As Massachusetts continues to grapple with heroin overdoses, the conversation in Greenfield Friday morning turned to rehabilitation and job training.
Massachusetts education officials continue to observe the Holyoke public schools this week. Evaluators met with parents late today to talk about students’ chronic under performance and a possible state takeover of the district.
Massachusetts education officials today will start a several day visit at Holyoke’s public schools. Students there have been underperforming on standardized tests for years. This week’s observations will help the state determine whether to put the district in receivership.
Two years after the city of Worcester, Mass., passed an ordinance limiting panhandling, the US Supreme Court Monday could decide whether to hear a case challenging the 2-year-old law.
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.