Boston en Part-Time Faculty Form Union At Northeastern University <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Part-time faculty gathered at a bar in Boston&#039;s North End to celebrate their union victory." data-attribution="Credit Kirk Carapezza / WGBH News" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><p>In a striking move, part-time faculty at Northeastern University voted to unionize Thursday, making it the third Boston-area college in the past seven months to do so. Kirk Carapezza&#160;and Mallory Noe-Payne <a href="">report</a> at our <em>On Campus</em> blog.<p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:54:55 +0000 Kirk Carapezza 48612 at Part-Time Faculty Form Union At Northeastern University 4.15.14: Remembering The Boston Marathon Bombings & Poetry And Silence <p></p><p>Crowds are gathering in Boston today to mark the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Today on Word of Mouth, we remember the victims, the injured, the first responders, and all of those who offered help.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:29:36 +0000 Word of Mouth 46785 at 4.15.14: Remembering The Boston Marathon Bombings & Poetry And Silence Security Plans For Boston Marathon Detailed <p>A year after tragedy rocked one of the signature events of Boston, there will be thousands of people working on security for this year's race.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Read or listen to Deborah Becker's report at WBUR's website.</a></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:25:56 +0000 Deborah Becker 44980 at A Nice Place To Live, But Wouldn't Want To Work Here <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">New Hampshire is a small state with a small job market, leading some 80,000 Granite Staters to commute to work south of the border.</font></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:31:43 +0000 Michael Samuels 38868 at Guilty Verdict Punctures The Myth Of Whitey Bulger <p><a href="" target="_blank">James “Whitey” Bulger’s </a>lawless run came to an end on Aug. 12 when a federal jury found him guilty on 31 of 32 counts including&nbsp;racketeering, extortion, money-laundering and participating in 11 of the 19 murders with which he was charged. Few people know his story better than <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Shelley Murphy</strong></a>. The Boston Globe reporter has covered Whitey Bulger and his criminal empire for 17 years. She and Globe columnist Kevin Cullen are authors of “<a href="" target="_blank">Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice</a><em>”. </em>We spoke to<strong> Shelley </strong>when the book came out about Whitey’s path from the housing projects of South Boston to career criminal…to FBI informant…to 16 years as a fugitive on the Lam. <strong>Shelley</strong> spoke with us about the mobster’s recent trial and convictions, and life after Whitey.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:45:59 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33073 at Guilty Verdict Punctures The Myth Of Whitey Bulger Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster <p>At the time of his capture in 2011, James “Whitey” Bulger&nbsp; was wanted for 19 murders, extortion and loan sharking committed during his reign over Boston’s Irish mob between the 1970s and 1995. During 16 years on the lam, Whitey became the subject of myth; characterized alternately as a “good bad guy”, and, in Martin Scorsese’s 2006 film, <a href="" target="_blank"><em>The Departed</em></a>, a venal sociopath.</p><p><strong>Shelley Murphy </strong>and Kevin Cullen, a pair of Boston Globe journalists have drawn on 25 years of reporting to create a more complete and nuanced portrait of the restless boy from the Boston projects who became the most wanted fugitive of his generation. Tonight, Murphy and Cullen will be at the Red River Theatre for <a href="" target="_blank">a screening of <em>The Departed</em></a> and at a pre-screening reception and talk.</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 18:03:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28076 at Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster On The Political Front For April 22 <p></p><p></p><p>In the wake of the bombings in Boston, NH Senator Kelly Ayotte and other lawmakers are arguing for treating the remaining suspect as an enemy combatant, which would break new legal ground; the national gun bill fails to pass, with Senator Ayotte being the lone New England Senator to oppose the bill; the casino bill backed by Governor Hassan and the NH Senate is now being examined by the NH House Finance and Ways &amp; Means committees; both branches of the NH Legislature continue to work on their budgets.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:16:52 +0000 Josh Rogers 26027 at On The Political Front For April 22 PAX East 2013 Slideshow <p>Here's a slideshow of sights and scenes from PAX&nbsp;East 2013.</p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:24:10 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 24263 at PAX East 2013 Slideshow Word of Mouth At PAX 2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sheer volume of humanity packed into the Boston Convention Center doesn't really hit you until you're in and amongst the crowd. Everyone from game developers to Pokemon trainers and Final Fantasy </span>cosplayers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are here in force, mingling and chatting in lobbies and food courts. They've made the pilgrimage to the Penny Arcade Expo to celebrate gaming in all of its forms.</span></p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:07:48 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 24193 at Word of Mouth At PAX 2013