Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Boston 2024 sold the USOC on a compact, walkable Olympics. But Boston 2024 has signaled its revised bid will have a bigger footprint — something a new WBUR poll shows Massachusetts voters support.
Boston-area universities might want to get their pencils ready, because the experience of Atlanta universities may offer the most direct lesson for Boston from the 1996 Summer Olympics. This is the second story in a three-part series.
Places like San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston are established hubs of tech giants and start-up companies. A growing number of smaller cities and regions want a piece of the action, including the Pioneer Valley.
Joseph Buffis, the former police chief in Lee, Massachusetts, has been acquitted of several charges he raided a charity toy fund he managed for his personal use. However, he was convicted of extorting a couple to donate to the fund.
Atlanta scored an upset when the International Olympic Committee in 1990 chose it over five other cities to host the 1996 games, not long after Los Angeles hosted in 1984. Atlanta was not considered a world-class city.
The governor’s task force charged with exploring Massachusetts’ opioid addiction crisis holds its final meeting on Thursday. Policymakers are looking to the task force for additional courses of action to deal with the problem.
Our panel breaks down the big issues of the week. This week, Susan Kaplan is joined by Mike Dobbs of the Reminder newspapers and Chris Collins, a columnist for the Greenfield Recorder
One week from today, in Northampton, Massachusetts, thirty-six of the region’s most skilled professional tree climbers will compete in the 27th annual New England Tree […]
The Indiana Jones co-star took a decades-long break from the spotlight. She’s now back in the movies, big and small.
The Connecticut legislature pulled an all-nighter Tuesday night as it goes down to the wire to get a budget passed before the session ends Wednesday. We get an update from Chris Keating of the Hartford Courant.
Steve Zrike, a school superintendent from eastern Massachusetts will be the receiver for Holyoke’s under-performing district starting July 6th.
Five months deep into the two-year session, Massachusetts legislative leaders and Gov. Charlie Baker have little to show as far as progress on their non-budgetary agenda.
This month brought the release of unsettling news about bees. A recent report stated that 40 percent of the United States honey bee colonies died […]
New England Public Radio’s Susan Kaplan explores some of the week’s big regional stories with Greg Saulmon of the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Matt Szafranski of the Western Mass Politics and Insight blog.