Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is among those hailing today’s decision by the U-S Supreme Court granting same-sex couples the right to get married nationwide.
Heidi Nortonsmith of Northampton and her now-spouse Gina were among 7 couples who sued the state in the Goodridge case, which led Massachusetts to become the first state to legalize gay marriage in 2004.
“The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote after recounting the legal struggles faced by same-sex partners.
Springfield and MGM have reached a deal which would push back the opening of the downtown casino by 6 months to September 2018.. Both sides say the delay is necessary to avoid problems from the Interstate 91 viaduct construction.
Massachusetts state police are investigating concerns that some breathalyzer tests may be inaccurate, causing some upheaval in prosecutors’ offices.
On two recent occasions, stray bullets have hit buildings on the campus of American International College in Springfield. But the school’s president says the campus is safe regardless.
The Boston Celtics will look to even their best-of-7 first round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday.
Legislators and some electricity providers say Massachusetts regulator were right to eliminate a rule which caused customers to face retroactive rate hikes.
Olympic boosters from the four western counties have their work cut out for them to bring the games to the area. Boston 2024 organizers continued to sell the idea Thursday night of a mostly walkable Olympics, with events taking place largely in Boston.
The Springfield Historical Commission has approved MGM’s plans for three properties on the site of its future downtown casino. But a proposal for a fourth property was defeated Thursday Night–twice.
A more than three-hour public meeting started with the NRC and Entergy officials describing how and when Vermont Yankee will be decommissioned. The plan under federal review calls for the process to be completed by 2075.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a public meeting and comment session Thursday on plans to fully decommission Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant.
Connecticut is looking for an operator for a new commuter rail line between Springfield and New Haven.
In Massachusetts on January 1st, the state’s minimum wage jumps from $8 to $9 an hour. It’s the first of three increases to happen between now and 2017.
The band from Springfield’s High School of Science and Technology will be the only group from western Massachusetts performing at Governor-Elect Charlie Baker next month.