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Finally: Countdown Clocks Debut On Green Line

April 24, 2015
Newton Centre Station countdown clocks were unveiled at a ceremony Friday. (MBTA)

Countdown clocks were unveiled Friday at the Newton Centre and Newton Highlands stations on the D branch.

Armenian-Americans Gather In Boston To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Genocide

April 24, 2015

Thousands of Armenian-Americans gathered in Boston Friday at ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Week In Review: Tsarnaev, Breathalyzers, MBTA Oversight, Warren V. Obama

April 24, 2015
Liz Norden, whose two sons lost legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, arrives at federal court on Thursday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines: the prosecution rests it’s case in the penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial, several Massachusetts district attorneys hold off on using breathalyzer test results, Gov. Baker pushes for new fiscal oversight of the MBTA, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren and President Obama trade barbs over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Remembering The Armenian Genocide, 100 Years On

April 24, 2015
The commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. (Bruce Gellerman/WBUR)

Armenian communities around the world today commemorate the anniversary of what many historians have called a “genocide,” including Watertown, Massachusetts — the third largest Armenian community in the country.

Quotation Of The Week: ‘DeflateGate’ Har Har

April 24, 2015
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President Obama’s Patriots joke received laughter and some groans, and a classic reaction from Bill Belichick — a thumbs down.

Watch: The First Trailer From ‘Black Mass’

April 24, 2015
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“Black Mass,” the biopic about Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, has released its first trailer.

What Baker's MBTA Legislation Might Mean For Fares

April 24, 2015
People walk by the Green Line along Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, in this 2008 file photo. (Lisa Poole/AP)

Gov. Charlie Baker’s legislation to overhaul the MBTA focuses on a fiscal control board to oversee the transit system. But it also calls for lifting the cap on fare increases.

Proposed Ride-For-Hire Regulations Would Require Driver Background Checks

April 24, 2015
A smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

The bill would give the Department of Public Utilities the authority to develop and enforce a “modern regulatory framework” for ride-for-hire services.

The Space Lady—The Legendary, Helmeted Street Musician—Returns To Boston

April 24, 2015
The Space Lady. (Courtesy)

For years, she played her keyboard on the streets of Boston. After more than a decade away, the otherworldly musician now joins Keytar Bear on stage.

AP Source: Tsarnaev Relatives Arrive In Boston During Penalty Phase

April 24, 2015

Several relatives of marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have arrived in Boston as the defense prepares to present its case in the penalty phase of his trial.

A Homecoming For Cavaliers Coach David Blatt

April 24, 2015
David Blatt had to travel far from his hometown of Framingham to climb the coaching ranks, but now the first-year Cleveland Cavaliers head coach is back in Boston leading his team past the Celtics. (Charles Krupa/AP)

To reach his current position as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers — who now hold a 3-0 lead over the Celtics in the first round of the NBA Playoffs — David Blatt traveled the world over. But his journey began in Framingham, Mass.

Mass. OUI Cases Under Review Over Breath Tests

April 24, 2015

Defense attorneys across Massachusetts are reviewing their drunken driving cases and many prosecutors are suspending use of alcohol breath-test evidence while the state reviews possibly miscalibrated breath-analysis machines used by police.

Prosecution Rests In Penalty Phase Of Tsarnaev Trial After Victim Testimony

April 24, 2015

After intense and emotional testimony from victims Thursday, federal prosecutors have completed their case seeking the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Remembering The Armenian Genocide 100 Years Ago Holds Special Significance In Watertown

April 24, 2015
People lay flowers at a memorial to Armenians killed by the Ottoman Turks. On Friday, Armenians mark the centenary of what historians estimate to be the slaughter of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. (Sergei Grits/AP)

Today, special commemorations around the world will take place to remember the centennial of Armenian Genocide in 1915. A strong community of Armenians in Watertown will gather to reflect on the killings and the value of their ethnicity and traditions.

Forecast: Cloudy And Chilly; A Few Showers Likely

April 24, 2015

It’s going to be chilly today, and the weekend doesn’t promise much of an increase in temperatures. The air will be cool for late April, with highs in the 50s.

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