Velis defeated Republican Dan Allie, a member of the Westfield City Council, 53 percent to 47 percent in a special election Tuesday for a state House seat representing Westfield.
Voters are choosing between Republican Dan Allie and Democrat John Velis.
Two national theater organizations asked 6th through 8th graders around the country to participate in a playwriting contest focusing on bullying. The regional competition in Connecticut took place earlier this month in Hartford.
Other big consumer topics Massachusetts’ consumer affairs department dealt with in 2013: problems with home improvement contractors, and car issues – including those involving the state’s lemon law.
The Yankees were again Connecticut’s favorite team, topping the Sox by five percentage points.
At least 3,500 police officers will be spread across the eight cities and towns that make up the marathon route. That’s more than double the number from last year.
Sanders is also pointing to how he differs from another potential candidate, former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton.
Mastroianni’s nomination now goes to the full Senate.
Lawmakers are confident they will change a Massachusetts law requiring licenses to carry pepper spray.
Despite a request from Springfield’s mayor request, refugees from places like Bhutan, Somalia, and Iraq keep arriving. The differences they face in food, laws, and language can be dizzying. In addition, they often have to adapt to a very different work culture.
There were handshakes, hugs and high fives all around as hundreds of casino supporters at Suffolk Downs heard the news: the proposed casino, which just four months ago seemed doomed, was back on track.
A proposal from Leominster received praise from the panel for its design and finances. But Commissioner James McHugh raised one red flag.
A setback on Monday for the Eastern States Exposition, and a win for casino company MGM.
The United States is in the middle of a natural gas boom. This is largely because of fracking, the controversial method for using pressurized fluids to break up rocks to get at the natural gas below.
A UMass professor has his fingerprints all over a new U.S. postal stamp coming out this week.