Five years ago, at 23, Andrew Forsthoefel decided to walk 4,000 miles across America with a handmade sign that said “Walking to Listen.” Along the way, he recorded dozens of stories from the people he met. Now the Northampton-based writer and public speaker has a new book about his journey.
Earlier this week, the Gill-Montague School Committee voted 6-3 to abandon the “Indians” mascot after many community members complained it was offensive.
Winter tends to be a low point in blood donations, as many people are sick or away during the holidays. But the industry has always been able to weather those sorts of fluctuations. Now, health economists are pointing to a more recent and serious trend that runs the risk of upending the nation’s blood economy — and with it, the emergency blood supply.
Organizers say city staff told them a rally permit takes at least three weeks, which they claim is unconstitutional. Springfield’s mayor has since issued a statement saying the city will work with the group.
The book features a female impressionist painter, whose life intertwines with that of painter Edouard Manet.
A profession traditionally known as the domain of grizzled, retired cops is providing entry-level jobs for new college graduates.
Activists are hoping for a weekly “Resist Trump Tuesday” when constituents would visit their elected leaders and seek action.
President Donald Trump’s first full week in office began today, and we still know little about the magnitude of the cuts and changes he’ll make to measures passed under the Obama Administration. Will the changes make a big difference to the budget Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker lays out this week?
Local volunteers have helped thousands of people from Western New England make their way to Washington, DC for the Women’s March, which takes place a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
A Springfield nonprofit had converted a former leper colony into a treatment program for opioid addicts, but without sufficient fundraising, the model proved unsustainable.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Boston University researchers believe both genetic combinations and specific patterns proteins in the blood could help predict a healthier old age.
While Massachusetts has health reform structures that predate Obamacare, health care leaders say the state relies on federal support.
Vermont’s success at reducing its moose population seems to have spared the animals from the worst effects of winter ticks, which have hit neighboring states hard.