Thirty years ago, Roxbury’s Don Babets and David Jean were, by all accounts, the first openly gay foster parents — until social services took their boys away.
The Somerville Theatre’s series includes 10 of the 14 feature length films the maverick director made during his tumultuous career.
A year after its founding, House Slam, which is housed at the Haley House Bakery Café in Dudley Square, is sending a team of five poets to compete at the 2015 National Poetry Slam in California.
After the landmark 2003 ruling that would make same-sex marriage legal in Massachusetts, former Rep. Barney Frank began to strategize. He wanted gay marriage to be the law of the land, but he knew American would have to come around to the idea.
The president, who led those mourners in a rendition of “Amazing Grace,” said the alleged killer failed in his effort to “terrorize and oppress.”
The U.S. Supreme Court has declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. In Massachusetts — the first state to legalize gay marriage — here’s how many of our officials are reacting.
President Obama spoke Friday about the Supreme Court’s to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Disney’s “Newsies” is low on subtlety but high on energy and gymnastic choreography, with plenty of smiles all around.
President Obama made a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold ACA subsidies.
After victim impact statements and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s statement to the court, here’s what U.S. District Judge George O’Toole Jr. said as he formally sentenced the Boston Marathon bomber to the death penalty.
Part centennial celebration, part something much grander, The Poets’ Theatre will be presenting a staged reading of “Spoon River Anthology” June 26-27.
Parts of Elm Street in Somerville’s Davis Square will reopen Tuesday night after being closed because a two-story building in the heart of the major business district was found to be unstable and potentially on the brink of collapse, city officials said.
Cinephiles, stars and islanders converge for the 20th annual Nantucket Film Festival this week.
Christopher Lydon spoke with Gunther Schuller in a two-part interview last spring.
Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey will announce the findings and recommendations of the governor’s opioid working group, which convened in February. A surge of overdoses claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the state last year.
Composer Matthew Aucoin, a 25-year-old Harvard graduate, is set to perform at the Peabody Essex Museum and the upcoming Rockport Chamber Music Festival.
“People are still in shock,” a Roxbury church official said. He thinks the additional security might help church-goers feel safer this weekend.
The Boston Pops production of “Simply Sondheim” was one of the best evenings of show tunes in years, writes Lloyd Schwartz.
Boston Public Works’ “Three” seems more interested in asking questions than in giving answers, writes Kilian Melloy. But the answer we most want is whether the questions posed here are the ones most in need of our attention.
The documentary “Romeo,” premiering Thursday at the Roxbury International Film Festival, sheds light on a man who has dedicated his life to educating other men about their role in domestic violence.
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.