‘Dear Sugar’ ushers in a new era of podcasts at WBUR
WBUR enters the podcast game with “Dear Sugar Radio,” which focuses on frankly dispensed advice.
TV Critic’s Corner for Friday, Dec. 19
Syfy, you are so weird — I mean silly — I mean campy. In the latest Syfy original, “Christmas Icetastrophe,” an explosive wave of ice crystals engulfs a small town. That sounds so very pretty — I mean scary — I mean stupid — I mean funny
Video helps police recover stolen wreath
A Connecticut woman has been arrested after Westerly police said home-surveillance video caught her stealing a large wreath from someone else’s front porch.
Arlington Catholic atop girls’ ice hockey rankings
Acton-Boxboro, and Reading round out the top three.
Rob Gronkowski blushes on ‘Top Chef’
Host Padma Lakshmi managed to make the big guy blush on this week’s epsiode of “Top Chef.”
More than ‘enough is enough’
The demonstrations over recent grand jury decisions beg the question: When are rage and protest necessary, but not sufficient?
Blackstone mother charged in deaths of 2 infants
The father who lived in the squalid home now also faces several serious child abuse charges.
State deal pledges better care at Bridgewater Hospital
In the agreement, a monitoring group will be at the troubled hospital to watch how guards and clinicians treat mentally ill patients.
2016 landscape shifts as Jeb Bush eyes run for president
The move by the former Florida governor could dramatically reshape the Republican primary.
An amazing party is all in the details
Whether you call a caterer or plan a DIY affair, for many hosts, a holiday celebration can bring stress. Make a budget and lean on checklists.
Strong case for Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling for Hall of Fame
Shaughnessy also voted for Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Tim Raines, and Alan Trammell, a personal high of six in all.
Joel Klein’s advice for Mass. education reform
Klein was both change agent and lightning rod during his eight-plus years as chancellor of the New York City Schools.
Governor Deval Patrick’s hits and misses
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick touts his economic record, and Shirley Leung weighs in with praise and criticism.
Heroin overdose deaths surge across the state
Authorities reported 58 suspected heroin deaths so far this month, the same number for all of November.
Senate OK’s 4 Obama aides; 12 judicial picks likely to follow
Among the president’s nominees was Frank A. Rose of Plymouth as assistant secretary of state for verification and compliance.
Viale adds flavor and character to Central Square
The Cambridge restaurant is a worthy successor to neighborhood favorite Rendezvous, which previously occupied the space.
Brazen attack on school kills 141 in Pakistan
After a nearly nine-hour battle, police officials said all seven militants had been killed.
Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings committed suicide, DA says
Bradley William Stone’s body was discovered a half-mile from his Pennsburg home, northwest of Philadelphia.
Activists, world leaders condemn Pakistan attack
Political leaders and millions of people throughout the world mourned the lives of the children who died in the Taliban assault on a school in Peshawar on Tuesday.
Patriots haven’t lost ground because of penalties
Led by Brandon Browner, the Patriots have been called for 110 penalties through Week 15, the fifth-most in the NFL.