The Short List

Podcast, released Fridays

A rotating panel of journalists from Western New England discuss the big stories of the week.

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Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal speaks to reporters in the lobby of the federal courthouse in Springfield on November 7, 2018.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

As we look back at the news of this week, Congressman Richard Neal of Springfield, Massachusetts, pushed back against criticism over his fundraising tactics. 

Congressman Richard Neal won a Democratic primary against challenger Tahirah Amatul-Wadud.
Frederick Gore / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Starting off our look at news of the past week: the fundraising practices of Democratic U.S. Rep. Richard Neal of Springfield, Massachusetts.

The sales counter at the retail marijuana shop Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

In our look back at news of the week, Massachusetts marijuana regulators have announced plans to give those most impacted by the so-called war on drugs the first licenses to start pot delivery businesses.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling sits down with members of the media in his office on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

In our look back at news of the week, a Massachusetts judge and a court officer were charged in federal court with helping a man in the country illegally evade an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent last year. 

An empty parking lot outside the Stop & Shop on Lincoln Street in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

In our look back at news of the week, 31,000 employees of grocery chain Stop & Shop continued their strike across New England. The workers left their jobs last week amid a longstanding dispute over a new contract. 

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