A Massachusetts law known as Section 35 was meant to help family members force their loved ones into treatment. But as the opioid epidemic worsens, some people are pursuing their own civil commitment.
A report released by the state auditor said the Massachusetts Parole Board has not been following its own rules for fee collection or re-evaluating former prisoners.
In Connecticut, you can register right up to Election Day. In Vermont, it’s the Wednesday before. Massachusetts’ deadline is much earlier.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency and General Electric have been at odds over the so-called “Rest of the River” cleanup plan.
The first in our series of debates on the four ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters this November. Question 4 asks voters whether to legalize recreational marijuana.
Two candidates for a western Massachusetts State Senate seat are confronting each other over Donald Trump and political opportunism. The topics arose during a recent debate on Focus Springfield TV between incumbent state Senator Eric Lesser, a Democrat, and his challenger, Republican Chip Harrington.
A state law passed in July allowed Tapestry Health Systems to bypass city council opposition.
This Wednesday is the deadline to register to vote in the November election in Massachusetts.
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The Springfield Diocese said high costs due to sagging enrollment are to blame for the closure.
Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer has lived up to an election campaign promise to add more police officers. But in a recent interview, she sounded far less sure that Pittsfield would ever get to 120 cops — the goal she stated during her campaign.
Lauren Stevens is the author of the recently released hiking guide, “50 Hikes in the Berkshire Hills.”
After two previous mistrials, Cara Rintala has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after she was found guilty of killing her wife in their Granby, Massachusetts, home in 2010.
At the east end of the Pleasant Street mill district in Easthampton, there’s an imposing, red brick, factory building. But walk through the doors, into Mill 180 Park and you feel the crunch of artificial turf under your feet, you hear kids playing, you see natural light streaming through the windows.
This ballot question on charter schools has attracted by far the most cash out of the four that’ll appear on ballots statewide.