The new charges include assaulting a disabled person, assault with a dangerous weapon and witness intimidation.
A scathing report last fall found that staff in Holyoke were abusing children in a therapeutic program through harsh and aggressive discipline. A few months later, another Western Massachusetts facility — Eagleton School in Great Barrington — had to shut down after similar allegations. How does this happen and what can be done?
Thousands of mourners braved the rain outside Saint John’s Congregational Church, waiting to get inside and pay their respects to Ron Brace, who was dressed in his Patriots football jersey.
In a statement, Mayor Domenic Sarno said he respects Mary McNally’s decision, and said he and the board were supportive of her efforts.
Republican Governor Charlie Baker faces a new political challenge in the months ahead: work with Beacon Hill Democrats during legislative crunch time while also working to unseat some of those same Democrats.
Some reverse mortgage borrowers have fallen behind on tax and insurance payments, and now risk losing their homes.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Most New Englanders are no strangers to lighthouses. And after researching them for his new book, Eric Jay Dolin of Marblehead, Mass., is an expert. “Brilliant Beacons” explains the history of American lighthouses — and those who care for them.
Twenty-seven of Massachusetts’s 42 delegates will be chosen at Saturday’s caucuses. The delegates to the convention are allocated based on the primary results of March 1. Massachusetts will send 22 delegates for Donald Trump, eight for John Kasich, eight for Marco Rubio and four for Ted Cruz.
Sen. Jason Lewis, who co-chairs the Public Health Committee, said that about half of the state’s population lives in municipalities that have adopted local regulations setting 21 as the minimum age to purchase tobacco.
Hampshire College joins Smith and Williams in going for the most stringent certification in the green building industry. “Living Buildings” are so green, they are meant to produce more energy than they use. But some question their ultimate environmental benefit.
Gaming commissioners expressed concern over the proposal’s design, and possible competition from a nearby tribal casino.
They used validation chips reserved for jurors to get a reduced $3 per day parking rate.
The move was opposed by municipal leaders in Northwestern Connecticut. They say the school is abandoning its students in that part of the state.
Last September, a Springfield man was arrested over a minor charge. Fifty-seven year-old Jerry Bradley died in police custody just over a day later. We speak with MassLive reporter Dan Glaun.