To celebrate Climate Week, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1,217,619 in grant funding for 26 projects through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Land Use Planning Assistance Grant Program.
A Massachusetts man enlisted the help of some local police officers and bystanders to create a marriage proposal that none of those involved will soon forget. On Saturday September 3, a Whitman police officer received a call from a friend, “Swifty”, who works at another Police Department on the South Shore. Swifty told the officer that he had a friend named Wayne Morse who would like the Whitman Police to help him propose to his girlfriend. The officer asked Swifty to have Wayne give him a call.
BROOKLINE, Mass. — Sunday's sunset marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, which is the start of the Jewish High Holy Days and known as the Jewish New Year. Many synagogues in Massachusetts are tightening security for Rosh Hashanah following a sharp rise of antisemitism in the state. An annual...
The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah will begin at sundown Sunday night and runs through Tuesday evening. It also marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days.
HATFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts held the 12th annual Will Bike 4 Food charity cycling event Sunday. Cyclists from all over came together to ride one of four routes through the Connecticut River Valley to raise funds and awareness about food insecurity and hunger within western Mass.
Jehnya, 9, loves to sing and dance. Jehnya is a sweet and energetic girl of African American descent. Some of her favorite hobbies include singing, dancing and playing dress-up. She also likes to watch videos and play games on her iPad. Jehnya is a motivated learner and enjoys going to school. She also attends an after-school program. She is inquisitive and enjoys spending one-on-one time with others.
The toughest ticket to find in Massachusetts this weekend won’t be for a rock group or pop singer at the Palladium or House of Blues. “The Squad,” a cohort of the nation’s most progressive congresswomen, will appear at the Somerville Theatre on Saturday evening for a panel moderated by prominent author, professor and activist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Tickets are already sold out.
The Salvation Army's Massachusetts Division will be mobilizing several disaster relief experts to assist in Puerto Rico.
The streets of downtown Springfield were filled with music, food celebration and happiness Sunday, as the Puerto Rican Parade came roaring back after a two-year, pandemic-related live absence. The parade drew its largest gathering on record, with over 5,000 registrants marching from the city’s North End down the Main Street....
Friday marks the start of the Mass. Black Expo, an event hosted by the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts that aims to bring together Black business leaders and promote equity in business. Nicole Obi, BECMA’s president and CEO, joined Morning Edition hosts Paris Alston and Jeremy Siegel to talk about the conference and the state of business equity in the commonwealth. This transcript has been lightly edited.
SPRINGFIELD - The two-day observance of Rosh Hashanah, what is commonly referred to as the Jewish new year, begins on Sunday evening. Its religious rituals and those of Yom Kippur the following week encourage a spiritual cleansing for better relationships with the divine and others in the next 12 months.
HYANNIS – The Cape Cod Commission is among several organizations receiving part of over $1 million in grants from Massachusetts for climate action projects across the region. The Commission will benefit from close to $150,000 to help create regulatory tools for development in floodplains. The project will assist work...
(MASS APPEAL) – On this month’s community corner sponsored by Peoples Bank, we are focusing on The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, who have been helping fight hunger and food insecurity for 40 years. Matt Bannister PeoplesBank Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Responsibility and Jillian Morgan of the Food Bank of western Massachusetts are here to tell us about an event coming up this weekend to help families across western Mass.
As the daughter of an immigrant and a long-time resident of Massachusetts, I watched in disgust as Florida’s governor tried to humiliate and punish vulnerable migrants by flying them, unannounced, to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Without any support systems in place, island residents scrambled to feed, clothe, and shelter these men, women, and children who had left their country in search of a better life.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Many nonprofit and volunteer organizations in western Massachusetts offered their services to the community Friday for United Way's 27th annual Day of Caring. Known as the largest day of service in the Pioneer Valley, the nonprofit organization brings over 1,000 volunteers together to participate in community service...
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Battleship Cove, South Coast LGBTQ+ Network, Browning the Green Space, receive $377,000 from Mayflower Wind
FALL RIVER, MA – September 22, 2022—Mayflower Wind, the developer of an offshore wind energy lease area located off the coast of Massachusetts, today announced that Browning the Green Space, South Coast LGBTQ+ Network, and Battleship Cove were awarded grants as part of the company’s efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the renewable energy industry and preserve local historic sites for generations to come.