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The Massachusetts employment-population ratio increased from 60 percent in January 2014 to 62.3 percent in January 2015. GRAPHIC BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Task force established to combat chronic unemployment

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced in a Thursday press release the creation of a government task […]

by · March 16, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Carjacking victim Dun Meng recounts night spent with Boston Marathon bombing suspects

Carjacking victim Dun Meng recounts night spent with Boston Marathon bombing suspects

As he sat in his car on the night of April 18, 2013, Dun Meng, a […]

by · March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
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Tsarnaev trial testimony focuses on death of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier

In the fifth day of the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the jury […]

by · March 12, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The trial for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev continued Thursday with 10 witnesses called on by the prosecution. ILLUSTRATION BY COURTNEY DUTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

O’Toole calls early recess to visit site of Watertown boat where Tsarnaev was found

The Boston Marathon bombing trial came to an abrupt halt at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, as […]

by · March 11, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Surveillance videos shown from finish line, tweets of Boston Marathon bombing suspect read aloud in court

Surveillance videos shown from finish line, tweets of Boston Marathon bombing suspect read aloud in court

Monday marked day three of testimony in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who allegedly, […]

by · March 10, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Police Officer Lauren Woods testified in court Thursday about her efforts to save Boston University student Lingzi Lu's life. ILLUSTRATION BY COURTNEY DUTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

In day two of Tsarnaev trial testimony, prosecution calls police officers, victims, families to stand

Thursday marked day two of trial testimonies for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who allegedly placed two […]

by and · March 6, 2015 · 1 comment · City, News
Luxe Valet, an app that allows users to request a valet, will launch in Boston in April. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Valet app to come to Boston

Luxe Valet, a San Francisco-based smartphone app startup, is planning to extend service to Boston in […]

by and · March 6, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Testimony begins in case of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Testimony begins in case of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

In a trial that could cost him his life, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sat in Courtroom 9 of […]

by and · March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
The Immaculate Heart of Mary School announced Feb. 26 that they will be opting out of participating in the Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade due to the participation of OUTVETS, a LGBT Veterans group. PHOTO FROM MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM/FLICKR

Catholic school withdraws from parade, opposes OUTVETS

Immaculate Heart of Mary School in the city of Harvard renounced its participation Thursday in the […]

by and · March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday that 137 organizations and institutions supporting arts and culture in Boston, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, were awarded $303,476 by the Boston Cultural Council. PHOTO BY KYRA LOUIE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Mayor Walsh announces funding for Boston Cultural Council grant winners

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Monday that the Boston Cultural Council awarded $303,476 to 137 local […]

by · March 4, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News