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Parents Of Martin Richard Urge Authorities To Take Death Penalty Off Table For Marathon Bomber

April 17, 2015
The family of Martin Richard, the youngest bombing victim, walks down Boylston Street with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh after a ceremony on Boylston Street Wednesday morning. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old killed in the bombing, write in The Boston Globe that sentencing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death “could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives.”

Spokesman: Transportation Board Members Will Likely Honor Baker’s Request They Resign

April 16, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker asked all board members except his transportation secretary to step aside, following a report that blasted the MBTA’s management.

After 27 Years As Mayor, Medford’s McGlynn Is Not Seeking Re-Election

April 14, 2015

Medford’s Michael McGlynn is the longest-serving mayor now in office statewide.

Former Gov. Patrick Takes A Job At Bain Capital

April 14, 2015
Deval Patrick speaks during a WBUR interview at the State House in 2014. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Deval Patrick has joined the Boston firm to develop a line of so-called “social impact” investing. Bain was founded by Mitt Romney, Patrick’s Republican predecessor in the governor’s office.

More Of Boston’s College Students Are Living On Campus

April 09, 2015

A plan by the city of Boston to have its colleges and universities house more students on campus to free up off-campus housing for families appears to be making progress.

Bridgewater State Day Care Director Arrested

April 08, 2015

The director of the Bridgewater State University day care center where a college student is accused of sexually abusing two young boys is now facing charges related to allegations she failed to report the suspected abuse in a timely manner.

Bridgewater State Day Care Enacts New Safety Measures After Employee Arrest

April 08, 2015

The day care center at Bridgewater State University is enacting new safety measures, including cameras, after a student working there was arrested on charges he sexually abused two boys.

Cop Wounded, Suspect Dead In Boston Shootout

March 27, 2015

A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on Boston police and seriously wounded an officer before being killed by authorities.

7 Injured In Chairlift Accident At Maine’s Sugarloaf

March 21, 2015

Seven people have been injured in a chairlift accident at a Maine ski area that had a similar incident five years ago.

Ex-Gov. Patrick: I’ll Forgo Paid Boston 2024 Consulting Job

March 19, 2015

“Because I think the Olympics could be good for the Commonwealth, I will continue to help as and when I can, but not for a fee,” Patrick said.

More Than 1,700 Reports Of Drug-Exposed Newborns Seen In Mass. Last Year

March 19, 2015

The state started tracking drug-exposed babies last March.

Iconic Norman Rockwell Painting Donated To Museum

February 17, 2015
(Courtesy of Norman Rockwell Museum)

“Boy and Girl Gazing at Moon (Puppy Love)” was given last week to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

More Mass. Health Plans To Cover Methadone

February 06, 2015

It’s an effort to address the surge in opioid addiction.

Nearly 50,000 Sign Up And Pay For Health Coverage

December 29, 2014

As of Sunday night, Health Connector officials said about 50,000 residents had taken the steps needed to guarantee they have coverage on Jan. 1.

Teen Birth Rate In Mass. At Historic Low

December 12, 2014
A screenshot from the state department of health's 2013 Massachusetts Birth report, which details the trends in the number of births by mother's age -- either over 30-years-old or under -- from 1980-2013. (Courtesy Mass. DPH)

The birth rate of teens ages 15-19 fell 14 percent last year, from 14 births per 1,000 women in 2012 to 12 births per 1,000 women in 2013.

New Health Connector Website Launches

November 15, 2014

The new Health Connector website for Massachusetts launched successfully just before 8 a.m. Saturday and was working as designed upon launch.

Bob Dylan’s ‘Basement Tapes’ And The Birth Of Rock ‘N’ Roll Americana

November 13, 2014
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The release of the “The Complete Basement Tapes,” a six-CD set, shows why Bob Dylan’s unofficial 1967 recordings were such an important chapter in his career and in the history of rock music.

Peter Mac Channels Judy Garland In Salem; Endora Also Casts A Spell

October 14, 2014
Judy-Square

Peter Mac has been playing Judy Garland for 12 years. Now he’s at Opus Underground in Salem.

Coakley Submits Amended Partners Agreement Capping Hallmark Prices

September 25, 2014

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has submitted an amended agreement Thursday with Partners HealthCare over its proposed acquisition of Hallmark Health System.

Gardner Receives $1.9M From Sale Of Rockwell Painting

May 21, 2014
"Willie Gillis in Convoy" by Norman Rockwell (Sotheby's)

Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke says he hopes the money can be used to benefit the city schools.

Robert Pinsky And Vijay Iyer Get In Rhythm Together

March 12, 2014
Vijay Iyer (Jimmy Katz)

Jazz artist Vijay Iyer and poet Robert Pinsky combine for POEMJAZZ at Sanders Theatre Friday night.

Neil Patrick Harris Earns Hasty Pudding Award

January 23, 2014
Zach Cordner

Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris has been named the man of the year by Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Mirren Earns Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Award

January 17, 2014
Helen Mirren arrives at the HBO Golden Globes after party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

At Hearing, Dookhan Asks For Leniency

October 18, 2013

In seeking a one-year sentence if Annie Dookhan changes her plea, her lawyer said her life “has been destroyed” by the charges.

Sentence Reduction For Drug Dealer, As Lab Crisis Spills Into Federal Court

September 17, 2013

Adam Davila received a four-year reduction in his federal prison sentence because of Annie Dookhan’s involvement in one of his state convictions.

MFA Is ‘In The Mood’ For Wong Kar-wai

August 01, 2013
Tony Leung in "2046." (Courtesy, Sony)

The Museum of Fine Arts plays host to the films of Wong Kar-wai for much of August.

The Local 'Pippin,' Huntington Theatre Awarded Tonys

June 10, 2013
Images from the new production of “Pippin,” directed by Dianne Paulus of Boston’s American Repertory Theater. (Joan Marcus)

The production of “Pippin” that opened at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge before moving to Broadway brought home four Tony Awards, including best revival of a musical.

Nona Hendryx Re-Wired At Berklee

March 26, 2013
Nona Hendryx rehearses in Boston (Joe Spurr/WBUR)

Berklee presents “Nona Hendryx Rewired.”

ACLU Asks Mass. High Court To Rule On Drug Lab Cases

March 06, 2013

The ACLU’s legal director says too many people are in jail awaiting motions for new trials amid the scandal.

Mass. GOP Lawmakers Call For Health Secretary’s Resignation

November 29, 2012

The call for JudyAnn Bigby’s resignation follows the state drug lab scandal and the meningitis outbreak.

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