Massachusetts House Speaker Bob Deleo – the top Democrat in the House - says he will not back the governor’s plan to cut 25.5 million dollars in direct state aid to cities and towns.
Many Massachusetts lawmakers say they will not agree to legislation that would reduce local aid, part of Governor Deval Patrick's midyear budget cuts. But there's little they can do about other items on the chopping block.
Mayor Alex Morse signed an order this week that requires city police not to hold undocumented immigrants longer than regular citizens.
Here's a terrific clip of the great songwriter Johnny Mercer singing a succession of his tunes as Steve Allen sings other's songs whose themes conjure Mercer counterparts. "A Foggy Day," for instance, beckons "Come Rain or Come Shine."
A year into the siege of Leningrad, a haggard group of musicians defiantly — and improbably — performed Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, which was dedicated to the suffering city.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — On October 21, poet Alison Hawthorne Deming answered questions from the Smith College community at a question-and-answer session hosted ...
Food writer T. Susan Chang once saw the actor Gary Oldman take a drink of absinthe in the the 1992 movie version of Dracula. She was the one who became intoxicated, with dreams of tasting the once forbidden spirit and images of 19th Century Paris dancing in her head.
The McAllen metro area in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has one of the country's lowest employment rates for millennials. Economists say they will be critical to bringing the area out of poverty.
Two witnesses for the prosecution say their initial testimony was coerced by police.
The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A new report says students of color and those with disabilities are disproportionately punished in Massachusetts public schools.
A woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland said she'd love to make and sell Susan Stamberg's mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish. Naturally, Stamberg had to inspect the operation and try it out.