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The back side of the Beacon Street brownstone the day after the fatal fire there. (WBZ-TV)

‘Extraordinary Event’ In Basement Sparked Fatal Beacon Street Fire

Steve MacDonald, a Boston Fire Department spokesman, told reporters Thursday “nothing has been ruled in or out” and investigators are focusing on the building’s basement and “some kind of extraordinary event” that happened there.

03/27/2014

The hole in the roof could be seen from the ground on Stuart Street. (Photo courtesy: Boston Fire Dept.)

2 Hurt In Floor Collapse At Building Under Construction On Stuart Street

Two people were hurt when part of a building under construction collapsed Thursday morning on Stuart Street.

03/20/2014

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Yawkey Way Commuter Station Opens In Fenway

The Yawkey Way Commuter Rail Station is officially open in Fenway.

03/10/2014

The tunnel opened just before 5 a.m. (WBZ-TV)

Callahan Tunnel Reopens 2 Days Ahead Of Schedule

The two-lane tunnel that carries traffic from downtown to Logan Airport reopened at about 4:45 a.m. Monday, two days ahead of schedule.

03/10/2014

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Mass. Lawmakers Vote To Outlaw Taking ‘Upskirt’ Photos

Massachusetts lawmakers moved at a pace rarely seen in the legislature, acting quickly to pass through a bill criminalizing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public.

03/06/2014

One of the controversial condoms briefly issued to Boston students. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Public Schools Replace Thousands Of Condoms After Wrapper Message Complaints

Boston Public Schools have returned what’s left of 40,000 condoms donated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to the schools’ free condoms program.

03/06/2014

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Gay Rights Group Surprised By ‘Hostile’ Tone Of St. Patrick’s Parade Rejection

The head of a gay rights group that had their invitation to march in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade revoked said she was “surprised by the abrupt and hostile tone” of the rejection.

03/05/2014

Elizabeth Facey appeared in court Monday. (WBZ-TV)

Mother Charged With OUI In Milford Crash Released Without Bail

A young mother appeared before a judge Monday, to face charges she was drunk driving with her toddler in the car when she crashed into a minivan, filled with kids.

03/03/2014

A rendering of the proposed Plainville slots parlor complex. (Image courtesy: Plainridge Racecourse-Facebook)

Plainville Slots Parlor Eyes Spring 2015 For Opening

The state’s first licensed slot parlor is eyeing next spring for a possible opening.

02/28/2014

A rendering of the proposed Plainville slots parlor complex. (Image courtesy: Plainridge Racecourse-Facebook)

Gaming Commission Chooses Plainville For First Slots Parlor License

The state gaming commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to offer the slots parlor license, with conditions, to Penn National Gaming, which plans to operate the facility at the Plainridge harness racetrack.

02/27/2014

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