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Salvadoran Gang Members Seek New Life — With A Farm12/20/14
A gang boss in El Salvador is looking for a way out -- one that includes tomatoes and chickens.
Packed Roxbury Meeting On Police Use Of Force Turns Tense
The audience of about 250 made it clear it wanted a broader discussion of police treatment of people of color.
Christmas In The City Event Expects To Serve 5,000 Homeless Children...
Christmas in the City is a one-day bash for thousands of homeless children who are staying in shelters in and around Boston. Founder Jake Kennedy expects about 5,000 kids to attend this year.
One Small Community To Another: Salvadorans Find Safety On Nantucket
A strong lifeline between a rural farming community in El Salvador and the island has led many immigrants to the vacation mecca in search of work and a safe place to call home.
Tsarnaev Attends Final Pretrial Hearing
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in court for the brief hearing Thursday -- his first public appearance in more than a year. Also in attendance were about a dozen bombing survivors and a handful of Tsarnaev supporters.
Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo To The Mavericks
The Rajon Rondo era in Boston is over. The Celtics have traded the 28-year-old point guard to the Dallas Mavericks.
Homeless Displaced By Long Island Bridge Closure Remain In Flux
Dozens of women have been sleeping in the atrium of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless respite facility. And the emergency shelter housing 250 men in the South End was only meant to be used for four to six weeks -- it's already been 10.
Lawyer Says Victims Of Meningitis Outbreak Relieved By Arrests
Kimberly Doherty, who represents more than 100 people who were affected by the outbreak, says her clients are relieved that justice is finally being served.
Veteran Mass. Congressman And Newcomer Weigh In On New Congress
A veteran Democratic congressman from Massachusetts and a newcomer share their thoughts on what's to come in the next Congress, with the GOP in control of both the House and the Senate.
Fleeing Salvadoran Gangs, A Months-Long Journey To Boston
Facing gang threats, Lisette and her daughter left El Salvador in June, hoping for asylum in America. In early October, they made it to Boston. We trace their long journey.
14 Charged In Deadly 2012 Meningitis Outbreak
Fourteen former employees or associates of the New England Compounding Center were arrested Wednesday on charges related to tainted steroids the Framingham pharmacy produced in 2012 that killed 64 people across the country and injured 751, some...
USOC Announces It Will Bid For 2024 Summer Games
But after hearing pitches from Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles, the panel stopped short of choosing one of the four cities.
Gang Violence Is Why Most Children Flee El Salvador, Survey Finds
There are a number of reasons children give for leaving the Central American nation. But the predominant reason is escaping gang violence.
As Lawrence Evolves, St. Patrick’s Parish Broadens Its Mission
St. Patrick's Parish has broadened its mission to shepherd not just its flock, but the whole city. People say a lot of this change is because of one man -- Father Paul O'Brien.
U.S. Olympic Committee To Hear Boston 2024 Bid
On Tuesday, Mayor Marty Walsh and four other Bostonians are scheduled make their case to the United States Olympic Committee for Boston to host the 2024 Summer Games.
A Closing Conversation With Gov. Deval Patrick
With only a few weeks now remaining now in Gov. Deval Patrick's administration, WBUR's Bob Oakes sat down with outgoing Massachusetts governor for the last time in his executive office on Beacon Hill.
Brutal Gang Violence Reigns In El Salvador
The murder rate in the Central American nation has increased 50 percent this year. Also up: the number of Salvadoran children fleeing to the United States.
Boston Identifies Southampton Street Site To House Displaced Homeless
A facility at 112 Southampton St. in Boston will be renovated to house the hundreds of homeless people displaced due to the closure of the Long Island bridge, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Monday.
Nantucket Coping With Rash Of Suicides
Mental health providers, police and community advocates are holding a forum Monday night on Nantucket to address what some are calling a crisis for the small island town -- a rash of suicides in recent weeks.
Dear Sugar, Episode 1: Meet The Sugars
In the pilot episode, the Sugars field questions on a father's infidelity, how many children is too many, and whether a relationship can survive when one partner is smarter than the other.
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