If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets life in prison, he’ll likely go to ADX, sometimes called the Alcatraz of the Rockies. The Boston Globe’s David Abel reports the Florence, Colorado, prison is designed for the harshest possible form of solitary confinement.
Updated at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Meeting in Fitchburg, a majority of the board voted to support a state takeover of Holyoke’s school district. The official vote was eight in support, three opposed.
TWEETS FROM TUESDAY’S BOARD MEETING: WBUR’s Peter Balonon-Rosen
INTERVIEW: Holyoke Superintendent Changes His Tune On Possible State Takeover
REACTION: Holyoke Teachers’ Union President Responds To Superintendent’s Shift On Receivership
INTERVIEW: With Possible State Takeover Looming For Holyoke Schools, A Look At Lawrence
As lawmakers begin vetting Governor Charlie Baker’s MBTA overhaul proposal, the House today dig’s into nearly 1,100 amendments proposed to the $38 billion House Ways and Means Committee fiscal 2016 budget.
As the maple sugaring season has wrapped up in New England, researchers in Canada have found a surprising, non-breakfast use for maple syrup. Professor Nathalie […]
Next week, a state board will be in Holyoke to assess whether Massachusetts should take control of the city’s public schools. The only other school district in the state currently in receivership is Lawrence.
Ahead of a possible state takeover of the Holyoke public schools, the city’s superintendent says he’s personally not opposed to state control.
It’s kind of like pick-your-own apples or berries, though farm owner Hope Crolius admits that this may be a less appealing to most people.
The second phase of the trial began Tuesday.
Beacon Hill trots towards Marathon Monday and public school vacation week, one of the Legislature’s many traditional rest periods, with Governor Charlie Baker drafting legislation to overhaul the MBTA.
You can find almost anything online. Did you know that there is a group of artists that sneak around in public places, and leave their […]
Undaunted is a new documentary about the first person with dwarfism to finish the Boston Marathon. Boston Globe reporter David Abel and Juli Windsor, the young woman who made the historic run speak about the journey.
Tom Waddell was an Olympian, doctor and civil rights activist. Most notably he founded the Gay Games in the early 1980’s.
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.
Massachusetts residents who read closely may notice something odd in their paperwork: it’s called the optional income tax rate and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Instead of 5.2 percent, you can opt to pay the state 5.85 percent.
Lawmakers in the Massachusetts House plan to release their version of the state budget this week. Gov. Charlie Baker has already introduced a $38 billion budget for fiscal 2016.