Three branch libraries are scheduled to close at the end of this week in Springfield Massachusetts because of budget cuts. Library advocates have mobilized to try to stop the closures. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
About 50 people held a rally outside the East Forest Park library branch to protest plans to close it.
Several members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are calling for a stop to a planned interest rate increase on student loans. WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…
U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney and Rosa DeLauro will be joined by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal for a news conference Monday at the Legislative Office Building. They're trying to draw attention to how the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans is set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1.
President Barack Obama is stopping in Massachusetts to raise money for his re-election campaign and fellow Democrats. WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…
The president's first event on Monday is a small campaign round-table at Hamersley's Bistro in Boston's South End with 25 people. Tickets cost $40,000 per person.
Obama will later speak to 1,800 people at Symphony Hall in Boston. General admission started at $250 with top seats going for $2,500. A limited number of $144 tickets were available for younger supporters.
The US Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on national healthcare won’t quiet the political debate, according to a Massachusetts Congressman. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports
Whether the justices uphold or strike down all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, the eagerly awaited decision will provide plenty of political fodder for supporters and opponents, says Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal.
A World War Two veteran from western Massachusetts was honored Friday by the government of France for his role in liberating the country. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Joseph Della Giustina landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, a day after his 21st birthday. He fought throughout France to liberate the country from the Nazis. For his sacrifice and courage he was awarded the French Legion of Honor, the country’s highest decoration.
For students, now is the time of year when school ends and summer vacation begins – and for many that means trying to find a summer job. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard took a look at the market for part-time work for young people.
Leading economists say there is considerable uncertainty weighing heavily on the economic outlook for Massachusetts. But, for now, the state’s economy is doing comparatively well with signs of confidence in the future for small businesses. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.