MASSACHUSETTS

Coverage of Massachusetts from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

A train sitting on the platform at Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

A 30-plus-member advisory panel looking at expanded east-west passenger rail service in Massachusetts meets for the first time Tuesday.

A gambler playing a slot machine at MGM Springfield.
Don Treeger / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

The MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, reported its revenues dropped slightly in November. But it's paying out more to slot machine gamblers.

"Golden lady justice" in Bruges, Belgium.
Emmanuel Huybrechts / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/ensh

The word “justice” has been intertwined with our culture and society for hundreds of years. It’s also Merriam-Webster’s 2018 word of the year.

Worcester firefighters on the scene of a deadly fire, which broke out on December 9, 2018.
Scott J. Croteau / The Republican/ Masslive.com / photos

Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing ahead on a bill that would give first responders better access to confidential counseling. This comes in the wake of the death of an on-duty firefighter in Worcester.

The Massachusetts Statehouse all dressed up for the end of 2018.
Katie Lannan / State House News Service

This week, Massachusetts is tying up loose ends. No, not gift wrapping: politics.

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