Penikese Island is a former leper colony and boot camp for troubled boys that has just transformed into a treatment program for young men addicted to opioids. The Children’s Study Home of Springfield runs the new program, which is an hour’s boat ride from Woods Hole.
Former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi will be released from prison Tuesday. The early end to his sentence could provide momentum for a state “compassionate release” law.
The suspension rate is higher at charter schools, but a proponent points out that charters are often middle and high schools, so making comparisons to K through 12 districts is likely skewing the numbers.
Baystate announced it is cutting a program that uses non-surgical methods to lose weight, and the program’s patients aren’t happy.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
As of December 15th, Massachusetts will join a growing number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana. These new laws create a unique set of issues for many colleges and universities.
An obscenity scholar ponders what to do when his six-year-old begins exploring the mystery of using profanities.
Cities and towns have the right to impose up to a 2-percent local tax on marijuana sold in their communities. They also can limit the amount of stores that sell it, or — if voters agree in a local referendum — prohibit any marijuana shops at all.
Despite the threat, local mayors say their policies on whether to comply with immigration orders will remain.
The head of Massachusetts’ health insurance marketplace is uncertain how the program will be affected if Donald Trump follows through his campaign promise to abolish Obamacare, which is modeled on the Bay State’s universal health plan. But he reports twice as many people have signed up for coverage this year than last.
Some members of a Springfield church attended by a teenaged Gwen Ifill are remembering the late journalist as a kind and smart person who was really into books.
It’s a Thursday night at UMass Amherst and students are filing into the dining halls to grab dinner. But senior Kellan Morgan and junior Shannon Flynn are headed behind the scenes.
Individual reactions to the results of the presidential election have been varied. For commentator and author Martha Ackmann, it meant reaching to her bookshelf.
Attorney General Maura Healey has created a hotline for Massachusetts residents to report harassment and other discriminatory incidents. Healey said there’s been an up-tick in such reports since Election Day. That was also the message from a group at Holyoke Community College.
The outgoing state senator will become a vice president with the Boston-based solar firm Nextamp.