U.S. drug officials have traced a sharp spike in the already climbing death toll from heroin overdoses to an additive — acetyl fentanyl. The fentanyl is being cooked up in clandestine labs in Mexico.
Thousands of people turned out to welcome the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots back to Boston on Wednesday. Fans braved cold temperatures and stood in piles of snow along the parade route. Some held up posters saying “Deflate This” in reference to allegations that the team had deflated game balls to gain an advantage in the playoff game that landed them in the Super Bowl. Team members waved to the crowd from duck boats as confetti flew.
When the Declaration of Independence was first circulated through the thirteen American colonies, it was read aloud in town squares and other public places.
Berkshire County may not be the first place one would expect a wide-ranging celebration of African-American heritage–its black population is only three percent, a little more than a thi
The possibility of extending passenger rail service remains a hot topic in western Massachusetts.
When concertgoers arrive next Friday to see Melissa Etheridge open the Tanglewood season in Lenox, Massachusetts, they’ll see the latest improvements, part of the Boston Symphony’s maste
On this day 50 years ago, President John F.
The small Berkshire town of Dalton said goodbye today to one of its own, as full military honors were employed to mark the passing of the latest Massachusetts service member to be killed in action
Critin O’Keefe Aptowicz performs her poem “Taft” for NEPR.
The bomb threat at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams Thursday afternoon was prompted by a threatening letter.
Thirty law enforcement officers from western Massachusetts gathered in Pittsfield today for a morning of role-playing with a pair of improv comedians.
With tight budgets, many municipalities are looking for untapped sources of revenue.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he agrees with Governor Deval Patrick that the state should spend more on transportation and education.
A homecoming put a personal touch on the region’s African-American history, when the great-grandson of scholar and civil rights pioneer W.E.B.