The news organization ProPublica has just released national data from 2014 on the number of doctors who take gifts or payments from pharmaceutical companies. While Massachusetts has one of the lowest rates overall, two Western Massachusetts hospitals show the highest percentage of doctors taking payments in the state.
An unusual affordable housing development for previously homeless veterans is now open at the VA in Leeds, Massachusetts. The project, modeled after one in Pittsfield, gives tenants a chance to purchase equity in their home.
While the terms “GMO” and “genetic engineering” carry some stigma for certain audiences, to scientists simply agreeing on a definition of what counts as genetically engineered — and what doesn’t — isn’t so straightforward.
If approved, the university says this would be the first time it’s taken such an action.
“Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado” features 28 fleshy paintings on loan from the esteemed Museo Nacional de Prado in Madrid. They were collected, with great fervor, by generations of Catholic royalty. As you might imagine, their passion for nudes created a fascinating paradox.
Massachusetts education officials say more than 30 schools and districts across the state suspend students more than they should. A publicly released list shows a number of those cited are in western Massachusetts.
A recent newspaper article quoted residents and local officials who said Neal has been largely invisible in Franklin County.
At the end of the week, Massachusetts will welcome fiscal year 20-17. As it stands, it looks like state revenues are down about $750 million […]
Springfield Congressman Richard Neal says he’s surprised Britain’s voters decided to leave the European Union by a decisive margin.
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The PVTA had expected to receive $71 million from the state to replace the old trolley barn it currently uses to maintain more than 100 buses.
Precipitation levels at Bradley International Airport are almost six inches below normal since January, and down twelve inches since 2015.
Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will campaign in Ohio next Monday with presumptive democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The announcement comes just after news broke that Warren is on Clinton’s shortlist for vice president.
A Korean-American family’s story of lies, identity and loss. That’s what you’ll find in “Shelter,” the debut novel of Jung Yun — who until this month taught at UMass Amherst.
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A broken Toxic Substances Control Act has been overhauled. In the updated law, the EPA now has the power to reviews thousands of chemicals used in products and in the workplace. States, which have for years been making their own regulations, may no longer have the final say on safety.