SUPREME COURT

Ginsburg's Death Is A Major Cultural Moment That's About To Upend Politics Again

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a major cultural moment and has potential implications for the next generation of American society. Just look at the images of people who crowded the Supreme Court's steps Friday night after news of her death broke. The Supreme Court hasn't been this conservative in three-quarters of a century, and if President Trump nominates a replacement for her seat, and he or she is confirmed, it would move the court even further to the right and be difficult for...

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THE SHORT LIST

Police cruisers in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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'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.

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Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.
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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.
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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.
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In the eyes of likely senator-to-be Adam Gomez, incumbency can breed inefficiency.

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Racial Justice

Breonna Taylor's Mother: 'I Won't Go Away. I'll Still Fight'

The mother of Breonna Taylor says that if the police reforms announced this week by officials in Louisville were in place six months ago, her daughter might still be alive. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who worked as an emergency room technician, was fatally shot by Louisville police during a botched narcotics raid at her home during the early morning hours of March 13. A decision on whether to bring charges against the three officers who carried out the raid is expected in the coming...

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Election 2020

Poll: Biden Maintains Lead Over Trump With Likely Voters

Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead President Trump in the 2020 presidential election nationally by a substantial margin, according to the latest NPR/ PBS NewsHour /Marist poll . Biden leads Trump by 9 points, 52% to 43%, among likely voters, the survey finds. This is the first time this election cycle the poll has screened for likely voters — this narrower group is the most likely to actually cast a ballot, compared to the larger group of people who are registered to vote....

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"Nailed It" October 8th

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Great Performances: Now Hear This Season 2

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by Latino journalists in western Massachusetts.

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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...

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Follow the Journey of a Civil Rights Hero

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

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From "How To Be A Person" by Catherine Newman.
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'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.

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