‘Share in the Joy of Giving': Billionaire Gives College Grads $1,000 Each — But There's a Catch
Robert Hale, founder of Granite Telecommunications and part owner of the Celtics, gave two envelopes each to graduates of UMass Boston — One marked “Gift” and another marked “Give”
Mass. Approaches 3-Year Anniversary of 1st Confirmed COVID Case
This week will mark the third anniversary of the confirmation that COVID-19 had arrived in Massachusetts. Just over 2,000,000 cases have been confirmed in Massachusetts since Feb. 1, 2020.
Rally Held Demanding Justice in Police Shooting of Man With Knife in Cambridge
Expressing anger and frustration, several hundred protesters on Monday demanded justice for a Bangladeshi American college student who was shot and killed by police last week in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a shooting that has drawn attention from Bangladeshi media. Sayed Faisal, 20, a former student at the University of Massachusetts Boston, was fatally shot Jan. 4 while advancing on officers with…
Key Takeaways From First January 6th Hearing
Sue O’Connell is joined by Erin O’Brien, associate professor of political science at UMass Boston, to talk about the testimony, new video and evidence the nation saw Thursday night in the first Jan. 6 hearing.
Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths Rise in Mass.
The increase is “problematic for Massachusetts and for our country,” said Commissioner Margret Cooke.
Mass. Overdose Death Rate Up Almost 10% in 2021
Massachusetts tracked a “problematic” rise in its opioid overdose death rate from 2020 to 2021, the state’s public health commissioner said Wednesday. Commissioner Margret Cooke presented the latest overdose data at a Public Health Council meeting, telling members that the death rate per 100,000 residents rose to 32.6 last year. “This, very unfortunately, is a 9% increase over 2020,” Cooke…
New Report Details Climate Change's Impact on Boston
A new study from UMass Boston describes the catastrophic changes across Massachusetts if we don’t change how we live.
Boston Could Hit 90 Degrees Nearly 3 Months a Year by 2100, Report Finds
Boston could spend nearly three months a year sweltering in 90 degree heat by the year 2100 — much more than the city currently experiences — if enough isn’t done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new climate report warns. And along with temperatures rising by as much as 10 degrees, the Greater Boston Research Advisory Group report released Wednesday…
UMass Boston Students Rally for Reproductive Rights
Students at UMass Boston rallied Wednesday as the Supreme Court appears prepared to overturn its landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Those at the protest expressed fear that if the federal right to abortion is overturned, it could have a snowball effect, perhaps impacting issues like same-sex marriage and health care down the road. “My fear is that it’s going...
‘The Massachusetts Connection': Exploring the State's Role in Nation's Politics
Massachusetts’ politics certainly impact residents’ lives, but Sue O’Connell interviews UMass Boston Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O’Brien about how Bay State politics play a role on the national stage.