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.
In a letter to UMass President Marty Meehan, Stanley Rosenberg cited the increase in state funding for the five-campus system this fiscal year.
Police say a 24-year-old woman was walking near the Weld Boathouse on Memorial Drive early Tuesday morning when she was physically and sexually assaulted by a man who fled on a bicycle.
The temperature in the city edged above 90 degrees around 6 p.m. Monday — marking the third day in a row the city hit 90 degrees or higher.
It’s hot out, so, while looking for beach photos, we stumbled upon a great collection by Leslie Jones, who worked for the Boston Herald-Traveler from 1917 to 1956. Have a look.
Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Games — which from the beginning has been plagued by a string of controversies, an active opposition and meager public support — has officially come to an end.
Baker said he’s waiting on the results of a state-commissioned report. His comments followed a report that the USOC wanted to know the governor’s stance by the end of the day.
KG Urban Enterprises said financing for the $650 million project was “significantly harder to obtain than we anticipated.”
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will attend a Vatican conference on human trafficking and climate change.
Around 200 swimmers headed to the Fiedler Dock on the Esplanade Tuesday to take part in the first of two sanctioned Charles River swimming events this summer.
Authorities say DNA as well as an “unmistakable pattern of conduct” has linked Alejandro Done, of Boston, to five unsolved sexual assaults in South Boston and around the Esplanade.
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.