Springfield Voters Summoned

After disappointing voter turnout in Springfield last November, and concerns about discrimination during the primary election in September, community organizers are starting the get-out-the-vote ef

Massachusetts Military Bases Fear Closure

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray visited Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield – the first of a 6-base tour – saying he and his administration want to protect the residents and employees of

Tax Season Begins

The IRS’s online filing system is up and running on time and for the second year in a row, the government won't be mailing out paper forms or instructional booklets. New England Public Radio reports on tax season.

Stephen Sugermeyer is an accountant in Ludlow, Massachusetts and he teaches accounting at Western New England College. He says there's no last-minute legislation to change tax preparation this year.

Youth Violence Prevention Funding In Jeopardy

This week the Springfield City Council again put off a vote on whether to accept state grant money for youth violence and gang prevention programs. Some city councilors want assurance that various community organizations are getting a fair shot at receiving funds.