Earlier this week, the Gill-Montague School Committee voted 6-3 to abandon the “Indians” mascot after many community members complained it was offensive.
Winter tends to be a low point in blood donations, as many people are sick or away during the holidays. But the industry has always been able to weather those sorts of fluctuations. Now, health economists are pointing to a more recent and serious trend that runs the risk of upending the nation’s blood economy — and with it, the emergency blood supply.
Organizers say city staff told them a rally permit takes at least three weeks, which they claim is unconstitutional. Springfield’s mayor has since issued a statement saying the city will work with the group.
A profession traditionally known as the domain of grizzled, retired cops is providing entry-level jobs for new college graduates.
Activists are hoping for a weekly “Resist Trump Tuesday” when constituents would visit their elected leaders and seek action.
Local volunteers have helped thousands of people from Western New England make their way to Washington, DC for the Women’s March, which takes place a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
A Springfield nonprofit had converted a former leper colony into a treatment program for opioid addicts, but without sufficient fundraising, the model proved unsustainable.
Boston University researchers believe both genetic combinations and specific patterns proteins in the blood could help predict a healthier old age.
While Massachusetts has health reform structures that predate Obamacare, health care leaders say the state relies on federal support.
Vermont’s success at reducing its moose population seems to have spared the animals from the worst effects of winter ticks, which have hit neighboring states hard.
Health care providers will be required to use electronic health records that tie into a state system. But it’s unclear how much will actually change when the law goes into effect January 1, 2017.
After his release in 2013, Charles Wilhite filed a wrongful conviction suit, claiming witnesses who identified him in a 2008 murder were coerced by police
An Agawam resident has been charged with transporting women from New York to Western Massachusetts for prostitution. This arrest is separate from an operation led by the Massachusetts Attorney General earlier in the week.
The alleged traffickers used apparent massage parlors in Hadley, Northampton, Agawam and other Massachusetts cities as fronts for a prostitution ring, according to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Office named three Western Massachusetts ecological restoration projects to its priority list.