A broken Toxic Substances Control Act has been overhauled. In the updated law, the EPA now has the power to reviews thousands of chemicals used in products and in the workplace. States, which have for years been making their own regulations, may no longer have the final say on safety.
It’s a straight-forward story about a boy growing up in western Massachusetts. But in the fictional town of Appleseed, books grow in soil. The boy’s name is — on the printed page in front of you — an underline. The family pet is a sentence. The bad guys are bookworms and a band of mothers fly off to fight them.
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A few hundred people visited one of Massachusetts’ veterans’ cemeteries on Memorial Day. War veterans — old, new, and those missing or buried — were remembered.
After more than 20 years on Beacon Hill, Mass. state Rep. Benjamin Swan says he will not run for re-election, but he hopes his son can win the seat.
Massachusetts, like other states, requires incoming teachers to document they know how to teach before they land in a classroom. As the state begins to review its teacher certification, some say barriers to entry are too high. Other say incoming teachers need time to master a complex job.
A new Jewish student organization has opened in Warsaw, more than 70 years after the Holocaust that killed three million Polish Jews.
Water in the area gushed out of multiple spots in the intersection, before the city managed to shut it off. The streets flooded with muddy water.
When it comes to easing restrictions on the recreational use marijuana, a new Western New England University survey found a wide margin of opinion by age and gender.
Commentator Robert Cox with his take on spring, major league baseball, and rhubarb pie.
The students are demanding the university divest its endowment from the top 200 publicly traded fossil fuel companies.
Pain and how it’s treated in the U.S. is under scrutiny. The CDC has issued national standards for prescribing narcotic painkillers: clinicians should consider other options first. In Massachusetts, a new law limits access painkillers, and requires doctors and pharmacists to use a prescription medication database, which — for now — is missing some key elements.
Senators say passage of the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act is a high priority. But it’s not the only priority, as several Democrats are making clear on Capitol Hill.
With the help of a some city high school students, New York City is claiming its native son.
The vote comes at a time when lawmakers, educators, unions and families are talking about the value of charter schools and whether more should be allowed to open.
Things returned to normal at UMass Amherst Thursday tonight, just a couple of hours after a school-wide “shelter in place” order was sent out by campus police. The lockdown followed what police describe as an armed confrontation at a residence hall.