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With Typewriters And Rotary Phones, Tech Firm Goes...04/01/15
Workers arrived on the 14th floor of Endeavour Partners' Kendall Square office building Wednesday morning only to find rotary phones and manual typewriters where their computers used to be.
Keolis Tells Lawmakers About This Winter’s Commuter Rail...
Keolis' Deputy General Manager Franck Dubourdieu told lawmakers that during a typical winter, about 20 commuter rail trains' motors will be replaced. This winter, the company lost 67 motors.
DYS Facility In Boston Closed Over Allegations Staff...
A state program on Boston's Long Island that housed 14- to 19-year-old males sent there by juvenile courts closed in August amid allegations workers mistreated the young clients.
Day 16: Tsarnaev’s Defense Team Rests
After 15 days of testimony from witnesses for the prosecution, attorneys for admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began to present their case yesterday afternoon. A day and two hours later, the defense rests, having called just four...
Key Moments From Day 16 Of Tsarnaev Trial: The Defense...
After calling only four witnesses, the defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Closing statements are scheduled for Monday.
Retired Federal Judge Discusses Tsarnaev Trial
Retired federal judge Nancy Gertner joined WBUR's Morning Edition to discuss the trial of admitted-Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Drawing Tears From Jurors, Tsarnaev Prosecution Rests
With graphic testimony centered on 8-year-old bombing victim Martin Richard, the prosecution concluded its case Monday.
Hernandez Fiancee Testifies In Murder Trial
Shayanna Jenkins told jurors that under instruction from Aaron Hernandez, she got rid of a box that had been at their home the day after the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
MBTA Lays Out Plan For Future Snow Service
Next winter, instead of trying to keep everything running only to shut everything down, the MBTA will follow limited schedules during snow emergencies.
Day 15: Prosecution Concludes With Haunting Account Of...
Prosecutors have spent the last month presenting some haunting evidence against admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, which seems to go beyond what the government needs to do to convict him and build the case that he should be sentenced...
Democrats, Republicans Attend Opening Of Institute...
Politicians, friends and former colleagues celebrated the man known as the "Lion of the Senate" Monday, as the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate formally opened its doors on Colombia Point in Dorchester.
Key Moments From Day 15: Tsarnaev Defense Begins...
Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors heard grisly testimony about the injuries sustained by the victims killed in the bombing. Attention now turns to the defense.
Paul Kirk Discusses Ted Kennedy’s Legacy, New Institute
Paul Kirk, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate when Ted Kennedy died in 2009, says in today's era of extreme partisanship and brinkmanship, the rising generation should look toward Ted Kennedy's legacy of working across the aisle.
Edward M. Kennedy Institute Opens With A Lofty Goal:...
Most of this virtual museum does not celebrate Sen. Edward Kennedy or his legislative accomplishments. Instead it celebrates the process of government, which is what he wanted, his widow says.
Community Rocked By ‘Unprovoked’ Shooting Leaving Boston...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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