A few hundred people visited one of Massachusetts’ veterans’ cemeteries on Memorial Day. War veterans — old, new, and those missing or buried — were remembered.
In just one neighborhood, known as Maple High-Six Corners, 132 apartments and houses were condemned. Some people lost everything and moved away. But the storm is also bringing in millions of government dollars, and more people are getting involved in the neighborhood.
A conference committee must now work out a compromise spending plan for the fiscal year budget that begins in July. Massachusetts state Senators passed their version of the budget last week, after tacking on several policy priorities.
Some Chicopee city officials want to limit where drones can go. But that may not be under local control.
Rick Hurst publisher of African American Point of View and Matt Szafranski of the Western Mass Politics and Insight Blog catch up on the week’s news with NEPR’s Susan Kaplan.
Just after Bernie Sanders thanked Kimmel for possibly securing the debate last night, Kimmel made a Batman vs. Superman joke about Democratic superdelegates.
ISIS reportedly has seized villages near Syria’s border with Turkey, trapping tens of thousands of civilians. The evacuated hospital outside Azaz is the aid group’s largest medical facility in Syria.
Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer says she plans to boost the city’s police budget by more than $900,000, about a 10% increase. This comes after 30 incidents with shots fired this year so far, as many as all of last year.
This is the second of two perspectives we’re airing this week on a Massachusetts bill to expand public accommodation rights to the transgender community.
After more than 20 years on Beacon Hill, Mass. state Rep. Benjamin Swan says he will not run for re-election, but he hopes his son can win the seat.
By mid-June, the Massachusetts House will take up a bill that would extend non-discrimination rights to transgender individuals. Today, a conversation about the bill with transgender activist Tynan Power.
Shots have been fired in at least 30 incidents in Pittsfield this year. That’s as many as happened in all of 2015.
It’s budget time for the Massachusetts Senate this week. Senators will wade through 1,167 amendments to the spending plan starting on Tuesday.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Speaking in Springfield Friday, DeLeo says if the proposal passes the house, there will be some work to do to merge it with the already-approved Senate version.