Carlos Vega, the father of Holyoke City Councilor Aaron Vega, died at his home Thursday. at the age of 61.
Environmental activists in the Berkshires have been fighting for decades to get PCB’s out of the Housatonic River – which flows from Massachusetts through Connecticut.
The Springfield school board voted last night to make condoms available to students 12 and older.
A symposium aimed at connecting Massachusetts’ digital gaming industry with students, entrepreneurs and government officials in western Massachusetts took place today at Hampshire College in
A permaculture garden project on the UMASS Amherst campus has caught the White House's attention.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is criticizing Bank of America for considering a new monthly fee for basic checking accounts. The nation’s second largest bank is p
The Coalition for Responsible Umass Employment–an new umbrella group for union and labor leaders on campus – aired concerns Friday about working conditions at construction sites on campus.
The Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Ways and Means convened on the UMASS Campus today to discuss Governor Deval Patrick's proposed 32 billion dollar budget for th
Yesterday's arrests of twenty alleged members of a Holyoke, Massachusetts-based gang called La Familia in a series of raids has drawn attention to the city's on-going battle with gang
This week, Connecticut regulators declared that Northeast Utilities must prove its proposed 4.6 million dollar merger with Massachusetts-based electric company NStar would benefit consumers,
While the administration of Governor Deval Patrick is defending a state-sponsored report this week that found few health problems are caused by traditional wind turbines, an innovative wind turbine project of a different type got the green light in Montague, Massachusetts this week.
Divisions over a new 3.5-million dollar library proposed for Shutesbury Massachusetts appear likely to continue. That's even though a closely watched vote tabulation this week tipped a town referendum on whether to finance the plan into the "yes" column… by a single vote.
Town officials say one vote whose eligibility had been in question proved to be valid, making a final tally of 523 in favor, and 522 against. Town clerk Leslie Bracebridge says the voter arrived shortly before the poles closed with only a Connecticut driver's license.
The city of Holyoke, Massachusetts inaugurated its youngest mayor ever Tuesday at the high school where he graduated five years ago. New England Public Radio's Karen Brown reports.
At 22, Alex Morse had campaigned — in part — on his youth. and, he says, he's proud of energizing a new generation to become involved in the city, one that's challenged by high rates of poverty, teen pregnancy, and school truancy. but in his inaugural speech, Morse stressed the population's diversity and its fighting spirit. he counted among his priorities
The recession has been taking its toll on workers of all backgrounds — including many who never thought they'd find themselves unemployed, but are now trying to embrace their new reality. As New England Public Radio's Karen Brown reports, some success can be had.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is assembling a new state commission for civic engagement — with one of its first members coming from Western Massachusetts. Alan Bloomgarden directs the community based learning program at Mount Holyoke College . He's a strong advocate for combining public service and higher education, sending college students to work in stressed communities and offering faculty expertise to address community problems.