The town refused to pay any part of her health insurance in retirement because she’d only worked there for six years. So Galenski had to cover the entire bill: about $1,200 a month.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Tom Waddell was an Olympian, doctor and civil rights activist. Most notably he founded the Gay Games in the early 1980's.
The bid was least popular in the Boston area, according to the poll. Pollster Tim Vercellotti says the difference could be because western Mass. residents would be close enough to attend an Olympic event, but not so close that they'd have to deal every day with the crowds and traffic.
I asked the 57-year-old spouse of an in-law who was visiting over Easter weekend if Nat Hentoff’s name rang a bell? “Sure,” she replied, “I learned about jazz reading his liner notes.” I could have answered the same if asked that question at any time in the past 45 years.
For the composer, life is how the past and the future connect. Glass' new memoir, Words Without Music, looks back on his childhood, travels through Asia and when his music provoked violence.
Anne Halley was for twenty-five years Poetry Editor of MR, had a long association with the English Department, and was author of three distinctive volumes of verse and many prize-winning stories, while enjoying a long career as a beloved teacher in the U.S. and abroad.
Last year, our commentator reported alone from the front lines in the war against Valentine’s Day, complete with a 17-point list of the basic characteristics of the man she thought she sought. And this year?
There's only so much fuel you can store before a big race. A performance nutrition expert gives us the rub on how to optimize carb-loading to avoid the miserable experience of running out of fuel.
The letter is a first-hand account of the Shays' Rebellion attack on the Springfield Armory.
The first president of NPR has died at the age of 84. Don Quayle had a long career in public broadcasting, both in television and radio. Susan Stamberg reflects on his impact on NPR and her career.
CHICOPEE, Mass. — Westover ARB is among four installations chosen as a possible site to house the Air Force's newest air refueling tanker
Crescent Leadership Academy has a checkered reputation, but a new principal is trying to do right by some of the toughest — and most troubled — kids in the city.