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  1. Our Opinion: Western Mass. still waiting on Supreme Judicial Court nomineeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 30 | Berkshire Eagle

    Scott L. Kafker, Governor Baker's choice to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Judicial Court, is an experienced and well-regarded judge who seems assured of confirmation. That doesn't however, ease the disappointment of the Berkshires and Western Massachusetts, which are again shut out of an SJC pick.


  2. Newton Mayor Setti Warren running for Massachusetts governorRead the original story

    May 20, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Newton Mayor Setti Warren makes announcement that he is entering the Massachusetts Governor's Race on Saturday in Newton. Warren, the two-term mayor of Newton, joins two other Democratic candidates hoping to unseat Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in next year's election.


  3. Senate looking to overhaul state's criminal justice systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    Eliminating minimum mandatory sentences, revamping the bail system and raising the age of those sent to juvenile court from 18 to 21 are just some of the steps the Massachusetts Senate is weighing as it seeks to overhaul the state's criminal justice system. On Thursday - ahead of the release of a long-awaited study - a number of senators outlined what they would like to see Massachusetts do to focus more on serious criminals while preventing lower-level offenders from languishing in prison on the taxpayer's dime.


  4. Jewish centers vigilant after second wave of threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    A second wave of bomb threats this month to Jewish Community Centers nationwide remains outside of Berkshire County, with JCCs in Newton and Worcester the only impacted sites in Massachusetts. Bomb threats were reported at Jewish Community Centers in Florida, New Jersey, Tennessee, Maryland, South Carolina, and Delaware earlier this month, according to the Anti-Defamation League. 5 comments

  5. Violinst ready to play Symphony HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Berkshire Eagle

    How do you get to the Symphony Hall stage in Boston? Unless you're a professional performing with the Boston Symphony or one of the other ensembles that appear at the acoustically renowned concert hall, your chances normally would be dim. But, as an example of community outreach, the BSO offers adult amateur musicians from across the state a "chance of a lifetime" opportunity to rehearse and perform at Symphony Hall, guided by Thomas Wilkins, the orchestra's family and youth concert conductor.


  6. Museum as shoeseum: What our footwear says about our soulsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Charles Krupa - The Associated Press Guests snap photographs of a pair of high heels, decorated with red frilled details, are displayed at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem on Tuesday. From flats to stilettos, what we put on our feet says something about who we are.


  7. MIT's flea market specialized in rare, obscure electronicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    Joel Goldberg, of Newton browses MIT's Radio Society flea market on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE >> Once a month in the summer, a small parking lot on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's campus transforms into a high-tech flea market known for its outlandish offerings.


  8. Privatization supporters urge MBTA board to pursue opportunitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    BOSTON >> A week after organized labor supporters crowded a meeting of the MBTA's control board to protest privatization of MBTA jobs, a group of elected officials spoke up in favor of privatization at a T board meeting Monday. Rep. Joseph McKenna, a Webster Republican, told the T's Fiscal and Management Control Board that the agency should continue to look for ways to save money, even if that means privatizing the jobs of bus drivers or maintenance workers.


  9. FreshGrass Festival: New gigs for folk artist Aoife O'DonovanRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    O'Donovan, 34, will be performing at 7:50 p.m., Saturday, at this year's FreshGrass Festival at Mass MoCA. The FreshGrass date is part of a tour in support of her latest CD, "In The Magic Hour," released in January to great critical acclaim.


  10. New toll in Newton will raise turnpike travel costs for someRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | Berkshire Eagle

    NEWTON >> Drivers hopping on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton will pay more to head into Boston under proposed toll rates, an added cost that some hope will reduce traffic in the city. Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem, a Newton Democrat, said she was pleased that drives on the turnpike from West Newton to Newton Corner will be newly tolled with the hope that it would reduce cut-through traffic.


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