“Acts of Contrition” – the next book in NEPR’s Summer Fiction series - is set in Washington, D.C., in 1972, and it’s a follow-up to Bleiman’s first novel, “Dirty Tricks.”
Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle’s personal spending on university credit cards goes well beyond what Dobelle has acknowledged. That’s according to a report released Thursday by the Massachusetts Inspector General.
The Pittsfield-based hospital system has already been operating services in the building for a couple months.
Nurses who work at UMass Medical Center in Worcester say several rounds of layoffs have negatively affected patient care. They are demanding a meeting with …
The debate over a proposed natual gas pipeline across northern Massachusetts reached Beacon Hill Wednesday, as several hundred people converged on the Boston Common to object to the plan.
As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country, where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.
CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee’s computers. Brennan at first denied it.
For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.
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July 25, 2014
In 1897, a midwife returns to her isolated home in the depths of winter to find her family murdered. That’s the premise of “The Kept,” by James Scott.
The meeting was called by the House Republicans to talk about Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal to temporarily care for the children at either a military base in Chicopee or one in Bourne. Officials gather behind closed doors. Reporters weren’t allowed in and neither were protesters, who were having none of it.
July 24, 2014
The drug Naloxone , also known as Narcan, is a short term fix in a long term fight against heroin addiction.
Recently more people and first responders have permission to administer Narcan. It gives users another day to live, to get clean, say advocates. If they choose to.
July 18, 2014
In the 1840s, a religious revival was taking place in many Shaker communities. That’s the basis for writer Rachel Urquhart’s new novel, The Visionist.
Over the past few months, a small number of children streaming across the Mexican border have been finding and living with family and friends in western Massachusetts.
There are new concerns about an agreement Attorney General Martha Coakley negotiated to try and control the prices and market power of Partners HealthCare. The implication, from a commission created to help reduce health spending, is that the deal does not go far enough.
July 11, 2014
It is one of the very definitions of summer in New England’s cities and villages: to seek respite from the day’s heat with an evening concert outdoors.
DCF has hired hundreds more social workers, but many others are leaving. This comes as the department has seen a spike in the number of suspected abuse and neglect cases.