Supreme Judicial Court chief justice nominee Ralph Gants on Thursday pledged to improve access to justice for all residents and to focus the courts on “problem solving” and sentencing practices that both punish criminals and reduce instances of reoffending.
Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder is a fairly common diagnosis among veterans returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the psychological impact of war on soldiers is hardly new.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations monitors hate crimes against Muslims. The group’s Ibrahim Hooper says there’s been no significant increase in reports of harassment, assaults or damage to mosques since the marathon bombings.
The notoriously homophobic church says it’s coming to denounce UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon’s public announcement last week that he’s gay. Rebecca Barrett-Fox says that from Westboro’s point of view, the protests are evangelical work.
The school hired Ed Davis to assess how university and town police respond to large gatherings of students. This review follows dozens of arrests – and complaints of police overreaction – at the pre-St. Patrick’s Day”Blarney Blowout.”
Technically, Scott Brown’s been a candidate in this race since last month, when he filed with the FEC. But Thursday night in a Portsmouth hotel ballroom, the Republican – who now lives in Rye – erased any remaining doubt.
Only one female Democrat holds a governor’s office: New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan. Advocates are determined to add to the total. And their best opportunity, it appears, is in New England.
Before last January most people across the nation would have said “maple syrup,” “fall foliage” or “skiing” when asked to list the images that come to mind when they think of Vermont. Now “heroin” might also be on that list.
The guard was the Minutemen’s fourth-leading scorer with 9.4 points per game last season, when UMass reached the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998.
For the last year, WBUR has been checking in with Marathon Sports manager Shane O’Hara.
Alan Sager has documented the trends of hospital closings in Massachusetts and nationally for decades.
Agnes Kalibata, a UMass alum, says agriculture is the key to unlocking her country’s potential.
Su Meck’s traumatic brain injury wiped out all her memories before she was 22, and they never came back.
A proposed bill in Connecticut aims to improve schools’ responses to rape on college campuses.
Artist Deborah Baronas grew up on the farm fields of South Deerfield, Massachusetts, her inspiration for an exhibit called “Into the Shade” at the Wisteriahurst Museum in Holyoke, Mass.