The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Massachusetts House lawmakers have only about a month to review and redraft Governor Charlie Baker’s $38.1 billion fiscal 2016 budget. New governors are afforded weeks of extra time to draft their first annual budgets, but the timetable to have a budget in place, by July 1, remains the same.

A Requiem For Sandy Hook’s Children

A Connecticut native has written a requiem dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Singers –both children and adults — from around the state are preparing to perform its premiere. Many agree that working on the piece is powerful and not uncomplicated to sing.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Between staffing up his administration, organizing working groups to tackle problems, and holding snow emergency press conferences, Governor Charlie Baker has put nearly two months of experience in the Corner Office under his belt without putting to paper his vision of the future of state government.

Rare Books Meet Common Bags At The Mortimer

Smith College’s Mortimer Rare Book Room is known for housing prestigious collections of literary manuscripts and ancient texts. Now, the library is displaying something a bit more frivolous: a collection of old paper and plastic bags from bookstores around the world.