This is number 11 in our ongoing series of local audio newscasts. “Local Edition,” the biweekly news program is sponsored by the WMBR Radio News Department and Open Media Boston.
BOSTON – One hundred and thirty six. That, according to Boston Police, was the number of guns turned in by the end of the first week of the city’s gun buyback program christened “Your Piece for Peace.” Sergeant Mike McCarthy of the Media Relations Department said in an email, “the BPD is very pleased with the program’s success so far.”
BOSTON - The Boston Herald and one of its reporters have been found liable of defaming a local journalist, community activist, and prison-rights advocate following a jury trial in a Suffolk County court last month.
This is our tenth “Local Edition,” the biweekly newscast sponsored by the WMBR Radio News Department and Open Media Boston.
BOSTON – The question hangs there in the air all day, like a kite buffeted in a strong wind. How do you find the strength to go on? For the 49 year old mother, giving up can not be an option: her child needs a place to live.
This is #8 of "Local Edition," the biweekly newscast sponsored by the WMBR Radio News Department and Open Media Boston.
BOSTON – A Boston man is suing Boston Police Department officers, alleging excessive force and malicious prosecution following his arrest in January last year.
Joseph Johnson filed the lawsuit in federal court in Boston in December against Officer Charbonnier (first name and current domicile is unknown to plaintiff), Robert England, and Sgt. Clark (first name and current domicile is unknown to plaintiff), after police allegedly “tackled him to the ground causing his head…to hit a brick wall.”
US Senate Committee Hears Expert on Costs of Adapting to Sea Level Rise and Storms in Boston, Coastal Cities
BOSTON - With sea level potentially rising to two feet by mid-century and six feet by the end of the century, Boston and surrounding cities are facing significant threats from flooding.
In addition to Cape Cod, a large swath of coastal Massachusetts is particularly vulnerable, and it’s possible that damages there could amount to just under $35bn over this century if action is not taken.
This is #7 of "Local Edition," the twice a month newscast sponsored by the WMBR Radio News Department and Open Media Boston.
BOSTON - Acknowledging the growing threat that climate change poses to the Bay State, Governor Deval Patrick unveiled a $50m preparedness plan January 14.
It’s expected that $40m will be allocated to a municipal grant program – which will enable towns and cities to avail of resources to upgrade energy services – and $10m will go towards coastal infrastructure and dam repair.