Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg, who represents Northampton, both have spoken out against the decision. The program had Northampton police officers greet elementary students with high-fives at school once a month.
The Democratic Attorney General said she plans to run for re-election to her current job.
Northampton police officers had planned come to city elementary schools and high five students entering the building, but some parents and community members worried it would have a negative impact on some students.
In a visit to Pittsfield Thursday, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito seemed to be caught off guard when asked about when the so-called “Last Mile” project will be completed for 40 communities in the western part of the state.
In late December, Baker attended a holiday party thrown by the website MassLive. But he hasn’t had a public event in the four western counties of Massachusetts since November 1.
Snow totals at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, are well above average this winter, and far ahead of last year.
Since Pittsfield native Francis Spina retired from the state’s high court last summer, there haven’t been any justices from Massachusetts’ four western counties. Governor Charlie Baker’s latest pick, Ellie Cypher, lives in Bristol County.
Julien is the winningest coach in Bruins history with 419 victories. He led the Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011.
Kinder Morgan will pay the state $640,000 for a portion of Otis State Forest, which it plans to use for its proposed New York to Connecticut pipeline.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said the state plans to file legal briefs against President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration.
The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, which received heavy criticism after several high profile incidents a few years ago, is in line to receive a $27 million increase under Governor Charlie Baker’s budget proposal.
The proposal would bump up the pay of House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg by $45,000 each, as well as the Governor. Rosenberg said increasing the stipends for leadership positions is a long time coming.
As the overall population of Berkshire County has declined, so too has public school enrollment, which has dropped 22 percent in the last 15 years. With state funding largely tied to how many children a school system has, course offerings at many high schools have been cut back.
Things became heated between Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, Georgia Republican Congressman Tom Price.
Congressman John Lewis last week said Trump was not a legitimate president and that he would not attend the swearing-in on Friday. Trump then tweeted that Lewis, who is a civil rights leader, was “all talk and no action or results.”