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Huntington Theater Company Will Remain At BU Theatre

June 9, 2016

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined leaders of the Huntington Theatre Company to announce the company’s new home, which will be its old home.

Police Investigate, Students Mourn Following Shooting Near Dorchester School

June 9, 2016

Students at Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester are mourning the loss of one of their own.

Huntington Theatre Company Will Stay On Huntington Avenue

June 9, 2016
Huntington Theatre Company will not have to move from its home on the Avenue of the Arts. (Courtesy Boston University)

The Huntington Theatre Company announced Thursday that it will retain control over its longtime home, the BU Theatre.

66 Alleged Boston Area Gang Members Face Drug, Firearm Charges

June 9, 2016
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz responds to questions during a news conference Thursday in Boston. Law enforcement officials say more than 60 alleged gang members from Boston and other cities in eastern Massachusetts have been charged with drug, weapons and racketeering charges. (Steven Senne/AP)

The charges allege that these individuals “fueled a gun and drug pipeline” across eastern Massachusetts, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Yuck! The Weird Things Kids Swallow Or Stuff Go On Display At Boston Children’s

June 9, 2016
A variety of items ingested by children, from a sardine can key to a crucifix, are on display at Boston Children's Hospital. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Thousands of children are treated annually for sticking stuff they’re not supposed to into their mouths, noses and ears. And at Boston Children’s Hospital, these items are now on display.

Plainridge Casino To Offer New Way For Gamblers To Monitor Their Limits

June 9, 2016
A view of Plainridge Park Casino, the state's lone slots parlor. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

All slot machines at the Plainville facility will allow players to budget their gambling dollar – pinging them as they approach, hit and exceed the self-imposed limit.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

17-Year-Old Student Killed; 3 Others Injured In Shooting Near Dorchester School

June 9, 2016

Grief counselors will be on hand Thursday at the Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester after a teen was shot and killed outside the school on Wednesday afternoon.

BU Prof: Cities Are ‘On The Front Lines’ Of Efforts To Address Climate Change

June 9, 2016

Anthony Janetos, director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, tells us that “cities can do a lot, but they can’t do everything” when it comes to climate change issues.

Forecast: Cloudy And Sunny With Seasonably Cool Air

June 9, 2016

Like last night, milder temperatures that are great for sleeping will occur all weekend, with low humidity.

Boston’s 2 Sides: How The City Can Have A Booming Innovation Economy And Widening Inequality

June 9, 2016
The gap between the rich and the poor is a theme that increasingly defines the city of Boston, with its booming innovation economy -- and its growing number of people struggling at the bottom of the economic ladder. Here's construction in the heart of South Boston’s Innovation District in March. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

It’s a theme that increasingly defines the city of Boston, with its innovation economy and its number of people struggling at the bottom of the economic ladder.

It’s Good To Be A Fly On The Wall For These Remarkable ‘Dressing Room Stories’

June 9, 2016
Actor Alvin Epstein, seen in a 1997 production of "When the World Was Green (A Chef's Fable)" at the American Repertory Theater. (Courtesy American Repertory Theater)

Carolyn Clay reviews “Dressing Room Stories,” a collection of Alvin Estein’s reminiscences from a life in the theater.

Massachusetts House Approves Bill To Boost Hydro, Wind Power

June 8, 2016
Massachusetts State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The bill approved Wednesday would require utilities to solicit long-term contracts for importing an additional 1,200 megawatts each of Canadian hydroelectricity and offshore wind.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: June 8, 2016

June 8, 2016

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Did Mass Incarceration Begin With The War On Poverty?

June 8, 2016
Steel-helmeted police pull a demonstrator toward police van as they arrest him during rioting in Philadelphia's North Side, August 1964. (AP)

In her new book, “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America,” Hinton argues that for all of Johnson’s important programs designed to fight poverty, his “war on crime” kicked off decades of mass incarceration in the U.S. that continues today.

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