Orange, currently the only Franklin County town that participates in the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management's statewide performance management program, has decided to continue participation with the goal of making their own operations as efficient and effective as possible.
Columnist Ruth Dudley Edwards, who alleges Irish republican party Sinn Féin is using Nelson Mandela's death as a tool, comments on how Mandela and UMass Boston's Padraig O'Malley, the Moakley Chair for Peace and Reconciliation, brought Northern Ireland leaders together for peace talks in 1997.
Padraig O'Malley, the Moakley Chair for Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston, talks to NPR's Here & Now about his relationship with Nelson Mandela. In July 1997, O'Malley and Mandela co-convened a peace conference in South Africa with representatives from Northern Ireland.
Evelyne Milorin, who graduated from UMass Boston in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in human services and has fought for the rights of thousands of autistic children, talks about her autistic son in these audio clips.