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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker lifts the curtain on his budget plan this week. Some tough decisions are expected this time around, with a slowdown in the forecast for tax revenues and big spending on pensions and schools.
Updated at 8:08 p.m. A company that makes the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG) is aiming a social media campaign at Springfield, Massachusetts-based dictionary Merriam-Webster.
Nearly 250 years ago this month, 11 men gathered in a house on the Housatonic River to draft a document on equality and independence aimed at the British crown. A woman who was enslaved in the house overheard the discussion, and determined the words applied to her, too.
Jimmy Heath, a prolific saxophonist, composer and bandleader who played alongside some of the biggest names of jazz, including Miles Davis and John Coltrane, has died. Heath died Sunday morning in Loganville, Georgia of natural causes, his grandson told NPR. He was 93 years old. His family was at his side, including his wife of 60 years, Mona Heath, his children Mtume and Rozie, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his brother, drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. In a career that spanned...
How confident are Iowa Democrats in their choices, now two weeks out from the caucuses? The response Renee Kleinpeter gave NPR when asked which candidates she's narrowed her choice down to could sum it up: four seconds of laughter. "I'll go with anybody who could beat [President] Trump," she said after laughing. "I wish somebody could tell me." Lacking any reliable electoral crystal balls, Iowans are instead keeping their options open. The most recent Iowa Poll, out earlier this month, showed...
There was Spygate . Then Deflategate . Now, theres whatever we call the cheating scandal, involving stolen signs and clanging trash cans, that has led to Alex Coras ouster as Red Sox manager. Trashgate or something like that, offered Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay. I think thats the proper gate.' Though Gay is a Massachusetts native, he and some other sports fans say its time for Boston to admit that Title Town is really Cheater Town. Naturally, local diehards arent about to...
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The state’s commissioner of energy and environmental protection said Wednesday that Connecticut is being forced to invest in natural gas plants it doesn’t want or need.