In international competitions, athletes slide down curved tracks on sleds with steel runners. They can reach speeds of 90 miles per hour. Locally, during the luge challenge, kids and adults use plastic sleds on a moderately steep ski slope. The run is roughly 50-yards-long and speeds don’t climb much above 25 miles per hour.
As he begins his fourth term in office, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is proposing a national work program for inmates, and he’d like to begin with work on the wall.
Over the course of eight years, Sonja Farak siphoned, smoked, snorted and swallowed her way daily through the larder of the state drug lab. Crack, methamphetamine, weed, LSD, ecstasy. It was free for the taking and she took — and cooked — from the lab standards, from police seizures and from her colleague’s work tables.
Northfield Mountain is a naturalist’s wonderland. But if you look around, you’ll see an unnatural site: a 5-billion-gallon battery.
The flag was lowered to half-staff after the presidential election. Then the flag was found burned, and the college decided to take down all campus flags after that.
Opioid-related deaths have increased 350 percent in Massachusetts in 15 years.
It will be years before we have a clear picture of the health effects, good and bad, of making marijuana legal in states that take that step.
“Until” is a huge, politically provocative installation meant to inspire discussions about violence and race in America. But artist Nick Cave is also using it to convene prominent performers in other fields and inspire them to craft their own responses to the work and the conversations it’s meant to instigate.
It’s a big change that will take some time, and cause some intermediate complications — namely, lots of traffic problems for several weeks.
Courts in Maryland and New York have made similar rulings recently.
Today, many of the mill buildings in Lawrence are home to refurbished work spaces — buzzing with the sounds of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs like Angie Jimenez, who is arranging pots and pans in the site of her future cooking classroom.
The survey finds opponents of the measure to expand charter schools outnumber supporters of the measure, 48 percent to 41 percent. Eleven percent of respondents said they don’t know, or are undecided.
For parents, figuring out which of these schools is the right fit for their child can be a complicated maze.
Frank Salemme, the one-time boss of the New England Mafia, has been arrested, charged with murdering a long-missing Boston nightclub manager whose skeletal remains were discovered in June
The opioid epidemic is getting worse, not better, in Massachusetts.