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Mass. Economy Bounced Back From Snow-Slammed First Quarter

July 30, 2015
In the second quarter, the Massachusetts economy bounced back from a snow-slammed first three months of the year. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The state’s economy grew robustly, at an estimated rate of 5.4 percent, in the second quarter.

With Hot Temps, State Extends Pool, Beach Hours This Weekend

July 30, 2015
Carson Beach in South Boston (Bill Ilott/Flickr)

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, more than 50 pools, beaches and spray decks across the state will be open and guarded an extra 30 minutes.

Boston Executive, Daughter On College Trip Killed In Plane Crash

July 30, 2015

Joseph Trustey and his daughter, Anna, died when their single-engine plane crashed Wednesday evening at Timmerman Airport in Milwaukee.

Former MBTA GM Scott Nominated To U.S. Transportation Board

July 30, 2015

President Obama nominated former MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott to the National Transportation Safety Board, the White House announced.

The Boston Public Market Is Now Open: Follow Our Live Coverage

July 30, 2015
A vendor at the Stillman's Farm stand talks with a customer at the Boston Public Market. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

We’re hanging out at the new Boston Public Market today, checking out the scene and talking to vendors and visitors on its opening day.

For Young N.H. Voters, You Can’t Talk About Economy Without Talking About Student Loans

July 30, 2015
Dan Tothill, 26, and Megan Brabec, 24, prepare homemade lunches for the workday. Both are struggling with high student debt burdens and underemployment. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Many millennial voters are underemployed and crushed under high levels of student debt. And perhaps nowhere is the problem more acute than in New Hampshire.

‘She Was Too Young': Mourners Remember Mother Of 3 Killed By Stray Bullet

July 30, 2015

A vigil was held Wednesday for the 31-year-old mother of three who lived in Dorchester her whole life, near the park where an errant bullet would take her life.

Forecast: It’ll Feel ‘Hotter Than Yesterday,’ With Temps In 90s And More Humidity

July 30, 2015

Today is going to be the most humid day of the past several days. Although the actual temperatures might be a degree or two less hot, it will feel equally hot or hotter than yesterday.

Mass. Lawmakers Move To Restore Budget Items Vetoed By Baker

July 30, 2015
The Massachusetts State House is seen on April 30, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The budget items restored by legislators include funds for full-day kindergarten programs and for the University of Massachusetts system.

Mass. Lawmakers Back Sales Tax Holiday For Aug. 15-16

July 30, 2015

Legislators voted to hold the sales tax holiday on the weekend of Aug. 15-16. The state has held a sales tax holiday in 10 of the last 11 years.

Porcello Hit Hard In Boston’s 9-2 Loss To The White Sox

July 30, 2015

Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox continued their headfirst slide into the American League East cellar Wednesday night.

Boston Under Construction: A Snapshot Of A Boom

July 30, 2015
"It was a gritty kind-of backstreets area for my entire life. Now it’s a handsome new campus,” Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Brian Golden said of the Boston Landing/New Balance headquarters development -- one of the most notable under construction in the city. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

We replicated the city’s map of the roughly 70 projects currently under construction in Boston. One official called it “arguably the biggest building boom in the history of the city of Boston.”

Years In The Making, Boston Public Market Opens

July 30, 2015
Fruits and vegetables from Siena Farms in Sudbury are seen Wednesday -- a day before the official opening of the Boston Public Market. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

It’s the first of its kind in the country — a year-round market with all of its goods sourced in New England.

Brady Fights On, Files Lawsuit To Stop Suspension

July 30, 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady calls out signals during an NFL football minicamp in Foxborough last month. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady’s appeal, the quarterback posted a statement on Facebook with his firmest denial yet, writing: “I did nothing wrong.”

Former FBI Agent’s Murder Conviction Upheld

July 29, 2015

John Connolly, acclaimed as an FBI star in the war against organized crime and then disgraced and convicted as a member of James “Whitey” Bulger’s mob, will remain in prison.

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