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Joyce Skowyra / NEPR

Tom Reney, the host of Jazz à la Mode on New England Public Radio, will receive the Marian McPartland/Willis Conover Award for Career Excellence in Broadcasting from the Jazz Journalists Association. JJA Director Howard Mandel made the announcement on May 1, 2019.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin in 2017.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

The Massachusetts secretary of state is trying to force lawmakers to decide whether to expand early voting for the state's 2020 presidential primary. 

Driving through a tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts.
Thomas Hawk / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/thomashawk

Massachusetts lawmakers invoked the memories of people killed in distracted driving crashes on Wednesday before voting 155-2 to pass a bill banning motorists from using hand-held cellphones and electronic devices behind the wheel.

Farmer Caroline Pam's booth at the Greenfield Farmers Market, in 2014.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

A group of immigrants from Mexico and El Salvador are starting a cooperatively-run farm on a four-acre hay field that straddles Northampton and Hatfield, Massachusetts. 

Inside MGM Springfield.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

MGM Springfield suffered a setback in April, with revenue dropping 15 percent from March. That's according to the latest numbers from Massachusetts casino regulators. 

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