What made The Short List this week?
A law designed to protect the rights of transgender people in public places goes into effect on October 1, 2016.
Known as a “public accommodation” law it allows people to use the a public bathroom that is consistent with their gender identity.
The Massachusetts Turnpike is set to go to all-electronic tolling in less than a month. Motorists opened 25,000 EZ Pass accounts in Massachusetts in August.
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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Our commentator recently returned to the Jersey shore, where his family been sailing for six generations. He made some surprising connections to family and place.
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.
Using a technology known as DNA phenotyping, the image is based on DNA evidence found at the scene of Lisa Ziegert’s murder 24 years ago.
Two cases of possible ethical issues in Massachusetts’ Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs have cropped up in the past few months.
Preparing for emergencies in towns near the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has wound down this past year. But Entergy, the plant’s owner, is providing the state of Vermont with funding to continue planning at a reduced level.
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 civil lawsuit adds to the fallout for Holyoke after two reports in 2015 alleged excessive force against emotionally disabled students at the Peck School.
The Mobile Consulate is designed to help the 3,000 or so Mexican citizens living in Springfield with passports, birth certificates and double citizenship.
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.