Out on the flat, rock-carpeted roof of the West Somerville Neighborhood School, consultant Scott LeClair steps up to an air handler unit as big as a semi-trailer. He opens a metal panel and pulls out a filter shaped like a pizza box. This unit’s actually sending the air into the building, he explains. We’re looking to see what types of filters they have and what level they can filter to, so the filters can be upgraded if possible. We’re also looking at how much air we can bring from the...
Goodbye, Massachusetts Joint Rule 12A — and hello, months of drawn-out negotiations in the state legislature.
After a tumultuous week filled with legislative outrage, sniping between energy companies, and consumer sticker shock at rising utility bills, state regulators on Friday announced they would temporarily suspend a controversial rate increase for energy company Eversource.
Alexea Gaffney battles health issues every day on multiple fronts. As an infectious disease doctor in Stony Brook, N.Y., she treats patients who have COVID-19. And two years ago, at age 37, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. As a result, the physician and single mom, who is also home-schooling her 8-year-old daughter these days, is still under medical treatment for the cancer. And that makes her more vulnerable to the virus. Gaffney says navigating life from minute to minute feels...
Author Debra Jo Immergut describes her third novel, "You Again," as part mystery, part thriller, part literary fiction.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic events of the last several weeks which have shaken the Black community. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black Americans have triggered national and international outrage and calls for systemic change. We once again see the bitter truths about racism, inequality, and injustice. This is a difficult time in our Nation’s history. Unlike many countries around the world which have experienced similar horrific...
As school districts in Massachusetts submit their fall proposals to the state, many parents are coming up with their own contingency plans.