The U.S. job market is on the mend, but one group continues to have a stubbornly high unemployment rate: people with disabilities. In fact, they’re more than twice as likely to be unemployed as other Americans. A program in Springfield, Massachusetts, is trying to change that.
With so much fresh produce for sale this time of year, it may be hard to imagine there are people in New England who have trouble getting access to it. But that’s the case for some of the elderly, disabled and poor, who don’t own cars and who live in neighborhoods with few or no grocery stores.
The Springfield, Mass., family of a U.S. Marine killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee has asked for privacy as they mourn the loss of their son, 40 year old Thomas Sullivan.
Thomas Sullivan’s former teacher, Lynn Leone, remembers him as a service-oriented student.
Legislation to rename the Hampden County Hall of Justice for Roderick Ireland, former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, was filed on Thursday.
Gay marriage supporters from the Western Mass. area react to the Supreme Court’s landmark decision.
The weekend series hopes to honor the players who sacrificed a championship title to defend their slighted teammate.
It’s been a violent year in Springfield, with 12 murders so far in 2015. NEPR’s Henry Epp spoke to longtime Springfield activist DeJuan Brown about violence prevention efforts as the summer begins.
Most of us recycle our waste every day, without much thought. But not Jared Starr, the Assistant Director of the Sustainability Science Program at UMass […]
Places like San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston are established hubs of tech giants and start-up companies. A growing number of smaller cities and regions want a piece of the action, including the Pioneer Valley.
As Massachusetts officials continue to address the state’s opioid crisis, Attorney General Maura Healey was in Springfield, Friday, meeting with about 150 students from the city’s […]
For now, no trains leaving Springfield are going beyond New York City. Meanwhile, some passengers who planned to travel on the Northeast corridor are grateful they avoided the ill-fated train.
The head of Boston’s Olympic bid is offering no firm answers on whether some events could be held in western Massachusetts.
This week, MGM broke ground on its casino in Springfield. When it opens in late 2017, the western Massachusetts resort may find itself in the middle of a region stacked with casinos.
The Hampden County Sheriff’s office says its inmate treatment center will miss a March 31st eviction deadline from MGM. But the sheriff’s office says it now has a plan to temporarily relocate.