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.
Thousands took part in Veterans Day ceremonies in Connecticut and Massachusetts. In some places, the turnout was more modest than hoped for.
While Massachusetts voters rejected a repeal of the state’s casino law, there were three other questions on the ballot.
Starting Sunday, liquor stores in Massachusetts will be allowed to open two hours earlier, at 10am. The change is significant for some stores but not all.
New England Public Radio’s series of mini-debates on Massachusetts’ four ballot questions continues. Question 3 asks voters if they want to repeal the state’s casino law.
With cameras in every phone, taking photos has never been more simple. For some photographers, professional or otherwise, it’s cameras themselves that still rule. One former fashion photographer is adapting digital cameras for people who may reveal a unique view on the world.
Clean up continues after early morning storms hit several towns in western Massachusetts. The National Weather Service received reports of severe weather in Hadley, Southampton, and Colrain. In Easthampton, Route 141 remains closed at this hour.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission meets today. Commissioners are expected to discuss the future of thoroughbred racing in the state. That’s after Suffolk Downs Race Track […]
One woman’s obsessive collection with old chairs has turned into an exhibit of the work of 30 artists
Amalio Jusino has personally responded to about 40 heroin overdose calls in the past 12 months. He’s been able to save a lot of lives, and he’s seen other people die.