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Singer-Songwriter Offiong Bassey’s Dynamic Debut

September 1, 2014
Offiong leather side. (Lauren Kallen)

Offiong Bassey grew up in a household filled with the sounds and rhythms of West Africa, the traditional songs of her native Efik tribe and the jazz, soul and gospel of her American upbringing.

John Huth Uses Nature’s Signals To Find His Way

September 1, 2014
John Huth, author of "The Lost Art of Finding Our Way," at Nobscot Scout Reservation in Sudbury. (Meghna Chakrabarti/WBUR)

Imagine a world with no GPS. No Google maps. How would you find your way?

100 Years Later, Bread And Roses Strike Still Echoes

September 1, 2014
Workers and their families rallied in 1912 during the Bread and Roses strike. (Courtesy: Bread and Roses Centennial Exhibit)

In 1912, Lawrence, Mass. was one of the textile capitals of the world. Half of all the city’s residents over the age of 14 worked in the mills.

5 Things To Know About Elections In Massachusetts

August 30, 2014

As the Sept. 9 primary elections inch closer, here are five things to know about the political season.

Tierney Faces A Crowded 6th District Primary

August 30, 2014

While Rep. John Tierney has already been going after Republican Richard Tisei at campaign stops, he has a more immediate task – fending off four Democratic primary challengers.

College Move-In Weekend To Feature Inspections

August 30, 2014

City workers will conduct targeted housing inspections, trash inspections and information drops in student-heavy neighborhoods throughout the Labor Day weekend.

Letters Written By JFK, RFK To Be Auctioned

August 30, 2014

Two collections of World War II era letters written by John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy are being made public for the first time and are set to be auctioned.

James Foley’s Mother Remembers Her Son

August 29, 2014
John and Diane Foley spoke with reporters Aug. 20 outside their home in Rochester, N.H. (Jim Cole/AP)

Diane Foley said she is struck by the many accounts of how James brought joy into their lives.

The Rise And Fall And Rise Again Of Jerry Beck And His Revolving Museum

August 29, 2014
“Any time I wear this, I give away free art,” Jerry Beck says of his “Pioneer Coat.” “It’s like gift giving. Most cultures have that. The reason you do that is because it’s an honor. … Art should be free. … It’s about a generosity of creativity.” (Greg Cook)

Two years after the Revolving Museum closed in Lowell, founder Jerry Beck aims to bring it back to life.

Week In Review: Market Basket, Governor’s Race, Tragedy On Blue Hill Ave

August 29, 2014
Market Basket employees Cristhian Romero, of Chelsea, Mass., second from right, and Tracie Parker, of Lynn, Mass., right, embrace near a likeness of Arthur T. Demoulas, top, at a Market Basket supermarket location, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Chelsea. A six-week standoff between thousands of employees of the New England supermarket chain and management has ended with the news that beloved former CEO Demoulas is back in control after buying the entire company. (AP)

Arthur T. Demoulas closes a 1.5 billion dollar deal, and takes the helm again at Market Basket. Sharp words in close political races as primary day looms. After almost two years held hostage in Syria, a journalist is home in Cambridge. And following a tragedy at a Boston parade, a bereaved father reaches out to the shooter who killed his daughter.

New Book Details Effort To Rescue Abused, Neglected Dogs In Puerto Rico

August 29, 2014
Abandoned dogs are seen at the "Dead Dog Beach", an area that has become a dumping ground for unwanted pets, in the southeastern town of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. (Herminio Rodriguez/AP)

In Puerto Rico, Stephen McGarva came to be known as the “crazy gringo” who spent thousands of dollars, and every moment of his waking time, helping and healing hundreds of abused stray dogs.

MBTA: Ridership Up 3 Percent Despite Fare Hike

August 29, 2014
An MBTA train pulls into a stop on Commonweath Avenue near Boston University. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Despite an average 5 percent fare hike that took effect last month, the MBTA says ridership increased nearly 3 percent last month.

Vigil Held For Youth Worker Fatally Shot In Dorchester

August 29, 2014
Dawnn Jaffier (Facebook profile photo)

Many said it was hard to imagine a world without Dawnn Jaffier, as she touched so many lives and was all about giving back.

Mass. Pilot In F-15 Crash Was Decorated Combat Veteran

August 29, 2014
This undated family photo provided by the Massachusetts Air National Guard shows Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr., who was killed Wednesday when the F-15 fighter plane he was piloting crashed in rural Western Virginia. (Family photo via Massachusetts Air National Guard/AP)

Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr. was killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains.

It’s A Dog’s Life In ‘Finding Neverland’

August 29, 2014
Thayne Jasperson plays Porthos, the family dog, in the A.R.T. production of "Finding Neverland." (Courtesy of the American Repertory Theater)

Thayne Jasperson channels his canine side to play Porthos, the family dog, in the play at the American Repertory Theater.

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