston premiers at the intimate Institute of Contemporary Art theater.

Postponed: ‘The Defiant Requiem’ — A Soul-Saving Musical Event At Symphony Hall

January 22, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston premiere of “Defiant Requiem,” a mixed media event that honors victims at the Nazi camp in Terezin, will be performed at Symphony Hall on Jan. 27.

Israel Horovitz’s Notebook: An American Artist In Paris

January 22, 2015
France Europe Terror

PARIS — Playwright Israel Horovitz spends much of his time in France, where his plays are particularly popular. This is his notebook of what he found when he went back to Paris to mount his plays following the recent murders by Islamic extremists.

Colleagues Mourn Surgeon Fatally Shot At The Brigham

January 21, 2015

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

Watch Live: Boston 2024 To Release Olympic Bid Info

January 21, 2015

The private group behind Boston’s bid is set to release information at noon Wednesday.

‘Bedlam’s Saint Joan’ Is A Shaw That Must Go On

January 21, 2015
Andrus Nichols in Bedlam's "Saint Joan." (A.R. Sinclair Photography)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Hosted by Underground Railway Theater at Central Square Theater through Feb. 8, “Bedlam’s Saint Joan” is completely thrilling, says critic Carolyn Clay: a brainy, blabby historical drama married to a thoroughly modern immersion experience.

Ira Glass And Friends Dance Their Way Into Boston

January 21, 2015
“Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host”

Ira Glass discusses preparation, sequins, aging and more for his new theater piece, “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.”

Watch: GOP’s State Of The Union Response

January 20, 2015

Iowa U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst will deliver the GOP’s State of the Union response following President Obama’s 9 p.m. address.

Watch: President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

January 20, 2015

President Obama’s State of the Union address was delivered at 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Andris Nelsons, The BSO And The Age Factor

January 20, 2015

BOSTON — Andris Nelsons leads two more concerts for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz takes a listen.

‘Serpents In The Cold': A Smoky Light On Lives In The Shadows

January 20, 2015
The cover art for Boston-based mystery novel, "Serpents in the Cold." (Courtesy)

Thomas O’Malley and Douglas Graham Purdy bring us back to 1951 Boston — the winter just as biting — with their noir mystery novel, “Serpents in the Cold.”

Hundreds Of Demonstrators March Through Boston On MLK Day

January 19, 2015
Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in Boston on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. (Fred Bever/WBUR)

BOSTON — More than a thousand demonstrators are making their way through Boston, part of a day of national demonstrations in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Free Speech Takes The Stage: ‘Red Hot Patriot’ And ‘Muckrakers’

January 16, 2015
Karen MacDonald as Molly Ivins in "Red Hot Patriot" (Mark S. Howard/Lyric Stage)

BOSTON — Two plays by midsize theaters deal with issues in the headlines: “Red Hot Patriot,” about Molly Ivins, at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, and “Muckrakers,” which deals with leaks and transparency, at the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown.

‘Parks And Rec’ Co-Stars Amy Poehler And Chris Pratt Earn Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Award

January 15, 2015
Actress and comedian Amy Poehler, left, and actor Chris Pratt, right. (AP)

BOSTON — Stars of the NBC sitcom Amy Poehler and Chris Pratt have been named Woman of the Year and Man of the Year, respectively, by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals for 2015.

Health Connector Head Will Step Down

January 06, 2015

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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)

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

Westminster Pulls Tobacco Ban Proposal

November 19, 2014

BOSTON — 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

BOSTON — 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

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.

Brain Scientists Learn To Alter And Even Erase Memories

July 24, 2014
This optogenetic device uses light to activate specific brain cells. (Courtesy McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT)

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.

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