Remembering The King Of The Blues

In Las Vegas on Friday, a public viewing for B.B. King. He died last week at 89. Like many others, New England Public Radio’s jazz host Tom Reney already feels King’s absence.

In Heroin Crisis, Grandparents Seek Allies Raising Grandchildren

An increasing number of grandparents in Massachusetts stepping in to parent for a second time around. In many cases, they take custody because their adult children are using heroin. It’s a similar family situation in other parts of New England, and many grandparents are forced to be more resourceful than usual. In doing so, they are also finding friendship in the trenches.

MISS PART 1? During Mass. Heroin Crisis, Number Of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Grows

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Senate President Stan Rosenberg’s leadership team is preparing to release its first annual state budget proposal on Tuesday.Joint legislative committees, which are controlled by the House, have scheduled eight hearings for Tuesday as those panels ramp up their activity five months into the 2015-2016 session.