BOSTON — The University of Massachusetts Amherst is suspending the use of students as confidential informants against drug dealers on campus.
BOSTON — The latest Hollywood product to call the Hub home–”The Equalizer”–makes excellent use of Boston, balancing the dark criminal past and the sweeping gentrification. But Tom Meek thinks many other movies set in the city missed the mark.
President Obama makes an announcement after news that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. will step down.
BOSTON — “That’s an enormously important job but it’s not one for me right now,” the governor said.
BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial is now expected to begin in Boston in January.
BOSTON — A typical residential customer, who uses 500 kilowatt hours a month, could see their bill rise about $33 a month.
President Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly about the threat from Islamic State extremists Wednesday.
BOSTON — Since February, the department has “responded to approximately 8 to 12 opioid overdose medical calls for non-BU-affiliated victims,” an officer said.
The third Neapolitan novel of the artist known as Elena Ferrante is out to rapturous reviews. Maureen Dezell can’t wait for the fourth.
BOSTON — The three men, who went missing from a training exercise on Cape Cod, now face removal proceedings after being charged with administrative immigration violations.
BOSTON — Pot is still classified by the federal government as a Schedule I narcotic, which presents legal difficulties for researchers trying to study marijuana’s health benefits.
President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a statement on ISIS at 10 a.m.
Singer-songwriter John Fullbright feels he’s getting better all the time. Critics seem to agree. He’s at the Royale Boston Friday and Saturday.
Provincetown festival showcases this weekend works by the great American playwright and his peers.
Drummer Eric Harland returns to the Regattabar on Sept. 23 and will be joined by the Eric Harland Voyager, performing tracks from the group’s first studio recorded album “Vipassana.”
This weekend local filmmaker and artist Paul Turano premieres the film portion of a multi-platform interactive documentary about Boston’s green spaces called “Wander, Wonder, Wilderness.” Viewers who attend the ICA screening will learn how to become involved in the project’s next phase.
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.
“Pipeline” celebrates 50 years of live rock on WMBR-FM at several venues between Sept. 12 and Oct. 12.
Justin Martin charts the spread of American bohemianism in “Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians.”
The Brattle Theatre hit paydirt this summer with “Snowpiercer.” Tom Meek describes how it happened.
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.
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.
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.
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.