What made The Short List this week?
Author and illustrator Grace Lin of Florence, Massachusetts, is out with the fourth book in her early reader series about Chinese-American twins. “Ling and Ting: Together in All Weather” follows their adventures — and misadventures — through the seasons.
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The drama by T.D. Mitchell shines an intense light on the military and personal consequences of a Marine who goes to bat for a victim of military sexual trauma.
A city’s archive is meant to provide a resource on its heritage. But in the city of Holyoke, Massachusetts, archivists noticed a chapter missing from the community’s history. A new archiving project aims to fill the gap.
Two cases of possible ethical issues in Massachusetts’ Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs have cropped up in the past few months.
Fourteen years after editing the best-selling women-authored essay collection The Bitch in the House, Northampton’s Cathi Hanauer oversees a sequel that she says is less angry, more accepting.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
A new report looks at the amount of money each state spends on its highways compared with the road conditions and congestion. But critics say the formula used was flawed.
Turners Falls, Massachusetts, is among about three dozen communities in the Bay State that use Native American mascots and images for their high school sports teams. As school officials ponder whether to make a change, residents on both sides have taken the issue online.
Several Chinese restaurants in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, are paying some immigrant workers significantly less than the minimum wage.
In Gina Damico’s latest book, 16-year-old Poppy Palladino visits a candle factory in Vermont, and stumbles upon a sinister plot by its owners to take over the town. She befriends a young man — with a rather waxy disposition.
Today, many of the mill buildings in Lawrence are home to refurbished work spaces — buzzing with the sounds of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs like Angie Jimenez, who is arranging pots and pans in the site of her future cooking classroom.
In the last couple years, millions of people across the country have learned their drinking water contains high levels of the contaminants known as perfluorichemicals. These are used to make nonstick things like Teflon and pizza boxes. And for those with illnesses that are linked to the contaminant, that knowledge can be helpful — and incredibly frustrating.
The coming shakeup in the leadership of Massachusetts’ Democratic Party, plus new regulations on medical marijuana.
The Patriots are preparing to take on the Dolphins on Sunday. In last week’s season opener, they beat the Cardinals, even without suspended quarterback Tom Brady.