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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.”
Gov. Charlie Baker asked all board members except his transportation secretary to step aside, following a report that blasted the MBTA’s management.
Medford’s Michael McGlynn is the longest-serving mayor now in office statewide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on Boston police and seriously wounded an officer before being killed by authorities.
Seven people have been injured in a chairlift accident at a Maine ski area that had a similar incident five years ago.
“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.
The state started tracking drug-exposed babies last March.
“Boy and Girl Gazing at Moon (Puppy Love)” was given last week to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
It’s an effort to address the surge in opioid addiction.
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.
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.
The new Health Connector website for Massachusetts launched successfully just before 8 a.m. Saturday and was working as designed upon launch.
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 has been playing Judy Garland for 12 years. Now he’s at Opus Underground in Salem.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has submitted an amended agreement Thursday with Partners HealthCare over its proposed acquisition of Hallmark Health System.
Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke says he hopes the money can be used to benefit the city schools.
Jazz artist Vijay Iyer and poet Robert Pinsky combine for POEMJAZZ at Sanders Theatre Friday night.
Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris has been named the man of the year by Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren has been named Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
In seeking a one-year sentence if Annie Dookhan changes her plea, her lawyer said her life “has been destroyed” by the charges.
Adam Davila received a four-year reduction in his federal prison sentence because of Annie Dookhan’s involvement in one of his state convictions.
The Museum of Fine Arts plays host to the films of Wong Kar-wai for much of August.
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.
Berklee presents “Nona Hendryx Rewired.”
The ACLU’s legal director says too many people are in jail awaiting motions for new trials amid the scandal.
The call for JudyAnn Bigby’s resignation follows the state drug lab scandal and the meningitis outbreak.