Prince William, Kate’s visit to Boston – NBC Boston > Massachusetts

The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Catherine, spent several days in Boston last week and made a series of public appearances during their first US visit in years. The three-day trip, which began on Wednesday and ended on Friday, was jam-packed with events, with the royal couple greeted with cheers from crowds hoping … Read more

Lever Inc. helps small businesses get started. It helped direct $1 million her way | business > Massachusetts

Last year Daryian Rhysing showed Jeffrey Thomas of Lever Inc. a flight simulation tool used to test wire clamp technology at United Aircraft Technologies in Pittsfield. Rhysing is the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer. On Friday, recent funding from startups like UAT meant Lever helped companies secure over $1 million. STEPHANIE ZOLLSHAN—THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE … Read more

To bolster Georgia’s Warnock, Biden goes to… Massachusetts > Massachusetts

article BOSTON, UNITED STATES – DECEMBER 2: President Joe Biden attends an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) phone banking event on December 2, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts for the re-election of Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA). BOSTON – President Joe Biden spoke on the phone with fellow Democrats Friday for Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock’s … Read more

Dimensions.’ The largest used bookstore started in a basement and is now 13,000 square feet > Massachusetts

At first glance, the inside of the store is reminiscent of a supermarket. Instead of food, this store’s shelves are stocked with heaps of food for thought. The Used Book Superstore is the largest used book store in Massachusetts. Based in Burlington and home to 100,000 books, the bookstore started small before opening in August … Read more

Gordon Oakes, Springfield manager, UMass trustee and in charge of the Mullins Center, dies at 81 > Massachusetts

DEERFIELD — Gordon N. Oakes Jr., a University of Massachusetts trustee and regional executive who was president of BayBank Valley and CEO of Monarch Capital, died Nov. 28. He was 81. As president of Springfield’s BayBank Valley, he helped implement one of the world’s first extensive ATM networks, his family said in an obituary. Joseph … Read more

MCAS 2022: These Pioneer Valley school districts have averted the deepest learning losses during the pandemic > Massachusetts

Amherst-Pelham Regional School District superintendent Michael Morris said tutoring programs and a variety of courses were needed, but students in the schools he oversaw had managed to test at a similar level to what they were before the pandemic. “It was a testament to the perseverance of our students,” Morris said. Nationwide, students generally scored … Read more

Fair 2022 Halftime: Why Did the Poorest Communities Have Low Voter Turnout? > Massachusetts

Just over half of Massachusetts residents voted in the 2022 midterm elections, but turnout in the state’s poorest communities was well below the national average. In cities with high poverty rates, such as Lynn, New Bedford, and Lawrence, no more than 35% of voters cast their ballots in the midterm elections. Meanwhile, in affluent communities … Read more

Cryptocurrencies: After the FTX bust, a seasoned bankruptcy trustee searched for all the missing money | economy and business > Massachusetts

John Ray III has a bulldog reputation. The 63-year-old American attorney and bankruptcy trustee has spent decades digging through the bones of bankrupt companies to seek justice for his clients. From banks to billionaires, Ray has fought with every type of powerful person and institution to help creditors and investors recover at least some of … Read more

Athol Daily News – EVs are gaining mileage among consumers as charging infrastructure expands > Massachusetts

With a typical gas-powered vehicle pumping 4.6 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year and the price of gas fluctuating, many Baystaters are swapping the pump for the plug and buying electric vehicles to both reduce their carbon footprint and keep their wallets a little greener. Though most car owners have yet to … Read more