It’s been a violent year in Springfield, with 12 murders so far in 2015. NEPR’s Henry Epp spoke to longtime Springfield activist DeJuan Brown about violence prevention efforts as the summer begins.
Undergraduate students at the five UMass campuses could see tuition and fees go up next school year. The university’s board will vote on Wednesday.
Places like San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston are established hubs of tech giants and start-up companies. A growing number of smaller cities and regions want a piece of the action, including the Pioneer Valley.
A state advocacy group for hospitals wants regulators to exempt nurses in neonatal and pediatric ICU’s from a requirement limiting how many patients they can take on.
The Connecticut legislature pulled an all-nighter Tuesday night as it goes down to the wire to get a budget passed before the session ends Wednesday. We get an update from Chris Keating of the Hartford Courant.
As the Connecticut legislative session heads into its final week, Democratic leaders from the legislature and the governor’s office are meeting behind closed doors to finalize a budget.
Jurors heard opening statements on Wednesday in the federal trial of a former Lee, Massachusetts, police chief accused of stealing from a children’s toy fund.
Over 60 western Massachusetts parishes have shut down since 2000, as church attendance declined. Last week, a Vatican court ruled the diocese can de-consecrate and sell two churches in the region.
Massachusetts Congressman Richie Neal is dismissing recent criticism of Hilary Clinton over foreign donations to the Clinton foundation while she was secretary of state.
Evan Dobelle will pay the state $185,000 to settle the suit, according to the Springfield Republican newspaper. Last summer, the attorney general’s office alleged that Dobelle misspent nearly $100,000 of Westfield State’s money.
Next week, a state board will be in Holyoke to assess whether Massachusetts should take control of the city’s public schools. The only other school district in the state currently in receivership is Lawrence.
The city’s superintendent says he now supports a state takeover of the school district, which disappoints teachers’ union president Gus Morales
Ahead of a possible state takeover of the Holyoke public schools, the city’s superintendent says he’s personally not opposed to state control.
Tom Waddell was an Olympian, doctor and civil rights activist. Most notably he founded the Gay Games in the early 1980’s.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health this week announced it will change the way it licenses medical marijuana dispensaries, following a long and controversial process to open them.