Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news.
What made The Short List this week?
- A group financing last year's failed charter school expansion question in Massachusetts has agreed to a $400,000 fine from the state's office of campaign finance. Boston Globe
- Local schools held steady in the latest US News and World Report college rankings. NEPR
- This time next year, MGM Springfield's casino is scheduled to open for business.
- Springfield community activist Jafet Robles was found dead this week in Chicopee. NEPR, WMASSPI