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Woman Dead After Being Struck By Duck Boat In Downtown Boston

April 30, 2016

The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday near Boston Common.

Plans Scrapped For IndyCar Race On Streets Of Boston

April 30, 2016
City of Boston Chief of Economic Development John Barros (right) and Tourism, Sports and Entertainment director Ken Brissette (left) examine an IndyCar mock-up in May 2015. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

John Casey, president of the Grand Prix of Boston, told The Boston Globe Friday that the relationship between promoters and the city isn’t working.

Jury Acquits Felon, 2 Others In Everett Casino Land Deal

April 29, 2016
Contractors work on the site of the proposed Wynn casino in Everett in December 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A federal jury has acquitted three men accused of trying to hide a convicted felon’s ownership stake in land Wynn Resorts wants to develop into a casino in Massachusetts.

Transgender Public Accommodations Bill Moving Ahead In Legislature

April 29, 2016

A revised version of the bill released Friday adds language directing the state attorney general’s office to issue guidance for prosecuting anyone who asserts gender identity for an improper purpose.

Boston Licensing Board Approves BYOB Proposal

April 29, 2016
You'll soon be able to bring your own beer and wine into certain restaurants in Boston. (AP file photo)

You’ll soon be able to bring your own beer and wine to certain city restaurants.

How Would You Describe Your Emotional State When Stuck In Boston Traffic? Here’s What You Said

April 29, 2016
A morning scene at the rotary at the intersection of Routes 99 and 16 in Everett (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

From road rage to Zen mastery, Boston drivers have different takes on traffic jams.

Hingham Marine Killed In Hawaii Is Honored

April 29, 2016
Linda Orlando, center, and her husband Richard Orlando pause as a flag is folded during a memorial ceremony for their son, U.S. Marine Cpl. Christopher Orlando, outside St. Paul's Church in Hingham on Friday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Cpl. Christopher Orlando was remembered at a memorial service for his loyalty, sense of humor and love of the sea.

WBUR's Morning Edition Podcast: April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Gaming Commission Strikes Down Proposal For Brockton Casino

April 29, 2016
A rendering of the proposed Brockton casino (Courtesy Mass Gaming and Entertainment)

The decision leaves southeastern Massachusetts without a state-licensed casino, though the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has begun building one in nearby Taunton.

Catherine Greig, Whitey Bulger’s Longtime Girlfriend, Gets Additional Jail Time

April 29, 2016

She’ll be spending 21 additional months in prison due to a crime committed in court.

Boston Police Will Roll Out Body Camera Pilot Program, But Policy Questions Remain

April 29, 2016
A new plan in Boston calls for equipping 100 police officers throughout the city with body cameras. (Jim Mone/AP File)

The six-month pilot calls for equipping 100 officers across the city.

Massachusetts Republicans Expect Record Turnout For Saturday Caucuses

April 29, 2016
Republicans are expecting record turnout at Saturday’s Massachusetts caucuses to choose delegates for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Even though the delegates are already allocated to Trump, Kasich, Rubio and Cruz, that’s only for the first ballot at the convention. After that, delegates become unbound, and that’s where the real race comes in.

A Ride On The MBTA With Transportation Secretary Pollack

April 29, 2016
Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack enters the turnstiles at the Government Center MBTA station on the Green Line during her commute to Newton. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

We ride the Green Line from Government Center to Newton with the transportation secretary.

Autonomous Vehicles Could ‘Change Everything,’ But ‘Growing Pains’ Are Likely

April 29, 2016
Bryan Reimer, right, of the New England Transportation Center at MIT and the MIT AgeLab, confers with Thomas McWilliams about upgrading a Volkswagen Beetle driving simulator with new equipment. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The formula for a congestion-free future is intelligent intersections and smart, driverless vehicles. But there are also societal and ethical questions to consider.

Weekend Forecast: Expect A Pleasant Saturday, But Chilly Sunday

April 29, 2016
Expected high temperatures for Saturday. (David Epstein/WBUR)

On Saturday, expect some light winds, abundant sunshine and pleasant temperatures, but Sunday will bring the clouds and chillier temperatures.

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