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Former Fessenden students file lawsuit over alleged sexual abuse in '60s,'70s

Two former students of the Fessenden School west of Boston have filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for the alleged sexual abuse they suffered by employees of the all-boys boarding school in the 1960s and 1970s. The lawsuit was recently filed in Middlesex County Superior Court on behalf of two...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:10pm

MIT to invest $1B in studying advancements, ethics of AI with new College of Computing

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced on Monday a $1 billion commitment to study breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and their ethical impacts through the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. The Schwarzman College of Computing will be a hub for work in computer...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:50am

Brandeis University students evacuated after sodium cyanide discovered

College students at Brandeis University in Waltham were evacuated from the Foster Student Living Center on Friday afternoon after an undisclosed amount of sodium cyanide was discovered. The local fire department was called to the scene around 2 p.m. to assess the situation. A short time later the...

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:43pm

BARCC details impact for sexual assault survivors in year since #MeToo

On Oct. 15, 2017, a tweet by actress Alyssa Milano sparked a surge of responses, launching the hashtag #MeToo into the world as people across the country shared their stories of experiencing sexual assault. It’s been quite the year — from the charges against Harvey Weinstein to Dr....

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 3:55pm

Mass. to send emergency response team to aid Hurricane Michael recovery in Florida

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency is sending a three-person emergency response team to Florida to aid Hurricane Michael recovery efforts. The response team includes one employee from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and two from the Massachusetts Department of...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:19pm

Massachusetts gets high scores for LGBTQ equality: Human Rights Campaign report

Massachusetts made history as the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004, and it’s still making itself known as a state that values LGBTQ equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign. The Human Rights Campaign released this week its seventh annual Municipal Equality Index, an...

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:06am

Baker, Gonzalez spar in first debate over who has vision to lead

Gov. Charlie Baker and his challenger Jay Gonzalez met in a televised debate for the first time Tuesday night, where the Republican incumbent focused on his accomplishments in his nearly four years in office and Gonzalez, a Democrat, cast himself as someone with vision to take the state beyond...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:22am

How climate change is fueling a 'Lobster War' between Maine and Canada

Climate change, increased lobster populations and a centuries-old land dispute have created a perfect storm, fanning the flames of war between lobster fishermen in Maine and Canada. Lobster War, a new documentary by award-winning Boston Globe reporter David Abel and filmmaker Andy Laub, explores...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8:49am

Red Sox Yankees ALDS Game 4 highlights, recap

The Boston Red Sox are through to the American League Championship Series, eliminating the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALDS by stymying a ninth-inning comeback for a 4-3 victory.   Rookie Gleyber Torres, with runners on first and second and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, grounded out to...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:41pm

Maura Healey named on list of 50 'badass' women

Maura Healey is a badass, at least according to InStyle. The Massachusetts Attorney General was named by InStyle Magazine on a list of 50 “badass women” who “show up, speak up and get things done.” Maura Healey appears on the list alongside Emma Gonzalez, the Stoneman...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 10:56am

Two researchers who studied at MIT win Nobel Prize for economics

Two American researchers with ties to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won the Nobel Prize for economic science on Monday. William D. Nordhaus, 77, is a professor of economics at Yale University and was awarded the prize for his work on the interaction between climate change and the...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 11:25am

Berklee College of Music to open jazz and gender justice institute

When you think of the jazz “greats,” most of the names that pop into your head are probably men: Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, John Coltrane. The field has long been male-dominated, with a few women mostly making a name for themselves as singers, but not instrumentalists. Berklee...

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 5:47am

Housing Assistance Program offered to Merrimack Valley explosion victims

On Friday, housing assistance was offered to the Merrimack Valley explosion victims who are still without heat and hot water following last month’s events in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover. Governor Charlie Baker along with Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, Columbia Gas, and...

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 5:14pm

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters demonstrate in Boston over the weekend

Hundreds of protesters came together in Boston on Friday evening outside of the Massachusetts State House to express their anger over the forthcoming confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Both women and men from the city and surrounding locations marched in protest, voicing their...

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 10:24am

Retail pot still 'weeks away' but two Mass. companies get final licenses

Legal marijuana sales are "weeks away" in Massachusetts, the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission said Thursday after regulators approved final business licenses for shops in Leicester and Northampton. The CCC on Thursday afternoon granted final business licenses for Cultivate...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:23am

Massachusetts nurse ballot question could cost $949M: Report

The total annual costs of a ballot question that would limit the number of patients assigned to one nurse would land between $676 million and $949 million, according to a new state analysis that cautioned those figures are likely on the conservative side. Less than five weeks before voters will...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:58pm

Boston's first hotel strike underway as Marriott workers walk out

About 1,500 Marriott Hotel workers walked out Wednesday morning to demand a living wage, marking the start of the first hotel strike in Boston history. After months of failed negotiations, Unite Here Local 26, the union representing the hotel workers, said they were forced to strike. “After...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 3:51pm

Here’s why Massachusetts is so politically active

There seems to be a protest nearly every day lately. Whether opposing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, showing support for immigrants or saying they are against gun violence, people are stepping out into the streets in droves for causes they believe in. And Massachusetts...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 4:54pm

Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School this winter. Harvard Law School students previously wrote an op-ed calling on the administration to take the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh seriously and investigate him before allowing him back on...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 2:47pm

MassDOT issues travel advisories ahead of Columbus Day weekend

Columbus Day is coming up quick, and for many in Massachusetts and beyond, that means a three-day weekend. Are you planning any Columbus Day weekend travel? If so, take note. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is already warning residents of some travel advisories According to the DOT...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:50am