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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.

Bill Would Let Marijuana Be Sold, Taxed In Mass.

March 13, 2015
(Elaine Thompson/AP)

Marijuana would be taxed and regulated like alcohol under a bill being backed by more than a dozen Massachusetts lawmakers.

Task Force Will Focus On Pockets Of High Unemployment In Mass.

March 12, 2015

Gov. Charlie Baker said the task force will focus on populations experiencing unemployment rates from 7 to 12 percent — well above the state’s 5.1 percent rate.

Lawsuit To Be Filed Over Charter School Cap

March 09, 2015

Three lawyers from top Boston law firms plan to file a lawsuit arguing the state is violating the rights of students by capping the number of charter schools.

Boston Gets More Snow, Inches Closer To Record

March 04, 2015
An area resident digs out from one of a number of big snowstorms this winter. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

The city is just a smidgeon over 2 inches away from setting an all-time snowfall mark.

More Snow This Week Could Push Boston Past Seasonal Snowfall Record

March 02, 2015
Heavy equipment worked on a mound of snow that had been cleared from city streets at a "snow farm" in Boston, Monday, Feb. 16. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Sunday’s snowfall brought the city’s total to 103.9 inches. It needs just 3.7 inches more to break the 1995-1996 record of 107.6.

Full Commuter Rail Service By March 30, Says Apologetic Keolis

February 26, 2015
A northbound MBTA commuter rail train leaves Lynn station on Friday morning. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The under-fire operator of the commuter rail system has issued an apology for its poor performance, but said service might not be back fully until March 30.

MBTA To Consider Refunds Following Weeks Of Poor Service

February 23, 2015
Workers clear snow from the MBTA's Mattapan trolley line on Friday. The line reopened on Monday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Service was restored to the Red Line’s Mattapan trolley early Monday, days earlier than expected.

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

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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