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Prosecutors Prepare To Distribute Bulger’s Assets

May 27, 2015

Prosecutors are preparing to distribute nearly $822,000 in assets seized from the convicted mobster to the families of his murder victims and people he extorted.

Police: Missing Boston Library Artwork May Be Inside Job

May 21, 2015
Albrecht Dürer’s “The Fall of Man (Adam and Eve)” and Rembrandt’s “Self Portrait with Plumed Cap and Lowered Sabre” (via Wikimedia Commons)

A top employee of the Boston Public Library has been placed on leave as police with the assistance of the FBI continue to investigate the disappearance of two pieces of artwork worth more than half a million dollars.

Gardner Museum Offers New $100,000 Reward For Item Stolen During Infamous Heist

May 12, 2015
The Napoleonic finial (Courtesy Gardner Museum)

The museum said it hopes the reward will help it recover the Napoleonic finial — one of the least recognizable of 13 works stolen during the infamous 1990 heist.

1 Dead After 4-Alarm Blaze At Arlington Condo Complex

May 05, 2015

Authorities say one person has died in an early morning four-alarm fire at an Arlington condominium complex that sent residents scrambling into the streets with nothing but the clothes they were wearing.

2 Men Held Without Bail In Jamaica Plain Shooting Death Of Kenneth Lamour

May 04, 2015

Donte Henley and Josiah Zachery were ordered held without bail on first-degree murder charges Monday in connection with the Feb. 11 shooting death of 21-year-old Kenneth Lamour.

New Public Art Takes Shape High Above The Rose Kennedy Greenway

May 03, 2015
Artist Janet Echelman’s aerial sculpture hangs over The Greenway in downtown Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

If you’re near the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, be sure to look up. A new, high-flying piece of public art was installed Sunday.

Meehan, Harvard Prof Selected As Finalists For UMass Presidency

April 30, 2015

UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan and Harvard Business School professor John Quelch are the two finalists to replace Robert Caret.

Bostonians Protest Peacefully In Solidarity With Baltimore

April 30, 2015
Demonstrators display placards and chant slogans as they are escorted by police during a march near Boston Police headquarters Wednesday evening. (Steven Senne/AP)

Hundreds in Boston showed their solidarity with Baltimore protesters by holding a peaceful demonstration that began at Boston police headquarters Wednesday night.

State: Breath Test Machines Working Properly; Invalid Tests Due To Operator Error

April 28, 2015

The Department of Public Safety blamed the invalid results on “operator error” and not a malfunction with the machines themselves. The Massachusetts Bar Association is still calling for an independent investigation.

Boston Lawyer Makes Same-Sex Marriage Case At Supreme Court

April 28, 2015
In this 2014 file photo, attorney Mary Bonauto smiles at Cambridge City Hall to mark the 10th anniversary of the first same-sex weddings in Massachusetts. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Mary Bonauto argued for gay marriage in Massachusetts in 2003. Now she’s at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Obama Honors Patriots For Super Bowl Win, Community Service

April 23, 2015
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, left, gives a thumbs down to President Obama's "Deflategate" joke during a ceremony Thursday honoring the team for their Super Bowl victory. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

President Obama honored the Super Bowl champion Patriots at a reception at the White House Thursday.

Breathalyzer Tests Suspended In Some Mass. Counties

April 23, 2015

Concerns about the test have led defense attorneys and prosecutors to sift through old cases for evidence of questionable breathalyzer results.

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.”

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
Dylan 1 square

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.

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.

Mass. Inspector General Asked To Head Probe Of Drug Lab

November 05, 2012

Gov. Deval Patrick has asked state Inspector General Glenn Cunha to take over the review of the former state drug lab at the center of a testing scandal.

Mass. Lawyers Call For Outside Probe Of Drug Lab

October 24, 2012

Groups want an independent investigator to oversee the probe of the state drug lab scandal.

Boston Residents To Discuss Lab Scandal Fallout

October 20, 2012

Civil rights activists, criminal justice advocates and attorneys will discuss the local impact of the state drug lab scandal at a town hall meeting in Roxbury on Saturday afternoon.

In Drug Lab Wake, Menino Launches Emergency Inmate Reentry Program

October 11, 2012

The program is an attempt to minimize the potentially disruptive effects on communities.

Dookhan’s Lab Coworker Testifies At Drug Trial

October 11, 2012

A former coworker of a chemist charged in Massachusetts drug lab scandal has testified the chemist appeared to have unfettered access to the lab.

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