Valentine’s Day is a celebrated with Valentine greeting cards… thanks in part to a 19th-century student of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Leslie […]
In a surprise development, MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott resigned yesterday. The move came amid commuter frustration – and criticism from the governor – over T failures during the recent snowstorms.
Leaders of Springfield Prep Charter School, which will open next Fall in the South End, are finding it’s hard to recruit among their target population — families with few resources, who live in the neighborhood. Charter school critics say that’s the problem.
With more snow in the forecast the House last Thursday preemptively scheduled a session for Friday, aware that it may not be possible to hold their usual Monday session. It was the kind of scheduling maneuver that might not have happened weeks ago, but it appears lawmakers are adapting to the reality that Mother Nature is making it tough to even get to Beacon Hill.
The Grammy Awards are tonight, and a member of the UMass Amherst music department will be there. Trumpeter Eric Berlin is up for Best Contemporary […]
Education experts have long worried about the lost instructional time, but prior research got this wrong, says Harvard Kennedy School professor Joshua Goodman.
Western Massachusetts has some of the highest rates of vaccine refusal in the state — especially Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties. Health experts say pockets of under vaccination are most vulnerable to disease outbreaks.
As MGM prepares to build its casino in Springfield’s South End, it’s bought up a cluster of properties, evicting businesses and organizations. Among them is the Western Massachusetts Correctional Alcohol Center.
Victor Woolridge offers few specifics about what he’s looking for in a new UMass president. In a wide-ranging interview, we also asked him about tuition and fees, crowd control issues at UMass Amherst and the much-debated woes of the UMass football program.
Federal officials have concluded that hundreds of people who worked at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Mass., three decades ago were exposed to Agent Orange. We hear from a Springfield reporter who’s covered the story.
January is passing on Beacon Hill without a whiff of solutions to a midyear budget deficit, with House members still awaiting committee assignments, and with plans from the Senate to hold open-ended hearings around the state with the goal of helping to formulate a public policy agenda.
A conversation with Doug Tribou from the NPR and WBUR sports show “Only a Game.”
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is living up to his budget manager billing. The new governor has been on the job for more than two weeks and has yet to file any legislation to advance his campaign pledges, focusing instead squarely on the state budget crisis he inherited.
A surprising result in a new study finds that plants not originally from the United States, called non-natives, are more widespread than native plants. Bethany […]
Smith College professor Andrew Zimbalist says he doubts a Boston Olympics bid can stay within budget.