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Primary Wrap Up: Four Things We Learned

September 12, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley. (AP's Stephan Savoia, WBUR's Jesse Costa)

BOSTON — But before we put this week in the rear view mirror, here are four things we have learned so far from the trail of data left by the party primaries.

Dennis Lehane Moves ‘The Drop’ From Boston To Brooklyn

September 12, 2014
Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini star in “The Drop,” the latest movie based on the new book by Boston crime novelist Dennis Lehane.

Map Analysis: Coakley Won Where It Matters

September 11, 2014
Martha Coakley greets supporters after delivering her victory speech in the Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — Tuesday’s returns show that Martha Coakley ran strongly in the kinds of communities she will need to win in a November matchup against Republican Charlie Baker.

Watch: President Obama’s Full Address On Islamic State

September 10, 2014

President Obama is expected to deliver an address on the Islamic State at 9 p.m.

Boston Rock Bands Reunite For Pipeline! 25th Anniversary Concert Series

September 10, 2014
1981 Someone & the Somebodies (Courtesy, Neal Trousdale)

“Pipeline” celebrates 50 years of live rock on WMBR-FM at several venues between Sept. 12 and Oct. 12.

Photos: Primary Day In Massachusetts

September 09, 2014

Massachusetts voters are casting ballots in a number of Democratic and Republican primaries Tuesday. Check out scenes from across the state.

Madison Park Students Protest Lack Of Schedules

September 09, 2014
Madison Park High School students protested Tuesday morning. (Delores Handy/WBUR)

BOSTON — After four days of school without any class schedules, the students are saying they’ve had enough. Schedules are normally sent to students and teachers in June.

1 Of 2 Women Struck By Lightning At Crane Beach Dies

September 08, 2014

BOSTON — Marguerite Tomany, 61, of North Grosvenor Dale, Connecticut, died as a result of injuries suffered in the lightning strike.

Watch Live: President Obama Holds Press Conference From NATO Summit

September 05, 2014

Editor’s Note: We’ve removed the live stream from this post.

Walsh ‘Hopeful’ Boston St. Patrick’s Parade Will Follow New York’s

September 04, 2014
Women from the Sanford High School color guard, of Sanford, Me., twirl green flags while marching in a St. Patrick's Day Parade, in South Boston, Sunday, March 17, 2013. (Steven Senne/AP)

BOSTON — A day after the New York parade’s ban on openly gay groups ended, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he hopes Boston’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade organizers will allow gay groups to march next year.

The Boston Bohemian And Walt Whitman — How American Rebels Got Their Voice

September 04, 2014

Justin Martin charts the spread of American bohemianism in “Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians.”

Firefighters Battle 9-Alarm Allston Fire

September 03, 2014
(Boston Fire)

BOSTON — The blaze left five firefighters with minor injuries and 54 residents displaced.

Historic Tall Ships To Return To Boston In 2017

September 03, 2014
The barque Europa, of the Netherlands, departs Boston following Sail Boston in July 2009. (Lisa Poole/AP)

BOSTON — It’s expected to be the largest fleet of Tall Ships in Boston Harbor since 2000.

A Blockbuster At The Brattle? Thank Video On Demand for ‘Snowpiercer’

September 02, 2014

The Brattle Theatre hit paydirt this summer with “Snowpiercer.” Tom Meek describes how it happened.

Pop-Rock Vets Cheap Trick Deep Into 4th Decade Of Rocking

August 22, 2014
Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen reflects on the band’s history, his guitars, and getting old, rock ‘n’ roll style.

Filmmakers Play Nice In Public, But It’s A Slugfest Behind The Scenes

August 16, 2014
Ed Pincus in "One Cut, One Life."

A new book about creative pairs argues against the myth of the lone genius in favor of dynamic duos. Erin Trahan talks with the book’s author and two local filmmakers about artistic collaborations and why it’s typically a taboo subject.

With ‘Intimate Chambers For Chamber Music,’ Cape Festival Celebrates 35 Years

August 14, 2014

The festival, with its emerging artists and unique venues, has been enticing performers and audiences back for years.

Local Crime Writer Likes The Way ‘Ray Donovan’ Brings Boston To LA

August 14, 2014

Showtime’s second season of “Ray Donovan” promises complex family drama, an intricately detailed cast of characters, and mostly-authentic Boston accents.

Students Take The Stage At The Strand Theatre, Thanks To 826 Boston And A.R.T.

August 13, 2014
A choreographer works with students at the summer theater camp hosted by 826 Boston and the American Repertory Theater (Amy Gorel/WBUR)

BOSTON — Middle school students take the lead in writing, producing and acting in their own play to premiere at the Strand Theatre Friday night.

Jazz Singer Cyrille Aimée Is Having A Good Day, A Good Year

August 12, 2014
Cyrille Aimee

French vocalist Cyrille Aimee will be performing at the Rockport Jazz Festival Aug. 14. Her new CD is out Aug. 19 and local jazz singer Claire Dickson previews them both.

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.

Judge Delays Review Of Partners HealthCare Deal

July 17, 2014
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (Steven Senne/AP/File)

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.

Report: Partners Merger Would Increase Costs

July 03, 2014

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.

Mass. Receives Mixed Marks On Painkiller Prescription Report

July 02, 2014

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.

McInnis House Provides End-Of-Life Care For The Undocumented And Homeless

June 10, 2014
Kervin Elleyne, 67, receives end-of-life care at the Barbara McInnis House in Boston, which has 100 beds for homeless and undocumented individuals. He says it’s “one of the best places that a person could ever be.” (Gabrielle Emanuel/WBUR)

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.

Mass. Gets Extra Year On Obamacare Rules

April 25, 2014

Massachusetts has been given an additional year to transition to a new system that would change the way insurance carriers calculate premiums for businesses.

Study: Young Adults’ Casual Marijuana Use Causes Brain Changes

April 16, 2014

The study found abnormalities in areas of the brain related to emotion, motivation and decision-making.

Mass. Senate Approves Anti-Shackling Bill

March 20, 2014

The passage comes a month after Gov. Deval Patrick issued emergency regulations banning restraints on pregnant inmates in labor.

Despite Continued Health Site Troubles, Progress Made On Applicant Backlog

March 07, 2014

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.

Study Finds ‘Gender Gap’ In Medical Research

March 03, 2014
Dr. Paula Johnson (courtesy)

The report from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital finds fewer women than men are involved in clinical trials on new drugs and medical devices.

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