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.
Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy.
Candidates for Massachusetts governor are all over the place when it comes to Governor Deval Patrick’s offer to shelter a thousand children who were caught crossing into the U.S. illegally.
Several dozen communities in central and eastern Massachusetts are facing state-imposed water use restrictions this summer. But only a handful of cities and town in the western part of the state are under these constraints.
Massachusetts lawmakers are now grinding out the final two weeks of formal sessions, forcing bills through, often with little or no debate.
The properties would be part of the resort casino MGM wants to build in Springfield.
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.
Over the past few months, a small number of children streaming across the Mexican border have been finding and living with family and friends in western Massachusetts.
Gov. Deval Patrick has offered to house up to 1,000 children from Central America in a temporary shelter at either the Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne or Westover Air Base in Chicopee as they await immigration processing.
Also: Mass. State Senator Don Humason Opposes Patrick’s Plan
In 1934, a Springfield baseball team traveled to Gastonia for a championship tournament. But the team opted not to play when they were informed their black teammate – Bunny Taliaferro – had to sit out the game.
The resurrected local chapter of the NAACP claims that open city positions have not been widely posted among minority communities.
The unemployment rates in Massachusetts and Connecticut saw modest declines last month according to numbers released Thursday. Each state’s jobless figure is the lowest it’s […]
For some investors, deciding where to put their money isn’t just about making a buck. Some look for social or environmental returns as well as financial ones. Now, some people also want a local return, and some businesses are are doing a kind of local crowd-sourcing for loans.
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With almost unprecedented speed, the Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Wednesday night that was written after the Supreme Court threw out the state’s abortion clinic buffer zone law. The unanimous voice vote came just hours after the bill cleared a legislative committee.
A fire at the Forbes Library in Northampton, Massachusetts caused more damage than expected, resulting in the entire second floor being shut down for several weeks.