GENDER

The Daily Hampshire Gazette is based in Northampton, Mass.
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A woman has been hired as top editor at The Daily Hampshire Gazette for the first time in the paper's more-than-230-year history.

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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A Massachusetts college is investigating after campus police were called to investigate a black student who was quietly eating her lunch in a common room. 

Tatiana Melendez waited in the shade during a New England heat wave, ready to make a move.

“I got all the information for you, all right,” Melendez, 46, said as she handed a baggie of info to a passerby. “This is very good for you. For everybody doing sex.”

People looking to get a job at MGM Springfield use the computer to match their skills to potential jobs, during a career fair in October 2014.
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MGM officials told Massachusetts gambling regulators Thursday that the company is on pace to hire 3,000 employees before it opens its Springfield casino next month. But so far, MGM is coming up short on some hiring goals.

A billboard in Springfield, Massachusetts, advertises construction careers for women.
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Seven years ago, getting into carpentry wasn’t even on Tyeka Robinson’s radar. She was a single mom struggling to make ends meet.

“I was working these odd and end jobs and not enough money to pay the bills,” she said. “I didn’t have a clue how to join the trades.”

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