Tovia Smith appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Organizers of the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade say they won't be allowing a gay rights group to join their parade. But Boston Mayor Martin Walsh says he'll keep fighting for LGBT inclusion.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
As a therapist, Nelba Márquez-Greene has spent a career counseling mentally ill and troubled young people. But she'll never understand what drove a young man to take the life of her 6-year-old daughter and 25 others. A year later, she is trying to prevent violence and promote healing.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Boston fans celebrated the World Series win Thursday by the Red Sox over the St. Louis Cardinals. The victory is the first series win for Boston at home in Fenway in 95 years.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
As the world series continues at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday night, so will bed-time battles with young Sox fans. The post season has left many kids — and adults — on the East Coast struggling to keep their eyes open at work and school.
Monday, September 09, 2013
A recent string of deaths in the Northeast from a drug known as Molly has authorities looking into whether a bad batch is to blame. Molly, a purified form of the drug known as Ecstasy, can be as easy to get — and as cheap — as a six-pack of beer.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys gave their closing arguments on Monday. One side calling Bulger vicious and violent — the other calling the government systematically corrupt. The former south Boston mob boss is accused of a rash of crimes including 19 murders.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Jurors in the James "Whitey" Bulger trial got to listen to several hours of closing arguments in a Boston federal courtroom on Monday. Bulger is the former mob boss accused of litany of crimes including racketeering, murder, extortion and money laundering.
Friday, August 02, 2013
In Boston Friday, former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger said he would not take the stand in his criminal trial and that his defense would rest. But before that happened, he railed at the judge and his defense team.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The defense in the Whitey Bulger trial began Monday. Still unanswered is the big question: Will the reputed mob boss testify?
Monday, July 29, 2013
A federal judge ruled last week that Ohio, which bans gay marriage, must recognize the marriage of two men wed this month in Maryland. The ruling is seen as likely to unleash more lawsuits challenging states that don't allow same-sex unions to recognize marriages legalized in other states.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Attorneys for some victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are asking the Massachusetts attorney general to look into the way money collected through the One Fund is being distributed. The $60 million raised by the Fund is being distributed, in large part, based on how long victims spent in the hospital after the attacks. But some victims say they are being shortchanged, because injuries such as concussion or hearing loss are serious, but did not require long hospital stays.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 counts Wednesday, including using a weapon of mass destruction in the bombings. Three people were killed and more than 260 wounded.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev was arraigned on Wednesday. Tsarnaev has been indicted on more than 30 charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction in the attack, which killed three people and injured more than 260. He is also charged with the murder of MIT police officer Sean Collier. Wednesday's court proceeding were Tsarnaev's first public appearance since he was captured four days after the bombings.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
This is the 40th year the Boston Pops will perform along the Charles River with fireworks bursting overhead. But the scene will be different this year following the Boston Marathon bombing in April. Police say there is no specific threat to the celebration but security must be tightened.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
This year has been anything but routine in Boston, after the deadly marathon bombings and the chaotic manhunt. But tonight, the traditional July Fourth show will go on as the Boston Pops performs amid bursts of fireworks. While the music and pyrotechnics will be familiar, the scene and mood are different.
Friday, June 28, 2013
It's emotional, high-stakes and dramatic. But the trial of reputed mobster James Whitey Bulger now ongoing in federal court in Boston, is not being recorded or televised, so the drama is harder to come by for anyone not inside the courtroom.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
A federal ruling against a major movie studio's use of unpaid interns could have a wide impact on uncompensated labor, including internships for college credit. Workers' advocates say many interns are preventing workers who can't afford to work free from entering the labor force.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Opening statements were held Wednesday in the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger, the notorious Boston mobster who is charged with 32 counts of racketeering and murder.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Legendary mobster James "Whitey" Bulger faces 19 murder charges in a case that is expected to highlight corruption at some of the highest levels of law enforcement. Bulger was captured two years ago after a 16-year manhunt that began after he was allegedly tipped off to a pending indictment by his FBI handler.
Friday, May 24, 2013
In Massachusetts, what's been a relatively lackluster campaign to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry is heating up. Veteran Democratic Rep. Ed Markey is running against Republican Gabriel Gomez, a businessman and former Navy SEAL. Gomez is a political newcomer.