Massachusetts Education officials have announced their strategic plan for transforming the Holyoke Public School system. For staff and families, the devil will be in the details, as considerable planning continues.
“The Lower Frequencies,” is a one man show written and performed by Bryce Monroe. Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man is his inspiration.
Poet Amy Dryansky (“Grass Whistle” won the 2014 Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry) says visitors who drive through her idyllic western Massachusetts town don’t see what the neighbors do. Her poem about how heroin can tear apart a house and a family is called “Fixed Blue Gone.”
Adrenaline fueled thinking, and her teachers’ voices in her ears, this past spring, AIC nursing student Bonnie Shallbetter helped save her father’s life. He was the first person she ever performed CPR on, but not the last.
Voters in West Springfield, Mass., head to the polls Tuesday for a preliminary election for mayor, among other races.
Holyoke families and educators are preparing for a new school year, with a state appointed leader, and a lot of new teachers. What will all this change look like in the classroom, and will students in the district improve enough by state standards to gain back local control, as so many want?
Energy analyst and commentator Michael Lynch says since a whole range of pundits and twitwits are going to weigh in on the Clean Power Plan that President Obama announced this week, he might as well join the crowd.
Thousands of grandparents in Massachusetts are having to raise their grandchildren, in many cases because the parents are addicted to opiates. The process is fraught with tension.
Marine Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan served two tours of duty in Iraq before he was killed earlier this month in Chattanooga, Tenn. His friends and family remember him as a popular guy, well known among Springfield’s Irish, and a Marine to the end. Hundreds turned out today for his wake.
The Springfield, Mass., family of a U.S. Marine killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee has asked for privacy as they mourn the loss of their son, 40 year old Thomas Sullivan.
His first week on the job, Holyoke Public Schools’ state appointed receiver says he’s still gathering information before announcing a turnaround plan for the struggling school district.
The appeal process begins now that a federal judge has formally sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his part in the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings.
University of Massachusetts trustees voted Wednesday to increase tuition and fees, up to five percent depending on the state’s funding level.
No more “kumbaya” says Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, renewing his call to keep repeat violent offenders behind bars by setting higher bails.
The Justices decision says the Senate was not out of line when it approved a budget amendment freezing the state’s income tax rate and increasing the earned income tax credit.