BOSTON — Candidates for Massachusetts governor are all over the place when it comes to Governor Deval Patrick's offer to shelter a thousand children who were caught crossing into the U.S. illegally.
LEEDS, Mass. — It took a lot of lobbying and an Act of Congress, but a few years ago newborns with veteran moms became eligible for up to seven days of hospital care.
Several dozen communities in central and eastern Massachusetts are facing state-imposed water use restrictions this summer. But only a handful of cities and town in the western part of the state are under these constraints.
MAP: Where in Massachusetts are water restrictions in place?
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."
BOSTON — Azamat Tazhayakov was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy.
An NPR poll finds that stressed-out American adults commonly feel that their appearance contributes to their anxiety. But how do teens experience stress over their appearance?
Massachusetts lawmakers are now grinding out the final two weeks of formal sessions, forcing bills through, often with little or no debate.
From Toledo to Houston, cities are courting Detroit cops, who are seen as battle-tested from routinely dealing with high crime rates — and fed up from years of low pay and cuts in benefits.