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Article on Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President Mary K. Grant, who is one of six finalists for the chancellor position at UMass Dartmouth, mentions that she earned her advanced degrees from and taught at UMass Boston.
By Kenneth J. Cooper For the innocent teenage acts of going to the store to buy candy and ice tea, wearing a hoodie and talking to a girl on a cell phone while walking, Trayvon Martin had his life taken away based on one white man’s presumption of his guilt. Martin’s tragic death should shock fair-minded people everywhere and should prompt this country to hold up a mirror and take a long look at the dangerous perception problem lurking in the minds of too many white Americans, including some ...
Local unemployment rates fell or remained flat in about two-thirds of Massachusetts towns and cities last month, according to estimates from the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.
February’s improvements came on the heels of a spike in local jobless estimates in most regions in January. At the time, state labor officials said local unemployment rates often peak in January after holiday shopping season dries up.
Last month’s rates likely improved partly because ...
Springfield District Court Clerk Magistrate John Gay, Hampden Superior Court Assistant Clerk Magistrate Daphne Moore and Springfield Housing Court Assistant Chief Housing Specialist Michael Doherty were named to the committee.
File photos | The Republican Left to right, Michael Doherty, John Gay and Daphne Moore
SPRINGFIELD – Three Western Massachusetts court officials have been appointed to the new Process Steering Committee, which will guide the Massachusetts Judicial Branch ...
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Milton residents interested in placing photos in a statewide archive based at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, can submit images and memories to the Mass Memories Road Show this May.
The road show is an event-based public history project to digitize photos and memories shared by people around Massachusetts. Images and videos will be included in a searchable online collection, which so far includes 3,000 entries from around the state.
On May 12, current ...
U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe yesterday brushed off Democratic accusations that Republicans are waging a “war on women,” and she declared U.S. Sen. Scott Brown a champion of women’s issues in a move that could blunt partisan attacks, said one political pundit.
“He was smart to get Olympia Snowe on board, and it does help him. Women aren’t exactly thrilled with a lot of Republican positions,” said Carol Hardy-Fanta, director of the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Women in Politics. ...
Mon, 04/09/2012 - 6:00pm
The University of Massachusetts Boston hosts a community meeting to discuss progress in planning and implementing the university's master plan.
Monday, April 9, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, Ballroom B
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Space is limited; RSVP by April 3 to email@example.com or 617-287-5304.
Light refreshments will be served. Please indicate if you require ...
With 2.3 million inmates behind bars in the US, the goal of volunteers in mentor programs for the 2.7 million children of prisoners is: No child left alone. Despite government cuts in funding, the programs continue. Kayla Booze was a happy 9-year-old who loved art projects and was an A-student in elementary school – before the police came for her father. Kayla's childhood sunshine was eclipsed when her dad was convicted in 2005 of murder for shooting a man in a barbershop fight and sentenced to ...
Prominent advocates for the survivors of sexual abuse have questions about Penn State’s program to pay for counseling for Jerry Sandusky’s alleged victims.
Specifically, they want to know if Praesidium — the company Penn State hired to arrange for any counseling — has the experience and training to handle the delicate situation.
The advocates wanted to know more about the plan, they said, because of how little they knew about Praesidium.
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LOWELL -- Help to preserve the history of Lowell by sharing your photographs and the stories behind them.
The Mass. Memories Road Show, a statewide project launched by UMass Boston and MassHumanities is coming to the Tsongas Industrial History Center tomorrow.
Anyone who is a Lowell resident, works in Lowell or has a connection to Lowell is invited to bring up to three photos that illustrate life in Lowell, either historical or current photos of homes, people, places and neighborhoods. ...