New England News

WAMC New England News
6:21 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Building three casinos in MA would bring in $700 million

MA – A new study says building three casinos in Massachusetts would allow the state to recapture up to $700 million of the $1.1 billion bay state gamblers now spend elsewhere. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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WAMC New England News
6:22 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Springfield took part in pilot meal program

Springfield, MA – The city of Springfield Massachusetts took part in a pilot program this summer intended to enhance the free meals program for thousands of children. WAMC s Paul Tuthill reports. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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WAMC New England News
5:47 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Patrick has plan to save student loans

Springfield, MA – Gov. Deval Patrick is asking the state pension fund and major universities to help bolster the student loan market. Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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WAMC New England News
7:07 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Business closings are at an eight year high

CT – New business openings in CT are down by more than 750 and state officials say business closings are at an eight year high. Susan Barnett reports.

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WAMC New England News
7:04 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Patrick gave himself, and lawmakers, high marks

MA – Massachusetts gov. Deval Patrick gave himself, and lawmakers, high marks at the end of his first two-year legislative session as governor. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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WAMC New England News
7:01 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Retirement of Republican led to lively Democratic primary

Springfield, MA – The retirement of a veteran republican Massachusetts state representative from suburban Springfield has led to a lively Democratic primary. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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WAMC New England News
6:38 am
Wed August 6, 2008

State pension fund chief getting bonus

Boston, MA – The executive director of the state's pension fund is getting a $64,000 bonus even though the fund lost more than $1 billion. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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WAMC New England News
10:52 am
Tue August 5, 2008

New Head At Springfield Housing Authority

Springfield, MA – William Abrashkin, a retired Massachusetts Housing Court judge is the new executive director of the Springfield Housing Authority. He runs the largest public housing authority in Western Massachusetts with more than 23 hundred housing units at 27 locations.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill talked with Judge Abraskin about his new job.....

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WAMC New England News
6:53 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Patrick signed bill authorizing $3 billion loan

MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed a bill authorizing the state to borrow nearly $3 billion to repair up to 300 of the
Most neglected bridges in Massachusetts. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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WAMC New England News
6:45 am
Tue August 5, 2008

Five indicted for veteran donor scam

Boston, MA – A grand jury has indicted five men on charges they allegedly scammed more than 1,000 donors to police and veterans charities. WAMC's Paul Tuthill has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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