A Boston-based advocacy group says the push by the state of Massachusetts to move homeless families out of motels has left some without a place to live.
Thanks to years of selection for super bugs, getting rid of these personal pests is not as easy as it used to be.
Shareholders voted to change Springfield-based Smith & Wesson’s name to American Outdoor Brands Corporation
After an hour long discussion, the Holyoke City Council has put off a vote on a resolution to proclaim the city a hate-free space.
The Springfield Police Department unveils a website that maps crimes, showing where and when they occurred.
The college is about 20 miles outside of Springfield, in Amherst.
A UMass computer science student has developed a computer plug-in available to anyone who wants to check whether a news story on Facebook is fake or fact-based.
Usually it’s college students that do the protesting. But in Amherst, Massachusetts a large crowd of veterans rallied on Sunday afternoon against Hampshire College and its students because of incidents on campus involving the American flag.
The suspension rate is higher at charter schools, but a proponent points out that charters are often middle and high schools, so making comparisons to K through 12 districts is likely skewing the numbers.
Baystate announced it is cutting a program that uses non-surgical methods to lose weight, and the program’s patients aren’t happy.
Attorney General Maura Healey has created a hotline for Massachusetts residents to report harassment and other discriminatory incidents. Healey said there’s been an up-tick in such reports since Election Day. That was also the message from a group at Holyoke Community College.
The nation remains divided politically, but Springfield appeared unified in celebration of American veterans.
A group of people hiked up Mount Tom Friday to clean up racist and anti-Semitic graffiti. The graffiti was painted before the election.
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud said she must move past the fear, as the election result presents an opportunity for minority groups to organize.
Many schools in western Massachusetts are closed on Election Day. One reason is concern about the safety of children. Another is to use the day for teacher training programs.