You don’t have to go as far as Serena Williams’ high profile run at tennis’ Grand Slam or the US Women’s heady World Cup win for proof that women’s athletics has come of age. Right in our backyard, the Boston Derby Dames – a four-team, all-female roller derby league – have been showcasing a gritty blend of speed, power and tenacity for more than a decade.
Volkswagen’s CEO has stepped down as expected, after his company’s multi-billion dollar fraud. Friday, we learned that the company deliberately programmed 500,000 diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S. to scam emissions tests. Then Tuesday, we learned the number of cars affected is actually 11 million, worldwide.
For Pope Francis’s fans, his knack for provocative commentary is refreshing — like when he said of gay people, “Who am I to judge?” But for Daniel Mahoney, a political scientist at Assumption College in Worcester, that comment was a debacle.
Pope Francis’s trip to the US is a major news story for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. But it has a special resonance for a new generation of priests looking to follow in Francis’ footsteps, some of whom are traveling from Brighton to Washington to see the pope in person.
Today marks the 25th annual “recovery day” — spearheaded by the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery. And as advocates mark the occasion at city hall, the state house and elsewhere — we’re continuing our conversation on the crisis that exists in our state.. and some of the ways people are battling their opioid addictions.
If you’re lucky, you got home a while ago, and if you drive into Boston, chances are you were stuck in traffic at some point today. And every day for that matter. Languishing in bumper-to-bumper traffic five days a week can feel as though we are at the mercy of chance-- and bad driving, but as WGBH’s Cristina Quinn tells us, Boston’s rush hour is more orchestrated than you may think.
The second republican presidential debate was a marathon—a punishing test of endurance that stretched three hours, featured eleven candidates, and boasted an actually Boeing 707 as a backdrop. And while the dust is still settling and the spin is ongoing—the event may have changed the course of the Republican primary.