Massachusetts Senator Karen Spilka is sponsoring a non-binding resolution to encourage businesses to diversify their boardrooms.
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.
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 is recognizing residents of Caribbean heritage throughout the city with a month long celebration of culture.
During his team's game Saturday, Kaiser Carlile was hit in the head by a bat as he ran past the on-deck circle. The tragic accident has left a Kansas community in mourning.
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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When it opened, the Athens Stock Exchange General Index plummeted from 797.52 down to a new 52-week low of 615 — a drop of nearly 23 percent.