The Short List: SJC Snub, Nurses Strike, West(ern) Mass

Jun 30, 2017

Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news.

What made The Short List this week?

  • Despite pleas from lawmakers and other officials,  Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker chooses a Supreme Judicial Court candidate from the Boston Area. This would leave the high court without a justice from western Massachusetts. (NEPR)
  • More than 200 unionized nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center held a one-day strike, and were locked out for two additional days amid a contract dispute. (Gazette)
  • Call it "Western Mass." Economic development agency goes with a more traditional moniker for the region after "West Mass" failed to gain traction. (NEPR