A lot happens in Boston every day. To help you keep up, WBUR, Boston's NPR News station, pulled these stories together just for you.
Sports betting in Mass. ushers in new era of gambling, along with new social risks
As of January 31, Massachusetts will allow legalized sports betting in casinos, with legal mobile sports gambling set to follow a few weeks after. Rachel Volberg, a professor and researcher, discusses the what new social risks may come along with the new era of gambling in the state.
Mattapan will be a case study in how to balance economic growth and racial equity
City officials are working on a plan to redevelop Mattapan, beautify its main square, attract more businesses and add housing. And they're hoping to do all this without displacing the neighborhood's existing residents, who are mostly people of color.
ManRay, once the heart of alternative nightlife in Cambridge, is reborn
The Central Square club was a hotspot for goth, queer and fetish communities. This month it reopened at a new location after an 18-year hiatus.
Wu sets sights on housing, schools in first State of the City address
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu took some big swings during her first State of the City address on Wednesday, including fundamental changes to how construction is done in the city and a push to bring back a modified form of capping rent increases.
Take a peek inside James Beard Award-winner Irene Li's new dumpling factory and cafe
When Li and her team started strategizing for the new 4,000-square-foot space, they ran with a novel question: "Wouldn't it be cool if people could see inside a dumpling factory?"
As Healey proposes new housing secretary, advocates and landlords push for bold action
Gov. Maura Healey laid the groundwork for a comprehensive housing policy during her campaign. On Friday, she made the topic one of the first she's tackled in office, announcing a working group to develop a cabinet-level housing office for her administration.
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I’ve been looking for an audio version of local news. Perfect!
What took so long?
Disgusted and disappointed to see you had the Worcester pastor who is defying state orders to hold church gatherings on to hear “his side”. He is NOT the group of people in this country being persecuted by defying SCIENCE-BASED policy to protect those who haven’t yet died in the state from this disease. I can’t believe at this point in time you would bring someone like that on air and not challenge them further. There are so many people sacrificing everything they have to help others in the state and yet this is who you give air time to. Seriously disappointed in this reporting.