Rebels in Paradise is the title of a book by historian Bruce Laurie. He traces the steps that five 19th century men took in establishing a […]
Tomorrow afternoon the New England Patriots face the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette stadium. It’s the first game of the playoffs for teams who have met many times before.
President Barack Obama wants to make community college free. Tennessee, already does that now for high school graduates. About seven years ago, Massachusetts almost did the same thing.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s final day in office was steeped in ceremony.
Dannel Malloy is inaugurated to his second term today in Connecticut.
With the new legislative session about underway, comes the election of Massachusetts’ House Speaker and Senate President. Among the pair, western Massachusetts’ first legislative leader in about 40 years, Senator Stan Rosenberg from Amherst.
Several people have said they want to explore a run for the office — including Luke Bronin, former legal counsel to Gov. Dannel Malloy. Segarra said he welcomes all challengers.
Sixty-six days after his narrow election over Martha Coakley, Governor-elect Charlie Baker is set to take office Thursday when Senator Stan Rosenberg, expected to be elected Senate president on Wednesday, administers the oath of office.
While the site of the power plant has a lot going for it, building something else where a nuclear reactor once stood is no easy task.
The Norman Rockwell ideal of a grandfatherly doctor making housecalls is long gone. It’s been replaced with busy group practices that usher through patients in 15-minute increments. But even that model is struggling. There simply aren’t enough primary care doctors, period. In this year-long reporting project, we follow a group of Western Massachusetts residents as they weigh their career options and decide whether to enter this fraught field.
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant entered its final shutdown Monday at 1:03 pm. The 620 Megawatt reactor has been generating electricity for more than 42 years.
The change was spurred by federal stimulus money to update Amtrak’s Vermonter line. The trip is now slightly shorter, but the trains aren’t coming through the area any more often.
All Massachusetts workers will see a reduction in their income taxes when the new year dawns on Thursday and thousands of minimum wage earners will simultaneously see a spike in their take-home pay.
This coming season should be a good one for maple syrup producers in New England. That’s the word from Joshua Rapp, who co-authored a Tufts […]
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is leaving office next month after 8 years. Today we’re looking back at his record on education. Patrick instituted bold and controversial policies in the middle of his term, in part to close what’s called the achievement gap between students with different economic and racial backgrounds.