Governor Charlie Baker releases his budget bill this week, while House Speaker Robert DeLeo lays out his priorities for 2016.
About 87 percent of students graduated in four years last school year, an increase of just over a percentage point from 2014.
Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg has stepped up his rhetoric in recent days questioning the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline that cuts through western Mass. But Rosenberg, an Amherst Democrat, has yet to definitively say where he stands on the project.
Governor Charlie Baker will outline his vision for the state on Thursday as he gives his first State of the Commonwealth address. On the same day, the Senate returns to work.
Springfield Congressman Richard Neal is defending his support for legislation that would preempt investment industry reforms sought by the Obama administration.
Brian Sullivan was elected in November, but became acting mayor just days later, after former Mayor Daniel Knapik stepped down to take a state job.
The history of competitive insults goes back generations, and it’s having a renaissance in the form of battle rap. Thanks to social media, rap battle leagues have popped up around the world recently.
An energetic crowd, plus an unexpected interruption, marked Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ visit to Amherst, Massachusetts on Saturday.
Sixty-five years ago, the Drew family of Easthampton was told their son Bobby was missing in action in Korea. Decades later, he’s still unaccounted for.
MGM Springfield goes before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to present design changes to its casino plan today. The most visible change is the elimination of a 25-story hotel tower.
The trial of the last of four defendants accused of raping a UMass Amherst student in her dorm in 2012 abruptly ended before it began. Twenty-year-old Caleb Womack took a plea deal on Monday.
The small liberal arts school in Amherst, Mass., says it will not invest in private prison or security companies.
Opponents of a proposed pipeline through western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire are pointing out that only about half the 3,000 promised construction jobs would go to local workers.
IN-DEPTH: The Pipeline Road Trip
Deirdre Griffin from Jewish Family Service says technically the governor has no say in where refugees are placed, but adds that it’s important for refugees to have good working relationships with the communities that welcome them.
Private driving schools pay the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles thousands of dollars each year for their students to essentially jump the long line for road tests.