Regional News

News from the region from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass.
Berkshire Museum / Creative Commons

The Massachusetts attorney general wants a state appeals court to extend an injunction blocking the Berkshire Museum from selling off a bunch of its art. The injunction was set to expire Monday.

A stretch of the Housatonic River that under an EPA proposal would be dredged to remove PCBs.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Two environmental advocacy groups said they are disappointed by an Environmental Protection Agency appeals board decision about the latest phase of cleaning up the Housatonic River.

Jeff Riley.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Jeff Riley, the superintendent and receiver of Lawrence Public Schools, is on track become the next Massachusetts education commissioner after an 8-3 vote by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Monday. 

A scaled model of Wynn's planned casino in Everett, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has called the allegations of sexual misconduct against casino magnate Steve Wynn "appalling and disgraceful." 

A Hadley, Massachusetts, police car.
file photo / Masslive

A grand jury has indicted a Hadley, Massachusetts, policeman after the U.S. Department of Justice accused him of using excessive force when he broke a man's nose.

The University of Connecticut confirmed Friday that its men’s basketball team is under NCAA investigation.

Confetti falls around Patriot Place at a rally on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Thousands of New England Patriots fans turned out Monday morning to give the New England Patriots a rousing sendoff on their way to Minneapolis and Super Bowl 52. 

Boston Public Schools is coming under fire from immigration advocates over concerns about the sharing of student information with federal immigration officials.

Ruby Bridges.
Jason Kruppa

A woman who as a little girl helped integrate the New Orleans public schools, an event depicted in an iconic Norman Rockwell painting, is coming to Massachusetts. 

Former Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg confirmed to reporters Thursday that he had separated from his husband Bryon Hefner, who is undergoing treatment after allegations of sexual assault.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

The Massachusetts Senate has accepted the resignation letter of Senator Linda Forry, who accepted a job in the private sector. Just weeks before, Forry had been angling to lead the chamber, as Amherst Democrat Stan Rosenberg stepped aside amid a sexual harassment investigation into his spouse. 

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