Abby Elizabeth Conway
Abby Elizabeth Conway is a digital producer at WBUR. In that role her responsibilities include: selecting, producing and editing content for the website, curating the homepage, producing and writing breaking news stories, and leading teams in planning and building multimedia packages around major events and newsroom projects.
An Emerson College alum, Abby currently lives in Somerville where in her free time she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, reading fiction, buying antiques, eating tacos, and, lately, training to run a 7-mile road race.
Gov. Charlie Baker delivered his first State of the Commonwealth address Thursday night, laying out what he accomplished in his first year in office as well as his priorities for 2016.
In his speech, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called on state lawmakers to expand access pre-kindergarten and said he would create a task force to explore a $15 minimum wage for the city.
The T is also eyeing a retirement incentive program aimed at reducing its workforce, and plans to publish biweekly absenteeism stats beginning later this month.
The T will also collect public comment in writing, via email and online through Feb. 12.
Under two proposals released Monday, actual fare increases would vary widely depending on what mode you use and whether you pay by trip or with a pass.
The agency is also restructuring the team of T employees overseeing the project, including appointing a new interim project manager.
State officials are also considering design changes in order to cut costs so the project can move forward — including a proposal to nix the proposed Union Square station in Somerville.
The MBTA’s failures in a new contracting process largely drove up the cost of the Green Line extension project, consultants told state transportation officials on Monday.
Originally set to go into effect Dec. 14, the agency will now release new proposed schedule changes in December, along with plans for “extensive public engagement.”
The unanimous voice vote followed a raucous public comment period at Monday’s meeting.
The campaign includes TV and digital ads that will run through the end of July, pointing people to a new state website — mass.gov/StopAddiction.
The two nonprofit hospitals said in a statement that both sides “determined that at this time it is best for our medical centers to remain separate.”
Here at WBUR, dozens of books cross our desks each week. We decided we needed a better way to showcase our latest book conversations, recommendations and reviews all in one place. And so our digital bookshelf was born.
Daniel Johnson, the executive director of 826 Boston, penned the poem during James Foley’s nearly two years in captivity in Syria. In publishing it, he said he hoped to “stamp out the numbing vision” of Foley’s final moments.
Chosen as the work that best captures the “spirit of contemporary life in Boston,” local artist Adam O’Day’s “Transit” has won Boston’s Portrait of a City competition.
A portable reading room. Utility boxes that function as benches. A mini makeover for Boston’s drab City Hall lobby. Those are just a few of winning ideas from the city’s first Public Space Invitational.
The 10-minute shows will happen simultaneously at nine stations throughout Boston and Cambridge at 4:30 p.m.
A collection of typewriters formally owned by some of the most iconic figures of the 20th century is on display now at Northeastern University.
“Manhunt — Boston Bombers” premieres Wednesday night on PBS.
Rediscover your favorite literary classics with new cover designs that aim to keep our “creative heritage fresh and vibrant.”
Some fans of “Cat’s Cradle” or “Slaughterhouse-Five” might be unaware Kurt Vonnegut also wrote for the stage. A new version of “Make Up Your Mind” is coming to SpeakEasy in November.
The Internet has already made much of the information that can be found in libraries easily accessible online. So could the proliferation of e-books render the public library obsolete?
While the vaccine isn’t perfect, it still lowers your risk of getting or spreading the virus.