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2:33 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

The Week In Review: The Marathon Bombing Anniversary

Welcome to the WGBH News Week in Review, where the majority of our attention has been focused on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and on the upcoming marathon on Monday.

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4:24 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Scott Brown, Suspect Invoices, Whitey Bulger: The Week In Review

Here's what the week looked like from the WGBH Newsroom (Your agreement to a $100K invoice for services rendered was implicit in clicking the link to this story).

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Local News
3:21 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Late-Night MBTA & The Evil Sound Of The Green Monster: The Week In Review

From the brave new world of post-1 a.m. public transportation in Boston to an ascot-clad raconteur rhapsodizing from left field in 1969, this is what the week looked like from the WGBH Newsroom.

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4:07 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Back Bay Fire, Marathon Anniversary: The Week In Review

A week that promised reflection on the coming one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing gave way to fresh tragedy when two firefighters were killed in a Back Bay fire Wednesday.

This is what the week looked like from the WGBH Newsroom:

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2:19 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

From The Big Bang To Gentrification: The Week In Review

Welcome to the WGBH News Week in Review, where you can distract yourself from the $5 you lit on fire in the form of your steadily deteriorating March Madness bracket.

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2:33 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Virtual Reality, Late Night MBTA, 'Always Be Closing': The Week In Review

Happy St. Paddy's Day — WGBH News' intrepid staff has made sure to provide plenty of craic for your weekend perusal.

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THE SCRUM
6:17 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Bleak Times For The Mass. GOP

Adam Reilly, Peter Kadzis and David Bernstein break down the state Republican party's bleak road ahead after Bernstein's Insider Poll cast a pall over the party's chances in upcoming elections.

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Local News
2:07 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Scott Brown, St. Paddy's And More: The Week In Review

With a visiting president, a dithering ex-senator, strained St. Paddy's Day parade negotiations and lingering cold, the city had a long week. Here's how it looked from the WGBH Newsroom:

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Local News
9:30 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Callahan Tunnel To Re-Open — Maybe Even Early

The Callahan Tunnel, closed since December 27 for a $35 million rehabilitation project, will re-open for traffic March 12, according to Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Administrator Frank DePaola.
Brendan Lynch WGBH News

The Callahan Tunnel, closed since December 27 for a $35 million rehabilitation project, will re-open for traffic March 12, according to Massachusetts Department of Transportation Highway Administrator Frank DePaola.

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1:38 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Malcolm Rogers, William Evans, Arizona And The NFL: The Week In Review

WGBH News spent the past week reporting stories for you to read while you brace yourself for another nor'easter.

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2:26 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Marty Walsh's Salary, John Henry's Globe: The Week In Review

Cross your fingers that the 3/4 of a Pedroia's worth of snow we've seen this winter will be the final tally. In the meantime, here's what WGBH News has been up to this week:

• Speaking of which, on The Curiosity Desk, Edgar B. Herwick III breaks down why this winter has been so … warm. That's right, warm.

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Boston Public Radio Podcast
11:17 am
Fri February 21, 2014

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3:31 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Snowstorm, Space Savers, Sleepwalker Statue, Shteyngart: The Week In Review

Welcome to #ICYMI, the WGBH News Week In Review for a snowbound week you'd probably rather forget.

• Speaking of which, Anne Mostue looked into the South End's attempt to block the spread of Southie-style parking space savers, while Cristina Quinn reported on the snowy winter's effect on the restaurant business.

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Local News
4:26 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

ICYMI: The Beatles, DCF, Not Art

• Greater Boston turned its focus on the Department of Children and Families. James Edwards profiled the case of one of the 95 children to die under DCF supervision in the past 10 years, while Adam Reilly shadowed a DCF caseworker.

• After Wednesday's snowstorm, Phillip Martin asked, "Does class factor into Boston neighborhood snow removal?"

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Local News
12:14 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

UMass Boston Evacuates Building Due To False Report Of Person With Gun

Just hours after Harvard University evacuated four buildings because of an emailed bomb threat, the University of Massachusetts Boston has evacuated its McCormack Building, telling students via Twitter to avoid the area because of a "possible person with a firearm."

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Local News
2:20 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Menino: Improved Health Wouldn't Have Changed Decision Not To Run

Outgoing Boston Mayor Thomas Menino spoke with Boston Public Radio hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about the many changes in store when he leaves office on January 6.
Credit Abbie Ruzicka / WGBH

Despite his improved health, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino would make the same decision today, with 35 days left in office, that he made in March — to not seek re-election.

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Local News
10:25 am
Thu November 14, 2013

James 'Whitey' Bulger Sentenced To 2 Life Sentences Plus 5 Years

In this courtroom sketch, James Whitey Bulger sits at his sentencing hearing in federal court in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
Credit (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

South Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, convicted of 31 charges including racketeering, extortion and money laundering in August, was sentenced to two life sentences and an additional five years in federal prison Thursday.

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Local News
6:11 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Cardinal O'Malley, St. Louis Archbishop Make World Series Bet

Cardinal Sean OMalley
Credit AP Photo

Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley has agreed to a $100 bet with St. Louis Archbiship Robert J. Carlson — in the form of a charitable donation — that the Red Sox will win the World Series agains the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Politics & Government
3:57 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Mike Capuano Will Not Run For Governor

U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano
Credit (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Rep. Mike Capuano announced Thursday he will not run for Massachusetts governor, through a statement released by a spokesperson.

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Politics & Government
10:58 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Martin Walsh, John Connolly Win Boston Mayoral Preliminary

State Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly, winners of the Boston mayoral preliminary election.
Credit AP Photos

State Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly will face off in November's Boston mayoral general election after winning the top two spots in Tuesday's preliminary.

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Politics & Government
8:05 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Martha Coakley Announces Massachusetts Governor Bid

In an online video, Martha Coakley talks to prospective voters.
Credit Still from Coakley announcement video.

Attorney General Martha Coakley announced she will run for Massachusetts governor in 2014 Monday with an online video that acknowledges her 2010 Senate race defeat to former Sen. Scott Brown, and shows the attorney general talking to many voters — she was criticized for running an impersonal campaign in 2010.

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Politics & Government
11:14 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Juliette Kayyem Announces 2014 Mass. Gubernatorial Run

Juliette Kayyem
Credit Juliette Kayyem

Juliette Kayyem, a former state homeland security official and Boston Globe columnist, announced Wednesday she will run for governor of Massachusetts in 2014.

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Local News
8:50 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Unsealed Court Documents Describe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Injuries

In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, bloody and disheveled with the red dot of a sniper rifle laser sight on his head, emerges from a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass.
Credit (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)

Court documents unsealed Monday describe the injuries, including a gunshot wound to the face, that alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sustained during the ensuing manhunt in April.

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Local News
11:28 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Alemany held on $3M Bail, Charge In Lord Murder Expected Thursday

Edwin Alemany, arrested for allegedly attacking women in South Boston and expected to be charged for the alleged murder of Amy Lord, was ordered held on $3 million cash bail at South Boston District Court Wednesday, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

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THE BULGER TRIAL
10:13 am
Tue August 13, 2013

The Bulger Trial, Tweet By Tweet

Read WGBH News reporters live updates from the trial.

THE BULGER TRIAL
5:44 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Bulger Jury Deliberations Stretch Into Third Day

Credit Jane Collins / WGBH

Jury deliberation in the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger will stretch into a third day on Thursday, as a series of discussions over an undisclosed issue ignited confusion and speculation over the trial's outcome, and the jury failed to reach a decision Wednesday.

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THE BULGER TRIAL
2:08 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Bulger Won't Take Stand, Jury To Get Case Tuesday

Credit Jane Flavell Collins / WGBH

James 'Whitey' Bulger announced he would not take the stand in dramatic fashion Friday. WGBH News' Brendan Lynch was there, and told Jordan Weinstein about the development's impact on the trial. 

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Local News
11:18 am
Fri August 2, 2013

James 'Whitey' Bulger: 'I Didn't Get A Fair Trial'

James "Whitey" Bulger did not take the stand during his trial, but he did tell the judge that he did not believe he got a fair trial.
Credit Jane Flavell Collins / WGBH

James "Whitey" Bulger will not testify in his defense in his own trial, but he still made himself heard Friday as he angrily denounced the trial in court.

"I'm making the choice [not to testify] involuntarily," he told Judge Denise Casper, after confirming he would not testify. "I feel I've been choked off."

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Local News
1:08 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Somerville Fire Chief: 7-Alarm Fire 'Suspicious'

Emergency personnel on the scene of a 7-alarm fire on Calvin St. in Somerville Thursday morning.
Credit Abbie Ruzicka / WGBH

Somerville Fire Chief Kevin Kelleher called the 7-alarm fire in a Somerville triple decker Thursday morning "suspicious and under investigation" amid rumors the fire, and recent others, may have been set intentionally.

"People are throwing rumors around," Kelleher said. "We've had several fires and we're looking at all of them."

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Local News
7:41 am
Thu July 25, 2013

7-Alarm Fire Breaks Out in Somerville Triple-Decker

Smoke is seen from a fire on Calvin Street in Somerville.
Abbie Ruzicka WGBH

A seven-alarm fire broke out in a triple-decker Thursday morning in a densely populated Somerville neighborhood near Inman Square, spreading to five nearby buildings, and injuring one firefighter.

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