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Forecast: Chilly Start, But Air Will Become Milder With Strong Sunshine

April 28, 2016

The weekend is looking stellar. It won’t be cloud-free, but there will be an abundance of sunshine and highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

Technology Is Changing How We Move — And Traffic Too

April 28, 2016
Early morning traffic passes through the intersection of Seaport Boulevard at Atlantic Avenue in South Boston. The city used Waze data to re-time traffic signals there. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Apps like Waze and Uber and services like Bridj are changing how we get around. And they’re changing traffic patterns.

Labor Secretary: States Lead The Way On Family Leave, But Mass. Could Do More

April 27, 2016
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez speaking in 2015. (Molly Riley/AP File)

Though the U.S. does not have a federal paid leave policy, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez says states are leading the way. However, he said at a Cambridge roundtable on Wednesday, there more work to be done in Massachusetts.

As U.S. Population Grows, Federal Highway Head Says To Expect More Highway Traffic

April 27, 2016
The average car commuter in the region spends 64 hours a year stuck in traffic, a recent report found. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

And one of the main solutions to these traffic troubles, says Gregory Nadeau, is high tech.

House Unanimously Approves $39.5 Billion Budget

April 27, 2016
Massachusetts State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

House members agreed to pack into the budget scores of earmark amendments designed to pay for local projects.

Ex-FBI Agent Charged With Perjury Amid Bulger Trial To Plead Guilty

April 27, 2016
Robert Fitzpatrick walks from federal court in Boston in April 2015, accompanied by his wife, Jane. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Robert Fitzpatrick was once heralded as the agent who tried to blow the whistle on government corruption involving “Whitey” Bulger.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Without Traffic Solutions, People Will ‘Turn Away’ From Seaport District, Jim Rooney Says

April 27, 2016

Jim Rooney, CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, told us that he sees increasing diverse forms of public transit as key to tackling congestion around the Seaport District.

Walsh Tries To Move On After Report Ties Him To Union Probe

April 27, 2016
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, in a 2014 file photo (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Federal investigators are reportedly looking into union activities in Boston.

Forecast: Chilly, But Dry Pattern Through The Weekend

April 27, 2016

After a chilly start to the day, today will be mostly sunny and mild.

How Boston’s Traffic Complicates Development

April 27, 2016
Seaport Boulevard, in the heart of South Boston’s Innovation District (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

From the Seaport District to Dudley Square in Roxbury, traffic is both a blessing and a curse.

After Outcry, Amazon To Offer Same-Day Delivery To Roxbury

April 26, 2016
After criticism of its gap in same-day delivery in Roxbury, Amazon announced it will now offer the service to all Boston ZIP codes. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

The announcement comes after criticism of the company for providing the delivery service to all ZIP codes in Boston except three in predominantly black neighborhoods.

Walsh Defends Record As Labor Leader, After Report Ties Him To Probe

April 26, 2016
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Boston Globe has reported on a broad federal investigation into labor practices in the area.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Brady Unlikely To Reverse U.S. Appeals Court’s ‘Deflategate’ Decision, Legal Experts Say

April 26, 2016

WBUR’s David Boeri speaks with legal experts who suggest Tom Brady will likely have to serve his four-game suspension due to the latest court’s “Deflategate” decision.

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