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Gov. Baker, Mayor Walsh Team Up In Charity Bike Ride

August 2, 2015

The pair rode a 22-mile route from Wellesley to Foxborough on Sunday morning as part of the benefit for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Walsh, who was successfully treated for cancer at Dana-Farber as a child, said he feels “a little emotional” about the event.

Hitchhiking Robot’s Cross-Country Trip Ends In Philly

August 2, 2015
HitchBOT started in Marblehead, Massachusetts, on July 17 with its thumb raised skyward, a grin on its digital face and tape wrapped around its head that read “San Francisco or bust.” (Stephan Savoia/AP)

The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT say that someone damaged the robot beyond repair early Saturday, ending its first American tour after about two weeks.

Red Sox CEO Lucchino To Step Down

August 2, 2015

Sox executive vice president and chief operating officer Sam Kennedy will replace him at the end of the season.

Shaw’s Big Day Carries Red Sox Past Rays

August 2, 2015

Travis Shaw hit his first two major league homers and went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and four RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7 on Saturday.

Moulton Says He Will Support Iran Deal As ‘Best Viable Options’

August 1, 2015

The former Marine who served four tours in Iraq said he understands firsthand “the threat Iran poses to America and our allies.”

Mass. Conservation Officials Buy 690 Acres To Extend Forest

August 1, 2015

Land in Lakeville and Freetown will provide forest, swamp and grassland habitats for wildlife.

Baker, Democrat Leaders Ally On Olympics And Other Issues

August 1, 2015
Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, left, speaks to reporters as Democratic legislative leaders Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, center, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo look on during a news conference Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, outside the governor's office at the Statehouse, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

State House leaders have succeeded in forging an image of bipartisan cooperation during Baker’s early months in office, most notably during Boston’s now defunct pursuit of the 2024 Olympics.

Napoli Home Run Helps Red Sox Beat Rays 7-5

August 1, 2015

The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 Friday.

Photos: Bed Racing In The Streets Of Newburyport

July 31, 2015
The Raybeam team’s bed made to look like the rocket car from the “Despicable Me” films followed by dozens of yellow Minions won the prize for “most original.”

To call them “beds” may be a stretch as most entries are carts, barely resembling beds, that are designed with large handles for pushing and just a rudimentary mattress slapped on top.

Remembering Miles Davis At Newport

July 31, 2015
Cover of "Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4." (Courtesy, Columbia/Legacy Records)

Newport Jazz Festival co-founder George Wein described the great trumpeter’s 20-year history with the festival, his 1955 rendition of “‘Round Midnight,” and evolution as a musician.

The Hunt For Boston’s Privately-Owned, Public Spaces

July 31, 2015
The plaza at 500 Boylston Street in downtown Boston -- one of the city's privately-owned, public spaces. (Courtesy Paul L. Dineen)

We tour some of the city’s privately-owned public spaces, or “POPS,” with Harvard professor of urban planning, Jerold Kayden.

Week In Review: Olympic Meltdown, Deflategate, Sales Tax Holiday

July 31, 2015
Gov. Charlie Baker enjoys a donut from Union Square Donuts at the opening of the Boston Public Market opening this week. (Hadley Green/WBUR)

Joan Vennochi and Richard Tisei go behind the headlines in our weekly news roundtable.

Park & Pedal Program Encourages Commuters To Bike The Last Few Miles To Work

July 31, 2015
Protected bike lanes are coming to part of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Sitting in Boston traffic during your commute can often be unbearable. But a new program called Park & Pedal is encouraging people to leave their cars — and frustration — behind and bike the last few miles to work.

From The Archives: How Boston Deals With The Heat

July 31, 2015
Boys and girls in Boston Common fountain, 1934-1956 (Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.)

It’s hot out, so, while looking for beach photos, we stumbled upon a great collection by Leslie Jones, who worked for the Boston Herald-Traveler from 1917 to 1956. Have a look.

Quotation Of The Week: Walsh’s Words, Then A Withdrawn Olympic Bid

July 31, 2015
walsh-olympics-guarantee

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he was not ready to sign an agreement that would put the city on the hook for any cost overruns. Hours later, the Olympics bid was dead.

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