A judge ruled that Tapestry Health should have gotten approval from the Holyoke City Council — and not just the mayor and board of health — before it launched a needle exchange program in 2012.
After the police chief of Gloucester, Massachusetts, offered to help heroin addicts rather than arrest them, other police departments have followed suit. Montague Police Chief Chip Dodge says his department has become much more empathetic, but without the same success getting addicts into treatment.
Everyone just needs to calm down about the snakes. That was the message from wildlife officials Tuesday night in a packed high school auditorium in Orange, Massachusetts.
Refugees fleeing the pogroms of Eastern Europe a century ago started farms on rocky land in upstate New York. Some of their descendants are trying to bring together the surviving farmers and their family members.
While Amherst College has abandoned its unofficial mascot, some alumni say they will keep singing the Lord Jeff fight song on their own.
College trustees announced they will not use the mascot in any official communication, and they’ll rename the college-owned Lord Jeffery Inn.
Artist Danny Quirk accused the global superstar of copyright infringement, after she used a collage of his paintings in her social media posts and concerts. So far, Madonna has not responded.
Turns out cold, hard cash is one of the most popular presents.
Over the past decade, the popularity of neuroscience has spawned a number of brain-training cottage industries. The company ‘Brain Balance’ offers an exercise and diet regimen it says will reconnect the brain hemispheres of children with disabilities. Critics say the company doesn’t have the science to back that up — or to justify the program’s high cost.
With the growing attention on neuroscience in education, an industry has popped up called “executive function coaching.” But some educators and researchers wonder if the science behind the approach supports its steep price tag.
The union says special education staff, accused of mistreating students at the Peck School, have been calling for systemic changes for years.
Children were allegedly thrown to the floor, kept in locked closets, and put in restraints as punishment, which violates state law. Holyoke’s state receiver says procedures have since improved.
Personality tests suggest that up to half of all people are introverts. Despite their numbers, the quietest among us often feel they don’t fit in the standard workplace. But in the last few years, the career counseling field has started to pay closer attention to this personality type.
While commissioners asked MGM for more details, they appeared to accept the company’s overall claim – that even though the project has shrunk in size, its essence remains the same.
Ware’s Select Board chair is concerned about the impact of moving Inpatient care at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware to Wing Hospital in Palmer.