BOSTON — Within two years, travelers on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rails will be able to access free — though arguably limited — wireless Internet that MBTA officials say will be of a higher quality than the trains’ current WiFi connections.
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.
“There were times when it was uncool–liking sports for an indie rocker or a punk rocker and I’ve felt that way, but it never kept me from liking baseball,” says Steven Wynn, a founding member of The Baseball Project, a band that writes and plays songs exclusively about baseball and is playing at Great Scott on Wednesday, July 30.
He loves baseball, still, but says, “I would rather go to a rock show than a baseball game from a fan standpoint,” says Jim Sullivan, on baseball player and rock musician Lenny DiNardo who shares his praise of the band, The Baseball Project.
BOSTON — The weapon 21-year-old Stephen Silva is accused of possessing is the same type of weapon authorities have said was used to kill MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.
At the Union Square Market Basket, produce shelves were empty as employees picketed on the sidewalk, urging shoppers to go elsewhere until ousted-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas is reinstated.
This year’s Boston Midsummer Opera is Smetena’s “The Bartered Bride.” It begins Wednesday at Boston University.
A New Hampshire veteran who continued to fight after being wounded in one of Afghanistan’s bloodiest battles will receive the Medal of Honor at the White House Monday afternoon.
BOSTON — Boston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male victim in the city’s South End neighborhood.
Fred Plowright, a recent Charlestown High School graduate, says most students recognize that an arts education helps them develop beyond the classroom, no matter what their aspirations are.
BOSTON — The Tobin Bridge is the first toll location in the state to make the transition to all-electronic tolling.
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.
The truck’s cab came to a rest at the base of a staircase at the northern edge of the park, near the intersection of Beacon and Walnut streets. No injuries were reported.
BOSTON — A state task force says every Massachusetts school should practice responding to school shootings and threats.
Watch the first-ever gubernatorial debate, sponsored by Create the Vote, held at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester Tuesday night.
The Harvard Film Archive hosts a retrospective of the complete Fritz Lang beginning Friday. The series begins with live piano accompaniment to “Metropolis.”
BOSTON — Matt Guthmiller, 19, is now the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe alone by plane.
Local bass player and teacher Rick McLaughlin shares his memories, and favorite recordings, of renowned bass player Charlie Haden, who died last week.
LOWELL, Mass. — As investigators try to figure out what caused a fire in Lowell that took seven lives last week, members of the devastated community there are counting on one another for support.
Young jazz saxophonist Grace Kelly’s still-evolving vision embraces jazz as a form of popular music without discarding her respect for tradition. The Brookline native attracts attention first with her great fluidity and technical command.
“New” Samuel Beckett story catches the master halfway to glory (which doesn’t mean you have to read it)
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.
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.
The Roxbury International Film Festival opens at the Museum of Fine Arts tonight. The festival concludes Sunday night revisiting Kerry Washington in the home-grown “Lift.”
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.
Massachusetts has been given an additional year to transition to a new system that would change the way insurance carriers calculate premiums for businesses.
The study found abnormalities in areas of the brain related to emotion, motivation and decision-making.
The passage comes a month after Gov. Deval Patrick issued emergency regulations banning restraints on pregnant inmates in labor.
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.
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.