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.
April 25, 2014
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.
The trial of Ayyub Abdul Alim began this week in Springfield. More than two years ago he was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a loaded firearm, which he says city police planted on him. Police say otherwise and a group of activists have taken up his case.
Before last January most people across the nation would have said “maple syrup,” “fall foliage” or “skiing” when asked to list the images that come to mind when they think of Vermont. Now “heroin” might also be on that list.
April 04, 2014
For the last year, WBUR has been checking in with Marathon Sports manager Shane O’Hara.
Alan Sager has documented the trends of hospital closings in Massachusetts and nationally for decades.
Agnes Kalibata, a UMass alum, says agriculture is the key to unlocking her country’s potential.
March 28, 2014
Artist Deborah Baronas grew up on the farm fields of South Deerfield, Massachusetts, her inspiration for an exhibit called “Into the Shade” at the Wisteriahurst Museum in Holyoke, Mass.
Two national theater organizations asked 6th through 8th graders around the country to participate in a playwriting contest focusing on bullying. The regional competition in Connecticut took place earlier this month in Hartford.
It’s the season of budgets and potholes for communities in Massachusetts. Cities and towns can fill holes in roads and finances through local aid from the state, but the process of distributing that aid is predictably contentious.