After 48 years, Hugo’s to close its doors, marking changes in Northampton

By Becca Abrams Hugo’s Cafe, a Northampton institution, is closing abruptly on December 12 after 48 years of business. Northampton residents are far from strangers to shops closing and vacant storefronts; but as Hugo’s is one of the oldest bars left, its imminent departure is hitting particularly hard, and represents a real loss to the … Continue reading After 48 years, Hugo’s to close its doors, marking changes in Northampton

How the Hospital Industry Torched Safe Staffing Limits in Massachusetts

How the hospital industry spent over $30 million to sew confusion and defeat the union-backed Question 1. Chris Brooks Massachusetts nurses suffered a devastating defeat at the polls on Tuesday as a union-led ballot initiative, Question 1, lost by more than 2 to 1. Question 1 would have improved hospital care by limiting the number … Continue reading How the Hospital Industry Torched Safe Staffing Limits in Massachusetts