Topics by Jordan Weinstein
Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the number-one hospital in the country by U.S. News and World Report. But one health care expert warns that no list is conclusive.
What's a better way to inform consumers of an item's price: the old-fashioned sticker or the modern scanner? Some advocates are objecting to the new law, which lets retailers rely on technology instead of putting stickers on every single item.
A report from a land-use think tank warns that by the end of the decade, Boston’s subways could grow so packed that trains would roll past waiting commuters, unable to accommodate more riders.
We talk to Michael Higgins, the president of Ireland, during his trip to Boston to commemorate the famine that forever changed the face of the city.
A Harvard Law School professor and former Reagan administration official is calling "false" and "complete nonsense" any suggestion that Elizabeth Warren enjoyed an affirmative action advantage in her hiring as a full professor.
The legendary folk singer will participate in a Storytellers benefit this week at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. She talked with WGBH about her new memoir, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music.
There's been a hopeful development in treatment for soft-tissue sarcoma. A doctor talks about how small foundations play a crucial role in cancer research.
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.
The day before the official Fenway 100 celebration, the park opened to fans — and to Greater Boston, which recorded a tribute show on the grounds. Host Emily Rooney describes the scene.
The spotlight's on Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown, but there's still another Democrat in the race.
Major changes are coming to Central Square in Cambridge, fueling a resurgent urban renewal effort that some say is long overdue — and that others question.
Attorney General Martha Coakley cited a expert report concluding the risks of severe accidents are greater than previously thought.
U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Tauro granted a restraining order allowing Robert Kraft's representatives to speak after Kraft's company filed a civil rights lawsuit against the town.
Associated Industries of Massachusetts reported that its business confidence index for February rose to its highest level in nearly a year.
Gas prices are up for the 11th consecutive week. But a new study says that might not make a difference in how much people drive.
The Hub seems poised for a new burst of changes, including major developments along the Charles. We asked Tim Love of Northeastern University's School of Architecture to imagine what the Boston of 2020 might look like.
The balmy weather has been lethal for ski resorts, but it's boom times for the region's construction industry. A financial services reporter explains the situation and the link to commercial lending.
Every other year, as regular as the groundhog, Cambridge's City Council experiences gridlock trying to choose a mayor. What gives?
U.K.-born Adele grabbed the headlines but at least six of this year's Grammy winners have Boston connections. Listen to their music here.
Black History Month
A look back at the life of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a prize fighter who was wrongly convicted twice for murder.
Advocates argue that children are vulnerable to advertising's persuasive intent, and that merits protections against online ads.
The director of the state Komen affiliate hopes local donors will see the impact of its state-level work.
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.
On Jan. 26, the Mass. transportation committee passed a bill that would prohibit handheld phones behind the wheel. But one expert says the "common sense" solution lacks sense.
Massachusetts retailers say they enjoyed an unexpected 5.1 percent surge in 2011 holiday sales, about twice what was expected.
Did the New England Conservatory overreact when it fired its renowned conductor?
A growing number of Americans believe there are class conflicts, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
Massachusetts is doing a good job of reducing homelessness in veterans compared to the national average, but there's more work to be done. Coleman Nee of the state Dept. of Veterans' Services talks to WGBH News.
The new MITx online learning platform will offer students interactive labs, discussions and the opportunity to earn MIT credentials, provost Rafael Reif said.
Increased spending on arts, entertainment, dining out and recreation may be behind the latest Mass. unemployment rate, which dropped to 7 percent in November.
Cathedral High quarterback Matthew Owen raised his arm as he was about to cross into the end zone in the 4A State Super Bowl. A referee said he broke the sportsmanship rules. Has the Mass. Interscholastic Athletic Association gone too far?
WGBH News takes a critical look at the changing political landscape with former Mass. Gov. and past presidential candidate Michael Dukakis.
Two former Harvard University engineering students have developed a smartphone app they say could make dieting and weight loss as simple as taking a picture.
Does the Hollywood sign outshine the lights of the Cutler Majestic? Emerson leader Lee Pelton said a new LA campus is an expansion — and not the start of a wholesale move west.
With parent company Syms filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, is it finally time to give up hope for the survival of Filene's Basement?
November 1 usually marks the start of the annual federal winter fuel assistance program for low-income residents. This year, the money didn't go through on schedule.
Baby, it's getting cold outside — and heating help for low-income families hangs in the balance as the federal government wrestles with budget cuts.
Massport officials responded to a recent FAA data analysis calling Logan the ninth most dangerous airport in the U.S.
In an open letter to Allston residents on Wednesday, leaders at Harvard University revealed the institution's vision for its vast Allston holdings whose development, stalled in 2009 following the economic downturn.
Residents from across Massachusetts are responding in large numbers to a national call for service on September 11. This year's date may result in the largest outpouring of volunteerism the state has ever seen.
Officials in Westport, Mass., are working to deal with unsafe levels of toxins discovered in a middle school there this week.
The Archdiocese of Boston is moving to sell six of its shuttered churches. At three of them, parishioners who have been keeping vigil and holding lay services are now contemplating how to proceed from here.
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