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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ranking: Best colleges in Massachusetts
Stacker compiled a list of the best four-year colleges in Massachusetts using rankings from Niche.
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 heat pump installer network has momentum in second year
The state program has trained hundreds of technicians to install heat pumps, exceeding projections for its first year. The network will need to continue to grow in order to help the state meet its 2050 net-zero goal.
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.
Best-performing Massachusetts stocks last week
Stacker compiled a list of the best performing stocks in Massachusetts last week using data from IEX Cloud.
Massachusetts governor unveils $742 million tax relief plan
Gov. Maura Healey unveiled a sweeping $742 million tax relief proposal Monday that she said would provide savings for families, renters, seniors, farmers, commuters and others.
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.
Lobster fishers sue to block closure meant to aid whales
A group of Massachusetts lobster fishers has sued the federal government over an emergency closure of fishing grounds that is designed to protect a vanishing species of whale.
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.
How gun commerce has changed in Massachusetts since 2010
Stacker analyzed data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearmsand Explosives to determine how gun commerce has changed in Massachusetts since 2010.
Gerry Goldstein: The highs and lows of falling in love
With Valentine’s Day approaching, we are reminded that love over the generations has had its admirers and its detractors, depending on one’s personal experience.
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.
Most popular girl names in the ’00s in Massachusetts
Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in the 2000s in Massachusetts using data from the Social Security Administration.
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.
2023 James Beard Award Semifinalists include New England Chefs and Restaurants
The 2023 Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists are recognized across 23 categories, including the new Award for Outstanding Bakery.
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.
Most popular girl names in the 90s in Massachusetts
Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for girls in the 90s in Massachusetts using data from the Social Security Administration.
Slippery travel conditions across CT, MA, and RI: National Weather Service issues Special Weather Statement
A mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will result in some slippery travel this morning.
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.
Lobsters versus right whales: The latest chapter in a long quest to make fishing more sustainable
To fish the oceans sustainably, nations must reduce bycatch, or accidental catches. But fishermen often resist changing gear or techniques that kill nontargeted species.
Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England kicks off 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Season
Girl Scouts in Southeastern New England are now selling the exclusively online, berry-blasted Raspberry Rally™ cookie alongside the iconic cookie lineup, powering amazing experiences in outdoors, STEM, and beyond.
Most popular boy names in the 90s in Massachusetts
Stacker compiled a list of the most popular baby names for boys in the 90s in Massachusetts using data from the Social Security Administration.
Jerry Frear: Transformation starts with you
As the Chinese proverb says “a journey of one thousand miles begins with the first step.”
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.
On first day, Massachusetts Gov. Healey names climate chief
Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey marked her first full day on the job Friday by issuing an executive order creating what she says is the nation’s first cabinet-level state climate chief.
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.”
Counties in Massachusetts with the fastest-rising temperatures in the last 100 years
Stacker cited data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Center for Environmental Information to identify the counties in Massachusetts with the greatest departure from average temperatures during the period December 2021 to November 2022 compared to the 1901-2000 average.
Dense Fog Advisory in effect for portions of Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts
The National Weather Service warns that visibility may be reduced to as low as one-quarter to one-half mile in some areas, making for hazardous driving conditions.
Tradition of hiking in the new year reaches all 50 US states
A simple plan to get more people enjoying the outdoors on New Year’s Day has become a nationwide movement after a hike at a Massachusetts park more than three decades ago.
Massachusetts elected officials to see pay hike in new year
Massachusetts lawmakers will see their pay jump in the new year, as will statewide officeholders including the incoming governor.
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.
Ocean Effect snowstorm to impact parts of Cape Cod, Islands, and coastal RI Saturday afternoon into Sunday
Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Block Island to be hardest hit
Coastal Flood Warning issued for Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island
The National Weather Service has predicted one to two feet of inundation above ground level in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways, with the combination of high tides and large swells resulting in washover onto coastal roadways.
High Wind Warning issued for parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
According to the National Weather Service, the area can expect south winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of up to 60 mph. There may be isolated gusts of up to 65 mph along the coast.
States that have increased taxes the most in the last four decades
Stacker examined data from the nonprofit Tax Foundation to see which states have recorded the biggest tax growth in the last four decades.
Coastal Flood Watch issued for parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Widespread minor coastal flooding is expected along the east and south coasts during the Friday morning high tide cycle.
Does your area have a high homeowner or rental vacancy rate? This is what data shows
NashvillesMLS.com examined the latest data from the Census Bureau’s Housing Vacancies and Homeownership survey to find which regions and states have the largest shares of empty homes for sale and for rent in the third quarter of 2022, the latest data available.
Coastal Flood Watch issued by National Weather Service for Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Coastal Flood Watch in effect from late Thursday night through Friday afternoon.
Nantucket’s topless beaches bylaw approved by state
A bylaw that allows anyone, regardless of gender, to go topless on Nantucket’s beaches has been approved by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office.
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.”
Biden, family attend Christmas tree lighting on Nantucket
The Biden family’s tradition of eating lunch, shopping and watching a Christmas tree lighting in downtown Nantucket on Friday became mostly about keeping the president’s 2-year-old grandson from having a meltdown.
Biden brings Thanksgiving pies to Nantucket first responders
President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered at least half a dozen pies to Massachusetts firefighters during a Thanksgiving Day show of appreciation and his toddler grandson walked away with a red fire hat topping his blond curls.
Biden to continue family tradition of Nantucket Thanksgiving
President Joe Biden ‘s family tradition of spending the Thanksgiving holiday on Nantucket may take on a more serious tone this year.
Sea Tow Cape and Islands now operating from Nantucket
The company says that the new port provides additional peace of mind for boat owners throughout the busy summer season.
MIT researchers propose fighting Lyme on Nantucket with mice
The scientists said hundreds of thousands of native white-footed mice engineered to resist the bacteria that causes Lyme could help slow disease transmission.
47th Annual Christmas Stroll returns to Nantucket this weekend
The 47th Annual Christmas Stroll will take place be December 3-5, 2021.
New England Aquarium aerial surveys show 15 North Atlantic right whales south of Nantucket
Aquarium scientists say that they sighted 15 unique whales about 20 miles south of Nantucket during aerial surveys on October 1 and 3.
Condé Nast Traveler names Nantucket one of the best places to travel in September
Nantucket was included among places like Geneva, Amalfi Coast, Bali, and Jackson Hole.