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Dear MBTA, here are ten things I like about you...even with the snow

Dear MBTA,I know you're having a hard winter ... this is a sad season for many of us! I'm thinking you might need some encouragement and validation from a loyal commuter. I received a really nice card from my wife for Valentines Day and it made me feel good. I'm guessing you didn't get many love...

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 3:51am

Live Coverage of the Snow Storm – Gov. declares State of Emergency

UPDATE:Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Monday that all train and bus service in New York City will shut down as of 11 p.m.Asked if service is expected to resume in time for morning commutes on Tuesday, Cuomo said no."The feeling is the storm has gotten worse," he added.The Port Authority also said...

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 7:58pm

Mass. posts strongest year for job growth since 2000

Massachusetts hit an almost 15-year high for annual job growth in 2014 and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent as the state added 10,900 jobs in December, according to data released Thursday.Last year was the strongest year of job growth since 2000 when 95,500 jobs were added, according to...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:22pm

Mass. lawmakers want to crack down on protests that block roads

State lawmakers are warning protesters that if they want to exercise their right to free speech and peaceful assembly, they must do so in a safe environment - like, not on the highway.This after dozens of protesters were arraigned Thursday on charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting...

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:30am

Mass. lawmakers want to crack down on protests that block roads

State lawmakers are warning protesters that if they want to exercise their right to free speech and peaceful assembly, they must do so in a safe environment - like, not on the highway.This after dozens of protesters were arraigned Thursday on charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting...

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:30am

Baker bets cupcakes on Sunday's championship game

Following the tradition of elected leaders putting local offerings on the line for major sporting contests, Gov. Charlie Baker and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are wagering foodstuffs on the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts."In the unlikely scenario that...

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 11:35pm

Boston 2024 officials to reveal some Olympic documents

Boston 2024 and other Olympics bid supporters have made transparency a major part of their public messaging, but have released little information about the bid that helped them prevail over competitors before the U.S. Olympic Committee.Ahead of a community meeting set for Wednesday, Jan. 21,...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 10:05pm

No Boston Olympics meeting Wednesday in Back Bay

A group opposed to Boston’s bid for hosting the 2024 Summer Games will hold its first meeting Wednesday night, ushering in members of the public who not only support their cause, but are undecided on the issue.No Boston Olympics organizer Christopher Dempsey said the meeting, which will be held at...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 5:30pm

Walsh touts employment growth, Olympic bid in first State of the City

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh gave his first State of the City Tuesday night, touting the city’s success in getting a record number of guns off the streets, slashing the unemployment rate to the lowest its been in eight years and attracting the world’s attention by securing the U.S. Olympic bid.“I’m...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 6:38am

Boston beefs up security in wake of Paris attack, cyber hack

As the world reels from a vicious act of Islamic terror in Paris last week, and in the wake of an unsettling cyber hack of the U.S. military’s Central Command Monday by Islamic State sympathizers, national security across the United States is understandably beefed up, and Boston is no different....

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 5:26am

Boston announces first flu death of 2014-2015 season

A Boston man in his twenties with underlying health conditions is the first person to die this flu season due to complications from the influenza virus,the Boston Public Health Commission said Friday.Since the beginning of October, there have been 122 reported cases of influenza in Boston,...

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 10:31pm

Boston deals with mind-numbing arctic blast

Temperatures dipped dangerously low Thursday – and though expected to pick up this weekend, there is no end in sight for the painful chill that has struck the region.The Boston Public Schools cancelled classes Thursday after Mayor Marty Walsh said the sub-zero windchill made it too dangerous for...

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 5:00pm

Photos: Governor Charlie Baker takes oath of office at Mass. State House

Charles Baker was sworn in as governor and Karyn Polito as lieutenant governor just after 12:30 p.m.during a packed ceremony in the House chamber.

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 12:22am

Photos: Governor Charlie Baker is inaugurated at the Massachusetts State House

Metro Boston was on scene Thursday as new Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker took the oath of office in the Massachusetts State House.

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 11:35pm

Bernice Emerson Madigan, oldest Mass. resident, dies at age 115

The fifth-oldest person in the world and Massachusetts’s oldest resident has died, leaving the legacy of a boisterous woman with a cheeky sense of humor.Cheshire resident Bernice Emerson Madigan passed away at the age of 115 at a Williamstown nursing center last weekend.Born on July 24, 1899, she...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:52pm

Historic treasures rediscovered in 220-year-old Boston time capsule

Reuters - A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artifacts left by U.S. founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday."The history of Massachusetts is the history of America," Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 2:22pm

MBTA warns of cold weather delays

As temperatures plummet across the Bay State, public transportation officials are warning riders to expect transit delays brought on by cold weather.The MBTA advised commuters to allow themselves extra travel time this week, as it anticipates the “arctic-like conditions” will affect its equipment....

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:06am

Aaron Hernandez’s mother, fiancée can attend murder trial

A Fall River judge ruled Tuesday that the mother and fiancée of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can attend his upcoming murder trial, which is slated to begin Friday in a Fall River court, despite the possibility that they may be called to testify.Hernandez, 25, is charged with...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 10:59pm

Investigation underway after police car strikes, kills student in Cape Cod

The Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office is investigating after a Chatham police cruiser ran over and killed a college lacrosse player who was lying on an unlit road early on Thursday, authorities said.Garrett Gagne, 22, of Longmeadow, was lying in the road at about 4 a.m. when he was struck...

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 11:27pm

Canton company settles environmental lawsuit for $650,000

A Canton company has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle a lawsuit that alleged an assortment of environmental wrongdoing.The complaint, filed by Attorney General Martha Coakley, alleged National Water Main Cleaning Co. (NWMC) alleged the company swindled local communities by submitting false bills...

Friday, December 26, 2014 - 8:24pm