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Massachusetts Ranked 5th Overall Best State in Nation

Massachusetts is one of the “best states” in the nation in a new comprehensive ranking of health, wealth, and education.

slides: See the Rankings: New England’s Best States

Nearly all of the New England states placed near the top of the list for overall Best States in America, produced recently by Politico...

NEW: National Grid Asks for Continuance in Smart Grid Permitting

National Grid has requested a continuance from the Worcester Zoning Board of Appeals for the upcoming permitting hearing related to the implimentation of the city'...

NEW: Governor Patrick Responds to DCF Report

Governor Deval Patrick took the opportunity Monday to speak with members of the press regarding the recently released report into the administration of the state'...

Angiulo: There is No Sixth Amendment in China

It turns out that Justin Bieber was not the only one facing a member of the judiciary this past week. In China, a man named...

slides: The Best Chefs in Central Massachusetts

Some of Central Massachusetts' best chefs will gather this Sunday at 5 p.m. at Mechanics Hall for the 2014 Worcester’s Best Chef Competition.

John Monfredo: Becker College Pres. Gives Stirring MLK Day Speech

Dr. Robert E. Johnson, President of Becker College.

The 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast, the largest MLK Jr. event in Central Massachusetts, took place this week at Quinsigamond Community College. The...

‘Embracing Failure’ Theme of Clark University’s Spring Symposium

Clark University's Higgins School of Humanities has announced the theme of this year's spring symposium will be "Embracing Failure." 

Worcester’s Elected Officials Used Own Money to Fuel Campaigns

Local attorney Michael Gaffney spent $25,831.86 of his own money toward his successful run for a Worcester city council seat this past November.

slides: See How Much Worcester City Councilors Spent on the 2013 Election

Year-end campaign finance disclosures released this week show how much money was in play during Worcester's elections for city council, proving it takes money...

Which Industrial Wasteland Should Worcester Cleanup Next?

Old manufacturing towns throughout the Northeast face heady cleanup costs associated with extinct industry, but redeveloping those parcels can create new opportunities for economic activity...

slides: Central Massachusetts’ Biggest Brownfield Sites

The coming and going of Central Massachusetts' manufacturing era has left behind hefty cleanup costs associated with the extinct industry, but redeveloping those parcels can...

slides: New England Colleges with the Best Undergraduate Teaching

A 2013 survey of college administrators conducted by U.S. News & World Report ranked several New England colleges near the top when it comes to...

NEW: DCF Caseloads No Excuse for Failure in Casework + Supervision

Gail Garinger, The Child Advocate

The Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) has released a report concerning the OCA’s investigation into the disappearance of Jeremiah Oliver and his...

NEW: Fitchburg Teacher’s Aide on Paid Leave Over Racy Photos

Kaitlin Pearson, Facebook photo.

A 23-year-old special education aide in Fitchburg has been put on paid administrative leave while school officials investigate provocative modeling photos that were sent to...

Worcester Schools Burdened By Costly Tech Upgrades

Education reforms and an increasing reliance on technology are placing a heavier budgetary burden on public schools including Worcester.

slides: The 10 Greatest Blizzards in Central MA History

Massachusetts is no stranger to severe winter weather. Just last year Massachusetts experienced the wrath of Winter Storm Nemo, which blanketed the state in over...

Julia Steiny: The Education Non-System Sets Kids Up for Failure

Currently we aren't giving kids the basics, never mind a strong sense of what the future has in store for them, believes Julia Steiny.

While debates about standards still burn out of control, "readiness" has become a hot topic. Wherever the standard or benchmark lies, what does a kid...

Massachusetts Second in Nation for Lottery Sales at $4.8 Billion

While Massachusetts moves forward in the casino approval process, data shows that Massachusetts currently ranks second nationally for lottery sales -- pulling in $4.7 billion in 2012...

slides: Which New England States Make the Most on Lottery Revenue?

Massachusetts spent nearly $4.8 billion on lottery purchses in 2012 according to data from the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.

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