As the Massachusetts Senate heads toward passing a budget for the next fiscal year, backers of a boost in state spending for UMass changed tactics
There are more signs that a destructive beetle responsible for killing tens of million of ash trees continues to make its way into New England
Under cloudy skies and through intermittent showers, 4-year-old Kamrin Ramirez holds in her little hands two cards, one addressed to Ms. Patterson, the other for Ms. Johnson, her two preschool teachers at Plaza Towers Elementary school in Moore, Okla. "I write thank you so much," she says. Plaza Towers was obliterated by Monday's powerful twister, and seven children died beneath the rubble there. Students whose schools were destroyed were able to meet up Thursday with their teachers in other Moore schools.
Executives with casino developer MGM Resorts joined Mayor Domenic Sarno to kick off their referendum campaign for a casino in Springfield.
Hard Rock Casinos released a study of economic impacts of its proposed West Springfield casino. But one former local partner is skeptical of the numbers