The Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory in Springfield now includes a new drug testing facility that officials say should reduce a backlog in drug evidence cases.
As Massachusetts students return to the classroom, education officials are looking to increase the number of schools providing free meals using a federal program. Springfield is testing out the program this school year.
Massachusetts residents have until Wednesday to register to vote in the state’s September primary election.
With three and a half weeks to go before the Democratic primary, State Treasurer Steve Grossman opened his gubernatorial campaign’s western Massachusetts office in Springfield this week, the last among his fellow Democratic contenders to do so
With a new training facility, a renovated stadium and the return of a championship-winning head coach, the UMass football team is looking to come back from two straight 1-11 seasons.
In a candidate roundtable, both Michael Valanzola and James Ehrhard said they are against the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline that would cut across the district. And both support tax relief and the repeal of the casino law. However, differences arose in how they would represent the district in a legislature dominated by Democrats.
The town manager of Amherst, Massachusetts, is disputing charges by the local police union that local leaders were ignoring their calls for increased police staffing.
The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has confirmed the detection of the tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer in Suffolk County.
As the cleanup continues in Revere, Massachusetts from Monday’s tornado, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says he’s reached out to his counterpart in the coastal city to offer support.
The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Revere, Massachusetts, shortly after 9 o’clock Monday morning. There are reports of partial building and roof collapses, downed trees and power lines. The storm was the latest to hit the region in the past couple of days that also produced a tornado funnel cloud over Springfield.
Casinos coming to Massachusetts are no sure thing. That’s after last month’s ruling by the state’s highest court that allows a repeal question to go before voters in November. However, the behind-the-scenes work continues to develop a workforce for a Bay state casino industry.
Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee is one of locations being considered to house the children. But Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos says he’s not convinced Westover is the best spot.
Supporters of a question on the November ballot that would repeal Massachusetts’ casino law were in Springfield Wednesday to launch what they are calling a grassroots campaign across the state.
Hot weather and crime sometimes seem to go together. But Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri told members of the City Council yesterday that the crime stats were looking far better this year than last. Still, the city’s new top cop says there’s no easy explanation for the decrease.
While some of the locales in Foreign Gods Inc. are strikingly similar to his own experiences in the U.S., including western Massachusetts, Okey Ndibe insists the book is not autobiographical.