Commentator Mark Eddington says – for people of faith – it’s hard to imagine next year could be any stranger than the last one has been.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is leaving office next month after 8 years. Today we’re looking back at his record on education. Patrick instituted bold and controversial policies in the middle of his term, in part to close what’s called the achievement gap between students with different economic and racial backgrounds.
With less than three weeks left in Senate President Therese Murray’s long Senate career and the 2013-2014 session, legislative leaders have lowered expectations for those hoping for a surge in activity akin to the recent passage in the lame-duck Congress of a $1.1 trillion spending bill.
The town is the first in the commonwealth to offer a community wood bank to help people heat their homes. The wood bank is modeled after established ones in Maine and New Hampshire.
In his final days in office, Patrick is touting a record with quite a few accomplishments, and also its share of blemishes.
The incoming district attorney of Hampden County says he knows little about the high-stakes prosecution of two Springfield residents facing perjury charges.
The Vernon reactor has generated electricity on the banks of the Connecticut River since 1972. It’s also generated public discord, litigation and mistrust. Officials on both sides hope that’s coming to an end, now that the plant is closing. But with decades of cleanup and decommissioning ahead, the saga of Vermont Yankee and the state is far from over.
Anthony Gulluni takes office as relations between communities of color and law enforcement have gained national attention.
A New York State Gaming Board is recommending that Mohawk Harbor, a blighted riverfront site in Schenectady, be the location of one of three new upstate casinos. One casino consultant says that could impact MGM Springfield’s plans to attract New York customers.
Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern says President Obama’s decision to seek normalized relations with Cuba is a foreign relations victory for the president.
University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret has accepted a job at the University of Maryland, but plans to remain in Massachusetts for several months to assist with the leadership transition at UMass.
The coldest days of winter are just ahead and New England energy officials are concerned about the reliability of the region’s power grid.
Governor-elect Charlie Baker prepares for the state budget and his remaining cabinet appointments.
For nine years, the artist Matt Mitchell has been painting portraits of men and women who have come back home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He recently finished his 100th.
It happens every election season. Reporters try to parse ambiguous language coming from politicians.