Even in a high-coverage state like Massachusetts, some people fall through the cracks.
May 09, 2014
Michael Rawlins, a geo-scientist at UMass Amherst, says heavier precipitation is one of the main climate change challenges facing the region.
May 02, 2014
Artwork from the iconic Dick and Jane series was auctioned off earlier this week. Baby boomers well-remember these elementary school primers – some wistfully and some not so much.
Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman is using old-school tactics and his long history in the Democratic Party, as he attempts to beat Attorney General Martha Coakley, who he trails in the polls.
A proposed pipeline would bring natural gas from New York and Pennsylvania through the Berkshires to Dracut, Massachusetts. Many residents are unhappy, but others are excited by the prospect of new jobs.
April 25, 2014
As Ilan Stavans sees it, the late author changed the literary world and maybe Latin America itself.
Flying can be an unpleasant experience — the cramped cabins, the processed air, the indignity of going through security. But for families with autistic children, the process can be nearly impossible.
A middle school social worker in Holyoke has created a replica of a Puerto Rican rainforest in his classroom — and found the effects to be as much therapeutic as educational.
Berkshire Medical Center would operate the emergency room and buy the now-vacant hospital under an agreement announced Thursday.
April 18, 2014
Supreme Judicial Court chief justice nominee Ralph Gants on Thursday pledged to improve access to justice for all residents and to focus the courts on “problem solving” and sentencing practices that both punish criminals and reduce instances of reoffending.
Over at Springfield’s High School of Science and Technology this week, dozens of students from the Sci-Tech Band rehearsed with members of the Young at Heart chorus — ages 75 to 92 — for an upcoming inter-generational musical mashup!
Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder is a fairly common diagnosis among veterans returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the psychological impact of war on soldiers is hardly new.
Neuroscientists at Harvard believe they’ve found a biomarker for stress, using data collected before and after the bombing.
April 11, 2014
The sounds of Kris Allen on his alto sax can be heard this weekend in Lee, Massachusetts. Allen is an Artist in Residence at Williams College. Alongside some of his students, he’ll perform as part of a Jazz Appreciation Month in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.
Only one female Democrat holds a governor’s office: New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan. Advocates are determined to add to the total. And their best opportunity, it appears, is in New England.