We want to take a moment to look ahead to the future of the Boston Marathon and the effect that this year’s race may have on the sport of running as a whole.
Massachusetts is on the verge of outlawing a practice that many call barbaric. At issue is the routine shackling of pregnant prisoners to hospital beds during childbirth. 18 states ban the practice. Here in Massachusetts, advocates have been pushing for a similar ban for the past 12 years.
There’s a famous legal adage that goes like this: hard cases make bad law. The case of Jennifer Martel and her accused killer Jared Remy is a hard case indeed, and it’s received so much attention that it has spurred lawmakers on Beacon Hill to action, as House Speaker Robert DeLeo said earlier this month.
Despite its puritan roots — or perhaps in reaction to them — Boston is the country’s second funniest city.
We speak to comedian and Lexington-native Eugene Mirman, who brings the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival back to Boston next week.
We check in on the Boston Marathon and hear from WBUR reporters across the region.
Among the 36,000 runners in Boston’s Marathon are three people whose lives intersected in the wake of last year’s marathon bombing. They have developed a deep friendship over the last year.
One year after the Boston marathon bombings. One hundred days into the mayoralty of Marty Walsh. A new judge for the Supreme Judicial Court. Plus, a “shakedown” of Keolis?
Do you depend on public transportation to get around Boston? Are you frustrated by slow, crowded buses and trains that don’t go where you need to go?
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