A new study finds significant social, demographic and regional disparity associated with youth employment in Western Massachusetts. Mark Melnik, director of the UMass Donahue Institute, shares what concerns him the most about the findings.
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.
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 […]
Funding for a state program that provides summer jobs to low income youth is on the table in the Massachusetts legislature.