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Gov. Maura Healey speaks to reporters in the House Members Lounge on Monday, June 17, 2024.
Sam Drysdale
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State House News Service
The total cost of new hires to Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey's administration has been $87.1 million since the hiring restrictions went into effect on April 3.
The Fabulous 413
Monte is at Fame Lounge to learn about their 2024 Pride block party event.
Kaliis Smith
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NEPM
We we take a peek at the Green River Festival's past at the Memorial Hall Museum before the music kicks off this Friday, prepare for Pride Weekend in Holyoke at Fame Lounge, and chat with Mr. Universe about novas and supernovas.
The Rundown with Carrie Saldo
This week’s panel for The Rundown includes political consultant Ryan McCollum; Greta Jochem, investigations editor at The Springfield Republican; and NEPM reporter Karen Brown.
Ayu Suryawan
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NEPM
On The Rundown, panelists discuss use of the state’s opioid remediation funds, the ongoing divestment debate at UMass Amherst and Williams College, the Hampshire Regional Schools new superintendent’s controversial history, and much more.
Music
Don’t miss the opening night of Solid Sound, featuring sets from Wilco and Jason Isbell, live Friday, June 28 on 88.5 NEPM and hosted by The Fabulous 413’s Monte Belmonte and Kaliis Smith.
Short-Staffed
Sandra Maria Varela, a U.S. citizen who immigrated from Portugal, passed the clinical part of the CNA exam the first time she took it. To pass the other part of the state nursing test, a multiple-choice exam, she is studying English.
Nancy Eve Cohen
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NEPM
Although there is a shortage of CNAs or certified nursing assistants in Massachusetts, the state certification exam has been an obstacle to English language learners. Starting this summer, the state will also offer the exam in Spanish, Chinese and Haitian Creole.