“This is a very disturbing and disheartening decision rendered by the courts,” Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said in a statement after the ruling. “The main thing here is the protection of our children from these predators.”
State Representative Aaron Vega has been pushing for an explicit ban on necrophilia in Massachusetts, saying law enforcement’s hands were tied in a recent case. But that may not be true.
The Massachusetts attorney general’s office announced the settlement with Palmer Motorsports Park and J. Read Corporation.
Massachusetts consumers get a break from the state’s sales tax this weekend. Connecticut gives customers a tax-free week, beginning Sunday.
The newspaper wants a federal judge to release an unedited video of a portion of the FBI’s interview with Alexander Ciccolo.
A dog spends its first few years locked in a laboratory, leaving her broken and traumatized. A lady bug, a little girl and — of course — other dogs help her rediscover her foxhound instincts.
An Adams, Massachusetts, man accused of plotting to attack a college on behalf of the self-declared Islamic State has pleaded not guilty.
The feds say 23-year-old Alexander Ciccolo planned to carry out the attack on behalf of the group that calls itself the Islamic State , or ISIS.
A federal judge in Springfield on Tuesday ordered Alexander Ciccolo detained until trial. The government says the 23-year-old resident of Adams, Massachusetts, planned to attack a college on behalf of the Islamic State.
The feds say 23-year-old Alexander Ciccolo plotted to use a pressure cooker bomb, Molotov cocktails and four guns. They’re not saying which college was targeted.
Updated at 10:19 a.m. on July 2, 2015, to include response by Jeff Morneau to Mayor Sarno’s latest comments. The Hampden County Bar Association says Sarno doesn’t understand bail. Sarno replies that the bar association is trying to protect violent offenders.
The group Investigative Reporters and Editors hands out its tongue-in-cheek Golden Padlock Award to show how unresponsive some government offices are to public information requests.
We won’t know if this period of rain means the end of the drought until Thursday morning. That’s when the U.S. Drought Monitor releases its latest map.
In the last week, at least seven more communities in Massachusetts began restricting water use, including Northampton and Orange. This comes as the region faces what officials say is a “moderate drought.”