WBUR Staff

WBUR News & Wire Services

, WBUR
Recent stories

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.

Boston-To-Shanghai Nonstop Flights Start In June

February 18, 2015
In this 2008 file photo, a Hainan Airlines Airbus A330-200 airplane is given a traditional water salute as it arrives at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Hainan will begin Boston to Shanghai nonstop flights in June. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Hainan Airlines will offer three roundtrip flights per week between Logan Airport and Shanghai’s Pudong Airport.

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.

A Cold Monday As Massachusetts Digs Out, Again

February 16, 2015
Once more, area residents dig out after a snowstorm. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

A frigid cold hit Massachusetts Monday as the region dug out from the fourth major winter storm in a month.

Snow, Winds Strike Mass. Again; Very Cold Lingers

February 15, 2015
A snow plow drives on Fresh Pond Parkway in Cambridge Sunday morning. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Another snowstorm swept through weather-weary Massachusetts on Sunday, bringing heavy winds and dangerous cold for the overnight.

No Statewide Travel Ban As Mass. Braces For Yet Another Snowstorm

February 08, 2015
Children run through the Boston Public Garden, passing the nearly snow covered "Make Way for Ducklings" statues, in Boston after the last major snowstorm. The city is bracing for another couple feet of snow. (Charles Krupa/AP)

There will be no statewide travel ban Monday for the latest snow, Gov. Charlie Baker announced in a Sunday evening news conference, but he encouraged residents to work from home and avoid traveling.

More Mass. Health Plans To Cover Methadone

February 06, 2015

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

Photos: Patriots Win Super Bowl XLIX

February 02, 2015
Fans celebrate the Patriots win on Brookline Ave. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

As the Patriots played the Seahawks in Arizona, New England fans gathered in Boston to watch.

Boston Schools Will Remain Closed Tuesday After A Historic Week Of Snowfall

February 02, 2015
Sean Foley battles whiteout conditions while snowblowing his walkway in Winthrop. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Before Monday’s storm was even over Boston broke a record for the snowiest seven-day period ever, passing the previous all-time high of 31.2 inches set back in January 1996.

Mass. Coastal Communities Will Take Longer To Recover From Storm

January 29, 2015
Dexter Newcomb begins cleanup at his house in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Residents in areas like Scituate, which was ravaged by Monday’s massive snowstorm, could take weeks or even longer to fix damages.

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.

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.

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.

Most Popular