Despite wretched weather and infrastructure challenges early in his first term, respondents to two new polls give Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker a solid job approval rating for his first 100 days in office.
Holyoke, Mass. Police Chief James Neiswanger today responded to a vote of “no confidence ” from members of the patrolmen ‘s union, one of three unions at the department.
Senate President Stan Rosenberg points to a successful “justice reinvestment” program in Texas as a model for Massachusetts.
Holyoke’s school superintendent is making the case that everyone work together to keep the district in local hands, and the head of the teacher union, who once filed a state grievance against the district, agrees.
In Orange, Massachusetts, a man originally from England is counting the days before he gets a surgery that is expected to greatly improve his life. But it may or may not happen before he has to leave the country. How he got to western Mass., is a story of abuse, celebrity and Skype.
As Mayor of Springfield, Sal Circosta says he would hold casino operator MGM to its promises, among other things.
Young (and not so young) fans of the fictional Penderwick sisters are counting the days until they can read another chapter in the lives of four remarkable sisters who live in a town that sounds an awful lot like Amherst, Mass. Author Jeanne Birdsall’s “The Penderwicks in Spring” arrives at book stores next week.
Massachusetts doctors say they’re seeing an increase in the number of pregnant women addicted to opiates, with an unclear impact on their newborns.
If you’re ever in Holyoke on a Friday at noon, you might be able to hear the blare of a World War II siren, a signal to remember decades of city history.
Smith College’s Mortimer Rare Book Room is known for housing prestigious collections of literary manuscripts and ancient texts. Now, the library is displaying something a bit more frivolous: a collection of old paper and plastic bags from bookstores around the world.
Tuesday’s killing in North Carolina of three Muslim students is now being investigated by the FBI as a hate crime. They were allegedly shot by a neighbor. Many New Englanders are responding to their deaths with prayer and discussion.
The MNA says it commends Berkshire Health Systems for reopening the emergency room and expanding outpatient services. But it says the need for in-patient services in North Adams is clear and possible.
With the Patriots in the Superbowl, UMass-Amherst officials this weekend are restricting dormitory access. Like some other schools, UMass students have a history of drunken celebrations after major sporting events.
After almost 3 feet of snow, city officials say Worcester’s cleanup will go through the weekend.
After a night of snow, and several inches more predicted for the next day, almost no one was out early Tuesday on what is usually a well traveled street — Pelham Road in Amherst, Mass.