A state plan to relocate endangered rattlesnakes to an island in the Quabbin Reservoir faces opposition from nearby residents.
While Amherst College has abandoned its unofficial mascot, some alumni say they will keep singing the Lord Jeff fight song on their own.
Clothes that don’t sell in thrift shops are often gathered up and offered for sale to consumers around the world. But as that market falls apart, secondhand shops are taking an unexpected financial hit.
County jails in central and western Massachusetts have hundreds of health and safety violations.
Artist Danny Quirk accused the global superstar of copyright infringement, after she used a collage of his paintings in her social media posts and concerts. So far, Madonna has not responded.
State House reporter Matt Murphy says Baker does not need the legislature’s approval to make emergency budget cuts.
For many, the start of the new year is a time to make a list of resolutions aimed at creating happiness. Northampton, Massachusetts-based author Tzivia Gover has some suggestions for creating joy in the new year; her new book is called “Joy in Every Moment.”
Turns out cold, hard cash is one of the most popular presents.
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When you see people with their heads buried in their phones, possibly playing a game like Bejeweled Blitz, don’t judge them too harshly. New research finds the visual search and matching app may have potential as a brain training tool.
Over the past decade, the popularity of neuroscience has spawned a number of brain-training cottage industries. The company ‘Brain Balance’ offers an exercise and diet regimen it says will reconnect the brain hemispheres of children with disabilities. Critics say the company doesn’t have the science to back that up — or to justify the program’s high cost.
With the growing attention on neuroscience in education, an industry has popped up called “executive function coaching.” But some educators and researchers wonder if the science behind the approach supports its steep price tag.
The union says special education staff, accused of mistreating students at the Peck School, have been calling for systemic changes for years.
Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced today he will open an investigation into reports of abuse of disabled students at the Peck School in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Children were allegedly thrown to the floor, kept in locked closets, and put in restraints as punishment, which violates state law. Holyoke’s state receiver says procedures have since improved.