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In Boston, Renters (And Rents) Are On The Rise But Available Units Are Not, Report Finds

May 28, 2015
Apartment buildings in Boston. (Lucy Orloski/Flickr)

We all know looking for an apartment in Boston well … sucks, and it’s becoming even more difficult, according to a report by New York University’s Furman Center, which studies urban policy and housing.

Tsarnaev Sentencing Hearing Is Set For June 24

May 28, 2015

About 20 victims have asked to speak at the sentencing hearing. Tsarnaev will also be given the opportunity to speak.

Report: Union Vows Fight In MBTA Overhaul Efforts

May 28, 2015

The T’s largest employees union has vowed to sue the state, or petition the federal government to cut off millions of dollars in transit aid, if a key provision of Baker’s overhaul is approved by lawmakers.

Call For Higher MBTA Funding At Legislative Hearing

May 28, 2015
A northbound MBTA commuter rail train leaves Lynn station in late February. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

MBTA riders and advocates at a hearing were largely opposed to Gov. Charlie Baker’s plan to suspend $500 million in transportation funding over the next several years.

160-Year-Old Martha’s Vineyard Lighthouse Begins Gradual March Inland

May 28, 2015
The 160-year-old Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard began its multi-day trek to a new home slightly further inland Thursday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The $3 million effort to move the Gay Head Lighthouse would prevent it from tumbling down the rapidly eroding cliffside.

This Month Could Be Boston’s Driest May On Record

May 28, 2015

The Boston area is in the midst of what could be its driest May on record — since 1944.

Forecast: Hot, Humid, With PM Storms Possible

May 28, 2015

The highest risk for severe weather will be north and west of Boston.

Pedroia’s Power Not Enough For Red Sox In 6-4 Loss To Twins

May 27, 2015

Given an early two-run lead by Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox starter Rick Porcello was trying to provide a shutdown inning. Porcello walked Aaron Hicks with one out. And it led to a big inning for the Twins.

Boston 2024 Encouraged By Meetings With IOC In Switzerland

May 27, 2015
The leadership of Boston 2024 and the USOC outside the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Courtesy Boston 2024)

The organizing group’s top staffers characterized the meetings as informal conversations that were productive, friendly and at times inspiring.

Stage Set For Negotiations On Massachusetts Budget

May 27, 2015

Among key issues to be resolved is a plan for reforming management of the MBTA.

Water Back On, But Boil Order In Effect In Brockton

May 27, 2015

The boil order remains in effect Thursday so state officials can test the water to make sure it is safe for human consumption.

7-Year-Old Boy Shot In Dorchester In Good Condition

May 27, 2015

A 7-year-old boy who was shot while riding his bike in Dorchester Sunday was listed in good condition Wednesday, as police and the boy’s mother are calling on the public to help find the shooter.

State Gambling Commission Seeks Dismissal Of Boston Lawsuit

May 27, 2015

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission called the city’s suit “verbose, repetitive, argumentative and confusing.”

Boston 2024 Officials Are Meeting With International Olympic Committee

May 27, 2015
The Boston 2024 logo is displayed on a screen before a January news conference about the bid. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Here’s what’s being discussed at the meeting in Switzerland.

Prosecutors Prepare To Distribute Bulger’s Assets

May 27, 2015

Prosecutors are preparing to distribute nearly $822,000 in assets seized from the convicted mobster to the families of his murder victims and people he extorted.

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