Jury Selection Begins In Teen’s Trial Over Danvers Math Teacher’s Death

October 7, 2015
Danvers' Phillip Chism is led into his arraignment on murder charges in Salem Superior Court. (Paul Bilodeau/The Eagle-Tribune/AP, Pool)

Philip Chism was 14 when he was charged in the 2013 death of 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer, a teacher at Danvers High School. He is being tried as an adult.

Mass. Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Proposals To Expand Protections For Transgender People

October 7, 2015

Lawmakers heard from both supporters and opponents of the bills which seek to allow transgender people access to public facilities separated by gender that they identify with.

Mass. Lawmakers Review Proposals To Expand Legal Protections For Transgender People

October 7, 2015
Congressman Joe Kennedy III testifies at Tuesday's hearing. (Antonio Caban/State House News Service)

A hearing on Beacon Hill heard testimony on legislation seeking to expand anti-discrimination laws to allow trans people access to public areas legally separated by gender.

Forecast: A Fine, Sun-Kissed October Afternoon

October 7, 2015

Also, this weekend will be a stellar one for outdoor activities with mostly sunny skies and cool, but comfortable temperatures.

More Evidence Points To Big Differences In C-Section Rates At Mass. Hospitals

October 7, 2015
Source: Leapfrog (Click to enlarge)

A new examination of C-section data ranks Massachusetts 19th among all states, with an average C-section rate of 26.2 percent — but that rate can vary widely depending on the hospital where you give birth.

Company One’s Superb Production of ‘Dry Land’ Makes A Splash

October 7, 2015

Ruby Rae Spiegel’s play centers on a high-schooler’s attempt at a self-induced abortion, but it’s about much more than that.

Opponents Come Out Against Possible Reversal Of Alcohol Ad Ban On MBTA

October 6, 2015

The wife of a former governor is joining Boston’s mayor to condemn the idea of bringing alcohol advertising back to the MBTA.

Facing Questions Of Integrity, Future Is Uncertain For Fantasy Sports

October 6, 2015
DraftKings advertisements at South Station (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

After suspicion of insiders passing information at two leading fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and FanDuel are promising to protect “the integrity of the games.”

Defendant In UMass Rape Case Sentenced

October 6, 2015

A Pittsfield man has been sentenced to eight years to 12 years in prison for his role in the rape of a UMass freshman in her Amherst dorm room.

Scandal At Fantasy Sports Sites FanDuel And Boston’s DraftKings

October 6, 2015
Devlin D'Zmura, a tending news manager at DraftKings, works on his laptop at the company's offices in Boston. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

A leak of inside information is raising questions about whether company employees have an unfair advantage when they’re betting on fantasy sports.

Former MBTA GM Withdraws From Consideration For NTSB Post

October 6, 2015
Then-MBTA GM Beverly Scott in February (Courtesy of WCVB-TV)

A White House official told WBUR that Beverly Scott “requested her nomination be withdrawn due to personal reasons related to her family.”

Police Arrest Activists Protesting Construction Of Pipeline In West Roxbury

October 6, 2015
The Rev. Martha Niebanck was one of three protesters arrested Tuesday for protesting the construction of the Spectra Energy pipeline in West Roxbury. (Bruce Gellerman/WBUR)

The three individuals planned to be arrested “for acts of civil disobedience.”

Here’s Where To Find The New Hubway Stations Being Installed This Week

October 6, 2015
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Eleven new Hubway stations are being installed in Boston this week — the first expansion of the bike-share system since 2013.

Mass. Could Ban Talking On Cellphones While Driving

October 6, 2015
A driver talks on a cell phone while driving through the Financial District of Boston in 2011. The use of cellphones while driving has long been a source of contention in the state. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Opponents of hands-free rules point to what they view as the penchant in Massachusetts to act as a “nanny state.”

Judge Dismisses Concord-Carlisle High Student’s Bullying Lawsuit

October 6, 2015

Isabella Hankey alleged in her $2 million suit filed in August 2013 that the abuse included death threats and crude slurs carved into her car. She also alleged that the stress caused her to suffer a pulmonary embolism.

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