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.
Over at Springfield’s High School of Science and Technology this week, dozens of students from the Sci-Tech Band rehearsed with members of the Young at Heart chorus — ages 75 to 92 — for an upcoming inter-generational musical mashup!
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.
Neuroscientists at Harvard believe they’ve found a biomarker for stress, using data collected before and after the bombing.
About twice as many voters view Warren as more effective than Markey in a UMass poll released Thursday.
The unemployment rate in Massachusetts dropped to 6.3 percent in March, while Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent. Both states saw job growth, but Massachusetts added almost twice as many jobs as Connecticut.
More job cuts announced Wednesday for UMass Memorial hospital in Worcester. In a letter on the hospital website, UMass Memorial President Patrick Muldoon talked of […]
The rally was organized to counter the Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay church whose members came to picket on campus in response to UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon’s coming out.
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.
Researchers say a study on the impact of casinos in Massachusetts is the first of its kind because they are collecting data now, before any casinos open in the state.
Maura Healey’s statement puts her at odds with her former boss, Attorney General Martha Coakley.
A Senate bill would classify leaks, requiring immediate repairs to severe leaks, and time limits for gas companies to address less threatening ones.
Even without a warrant, police can enter a home to help an animal in distress. That’s the ruling Friday from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
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.”
The sounds of Kris Allen on his alto sax can be heard this weekend in Lee, Massachusetts. Allen is an Artist in Residence at Williams College. Alongside some of his students, he’ll perform as part of a Jazz Appreciation Month in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.