Gubernatorial rivals in Massachusetts Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley are spending time in their campaigns today in Boston. Earlier this week, candidate Coakley won the democratic nomination by a much smaller margin than pollsters and even the campaigns expected.
Invariably, each time commentator Michael Lawrence-Riddell reads “To Kill a Mockingbird” he finds myself believing this time the jury will listen to Atticus Finch as he epically defends a black man in the south wrongly accused of raping a white woman.
The last time writer Mira Bartok saw her father, a rising star in the literary world of the 1960s, she was four years old. Bartok recently found a recording of her father.
With less than a week before Massachusetts primary, the race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general remains tight. Former state lawmaker Warren Tolman and attorney Maura Healey agree on many policies. But as they continue to remind voters, their backgrounds differ greatly.
Connecticut’s primary is Tuesday. The big race to watch is between Republican gubernatorial candidates Tom Foley, a businessman from Greenwich and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, from Fairfield. The Hartford Courant’s Christopher Keating joins us to talk about this and other CT races.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick had offered the federal government the use of Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, and another base on Cape Cod. Neither are currently needed, say the feds.
Early this morning, Massachusetts lawmakers sent several pieces of major pieces of legislation to Governor Deval Patrick, including a domestic violence bill. NEPR’s Jill Kaufman reports.
Bills are being debated that would get rid of a pre-authorization requirement from insurance companies to stay in detoxification facilities.
The drug Naloxone , also known as Narcan, is a short term fix in a long term fight against heroin addiction.
Recently more people and first responders have permission to administer Narcan. It gives users another day to live, to get clean, say advocates. If they choose to.
In the 1840s, a religious revival was taking place in many Shaker communities. That’s the basis for writer Rachel Urquhart’s new novel, The Visionist.
Over the past few months, a small number of children streaming across the Mexican border have been finding and living with family and friends in western Massachusetts.
It is one of the very definitions of summer in New England’s cities and villages: to seek respite from the day’s heat with an evening concert outdoors.
DCF has hired hundreds more social workers, but many others are leaving. This comes as the department has seen a spike in the number of suspected abuse and neglect cases.
Up until this weeks court decision on casinos in Massachusetts, the gubernatorial candidates didn’t have complete answers for where they stood on casinos gambling in the state. That time is over.
Massachusetts has aligned its health care policy with Vermont and California for a range of transgender treatments. Under the state’s low income health care program, residents will now be covered for sex reassignment surgery.