SUPREME COURT

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. The court, in a statement, said Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., surrounded by family. She was 87. "Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague....

Read More

THE SHORT LIST

Police cruisers in Springfield, Massachusetts.
File photo / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

'Given The History,' Springfield Police Must 'Show And Persuade' That Reforms Are For Real

This week, city officials in Springfield outlined changes they've made to the police department, following a scathing report this summer from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Read More
Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.
Greg Saulmon / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Springfield, Massachusetts, officials say they've been making changes in the police department in response to a scathing report by the U.S. Department of Justice.

For their daughters and themselves, Mustafa and BeckyJean Thompson said they're relieved there's now more structure to the West Springfield, Mass., online school day.
Jill Kaufman / NEPM

Most Massachusetts public schools began classes this week after a delay due to the coronavirus. Districts,  independently of one another, developed their plans and many schools are teaching remotely. That means parents and caregivers are again juggling their work schedules while also acting as teacher helpers.

Weeks of state investigations, monitoring and intervention at Three Rivers Nursing Home in Norwich following a COVID-19 outbreak has culminated in the imminent relocation of all residents.

In a rare and unprecedented move, the Department of Public Health's acting commissioner Deidre Gifford signed an emergency order Wednesday requiring the facility to discharge its 53 residents to other long-term care facilities. 


Back in August, families with children in Hartford Public Schools responded to an online survey aimed at finding out the reasons behind their decision to send their kids back to school.

Springfield's Gomez Plowing Progressive Path To Mass. Senate

Sep 16, 2020
Adam Gomez, left, and Orlando Ramos have not ruled out continuing to serve on the Springfield City Council upon taking office as state legislators in 2021.
File photo / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

In the eyes of likely senator-to-be Adam Gomez, incumbency can breed inefficiency.

More Regional News

Higher Education

As Campuses Become COVID-19 Hot Spots, Colleges Strain Under Financial Pressures

As the fall semester kicks into gear, college campuses have become the pandemic's newest hot spots. The New York Times reports there are more than 88,000 coronavirus cases at the nation's colleges and universities. Scott Carlson, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education , isn't surprised by those numbers. "A lot of people thought that there would be an explosion of cases on campus," Carlson says. "Most of the students that I talked to — for example, at USC — they all knew that the...

Read More

Weather

Sally Brings 'Widespread' Flash Floods To Inland Areas After Causing Havoc On Coast

The remnants of Hurricane Sally are dropping torrential rain on southeastern states — and its center was still in Alabama early Thursday, more than 24 hours after making landfall as a Category 2 hurricane. The storm has brought rainfall that is being measured in feet, not inches, in many places. Sally is now a tropical depression, but it's bringing new flood threats to Georgia and South Carolina Thursday, the National Hurricane Center says. "Widespread flash flooding and minor to moderate...

Read More

"Nailed It" October 8th

Live from the Academy of Music

A new podcast for readers, writers, and anyone who ever loved their English class.

Great Performances: Now Hear This Season 2

Premieres Friday,
Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.

Colectivo De Medios Latinos

An all-Spanish resource on COVID-19 and more.

by Latino journalists in western Massachusetts.

NEPM’s Books For Young People

Fridays on Morning Edition

NEPM Now

Our Commitment: Civil Dialogue, Context and Conversation

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...

Read More

Follow the Journey of a Civil Rights Hero

Congressman and human rights champion John Lewis is featured in this 2017 documentary.

More News

From "How To Be A Person" by Catherine Newman.
Karen Brown / NEPM

'How To Be A Person' Teaches Tweens Skills From Chopping An Onion To Falling Asleep

"How to Be A Person" takes readers through dozens of basic skills they should learn before they’re grown up – from doing the laundry and tying knots, to writing thank-you notes and managing money.

Read More