Expo For Veterans Moves To The Mass Mutual Center

A yearly event to help homeless veterans in Springfield, Massachusetts is being revamped. What used to be called Stand Down, is now the Western Mass Veterans Expo. It’s taking place this Thursday at a new venue, the Mass Mutual Center.

Hospitals Step Up Apology Process Around Medical Errors

Patient safety advocates say the best way to reduce medical errors is for hospitals to openly acknowledge mistakes and learn from them. But the fear of malpractice lawsuits has gotten in the way of that. A couple years ago, Massachusetts passed a law that supports a more open apology process. Now, two hospital systems are taking that process one step further.

WBUR Poll: Baker-Coakley ‘Essentially A Tossup’

The new WBUR weekly tracking survey, released Wednesday morning, shows Democrat Martha Coakley leading Republican Charlie Baker by a slim 3-point margin, 44-41. Eleven percent of voters remain undecided, and 4 percent support one of three independent candidates — Evan Falchuk, Jeff McCormick, Scott Lively.

Bean By Bean, A Coffee Revolution Brews In An Unlikely Spot

Dueling shops serve up top shelf coffee service around the corner from each other in West Stockbridge

The tiny village center in West Stockbridge, Mass., is home to two coffee shops—each of which could be called the most connoisseur-friendly coffee service in the Berkshires. One of them has even figured out how to charge $5.95 for a glass of iced coffee, without it seeming entirely crazy.