UMass Fees And Tuition To Increase

How Much Depends On Allocation In State Budget

University of Massachusetts trustees voted Wednesday to increase tuition and fees, up to five percent depending on the state’s funding level.

In Greenfield, DCF Workers Rally For Lower Case Loads, More Funding

Social workers from Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families, trying to get the attention of the public Beacon Hill lawmakers, rallied Monday in downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts. More funding is needed for DCF, they say, to hire additional social workers and reduce the dangerously high number of caseloads on their plates.

In Heroin Crisis, Grandparents Seek Allies Raising Grandchildren

An increasing number of grandparents in Massachusetts stepping in to parent for a second time around. In many cases, they take custody because their adult children are using heroin. It’s a similar family situation in other parts of New England, and many grandparents are forced to be more resourceful than usual. In doing so, they are also finding friendship in the trenches.

MISS PART 1? During Mass. Heroin Crisis, Number Of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Grows