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MBTA Workers Speak Out Against Plans To Privatize Services

February 10, 2016
On average the MBTA spent about $2.07 to subsidize each of the 395 million rides passengers took during the 2015 budget year — but that figure varies dramatically depending on the mode of service. (AP File Photo)

MBTA workers and union leaders spoke out Wednesday against a plan by T officials to privatize some services — which could affect about 250 jobs.

Gov. Baker Stands To Appoint 5 New SJC Justices Before First Term Runs Out

February 10, 2016
Gov. Deval Patrick and Appeals Court Justice Fernande Duffly at the Statehouse in Boston, where Patrick announced his nomination of Duffly to serve as an Associate Justice of the state Supreme Judicial Court in 2010. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

Another departure at the Supreme Judicial Court means Gov. Baker could reshape the state’s highest court.

Officials Unsure How Many Voters May Be Confused About United Independent Party Registration

February 10, 2016
Voters -- and one dog -- in a Cambridge polling place on Nov. 4, 2014 (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Secretary of State William Galvin told WBUR as many as 20,000 state voters enrolled with the United Independent Party may have intended to register as unenrolled voters but were confused by the party’s use of the word “independent” in their name.

Duffly, Mass. SJC’s First Asian-American Member, Announces Retirement

February 10, 2016
Justice Fernande "Nan" Duffly is sworn in by Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick in Boston on Feb. 17, 2011. (Elise Amendola/AP)

For the third time in a week, a justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has announced plans to retire before the next full session of the court begins.

State Police Investigate Fatal Crashes In Quincy, Saugus

February 10, 2016

The cause of both crashes remains under investigation. No names were released.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: Feb. 10, 2016

February 10, 2016

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Middleton’s Free Throw Lifts Bucks Over Celtics 112-111

February 10, 2016

The Bucks blew a 19-point fourth-quarter lead but got the victory when Khris Middleton made one of two free throws with 0.6 seconds left, giving the Bucks an improbable win.

Forecast: Snow Showers Later Today, Bitter Cold This Weekend

February 10, 2016

It doesn’t take much snow to create travel troubles and in spite of nothing more than a coating to an inch in the forecast today, there could be some slow mid-day travel due to snow showers.

For Menopause-Related Sleep Problems, Study Suggests Trying Acupuncture

February 10, 2016
(Fairy heart/Flickr)

The researchers theorize that elevated serum estradiol levels may be the key to why acupuncture could help alleviate the sleep disturbances.

That Cwazy Wabbit Is Back At The Bwattle — Why We Wuv Him So Much

February 10, 2016
Bugs Bunny in the arms of Elmer Fudd. (Courtesy Brattle Theatre/Warner Brothers)

The 21st annual festival at the Brattle Theatre shows why Bugs Bunny and the Warner Brothers Looney-tics are such cultural icons, especially compared to Mickey Mouse and the Disney pack.

‘The Convert’ In Central Square — Revisiting Rhodesian Repression

February 10, 2016
Adobuere Ebiama and Maurice Emmanuel Parent in Underground Railway Theater's production of "The Convert." (Courtesy A.R. Sinclair Photography/Central Square Theater)

Central Square Theater presents Underground Railway Theater’s production of “The Convert” by Danai Gurira, who wrote “Eclipsed” and stars in “The Walking Dead.”

Lucic Scores In Return To Boston; Kings Rout Bruins 9-2

February 10, 2016
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick makes a blocker save as Bruins' Brad Marchand looks for the rebound during the second period of the game in Boston Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (Winslow Townson/AP)

The Bruins were shellacked by the LA Kings 9-2 last night at the Garden. Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist.

As It Happened: Updates From Primary Day In New Hampshire

February 9, 2016

Check out updates from our reporters who were in New Hampshire for primary day.

Baker, Walsh Announce Joint Redevelopment Effort In Boston

February 9, 2016
The area in red, on Kneeland Street in Boston, is slated for redevelopment, as a result of the city-state partnership. (Courtesy of the governor's office)

The venture is designed to pave the way for new housing and businesses in downtown Boston.

Photos: New Hampshire Voters Have Their Say

February 9, 2016
The crowd erupted as CNN called the New Hampshire Republican primary for Donald Trump. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Voters across the Granite State cast their ballots Tuesday, in a presidential primary that was expected to draw record turnout.

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