President Barack Obama wants to make community college free. Tennessee, already does that now for high school graduates. About seven years ago, Massachusetts almost did the same thing.
With the extremely cold weather, many homeless shelters in New England have been at capacity all week.
With the new legislative session about underway, comes the election of Massachusetts’ House Speaker and Senate President. Among the pair, western Massachusetts’ first legislative leader in about 40 years, Senator Stan Rosenberg from Amherst.
As Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, VT, prepares to shut down Monday, county leaders in three states try to anticipate the full economic loss from the corporation’s exit, and respond as one region.
The coldest days of winter are just ahead and New England energy officials are concerned about the reliability of the region’s power grid.
For nine years, the artist Matt Mitchell has been painting portraits of men and women who have come back home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He recently finished his 100th.
Massachusetts presumptive Senator Stan Rosenberg and Governor Elect Charlie Baker have yet to talk about the state’s budget gap, but the two top state leaders have consulted on other matters.
After years of false starts, a clean-up of the former Belchertown State School is expected to start in a matter of weeks. The building demolition will clear the way for new developments on a property with a a past.
While traveling to parts far and wide this Thanksgiving, you’ll do well to keep your humor and patience this year as that Nor’easter you’ve been hearing about has arrived.
More than half a year after Governor Deval Patrick declared a public health emergency in Massachusetts, a new opioid and heroin detox facility is moving forward in Franklin County.
Many Massachusetts lawmakers say they will not agree to legislation that would reduce local aid, part of Governor Deval Patrick’s midyear budget cuts. But there’s little they can do about other items on the chopping block.
Massachusetts policy makers continue to craft regulations for a new law that limits the number of patients per nurse in hospital intensive care units.The Health Policy Commission met today in Boston.
A commission reviewing the salaries of Massachusetts top elected officials has released a preliminary report. Members came to Springfield for a public hearing.
The 3rd Annual Safe School Summit is underway in Holyoke and Hadley, Mass. Educators and local and national law enforcement officials are talking about improving school security and helping students at risk.
The local Board of Health has proposed that stores in town stop selling all tobacco products, and not just to minors, but to everyone.