Rintala was charged in the 2010 killing of her wife, Annamarie Cochrane Rintala. The case is the first of its kind between a married same-sex couple in Massachusetts.
“The Caregivers” is a new book by western Massachusetts writer Nell Lake. It tells the story of people who turned to a support group as they watched over elderly parents and spouses. New England Public Radio’s Susan Kaplan asked Lake how she managed to paint such an intimate portrait of a group of strangers.
The Patriots and the Colts square off at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. The teams have a long history. But in the past it’s been a Peyton Manning and Tom Brady face-off.
Explosive growth in pension, health care, and debt service spending is outpacing revenue in Massachusetts cities and towns. So says a new report from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
Gruesome and heroic war stories may sell a lot of movie tickets, but in real life, soldiers seldom like to talk about their experiences on the battlefield. At least not with civilians.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering e-cigarette regulations, while states debate their own rules.
Massachusetts officials say the number of homeless people in the state rose about 14 percent between 2010 and 2013. That’s despite a national trend heading in the other direction.
In college athletics, Division I teams garner much of the attention, money and scandal associated with the NCAA.
Red Sox owner John Henry is declining to comment on a published report that he’s close to selling the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Mohegan Sun appears to be looking outside of Palmer, Massachusetts to build a casino .
Massachusetts legislators were thrown a curveball just after giving final approval to a tribal gaming compact with the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.
It’s Veteran’s Day. Politicians, families and America’s veterans themselves are gathering at cemeteries, monuments and memorial parks.
Voters in Boston Tuesday are electing their first new mayor in twenty years. Either City Councilor John Connolly or state Rep. Marty Walsh will succeed the retiring Tom Menino.
Students applying to colleges and universities have faced problems with the widely used Common Application this year. That has some New England schools pushing back deadlines.
Harvard University and Amherst College had a tiff this month, just as the schools rolled out a new website.