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Mass. Transportation Officials Urge Caution On Slick Roads

November 26, 2014
Travelers Passengers walk in a terminal at Logan International Airport in Boston on Wednesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

BOSTON — A nor’easter moved across Massachusetts on Wednesday, affecting travelers headed to their Thanksgiving destinations.

Berklee College Of Music Removes Bill Cosby’s Name From Scholarship

November 26, 2014
Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla. in November. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

BOSTON — Berkelee College of Music is distancing itself from comedian Bill Cosby, who has come under sharp scrutiny in recent weeks over multiple accusations of sex assault.

Who You Calling A Cougar? Paula Plum’s ‘Phèdre’ Has Other Issues

November 26, 2014
Phedre square

BOSTON — Actors’ Shakespeare Project tackles Racine’s “Phèdre” at the First Church in Boston. It’s worth seeing, says Carolyn Clay, despite the production’s flaws.

Boston Protestors Demonstrate Against Ferguson Decision

November 25, 2014

BOSTON — A community forum at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury to discuss the events in Ferguson was followed by a demonstration involving hundreds of protestors throughout the city.

Nor’easter Complicates Mass. Holiday Travel

November 25, 2014
David Epstein's snowfall projections for Wednesday (David Epstein and Jesse Costa/WBUR)

BOSTON — Central parts if the state are expected to get 6 to 10 inches of snow Wednesday afternoon into the evening, with snow totals dropping as you move towards the coast.

Photos: Protests In Ferguson, Mo., And Across The Country

November 25, 2014
A police car is set on fire after a group of protesters vandalize the vehicle. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Protests broke out in Ferguson, Mo., and across the country after the grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown..

It’s OK To Love ‘The Nutcracker’ — It Really Is

November 25, 2014
Diana Albrecht, Kathryn Boren and Lauren Herfindahl in "The Nutcracker" (LizaVoll)

The holiday season is here, which means “The Nutcracker” is back on stages around the Boston area and the country. This classic ballet has been recreated dozens of times, becoming a staple performance that everyone needs to see.

Storm Could Snarl Mass. Thanksgiving Travel

November 24, 2014

A storm is expected to bring rain and snow to the region Wednesday.

Sen. Warren On A Trip To The Middle East

November 24, 2014
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

It’s reportedly her first trip abroad as senator. She will be traveling to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan.

From ‘Messiah’ To ‘Home Alone’ — A Preview of Holiday Concerts Around Boston

November 24, 2014
Holiday Pops with conductor Keith Lockhart (Stu Rosner)

Starting December, catch performances of “Messiah” and other holiday features by Boston Baroque, Boston Pops, and many more, around the Boston Area.

How Dungeons & Dragons Became A Game Changer

November 24, 2014
Elder Dragon trophy. (Benny Mazur/Flickr)

It’s safe to say that as a society, we have come out of our nerdy dungeons and basements, says Ethan Gilsdorf. Not only has D&D become ordinary, it’s almost a cliché.

Cicely Tyson Puts Her Best Foote Forward In ‘The Trip To Bountiful’

November 23, 2014

BOSTON — Cicely Tyson is the star of an African-American cast in “The Trip to Bountiful” at the Cutler Majestic Theatre through Dec. 7.

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.

Scott Brown Rejoins Fox News After Senate Bid

November 21, 2014
New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown, with his wife Gail Huff, left, concedes defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen at his election night party in Manchester, N.H., on Nov. 4. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — Scott Brown had been a Fox News contributor after he lost his Massachusetts U.S. Senate bid to Elizabeth Warren.

Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’ Is Indeed Happy With Brooke Adams At Babson

November 21, 2014
Brooke Adams as Winnie brushes her teeth with a vigor that shows the character's stubborn commitment to her routine. (Ed Kreiger)

BOSTON — Brooke Adams is the valiantly upbeat protagonist, Winnie, of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s production of Samuel Beckett’s classic “Happy Days” at Babson until Nov. 23.

Official Tally: Baker-Coakley Was Closest Governor’s Race In 50 Years

November 20, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley. (AP's Stephan Savoia, WBUR's Jesse Costa)

BOSTON — The Republican beat the Democrat by just 40,165 votes.

Officials Expect More Will Hit The Road This Thanksgiving

November 20, 2014
You may see a lot of this over Thanksgiving. (Charles Krupa/AP)

BOSTON — More than a million Massachusetts residents are expected to drive for the holiday, the highest number since 2005.

Pérez-Salas Debuts Her Choreographic Energies In Boston

November 20, 2014

BOSTON — Tania Pérez-Salas’ Compañía de Danza, based in Mexico City, has gained worldwide recognition with visually arresting, unconventional productions. Pérez-Salas and her dancers will make their debut in Boston this weekend.

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.

Odyssey Opera Spends ‘Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night’ With Dominick Argento

November 19, 2014
Odyssey square

BOSTON — Gil Rose leads Odyssey Opera in two one-act operas by Dominick Argento Nov. 22 and 23, featuring Aaron Engebreth and Heather Buck.

Dick Lehr: From ‘Whitey’ Bulger And ‘Black Mass’ To D.W. Griffith And ‘Birth Of A Nation’

November 13, 2014

BOSTON — Dick Lehr, co-author of “Black Mass,” rewinds history to a conflict in 1915 between groundbreaking director, D.W. Griffith, and journalist and activist, William Monroe Trotter.

Puppet Showplace Theater — Productions That Aren’t Just Kids’ Stuff

November 12, 2014

The Puppet Showplace Theater will be featuring a slew of performances for children, families and adults.

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.

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.

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