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Community Rocked By ‘Unprovoked’ Shooting Leaving Boston...03/29/15
Officer John Moynihan, 34, is in a medically induced coma after being shot in the face by a suspect getting out of his car. The suspect was later killed in a police shootout.
Dear Sugar: My Brother Is Too Affectionate With His Boyfriend
The Sugars take a question from a woman whose brother has recently come out to the family. He and his boyfriend sit on each other's laps and kiss in front of the family - which bothers the letter writer's sister, who doesn't want to explain...
Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancee Testifies In His Murder Trial
Shayanna Jenkins, the fiancee of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, testified in his murder trial on Friday.
Tsarnaev Jurors Hear Testimony On Victims’ Deaths, Examine Bomb Replicas
Jurors are hearing from medical examiners testifying about the deaths of three victims near the finish line. On Day 14 of the trial, the prosecution also had jurors touch replicas of the bombs.
Day 14: How The Marathon Bombs Were Built
The enduring images from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing are of mass carnage - of innocent people with their limbs blown off by two pressure-cooker bombs placed near the finish line. Boeri and Cullen discuss Day 14 in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,...
Lilac, Hemlock, Maple: How Climate Change Is Transforming New England...
The most thorough report yet on the state of New England plant life includes climate change as one of the threats the plants face; already, global warming has led to earlier bloom times for flowering plants like lilacs, and if current trends continue,...
Attorney Paul Ware Talks Possible Renewed Investigation Into Probation...
Former Massachusetts Probation Commissioner John O'Brien reportedly is being pressured to testify before a grand jury into what appears to be a renewed investigation into whether politicians took part in the hiring scheme he faces an 18-month prison...
Day 13: Tsarnaev’s Texts And Other Digital Data
Every time you send a text message, swipe a credit card, use a GPS system or go into a public building, you leave a digital record of your activities. And if you're 19 years old, those records are likely to be extensive. Boeri and Cullen review the...
The Remembrance Project: Joanne Konig
Joanne Konig was a teacher: to her three daughters, her 10 grandchildren, and the hundreds of elementary school students who rotated through her classroom, with its hand-culled collections of shells, bird nests, sand dollars, and its bulletin boards...
As Prosecution Winds Down In Tsarnaev Trial, A Look At Its Focus,...
WBUR's David Boeri discusses the prosecution's recent positions as it winds down its case in the first phase of the trial of admitted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Red Sox Employees In Florida Give Fans A Taste Of New England
It's no coincidence that many spring training employees are native New Englanders ready to give a warm welcome to fans trying to escape Northeast winters.
Boston Will Install Protected Bike Lanes On Commonwealth Avenue
Cyclists seeking safer roads in Boston are praising the city's plan to install a 6.5-foot wide bicycle lane along one of city's busiest corridors.
Day 12: The Evidence Piles Up Against Tsarnaev
Less than a month before the Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev rented two 9mm handguns for target practice at a shooting range in New Hampshire. The weapons were the same caliber as the gun used to kill an MIT police officer three days...
Group Behind Boston’s 2024 Olympic Bid Calls For Referendum
The move to make bringing the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston subject to voter approval is gathering momentum. In a surprise move Tuesday, Boston 2024, the group behind Boston’s bid, joined the call for a ballot question. Listen above to a full report...
Mass. State Police Head: Go After Heroin Dealers For Overdose Deaths
With heroin overdose deaths skyrocketing in Massachusetts, the head of the state police is calling for authorities to take a relatively new step to help stem the crisis.
Day 11: Global Jihad And The Radicalization Of Tsarnaev
The prosecution and defense agree - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was involved in the bombing at the Boston Marathon, the killing of MIT police officer Sean Collier, and the shootout with police in Watertown. So on Day 11, the prosecution posed this question to...
Boston 2024 Organizers: Bid Will Only Move Forward With Majority Support
Organizers of the Boston 2024 Olympic bid say they will only move forward if a majority of the public backs the idea.
Political Analysts Discuss 2016 Race, Olympic Bid
Political analysts Democrat Dan Payne and Republican Todd Domke join WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss the early presidential race and Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics.
The Remembrance Project: Gerry Williams
In 1950, Gerry Williams came upon a description in a book: a potter sitting by the road, selling his wares. He had never touched a piece of clay, but the image of this craftsman, connected by his hands to earth, struck him like a shaft of light.
Harvard’s Women’s Hockey Team Set To Face Minnesota
The Crimsons will play the Minnesota Gophers Sunday for the national title.
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