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Singer-Songwriter Offiong Bassey’s Dynamic Debut

September 1, 2014
Offiong leather side. (Lauren Kallen)

Offiong Bassey grew up in a household filled with the sounds and rhythms of West Africa, the traditional songs of her native Efik tribe and the jazz, soul and gospel of her American upbringing.

John Huth Uses Nature’s Signals To Find His Way

September 1, 2014
John Huth, author of "The Lost Art of Finding Our Way," at Nobscot Scout Reservation in Sudbury. (Meghna Chakrabarti/WBUR)

Imagine a world with no GPS. No Google maps. How would you find your way?

100 Years Later, Bread And Roses Strike Still Echoes

September 1, 2014
Workers and their families rallied in 1912 during the Bread and Roses strike. (Courtesy: Bread and Roses Centennial Exhibit)

In 1912, Lawrence, Mass. was one of the textile capitals of the world. Half of all the city’s residents over the age of 14 worked in the mills.

Massachusetts Launches 2-Month Tax Amnesty Program

September 1, 2014

The amnesty program covers all major tax categories – individual income tax, withholding tax, sales tax, meals tax and others.

‘Spark Kindness’ Program Aims To Empower Kids, Combat Bullying

September 1, 2014

The organization began in 2010 as an anti-bullying initiative, and in four years, evolved to include tips around teaching and promoting the power of kindness.

Red Sox Shut Out Rays

September 1, 2014

Clay Buchholz gave up only three hits to lead the Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Rays.

Boston Honors Fallen Soldier Daniel Londono With Memorial Sign

August 31, 2014

As part of Boston’s ‘Hero Squares’ initiative, the city has rededicated a square in honor of a local soldier killed in the Iraq War during a ceremony Saturday morning in Dorchester. Army Sergeant Daniel Londono died in 2004.

Massachusetts Guard Pilot Killed In Crash Mourned

August 31, 2014
This undated family photo provided by the Massachusetts Air National Guard shows Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr., who was killed Wednesday when the F-15 fighter plane he was piloting crashed in rural Western Virginia. (Family photo via Massachusetts Air National Guard/AP)

The widow of an Air National Guard pilot who died in an F-15 jet crash in Virginia said Saturday that members of his Massachusetts wing unit planted 40 rose bushes in her yard, carrying out his promise to mark her birthday.

A ‘Beautiful Person Inside And Out’: Dorchester Shooting Victim Honored At Mattapan Funeral

August 31, 2014
Dawnn Jaffier (Facebook profile photo)

More than a thousand mourners came to honor 26-year-old Dawnn Jaffier at funeral services in Mattapan. Jaffier was killed last weekend when she was shot as she prepared to celebrate the Caribbean Festival in Dorchester.

Fatal Mass. Crash Seen As Linked To R.I. Hit-And-Run

August 31, 2014

One person has died and two others were injured in a crash involving two vehicles in Attleboro. Police are investigating reports that the first vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run accident in nearby Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

QB Murphy Carries BC Past UMass, 30-7

August 30, 2014
Massachusetts Blake Frohnapfel and Boston College defensive lineman Mehdi Abdesmad during the first half of the game. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Tyler Murphy ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, carrying Boston College to a 30-7 victory over in-state rival Massachusetts on Saturday in the season opener for both schools.

5 Things To Know About Elections In Massachusetts

August 30, 2014

As the Sept. 9 primary elections inch closer, here are five things to know about the political season.

Tierney Faces A Crowded 6th District Primary

August 30, 2014

While Rep. John Tierney has already been going after Republican Richard Tisei at campaign stops, he has a more immediate task – fending off four Democratic primary challengers.

College Move-In Weekend To Feature Inspections

August 30, 2014

City workers will conduct targeted housing inspections, trash inspections and information drops in student-heavy neighborhoods throughout the Labor Day weekend.

Letters Written By JFK, RFK To Be Auctioned

August 30, 2014

Two collections of World War II era letters written by John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy are being made public for the first time and are set to be auctioned.

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