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.
Western Massachusetts has some of the highest rates of vaccine refusal in the state — especially Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties. Health experts say pockets of under vaccination are most vulnerable to disease outbreaks.
Most hospitals provided sleeping quarters for staff to stay overnight. They expect ER visits to pick up after the snow abates and people venture outside.
In a follow-up to the documentary, “The Path To Primary Care,” advocates for front-line medicine come up with ways to attract more med students to the field, including classic activist tactics, and systemic changes in how offices practice medicine.
Although informants helped university police make drug arrests, a working group determined the policy’s harms outweighed the benefits.
UConn psychiatrist is among those urging more individualized treatment for chronic pain.
The Caring Health Center is preparing for group visits that offer more time to patients.