A UMass computer science student has developed a computer plug-in available to anyone who wants to check whether a news story on Facebook is fake or fact-based.
Usually it’s college students that do the protesting. But in Amherst, Massachusetts a large crowd of veterans rallied on Sunday afternoon against Hampshire College and its students because of incidents on campus involving the American flag.
The suspension rate is higher at charter schools, but a proponent points out that charters are often middle and high schools, so making comparisons to K through 12 districts is likely skewing the numbers.
Baystate announced it is cutting a program that uses non-surgical methods to lose weight, and the program’s patients aren’t happy.
Attorney General Maura Healey has created a hotline for Massachusetts residents to report harassment and other discriminatory incidents. Healey said there’s been an up-tick in such reports since Election Day. That was also the message from a group at Holyoke Community College.
The nation remains divided politically, but Springfield appeared unified in celebration of American veterans.
A group of people hiked up Mount Tom Friday to clean up racist and anti-Semitic graffiti. The graffiti was painted before the election.
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud said she must move past the fear, as the election result presents an opportunity for minority groups to organize.
Many schools in western Massachusetts are closed on Election Day. One reason is concern about the safety of children. Another is to use the day for teacher training programs.
The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office reports about one-third of expected votes for the election were cast during early voting.
According to a new study, there were more than 3,000 students on waitlists for vocational schools in Massachusetts as of October 2015. And the report estimates that another 2,200 would want attend one if they were offered where they live.
New Hampshire Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Maggie Hassan and other Democrats are returning political contributions from a Boston-based law firm after the Boston Globe reported the Thornton Law Firm reimbursed lawyers who donated to political candidates.
Motorists at a rest stop on the Mass Pike in Blanford said there were no major problems Monday with the new toll collection system.
As the EPA released its final clean up plan, some river advocates say capping toxins, rather than digging them up, may not hold up over time.
Early voting began Monday in Massachusetts for the first time in the state’s history.