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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Biggest exports from Massachusetts

Stacker compiled a list of the 30 largest exports from Massachusetts in 2022 using trade data from the Census Bureau.

Massachusetts governor budgets for free community college

Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey is unveiling her first state budget proposal Wednesday, a spending plan that could offer insight into the Democrat’s priorities during her first year as the state’s chief executive.

Most popular boy names in the ’00s in Massachusetts

Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in the 00s in Massachusetts using data from the Social Security Administration. Names are ranked by number of babies born in Massachusetts from 2000 to 2009.

List: States with the biggest Native American populations

Stacker ranked the states with the largest Native American populations using data from the Census Bureau’s 2021 American Community Survey. The Census Bureau’s definition of Native Americans includes Alaskan Natives but excludes Native Hawaiians.

List: Best county to live in for every state

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live using 2022 data from Niche, which ranks counties based on various factors, including public schools, jobs, and living costs.

Nantucket to celebrate Spring with 47th Annual Daffodil Festival

This year’s festival will be packed with events, including the Daffodil Antique Car Parade, followed by a tailgate picnic in Siasconset Village, the Children’s Bike Parade, the Daffy Hat Parade, and the Daffodil Dog Parade.

Nantucket schools targeted by ransomware attack

Public schools on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket remained closed on Wednesday a day after a ransomware attack targeted the district’s computer system and prompted officials to send students home early.

Massachusetts kicks off sports betting ahead of Super Bowl

Massachusetts sports fans who want to wager on their favorite teams are finally getting their chance as the state kicks off sports betting at casinos Tuesday, with online betting likely to follow in a few months.

Top party schools in every state

Using data released by Niche in December 2022, Stacker compiled a list revealing the colleges and universities with the best party scene in each state and Washington D.C.

Hardest college to get into in every state

To see which schools in each state are the most difficult to get into, Stacker combed through Niche’s 2023 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America ranking.

Biggest snowfalls recorded in Massachusetts history

Stacker compiled a list of the biggest 1-day snowfalls in Massachusetts using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information to better understand historical snowfall events on a local level.

Jerry Frear: Why self-care?

Self-care has become a buzzword in recent times, but some people have negative reactions due to a lack of understanding in terminology.

The Conversation U.S. weekly news quiz

Test your reading with a weekly quiz drawn from some of our favorite stories. Questions this week on the pope emeritus, women in politics and Theodore Roosevelt.

First woman elected Massachusetts governor sworn in

Maura Healey, the first woman and first open member of the LGBTQ community to be elected governor of Massachusetts, was sworn into office at the Statehouse Thursday, pledging to lead “with empathy and with equity.”

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mainers gave us many reasons to be hopeful this year, Time to fix the Massachusetts Republican Party, and more.

Frigid monster storm across US claims at least 34 lives

Millions of people hunkered down against a deep freeze Sunday to ride out the winter storm that has killed at least 34 people across the United States and is expected to claim more lives after trapping some residents inside houses with heaping snow drifts and knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.

Biden, family hit Nantucket stores for some holiday shopping

President Joe Biden went holiday shopping on the Massachusetts resort island where he spends Thanksgiving, patronizing smaller independently owned stores on what the retail industry has called “Small Business Saturday.”