Monica Jakuc Leverett’s music room includes an impressive half concert grand, not one, but two beautiful custom-made fortepianos and her latest acquisition—a baby grand toy piano.
MassLive reports the city of Springfield is way behind on releasing the annual report of the committee charged with investigating police misconduct allegations.
Amherst school committee member Vira Douangmany Cage says she will run for the seat.
State House reporter Matt Murphy says Baker does not need the legislature’s approval to make emergency budget cuts.
Lawyers for a western Massachusetts woman asked the state’s highest court this week to find her not guilty in the 2010 murder of her wife, Anne Marie Rintala. Jurors deadlocked in the two previous trials of Cara Rintala.
Connecticut is looking to keep its gamblers in-state, and East Windsor First Selectman Robert Maynard says the proximity to Springfield will be a key selling point for his town’s proposal.
Lynn Pasquerella is leaving in June to become president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
Holyoke high school students were evacuated this morning, and then dismissed early, after school officials learned of a bomb threat. City police swept the buildling and found no evidence of a public safety threat.
Alice Parker, who turns 90 on December 16th, has an important goal — to return choral music to what she calls the heart of singing. She uses no electronics, and no accompaniment in the workshops she gives throughout this country and in Canada.
State revenues in Massachusetts have fallen slightly short of projections. Governor Charlie Baker has said he wanted to see those numbers before deciding whether or not to make mid-year budget cuts.
The evolution of the pie in America has been chronicled by Robert Cox in his book, New England Pie: History Under a Crust.
A spokesperson for the Springfield police said the threat was “not credible” but could not provide any other information.
Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, a Worcester Democrat, led the opposition to the bill.
The future of Massachusetts’ solar industry is in doubt after state lawmakers failed to reach a compromise, likely pushing the issue to next year.
MGM officials are trying to win-over skeptical residents and elected officials in Springfield.