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4:33 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Superintendent Of Springfield Schools Named Deputy State Education Commissioner

Alan Ingram
Springfield Public Schools

The outgoing superintendent of schools in Springfield Massachusetts has been hired as a deputy commissioner with the Massachusetts Education Department.   WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
3:50 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

Budget Cuts Hit Springfield Libraries

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.

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New England News
7:57 am
Mon June 25, 2012

CT Officials Seek to Stop Student Loan Increase

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.

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New England News
7:30 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Obama Heads to MA for Fundraisers

President Barack Obama

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.

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New England News
7:26 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Governor Patrick to Speak to Grads of Re-Entry Program

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Governor Deval Patrick will address graduates of two federal court programs aimed at helping defendants and high risk ex-offenders.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The Court Assisted Recovery Effort program helps defendants maintain sober, employed and law-abiding lives through closer supervision and assistance.

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New England News
4:30 am
Mon June 25, 2012

High Court Ruling On Health Care Law Anticipated

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.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

World War II Vet Receives French Legion Of Honor

A luncheon in Springfield MA honored WW-II veteran Joseph Della Guistina with the French Legion of Honor
WAMC

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.

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New England News
3:59 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Senate Candidates Agree To 4th Debate

The US Senate candidates in Massachusetts are still debating where and how often to debate. WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

New England News
3:42 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Competition for Summer Jobs

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.

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New England News
12:25 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Hope Seen For Small Business Growth

A hotel construction project stalled for five years is starting in Chicopee MA
WAMC

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.

 

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