December 2, 2013 9:04 am
Winter Storm Freezes Holiday Travel
The Northeast is getting hit by a winter storm just in time for the peak of Thanksgiving shopping and travel. In most places it's only rain and wind, but the weather could bring delays for those heading to Grandma's via air, road or rail.
November 15, 2013 9:22 am
Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Gets Two Life Terms And Then Some
Convicted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced Thursday to two life terms in prison plus five years for crimes he committed, which included 11 murders. The 84-year-old Bulger is expected to appeal, but it seems likely that he'll spend the rest of his life behind bars.
November 13, 2013 7:01 pm
Critics Say Mob Boss's Trial Has Been A Disappointment
A federal judge in Boston is about to sentence former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who was convicted in August of participating in 11 murders while running a massive criminal enterprise for decades. There is little suspense around sentencing; even the minimum for the most minor of the charges would be enough to keep the now-84-year-old Bulger behind bars for the rest of his life. It's all left some questioning whether the whole "big show," as the former mob boss has called his months-long trial, was worth all the time and money.
November 13, 2013 9:59 am
Victims' Relatives To Face Whitey Bulger At Sentencing Hearing
It's the moment many victims of former Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger have been waiting decades for: In federal court in Boston on Wednesday, relatives of those killed by Bulger will face the former gangster and describe their pain.
October 31, 2013 5:01 pm
Boston Celebrates First World Series Win At Home In 95 Years
Boston fans celebrated the World Series win Thursday by the Red Sox over the St. Louis Cardinals. The victory is the first series win for Boston at home in Fenway in 95 years.
October 30, 2013 5:00 pm
Red Sox Worst-To-First Season Leaves Fans Elated Yet Exhausted
As the world series continues at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday night, so will bed-time battles with young Sox fans. The post season has left many kids — and adults — on the East Coast struggling to keep their eyes open at work and school.
October 23, 2013 5:47 am
Red Sox Raise Spirits In Wounded Boston
Just getting back to the World Series would have been exciting enough for Bostonians, but in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox's success brings a new rallying point for a wounded city. Still, there's always the danger of trivializing tragedy.
October 18, 2013 11:23 am
Students At Harvard's Kennedy School Weigh In On Shutdown
The Kennedy School of Government in Boston is where aspiring politicians and civil servants prepare for a life in politics. How has the recent government shutdown impacted students' thinking about their future?
September 26, 2013 6:19 pm
Putting Good Deeds In Headlines May Not Be So Good
Good Samaritans are celebrated in the press for doing the right thing all the time, but does all that attention lower expectations for everyday behavior?
September 23, 2013 9:10 am
Boston Hospitals Share Lessons From Marathon Bombing
Every victim who arrived at a hospital alive survived the attack. But hospitals say the experience also revealed room for improvement, and they're about to share the lessons they learned at a national conference in Washington, D.C.
September 18, 2013 3:49 am
Should It Take 2 Or 3 Years To Earn A Law Degree?
President Obama, a Harvard Law grad and former law professor, has suggested that students can learn all they need to take the bar exam in two years. That would save them tens of thousands of dollars. But it would also cost law schools millions of dollars in tuition revenue.
September 10, 2013 4:20 pm
Scrutiny Of 'Molly' Party Drug Increases After 4 Deaths
A recent string of deaths in the Northeast from a drug known as Molly has authorities looking into whether a bad batch is to blame. Molly, a purified form of the drug known as Ecstasy, can be as easy to get — and as cheap — as a six-pack of beer.
August 6, 2013 5:06 am
Jury To Decide James 'Whitey' Bulger Case
Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys gave their closing arguments on Monday. One side calling Bulger vicious and violent — the other calling the government systematically corrupt. The former south Boston mob boss is accused of a rash of crimes including 19 murders.
August 5, 2013 5:24 pm
Closing Arguments Begin In 'Whitey' Bulger Trial
Jurors in the James "Whitey" Bulger trial got to listen to several hours of closing arguments in a Boston federal courtroom on Monday. Bulger is the former mob boss accused of litany of crimes including racketeering, murder, extortion and money laundering.
August 2, 2013 4:19 pm
'Whitey' Bulger Won't Testify, But He Didn't Finish Quietly
In Boston Friday, former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger said he would not take the stand in his criminal trial and that his defense would rest. But before that happened, he railed at the judge and his defense team.