An independent examination will identify ways Massachusetts could reduce the number of offenders who re commit crimes, and end up back in jail.
Sponsors of potential ballot questions for 2016 face a deadline this week: the language for their proposals must be submitted to the state by Thursday.
BOSTON — Governor Charlie Baker's signature is all that's needed to green-light a "sales tax holiday" on August 15th and 16th. The Legislature passed the sales tax holiday bill last week, which has become an annual event in recent years.
"If you don't love him, I don't think you really know how to love." Mahalia Jackson on Louis Armstrong I assume the Danes ...
First I want to pay tribute to all who made the NEPR cruise on the Beautiful Blue Danube a great success: thanks to Cheryl Willoughby, who kept the classical music on the air while I was away; to the organizers of the tour, Earthbound Expeditions and their staff, Tyson Verse, Tanya Masi and Matthew Brumley; to the more than 50 NEPR listeners...
Amherst, Mass. — For over 30 years, jazz educators from UMass' illustrious music program have teamed up with musicians from around the country to provide an intensive week long crash course in jazz performance. "Jazz in July" gives students a chance to play in a variety of styles, both in the classroom and on stage.
Commentator Naomi Shulman doesn't want her daughters to get abortions, but if they do, she wants them to talk to her about it. The conversation warm-up came to her in a film.
Four U.S. presidents have completed a second term since that became the limit, and three of them might well have had a shot at winning again: Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
Foreclosure petitions, the first step in the process, rose by more than 60-percent through the first six months of 2015.
He killed the Pennsylvania governor's wife's cat — or so the story went. As it turns out, the Labrador was sentenced to the grim corridors of Eastern State Penitentiary to live up to his name.
What made the The Short List this week?
- A proposed gas pipeline project from developer Kinder Morgan is causing ...
The ability to store energy could revolutionize the way electricity is made and used. But for many utility companies and regular folks, energy storage is still too costly and difficult.