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The Remembrance Project: Gerry Dumas08/20/14
Gerry Dumas read broadly and deeply, and loved to transcribe meaningful quotes onto recycled envelopes. "The softest pillow is a clear conscience," one read. "Integrity is everything."
Family, Friends Mourn Executed N.H. Journalist
New Hampshire freelance journalist James Foley, long missing in Syria, was executed by Islamic militants.
GlobalPost Co-Founder On James Foley’s Alleged Execution
Phil Balboni, co-founder and CEO of GlobalPost, a Boston-based international online news site, spoke about the alleged execution of New Hampshire native and journalist James Foley.
Democratic Candidates For Governor Battle In Debate
The three Democrats running for governor debate at Stonehill College Tuesday night, just a few weeks shy of the Sept. 9 primary election.
Reverend: Boston Policing ‘Very Different From Ferguson’
The Rev. Jeffrey Brown discusses his conversation with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where protesters and police clashed again Monday night.
Mass. Governor Hopefuls Launch TV Barrage, Despite Audience Dip
Ratings show fewer people are watching traditional television, but super PACs and gubernatorial candidates are still investing thousands of dollars in TV ads.
Documentarian Discusses Legacy Of Troubles At Bridgewater Hospital
Fred Wiseman's 1957 documentary," Titicut Follies," chronicled mistreatment at Bridgewater State Hospital.
Boston Marathon Winner Meb Keflezighi Returns To Mass.
Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi -- back in Massachusetts to compete in the 42nd annual Falmouth Road Race -- reflects on how his running career has changed since he broke the tape on Boylston Street last April.
Ferguson Police Response Raises Questions About Military Weapons Going...
The Massachusetts ACLU says between 1994 and 2009, Massachusetts received more than 1,000 weapons under a federal program that provides used military equipment to police departments for free.
Former State Senator Forms New Group To Draw Beacon Hill’s Attention To...
Founder of a new political group aimed at putting pressure on Massachusetts legislators to address environmental issues discusses his group's mission.
Analysts Say Scott Brown Must Galvanize GOP Base In N.H. Senate Race
A series of uncharacteristic missteps have hampered Brown, causing some to wonder if the Republican U.S. Senate Primary in New Hampshire, now less than a month away, is more competitive than it might appear.
Changes For Roxbury’s Dearborn School Spark Objections
Its replacement was supposed to house the city's only STEM school. But the superintendent now proposes that the Dearborn become a K-12 charter school.
2 Republican Visions For Mass. At WBUR Debate
Front-runner Charlie Baker and Tea Party-aligned Mark Fisher met for their first head-to-head debate of the campaign season.
Market Basket Standoff Hits Low-Income Customers Hard
Low-income shoppers make up a disproportionately large part of Market Basket's customer base, compared to other supermarkets.
Game Theory Expert Analyzes Market Basket Conflict
Duke University economics professor and game theory expert David McAdams says this is a lose-lose game.
Gaming Expert Discusses Saturation In Casino Market
Rev. Richard McGowan, an economics professor at Boston College and an expert in gambling, says Boston is the last major market in the Northeast that hasn't been tapped.
The Remembrance Project: Father Paul Lucey
Father Paul Lucey came from a widely religious family. Two brothers were also priests. When his younger sister died in his later years, he conducted her funeral mass from his wheelchair.
Reeling With A Real Skyline: Fishing On The Charles
Greg Miner, who runs a one-boat charter fishing company, says one of the biggest draws for his customers is to "experience the feeling of being surrounded by the city on the level with the water."
Worcester Takes Steps To Stop Spike In Fatal Drug Overdoses
In the wake of at least nine fatal overdoses in less than a week, the city is taking the problem into its own hands by trying to get those struggling with addiction the help they need.
Market Basket Stores Slash Part-Time Staffing
With sales at the supermarket chain stores remaining at an all-time low, thousands of part-time Market Basket workers will now be given few if any shifts next week.
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