Two members of President Obama’s cabinet were in Springfield Wednesday to praise a career training program run by Massachusetts community colleges. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Education Secretary Arne Duncan toured Springfield Technical Community College and participated in a roundtable discussion on workforce development
Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife officials are finalizing plans to amend the state’s Endangered Species Act. This is good news about some species and bad for others.
A rural Massachusetts school committee could decide on Wednesday whether to move toward a four day school week.
Massachusetts voters will see five names on the ballot for governor in November. that includes three independents. For them, it’s been difficult to make a mark on the race. And two of those candidates have spent over a million dollars of their own money.
The effects of last winter’s severe weather across the country continue to linger in the higher prices the region’s cities and towns will pay for road salt this winter.
A month remains until the election and the race for Massachusetts governor stands as a tight affair between Republican Charlie Baker and Democrat Martha Coakley, who are set to meet again in a debate on Tuesday night.
Walter Skold has made a thing of documenting the graves of poets around the country. This year takes him to the Pioneer Valley.
The state epidemiologist, Alfred DeMaria, notes that the disease is fairly difficult to transmit, as it requires exposure to the blood or body fluid of someone who’s experiencing symptoms.
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.
Lieutenant Colonel Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr. of the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base died in an August 27 plane crash in Virginia.
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.
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.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is warning of a new phone scam targeting Brazilian and other immigrant communities. The scam is a new variation of a ponzi scheme that was recently shut down.
The owner of four Dunkin Donuts shops in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has dropped plans to demolish a closed church building to make way for a new restaurant.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is standing by UMass over the case of a student who worked as a confidential informant, before overdosing on heroin.