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Tip O’Neill Tunnel To Close Overnight

September 2, 2014

The Interstate 93 Tip O’Neill Tunnel will close in the southbound direction through Boston from late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Forecast: Summer Weather Continues

September 2, 2014

High pressure offshore continues to pump a very tropical air mass into the region. This air is actually giving us the warmest week we have experienced since July.

Gronkowski Promises He Will Play Sunday; Dolphins Ready

September 2, 2014
Tight end Rob Gronkowski played just seven games in 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots’ opener at Miami this Sunday.

In Governor’s Race, Coakley Seeks Another First

September 2, 2014
In this January 2014 photo, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley addresses a breakfast meeting of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce at a hotel in Boston. Coakley, a Democrat, is seeking the governor's office in the 2014 election. (Steven Senne/AP)

Martha Coakley was the first woman ever elected Middlesex County district attorney. She was the first woman elected state attorney general. Now she’s trying to become the first woman elected in her own right as governor.

A Blockbuster At The Brattle? Thank Video On Demand for ‘Snowpiercer’

September 2, 2014

The Brattle Theatre hit paydirt this summer with “Snowpiercer.” Tom Meek describes how it happened.

Red Sox Lose 4-3 To Mariners

September 2, 2014

Yoenis Cespedis tied the game in the the eighth inning, but the Sox were unable to clinch the win in extra innings.

Most Mass. Voters Register As Independent

September 1, 2014

A little more than 35 percent of voters are registered as Democrats while fewer than 11 percent are registered Republicans.

Massachusetts Tells Drivers Their LOLs Can Wait

September 1, 2014
An electronic highway sign is seen on Interstate 93 in Boston in May. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The latest effort to combine a serious safety message with a touch of humor is taking place over the Labor Day weekend.

AFL-CIO President Discusses State Of Labor In Mass.

September 1, 2014

“As we saw in Market Basket, solidarity works,” says Steve Tolman, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

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.

Retailers Designate ‘Sensory-Friendly’ Shopping Hours For Children With Autism

September 1, 2014

A common trait for many people with autism is over-stimulation by noise, lights or other trappings of modern life.

Massachusetts Launches 2-Month Tax Amnesty Program

September 1, 2014

The amnesty program covers all major tax categories – individual income tax, withholding tax, sales tax, meals tax and others.

‘Spark Kindness’ Program Aims To Empower Kids, Combat Bullying

September 1, 2014

The organization began in 2010 as an anti-bullying initiative, and in four years, evolved to include tips around teaching and promoting the power of kindness.

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