Rosenberg Fallout, Old Town Halls, N-Word Lessons, Khalif Neville

We're still seeing the fallout of what could be the biggest political story in our region this year: the dramatic fall from power of former Senate President Stan Rosenberg. His resignation followed a critical ethics report. Many of Rosenberg's constituents told us they are sad and disappointed he's leaving, though not all think it's the wrong move.

NEPR News Now: Ballpark Neighbors, City Hall Diversity, Farm And Suicide, Food Bugs And Smart Phones

The city of Hartford, Connecticut, is planning changes around its new downtown baseball stadium. The once-busy, historic North End neighborhood now has a lot of vacant lots and boarded-up buildings. We check in with Hartford residents about what should come next, what the area needs and what might be lost.

NEPR News Now: Ballpark Neighbors, City Hall Diversity, Farm And Suicide, Food Bugs And Smart Phones

NEPR News Now: Regulating Pot Shops, Saving Lobsters, Driving In Snow, Fighting Like Cats And Dogs

Retail stores in Massachusetts are expected to start selling marijuana legally in the state this summer. Some cities and towns have taken steps to temporarily block pot shops within their borders. And others have banned them altogether.

NEPR News Now: Regulating Pot Shops, Saving Lobsters, Driving In Snow, Fighting Like Cats And Dogs

NEPR News Now: Post-Newtown Security, Tax Return Foot-Dragging, #MeToo And Feminism

This December marked five years since the murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty first-graders and six adults were gunned down.

NEPR News Now: Post-Newtown Security, Tax Return Foot-Dragging, #MeToo And Feminism

NEPR News Now Podcast: Valuing Berkshire Art, Milking Robots, Elms' Comeback, Slime Mold Scholars

As Massachusetts lawmakers ponder whether to give more tax credits to a dwindling number of dairy farmers, those farmers are innovating. One example: a milking robot. We visit Luther Belden Farm in Hatfield.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Valuing Berkshire Art, Milking Robots, Elms' Comeback, Slime Mold Scholars

NEPR News Now Podcast: Holyoke's PR Connection, Worcester Sox, Live Free Or Sue, Dunkin' Melancholy

Worcester is making a serious pitch to be the new home of the top minor league team for the Boston Red Sox. But the Paw Sox of Pawtucket may have other plans.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Holyoke's PR Connection, Worcester Sox, Live Free Or Sue, Dunkin' Melancholy

NEPR News Now Podcast: Lawyering Gets Personal, Museum Controversies, Amtrak Music

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Lawyering Gets Personal, Museum Controversies, Amtrak Music

NEPR News Now Podcast: Puerto Rico & Holyoke, Casinos & Jobs, Seuss & Racism, Beer & Hype

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Puerto Rico & Holyoke, Casinos & Jobs, Seuss & Racism, Beer & Hype

NEPR News Now Podcast: Visas For Victims, Sperm Warnings, Statehouse Fairytales, 'Beasts' Book

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Visas For Victims, Sperm Warnings, Statehouse Fairytales, 'Beasts' Book

NEPR News Now Podcast: Librarian's Message, Drug Labs, New Capital, Hebrew's Hero, Judith Jones

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Librarian's Message, Drug Labs, New Capital, Hebrew's Hero, Judith Jones

NEPR News Now Podcast: Diversity In Kids' Books, Valuable Seeds, Energy Anger, Eclipse Practice

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Diversity In Kids' Books, Valuable Seeds, Energy Anger, Eclipse Practice

NEPR News Now Podcast: Immigration Ruling, Solar Farm(ers), Defiant Protesters, A Judge/Novelist

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Immigration Ruling, Solar Farm(ers), Defiant Protesters, A Judge/Novelist

NEPR News Now Podcast: Berkshire School Shrinkage, Shakespeare & Co., Enviro Poetry, Settle Downtown

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Berkshire School Shrinkage, Shakespeare & Co., Enviro Poetry, Settle Downtown

NEPR News Now Podcast: Terror Threat (Or Not), Bus Cuts, Scarlet Opera, Summer Fiction, Be Brave

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Terror Threat (Or Not), Bus Cuts, Scarlet Opera, Summer Fiction, Be Brave

NEPR News Now Podcast: Pot-Related Crime, A Sanctuary Church, Teenaged Memoir, Supermarket Piersall

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Pot-Related Crime, A Sanctuary Church, Teenaged Memoir, Supermarket Piersall

NEPR News Now Podcast: War Protester Woes, Nitrogen Fix, Lots Of Seuss, Library Cuts, Woodpeckers

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: War Protester Woes, Nitrogen Fix, Lots Of Seuss, Library Cuts, Woodpeckers

NEPR News Now Podcast: Dems' Divisions, River's Worries, Bank's Surprise, Museum's Growth

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Dems' Divisions, River's Worries, Bank's Surprise, Museum's Growth

NEPR News Now Podcast: Confederate Speech V. Safety, Heroin Tests, Time Zone Changes, A Tree Witness

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Confederate Speech V. Safety, Heroin Tests, Time Zone Changes, A Tree Witness

NEPR News Now Podcast: Tibetan Flag Flap, Sheriff's ICE Work, Defining 'Juvenile,' Meidav's Stories

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Tibetan Flag Flap, Sheriff's ICE Work, Defining 'Juvenile,' Meidav's Stories

NEPR News Now Podcast: Prison Mental Health, School Takeover Report Card, Fighting For Odd-Sounding

NEPR News Now is a collection of recent features, interviews and commentaries.

NEPR News Now Podcast: Prison Mental Health, School Takeover Report Card, Fighting For Odd-Sounding