Ben Parker

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Mass. Jobless Rate Now Higher Than National Average

For the first in more than six years, the monthly unemployment rate in Massachusetts is higher than the U.S. rate.

12/19/2013

The Boston Fire Department station on Boylston Street displays the names of those killed by the Boston Marathon bombers during the World Series victory parade on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

State Honors Firefighters For Response To Marathon Bombing

Firefighters from 18 Massachusetts communities have been honored for their service by Gov. Deval Patrick and other state officials.

12/19/2013

North Prospect Congregational Church (WBZ-TV Photo)

168-Year-Old Church On The Move In Cambridge

A 168-year-old church is on the move in Cambridge.

12/05/2013

Fast food workers picket in Los Angeles on August 29, 2013. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Fast Food Workers Hold One-Day Strike

Fast-food workers across the country walked off the job.

12/05/2013

Outside the Lunenburg home where racist graffiti was found last month. (Ken MacLeod/WBZ-TV)

Police: Mom Of Victim A ‘Strong Suspect’ In Lunenburg Racist Graffiti Incident

The investigation into who spray painted a home with racial graffiti last month has turned toward the family who lives there.

12/04/2013

(Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

In Boston, Somber Observances For JFK Anniversary

Hundreds paid their respects to the slain president at the JFK Library and Museum in Boston and at other events around the state.

11/22/2013

Proposed Milford casino.

Milford To Vote On Foxwoods’ Casino Proposal

Milford residents are deciding whether to put out the welcome mat for a proposed $1 billion resort casino that would be built off Interstate 495.

11/19/2013

Isaac Phillips was the target of racist graffiti. (WBZ-TV)

Mother Of Lunenburg Football Player Says Racial Slur Used In Two Recent Games

The parents of a Lunenburg football player who was the target of a hate crime, say they feel like they’ve been lied to since day one.

11/18/2013

Red Sox fan Mike Grant, David Ortiz, Shane Victorino, and Officer Steve Horgan after their shaves. (Photo by Sera Congi-WBZ-TV)

Ortiz, Victorino, Officer Horgan Shave Beards For Charity

Red Sox postseason stars David Ortiz and Shane Victorino had their playoff beards shaved in a promotion at Gillette’s world headquarters in Boston.

11/04/2013

A single theme emerged in the days and months following the marathon bombings. Boston doesn’t bow to terrorism. Boston is resilient. Boston is strong. Boston Strong soon appeared on everything from t-shirts to billboards and baseball fields, becoming a unifying rally call for city pride. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Read:  Boston Strong Makes Sports Illustrated Read:  College Students Raise $1M Selling Boston Strong Shirts  Photos: Boston Strong Concert

Boston Red Sox Strong: A Poem By WBZ’s Ben Parker

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Ben Parker wrote a poem in honor of the Boston Strong Red Sox.

10/31/2013

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