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Female Lawyers Allege Improper Searches On Prison Visits02/27/15
State public safety officials are defending how a female attorney was searched at MCI Norfolk this week.
With 100 Inches Of Snow, Trash Removal A Struggle In Boston
In the average month, Boston gets in the area of 900 complaints about trash pickup. The city has received 4,600 this month.
Mass. Transportation Officials Say They Need More Information To Fix...
MBTA commuter rail service is expected to operate at about three-quarters capacity Friday morning, and it is not expected to return to full capacity for another month.
Keeping Supplies Flowing By Hitting Ice Floes: What It’s Like To Be A...
Several Coast Guard crews have been assigned the job of breaking up ice along the Massachusetts coastline to allow for the flow of supplies, energy and emergency resources.
Sen. Chang-Diaz On MBTA Crisis: ‘I’m Hopeful We Will Not Fail To Act On...
State lawmakers on Thursday questioned transportation officials about the massive problems that have plagued the MBTA during the recent stretch of snowstorms.
Kind World #15: Sister Sue, The Nun At The County Jail
Sister Sue Kintzele's phone number is written on the wall near the pay phone at the county jail. When prisoners can't make bail, they tell their family to call Sister Sue.
Walsh, Volunteers Conduct Boston’s Annual Homeless Census
Mayor Marty Walsh and 300 volunteers took the streets Wednesday night to tally up Boston's homeless population for the city's annual homeless census.
DePaola Speaks On Challenges He’ll Face As Interim GM Of MBTA
Frank DePaola, the state highway administrator, has been named the MBTA's interim general manager, taking the post in April when the current general manager, Beverly Scott, steps down.
Visionaries: MIT’s Alan Guth Made A ‘Spectacular Realization’ About The...
Guth's "cosmic inflation" is accepted as the most plausible explanation for the evolution of the universe.
Why The Boston Bar Association Wants The Death Penalty Removed From...
President of the Boston Bar Association says society needs to understand that the death penalty has a number of systemic issues.
Hitting Stronger, Pitching A Question As Red Sox Begin Spring Training
Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy said the Red Sox added "proven hitters" to this season's lineup.
Boston Bar Asks Obama’s AG Nominee To Remove Death Penalty In Tsarnaev...
The Boston Bar Association is asking federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to remove the death penalty from consideration in the accused Boston bomber's trial.
Facing 100 Inches Of Snow, Boston Looks North For Snow Removal Lessons
One hundred inches of snow is not unheard of in Montreal, where city workers not only plow roads, but physically remove snow from streets and sidewalks.
Candidate Or Not, Can Warren's Populist Message Shape 2016?
Whether or not Sen. Elizabeth Warren runs for president, it seems she has the clout to push her party to the left.
Back From Iraq, Rep. Moulton Expresses Skepticism Over Obama’s ISIS...
A former Marine and Iraq war veteran, Congressman Seth Moulton is just back from Iraq. He joined WBUR to talk about his visit and President Obama's request for authority to use military force against ISIS.
Roxbury Residents Voice Olympics Concerns At Boston 2024 Meeting
Backers of the effort to bring the 2024 Summer Games to Boston found themselves largely on the defensive.
Boston Superintendent Finalists Face Public Interviews This Week
Each of the final four candidates will be in Boston this week for public interviews with various stakeholders, such as parents, students, teachers, school leaders and community partners.
Weather Weighs On Eastern Mass. Food Pantries
This winter's snow has forced the bank to close on the worst days, making food pantries, community centers and homeless shelters wait days for supplies.
Riders Feel Disruptions On Commuter Rail’s Fairmount Line
On the Fairmount line -- which serves Boston's Roxbury, Mattapan, Dorchester and Hyde Park -- the disruptions have led to about 20 fewer trips per day.
Potential Political Fallout Of MBTA Woes
Since Boston's historic snowfall and the resulting MBTA meltdown, public opinion of the T has plummeted.
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