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Past articles by Barbara:

Mass General Opens New Center On Gun Violence

Dr. Peter Masiakos and Dr. Chana Sacks will lead the new program. → Read More

Waltham-Based Raytheon Set To Merge

Massachusetts-based defense contractor Raytheon is merging with Connecticut-based United Technologies. → Read More

Questions About The Case Of Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan

Students at Harvard protested professor Ronald Sullivan's work for Harvey Weinstein while serving as faculty dean at Harvard's Winthrop House. Now, Harvard is not retaining Sullivan as a faculty dean when his term is up next month. → Read More

The Improper Bostonian Shuts Down

The magazine abruptly closed on Thursday after 28 years. → Read More

Rate of Depression In Older Massachusetts Millennials Among Highest in Country

For older millennials in Massachusetts, the rate of depression is among the highest in the country. → Read More

'The Worry Is Not Overblown': Local Doctor On Measles Uptick

The spread of the disease raises concerns about "herd immunity," Dr. Paul Sax said. → Read More

Marathoner Ryan Hall On What to Expect At This Year's Boston Marathon

Hall ran the fastest marathon ever by an American at the 2011 Boston Marathon with a time of 2:04:58. → Read More

How To Find Out If Your Physician Has Taken Money From Drug Companies

Executives from Insys Therapeutics are on trial in Boston federal court. The pharmaceutical company allegedly bribed doctors to prescribe their opioid medication. → Read More

What Is 'Electability,' Anyway? And Why Does It Matter?

The Democratic field for president is filling up, with each candidate saying they're the one who is most electable. But just what is electability, anyway? → Read More

Cutting Down Prescription Opioid Supply May Not Stem The Crisis, Study Finds

A new study suggests that cutting down on prescription opioid use for non-medical reasons won’t do much to stem the crisis. → Read More

Quincy Con Man Headed To Prison

Scott Wolas is accused of bilking investors in a property in Quincy that he was trying to buy. → Read More

New Boston Medical Center Study Links Pharma Marketing With Opioid Overdose Deaths

A new study has found a link between the marketing of opioids by pharmaceutical companies and overdose deaths. → Read More

Boston Considers Real Estate Transfer Tax

The proposal consists of a 6 percent tax on property sales of over $2 million, for both commercial and residential sales. → Read More

Amherst Town Manager Discusses Possible Hampshire College Merger

"We want [the college] to thrive, not just survive," Amherst's town manager, who is a Hampshire alum, said. → Read More

Patriots Face Chargers In NFL Playoffs Sunday

The odds makers have the Pats winning the game, but it's looking to be a close one. → Read More

New Ruling Bans Use Of Breathalyzer Tests As Evidence In Mass. Courts

Massachusetts prosecutors must stop using breathalyzer tests in most drunken driving cases, according to a new ruling. → Read More

Did The Media Get Trump's Speech Right?

Questions were raised from viewers, listeners and newsroom staffers about whether giving a prime-time slot to President Trump was a good idea. → Read More

Newly Elected State Rep. Nika Elugardo Takes Her Seat On Beacon Hill

The legislator tells WGBH News that she first wants to tackle education funding and immigration. → Read More

Why Is Romney Criticizing Trump In New Op-Ed?

WGBH News contributor David Bernstein discussed former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney's Washington Post op-ed. → Read More

Higher Education Year In Review

In 2018, there was a legal challenge to the consideration of race in Harvard's admissions, a decline in international students, and the abrupt shutdown of a small private college in Newton. → Read More