Baker, Coakley Face Off In Gubernatorial Debate

October 21, 2014

Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker sparred on jobs, schools and services for families and children during a televised gubernatorial debate.

Jury Begins Deliberating Case Against Tsarnaev’s Friend

October 21, 2014

A federal jury has begun deliberating in the trial of Robel Phillipos, the 21-year-old friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who’s accused of lying to federal agents investigating the bombing.

Hernandez On Track For May Trial In Double Killing

October 21, 2014

His lawyers and prosecutors agreed Tuesday to another pre-trial hearing on Nov. 25 during a brief court appearance in Suffolk Superior Court.

Horse Owners Tap Racing Exec For Suffolk Downs Bid

October 21, 2014
Tale Of Houdini takes a lap around the track during a training run for the final day of racing at Suffolk Downs. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Local horse owners and trainers have enlisted a longtime racing executive to help coordinate their effort to keep thoroughbred races going at Suffolk Downs, the region’s lone remaining track.

Chinese Company Could Build New Red And Orange Line Cars In Springfield

October 21, 2014
(Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism via Flickr)

A state-owned Chinese company is set to be awarded a $566.6 million contract to build 284 new MBTA subway cars. And it estimates its proposed Springfield manufacturing facility would create 250 new jobs.

Commentary: Can Charlie Baker Dodge Pay-To-Play Bullet On N.J. Connection?

October 21, 2014

The episode is a peek into how business is done when no one’s looking, says Dan Payne.

The Rebellious Roots Of The Birth Control Bill

October 21, 2014
A package of estrogen/progestin birth control pills. (AP/

Oral contraceptives were born in Massachusetts out of the ardent efforts of four people: a researcher ousted from Harvard in the 1930s, a Catholic gynecologist in Boston, an MIT-trained millionaire and feminist Margaret Sanger.

The Remembrance Project: Madeline Barnes

October 21, 2014
Madeline Barnes (Courtesy of Eve Strothers)

Madeline Barnes died November 26, 2012, in Boston. She was 74 years old — a single mother, a nurse and nursing instructor, an eternal dieter, and a determined force who didn’t ask for help.

Blackstone House Where Infants’ Remains Were Found Is Being Demolished

October 21, 2014
A house where the remains of three infants were found last month is torn down by order of the Blackstone Board of Health on Tuesday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

The squalid, vermin-infested Blackstone home where the remains of three infants were discovered in September is being torn down.

Shakespeare’s Globe Arrives In Boston For Production Of ‘King Lear’

October 21, 2014
Joseph Marcell and Rawiri Paratene perform in "King Lear." (Courtesy Ellie Kurttz)

This week in Boston, Shakespeare’s Globe, the London-based theater company, is performing King Lear in a production presented by ArtsEmerson.

Casino Firms Spend Heavily To Fight Repeal Ballot Question

October 21, 2014

Casino companies that have won licenses in Massachusetts have donated $4.5 million this month to a group fighting repeal of the state’s gambling law.

Robel Phillipos Case Goes To Jury

October 21, 2014
Robel Phillipos, left, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, arrives at federal court with attorney Derege Demissie, right, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

Prosecutors allege the friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators in the days after the bombing.

After Long Island Shelter Closes, City Officials Search For Long-Term Solution

October 21, 2014

Pooja Bhalla, COO and nurse with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, says the cramped fitness center being used to shelter the 700 people forced out of the city shelter on Long Island is not a permanent solution.

Jill Abramson Announces Startup Plans In Wide-Ranging WBUR Conversation With David Carr

October 21, 2014
Former New York Times executive Jill Abramson, and New York Times reporter David Carr talk at a WBUR event, where it was revealed that Abramson is working on a news startup.

The former executive editor of The New York Times announced she’s working on a news startup with journalist Steven Brill.

Staples Investigating Possible Data Breach

October 21, 2014

The Framingham-based office supplies retailer is looking into a potential credit card data breach.

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