Massachusetts Senator Karen Spilka is sponsoring a non-binding resolution to encourage businesses to diversify their boardrooms.
Springfield is recognizing residents of Caribbean heritage throughout the city with a month long celebration of culture.
A dog spends its first few years locked in a laboratory, leaving her broken and traumatized. A lady bug, a little girl and -- of course -- other dogs help her rediscover her foxhound instincts.
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Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan going electric at the Newport Folk Festival. The milestone is being widely commemorated, and it follows the sale two years ago of the Fender Stratocaster he played that Sunday night, July 25, 1965.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — An Adams, Massachusetts, man accused of plotting to attack a college on behalf of the self-declared Islamic State has pleaded not guilty.
The reports are based on the results of more than 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. Experts said analysis shows the sport's governing body has failed to take sufficient action against dopers.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The U.S. job market is on the mend, but one group continues to have a stubbornly high unemployment rate: people with disabilities. In fact, they’re more than twice as likely to be unemployed as other Americans. A program in Springfield, Massachusetts, is trying to change that.
The hitchBOT, as its creators named it, had already successfully traversed Canada and Germany. This summer, relying on the kindness of strangers, it wanted to travel from Massachusetts to California.