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Full Commuter Rail Service By March 30, Says Apologetic Keolis

February 26, 2015
A northbound MBTA commuter rail train leaves Lynn station on Friday morning. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The under-fire operator of the commuter rail system has issued an apology for its poor performance, but said service might not be back fully until March 30.

Gov. Baker Establishes Cabinet On Job Training

February 26, 2015
By executive order, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has created a Workforce Skills Cabinet. (Steven Senne/AP)

Hoping to boost the Massachusetts economy over the long term, Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday established a panel on bridging the so-called workforce skills gap.

BU Fraternity Suspended For Misogynist Media Promoting ‘Blackout’ Party

February 26, 2015

Boston University withdrew its recognition of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, following its use of misogynist videos and photos to promote a party.

Walsh, Volunteers Conduct Boston’s Annual Homeless Census

February 26, 2015

Mayor Marty Walsh and 300 volunteers took the streets Wednesday night to tally up Boston’s homeless population for the city’s annual homeless census.

Tsarnaev Lawyers Seek Indictment Dismissal

February 26, 2015

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment against their client, arguing that the way jury selection was conducted violates the Constitution.

Boston Mayor: No More Parking Space Savers Starting Monday

February 26, 2015
A beach chair is used as a space saver in South Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Mayor Marty Walsh has declared an end to the orange cones, beach chairs and other quirky items that Bostonians use to reserve shoveled out parking spaces. Officials will begin clearing them out Monday.

DePaola Speaks On Challenges He’ll Face As Interim GM Of MBTA

February 26, 2015
MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Frank DePaola, the state highway administrator, has been named the MBTA’s interim general manager, taking the post in April when the current general manager, Beverly Scott, steps down.

Police Seek Assailants In Quincy Hatchet Attack

February 26, 2015

Police are looking for two people who used a hatchet to attack a man in his 60s in a Quincy Center parking garage.

Forecast: Clouds, Snow Showers, Cold On Thursday

February 26, 2015

Another small snowstorm may be heading our way Sunday. Today, the cold continues, with highs around 20 degrees. However, most of us are used to the cold, and so it may feel a bit warmer than the actual temperature readings.

Visionaries: MIT’s Alan Guth Made A ‘Spectacular Realization’ About The Universe

February 26, 2015
MIT physicist Alan Guth's “inflation” is accepted as the most plausible explanation for the evolution of the universe. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Guth’s “cosmic inflation” is accepted as the most plausible explanation for the evolution of the universe.

Boston’s Snowy Sidewalks Can Be A Big Challenge, Especially For The Disabled

February 26, 2015
Kyle Robidoux, who's legally blind, walks on Shawmut Avenue Tuesday because the crosswalk curb cuts are not properly cleared and are blocked by snowbanks. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

For the most part, walking Boston’s sidewalks has been no easy task this winter. But for people like Kyle Robidoux, that task is even more difficult.

Celtics Rout Knicks 115-94

February 26, 2015
Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) drives against New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (5) during Wednesday night's game in Boston on Feb. 25, 2015. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half and extended New York’s losing streak to eight with a 115-94 win on Wednesday night.

Tsarnaev Trial Opening Statements On Wednesday

February 25, 2015

That means a sufficient number of qualified jurors in the high-profile death penalty case have been identified.

Supreme Court Ruling In Fish Case Could Affect Cases Against Tsarnaev Friends

February 25, 2015

The criminal cases against two friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could be affected by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in an unrelated case involving a Florida fisherman.

Boston-Area Mutual Fund Founder Indicted For Allegedly Bilking Investors

February 25, 2015

Daniel Thibeault, 40, of Framingham, has been indicted on fraud and obstruction of justice charges for allegedly defrauding investors in a $40 million mutual fund.

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