A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday for counties across the state.
The world premiere of “I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile” offers a sensitive and ultimately hopeful look at the things that can simultaneously hold a family together and tear it apart, says Jeremy D. Goodwin.
President Obama on Monday announced the final version of his plan to curb emissions from U.S. power plants.
Jeff Zinn, former artistic director of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, discusses his new book “The Existential Actor.”
It’d be the first time that a private developer would subsidize T operations.
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company offers what may be the Bard’s most starkly eloquent achievement: “King Lear.” So shell out your nullity and weather the storm.
Under the new rules, state agencies must designate a specific person to handle all requests and inform requesters within five days if the information will take more than 10 days and/or $10 to pull together.
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, more than 50 pools, beaches and spray decks across the state will be open and guarded an extra 30 minutes.
As part of their “The Complete Robert Altman” series, Harvard Film Archive presents the oft-overlooked “Popeye,” starring Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall.
Joey Alexander, a 12-year-old jazz pianist, is still developing a deeper understanding of rhythm and harmony, but his musicality and instincts are apparent, and he’s developing at warp speed.
The proposal calls for six new buildings on university-owned parking lots.
Police have identified the victim as 31-year-old Grisel Sanchez, who was killed in Roxbury late Tuesday.
Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence” delves into the same period of bloody unrest that marred Indonesia in the mid-1960s as his 2012 documentary, “The Act of Killing,” did, but from an entirely different angle.
Deutsche Grammophon releases a recording of Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony and the Passacaglia from “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk,” the first of the “Under Stalin’s Shadow” series with Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, on July 31.
KG Urban had agreed to clean up the site if it was awarded a state casino license, but it pulled out of the competition last week due to a lack of financing.
Robert Walsh helms a touching, almost incantatory production of “The New Electric Ballroom” at the Gloucester Stage, says Carolyn Clay.
Ryan Winkles plays a king who reveals strength in his vulnerability, in a no-frills production at Shakespeare & Company that works cleanly and at a brisk pace, says Jeremy D. Goodwin.
Gov. Baker is scheduled to speak to the press at 3 p.m. on the same day Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced he would not sign a host city contract with the USOC without more assurances that taxpayers won’t be held responsible for cost overruns.
Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday afternoon.
Stage director James O’Leary shares his thoughts on Friedrich von Flotow’s famous opera, “Martha,” and Boston Midsummer Opera’s upcoming production.
The Pioneer Institute report alleges Massachusetts officials “misled” the public and federal officials about the site’s woes.
A team of doctors from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston heads to Nepal today to aid with earthquake relief efforts.
Dr. Edward Benz, the longtime president and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will retire next year.
The move comes less than a month after a judge rejected a deal that would have allowed Partners to acquire South Shore and two other local hospitals, saying it wasn’t in the public interest.
Dr. Michael Davidson was remembered both for his skills as a surgeon and his rich personal life.
Jean Yang, who oversaw the problematic launch of the Connector’s new website, will depart the agency next Friday.
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.
The deadline is Tuesday for those who want to be covered on the first of the year.
The patient’s release and current condition are not a threat to anyone else, MGH officials said.
Marylou Sudders is the state’s former mental health commissioner.
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.
Now-indicted former state chemist Annie Dookhan was by far the Hinton lab’s most productive chemist. We look at the data behind her output.
When a number of Massachusetts communities were on lockdown following the Marathon Bombings, some suburban moms gained a new understanding of the fear their inner-city counterparts live with all the time.
NPR is partnering with member station WBUR to expand “Here & Now” to two hours. It will also add a co-host, Jeremy Hobson, who currently hosts the Marketplace Morning Report.
Above: WBUR’s Deb Becker interviews Massachusetts ACLU Director Matthew Segal in March of 2013. The American Civil Liberties Union says the drug lab crisis shows that pressure was put on chemist Annie Dookhan and others to help prosecute drug cases. The ACLU has filed a brief with the state Supreme Judicial Court as it reviews […]
The Supreme Judicial Court is expected to review a case that challenges the way the state is handling criminal cases related to the drug lab crisis.
“We’ve moved away from it being one rogue chemist to a lab that had insufficient practices, policies and protocols — to an extent that leads us to believe that there are more cases that are going to be compromised than those signed off on by Annie Dookhan.”
“Most of these cases have accompanying charges of violence. No district attorney in Massachusetts is going to have somebody spend one more day in jail because of a case where Dookhan was primary chemist and the only charges were drug charges. I believe its my duty and obligation to review these cases one at a time.”
The board would oversee all criminal forensic services in Massachusetts.