The new fiscal year is about to begin, but Massachusetts does not have a budget in place. Governor Baker is now hoping it will happen by Independence Day.
Pittsfield, Mass., native Mark Vanhoenacker offers a poetic defense of airplane travel in his new book, “Skyfaring.”
A new book about the Vietnam War, by UMass Professor Christian Appy , makes the case that today’s war-weary public has much in common with the post-Vietnam war generation.
A task force created by Gov. Charlie Baker says drug addiction must be considered a medical disease and has outlined a series of steps to fight opioid abuse.
The first gambling facility in Massachusetts will open on Wednesday in Plainville, over three years after lawmakers legalized casino gaming. Massachusetts is about to begin learning about the advantages and disadvantages of expanded gaming.
Susan Kaplan explore some big issues of the week with Matt Szafranski of the Western Mass Politics and Insight blog, and El Sol Latino contributor and public relations consultant Natalia Muñoz.
It’s been a violent year in Springfield, with 12 murders so far in 2015. NEPR’s Henry Epp spoke to longtime Springfield activist DeJuan Brown about violence prevention efforts as the summer begins.
In the past, Vermont has focused on cleaning up Lake Champlain, but this legislation targets lakes, rivers and streams throughout the state, including the Connecticut River.
Most of us recycle our waste every day, without much thought. But not Jared Starr, the Assistant Director of the Sustainability Science Program at UMass […]
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Boston 2024 sold the USOC on a compact, walkable Olympics. But Boston 2024 has signaled its revised bid will have a bigger footprint — something a new WBUR poll shows Massachusetts voters support.
Boston-area universities might want to get their pencils ready, because the experience of Atlanta universities may offer the most direct lesson for Boston from the 1996 Summer Olympics. This is the second story in a three-part series.
Places like San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston are established hubs of tech giants and start-up companies. A growing number of smaller cities and regions want a piece of the action, including the Pioneer Valley.
Joseph Buffis, the former police chief in Lee, Massachusetts, has been acquitted of several charges he raided a charity toy fund he managed for his personal use. However, he was convicted of extorting a couple to donate to the fund.
Atlanta scored an upset when the International Olympic Committee in 1990 chose it over five other cities to host the 1996 games, not long after Los Angeles hosted in 1984. Atlanta was not considered a world-class city.