DCF has hired hundreds more social workers, but many others are leaving. This comes as the department has seen a spike in the number of suspected abuse and neglect cases.
July 11, 2014
While some of the locales in Foreign Gods Inc. are strikingly similar to his own experiences in the U.S., including western Massachusetts, Okey Ndibe insists the book is not autobiographical.
July 04, 2014
Margaret Rubega says sometimes the best way to talk to your teen is to talk less.
Museum leaders call this the most significant building project since the place first opened in 1955.
Amherst author Cammie McGovern’s new Young Adult novel about two teens with disabilities kicks off NEPR’s Summer Fiction series.
June 27, 2014
Up until this weeks court decision on casinos in Massachusetts, the gubernatorial candidates didn’t have complete answers for where they stood on casinos gambling in the state. That time is over.
In her first commentary for New England Public Radio, writer and educator Tzivia Gover finds insight from students.
It all started one spring afternoon about 10 years ago. David Cavell, then a student at Tufts University, strolled past what looked like a campus blood drive. He saw a friend, stopped, agreed to run a Q-tip across the inside of his cheek, and moved on.
June 20, 2014
The Federal corruption trial continues this week for John O’Brien, the former Massachusetts Probation Commissioner and two deputy commissioners.
For most of us, social media is a part of our every day lives- at work, home or both. But a lot of people are still figuring out when to use it and how. This is especially true in high school, where many teachers are still unsure of how it fits in the classroom.
The annual “Django in June” music festival in Northampton, Mass., kicked off this week with lessons and jamming for 200 musicians going to Django Camp.
June 13, 2014
Public opinion on casinos is shifting in Massachusetts, as the state’s highest court now must decide on a ballot referendum to repeal Massachusetts’ 2011 casino gambling law. We spoke with Steve Koczela from the MassInc Polling Group.
June 06, 2014
The new team comes on the heels of the Worcester Tornadoes, which fell in to debt and folded in 2012. The Bravehearts are hoping to change the image of baseball in Worcester.
The rare symptoms of yew poisoning aside, writer Catherine Newman forages annually with her daughter and finds that while humans are hardwired to find nourishment, we’re too hardwired in other ways.
May 30, 2014
Later today, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner will be in Greenfield and then Springfield to give an update on stemming the opioid abuse crisis in the region, and across the state.