The latest case of political upheaval in the city of Lawrence, yet another mayoral recall.
If you’re keeping score, this is the fifth time in five years that Lawrence voters have pushed to remove a sitting mayor, mid-term. And it’s a major headache for current Mayor Dan Rivera, who had hoped to put recent memories of Lawrence’s political dysfunction in the rearview mirror.
Robert Reich (@RBReich) served as Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. Now, he’s putting that knowledge to work for the rest of us with his new book, “Saving Capitalism For The Many Not The Few."
Reich talks his new book and his long history with both of the Clintons.
'Best Of Enemies' Co-Director Robert Gordon talks his new film, a documentary on the legendary debates between intellectual heavyweights and ideological polar opposites William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal.
You don’t have to go as far as Serena Williams’ high profile run at tennis’ Grand Slam or the US Women’s heady World Cup win for proof that women’s athletics has come of age. Right in our backyard, the Boston Derby Dames – a four-team, all-female roller derby league – have been showcasing a gritty blend of speed, power and tenacity for more than a decade.
Volkswagen’s CEO has stepped down as expected, after his company’s multi-billion dollar fraud. Friday, we learned that the company deliberately programmed 500,000 diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S. to scam emissions tests. Then Tuesday, we learned the number of cars affected is actually 11 million, worldwide.
For Pope Francis’s fans, his knack for provocative commentary is refreshing — like when he said of gay people, “Who am I to judge?” But for Daniel Mahoney, a political scientist at Assumption College in Worcester, that comment was a debacle.
Pope Francis’s trip to the US is a major news story for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. But it has a special resonance for a new generation of priests looking to follow in Francis’ footsteps, some of whom are traveling from Brighton to Washington to see the pope in person.
Today marks the 25th annual “recovery day” — spearheaded by the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery. And as advocates mark the occasion at city hall, the state house and elsewhere — we’re continuing our conversation on the crisis that exists in our state.. and some of the ways people are battling their opioid addictions.