Buried in snow, Massachusetts residents, businesses and the government itself are struggling to regain their form and will attempt to make progress today, when most K-12 students are due back in classrooms and the MBTA hopes to make some noticeable gains in its recently dismal service levels.
Most license plates carry a seemingly random mix of letters and numbers. But what if you threw a star, a diamond or a heart in […]
A more than three-hour public meeting started with the NRC and Entergy officials describing how and when Vermont Yankee will be decommissioned. The plan under federal review calls for the process to be completed by 2075.
Late last month, the influential music site Pitchfork declared that “Western Massachusetts is having another moment.” At the top of the list, And The Kids, a Northampton group whose album, “Turn to Each Other” is out this week.
On Thursday, defense attorneys argued to a federal appeals court that the trial judge cannot find a fair and impartial jury in eastern Massachusetts.
Temperatures have plummeted in New England, with the wind chill nearly 20 degrees below zero. But how is wind chill actually calculated? To answer that question, I learned about the number’s colorful — and changing — history.
If someone were to grade you on how healthy your grocery purchases were, how high would you score? That’s actually happening for some Harvard Pilgrim Health members. We look at attempts to provide economic incentives to make healthy choices.
As Massachusetts continues to dig out from the historic snowstorms that have bombarded the state recently — the latest left Sunday evening — it’s been business as usual at the bunker — ground zero for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
The Massachusetts Legislature pauses from its slow, snow-clogged start to the 2015 session for school vacation week, a span where activity on Beacon Hill has historically decreased.
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.