Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is leaving office next month after 8 years. Today we're looking back at his record on education. Patrick instituted bold and controversial policies in the middle of his term, in part to close what's called the achievement gap between students with different economic and racial backgrounds.
Petersham, Mass. — The town is the first in the commonwealth to offer a community wood bank to help people heat their homes. The wood bank is modeled after established ones in Maine and New Hampshire.
Boston, Mass. — With less than three weeks left in Senate President Therese Murray's long Senate career and the 2013-2014 session, legislative leaders have lowered expectations for those hoping for a surge in activity akin to the recent passage in the lame-duck Congress of a $1.1 trillion spending bill.
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British choral group The Sixteen sings new settings of the Stabat Mater. Director Harry Christophers says the ensemble was looking for "something that was very spiritual, very mystical."
A notable Thanksgiving for Commentator and Pulitzer Prize wining jouralist, Madeleine Blais, who once entered a rigged holiday writing contests (if you entered, you won), and made the dinner gravy congeal in the process.
Medicare will cut payments to hospitals with high rates of patient infections and injuries. Half that nation's academic medical centers will be docked by Medicare for making too many medical mistakes.
BOSTON — In his final days in office, Patrick is touting a record with quite a few accomplishments, and also its share of blemishes.
The charges are related to her alleged links to her husband's business affairs. Cristina is sixth in line to the throne and becomes the country's first royal in modern times to face prosecution.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The incoming district attorney of Hampden County says he knows little about the high-stakes prosecution of two Springfield residents facing perjury charges.
From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.