Steve Annear

Steve Annear is a reporter for A graduate of Roger Williams University, Annear previously worked at, and the Boston Metro newspaper. He is perhaps best known for unearthing “The Baby Wheel” guys, tracking down a wayward manatee that was stranded in Cape Cod waters, and explaining how a seal got into the Charles River from the harbor.

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State botanist rediscovers endangered orchid not seen in nearly two decades

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The crested fringed orchid was found in Bristol County this month; officials won't say where.

What do Boston Marathon bombing survivors want federal prosecutors to do next?

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The overturning of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence has sent tremors of anxiety across the community of survivors and relatives of those killed in the attack, many of whom are still recovering from their physical and emotional wounds.

Boston Licensing Board to host ‘emergency’ hearings following complaints about COVID-19 rule-breaking

By , Globe Staff

The emergency meetings are being held with all businesses with a liquor license for on-premise alcohol consumption in the Seaport and South Boston; any establishment with special licenses to host beer gardens or operate large outdoor extensions; and all establishments in Allston and Brighton with a liquor license.

Here’s why Boston University had the f-bomb in a trademark application for a COVID-19 initiative

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The slogan is meant to encourage “safe and smart actions and behaviors for college and university students in a COVID-19 environment."