Stan Rosenberg of Amherst will be Senate President next year. He says he’s worked with Charlie Baker before.
Following the rejection of a state ballot question to repeal the casino law, stakeholders — including MGM Springfield, the city’s economic development department, and Springfield residents — are looking ahead to the next phase.
A conversation with UMass Poll director Brian Schaffner.
There was much interest in Springfield as the city has maintained a long-standing agreement with MGM to build a resort-casino downtown. Now the project is that much closer to reality.
A look at results from some of the top election contests around Massachusetts and New England.
A look at some of the top Election Day contests around Massachusetts and New England, as we wait for the polls to close. At 8 p.m., New England Public Radio brings you live special coverage of the results.
We check-in with reporters from Connecticut and Vermont for the latest on those state’s gubernatorial elections.
There are more than 4.3 million Massachusetts voters eligible to help decide Tuesday whether to make Martha Coakley the first woman elected governor and keep Democrats in control of the executive branch, or return Charlie Baker to state government and let a Republican again serve as a check and balance on the Democrat-controlled Legislature.
Gambling supporters say a new casino in Springfield will spur economic development. Opponents say the economic promises have been oversold, and the social harms are too high. Question 3 on Tuesday’s ballot proposes to repeal the Massachusetts casino law.
Around Halloween, some New England farms boost their revenues with attractions like corn mazes and – of course – haunted hayrides. And for the first time this fall, a couple of Pioneer Valley farms are letting the haunted fight back.
An Amherst College English class this fall called, The Narrative of Suffering, veers from the likes of the Book of Job and King Lear. The change happened after the professor heard countless stories in the news about struggling veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, he decided to weave contemporary combat trauma into the curriculum.
Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history, who guided the city for 20 transformative years, has lost his last battle.
Ahead of Tuesday’s vote on a ballot question that aims to repeal casinos, a look at how some in the South End view possible changes to the old neighborhood.
As we approach November 4th, we’re hosting a series of mini-debates on the four ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters this year.
New England Public Radio’s series of mini-debates on Massachusetts’ four ballot questions continues. Question 4 asks voters if employers with 11 or more workers should have to provide paid sick leave.