Brian Sullivan was elected in November, but became acting mayor just days later, after former Mayor Daniel Knapik stepped down to take a state job.
The history of competitive insults goes back generations, and it’s having a renaissance in the form of battle rap. Thanks to social media, rap battle leagues have popped up around the world recently.
An energetic crowd, plus an unexpected interruption, marked Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ visit to Amherst, Massachusetts on Saturday.
Sixty-five years ago, the Drew family of Easthampton was told their son Bobby was missing in action in Korea. Decades later, he’s still unaccounted for.
MGM Springfield goes before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to present design changes to its casino plan today. The most visible change is the elimination of a 25-story hotel tower.
The trial of the last of four defendants accused of raping a UMass Amherst student in her dorm in 2012 abruptly ended before it began. Twenty-year-old Caleb Womack took a plea deal on Monday.
The small liberal arts school in Amherst, Mass., says it will not invest in private prison or security companies.
Opponents of a proposed pipeline through western Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire are pointing out that only about half the 3,000 promised construction jobs would go to local workers.
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Deirdre Griffin from Jewish Family Service says technically the governor has no say in where refugees are placed, but adds that it’s important for refugees to have good working relationships with the communities that welcome them.
Private driving schools pay the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles thousands of dollars each year for their students to essentially jump the long line for road tests.
There’s a backdrop of economic unease in this campaign, illustrated recently by news that plastics company SABIC will leave town next year.
We’ve been talking this month to candidates in several mayoral races around western Massachusetts.
Springfield City Council President Michael Fenton says the council should take its time reviewing such extensive changes.
We’re talking to candidates in several mayoral races around western Massachusetts. Today, Fran O’Connell of Holyoke.
Our series of interviews with mayoral candidates from some western Massachusetts cities continues with Holyoke’s two-term incumbent.