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Watch Live: Press Conference On Crash Of Mass.-Based Fighter Jet

August 27, 2014

Authorities are expected to hold a press conference on the jet crash at 2 p.m.

BPS Officials Say All Bus Routes Will Run Wednesday

August 26, 2014

BOSTON — Mayor Marty Walsh said the drivers’ union and the company that runs the city’s bus service are working to negotiate a new contract.

Partners HealthCare Reaches Payment Agreement With Somerville

August 26, 2014

BOSTON — Partners is planning to move 4,500 administrative employees to 1.1 million square feet of office space in Assembly Square.

Some Boston Public School Bus Routes Left Unstaffed Monday Morning

August 25, 2014

BOSTON — Thirteen of about 120 scheduled bus routes were not staffed Monday morning, leaving students waiting for buses that never arrived.

DA Conley: Teen Arrested In Dorchester Shooting Death Of Dawnn Jaffier

August 25, 2014

Officials will speak about the arraignment of a man facing charges in connection with the shooting death of 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier in Dorchester Saturday.

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.

Boston Requires Colleges To Hand Over Off-Campus Student Addresses

August 21, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday to require colleges to provide the city with the addresses of students who live off-campus.

Report: Family Of BU Student Killed In Allston Fire To Sue Landlord, Brokers

August 20, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Globe reports that Binland Lee’s father is expected to file a wrongful death suit saying the building was overcrowded, had limited fire exits and a faulty fire alarm system.

Watch: Obama Speaks On James Foley’s Execution

August 20, 2014

The president spoke from Martha’s Vineyard on the execution of the U.S. journalist.

Wednesday Is The Last Day To Register To Vote In The 2014 Statewide Primary

August 19, 2014
(Toby Brusseau/AP)

BOSTON — Wednesday is the last day to register to vote or change your party affiliation before the Sept. 9 statewide primary, which will pick a Democratic and Republican nominee to vie to replace Gov. Deval Patrick.

President Obama Delivers Statement On Iraq, Ferguson

August 18, 2014

President Obama delivered an update on Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Mo.

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.

Jeremy Denk Swings From Bach To Ives, Rockport To Lenox

August 07, 2014
Jeremy Denk

Denk’s upcoming area appearances are as outsized as his other projects.

Errol Morris To Speak At Jay Carr’s Memorial Service

August 01, 2014
Jay Carr (Courtesy)

Documentarian Errol Morris will be speaking at film critic Jay Carr’s memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. WBUR’s Ed Siegel and Vicki Croke will also be speaking.

Papers Of Comedian Lenny Bruce To Go To Brandeis

July 31, 2014
Comedian Lenny Bruce gives the "peace sign" at a New York airport after being detained and searched by U.S. officials in 1963. Around the time this photograph's taking, Bruce was facing narcotics and obscenity charges. (John Lindsay/AP)

The comedian known for his vulgar, satirical delivery and biting commentary died at age 40 of an accidental overdose in 1966.

‘Shakespeare’s Will’ Explores The Writer — Through His Wife

July 29, 2014
Kristin Wold as Anne Hathaway in Shakespeare & Company's "Shakespeare's Will"

Shakespeare & Company’s production of “Shakespeare’s Will,” playing now until August 24 at the Elayne P. Berstein Theatre in Lenox, gives a look into the writer’s life through Anne Hathaway’s eyes.

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
(prensa420/Flickr)

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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