• 2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

    BOSTON — It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering — almost as much as finishing — something to which to aspire.The course has changed a dozen times or more. Women were officially welcomed in 1972, wheelchairs three years later, and prize money was introduced in 19...

  • Student charged after gun found in high school locker

    WORCESTER, Mass. — A 16-year-old high school student who was heard making a threat against a police officer was arrested Friday after a loaded handgun and ammunition were found in a school locker, authorities said.The locker was searched after a teacher at Burncoat High School overheard a conversation between students about a gun and the boy's inte...

    April 18, 2015 3:14 AM EDT
  • Services for fallen soldier scheduled

    A 22-year-old Whitinsville combat medic who was killed in Afghanistan last week by an Afghan National Army soldier will be laid to rest Monday in his hometown.The wake for Army Cpl. John M. Dawson, who was killed April 8 in Jalalabad after a meeting between Afghan provincial leaders and a U.S. Embassy official, will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m...

    April 17, 2015 8:00 PM EDT
  • Bike-flap trooper to be ‘counseled’

    State police will step in and “counsel” an unidentified trooper caught on video telling a bicyclist that he and others on the force “really don’t care about” bike lanes on the Longfellow Bridge, a spokesman said.“After reviewing the videotaped interaction between a bicyclist and a state trooper that occurred Tuesday on the Longfellow Bridge, it is ...

    April 17, 2015 8:00 PM EDT
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  • Mersana aims to improve on the world’s third-best selling cancer drug. Here’s how

    A small, privately-held Cambridge biotech, Mersana Therapeutics, hopes to make some big news next week when it details animal studies that suggest its potential cancer drug might work in twice as many patients as a 17-year-old cancer drug worth $7.2 billion in annual revenue. Today, the American Association for Cancer Research posted abstracts of ...

    April 17, 2015 5:20 PM EDT
  • How Massachusetts became the world’s life sciences epicenter

    While trying to identify the job increase seen since the start of the Massachusetts Life Science Center in 2008 has proven difficult, as my cover article this week suggests, one fact supporters point to is this: The state is now home to the heaviest concentration of life science companies in the world. The state’s prominence seems to be evident in...

    April 17, 2015 2:43 PM EDT
  • Why it would be a gamble to launch Momenta's new multiple sclerosis drug before fall

    Yesterday’s approval of the world’s first-ever generic multiple sclerosis drug, developed by Momenta Pharmaceuticals, positions the company and its partner, Sandoz, for a potentially risky decision on when to launch the drug in coming months. That’s because Momenta (Nasdaq: MNTA) and Sandoz, the generic division of Novartis (NYSE: NVS) that will m...

    April 17, 2015 2:34 PM EDT
  • ViewPoint: What’s Paul Revere got to do with the minimum wage? A Patriot’s Day reflection

    While Revolutionary War reenactors, marathoners and Red Sox fans all have their special ways of celebrating Patriot’s Day, our K-12 publishing company chose to mark the holiday by increasing our minimum wage to $15 per hour. We are a $100 million company and have 400 staff, and for some, this represented a raise of between 10 percent and 46 percent...

    April 17, 2015 2:24 PM EDT
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  • Marathon security: Boston mayor urges vigilance - wwlp.com

    wwlp.comMarathon security: Boston mayor urges vigilancewwlp.comBOSTON (WPRI) — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh was among the city officials outlining security measures in effect for Monday's running of the Boston Marathon. The 119th Boston Marathon is the second since the deadly bombings in 2013 killed three people ...Boston Marathon 2015: Mayor Martin W...

    April 17, 2015 9:19 PM EDT
  • Fmr Boston Police Commish Reveals Mayor Menino Opposed Post-Bombing ... - Mediaite

    MediaiteFmr Boston Police Commish Reveals Mayor Menino Opposed Post-Bombing ...MediaiteTwo years ago, Governor Deval Patrick made the unprecedented decision to lock down the city of Boston while authorities attempted to find Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the brothers behind the Boston Marathon Bombings. In an interview released today ...Commissio...

    April 17, 2015 11:56 AM EDT
  • Mayor Asks For Acts Of Kindness On 'One Boston Day' - CBS Local

    CBS LocalMayor Asks For Acts Of Kindness On 'One Boston Day'CBS LocalBOSTON (CBS) – The first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings last April came with much ceremony. This year, the day will pass with less formality, but with no less emotion. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is asking everyone to perform one act of ...Moment of silence and acts of k...

    April 14, 2015 8:30 PM EDT
  • De Blasio to Name Former 'Right-Hand Man' of Boston Mayor as His Chief of Staff - New York Times

    New York MagazineDe Blasio to Name Former 'Right-Hand Man' of Boston Mayor as His Chief of StaffNew York TimesEarning a place in Mayor Bill de Blasio's close-knit inner circle is not easy. In choosing top aides, the mayor often seeks municipal know-how, liberal bona fides and the approval of those he trusts. Thomas G. Snyder, who will become the ma...

    March 30, 2015 12:01 AM EDT
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  • On 'One Boston Day,' Walsh Asks City To Reflect On Bombings And Give Back ... - WBUR

    WBUROn 'One Boston Day,' Walsh Asks City To Reflect On Bombings And Give Back ...WBURTo mark the second anniversary of the bombings, Mayor Marty Walsh has declared this “One Boston Day,” a day for giving back through acts of kindness. Mayor Walsh joins Morning Edition ahead of participating in a ceremonial flag-raising. We asked him ...Mayor Asks F...

    April 15, 2015 3:48 PM EDT
  • After lost bet, Mayor Walsh wins column for a day - Boston Globe (subscription)

    Boston Globe (subscription)After lost bet, Mayor Walsh wins column for a dayBoston Globe (subscription)Where's Shirley? Today I give up the best real estate in the city to a wannabe writer named Marty Walsh. Last year I made a bet with the good mayor of Boston, and he's now collecting his prize. He was so slow at installing a permanent director of ...

    March 27, 2015 8:45 AM EDT
  • Marty Walsh Signs Executive Order Demanding Spring - Boston.com

    Marty Walsh Signs Executive Order Demanding SpringBoston.comAfter weeks of record-high snowfall, makeshift one-way streets and our MBTApocalypse, Mayor Marty Walsh has had just about enough of winter. Not content to allow the mere tilt of the Earth to dictate the city's season, Walsh rolled out an executive ...

    March 24, 2015 9:22 AM EDT
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declares April 9 'Riot Grrrl Day' in honor of ... - MassLive.com

    MassLive.comBoston Mayor Marty Walsh declares April 9 'Riot Grrrl Day' in honor of ...MassLive.comMayor Marty Walsh proclaims that Thursday, April 9 will be 'Riot Grrrl Day' in the city, Boston Magazine reports. The day is in honor of musician Katheleen Hanna, known for performing with Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin. Riot grrrl is a ...Ma...

    April 8, 2015 10:26 AM EDT
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