Hundreds of mourners gathered in Northborough Tuesday for the funeral of 28-year-old Army Spc. Brian Arsenault, who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.
Wynn Resorts wanted to bring a little bit of Las Vegas to Everett. It proposed a five-star resort on the site of a former chemical plant on the banks of the Mystic River.
The group in Franklin County met yesterday in Greenfield to get updates on the work of many health, public safety, and government officials on efforts to curb the rate of opiate use and overdoses.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he is not surprised by a statement from the leaders of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts, calling for repeal of the state’s casino law.
The $1.6 billion Everett casino plan prevailed over Mohegan Sun’s $1.3 billion proposal for a casino in Revere, next to the Suffolk Downs racetrack and on the East Boston border.
Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians even within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.
Dr. Kent Brantly, the American Ebola survivor, tells NPR what it was like to suffer from the deadly and “humiliating” disease.
Genetic evidence from ancient humans and modern people suggests that travelers from northern Eurasia moved south several thousand years ago. They stuck around to have kids with early European farmers.
Morning Edition Extra
September 12, 2014
Gubernatorial rivals in Massachusetts Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley are spending time in their campaigns today in Boston. Earlier this week, candidate Coakley won the democratic nomination by a much smaller margin than pollsters and even the campaigns expected.
Invariably, each time commentator Michael Lawrence-Riddell reads “To Kill a Mockingbird” he finds myself believing this time the jury will listen to Atticus Finch as he epically defends a black man in the south wrongly accused of raping a white woman.
September 05, 2014
If you put a frog in a pot of room-temperature water and gradually bring the water to a boil, the frog remains in the water and dies. Humans should know better when it comes to this kind of thing says commentator Ellen Moyer.
With no incumbent running, the race for Hampden DA appears to be wide open among the four Democrats on the ballot. All of them are white men, in a county where about a third of all residents identify as non-white.
The last time writer Mira Bartok saw her father, a rising star in the literary world of the 1960s, she was four years old. Bartok recently found a recording of her father.
August 29, 2014
For most of us, the arrival of Labor Day weekend marks the bittersweet finale to the season of vacation and rest. Our commentator doesn’t feel wistful about summer’s end this year.
It’s game time at UMass Amherst. The Minutemen football team faces Boston College at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. This is the third year since the team made the costly and contentious move up to college football’s top division.
The first in a series of reports on candidates for Massachusetts governor ahead of the September 9th primary election.