Posted inTransportation

Bus stops targeted to improve pedestrian safety

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE FOLLOWING A PEDESTRIAN safety assessment that showed almost half of all Massachusetts pedestrian fatalities or serious injuries happened within 300 feet of a bus stop, the Department of Transportation is looking to use federal funds to make safety improvements at bus stops across the state. Pedestrian fatalities, serious injuries and cyclist […]

Posted inCourts, Education

Supreme Court strikes down use of race in admissions

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE THE NATION’S HIGHEST COURT on Thursday declared that two major colleges violated the Constitution by considering a student’s race as a factor in admissions, a landmark decision that sent shockwaves through the higher education industry and generated condemnation, disappointment, and criticism from many corners. The US Supreme Court’s conservative majority restricted […]

Posted inEducation, Opinion

Congratulations Mass. grads, but watch out for that $400m in debt

GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE is a wonderful accomplishment reflecting your unwavering dedication and commitment both inside and outside the classroom. Throughout your academic journey, you have not only acquired a diverse range of skills and knowledge but also fostered a heightened sense of awareness, encompassing technical expertise, analytical prowess, and much more. Many of you have […]

Posted inEducation

Meehan says UMass system facing headwinds

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE DECLINING ENROLLMENT and swelling employee expenses are causing budget woes for the University of Massachusetts and financial help from Beacon Hill may be needed, according to a top university official. Salary and fringe benefits constitute 60 percent of UMass’s expenses in fiscal 2024, an increase of $186 million compared to the […]