A yearly event to help homeless veterans in Springfield, Massachusetts is being revamped. What used to be called Stand Down, is now the Western Mass Veterans Expo. It’s taking place this Thursday at a new venue, the Mass Mutual Center.
It’s game time at UMass Amherst. The Minutemen football team faces Boston College at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. This is the third year since the team made the costly and contentious move up to college football’s top division.
Chris Bohjalian says he chose to revolve the entire story around a nuclear disaster. The reason, he says, goes back to 2011 when he was caring for his dying father.
In 2005, 11-year-old Haleigh Poutre became the subject of a highly publicized case of child abuse, and end of life decisions. Today, she is 20 and living in western Massachusetts.
The federal government is investigating how Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, handles sexual violence and harassment complaints.
It took a lot of lobbying and an Act of Congress, but a few years ago newborns with veteran moms became eligible for up to seven days of hospital care.
The number of young adult women taking medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder jumped by 85 percent between 2008 and 2012. That’s according to a new report by the pharmacy company “Express Scripts.”
Amherst College says so-called underground fraternities are now banned. The groups, which operate off-campus, formed after the school officially prohibited fraternities and sororities 30 years ago.
The notoriously homophobic church says it’s coming to denounce UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon’s public announcement last week that he’s gay. Rebecca Barrett-Fox says that from Westboro’s point of view, the protests are evangelical work.
The school hired Ed Davis to assess how university and town police respond to large gatherings of students. This review follows dozens of arrests – and complaints of police overreaction – at the pre-St. Patrick’s Day”Blarney Blowout.”
A proposed bill in Connecticut aims to improve schools’ responses to rape on college campuses.
Some 80 percent of children who reach the Jewish rite of passage, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, don’t continue to practice Judaism or even go to synagogue. A cadre of educators in the reform movement hope to stop this attrition, they say, by adding meaning and reducing the fanfare.
Last week the Senate blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses in the ranks. Another bill dealing with some of the same issues is slated to come up for a vote Monday and Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey says he’ll support it.
U.S Senator Ed Markey appeared in Holyoke alongside other public officials, law enforcement, and health care providers to discuss what he calls an opiate “overdose epidemic.”
A Boston Business Journal reporter joined us to discuss the story.