A federal report recommends lowering the amount of fluoride in drinking water as a way to balance the risks and benefits of the additive.
The rise in heroin use in the town of Turners Falls, Mass., has led to another problem: a proliferation of discarded hypodermic needles. Police can’t keep up, so they’ve asked residents to help.
Researchers from China and the University of Maryland say the newly discovered microbe could be in New England as well — with symptoms similar to Lyme Disease.
Students of color are suspended at rates higher than their representation in the student body, and some think the disparity comes down to subconscious beliefs. The district says it’s putting in place several measures to address the issue.
The acclaimed architect was chosen out of 17 applicants for her ‘inventive’ vision. The $100 million project is scheduled to begin in 2017.
Women engineering students were put in mixed gender teams. They felt more relaxed when the ratio between men and women was 50-50, but they spoke up more when women were in the majority.
While students and teachers insist they should keep local control of the schools, the commissioner says the district’s poor performance over the last several years leaves few other options than a state take-over.
Greenfield Community College environmental science professor Brian Adams decided to take his lessons outside the lecture hall — and into his first novel, a romantic-comedy about a pot-smoking love-sick …. environmental science professor.
The popular dish symbolizes the ways Chinese immigrants, over the past 150 years, have adapted to American tastes. “The Search For General Tso” also takes on issues around racism and discrimination against the Chinese.
The fatal stabbing took place at the Worthington Street homeless shelter in Springfield, Mass., run by Friends of the Homeless. Details are unclear, but according to newspaper reports, a 34-year-old shelter resident was arrested for the murder.
Peg Riley will get 30 million dollars to try to solve the problem of antiobiotic resistant bacteria. The Chinese government will retain any patents.
Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno says the city held up its part of the bargain, and expects the diocese to reopen school at old site on Surrey Road.
Naomi Volain, who teaches environmental science at Central High School, is in the running for “Global Teacher of the Year.”
After weeks of frigid temperatures and snowfall, some shelter residents are starting to go a little stir crazy.
Leaders of Springfield Prep Charter School, which will open next Fall in the South End, are finding it’s hard to recruit among their target population — families with few resources, who live in the neighborhood. Charter school critics say that’s the problem.