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The proportion of children entering foster care due to parental substance abuse rose from 14% in 2000 to 36% in 2017.
In a letter to Mark Esper, the Massachusetts senator raised concern over the acting defense secretary's former lobbying work with Raytheon.
The scenic and production designs make for a movable, mutating feast of Facebook feeds and tangled tweets that is mesmerizing to look at, yet it is on the human scale...
WBUR's Morning Edition is bringing listeners a special series on the history of vaccinations called "Infectious," from our podcast Endless Thread.
WBUR's senior Washington news correspondent Kimberly Atkins discusses the tweets, and the resulting backlash.
Above average temperatures continue through the entire week ahead.
The curator hopes people who visit the exhibition will walk away thinking about all the unsung women artists out there -- and about how many are ripe for rediscovery.
Harvard is among the schools now accepting the GRE. So far applicants who submitted that test were more likely to be international and more likely to be from an under-represented...
It's time for Boston to consider congestion pricing, writes Nicolas V. Serna. Moving 5% of rush hour drivers off the road can increase traffic speeds by 20% or more.
Songs from STL GLD, Myrtle, Sarma Brass Band and Mark McQuillen particularly impressed our panelists. We'll be announcing our favorite later this month.
Trump assailed Pelosi's liberal critics in the House, which also include Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, saying they should leave the country.
McGovern joined WBUR to discuss what he witnessed.
Police and fire authorities say the sharks were seen by the Head of the Meadow Beach and Coast Guard Beach in Truro and at Nauset Beach in Orleans.
While Boston isn't one of the 10 U.S. cities reported to be the focus of ICE sweeps, which could result in thousands of arrests, local advocates for immigration rights say...
Boston police arrested two men in connection to the July 4 shooting near a park in Dorchester that injured an 8-year-old girl and a 35-year-old man.
Workers also finished processing tens of thousands of notices from other states about Massachusetts drivers that before sat in storage, resulting in suspensions issued to 1,607 drivers.
The New Jersey senator called for a "comprehensive, 50-state gun safety agenda." His plan would also would limit the number of handguns an owner can buy each month.
Donna Taylor, 37, faces several charges, including assault on ambulance personnel and resisting arrest.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who represents Massachusetts' 7th District, along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats, is testifying on Friday on conditions at migrant housing at the U.S.-Mexico border.
As they hid mid-season, the Red Sox are struggling to defend their World Series title. Alex Speier covers the Red Sox for the Boston Globe and talked to Bob Oakes...