Northeast Report http://wamc.org en Massachussetts Announces Federal Grant for Small Business Broadband http://wamc.org/post/massachussetts-announces-federal-grant-small-business-broadband <p>The federal stimulus funding was awarded to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. The MBI is a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, which was awarded the money through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration&rsquo;s State Broadband Initiative Program.</p><p>The $600,000 will be distributed to four separate Community Development Corporations across the Commonwealth.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:11:39 +0000 Lucas Willard 36719 at http://wamc.org Northeast Report – New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ronald Canastrari http://wamc.org/post/northeast-report-new-york-state-assembly-majority-leader-ronald-canastrari <p>Saying the time was right, long time Albany area New York Assemblyman Ronald Canastrari announced today that he will not seek re-election after more than 20 years in office. Canastrari, a democrat from Cohoes, serves as the Assembly Majority Leader. He said the decision to leave was not an easy one.&nbsp; Canastrari looked back on his career today, telling WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields what he considered to be the most important bills he helped to pass while in Albany.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:30:00 +0000 36541 at http://wamc.org Northeast Report – Glen Johnson of Boston.com http://wamc.org/post/northeast-report-glen-johnson-bostoncom <p>Former Massachusetts treasurer Timothy Cahill has been indicted on public corruption charges related to advertisements promoting the state lottery that ran during his unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2010.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:02:02 +0000 Patrick Donges 35981 at http://wamc.org Northeast Report - New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman http://wamc.org/post/northeast-report-new-york-state-attorney-general-eric-schneiderman <p>WAMC&#39;S Brian Shields speaks with NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman about the arrest of 52 people in and around Albany on gang-related drug activity and violence.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 19:30:00 +0000 Patrick Donges 35598 at http://wamc.org