Some notable quotes from testimony and spectators at the two-month trial of James “Whitey” Bulger:
In an event that won't happen again until 2033, a lunar eclipse happened on the same night as a 'supermoon' -when the moon appears larger as it comes closer to the Earth in its orbit. The result was Sunday night's eerie red lunar glow. (Photo: Forrest Marvez for WBUR) Were you out moon-gazing last night? #supermoon #moon #lunareclipse #Boston #Massachusetts
Have you seen what’s going up on the building formerly known at the John Hancock Tower? (Photo: Jesse Costa/WBUR) #JohnHancock #Boston #BackBay #igboston
Hundreds gathered on the shore of Deer Island for a vigil Monday night honoring Bella Bond, the 2-year-old girl whose body was found on the island in June. (Photo: Simón Ríos for WBUR) “Bella, I know you’re watching,” said House Speaker Robert DeLeo. “And I know that something that you realize very easily, that you are a child of Massachusetts, you are a daughter by the way of the town of Winthrop, and you are a little girl not only for our state, but for people throughout the country.” #BabyBella #Boston #Winthrop
"My buddy Jason says ‘you should drone the Greasy Pole,’” at the St. Peter’s fiesta, says Gloucester drone pilot Martin Del Vecchio. And so he did. Check out The ARTery today for more artists' drone videos. Click the link on our profile for that story. #drone #gloucester #artist #art #fiesta #StPeters #MA #Massachusetts
Two of Company One’s founders, Summer L. Williams, left, and Shawn LaCount. (Photo: @robinlubbock for WBUR) “Boston doesn’t necessarily need another theater company,” says LaCount. “What Boston needs is a company that will jump off the artistic cliff to show everybody else how far the fall is.” This is the second installment in The Artery series "Arts Forward." For the full story, follow the link in our profile. #theater #CompanyOne #art #performingarts #diversity #culture
Bulger was convicted of 11 of the 19 murders on which he was charged.
Joey, who recently started using methadone to try and kick his heroin addiction, visits his parents grave at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. His mother died earlier this year, the same day Joey got out of jail for the fourth time. “I miss her terribly,” he says. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) For a longer story on Joey’s struggle with addiction click the link on our profile. #boston #addiction #bellingshamsquare #chelsea
“I want people to really treasure this place,” says the MFA’s new director Matthew Teitelbaum. “I want them to know that they can learn and expand their sense of what the world is and what their agency in the world might be through the world of art.” (Photo: @HadleyBGreen for WBUR) Hear the full interview with Bob Oakes by following today's link on our profile. #art #museums #MFA #morningedition #interview
Groupmuse is an organization trying to shed the “stuffy” vibe of some classical music shows by hosting them in people’s living rooms. Attendees settle in to listen to he first set of this show on Belmont Street. (Photo: @HadleyBGreen for WBUR) This story is an installment in the The Artery’s series Arts Forward. For the full story and others in the series, follow the link in our profile. #music #classical #violin #viola #bassist #concert #Groupmuse
"Gloucester is my special beautiful place, and I just love flying around here,” says drone pilot Martin Del Vecchio. Today the ARTery looks at how artists are using drones in “removing the barriers to imagination." Click the link on our profile for more videos. #drone #gloucester #whales #artist #art
MIT List Visual Arts Center social media coordinator Mark Linga demonstrates how a QR reader plays an audio file on his phone that corresponds to a piece of art. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) #apps #technology #museumtech #mobile #apps For the full story on how museum tech is reimagining the 21st century museum experience, follow the link in our profile.
James “Whitey” Bulger, the Boston mobster who led the FBI on a 16-year chase, was apprehended a day after agents launched a publicity campaign to find him.
The Boston Globe's interactive website featuring all of the evidence from the trial against James "Whitey" Bulger.
Everything you need to know about the story of 'Whitey' Bulger.
Joey, who recently started using methadone to try and kick his heroin addiction, feeds the birds in Bellingham Square in Chelsea. “People say that you OD two or three times, the third time you usually die. I OD’d seven times and I’m still here, so someone up there is watching me,” he says. “Someone has a purpose for me or a plan, but I keep waiting for that purpose of plan or purpose and I can’t find it.” (Jesse Costa/WBUR) For a longer story on Joey’s struggle with addiction click the link on our profile. #boston #addiction #bellingshamsquare #chelsea
In her interview with On Point Radio, Jewel talks about growing up in Alaska, writing music, her memoir #NeverBroken and her new album #PickingUpThePieces. (Video: @ElizabethGillis and @RobinLubbock for WBUR) Of another hit, “Who Will Save Your Soul” she says, “It was a very surreal thing to have the first song you ever wrote end up on a record and that becoming your first single.” For the full interview and to hear more of her performance follow today’s link in the profile. #music #Jewel #studio #performance #video
Groupmuse is an organization that tries to bring classical music to generations who haven’t been particularly interested in the past. At this show in Somerville, Amelia Ames and Mike Dalhberg organize their sheet music before playing. (Photo: @HadleyBGreen for WBUR) This story is an installment in the The Artery’s series Arts Forward. For the full story and others in the series, follow the link on our profile. #music #Somerville #classical #Stravinsky #Groupmuse #concert #viola #violin
Dr. Richard Boulanger is a professor of electronic music and design at the Berklee College of Music. (Video: Jesse Costa/WBUR) “It is kind of interesting that what’s in my head is producing these kinds of sounds and this kind of music,” he says. “The big question is, when will we be in an age where the thoughts in my mind -or the music in my mind- translate directly into the music that I might hear?” The Artery imagines the future of music as part of their series “Arts Forward.” Follow the link in our profile for the full story and video. #music #sound #experimental #future #musicvideo #TheFrotations
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"In the far corner, a middle-aged man is on the ground, two people are sobbing nearby. The crew rushes to administer the Narcan, squirting it into the man’s nose.” WBUR’s Deborah Becker rode along with a Boston emergency medical worker. Here she describes the scene of an overdose upon arrival. (Photo: Jesse Costa for WBUR) For the full story on how Narcan works to prevent heroin overdose follow today's link on our profile. #Boston #medical #Massachusetts #Narcan
WBUR’s Deborah Becker rode along with Boston Emergency Medical Services Deputy Superintendent Edmund Hassan in order to see just how the the overdose reversal drug naloxone, or Narcan, works. Hassan says his workers administer the drug about three times a night. (Photo: Jesse Costa for WBUR) For the full story follow today's link on our profile. #Narcan #heroin #Boston #Massachusetts #EMT #medical
Here’s the new Dewey Square mural, by conceptual art pioneer and former Guggenheim fellow Lawrence Weiner. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) For Andrea Shea’s story on the mural click the link in our profile. #mural #deweysquare #art #publicart #greenway #boston
Jewel stopped by the WBUR studios this afternoon to talk about her new memoir and album. With the microphones off, she continues the conversation with On Point’s Tom Ashbrook. (Photo: @ElizabethGillis for WBUR) #NeverBroken #PickingUpThePieces #studio #performance #Jewel To hear the full show including a performance by Jewel, follow today's link in our profile.
“Go! Take off!” says Kenneth Sebesta of CyPhy Works, as he instructs WBUR reporters Curt Nickisch and Greg Cook how to fly a drone. Check the link in our profile for more drone videos and a story on how artists are using drones. #drone #fly #remote #CyPhy #wbur #theARTery
The Artery’s Amelia Mason asked The Frotations frontman Chris Kazarian to compose something no one’s heard before, the song of the future. So what will we be listening to? Hear the full story, this song and the futuristic audio experiments happening at Berklee School of Music by following the link in our profile. This is the third installment in a series for The Artery called “Arts Forward.” Video: The Frotations perform “How Good the Cold Feels” at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) #music #sound #experimental #future #musicvideo #TheFrotations
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