The family of the Usaamah Rahim, who was killed by law enforcement officers earlier this week, gathered on Thursday in the Roslindale parking lot where he was shot.
After a perfect storm of high yields and soft shells, local lobstermen are struggling to stay afloat in a sea of surplus, low-priced crustaceans. Toni Waterman went out on a lobster boat to see the problem firsthand.
Whether you're buying an established takeout or starting from scratch, it can be challenging to build the trust and community these neighborhood joints require to succeed. Val Wang checks out the progress at Hong Kong Chef and Wok N Talk.
The Boston business leader opens up to host Emily Rooney about growing up in upstate New York, his father's gambling addiction, his early jobs and much more. Watch the interview online.
Blind passengers have one big problem taking taxis: They don't know what's on the fare box. The City of Boston is poised to roll out technology that will solve that problem. We take it for a spin.
After the approval of a $95 million project, Dudley Square will soon have a hotel, restaurants and residencies. But in Roxbury, this transformation has been met with an equal fill of both excitement and hesitation.
Going to Betty Ann's at Wood Island, as we did for the WGBH "One Stop" series, is not just about donuts. But if you sleep late, you might settle for the food half of the equation.
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.
The racing center unveiled plans for a $1 billion resort-style complex with approximately 200,000 square feet of gaming space, a hotel and up to 10 restaurants.
About 100 people shouted slogans as Obama strategist David Axelrod tried to address the crowd.
A video from the Future Boston Alliance has reawakened the debate over whether Boston is a stodgy city — and whether that could make a difference in new grads' decisions to leave or stay.
Watch the Boston Common turn from green to a patriotic red, white and blue for Memorial Day.
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.
Shuttered in 2005 by the Boston Archdiocese, a beloved parochial school has reopened its doors as a community center. Volunteers talk about the journey.
The elderly can have a hard time finding housing in Boston, one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country. We report on a unique partnership that's making a difference.
In some neighborhoods, the stray cat population is out of control. Often these animals are killed — part of a debate about how to best handle the problem. We go into a free clinic that's making a difference.
Yowling stray cats aren't just a headache: if they're not neutered, males can get into fights and females have litters of kittens who struggle to survive. Some volunteers are trying to change their fates.
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.
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.
Could the state take back the Big Dig debt? Could the MBTA expand service? Richard Davey, secretary of MassDOT, responds to WGBH listeners' ideas.
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.
Police are promising to crack down on drug dealing as residents talked about the dangers they see in their neighborhood.
Service cuts will reduce families' access to work, health care and education, warned Marvin Venay of the Mass. Black and Latino Legislative Caucus.
Though they didn't go on strike in protest, some workers in Boston's Financial District agreed with the Occupy's message about income inequality.
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.
The old elevated train from Dudley to downtown was ugly — but fast. Now, with service cuts going into effect, riders are asking why minority neighborhoods get the short end of the transit stick.
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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.
Mayor Tom Menino is introducing an ambitious program to get residents to collectively drop 1 million pounds in the next year. But will it fly?
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.
This week, the MBTA launched a new initiative to address fare evasion on the Green Line: In off-peak hours, D Branch passengers will be allowed to board and depart using the front door only. And Twitter said ....
In 1967 Katherine Switzer helped to change the course of women's athletic history, much to the dismay of men who favored the status quo. Her brave move cleared a path and made her a lifelong advocate for women in sports.
Family and friends of a Boston College student who went missing on Feb. 22 mourned after a body found in Chestnut Hill Reservoir was preliminarily identified as that of Franco Garcia.
Boston's tabloid has moved into new digs in the sleek, up-and-coming Seaport District — shedding its presses and maybe, someday, even newsprint itself.
As 75,000 video game fans descend on the Seaport for the PAX East conference, locals say the Bay State has become a major player in the industry.
In the final hours leading up to a key Mass. Bay Transportation Authority board meeting, protesters gathered to decry a fare hike plan.
Four days after an unpopular verdict, Woolson Street was still reverberating with shock, anger — and a sense of business-as-usual.
Shouting, swearing, rage, tears: The verdict in the Mattapan quadruple-murder trial stunned the victims' families. But one of the defendants could be back in court soon.
A policeman and a preacher talk about working together to combat an increase in violence in the inner city — a problem brought home this week as jurors struggled to come to a verdict in the Mattapan trial.
City councilor Tito Jackson welcomes the renovation of the Ferdinand Building, saying, "Having such a significant and large parcel in the middle of our community offline for 35 or 40 years has had a great negative effect."
With the blackout a memory, now everyone can focus on the cause and questions.
NStar spokesman Michael Durand and city councilor Stephen Murphy share what they know about the blackout.
The day after a transformer fire cut off power in Boston's Back Bay, about 4,000 customers still remain without power.
On Wednesday morning, NStar said it wouldn't have all power back until after the evening commute.
State transportation secretary Richard Davey said that despite public outcry, major changes were needed to close a $159 million budget gap.
Marcus Hurd, the sole survivor of a brutal mass shooting in Mattapan, testified in court this week against the men accused of paralyzing him and killing four people, including a 2-year-old boy.
As crowds gather at MBTA hearings to protest proposed service cuts and fare hikes, a policy group is saying the state should lose the former but go ahead with the latter.
In a sign of the times, your neighborhood café has become an office space -- and a new cultural tension is brewing.
We talk to a filmmaker, a vice president at Google and a national news anchor about the future of women in business.
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.
Boston is considering changing its codes to foster urban agriculture. It could bring everything from rooftop gardens to beehives to chicken coops to the city’s neighborhoods. But some pioneers have already dug in.
Do hockey players really get special treatment at Boston University? Some students and experts say the reputation is deserved.
Now that Occupy Boston's encampment is gone from downtown and the front page, Boston Phoenix reporter Chris Faraone reflects on the experience in his new book and asks: What's next?
So far the debate over the proposed casino at Suffolk Downs has been pretty quiet. But with the Foxboro idea going nowhere, that may be about to change.
In Kevin White's era, Charlestown made headlines for its opposition to court-ordered school desegregation. Today's high school looks very different. With exclusive archival footage.
Officials say the video game conference PAX East’s 10-year commitment to Boston could make Massachusetts the center of the rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar gaming industry.
Boston officials met Monday with dozens of Chinatown residents forced to evacuate an unsafe building last week.
The power of crowdsourcing isn't limited to start-ups. Next, we explore the role it plays in science, medicine and even municipal affairs.
Boston mayor Tom Menino is confident the new owner of the Filene's site will have the project off the ground within a year.
Progress this week on the so-called "three strikes" habitual offenders bill is leading observers to believe some version of the law will pass this year, despite ongoing criticism from communities of color.
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.
Former Boston mayor Kevin White died on Jan. 27, 2012 at the age of 82. We look back at his legacy over four terms of change with interviews, analysis and exclusive WGBH archival footage.
The 1981 political standoff pitted every conceivable stakeholder against one another. There was money, politics, gamesmanship and personalities. In the end, Boston may have won ... but its mayor lost.
Watch and hear analysis and memories from people who experienced the changes under White's tenure — whether they were attacked on City Hall Plaza or arguing inside the building.
Civil rights leaders, politicians and residents examine mayor White's role in one of the most tumultuous periods in Boston's history.
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