Noted musical trailblazer Doriot Anthony Dwyer dies at 98

BOSTON (AP) — A longtime Boston Symphony Orchestra flutist and musical trailblazer has died, the orchestra said Monday. Doriot Anthony Dwyer was 98. Dwyer, the second woman ever to w...

Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid virus concerns

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Boston Marathon, the planet's most celebrated footrace, are postponing the event until Sept. 14 because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Boston Mayor Marty Wa...

High note: Lockhart marks 25 years as Boston Pops conductor

BOSTON (AP) — Strike up the band: Keith Lockhart is marking 25 years as the conductor of “America's Orchestra.” The Boston Pops said Wednesday its 2020 season will pay special tribut...

Show me the Monet: Boston's Museum of Fine Arts turns 150

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is getting ready to show you the Monet. The venerable museum turned 150 on Tuesday, and one of its biggest birthday gifts is a forthcoming ...

Netflix series examines 'perfect storm' that felled NFL star

BOSTON (AP) — More than two years after he killed himself in his prison cell, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's story still fascinates — and now it's heading back to the small screen. ...

No thanks: Native Americans to hold 50th gathering of grief

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Native Americans are gathering for a 50th year in the seaside town where the Pilgrims settled — not to give thanks but to grieve. United American Indians of Ne...

Runner's abuse allegations embolden other female athletes

Track and field is facing a painful and public reckoning with the treatment of some female athletes. Former teen running star Mary Cain's account this week of alleged physical and em...

Elite runner's close call inspires road safety campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman's mantra is "run joyfully," but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn't spark joy — it tore her hamstring and nearly d...

'Justice wasn't served': 50 years since Chappaquiddick

BOSTON (AP) — The crash ended a young woman's life, and with it, a man's White House dreams. U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddi...

How safe is running a marathon? Heart doctors say it depends

BOSTON (AP) — It was the death heard 'round the running world. In July 1984, acclaimed author and running guru Jim Fixx died of a heart attack while trotting along a country road in ...

Q&A: Can't stop, won't stop: Famous conductor's show goes on

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Benjamin Zander has spent half his life conducting the same orchestra, but as he turns 80, the acclaimed maestro has no plans to hang up his baton. Zander fou...

100 years ago in Boston: The day molasses was deadly fast

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is marking the 100th anniversary of its most peculiar disaster — the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. Exactly a century ago Tuesday, a massive wave of 2.3 million g...

Simulator helps experts understand how whales get entangled

BOSTON (AP) — A new simulator is letting scientists use a joystick to swim a virtual whale across a video screen. But this is no game — it's a serious attempt to better understand how the giant mammal...

400 years after Pilgrim landing, natives finally being heard

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone's invited — especially the native people whose ancestors wound up l...

US, British war dead honored at site where Revolution began

BOSTON (AP) — The British are coming again — this time in friendship. A memorial honoring fallen soldiers from the U.S. and Britain is being dedicated this month, and the venue could...