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Military Projectile Found On Cape Cod Beach

July 24, 2014

A military projectile possibly dating to the World War II era has been destroyed after it was found on a Wellfleet beach.

Jury Awards $14M In Death Of Nursing Home Resident

July 24, 2014

A Middlesex County jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a 90-year-old nursing home resident who died in 2008 after being taken to the hospital suffering from a variety of untreated ailments.

Arthur T. Demoulas Offers To Buy Market Basket

July 24, 2014

The former chief executive of the Market Basket supermarket chain whose ouster has led to employee protests, customer boycotts and empty shelves wants to buy the entire company.

New Mass. Law Would Bar Shark Finning

July 24, 2014

Advocates for the ban say shark fins are often removed for use in soup while the rest of the shark is thrown back in the sea, still alive. They call the practice inhumane.

Boston Enlists Goats To Combat Poison Ivy

July 24, 2014

Boston is enlisting goats to combat poison ivy and other invasive plants in a city park.

Vandals Topple Headstones At Auburn Cemetery

July 24, 2014

Police in Auburn are investigating after vandals toppled 19 headstones at a central Massachusetts Jewish cemetery.

Market Basket Standoff Leaves Vendors Stuck With Ripening Products

July 24, 2014
In an open letter to customers published Saturday in The Boston Globe, new Market Basket co-CEOs Felicia Thornton and Jim Gooch apologized to shoppers. “Unfortunately, in response to the recent management changes, some have lost sight of the top priority – taking care of you.” (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

New England farmers and fisherman who usually sell their products to Market Basket are now stuck holding their products as the supermarket chain’s dispute between its leadership and employees continues.

‘An Agent For Social Change,’ Hubie Jones Has Shaped Boston For 60 Years

July 24, 2014
At 80, Hubie Jones continues to influence social change and social justice in Boston, helping it to live up to its ideal of being "a city up on a hill." (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Hubie Jones has played a role in the formation and leadership of some 40 organizations that provide families and their children with the tools to live better lives and enrich their communities. “You literally can’t scratch the surface of anything in this community that’s of any value and not find Hubie Jones was at the center of it,” says City Year co-funder Michael Brown.

Brain Scientists Learn To Alter And Even Erase Memories

July 24, 2014
This optogenetic device uses light to activate specific brain cells. (Courtesy McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT)

Memories, it turns out, are malleable, and brain scientists are learning to alter and erase them, raising some hopes of possible treatments for memory disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

Batter Up — To The Mic: The Baseball Project

July 24, 2014
Linda Pitmon, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Steve Wynn formed The Baseball Project in 2007. (Courtesy Chattman)

“There were times when it was uncool–liking sports for an indie rocker or a punk rocker and I’ve felt that way, but it never kept me from liking baseball,” says Steven Wynn, a founding member of The Baseball Project, a band that writes and plays songs exclusively about baseball and is playing at Great Scott on Wednesday, July 30.

Lenny DiNardo’s Baseball Project Review

July 24, 2014
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Lenny DiNardo throw in the first inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo. (Ed Zurga/A{)

He loves baseball, still, but says, “I would rather go to a rock show than a baseball game from a fan standpoint,” says Jim Sullivan, on baseball player and rock musician Lenny DiNardo who shares his praise of the band, The Baseball Project.

Buchholz Takes Loss, Blue Jays Beat Red Sox 6-4

July 24, 2014

Boston’s Clay Buchholz bounced back from a blow to the head, but couldn’t overcome his lack of control.

Market Basket Uprising A Unique Labor Dispute, Expert Says

July 23, 2014

A Suffolk University Law School professor who specializes in labor law says the ongoing employee protests at Market Basket calling for the reinstatement of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas are unlike anything he has ever seen.

Patrick Sides With Chiefs On Gun Bill Provision

July 23, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick says he agrees with police chiefs and gun safety activists who support giving the chiefs discretion over issuing firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns.

Altering Genes In Wild Populations: Boon For Human Health? Or Darwinian Nightmare?

July 23, 2014
Researchers have proposed a way to alter the genes in wild populations. The applications include potential malaria eradication. (Centers for Disease Control)

Researchers want to alter the DNA of entire wild populations — but they’re opening the discussion to the public before they move forward.

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