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Cops: Naked Suspect Assaults Man At Airport

November 23, 2014

A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said.

Harvard Beats Yale 31-24 In ‘The Game’

November 22, 2014
Harvard wide receiver Andrew Fischer (1) runs into the end zone for a late fourth quarter touchdown against Yale. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Harvard beat Yale 31-24 to capture the Ivy League title outright after blowing a 17-point, fourth-quarter lead on Saturday.

State Approves 29 Percent Rate Hike For WMECo

November 22, 2014

State regulators have approved a 29 percent rate increase sought by Western Massachusetts Electric Co., which serves about 200,000 customers in Western Massachusetts.

With Olympians Back, Boston Teams Chase Glory In Women’s Hockey

November 22, 2014
Alex Carpenter led Team USA in Sochi with four goals. Now she's skating again for Boston College. (Martin Rose/Getty Images)

In the 14-year history of the NCAA women’s ice hockey championship, no team from Boston has won a title. With five Olympians back from Sochi, the city now has three teams ranked in the top 10 and a chance to earn that first championship.

Baker Taps Marylou Sudders To Lead Health And Human Services Department

November 21, 2014
Marylou Sudders (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Several groups are praising his choice, citing Sudders’ work as the former state mental health commissioner and former head of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Mass. Businesses Say Obama’s Immigration Action Doesn’t Go Far Enough

November 21, 2014
President Obama speaks about immigration, Friday at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Bay State businesses and their trade organizations are welcoming the president’s action as a first step. But they say for a big economic impact, there’s no substitute for comprehensive immigration reform.

The Poetry Of Regie Gibson Meets The Saxophone Of Stan Strickland

November 21, 2014

Boston-based slam poet Regie Gibson performs with saxophonist Stan Strickland.

New Resiliency Center Supports Marathon Bombing Survivors

November 21, 2014
Tattered blue and gold banners hang outside the Old South Church on Boylston Street in Boston on April 17, 2014. The banners flew last year through the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings near the finish line and remained behind FBI crime scene barriers for eight days, becoming tattered in the wind and rain. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Hundreds of victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are still struggling with physical and psychological wounds. Now, there’s a place where they can come together to support each other.

Week In Review: Affirmative Consent, Affirmative Action, Immigration, South End Soccer

November 21, 2014
President Barack Obama appears on screen at the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Las Vegas. Obama unveiled his expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. (AP)

We cover affirmative action and affirmative consent policies at Harvard, the potential soccer stadium in the South End and the president’s big immigration push.

State High Court Overturns New Bedford Murder Conviction

November 21, 2014

The Supreme Judicial Court said the trial judge should not have allowed a secretly recorded prison confession into evidence.

Baker Names Sudders As His Health And Human Services Chief

November 21, 2014
Marylou Sudders (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Marylou Sudders is the state’s former mental health commissioner.

Scott Brown Rejoins Fox News After Senate Bid

November 21, 2014
New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown, with his wife Gail Huff, left, concedes defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen at his election night party in Manchester, N.H., on Nov. 4. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Scott Brown had been a Fox News contributor after he lost his Massachusetts U.S. Senate bid to Elizabeth Warren.

Baker Names New Health And Human Services Chief

November 21, 2014

Governor-elect Charlie Baker has tapped former mental health commissioner Marylou Sudders to lead his administration’s health and human services secretariat, according to a Baker advisor.

Rep. Kennedy Applauds Obama’s Immigration Order But Says More Needs To Be Done

November 21, 2014

Congressman Joesph Kennedy III, a Democrat who represents Massachusetts’ 4th district, spoke with WBUR.

Obama’s Actions On Immigration ‘Bittersweet Moment’ For Local Immigrants

November 21, 2014
With a subdued but hopeful group, Leila Santana and her daughter Lara of Medford (in front) watch President Obama’s televised address to the nation announcing his executive action on immigration at the Student Immigrant Movement offices in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The president’s immigration reforms will help nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants nationwide, leaving an estimated 6 million left hoping there will be more change soon.

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