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Board Approves MBTA Fare Hike, Buys 40 New Buses

MBTA fares are on the way up.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's board of directors voted Wednesday to increase the price of bus, subway, and commuter rail passes.

The fare increases, first announced in March, will take effect July 1

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U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz / Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Feds to Locate Gas Reserves In New York And Boston

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will be building gasoline reserves in the New York City Harbor region and Boston..

The reserves would hold a combined one-million barrels in gasoline to provide short-term relief following disasters like Hurricane Sandy

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Sexual Assault Probe Targets Massachusetts Schools

Six Massachusetts schools are on a list released by the federal Education Department of 55 colleges from across the nation facing investigations over their handling of sexual abuse complaints

The list released Thursday includes Amherst College, Boston University, Emerson College, Harvard College, Harvard University Law School, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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Peter Wilson/Twitter

Fire Erupts At Suffolk Downs

Firefighters are battling a three-alarm blaze in a building at the Suffolk Downs horse race track in Revere.

The fire was reported at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Television news photos showed flames and smokes coming through the roof of one of several large, one-story buildings in the stable area

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Social Workers March Again For Lower Caseloads

Employees of the state's child welfare agency are stepping up demands for state officials to take action to reduce social worker caseload.

Members of the union representing social workers and other employees of the Department of Children and Families held an informational picket on Tuesday outside the agency's regional office in Lowell

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UMD Remembers Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

Students, faculty members and administrators gathered at UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday to honor those killed and survivors at last year's Boston Marathon.

During a vigil which included music and prayers, Chancellor Divina Grossman urged the gathering make a strong committment to make the world a better place

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Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated

According to the Associated Press, police say they've taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line.

Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were found Tuesday night, a year after the Boston Marathon attack.

The bomb squad is checking the backp

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Peace Garden Being Developed for Boston Marathon Victims

Associated Press - The Massachusetts city of Medford is set to become the site of a $1 million peace garden honoring Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell and others killed and wounded when two explosions went off near the finish line

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Mitchell Urges Lawmakers To Protect Offshore Wind Industry

Mayor Jon Mitchell testified in Boston Tuesday before a legislative committee looking at energy issues.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, the Mayor said he opposes legislation that would introduce large quantities of Canadian hydropower into the energy market

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Boston’s Bike Share Program Thrives

Boston's bicycle sharing program, which just opened for its fourth season, is thriving at a time when similar programs in other cities are struggling financially.

The Boston Globe reports that H

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