Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is requesting that Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley place the city’s financially-troubled Geriatric Authority under state control. Late last week state …
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse says he will stop using his city-issued car after his cousin was arrested while driving it without his permission
Small cameras that record and store our license plate information are popping up almost everywhere. In Massachusetts, privacy advocates are urging the state Legislature to regulate the data.
More snow is on the way to New England.
About 100 students gathered to voice their opposition to what they say were “oppressive tactics” used by police at the weekend’s “Blarney Blowout.”
The Air Force has acknowledged a problem with cheating on tests by nuclear missile officers. NPR spoke with eight former officers and seven said that they had participated in some kind of cheating.
Just how did the late Chokwe Lumumba — a revolutionary who still threw up the Black Power salute on occasion — get elected the mayor of a mid-sized American city in the Deep South?
The building, located at or near the corner of Park Ave. and 114th Street, reportedly exploded and collapsed around 9 a.m. At least one person is dead and many injured.
Morning Edition Extra
March 07, 2014
More than 130 Franklin County, Mass., farmers took part in a recent survey about the barriers and incentives to increase their crop and agri-product production.
The best low-income students often don’t apply to the most selective schools.
The works of several New England composers will be performed this weekend in Hartford at the Women Composers Festival.
February 28, 2014
The Enchanted Circle Theater’s “Between The Canals: The Evolution of a Mill Town” is on stage next week in Holyoke, Mass.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed budget is not enough to freeze tuition and fees for another year at the state’s public colleges and universities. We asked the state’s Higher Education Commissioner why.
Despite a request from Springfield’s mayor request, refugees from places like Bhutan, Somalia, and Iraq keep arriving. The differences they face in food, laws, and language can be dizzying. In addition, they often have to adapt to a very different work culture.
February 21, 2014
The United States is in the middle of a natural gas boom. This is largely because of fracking, the controversial method for using pressurized fluids to break up rocks to get at the natural gas below.
February 14, 2014
When Michael Carolan saw Philip Seymour Hoffman on stage, he saw an actor who could deliver every line and gesture of a man living with demons.