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Khokhlachev Shootout Goal Lifts Bruins By Jackets

November 22, 2014

Alex Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his second NHL game, leading the Bruins over the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Friday night.

Mass. Businesses Say Obama’s Immigration Action Doesn’t Go Far Enough

November 21, 2014
President Obama speaks about immigration, Friday at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Bay State businesses and their trade organizations are welcoming the president’s action as a first step. But they say for a big economic impact, there’s no substitute for comprehensive immigration reform.

State High Court Overturns New Bedford Murder Conviction

November 21, 2014

The Supreme Judicial Court said the trial judge should not have allowed a secretly recorded prison confession into evidence.

Scott Brown Rejoins Fox News After Senate Bid

November 21, 2014
New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown, with his wife Gail Huff, left, concedes defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen at his election night party in Manchester, N.H., on Nov. 4. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Scott Brown had been a Fox News contributor after he lost his Massachusetts U.S. Senate bid to Elizabeth Warren.

Baker Names New Health And Human Services Chief

November 21, 2014

Governor-elect Charlie Baker has tapped former mental health commissioner Marylou Sudders to lead his administration’s health and human services secretariat, according to a Baker advisor.

Rep. Kennedy Applauds Obama’s Immigration Order But Says More Needs To Be Done

November 21, 2014

Congressman Joesph Kennedy III, a Democrat who represents Massachusetts’ 4th district, spoke with WBUR.

Obama’s Actions On Immigration ‘Bittersweet Moment’ For Local Immigrants

November 21, 2014
With a subdued but hopeful group, Leila Santana and her daughter Lara of Medford (in front) watch President Obama’s televised address to the nation announcing his executive action on immigration at the Student Immigrant Movement offices in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The president’s immigration reforms will help nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants nationwide, leaving an estimated 6 million left hoping there will be more change soon.

Mayor Walsh Urges Peaceful Boston Protests After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

November 20, 2014
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks to the media about the passing of his predecessor, Tom Menino. (Jesse Costa/AP)

Mayor Marty Walsh is calling on people in Boston to express themselves peacefully when a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, decides whether to indict police Officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

Official Tally: Baker-Coakley Was Closest Governor’s Race In 50 Years

November 20, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley. (AP's Stephan Savoia, WBUR's Jesse Costa)

The Republican beat the Democrat by just 40,165 votes.

Mass. Casino Operators Push Back On Proposed Gambling Limits

November 20, 2014

Designed to target those at risk of becoming compulsive gamblers, the program would be the first of its kind in the U.S. But state casino operators appear skeptical.

Officials Expect More Will Hit The Road This Thanksgiving

November 20, 2014
You may see a lot of this over Thanksgiving. (Charles Krupa/AP)

More than a million Massachusetts residents are expected to drive for the holiday, the highest number since 2005.

With Liberian Schools Closed Over Ebola, Mass. Nonprofit Puts Lessons On The Radio

November 20, 2014
Kebbeh Sumo and her facilitator, or “study buddy,” Francis Mulbah, work on reading and writing in the EDC-USAID workbook as the class broadcasts on the radio that sits between them. In Liberia, education leaders refer to out-of-school “youth” as anyone between the ages of 13 and 35 who has never attended school or lost out on schooling, in many cases due to the long civil war. (Courtesy EDC)

Twice a day on 10 community radio stations, which reach half the counties in Liberia, recorded lessons developed by the Waltham-based nonprofit Education Development Center teach literacy and numeracy.

7 Students Sue Harvard Over Push For Fossil Fuel Divestment

November 20, 2014

Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university’s governing body to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Speaker DeLeo Says No To Local Aid Cut

November 20, 2014
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, right, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo address members of the media in 2009. (AP)

Speaker Robert DeLeo signaled he would reject Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to cut local aid by $25.5 million, part of the governor’s efforts to deal with a budget gap.

Hubway Stations That Will Be Open This Winter In Boston

November 20, 2014
Hubway in Boston. (bwats2/Flickr)

Hubway riders will be able to access 57 stations in the city this winter season as part of new extended service this year.

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