Later today, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner will be in Greenfield and then Springfield to give an update on stemming the opioid abuse crisis in the region, and across the state.
The Massachusetts task force charged with figuring out how to use $20 million in emergency state funds to combat abuse and overdoses continues to work on recommendations how best to spend the money.
Massachusetts’ Opiate Abuse Task Force will give Governor Deval Patrick draft recommendations this week. The group wants to keep training police and fire fighters on how to spot and stop heroin overdoses.
Bathroom talk is often socially taboo, unless you have a toddler in the house. But at the home of Rich and Flo Newman, sans kids, the first thing we do is head straight for the bathroom.
Starting today in Chicopee, Massachusetts, kielbasa lovers will unite after two decades without a festival celebrating the beloved polish sausage. The four day meaty event at Szot Park brings not only food, but polka music, dance stages, rides, of course fried dough, and the revival of a a potentially deadly competition.
A new poll on criminal justice issues from the group MassINC shows a shift in opinion over the past few decade
Over at Springfield’s High School of Science and Technology this week, dozens of students from the Sci-Tech Band rehearsed with members of the Young at Heart chorus — ages 75 to 92 — for an upcoming inter-generational musical mashup!
The sounds of Kris Allen on his alto sax can be heard this weekend in Lee, Massachusetts. Allen is an Artist in Residence at Williams College. Alongside some of his students, he’ll perform as part of a Jazz Appreciation Month in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.
The trial of Ayyub Abdul Alim began this week in Springfield. More than two years ago he was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a loaded firearm, which he says city police planted on him. Police say otherwise and a group of activists have taken up his case.
Alan Sager has documented the trends of hospital closings in Massachusetts and nationally for decades.
Massachusetts’ Distressed Hospital Fund was developed two years ago when lawmakers were hammering out the health care cost containment law. The fund holds about $128 million.
Artist Deborah Baronas grew up on the farm fields of South Deerfield, Massachusetts, her inspiration for an exhibit called “Into the Shade” at the Wisteriahurst Museum in Holyoke, Mass.
Hiring a new police chief is now on the to do list for Chicopee, Mass., Mayor Richard Kos, under a ruling from the state Civil Service Commission.
Starting this weekend at the Springfield Museums, a group of artists is tipping their hats to 19th Century writers and innovators, in Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City.
As the week has gone on, UMass sounded less and less confident in its handling of Blarney Blowout.