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Jeff McCormick, Independent Candidate In Mass. Gov....10/22/14
As part of our ongoing series of conversations with the gubernatorial candidates, WBUR's Bob Oakes speaks with independent Jeff McCormick.
Baker, Coakley Argue Policy Opinions With Care In Debate
With the latest WBUR poll showing Republican Charlie Baker inching ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the state's governor's race by 1 percentage point, the two candidates faced off in a debate Tuesday.
The Remembrance Project: Madeline Barnes
Madeline Barnes taught nursing theory and practice for 50 years, in schools across Massachusetts. If a student enrolled between 1960 and 2010, it's almost certain Madeline trained her.
Jury Begins Deliberating Case Against Tsarnaev’s Friend
A federal jury has begun deliberating in the trial of Robel Phillipos, the 21-year-old friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who's accused of lying to federal agents investigating the bombing.
After Long Island Shelter Closes, City Officials Search For Long-Term...
Pooja Bhalla, COO and nurse with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, says the cramped fitness center being used to shelter the 700 people forced out of the city shelter on Long Island is not a permanent solution.
Grief Remains 10 Years After Accidental Death Outside Fenway
But Victoria Snelgrove's tragic death after a Red Sox win has also prompted changes in how Boston police respond to big crowds.
Evan Falchuk: Seeking To Build An Independent Party
Independent Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk is having difficulty gaining traction in the polls.
Why It Could Pay Off For Charlie Baker To Focus In On Boston
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker has spent a lot of time wooing Boston voters in this election. And you might wonder why, since Boston consistently votes Democratic.
Massachusetts Tech Sector Feels Its Growing Weight In Politics
Tech trade organizations aren't backing any particular candidate in the governor's race, but workers are experiencing somewhat of a political awakening.
Scott Lively: Running To Restore Biblical Worldviews
The election for Massachusetts governor is just about two weeks away, and the polls show that independent candidate Scott Lively has the most ground to make up.
One Last Harbor Tour For USS Constitution Before Restoration
Commander Sean Kearns says the feeling of taking the USS Constitution underway sends "chills" "up and down [his] spine." He'll take the warship out for one final sail before she is moved to dry dock to begin renovations scheduled to take up to three...
WBUR Political Analysts Discuss Impact Of High Profile Visits In...
The governor's race kicked into high gear this week with two national political heavyweights hitting the campaign trail.
Former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis, A Family Friend To Defendant,...
Reporters and spectators reacted with surprise as Michael Dukakis, a former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential nominee, took to the witness stand in the trial of Robel Phillipos, a close friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect...
Finding An Edge: Mass. Gubernatorial Candidates Scramble To Boost...
Nearly every political poll shows the race for governor of Massachusetts is essentially tied, which means Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to find an edge as election day creeps closer.
Longtime Boston Reporter Joe Bergantino Briefly Held In Russia
Joe Bergantino was briefly detained by Russian authorities Thursday and reprimanded by an immigration judge for violating the country's visa laws.
Fairmount Line To Add Weekend Service, Maintain Lower Fares
Further into the future, the MBTA will add specialized rail cars that allow for more frequent service on weekends and during midday hours, when there is less demand.
Mass. Nurses Union Expresses Concerns Over Ebola Preparedness
Donna Kelly-Williams, president of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, explains why she believes that Massachusetts is "not doing as well as we should be doing" in preparing hospitals to treat Ebola.
Ballot Question 3: Voters Decide Casino Fate
If passed, Question 3 would repeal the state's 2011 gambling law.
Kerrigan Vs. Polito: How The Lt. Governor Candidates View Their Running...
Democrat Steve Kerrigan and Republican Karyn Polito are on a curious mission to electrify "traditional" Democrats and Republicans.
Josh Wall Confirmed For Superior Court Judgeship
The former first assistant prosecutor in Suffolk County and the head of the Massachusetts Parole Board emerged from long hearings as a polarizing figure.
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