A Massachusetts think tank found that between 2014 and 2015, hourly pay went up 7 percent for low wage workers and 3 percent for middle income workers.
The college’s president says he believes that campus protests which occurred last spring while accepted students were visiting also may have discouraged some from attending Hampshire.
College students are returning to campuses across the country this week. In New England, a demographic shift has some public colleges and universities trying to fill seats by luring students from neighboring states.
When it comes to legislative issues, the six candidates to replace state Rep. Ellen Story have very similar stances. But if voters pay them due diligence, the candidates’ varied experiences, races and ages tell six very different stories.
“Their patron is now fully made a saint, and they can now be called, officially, Saint Teresa of Calcutta,” Bishop Mitchell Rozanski said this week.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
In the region’s sole contested primary for a state Senate seat, Democrats in a Berkshire County-based district have made campaign donations a hot topic.
On a recent morning, a group of girls, five to 12 years old, and a teenager arrive ready to go to work in a warehouse with about 30,000 children’s books.
Our pick for this week is the eagerly awaited final installment in Aaron Becker’s picture book trilogy.
MORE SELECTIONS: NEPR’s back-to-school book series
Ben Swan, Jr., is trying to succeed his father, Ben Swan, Sr., who is retiring. Kenneth Barnett, Larry Lawson and Bud Williams want to wrestle the seat away from the Swan family for the first time in more than 20 years.
After 32 years in office, incumbent Bob Garvey is not running for re-election. Three Democrats want his job.
The Worcester Democrat said he’ll ask the Obama administration to dedicate funds to Massachusetts farmers in an end-of-the-year spending bill.
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Traffic cops in Katmandu routinely wear industry standard face masks called N95 to protect themselves from the heavily polluted air. UMass Amherst Assistant Professor Rick Peltier said this is a pretty unusual move by law enforcement, but perfect for environmental health scientists looking to study the mask’s effectiveness.
In a letter written to Massachusetts’ transportation secretary, the lawmakers said they’re worried about varying toll rates, the locations of E-ZPass readers along the roadway and the security of drivers’ personal information
For parents, figuring out which of these schools is the right fit for their child can be a complicated maze.