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McCann, A-Rod And Yankees Break Loose Again, Rout Red Sox

August 5, 2015
Red Sox starting pitcher Henry Owens winds up during a game against the New York Yankees, his debut in the majors, at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday. (Kathy Willens/AP)

The Red Sox gave up nine runs in the seventh inning to the Yankees last night on the way to a 13-3 loss.

Longfellow Bridge Restoration Delayed; Won’t Open Until At Least 2018

August 4, 2015
Aerial view of the Longfellow Bridge (Mass DOT)

The setback means people who rely on the historic bridge to commute between Boston and Cambridge may be in for about three more years of delays, detours and headaches.

A Tour Of The Boston Harbor With Leader Vivien Li

August 4, 2015
Vivien Li is leaving the Boston Harbor Association this September for Pittsburgh's Riverlife. (Anthony Brooks/WBUR)

The Boston Harbor Association President will be leaving in September to work for Riverlife in Pittsburgh.

Can We Put A Price On The Arts And Culture Industry In Boston?

August 4, 2015
The Museum of Fine Arts welcomes one million visitors each year, including about 200,000 Boston residents. (Rodrigo Blanco/Flickr)

As big as the economic numbers are, many arts advocates will tell you the value of the industry goes far beyond them.

State: Number Of Opiate Overdose Deaths Higher Than Thought

August 4, 2015
In Massachusetts, more than 1,000 people died from overdoses of heroin and other opioids in 2014. (Toby Talbot/AP)

There’s dramatic and troubling news Tuesday about the opioid addiction crisis in Massachusetts — it’s getting worse.

After Video Surfaces, Chelsea Officer Charged With Assault On A Man In Handcuffs

August 4, 2015

The officer pleaded not guilty to charges that he beat a handcuffed man and then lied in a police report that accused the alleged victim of resisting arrest.

Everett Families, Doctors And First Responders Work To Combat Spike In Overdose Deaths

August 4, 2015
Struggling to find resource for her son as he battled his heroin addiction, Patti Scalesse decided to start the group Everett Overcoming Addiction. It brings together parents and patients who are learning to manage substance abuse disorder. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

There were 23 opioid overdose deaths reordered for Everett in 2014. That number, based on the residence of the deceased, is more than four times higher than the five overdose deaths recorded for Everett in 2013.

Mayors Of Braintree, Leominster Join MassDOT Board

August 4, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed a pair of mayors to the reconstituted board of directors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Mass. Revises Up The Number Of Opioid-Related Deaths In 2014

August 4, 2015
OxyContin pills are arranged at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. in this 2013 file photo. Opioid drugs include OxyContin. (Toby Talbot/AP)

The initially reported number was 1,047 overdose deaths. Now, it’s 1,256. That’s nearly four people a day statewide.

A.R.T.’s Paulus Cooks Up ‘Waitress’ The Musical From Film — And It’s Not Quite As Easy As Pie

August 4, 2015
Jessie Mueller stars in the stage adaptation of the 2007 indie film "Waitress," showing now at the American Repertory Theater. Here in a scene with Dakin Matthews. (Photo by Evgenia Eliseeva and Courtesy American Repertory Theater)

The American Repertory Theatre’s Diane Paulus explains how her new musical adaptation of the indie film “Waitress” evolved and why adapting the film for the stage has been a bittersweet journey.

Severe Thunderstorms Roll Across Mass.

August 4, 2015
A man takes a photo of the hail falling outside on St. Paul Street in Boston Tuesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The storms brought high winds, heavy rain and large hail to many areas.

As Tensions Rise Over Obama’s Climate Plan In Other States, Mass. Leaders Show Bipartisan Support

August 4, 2015

At least 15 state attorneys general are said to be preparing a legal challenge to the plan, which would require deep cuts in climate-changing emissions from power plants. But in Massachusetts, the proposal is drawing bipartisan support.

Forecast: Hot And Potentially Stormy All Day

August 4, 2015

Showers and storms will continue threaten the area all today, as we have plenty of humidity and a frontal system is crossing the area.

PorchfestFest Brings The Spirit Of Jamaica Plain Porchfest To Lawn On D

August 4, 2015
Part of the sketch for the mural by James Hobin that will be used as a backdrop at PorchfestFest. (Courtesy)

The free music festival is at the Boston Convention Center’s outdoor event space on Aug. 8.

Bush Tetras: 3 Women Playing Punk-Funk, 1980. They Didn't Catch On. Now They're Back.

August 4, 2015
Bush Tetras (David Phillips)

“We had three girls fronting the band, and they didn’t know what to do with us.”

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