Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal says he doesn't think Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee will be used to temporarily house unaccompanied children who crossed over the nation's southern border. Governor Deval Patrick has proposed Westover as a shelter site.
BOSTON — The Senate stripped the new discretionary powers for rifle licenses after gun owners said police had abused that same authority in issuing handgun licenses.
After the Supreme Court struck down Massachusetts "buffer zone" law, top Democrats and Planned Parenthood scrambled to put together a replacement.
Horace Silver says that his father was “greatly offended” the first time he saw the term “funky” applied to his son in Downbeat. ...
Renée Fleming, though she doesn’t appear to acknowledge it on her own website, is currently at the Williamstown Theater Festival; making her first appearance in a staged play rather than an opera. Not that this is too far a stretch for her to make, since she is playing a diva not totally....
Proliferating development is destroying grasslands and the species that thrive within. Pete Westover, conservation planner for Amherst, is working to preserve one such grassland called Atkins Flats. In this segment, Westover gives Laurie a tour of the area.
Margaret Rubega says sometimes the best way to talk to your teen is to talk less.
Turns out that for 7,000 years, snacking on nutsedge may have helped people avoid tooth decay. But at some point, the root it lost its charm. By the 1970s, it was branded "the world's worst weed."
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Casinos coming to Massachusetts are no sure thing. That's after last month's ruling by the state's highest court that allows a repeal question to go before voters in November. However, the behind-the-scenes work continues to develop a workforce for a Bay state casino industry.
Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.
A spokesperson for Mayor Sarno offered no comment on Johnnie Ray McKnight's announcement, but says Sarno has said he intends to run for re-election in 2015.
The European Court of Human Rights said Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.