Rhode Island Journalist Heading Home After Ebola Recovery

October 22, 2014

Ashoka Mukpo, who had contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets, was released from a Nebraska hospital’s biocontainment unit Wednesday morning.

In Separate Chelsea Shootings, 1 Suspect Arraigned And A 2nd Sought

October 22, 2014

Authorities have released the name of the suspect in the second of two fatal shootings in Chelsea over the weekend.

Ex-Sober House Manager Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Possession

October 22, 2014

The former manager of an Attleboro sober house has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges.

Young Lawrence Fire Victims Identified As Brothers

October 22, 2014
An arson detection dog and investigator from the State Fire Marshal's office search through debris after an apartment fire in Lawrence, Mass. Tuesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Nine-year-old Kelvin Medina and his 4-year-old brother, Giancarlo Marrero, were trapped in a third-floor bedroom, after a four-alarm fire broke out in Lawrence just after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Forecast: Heavy, Steady Rains Coming

October 22, 2014

Heavy rain will spread throughout the area from the northeast Wednesday, becoming heavier and steadier as the day goes on.

Jeff McCormick, Independent Candidate In Mass. Gov. Race, Talks Business Background

October 22, 2014

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with the gubernatorial candidates, WBUR’s Bob Oakes speaks with independent Jeff McCormick.

Baker, Coakley Argue Policy Opinions With Care In Debate

October 22, 2014

With the latest WBUR poll showing Republican Charlie Baker inching ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the state’s governor’s race by 1 percentage point, the two candidates faced off in a debate Tuesday.

WBUR Poll: Baker Edges Ahead Of Coakley

October 22, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley participate in a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce debate. WBUR's Bob Oakes, right, moderates. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Republican has narrowed the gap in urban hubs, and now holds a 1-point lead in the WBUR poll.

Commentary: Charlie Baker Out-Debates His Chair

October 22, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker talks with reporters after speaking to members of The Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston in Roxbury Monday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Charlie Baker lost the debate last night, but the good news for the GOP candidate is that there’s another debate next week.

Bruins Beat Sharks 5-3

October 22, 2014
Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) is tripped from behind by San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) on a breakaway during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Tuesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Gregory Campbell netted the game-winner with less than 10 minutes remaining.

Baker, Coakley Face Off In Gubernatorial Debate

October 21, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Democrat Martha Coakley, left, and Republican Charlie Baker (Barry Chin, The Boston Globe, Pool/AP)

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.

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