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Abby Elizabeth Conway

Digital Producer, WBUR

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.

Recent stories

Gov. Baker’s 1st State Of The Commonwealth Address In 9 Quotes

January 21, 2016
Gov. Charlie Baker arrives in the House chamber to deliver his State of the Commonwealth address Thursday evening. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

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.

As It Happened: Mayor Walsh Delivers State Of The City Address

January 19, 2016
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has said he will speak about how he plans to make his third year in office will be his "year of action." (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

MBTA Update: Decision On Green Line Extension Likely This Spring, A Bit Of Good Budget News

January 11, 2016
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

MBTA Sets Public Meetings To Talk Fares, Late-Night Service And Commuter Rail Schedules

January 08, 2016
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The T will also collect public comment in writing, via email and online through Feb. 12.

Under New Proposals, MBTA Fares Could Increase By Up To 10 Percent

January 04, 2016
One option the MBTA's control board is considering would increase fares by an average 6.71 percent across the system, while the second option would increase fares by an average 9.77 percent. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

MBTA Ending Several Contracts Associated With Green Line Extension Project

December 10, 2015
Passengers board an MBTA Green Line in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

The agency is also restructuring the team of T employees overseeing the project, including appointing a new interim project manager.

Axing Green Line Extension Still On The Table, Pollack Says

December 09, 2015
The tracks along the corridor for the proposed Green Line extension to Somerville and Medford already serve commuter rail and Amtrak trains. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

MBTA's Green Line Extension Project Plagued With Problems From The Outset, Firm Says

December 01, 2015
The MBTA's failure to follow best practices on a new contracting process was a large factor in driving up the cost the Green Line extension project, consultants told state transportation officials on Monday. (Steven Senne/AP)

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.

Following Rider Complaints, MBTA Delays New Commuter Rail Schedules

November 24, 2015
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." (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.”

MBTA Board Bans All Political Issue Ads

November 23, 2015

The unanimous voice vote followed a raucous public comment period at Monday’s meeting.

State Launches Opioid Addiction Awareness Campaign Aimed At Parents

June 17, 2015
A screenshot from a new state public service announcement about addiction. (YouTube)

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.

Boston Medical Center And Tufts Medical Center End Merger Talks

May 13, 2015
(Kalman Zabarsky/BU)

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.”

Introducing WBUR’s Bookshelf: All Of Our Books Coverage In One Place

January 20, 2015

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.

‘This Is Where The Picture Goes Gray’: A Friend’s Poem For James Foley

September 05, 2014
This September 2012 file photo posted on the website freejamesfoley.org shows journalist James Foley in Aleppo, Syria.

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.

Local Artist's Colorful Cityscape Chosen To Represent The Spirit Of Life In Boston

July 08, 2014
Adam O'Day's "Transit" (Courtesy)

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.

9 Bright Ideas Win Funding To Refresh Boston’s Public Spaces

June 05, 2014
"Lobby Sky" will include a 55 foot by 41 foot mural of the sky stretched over the ceiling of City Hall's lobby. (City of Boston)

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.

9 Pop-Up Performances Set To Spice Up Your Friday Evening Commute

November 22, 2013

The 10-minute shows will happen simultaneously at nine stations throughout Boston and Cambridge at 4:30 p.m.

Exhibit: Famous Writers And The Keys To Their Success

September 05, 2013
John Updike's 1967 Olympia 65-c. (Northeastern University)

A collection of typewriters formally owned by some of the most iconic figures of the 20th century is on display now at Northeastern University.

NOVA Doc Looks At How Authorities Tracked Down The Marathon Bombing Suspects

May 29, 2013
This image was released by the FBI Thursday, April 18. At the time, authorities identified this man as suspect number 2, or white hat. He was later identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bombings suspect. (FBI)

“Manhunt — Boston Bombers” premieres Wednesday night on PBS.

Photos: Classic Book Covers Reimagined

May 29, 2013
"The Brothers Karamazov" illustrated by Roberlan Borges. (Courtesy)

Rediscover your favorite literary classics with new cover designs that aim to keep our “creative heritage fresh and vibrant.”

World Premiere Of Vonnegut Play Coming To SpeakEasy

May 20, 2013
(Marty Reichenthal/AP)

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.

Libraries: Surviving And Thriving In The Digital Age

May 08, 2013
(CCAC North Library/Flickr)

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?

Still Thinking About Not Getting A Flu Shot? Think Again.

January 10, 2013
In the United States, the flu season can range from November through March, and even past March in some years. Here, a CDC employee receives a flu vaccine from CDC Staff Nurse. (James Gathany/CDC)

While the vaccine isn’t perfect, it still lowers your risk of getting or spreading the virus.

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