Why Martha’s Vineyard Was The Perfect Setting For ‘Jaws’

July 3, 2015
Jesse Bigham of North Quincy, MA., reacts when taking a close look at Bruce, the 2-ton, 25-foot shark from the movie "Jaws" on Sept. 15, 1988, while the shark was en route to the Museum of Science in Boston . (AP)

The film’s production designer explains why Martha’s Vineyard was the ideal location to host the 1975 horror movie.

Summer Blockbuster Hits And Misses

July 3, 2015
Promotional image for "Jurassic World" featuring  Chris Pratt. (Universal Studios & Amblin Entertainment)

We look at this summer’s hits and misses, and what we love about summer movies with The Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr.

Marathon Bomber’s Friend Drops Appeal On Obstruction Charges

July 3, 2015

A friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Azamat Tazhayakov, has dropped an appeal of his conviction for obstructing the investigation into the bombing.

After Boston 2024 Unveils Bid 2.0, Analysts Discuss Reaction Around Town

July 3, 2015

Political analysts take a look at Boston’s reaction to the revised Olympic plan, “bid 2.0.”

Significant Security Planned For A Safe Fourth Of July On The Esplanade

July 3, 2015

Massachusetts State Police superintendent discusses the security measures in place for the Boston Pops Fourth of July concert.

Ex-Drug Lab Chemist May Have Tainted Thousands Of Cases

July 3, 2015

Newly released court documents indicate that a former chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab convicted of stealing drugs to feed her addictions may have tainted as many as 10,000 criminal prosecutions, not just a few dozen as first thought.

Forecast: A Chance For Some Rain On The Fourth Of July

July 3, 2015
The front for Independence weekend. (Courtesy)

Clouds and some rain possible for the Fourth of July, especially south of the Mass. Turnpike.

What If Your Doctor Really Listened Instead Of Just Telling You What To Do?

July 3, 2015
(Photo: Alex Proimos, Flickr Creative Commons)

“Motivational interviewing,” a subtle but powerful method for changing unhealthy behavior, is sizzling hot in medicine these days as doctors try to change the patient behaviors that drive illness.

Red Sox Rout Blue Jays, 12-6

July 3, 2015

The Red Sox scored eight runs in the first inning on their way to an away win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Plainridge Park Generates $6.1M In Gambling Revenues

July 2, 2015
A view of Plainridge Park Casino, the state's lone slots parlor, which opened in June. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The haul by the Plainridge Park slot parlor in Plainville means the state will receive about $2.5 million

Police Seek Help Identifying Toddler Found Dead On Deer Island

July 2, 2015

Authorities have released a computer-generated composite image of what the girl may have looked like.

How Music Celebrating A Russian Victory Became Synonymous With American Independence

July 2, 2015
Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart takes a bow during rehearsal for the orchestra's Fourth of July concert in 2013. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

The “1812 Overture” actually commemorates Napolean’s retreat from Russia in 1812. It became tied to American independence in 1973, when two men were driving down Commonwealth Ave.

What Makes A Great, American Burger?

July 2, 2015
The burger at JM Curley in Downtown Crossing is one of the top-rated burgers on Chudy's blog, with a score of 93 which puts it in the 'best of the best' category. (Courtesy of Richard Chudy)

We explore the secrets to making and finding a perfect summer hamburger.

Man Fatally Shot After Allegedly Pointing BB Gun At Brockton Police Officers

July 2, 2015

Police were responding to a complaint that a man was threatening to burn down a house. They say the man had two guns on him that “closely resemble authentic guns,” and he pointed one of them at officers.

Quotation Of The Week: ‘Minimal’ Olympic Risk?

July 2, 2015

Whether voters agree that Olympic risks are “very minimal” — and/or worth potential benefits — well, that’s the question going forward.

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