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Pediatricians and the fight to prevent teen overdose deaths

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends offering buprenorphine, a medication that can help curb opioid cravings, to teens addicted to... more

23 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
New England's stone wall obsession

There are the Patriots, the Red Sox, the Celtics... and the stone walls. That's right. Many New Englanders are absolutely... more

22 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
Milton votes "no" on multifamily rezoning plan

Update: Ed Augustus, the state's housing secretary, sent a letter to Milton town officials Wednesday morning saying the town failed to... more

21 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
Immigration debate intensifies in Mass. politics

Immigration and border security have long been hot-button issues in national politics. Now, with concerns mounting over the state's overstretched... more

20 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
From the newsroom: Voices, not vinyl

Team Common is off today, so we’re bringing you a story from our friends in the WBUR newsroom. We'll be... more

19 Feb 2024 · 4 minutes
Ringing in the Year of the Dragon with Boston's lion dancers

Chinatown's streets will come to life on Sunday with thunderous drums and the piercing clang of cymbals as nine lion... more

16 Feb 2024 · 12 minutes
With mobile sports betting, youth gambling is off to the races

Online sports betting was legalized in Massachusetts just over a year ago. Since then, Bay State gamblers have wagered almost... more

15 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
The women of Boston's Black Panther Party

Through June of this year, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is displaying 27 images taken by Stephen Shames of the... more

14 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
Reduce, reuse, pee-cycle

The Cape has a dirty water problem. The main culprit? Pee. Over the years, waterways around Cape Cod have been... more

13 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
How Haitian migrants are finding their way to Mass.

Massachusetts’ strained shelter system has been struggling to keep up with an influx of families who are in need of... more

12 Feb 2024 · 13 minutes
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