Scripture says God gave humanity dominion over the Earth, but not license to irresponsibly exploit it. Quite the opposite, as Pope Francis observed in his encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si. “Each community can take from the bounty of the earth whatever it needs for
BOSTON—With Republicans in Washington poised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, legislation that has delivered healthcare to millions of Americans, Democrats nationwide Sunday held rallies to push back. The GOP has cued up language to strike the most important parts of the law shortly after
Longmeadow Senator Eric Lesser’s meeting last week with Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh—often just “Mahty” on this blog—could provoke any number of reactions from the Hill Pioneer Valley politics-consuming public. According to Masslive, the two discussed urban issues, the economy and bringing their regions together. Some may be
BOSTON—Appearing energized after National Republicans launched an attack on her, an undeterred Martha Coakley rallied with First Lady Michelle Obama and Democrats from across the state, effectively kicking off the final 30 day sprint in the race for governor. The roster of speakers aside from
UPDATED 6/22/14 7:22 PM: For clarity & grammar. SPRINGFIELD—By January of this year, it was clear that the area delegation to Boston was in store was some major revisions. Amid retirements, resignations, and a few part-term incumbencies, several high-profile races are due for the districts
UPDATED 5/4/14 11:07PM: For clarity, grammar and additional links. Three months after Senator Gale Candaras said she would retire from the 1st Hampden & Hampshire Senate seat, the Democratic primary has descended into a slugfest. The target: Eric Lesser, the former White House aide from Longmeadow.
In a blistering night for incumbents up and down the Pioneer Valley, new (or sorta new) faces will be joining elected bodies and entering the corner offices as voters went to the polls. Voters also installed new leaders in Boston, Easthampton and the State Senate