Most and least lucrative college majors, by state
EDsmart used data for the 2020-21 school year from the Department of Education to rank degree majors in each state by median earnings after graduation for those with bachelor’s degrees.
After five years of bureaucratic limbo, Cape Cod clean energy program finally comes to fruition
The Cape and Vineyard Electric Offering will provide a mix of solar panels, heat pumps and battery storage to 100 low- and middle-income households in the region.
Massachusetts girls high school basketball rankings
To dig into competition data behind the ever-growing sport of high school girls basketball, Stacker compiled statewide rankings in Massachusetts using MaxPreps.
Elizabeth Warren running for 3rd US Senate term in 2024
Warren first won election to the seat in 2012, defeating incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, who was elected to fill out the term of Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, who died in 2009.
Jaylen Brown’s 41 points helps Celtics past Spurs 137-93
Jaylen Brown scored 41 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 137-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night.
Pastrnak scores twice, Bruins top Hurricanes 4-3 in shootout
David Pastrnak eclipsed the 50-goal mark by scoring twice and the Boston Bruins won their seventh game in a row by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout Sunday.
NHL-best Bruins clinch Atlantic with 2-1 win over Tampa Bay
The Boston Bruins are winning so much that clinching their division didn’t merit any celebration. Captain Patrice Bergeron didn’t even realize it had happened.
Tatum notches 40th 30-point game, Celtics beat Pacers 120-95
Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, setting a new franchise record with his 40th 30-point game this season, and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 120-95 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
Massachusetts boys high school basketball rankings
Stacker compiled boys high school basketball rankings in Massachusetts using MaxPreps. MaxPreps’ rankings factor in win-loss record, win quality, and strength of schedule.
AL East Preview: Judge, Yankees lead MLB’s deepest division
From 1998-2003, the five AL East teams finished in the exact same order every season. Back then, the New York Yankees were dominant, the Boston Red Sox were contenders and everyone else was left chasing those teams — and that remained the status quo for a while.
States where the most Jan. 6 rioters were arrested
An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 people entered the Capitol Building during the Jan. 6 riot. As of Feb. 16, 2023, the DOJ has charged 1,003 people in association with the riot, either for actions occurring that day or for having a connection to those who performed them.
Pastrnak gets 49th goal, Bruins top Montreal, 5th win in row
David Pastrnak scored his 49th goal, Tyler Bertuzzi had a goal and an assist and the Boston Bruins overcame a sluggish performance to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.
Gillette Stadium to host ten concerts in 2023
Following the announcement that Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are adding a second Gillette Stadium show, the 2023 Gillette Stadium Concert Series presented by Dunkin’ will now feature a venue-record 10 total concerts
States with the highest rate of layoffs
Stacker’s analysis found that layoff activity has varied from state to state much as it has varied across industries. Layoff rates as a ratio of the workforce were above the national average in 23 states.
Massachusetts governor: Pharmacies must stock abortion pills
The governor of Massachusetts reminded pharmacies Wednesday that they are required to stock a key abortion pill, despite a nationwide effort by anti-abortion activists to ban the medication.
These are the highways in Massachusetts with the most fatalities.
Stacker ranked data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to identify the highways in Massachusetts that had the most fatalities from auto crashes in 2020.
Jayson Tatum’s 36 points lead Celtics past Kings 132-109
Jayson Tatum scored 36 points and the Boston Celtics ended a long road trip on a high note by beating the Sacramento Kings 132-109 on Tuesday night.
Ullmark’s 40 saves carries Bruins past Senators, 2-1
Linus Ullmark made 40 saves, Jake DeBrusk had the go-ahead goal and the NHL-best Boston Bruins continued their pursuit of the league’s record for regular-season victories with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Tom Hanks named Harvard’s 2023 commencement speaker
Two-time Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks was named the principal speaker at Harvard’s commencement on May 25, the Ivy League university announced Tuesday.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band add a second Gillette Stadium Show
Springsteen will perform at Gillette Stadium on August 24 & 26.
Swayman stops 26 shots in Bruins’ 7-0 rout of Sabres
Jeremy Swayman stopped 26 shots to post his second consecutive shutout, David Pastrnak matched a career-high by scoring his team-leading 48th goal, and the NHL-leading Bruins routed the reeling Buffalo Sabres 7-0 on Sunday.
Boston celebrates at a chilly St. Patrick’s Day parade
Boston held its St. Patrick’s Day parade Sunday, an event Mayor Michelle Wu called one of the biggest events of the year for the city and an incredible day for bringing people together.
Pastrnak, Ullmark lead Bruins past Wild 5-2
David Pastrnak scored his 47th goal of the season and Linus Ullmark made 29 saves as the Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Saturday.
Tatum scores 34, Celtics hold off Trail Blazers 126-112
Jayson Tatum had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics withstood a late Portland rally for a 126-112 victory over the struggling Trail Blazers on Friday night.
‘Six Picks’ Music: The best in local music this weekend (March 17-19)
Evan Brum, Soul Asylum, tribute bands and more!
Snow Report: Mountain Conditions at New England Ski Resorts
A look at how much snow has fallen and how conditions are at ski resorts across New England.
Swayman makes 36 saves NHL-leading Bruins beat Jets 3-0
Jeremy Swayman made 36 saves for his third shutout of the season and eighth overall in the NHL-leading Boston Bruins’ 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
The luck of the Irish might surface on St. Patrick’s Day, but it evades the Kennedy family, America’s best-known Irish dynasty
Gothic storytelling, with its sinister atmosphere of conspiracy and other hallmarks, offers a way to reframe the Kennedy family lore.
Counties where the most people work from home in each state
Newport County tops the list for Rhode Island.
‘Six Picks Music’ St. Patrick’s Day Edition 2023 – Music around RI
From traditional Irish folk to Celtic Rock, here are a few good ones!
Best private high schools in Massachusetts
Stacker compiled a list of the best private high schools in Massachusetts using 2023 rankings from Niche.
Researchers document 55 more white sharks in Cape Cod waters
The scientific nonprofit that tracks the white shark population in Cape Cod waters identified 55 sharks never before documented in the area during its most recent research season, but experts say that’s no reason for tourists who flock to the vacation hotpsot every summer to be afraid of going in the water.
Mobile sports bets booming in some states as others shy away
The stakes are higher in Ohio this year for March Madness — and not just because it’s a regional host for the first round of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament.
Brown scores 35, Celtics hold on to beat Wolves 104-102
Jaylen Brown scored 35 points and Jayson Tatum added 22 as the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-102 on Wednesday night.
Cup-hungry Boston Bruins shrug off shot at NHL records
In a season full of extreme numbers, the Boston Bruins know exactly what value they put on winning the most games in NHL history.
Rule changes boost Bruins in regular-season record quest
It takes a little bit of hockey history to put the Boston Bruins’ run at a record-breaking season in context.
Rhode Island among states with the highest rates of small business employment
States are ranked by the percentage of employees who worked at small businesses in 2019.
Gov. Healey: COVID-19 public health emergency to end May 11
Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey announced Wednesday that the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency will end May 11.
Here’s how much snow has fallen across Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut: March 14 – 15
Rhode Island sees little snow accumulation compared to areas in Massachusetts and Connecticut that have recorded 20-30″ of snow.
Red-hot Raddysh nets hat trick, Blackhawks top Bruins 6-3
Taylor Raddysh scored three goals and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Boston 6-3 on Tuesday night, handing the NHL-leading Bruins a second straight regulation loss for the first time this season.
Late-winter storm pummels Northeast with heavy, wet snow
A winter storm dumped heavy, wet snow in parts of the Northeast on Tuesday, causing tens of thousands of power outages, widespread school closings, dangerous driving conditions and a plane to slide off a taxiway.
NBA fines Celtics’ Smart $25K for skirmish with Hawks’ Young
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for pulling Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young to the floor and initiating an on-court altercation, the league announced Monday.
AP source: Patriots plan to re-sign CB Jonathan Jones
The Patriots have taken a step toward maintaining some stability in their secondary, agreeing to terms on a new contract to retain free agent cornerback Jonathan Jones.
Winter Storm Watch for northern Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts
“Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph.”
Online betting begins in sports-crazed Massachusetts
Massachusetts sports fans raced to their cellphones Friday to begin placing bets as the state allowed online sports wagering just days ahead of tip-off of the NCAA Tournament next week.
Oilers escape McDavid scare, win 3-2 to snap Bruins’ streak
The Boston Bruins shut down NHL scoring leader Connor McDavid. They kept Leon Draisaitl off the scoresheet, too. It still wasn’t enough to beat the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
On This Day in History – March 9, 1774: Tornado on Nantucket
Weather journals of the day reported a brief tornado on Nantucket Harbor which destroyed the lighthouse, several barns, shops, and small buildings.
Tatum scores 30 to help Celtics power past Blazers 115-93
Jayson Tatum scored 30 points and made six 3-pointers, and the Boston Celtics beat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-93 to snap a three-game losing streak Wednesday night.
Boston council passes proposal aimed at tackling rising rent
The Boston City Council on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a proposal from the mayor to cap rent prices as part of an effort to address rising housing costs and prevent homelessness.
‘Master thief’ convicted of Giants ring theft back in prison
The self-described “master thief” and New England Patriots fan convicted of stealing New York Giants Super Bowl rings in 2008 is back behind bars after a judge determined he had violated the terms of his probation, prosecutors said.
On tap: Booze still allowed on Amtrak in New Hampshire
Riders on an Amtrak train that runs from Maine to Boston can continue to buy alcoholic beverages during the 35-mile stretch of the trip that goes through New Hampshire as officials work out a “creative solution” to avoid violating a state liquor law, officials said.
Cities with the most expensive homes in Boston metro area
Stacker compiled a list of cities with the most expensive homes in Boston using data from Zillow. Cities are ranked by the Zillow Home Values Index for all homes as of January 2023.
How passengers teamed up to restrain man on chaotic flight
A passenger who helped restrain a threatening man on a weekend flight from Los Angeles to Boston said Tuesday that the entire chaotic episode was over within seconds thanks to teamwork.
Mitchell scores 40, Stevens rallies Cavs past Celtics in OT
Lamar Stevens spent three quarters watching and waiting his turn. When it finally came, he didn’t waste a single second.
The most popular cars people are financing in every state
Last year, Americans in almost every state took out loans to purchase SUVs and trucks more than any other type of vehicle, further confirming their desire for greater comfort and prominence on the road.
Man accused of trying to open jet’s door, attacking crew
A Massachusetts man tried to open an airliner’s emergency door on a cross-country flight from Los Angeles to Boston and then tried to stab a flight attendant in the neck with a broken metal spoon, federal prosecutors alleged Monday.
Ranking: Best colleges in Massachusetts
Stacker compiled a list of the best four-year colleges in Massachusetts using rankings from Niche.
Red Sox infielder Justin Turner hit in face by pitch
Boston Red Sox infielder Justin Turner needed 16 stitches after he was hit in the face by a pitch during Monday’s spring training game against the Detroit Tigers.
No one hurt when 2 United flights touch at Boston airport
Two flights scheduled to depart from Boston Logan International Airport on Monday morning made contact with each other near the gate area, federal aviation and airport officials said.
Electric trucks are coming. Will the Northeast’s grid be ready for them?
The expanded study will cover Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Quickley scores 38 in start, Knicks outlast Celtics in 2 OTs
Immanuel Quickley scored a career-high 38 points, playing 55 minutes in place of injured starter Jalen Brunson, and the New York Knicks outlasted the Boston Celtics 131-129 in two overtimes Sunday night for their season-high ninth straight victory.
Windiest cities in America
Stacker cited data from NOAA to identify the 50 windiest cities in the U.S. Cities are ranked by average wind speed between January 1984 and December 2020.
Bertuzzi sets up goal in Bruins’ 4-2 win over Rangers
Tyler Bertuzzi set up a goal in his Boston debut and Linus Ullmark made 24 saves, helping the NHL-leading Bruins beat Patrick Kane and the New York Rangers 4-2 on Saturday.
Rangers, Bruins among winners at close of NHL trade deadline
The New York Rangers and Boston Bruins loaded up for a potential Stanley Cup run, making bold moves to add talented players in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline.
Biggest exports from Massachusetts
Stacker compiled a list of the 30 largest exports from Massachusetts in 2022 using trade data from the Census Bureau.
Mikal Bridges helps Nets rally to stun Celtics, 115-105
Mikal Bridges was considered a defensive star and complementary offensive player in Phoenix before abruptly having his five-year run there ended when he was shipped to Brooklyn as part of the trade that sent Kevin Durant to the Suns.