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Thomas Menino, Boston’s Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

October 30, 2014
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at Faneuil Hall in 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Former Mayor Thomas Menino passed away Thursday morning of cancer that had metastasized and spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Timeline: The Life And Career Of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

October 30, 2014
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks during a news conference at Boston City Hall, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, held to discuss a lookout for possible terror suspects who may be headed to the area. The FBI notified Boston area law enforcement Wednesday to be on the lookout for four Chinese nationals described as possible terror suspects who may be headed to the area. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

As Boston’s longest serving mayor, Menino led the city through a lot of transformation over the 20 years he spent at its helm.

Thomas Menino, A Boston Political Giant, Dies

October 30, 2014
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks during a news conference at Boston City Hall, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, held to discuss a lookout for possible terror suspects who may be headed to the area. The FBI notified Boston area law enforcement Wednesday to be on the lookout for four Chinese nationals described as possible terror suspects who may be headed to the area. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, who guided the city for 20 transformative years, has lost his last battle. He was 71.

Dracut Truck Driver Avoids Jail In Webster Hit-And-Run

October 30, 2014

A Dracut truck driver has avoided jail time after pleading guilty to leaving the scene after striking a pedestrian who later died.

4 Admit To Taking Bribes From Cabbies At Logan

October 30, 2014

Four Massachusetts Port Authority employees have pleaded guilty to taking bribes from cab drivers and letting them cut ahead of other taxis to pick up fares at Logan International Airport.

Coakley Tries To Clarify Debate Response On Campaign Trail

October 30, 2014

As Republican Charlie Baker faces questions over a tearful response during the front-runner candidates’ final televised debate, his opponent, Democrat Martha Coakley, is also trying to clarify one of her debate answers.

Questions Surface About Baker’s Tearful Debate Answer

October 30, 2014

Questions are bubbling up about the tears shed thsi week by Republican candidate Charlie Baker. He and his opponent, Democrat Martha Coakley, are trying to campaign flawlessly for the final days before the election.

The Bionic Mind: Building Brain Implants To Fight Depression, PTSD

October 30, 2014
Liss Murphy this summer, with husband Brian, son Owen and sheepdog Ned. (Courtesy)

More than 100,000 people have brain implant to treat Parkinson’s disease; now, with funding from the military, researchers aim to take brain implant technology to the next level and use it to treat severe depression and PTSD.

Forecast: Cooler, But Not As Cold As Weekend Looks

October 30, 2014

Thursday is a nice late October day with highs in the 50s. It will feel cooler than yesterday for sure, but with the sunshine it will be a nice day to be outside.

Gov’s Race Polls Offer Little Consistency

October 30, 2014

If you are confident in your prediction for Tuesday, I’d suggest caution.

WBUR Poll Shows Which Voting Blocs Have Shifted Toward Baker

October 30, 2014

Our polling shows that Coakley’s support has stayed mostly flat, while Baker has climbed up to meet her. Here’s how he closed the gap.

Mikko Nissinen’s ‘Swan Lake’ Premieres In Boston

October 30, 2014
Ashley Ellis and Eris Nezha rehearse their pas de deux as Odette and Prince Siegfried during a costume run-through of "Swan Lake" at the Boston Ballet studios. (Lawrence Elizabeth Knox)

All eyes on Ashley Ellis, or rather, Odette, in Mikki Nissinen’s world premiere of ‘Swan Lake’ opening Thursday at the Boston Opera House.

Ragnar Kjartansson’s ‘The Visitors’ Rewards Patience

October 30, 2014
Ragnar Kjartansson, The Visitors, 2012, Nine-channel HD video projection, 64 minutes, Edition 4 of 6, Gift of Graham Gund to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and the Gund Gallery, Kenyon College. (Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and i8 Gallery, Reykjavik)

Ragnar Kjartansson’s “The Visitors,” a multi-screen installation on display at the ICA until Nov. 2, proves to be as much about the audience as the subject matter.

What Do Coakley And Baker Have In Store For The Arts?

October 30, 2014

Gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley stake out positions on the arts.

Rondo Returns And Helps Celtics Beat Nets

October 30, 2014
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo dribbles against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, left, in the first quarter of the season opener in Boston Wednesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Point guard Rajon Rondo had 13 points and 12 assists to lead the Celtics to victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

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