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Retired Boston Police Officer Slain In Haiti

August 28, 2015
Retired Boston Police Detective Yves Dambreville was killed during a recent visit to Haiti. (Boston Police Department)

A retired Boston police officer who served as a liaison to the city’s Haitian community and other immigrant neighborhoods for two mayors is being remembered for his contributions after he was shot to death in Port-au-Prince.

Mixed Reaction To Simmons’ All-Women MBA Moving Online

August 28, 2015
A woman walks by Simmons College campus. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

Simmons students and alumnae worry that the move online will devalue their degrees.

Forecast: Mid-Summer Weather This Weekend To Close Out August

August 28, 2015

Sunny and warm temperatures will make this a top 10 day of the summer — and the weekend’s looking good too.

Market Basket Is Back To ‘Business As Usual,’ But With New Bills To Pay

August 28, 2015
It's been a year since the grocer standoff ended. In this Aug. 28, 2014, photo, employees Cristhian Romero, second from right, and Tracie Parker embrace near a likeness of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at a Market Basket in Chelsea. (Steven Senne/AP)

One year ago today, Market Basket workers returned to their jobs after forcing the sale of the local supermarket chain to ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. The company is once again thriving, but it also has new bills to pay.

10 Years After Katrina, Connection Remains Between Wayland, Mass., And Waveland, Miss.

August 28, 2015
Melanie Karetas, left, of Waveland, Mississippi, and Cindy Lombardo of Wayland, Massachusetts, pose in front of Karetas' Waveland home on Saturday. The group Wayland to Waveland built the home after Hurricane Katrina, and the two have remained friends since. (Courtesy of Cindy Lombardo)

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ripped through Waveland, Mississippi. About 1,500 miles away, a similarly named town in Massachusetts — Wayland — wanted to help out in a big way. So the town adopted the Southern city, and it’s helped rebuild homes and lives over the past decade.

McKeon Takes Oath As New Leader Of State Police

August 27, 2015

Richard McKeon, a 33-year veteran of the force, was sworn in Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker as colonel and superintendent of the state police.

Those Along Proposed Pipeline Route Express Concerns Over Environmental Issues, Jobs

August 27, 2015

Fears about property values, noise, environmental disturbances and pollution worry many along the route of the proposed pipeline that would run from Pennsylvania and end in Dracut, Mass. However, some people feel the pipeline would bring jobs to the area.

Simmons College Closing Nation’s Only All-Women’s Campus MBA Program

August 27, 2015
The Main College Building on Simmons campus. (Hadley Green for WBUR).

Dean Cathy Minehan said Simmons is not big enough to compete in Boston as a brick-and-mortar business school. Simmons will offer an online MBA, for women and men, through an outside company.

Forecast: Next Several Days Will Be Some Of This Summer’s Nicest

August 27, 2015

The weather looks very tranquil for the next week. The final few days of August and the start of September are going to feature some of the nicest weather of the summer.

Porcello Pitches Red Sox Past White Sox 3-0

August 27, 2015
Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers during the first inning of a game against the White Sox, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Chicago. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

The Red Sox beat the White Sox 3-0 last night in Chicago. Sox Pitcher Rick Porcello struck out five in seven innings.

Lowell Police Considering Body Camera Pilot Program

August 26, 2015
In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, a Minnesota police officer wears a body camera. Police in Lowell are considering a 30-day pilot of the technology. (Jim Mone/AP/File)

Lowell Police Superintendent William Taylor says he supports a 30-day test run of the technology and that the city is currently negotiating with the local patrolman’s union on the terms of the pilot.

Report: Boston-Area Car Commuters Spent 64 Hours In Gridlock Last Year

August 26, 2015
The Boston area ranks sixth for gridlock-plagued commutes in 2014. Here's morning traffic on Route 1 into Boston in February. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The “congestion cost” per car commuter in the Boston area was nearly $1,400 last year, per the report.

Lawyers For Teen Charged With Killing Danvers Teacher To Appeal Ruling On Psych Test Data

August 26, 2015

A lawyer for a Massachusetts teen charged with killing his high school math teacher is refusing to comply with a judge’s order to turn over raw data of psychological testing performed on the suspect, Philip Chism, to the prosecution.

Forecast: ‘A Great Day To Be Outside’ As Drier, Sunnier Weather Returns

August 26, 2015

High pressure is building in from the west, and this system is going to keep us warm and dry through the upcoming weekend.

Small Investors Try To Stomach Big Roller Coaster Stock Market

August 26, 2015
A specialist working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange watches U.S. stocks Tuesday. (Richard Drew/AP)

As stocks continue their tumble, people in Boston said they were having a hard time keeping their eyes off the slide. Some even said they felt anxious and sick about it, worried their retirement investments might suffer dramatically.

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