A Springfield-based non-profit is among the organizations cited by President Obama for its efforts to expand funding to aspiring entrepreneurs who’ve been historically overlooked by traditional investor networks.
The head of Massachusetts’ health insurance marketplace is uncertain how the program will be affected if Donald Trump follows through his campaign promise to abolish Obamacare, which is modeled on the Bay State’s universal health plan. But he reports twice as many people have signed up for coverage this year than last.
Some members of a Springfield church attended by a teenaged Gwen Ifill are remembering the late journalist as a kind and smart person who was really into books.
After several previous attempts, a group of Springfield city councilors say they will introduce legislation next week to re-establish a Police Commission with hiring and firing authority. And they say they have enough support to override a suspected mayoral veto.
Could an individual with a felony in their past be considered to work at one of Massachusetts’ casinos? The head of the state Gaming Commission said the law is clear, but he wants it changed.
Former Springfield mayor and current Congressman Richie Neal is declining to weigh in on whether the city should restore a civilian police commission that existed during his administration. This follows criticism of the city’s response to recent cases of alleged police misconduct.
After two previous mistrials, Cara Rintala has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after she was found guilty of killing her wife in their Granby, Massachusetts, home in 2010.
Friends are remembering Sirdeaner Walker, the Springfield woman who spearheaded a statewide anti-bullying law after her son committed suicide in 2009.
Just under two years ahead of its scheduled casino opening, MGM Springfield has launched a series of career sessions for job seekers on how to apply and be prepared for the nearly 3,000 available positions at the resort.
A decision by one of Connecticut’s two automobile clubs to discontinue providing driver’s license services to non-members is prompting Governor Malloy to threaten legal action.
Turners Falls, Massachusetts, is among about three dozen communities in the Bay State that use Native American mascots and images for their high school sports teams. As school officials ponder whether to make a change, residents on both sides have taken the issue online.
Some federal help is coming to Massachusetts farmers who suffered significant crop loss as a result of freezing temperatures earlier this year.
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, a high school and college basketball standout from Springfield, cannot play professionally overseas because she wears a hijab, the Islamic head scarf. She returned to her hometown to speak with a group of students about her effort to overturn the policy she said is discriminatory
The University of Connecticut plans to launch a new graduate program for aspiring genetic counselors, starting in the 2018 academic year.
Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe held his 39th and final clambake Wednesday. The annual event has been a must-attend gathering for elected officials, aspiring politicians and law enforcement officials from across Massachusetts. Ashe, one of the longest-serving elected officials in the state, is set to retire at the end of the years after 42 years as sheriff.