Paul Tuthill http://wamc.org en Progress Reported On Casino Impact Research Project http://wamc.org/post/progress-reported-casino-impact-research-project <p>Thousands of Massachusetts residents are being surveyed as part of multi-year, multi-million dollar research project on the social and economic impacts of introducing casino gambling to the state.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The members of the UMass Amherst led research team say initial results will be reported to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in September. These findings will be the baseline that will be used to measure changes in problem gambling, domestic violence, housing prices and a host of other socio-economic factors as casinos open over the next one to three years.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88264 at http://wamc.org Progress Reported On Casino Impact Research Project Impact Of Boston Marathon Bombings Felt One Year Later http://wamc.org/post/impact-boston-marathon-bombings-felt-one-year-later <p>Today is the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260.&nbsp; It brings back painful memories for an entire region and it focuses on the plans to protect the runners and spectators at this year’s Marathon six days from now.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88228 at http://wamc.org Impact Of Boston Marathon Bombings Felt One Year Later Ceremony To Mark Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary http://wamc.org/post/ceremony-mark-boston-marathon-bombing-anniversary <p>A ceremony is being held in Boston Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Vice President Joe Biden will attend the invitation-only event at the Hynes&nbsp; Convention Center just yards from the marathon finish line where the two bombs killed 3 people and injured more than 260. The ceremony will honor victims, survivors and first responders.&nbsp;&nbsp; Ed Davis, who was Boston Police Commissioner a year-ago said the event will also celebrate Boston’s resiliency.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:41:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88181 at http://wamc.org Ceremony To Mark Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary 50th Anniversary Of 1964 Civil Rights Act Marked At Conference http://wamc.org/post/50th-anniversary-1964-civil-rights-act-marked-conference <p>Social justice advocates are marking the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The future of civil rights was the topic of a regional conference in Springfield, Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:19:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88160 at http://wamc.org 50th Anniversary Of 1964 Civil Rights Act Marked At Conference Former Boston Police Commissioner Begins "Blarney Blowout" Review http://wamc.org/post/former-boston-police-commissioner-begins-blarney-blowout-review <p>Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis is on the UMass Amherst campus today to begin a review of last month’s off-campus disturbance that happened during a series of parties known as the “Blarney Blowout.”&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rocks and bottles were thrown at police as they tried to break up large crowds of thousands of people outside several apartment complexes. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88137 at http://wamc.org Former Boston Police Commissioner Begins "Blarney Blowout" Review Former Boston Police Commissioner To Begin Probe Of Amherst Disturbance http://wamc.org/post/former-boston-police-commissioner-begin-probe-amherst-disturbance <p>Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will be on the UMass Amherst campus Monday to begin a review of last month’s off-campus melee known as the “Blarney Blowout.”</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 14:23:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88023 at http://wamc.org Former Boston Police Commissioner To Begin Probe Of Amherst Disturbance Tax-filing Deadline Is Near http://wamc.org/post/tax-filing-deadline-near <p>The IRS says nearly 30 percent of us wait until April to file our income taxes.&nbsp; With April 15<sup>th</sup> approaching, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Gregory Rosica, contributing author to the 2014 Ernst and Young Tax Guide.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:53:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88006 at http://wamc.org Tax-filing Deadline Is Near Conference Looks At Future Of Civil Rights http://wamc.org/post/conference-looks-future-civil-rights <p>A regional conference held in Springfield, Massachusetts marked the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.</p><p></p><p></p><p> More than 500 people representing housing and civil rights agencies in the New England States and New York took part in the two-day conference.&nbsp; Jamie Williamson, Chair of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination said the struggle for equality and justice continues.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:55:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88022 at http://wamc.org Conference Looks At Future Of Civil Rights Massachusetts House Leaders Propose Leaner Budget Than Gov. Patrick's http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-house-leaders-propose-leaner-budget-gov-patricks <p>The Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed state budget this week. It calls for slightly less spending than the $32.6 million budget proposed by Governor Deval Patrick.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with State Representative Stephen Kulik of Worthington, who is vice-chair of the committee.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:58:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 88005 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts House Leaders Propose Leaner Budget Than Gov. Patrick's Construction Continues To Replace School Destroyed By Tornado http://wamc.org/post/construction-continues-replace-school-destroyed-tornado <p>City and state officials marked a milestone in Springfield Thursday in the construction of a new school to replace one that was destroyed by the 2011 tornado.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; There was a topping off ceremony that saw the final steel beam raised into place for the Brookings Elementary School.&nbsp; Principal Terry Powe saw to it that each of the 300 students were able to sign the beam before construction workers raised into place.&nbsp; The students have been in modular classrooms since the tornado destroyed the old school.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 87921 at http://wamc.org Construction Continues To Replace School Destroyed By Tornado