The group in Franklin County met yesterday in Greenfield to get updates on the work of many health, public safety, and government officials on efforts to curb the rate of opiate use and overdoses.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he is not surprised by a statement from the leaders of the four Roman Catholic dioceses in Massachusetts, calling for repeal of the state’s casino law.
The $1.6 billion Everett casino plan prevailed over Mohegan Sun’s $1.3 billion proposal for a casino in Revere, next to the Suffolk Downs racetrack and on the East Boston border.
EV D 68 is a seasonal pediatric respiratory illness, and on the whole, doctors consider it a mild infection. But nation wide, hundreds of children have recently been hospitalized with breathing problems, and some in the New England states.
The top Catholic leaders in Massachusetts issued a statement on Monday in support of a ballot question repealing the state’s casino law.
An appeal of a Massachusetts Land Court decision to allow the construction of a wood-burning biomass plant in Springfield…will go forward. But that appeal will happen without the city’s money.
Many vocational high schools in Massachusetts are unable to serve all local students, with long wait lists for admission, but that’s not the case for some schools in the western part of the state.
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate for governor Republican Charlie Baker, and running mate Karyn Polito held a huge fundraising advantage over Martha Coakley coming out of last week’s primary. With polls showing Baker and Coakley leading over three independent candidates, the race for the Corner Office will occupy center stage until November 4th.
Gubernatorial rivals in Massachusetts Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley are spending time in their campaigns today in Boston. Earlier this week, candidate Coakley won the democratic nomination by a much smaller margin than pollsters and even the campaigns expected.
Invariably, each time commentator Michael Lawrence-Riddell reads “To Kill a Mockingbird” he finds myself believing this time the jury will listen to Atticus Finch as he epically defends a black man in the south wrongly accused of raping a white woman.
The UMass football team takes on Vanderbilt University in Nashville on Saturday. Both teams are trying to rebound after tough losses.
Allen lost the Democratic primary to Eric Lesser by about 200 votes.
The report says Massachusetts should look to other states for guidance in reforming the state’s child protection system
Springfield City Councilor Tim Allen says he’s still considering his options after falling short in a state Senate district primary, but he doesn’t have much time to make up his mind.
For the first time in the city’s history, Springfield could send two Latinos to Beacon Hill come November, reflecting its changing demographics