Chinese Company Hopes MBTA Contract Will Be U.S. Launching Pad

October 22, 2014
(Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism via Flickr)

Over the objections of rival bidders and human rights advocates, a Chinese rail car manufacturer on Wednesday won a lucrative state contract to supply the MBTA with 284 new Red Line and Orange Line cars to be assembled in Springfield.

Dorchester’s Mather School Celebrates Its 375th Anniversary

October 22, 2014
A sculpture of a cake in honor of the Mather School's 375th anniversary. (Delores Handy/WBUR)

Founded in 1639, the Mather was the first public elementary school in the U.S.

Bond Set For Afghan Soldiers Who Fled Cape Cod Base For Canada

October 22, 2014

The soldiers appeared before the same judge who earlier set the same bond for a third soldier who traveled with them to the Canadian border in hopes of seeking asylum there.

What Do You Want Us To Ask Baker, Coakley?

October 22, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Democrat Martha Coakley, left, and Republican Charlie Baker (Barry Chin, The Boston Globe, Pool/AP)

We’re seeking your questions before an Oct. 28 broadcast debate.

Hearing Postponed On New Trial In Probation Corruption Case

October 22, 2014

Former Massachusetts probation commissioner John O’Brien and two deputies were set to argue before a federal judge that their convictions in a job-rigging case should be thrown out or a new trial ordered.

Rhode Island Journalist Heading Home After Ebola Recovery

October 22, 2014

Ashoka Mukpo, who had contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets, was released from a Nebraska hospital’s biocontainment unit Wednesday morning.

In Separate Chelsea Shootings, 1 Suspect Arraigned And A 2nd Sought

October 22, 2014

Authorities have released the name of the suspect in the second of two fatal shootings in Chelsea over the weekend.

Ex-Sober House Manager Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Possession

October 22, 2014

The former manager of an Attleboro sober house has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges.

Young Lawrence Fire Victims Identified As Brothers

October 22, 2014
An arson detection dog and investigator from the State Fire Marshal's office search through debris after an apartment fire in Lawrence, Mass. Tuesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Nine-year-old Kelvin Medina and his 4-year-old brother, Giancarlo Marrero, were trapped in a third-floor bedroom, after a four-alarm fire broke out in Lawrence just after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Forecast: Heavy, Steady Rains Coming

October 22, 2014

Heavy rain will spread throughout the area from the northeast Wednesday, becoming heavier and steadier as the day goes on.

Jeff McCormick, Independent Candidate In Mass. Gov. Race, Talks Business Background

October 22, 2014

As part of our ongoing series of conversations with the gubernatorial candidates, WBUR’s Bob Oakes speaks with independent Jeff McCormick.

Baker, Coakley Argue Policy Opinions With Care In Debate

October 22, 2014

With the latest WBUR poll showing Republican Charlie Baker inching ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the state’s governor’s race by 1 percentage point, the two candidates faced off in a debate Tuesday.

WBUR Poll: Baker Edges Ahead Of Coakley

October 22, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley participate in a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce debate. WBUR's Bob Oakes, right, moderates. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Republican has narrowed the gap in urban hubs, and now holds a 1-point lead in the WBUR poll.

Commentary: Charlie Baker Out-Debates His Chair

October 22, 2014

Charlie Baker lost the debate last night, but the good news for the GOP candidate is that there’s another debate next week.

Bruins Beat Sharks 5-3

October 22, 2014
Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) is tripped from behind by San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) on a breakaway during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston Tuesday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Gregory Campbell netted the game-winner with less than 10 minutes remaining.

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