Staples announced on Thursday that the office supply company plans to close 225 stores in North America over the next two years.
The hearing room was standing room only and both sides offered impassioned testimony.
If the raise passes town meeting, it will head to the state legislature for approval.
The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday dismissed the state’s case against Michael Robertson, who was accused of using his cell phone to take upskirt photographs of women on the MBTA’s Green Line.
George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Harry Truman visited the city of 73,000. And depending on your definition of “visit,” so did FDR.
Why was it such a disaster? Seven Democrats defected from their party to vote against President Obama’s nominee.
Eugenio Mira’s thriller Grand Piano doesn’t hit all of its notes perfectly, but it’s daringly written — and ultimately compelling.
Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is offering $9.4 billion for Safeway, the nation’s second-largest grocery, and plans to combine it with Albertson’s, acquired a year ago.
Morning Edition Extra
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.
The clean up from this most recent storm is still underway. It’s a big ticket item this winter for any state in the region.
About 90 percent of Americans who need long term care get it from unpaid family members. That puts a strain on a lot of relatives who have neither enough time nor the training to care for loved ones with brain disorders such as dementia.
Earlier this week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick came to Springfield to celebrate Black History Month with students at the William DeBerry Elementary School.