About a dozen protesters gathered outside the BIO International Convention to demand the Food and Drug Administration speed up the approval process for an experimental drug to treat cancer.
Even MBTA officials are liking "T: An MBTA Musical," where Charlie (of the Card) sings and the different lines come to life.
In her race for U.S. Senate, Elizabeth Warren has agreed to a third televised debate hosted by the Boston Media Consortium, which includes WGBH News.
This week, attention is on the Suffolk Downs stop of the Blue Line. But what happens near the stations you might not know as much about? To launch our web feature MBTA One Stop, we go to Wood Island and a small, storied donut shop. With photos and a recipe.
Food trucks have come to Boston, Cambridge and Paris. And now the food world's hottest phenomenon is now moving into the suburbs.
For entrepreneur Chris Stevens, professional success has come alongside personal adversity: within the span of a year, he lost his two brothers and his wife. It led him to work to raise awareness of Huntington's disease.
The Chinese takeout is more than a quick stop to grab dinner. In every neighborhood, it's a place where people from opposite sides of the globe meet to learn something about who we are and how we live.
Thursday is the first installment of Planet Takeout, Val Wang's exploration into Boston Chinese takeout joints as a nexus of community. She talks to Bob Seay about how she got the idea for the project.
You're on the platform. You're waiting for the T. You have an opinion. We read it, and understand.
Shuttered in 2005 by the Boston Archdiocese, a beloved parochial school has reopened its doors as a community center. Volunteers talk about the journey.
Known to Boston sports fans as the Voice of Fenway, Red Sox announcer Carl Beane died this month at 59. We remember him with a few of his appearances on WGBH.
Latinos have become the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the country — and a pivotal one for Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race.
You care about the T: responses to our online survey hit the triple digits. With a tip of the hat to Harper's, here's a look at the results in digit form.
Should we look to other cities as a model for the MBTA? Our readers and listeners who have lived elsewhere or traveled around the world had some suggestions.
With success comes conflict: In the last five years, bicycling in Boston has increased by 50 percent. But some drivers are madder than ever as everyone tries to find room on the road.
In all the responses to our online survey, five solutions floated to the top. Which is your favorite? Vote here or on Facebook.
At daybreak they gathered (with some difficulty), the freedom-fighters, meowing "don't leash us in!" But their opponents were also fighting for freedom — to keep troublesome cats off their property.
Talk to the top, we said — and you did. Hear what MBTA general manager Jonathan Davis had to say in response to your calls and survey responses.
Mass. House officers closed down public access to the chambers after a group of seniors and people with disabilities interrupted proceedings to protest MBTA fare hikes.
In the old days, you couldn't complain about your commute until you (finally) reached your destination. With Twitter, you can. We look at an ordinary morning's sights, sounds and situations on the T.
Lawrence city councilor Dan Rivera said the city has problems but is "trying to figure it out." PLUS: Boston Magazine writer Jay Atkinson talks about his controversial story.
Some residents of Lawrence are outraged over a magazine article they claim painted their city in an unflattering light.
It’s been over nine months since tornados ripped through the state. But for towns such as Monson, the passage of time has meant little. Homes still aren’t restored; debt is mounting, and so is the frustration. We interview two families.
Emily Rooney Show
Elizabeth Brown objected to rival Scott Brown's support of a bill that would allow employers to not offer health care coverage for any service that goes against their moral beliefs.
In 1968, mayor Kevin White spoke at a James Brown concert to promote interracial peace. Attendee (and now WGBH host) Al Davis talks about how that message sounded from the audience.
Your grades are in on the president's State of the Union address. Check out the report card results ....
Thanks to the work of Jessie Little Doe Baird of Mashpee, Mass., the Wampanoag language is the first American Indian language to reclaim itself with no living speakers.
The public gets its first chance this week to weigh in on the MBTA's proposed fare hikes and service cuts — and we're hearing from you as well. See what people think....
In Westport, Mass., a 200-year-old linden tree threatened by a sidewalk may yet wave another day (or century). A "Greater Boston" web exclusive.
Lights are important symbols in the winter holidays of many traditions. But this year, we noticed one Massachusetts city that prides itself on a bright tradition appears to be a little dimmer. WGBH News decided to see what’s behind the change, and profiles how we live around the holidays.
You may buy your stamps at the supermarket and pay your bills online, but are you ready to see your neighborhood post office close? WGBH News looks into two Cambridge locations on the list for discontinuance.
With holiday festivities in full swing, we bring your our (and your) official WGBH News Off-the-Beaten-Path Holiday Playlist. Here are a few highlights....
Alex Ingram, a spokesman for Occupy Boston, told WGBH News that the movement had to get its message out to the suburbs. We went to Weymouth, a suburb that walks a political tightrope, to see what residents thought.
WGBH SPECIAL REPORT
The Occupy movement's appearance in Boston was one of the area's biggest stories in the fall of 2011. Read, watch and listen to WGBH News' Murrow Award–winning coverage.
A dramatic sea change appears to be taking place at the Occupy Boston encampment downtown. WGBH News has spent several days visiting the site. For the first time, we are witnessing the depth of problems, including drug use and violence, directly from the protesters.
WHERE WE LIVE
Its factories and diners have closed, but geography, cost and schools are making this commuter town a popular choice.
Andy Rooney died on Nov. 4 at the age of 92. Calling in from her father's desk on Nov. 7, WGBH host Emily Rooney told stories and expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of support.
Several hundred Occupy Boston activists marched Wednesday in support of the General Strike in Oakland, Calif. They picketed Bank of America and other symbols of what they called “corporate greed.”
Nelson Butten of Lawrence talked about how he was dealing with lengthy power outages. As late as the morning of November 2, his apartment still had no heat.
Power will be restored “house by house, block by block,” said Governor Deval Patrick — and some people might be in the dark until Friday.
The new "Occupy the Hood Boston" wants stronger civilian oversight of Boston law enforcement and better relations with communities of color.
Patriots young and old gathered in front of the Old South Meeting House in Downtown Boston on Sunday to pay tribute to an old bronze bell. But it isn't just any old bronze bell. This bell was made by Paul Revere and his foundry back in 1801.
Across the country, millions of people have been out of work for months at a time. President Obama is urging Congress to pass his Jobs Bill, which includes incentives for small businesses to hire anyone who's been out of work for over six months. But even if it passes, will President Obama's bill succeed in getting the long-term unemployed to work?
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Remember LSD, that infamous mind-expanding drug of the 1960s? Some young researchers at Harvard Medical School have cracked open the door to the LSD vault, which had pretty much been locked for the last 40 years. They're seeking to find the compounds' medicinal uses.
The news that Troy Anthony Davis was executed in Georgia was met with silence and teary-eyed dismay in Harvard Square.
A fire destroyed the historic Old Groton Inn last month and now the inn’s owner plans to demolish the remains of the structure. But some Groton residents are fighting to preserve the Inn. Groton town manager Mark Haddad and Groton Historical Society president John Ott tell host Emily Rooney why they think the Inn is worth saving.
For WGBHArts contributor Bridgit Brown, the film The Help brought to mind memories of her grandmother.
Back in October, New Republic dance critic Jennifer Homans suggested that ballet was dead. She couldn’t have known that she would set off a fire storm of response. Alicia Anstead examines the resonance of The Nutcracker.
Photographer Don West has chronicled the people and events of black Boston for over twenty years.
Fern Cunningham has a mission and it is to sculpt the story of her people. Back in 1999, when the city of Boston unveiled the Harriet Tubman Memorial that it commissioned her to create; she made a point to punctuate the fact that the monument told the story of the liberated, and not the liberator.
The Massachusetts Probation Department would remain under the jurisdiction of the courts, but a new civilian administrator would help run the agency under a bill being unveiled by House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
CRITICAL MASS: ADAM REILLY ON POLITICS
Massachusetts Democrats are doing everything they can to tie the healthcare albatross around Mitt Romney’s neck, as the former governor takes steps toward a 2012 presidential run.
We can walk on the moon and we're talking about colonizing it. But maybe it's best to let the moon remain a mystery.
WGBH commentator Carlo Rotella reflects on what led him to a life of writing.
We can’t imagine America without the Afghanistan War even though we have done almost everything possible to eliminate terrorism -- except for declare peace. We are numb to this war and it's time to snap out of it.
The lives of Afghan women and girls—and their very right to be treated as humans—is in danger of becoming a bargaining chip to achieve a so-called “political solution” with the Taliban in order to expedite withdrawal.
Policies like "don’t ask don’t tell" and ballot measures that prevent loving same-sex couples from marrying feed the hate that contributes to the suicides of gay youth like Tyler Clementi.
This November, without fanfare, Republicans are positioned to significantly boost the number of conservative women in top national offices.
Last week, three iconic American freedoms — freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press — collided in a nightmare scenario that could well still lead to the loss of American lives.
Phillip Martin investigates how the federal and local government struggle to regulate an industry based around human and sexual trafficking.
Phillip Martin begins his investigation into human and sexual trafficking with a look at how some New England nail salons are being used as fronts for the local sex trade.
Of all the dimensions of human trafficking, the kidnapping of children for commercial sexual exploitation is considered the most heinous. Phillip Martin investigates.
If you ever owned a Conan the Barbarian comic book or Molly Hatchet album, then you are family with the epic illustrations of artist Frazetta. Carlo Rotella remembers his legacy and his legend.
I confess that I’m a horrible gardener—I’ve always considered it the outdoor equivalent of doing dishes—and I don’t usually do infomercials, but brace yourself because my goal in the next 3 minutes is to convince you to buy yourself some nice new grass.
By Kara Miller
The most important lesson from the Sherrod affair may actually concern the media, the 24-hour beast that scoops up stories, tosses them around, and then—just as impetuously—drops them.
In less than 60 days the Boston City Council will be facing one of their toughest votes in recent memory. They’ll be voting to approve or reject a lucrative fire fighter’s contract that was awarded by a labor-management arbitrator.
There are innumerable things that need reform in Massachusetts.
Each year, tens of thousands of indivuals and companies purchase carbon offsets to help neutralize their global-warming pollution. Are they buying empty promises? Doug Struck and Phillip Martin investigate.
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