Gants has served on the Supreme Judicial Court since 2009. In accepting the governor’s nomination for chief justice in April, Gants said the court should be a problem solver.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley plans to open a campaign office in Springfield this weekend. She’s one of four candidates for governor with offices in the central or western parts of the state.
A spokesperson for Mayor Sarno offered no comment on Johnnie Ray McKnight’s announcement, but says Sarno has said he intends to run for re-election in 2015.
The properties would be part of the resort casino MGM wants to build in Springfield.
In 1934, a Springfield baseball team traveled to Gastonia for a championship tournament. But the team opted not to play when they were informed their black teammate – Bunny Taliaferro – had to sit out the game.
Vermont officials for the first time used a new law allowing them to fine people who intentionally feed bears.
Dougan was born in Springfield, and a few months after graduating from high school in Wilbraham in 2012, he enlisted in the Marines.
It was only 18 months ago that the Governor’s Council voted unanimously to confirm Hines to a seat on the Appeals Court. At a hearing last week, all eight councilors said they would again support her.
Geraldine Hines would become the first African American woman to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court if she’s confirmed by the Governor’s Council.
The four dealerships are owned by Tommy and Carla Cosenzi, the brother-sister team who run shops in Hadley, Northampton and Charlton.
At a meeting last week, the nominee said nothing. The hours of testimony were devoted to speakers praising Associate Justice Ralph Gants, and members of the governor’s council questioning those speakers.
Phil Osborne opted for a stool at the American Legion, working his way through a draft and a smoke.
Lance Cpl. James Boelk was a Marine killed in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010. Like many families of fallen soldiers, on this Memorial Day his parents say they will gather to honor and remember.
The full report has not come out, though the governor says he has been briefed on it. Patrick says it will be made public early this week.
Springfield-based Merriam-Webster is adding more than 150 words to its main dictionary, including one used quite often these days in some local museums.