In the budget for next year, Baker plans to spend less money putting families in shelters, hotels and motels. And more money on prevention. He wants to send out assessment teams to help families access the services they need before they become homeless.
Peg Riley will get 30 million dollars to try to solve the problem of antiobiotic resistant bacteria. The Chinese government will retain any patents.
Between staffing up his administration, organizing working groups to tackle problems, and holding snow emergency press conferences, Governor Charlie Baker has put nearly two months of experience in the Corner Office under his belt without putting to paper his vision of the future of state government.
If you’re ever in Holyoke on a Friday at noon, you might be able to hear the blare of a World War II siren, a signal to remember decades of city history.
Away from the music clubs and bars of western Massachusetts, there’s a network of young musicians organizing concerts on a regular basis. A few local bands have emerged from this scene, and received attention far beyond the Pioneer Valley. One of them is California X, from Hadley.
Three times in two months, Mayor Sarno told us he would talk about police-community relations and said to set it up with his office.
This is Trichome Health Consultants, a medical marijuana dispensary tucked into a line of glass storefronts on a semi-commercial strip in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As Massachusetts prepares to open its first dispensary, possibly in April, this is a glimpse into the future.
A UMass senior is suing Amherst Police for violating his first amendment rights to videotape them at an off-campus spring celebration in 2014
Smith College’s Mortimer Rare Book Room is known for housing prestigious collections of literary manuscripts and ancient texts. Now, the library is displaying something a bit more frivolous: a collection of old paper and plastic bags from bookstores around the world.
Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is not ready to recommend that the Holyoke Public Schools be put into receivership, but he has not ruled it out either.
STATE REPORT: Holyoke Public School District Review
Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno says the city held up its part of the bargain, and expects the diocese to reopen school at old site on Surrey Road.
Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski calls a merger of Cathedral and Holyoke Catholic High Schools the only sustainable plan to further Catholic education in western Mass.
Springfield Catholic Bishop Mitchell Rozanski wants to merge Cathedral High and Holyoke Catholic High, and build the new school a new building.
The parking crunch is on for Springfield. MGM next week is shutting down seven private lots in the South End, as work begins on the casino.
Buried in snow, Massachusetts residents, businesses and the government itself are struggling to regain their form and will attempt to make progress today, when most K-12 students are due back in classrooms and the MBTA hopes to make some noticeable gains in its recently dismal service levels.