The conventional wisdom is that young people no longer care enough to stand up for what is important. But a small group of students at Tufts University in Medford recently defied that stereotype, taking on administrators looking to cut the … Read Full Storyread more
Among the vexing challenges facing the middle class is one that will probably go unmentioned in the next presidential campaign: What happens when the robots come for their jobs?
About half of U.S. jobs are at high risk of being … Read Full Story
As “Teacher Appreciation Day” has passed and “Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week” has come to a close (from May 4-8), we are thankful for all the students and parents who have shared their appreciation. The gifts of coffee mugs, chocolates, … Read Full Storyread more
A recent report reveals that young people are not getting enough sleep. The amount of sleep they are not getting, moreover, is on the rise, with implications that go far beyond a few extra yawns or red eyes on an … Read Full Storyread more
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Congressional hearings were held last week on a bill aimed at ending birthright citizenship – the principle that anyone born in the United States, with the exception of those whose parents are in the service … Read Full Storyread more
Pope Francis is calling on all Catholics and political and religious leaders around the world to take climate action.
The Vatican hosted Tuesday a conference on climate change that featured leading researchers on global warming.
The meeting is another sign … Read Full Story
April is National Donate Life Month — a time to honor those touched by donation and transplantation. Every year since 2002, April reminds us to spread the lifesaving message of donation in order to motivate people to register as organ, … Read Full Storyread more
It’s 2015, and women still don’t get the same pay as men for doing the same work. Not in finance, not in retail, not even in nursing.
A report released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that while … Read Full Story
The Great Recession took many Americans out of their jobs and into their savings. That’s not a good omen for the security of their retirements – and especially for their ability to pay for their care when they no longer … Read Full Storyread more
Here’s what you may need if you’re a kid with such severe special needs that the local public school can’t give you the kind of services that will help you: parents with a lot of money. That’s because many school … Read Full Storyread more
The trial of Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev feels more like an abstract contest about the death penalty than a battle between the federal government and a man accused of mass murder.
And it isn’t much of a contest, apparently, considering … Read Full Story
A recent spate of hires by local municipal departments has led to troubling accusations and investigations.
Most recently, former Marshfield Fire Chief Kevin Robinson, who resigned March 11, and his brother, Capt. Shaun Robinson, on paid administrative leave since March … Read Full Story
There’s no silver bullet for making college education more affordable. What students and their parents need are options and a realistic understanding of what they are getting into when they choose a college. A program announced by two community colleges … Read Full Storyread more
Trying to find extra days in a tight schedule this late in the year to fulfill the state’s 180 days of school mandate is complicated for schools and families alike. While it may seem as though the easiest solution is … Read Full Storyread more
LONDON (AP) – The euro is notching one milestone after another as it drops against major currencies. On Wednesday, it hit a 12-year low against the dollar and many think its descent has further to go.
The fall … Read Full Storyread more
For anyone without wealth, health can be pretty darn expensive.
Consider the most recent so-called miracle drug that has produced amazing results, which comes with an exorbitant price tag: Harvoni. The drug, which is used to treat chronic hepatitis C, … Read Full Story
Over the past weeks, the commonwealth has seen unprecedented snowfall, though the term “snowfall” is far too gentle a word for what residents in some parts of the state have experienced.
Couple the high snow totals with temperatures that sometimes … Read Full Story
By Rep. Mia Ackerman
A 2007 campus sexual assault study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that around one in five women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students.
That makes them four … Read Full Story