Gov. Baker is scheduled to speak to the press at 3 p.m. on the same day Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced he would not sign a host city contract with the USOC without more assurances that taxpayers won’t be held responsible for cost overruns.
Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday afternoon.
Stage director James O’Leary shares his thoughts on Friedrich von Flotow’s famous opera, “Martha,” and Boston Midsummer Opera’s upcoming production.
In its 10th season, Boston Midsummer Opera goes back to the 19th century with Friedrich von Flotow’s “Martha.”
The main event is the Master Sand Sculptor Competition, in which 20 or more artists from around the world are invited to compete in creating the large-as-life sand sculptures.
“Go Set a Watchman” should have simply remained in manuscript form and placed in Harper Lee’s archives for scholars and students to learn from, suggests John Winters.
Shelley Marlow’s newest novel, “Two Augusts in a Row in a Row” is a cross-generational recognition of queer life, writes Spencer Shannon.
In Central Square’s production of “Saving Kitty,” the audience may be less interested in who is coming to dinner than in who is hosting the meal: namely, screen and television actress Jennifer Coolidge.
With more than 100 films, the 24th annual Woods Hole Film Festival still emphasizes movies with New England connections including Cambridge-bred director Maya Forbes’ “Infinitely Polar Bear.”
“Colossal,” at Company One through Aug. 15, is a physical work that requires triple-threat performers — in this case, with acting, dance and football chops.
The cherished music club and restaurant, that for decades has been a fixture of Somerville’s arts scene, will close next year.
“The Hand That Feeds You,” by A.J. Rich, is fast-paced mystery shot through with something sinister.
Two men and two women along with a pet dog were found dead Friday in a cabin in Byron, Maine.
The week-long festival (July 20 to 27) focuses on music by Tanglewood Music Center faculty and alums and includes the premieres of 15 new commissions in honor of TMC’s 75th anniversary.
The fund, created immediately after the Boston Marathon bombing, has “completed its mission,” it said.
President Obama is expected to speak at 1 p.m.
Massachusetts lawmakers reacted largely with positive remarks to the announcement of the historic deal.
President Obama delivered remarks on the agreement world powers have reached with Iran over its nuclear program.
Sagres, the second Tall Ship to dock in Boston this summer, has arrived.
Col. Tim Alben is retiring after 32 years on the force, and Gov. Charlie Baker has selected Maj. Richard McKeon, a 33-year veteran, as his replacement.
The Pioneer Institute report alleges Massachusetts officials “misled” the public and federal officials about the site’s woes.
A team of doctors from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston heads to Nepal today to aid with earthquake relief efforts.
Dr. Edward Benz, the longtime president and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will retire next year.
The move comes less than a month after a judge rejected a deal that would have allowed Partners to acquire South Shore and two other local hospitals, saying it wasn’t in the public interest.
Dr. Michael Davidson was remembered both for his skills as a surgeon and his rich personal life.
Jean Yang, who oversaw the problematic launch of the Connector’s new website, will depart the agency next Friday.
Assuming a three-month growing cycle, the storefront in Salem could begin selling marijuana in April. However, the plants must first undergo a series of safety tests, and the state will continue to inspect the company’s business plans.
The deadline is Tuesday for those who want to be covered on the first of the year.
The patient’s release and current condition are not a threat to anyone else, MGH officials said.
Marylou Sudders is the state’s former mental health commissioner.
The ACLU is asking the state’s highest court to dismiss tens of thousands of criminal convictions tied to former state chemist Annie Dookhan, who admitted to tampering with evidence.
Now-indicted former state chemist Annie Dookhan was by far the Hinton lab’s most productive chemist. We look at the data behind her output.
When a number of Massachusetts communities were on lockdown following the Marathon Bombings, some suburban moms gained a new understanding of the fear their inner-city counterparts live with all the time.
NPR is partnering with member station WBUR to expand “Here & Now” to two hours. It will also add a co-host, Jeremy Hobson, who currently hosts the Marketplace Morning Report.
Above: WBUR’s Deb Becker interviews Massachusetts ACLU Director Matthew Segal in March of 2013. The American Civil Liberties Union says the drug lab crisis shows that pressure was put on chemist Annie Dookhan and others to help prosecute drug cases. The ACLU has filed a brief with the state Supreme Judicial Court as it reviews […]
The Supreme Judicial Court is expected to review a case that challenges the way the state is handling criminal cases related to the drug lab crisis.
“We’ve moved away from it being one rogue chemist to a lab that had insufficient practices, policies and protocols — to an extent that leads us to believe that there are more cases that are going to be compromised than those signed off on by Annie Dookhan.”
“Most of these cases have accompanying charges of violence. No district attorney in Massachusetts is going to have somebody spend one more day in jail because of a case where Dookhan was primary chemist and the only charges were drug charges. I believe its my duty and obligation to review these cases one at a time.”
The board would oversee all criminal forensic services in Massachusetts.