A growing national movement to normalize end-of-life discussions among family and friends has gained traction in recent months. As Medicare considers whether to cover such conversations with physicians, The Conversation Project, a Boston-based non-profit, is highlighting the importance of talking openly about dying. Special Correspondent Lynn Sherr reports. Continue reading
Three inches of snowfall on Sunday capped what has been the worst winter in Boston’s history. The city was dumped with more than 108.6 inches of powder this season, an inch more than the previous record, according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading
In Boston, brutal winter weather shuttered schools, offices and businesses for days at a time. While some may have welcomed the snow days, some hourly workers faced the choice between giving up a day of wages or making the grueling, even dangerous, commute. Special correspondent Rick Karr reports. Continue reading
Cold, snowy winters are well-known to Bostonians. But this year, there’s been so much snow, coming so fast and with no end in sight. Since the end of January, the city has received almost 100 inches, with no thaws and now no place to put more of it. Special correspondent Emily Rooney of WGBH reports on the messy trouble it’s caused. Continue reading
Telling people not to jump out of their windows seems like reinforcing common sense, but in snow-ravaged Boston, stir-crazy residents don’t seem to be heeding the advice.
Yet another weekend winter storm has set its sights on the coastal northeastern United States, bringing with it high winds, heavy snow, subzero wind chills and the potential for coastal flooding Saturday into Sunday. Continue reading
After winter storm Juno hit New England on Tuesday, Bostonians got out their skis and shovels to tackle the mess. One particular image circulated on Twitter, of a man hard at work clearing snow from the Boston Marathon finish line. Continue reading
A crippling and potentially historic winter storm was approaching a large swath of the northeastern United States Sunday, which officials and forecasters warned could dump up to three feet of snow, produce high winds and cause power outages and flight cancellations between Monday and Wednesday.
Last month, Museum of Fine Arts conservator Pam Hatchfield excavated a 219-year-old time capsule that Paul Revere and then-Governor Samuel Adams had buried under the Massachusetts State House. Continue reading