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BU Marathon Team Carries On The ‘Light’ Lu Lingzi Left Behind

April 17, 2014
BU's Lu Lingzi Boston Marathon team. From left to right: Andrew Duffy, Dan Mercurio, Ryan Shea, Baiyun Yao, Yujue Wang, Jennifer Carter-Battaglino, Shuheng Lin. (Lynn Jolicoeur/WBUR)

BOSTON — From 200 applications, Boston University chose seven to run in honor of Lu Lingzi, a graduate student from China who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings. Lu loved Boston so much, her parents buried her here, far from their home in China.

Coakley Pays $24,000 To Settle Campaign Violations

April 17, 2014

BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley’s campaign committee has agreed to pay nearly $18,000 to charity as part of an agreement with campaign regulators over payments made with federal committee funds.

Grossman Debates Head Of Mass. Gun Lobby

April 17, 2014

BOSTON — Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman has faced off against the head of the state’s gun rights lobby in a debate meant to highlight what Grossman says is Attorney General Martha Coakley’s failure to embrace tougher gun control.

A Spectator’s Guide To The Boston Marathon

April 17, 2014
(Michael Dwyer/AP)

BOSTON — The BAA and cities and towns along the route have put in place new security measures this year. Here’s what you need to know.

Gov. Patrick Nominates Gants State’s Chief Justice

April 17, 2014
Associate Justice Ralph Gants addresses the media Thursday, after Gov. Deval Patrick nominated him to be the next chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. (State House News Service)

BOSTON — Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph Gants will succeed as chief justice Roderick Ireland, who announced last month that he would be retiring in July.

MGM Requests Provisional Mass. Casino License

April 17, 2014

BOSTON — Casino giant MGM is asking Massachusetts gambling regulators to award it a provisional license so it can begin construction on an $800 million casino in downtown Springfield.

Providence Documents Related To Gordon Fox Subpoenaed

April 17, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A spokesman for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras says city documents pertaining to former House Speaker Gordon Fox have been subpoenaed by federal officials.

Aaron Hernandez Associate Accused Of Lying To Feds

April 17, 2014

BOSTON — An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury.

N.H. Senate Upholds Death Penalty; 1 On Death Row

April 17, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s Senate has voted to leave intact the state’s centuries-old death penalty.

Fallen Boston Officer, 28, Always Wanted To Be A Cop

April 17, 2014
Officer Dennis Simmonds (BPD)

RANDOLPH, Mass. — Dennis Simmonds, 28, died last week while on duty, after suffering a medical emergency.

6-Alarm Fire Damages Cambridge Apartment Block

April 17, 2014

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A six-alarm fire caused extensive damage to a Cambridge apartment building, but authorities say all the residents escaped unharmed.

Forecast: Sunny And Chilly Today

April 17, 2014

BOSTON — Cold, high pressure from Canada is centered over New England today and is bringing a bright but chilly morning to the region.

Mass. Adds 8,100 Jobs In March; Unemployment Rate Falls To 6.3 Percent

April 17, 2014

BOSTON — The state’s labor force increased by more than 12,000 people in March, another positive sign.

Report: State Psychiatric Prison Under Federal Scrutiny

April 17, 2014

BOSTON — A federally funded watchdog group has launched an investigation into the treatment of inmates at Bridgewater State Hospital psychiatric prison.

Debate Continues On BU Biolab Research Into Deadly Diseases

April 17, 2014
The Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) on Albany Street. (Lynn Jolicoeur for WBUR)

BOSTON — Hundreds turned out at Boston City Hall Wednesday night to weigh in on a proposal to prohibit certain biosafety research in the city into deadly diseases.

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