Diana Alvarez and Magdalena Gómez
Raquel Obregon / NEPR

Diana Alvarez, singer, songwriter, poet, composer and scholar, and Magdalena Gómez, playwright, poet, author, motivational speaker and social activist, joined Raquel Obregon on Tertulia. They spoke about how communities can help immigrant children. Gómez and Alvarez will perform on Sunday, March 31 from 2-4 p.m. at Art for the Soul Gallery in Springfield’s Tower Square, 1500 Main St.

The American Hockey League All-Stars line up for the Canadian and American national anthems at the MassMutual Center.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

The American Hockey League, which is made up by the top NHL farm teams, held its annual All-Star Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts, Monday before a sell-out crowd. 

Massachusetts State Sen. Jo Comerford at Greenfield Community College on January 21, 2019.
Paul Franz / Daily Hampshire Gazette /

Massachusetts State Senator Jo Comerford, who represents more than 20 cities and towns in Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester counties, wants the state to explore rail service between Boston and North Adams.

A CDC web tool provides a flu "forecasting" model.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For the first time ever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is publishing weekly flu forecasts on its website. The data model is led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

In Boston this week, families and shelter providers from around Massachusetts will ask Governor Charlie Baker to put another $30 million for rental housing vouchers in his proposed budget.