HOLYOKE, Mass. — Members of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education were in Holyoke Monday night to hear from residents about whether the state should take over the city's struggling public schools.
This week's same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.
On the streets, some said violence is the only way to get authorities to pay attention to the plight of blacks in Baltimore. Others said they understood the anger, but not the violence.
Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott are a New Orleans phenomenon who play Buffa's on Esplanade Avenue every Thursday. They usually begin their opening set improvising over the Buster Keaton silent film masterpiece, "One Week." Whenever I'm asked to advise on a NOLA itinerary for travelers...
Donald Palumbo is the Metropolitan Opera's chorus master. He tells Fresh Air about "stagger breathing," the ways singers protect their voices and his own lack of formal training.
Amherst, Mass. — For the first time, an Armenian student group has organized on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Founded this ...
Last year, our commentator reported alone from the front lines in the war against Valentine’s Day, complete with a 17-point list of the basic characteristics of the man she thought she sought. And this year?
The toll includes four Americans, all of whom died at an avalanche-struck Mount Everest base camp. In addition to food, the U.N. says medical supplies are desperately needed.
Boston, Mass. — As lawmakers begin vetting Governor Charlie Baker's MBTA overhaul proposal, the House today dig's into nearly 1,100 amendments proposed to the $38 billion House Ways and Means Committee fiscal 2016 budget.
Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were the ringleaders of the "Bali Nine" group that sought to smuggle heroin.
Massachusetts state police are investigating concerns that some breathalyzer tests may be inaccurate, causing some upheaval in prosecutors' offices.
How we describe students affects how we approach them, whether as a risk or an opportunity.