AMHERST, Mass. — The rally was organized to counter the Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay church whose members came to picket on campus in response to UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon's coming out.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations monitors hate crimes against Muslims. The group's Ibrahim Hooper says there’s been no significant increase in reports of harassment, assaults or damage to mosques since the marathon bombings.
AMHERST, Mass. — Researchers say a study on the impact of casinos in Massachusetts is the first of its kind because they are collecting data now, before any casinos open in the state.
A new documentary on the brass band tradition and its vital influence on jazz in New Orleans.
I wasn’t there myself, but have heard from some who were that Yevgeny Kutik, the soloist in last Saturday’s Springfield Symphony Orchestra concert was really terrific. In his concert review, Clifton J. Noble, Jr. says Kutik may be the finest guest soloist....
Amherst, Mass. — Following up on last week's lecture on US-Russian relations from Dr. Andrew Kuchins, this panel discussion between Russian Studies ...
The United States is in the middle of a natural gas boom. This is largely because of fracking, the controversial method for using pressurized fluids to break up rocks to get at the natural gas below.
On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings of one year ago. A moment of silence will be observed at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time of the first explosion.
"The Caregivers" is a new book by western Massachusetts writer Nell Lake. It tells the story of people who turned to a support group as they watched over elderly parents and spouses. New England Public Radio's Susan Kaplan asked Lake how she managed to paint such an intimate portrait of a group of strangers.
Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
Maura Healey's statement puts her at odds with her former boss, Attorney General Martha Coakley.
It's the first polio cases in Equatorial Guinea since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.