The measure, among several major bills passed just after midnight Friday, requires insurers pay for any care a doctor decides is medically necessary. Insurers say this and other requirements included in the bill are a mistake.
Like college freshmen scurrying to finish their term papers, Massachusetts legislators showed that procrastination doesn’t always spell doom. Before Thursday night’s deadline, they squeaked through bills aimed at reducing gun violence, creating jobs and strengthening domestic violence rules.
In the Berkshires every summer, there is a musical collective that wants to rip the powdered wig off traditional classical music. Playing the work of living composers and using unconventional methods, they are interested in anything but a musical history lesson. Things wrap up on Saturday with six hours of music, including special guests like Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and the composer Steve Reich’s re-working of two songs by Radiohead.
“Acts of Contrition” – the next book in NEPR’s Summer Fiction series - is set in Washington, D.C., in 1972, and it’s a follow-up to Bleiman’s first novel, “Dirty Tricks.”
Landlord wants to sell home that’s housed ecclectic archives for 31 years.
State Rep. Thomas Petrolati was not charged with any crime, and on the streets of Ludlow, his constituents appear to hold him in high regard.
Nizigiyimana will be honored for her work Tuesday at a White House ceremony after being selected as one of 15 USDA Champions of Change, who represent the next generation of farmers and ranchers.
Only four days left to finish legislative session on Beacon Hill.
In 1897, a midwife returns to her isolated home in the depths of winter to find her family murdered. That’s the premise of “The Kept,” by James Scott.
The meeting was called by the House Republicans to talk about Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal to temporarily care for the children at either a military base in Chicopee or one in Bourne. Officials gather behind closed doors. Reporters weren’t allowed in and neither were protesters, who were having none of it.
The drug Naloxone , also known as Narcan, is a short term fix in a long term fight against heroin addiction.
Recently more people and first responders have permission to administer Narcan. It gives users another day to live, to get clean, say advocates. If they choose to.
Casinos coming to Massachusetts are no sure thing. That’s after last month’s ruling by the state’s highest court that allows a repeal question to go before voters in November. However, the behind-the-scenes work continues to develop a workforce for a Bay state casino industry.
It took a lot of lobbying and an Act of Congress, but a few years ago newborns with veteran moms became eligible for up to seven days of hospital care.
Massachusetts lawmakers are now grinding out the final two weeks of formal sessions, forcing bills through, often with little or no debate.
In the 1840s, a religious revival was taking place in many Shaker communities. That’s the basis for writer Rachel Urquhart’s new novel, The Visionist.