Retiring Mass. state Sen. Stephen Brewer talks about filling the state’s budget gap, his farewell speech on Beacon Hill and his plans for the future. (Hint: a banjo is involved.)
An advisory commission created by the Massachusetts legislature is recommending significant pay raises for the governor, and other top leaders.
Western Massachusetts Catholics on Monday remembered former Bishop Joseph Maguire, who died last week at 95.
Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray has helped engineer an orderly transition to her successor, Senator Stan Rosenberg, and managed to put an extensive chamber renovation plan, including funding, in place prior to her departure and in the midst of criticism of harmful cuts to state programs and services.
A notable Thanksgiving for Commentator and Pulitzer Prize wining jouralist, Madeleine Blais, who once entered a rigged holiday writing contests (if you entered, you won), and made the dinner gravy congeal in the process.
Maguire died last Sunday at 95 years old. The fifth bishop of Springfield, he led the diocese from 1977 to 1992.
Following a major facelift and a change of owners, an iconic restaurant in downtown Springfield is back in business
Snow is falling across New England, with some of the largest totals expected in the Berkshires. The speed limit was ordered down to 40 miles per hour on the western portion of the Mass Pike.
While traveling to parts far and wide this Thanksgiving, you’ll do well to keep your humor and patience this year as that Nor’easter you’ve been hearing about has arrived.
A proposed natural gas pipeline through Massachusetts may take an alternative route through New Hampshire to follow an existing power line.
The Massachusetts Health Connector has received numerous complaints that the site can’t process immigration information.
Starter Blake Frohnapfel was out last week with a leg injury as UMass lost to Akron, 30-6.
UMass-Amherst professor worked with Johns Hopkins on new statistical tool to help hospitals determine when flu season starts and ends.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick used his executive powers this week to cut the state budget by $198 million and asked the Legislature to pass a bill to facilitate another $57 million in additional budget cuts. Since then, state revenue officials have reported that tax collections over the first half of November surpassed collections over the same period in 2013 by $89 million.
More than half a year after Governor Deval Patrick declared a public health emergency in Massachusetts, a new opioid and heroin detox facility is moving forward in Franklin County.