Richard Neal


Richard Neal 'Hotdog' Heater

NUTTER FORT, W.Va. (WV News) — Richard Neal “Hotdog” Heater, 72, of Mt. Clare, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Clarksburg on September 24, 1949, a son of the late Chandis and Anna Mae Gardner Heater. He was also...

BusinessTalk with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal about the prospects for momentum on east-west rail in the Commonwealth

We are excited to announce that BusinessWest, in partnership with Living Local, has launched a new podcast series, BusinessTalk. Each episode will feature in-depth interviews and discussions with local industry leaders, providing thoughtful perspectives on the Western Massachuetts economy and the many business ventures that keep it running during these challenging times.

Rep. Richard Neal discusses east-west rail breakthrough with Mass. Gov. Baker

Congressman Richard Neal, the chair of the Ways and Means Committee, and Republican Governor Charlie Baker came together this week to call for a new authority to oversee expanded east-west commuter rail in Massachusetts. Neal, a Democrat from the 1st district, spoke alongside the governor and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno at the renovated Union Station in Springfield, which will be a key link in the expansion. Neal spoke with WAMC News Thursday.

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

A VA reorganization plan could be DOA in Massachusetts. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This interview with was recorded March 21.

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal

The Supreme Court is about to change again. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democrat Richard Neal of the 1st district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. This interview with was recorded March 21.

US, Ireland maintain ‘everlasting bond,’ Rep. Richard Neal says (Viewpoint)

For generations, Irish immigrants have flocked to the United States with an unwavering aspiration to make a better life for themselves and their families. Between 1820 and 1975, 4.7 million Irish settled on American soil. When the blight of the potato famine began to recede in the 1850s, those who had stayed in Ireland soon moved across the Atlantic to be with their family and friends who had already relocated west. During this time, Irish-Americans accounted for more than half of all immigrants in the U.S. To this day, our country’s fabric is woven with their stories, hard work, and enduring spirit.

US Rep. Richard Neal asks EPA, OSHA to probe health problems at Springfield courthouse; union grievance promises to bring in state inspectors

SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal has asked both the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate conditions at the Roderick L. Ireland Courthouse, where environmental conditions are blamed for five deaths from ALS and 60 or more cancer diagnoses. Meanwhile, a...

Richard Neal “Dick” Tardy

Richard Neal “Dick” Tardy, 84, died Feb. 4, 2022, in his hometown of Bloomington. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite his obstacles, Dick remained a hero, and stayed strong until the very end. He...