Massachusetts shoppers will get a weekend free of sales tax on most purchases. That’s after Governor Deval Patrick signed an economic development bill Wednesday.
Some Springfield parents learned this week that the state invalidated three years of their kids’ elementary school test results. This comes after an investigation that found test booklets were tampered with to improve scores.
Catholics in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire Counties are getting a new bishop Tuesday. Mitchell Rozanski of Baltimore takes over from retiring Bishop Timothy McDonnell.
Massachusetts attorney general Martha Coakley announced Thursday she is suing Dobelle, claiming he falsified documents and billed the school for nearly $100,000 in personal meal and travel costs.
Democrats vying for a state Senate seat in Hampden and Hampshire Counties do not see eye-to-eye on the proposed natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts.
The suit was filed by Laura Marlin, a former top aide to the auditor who says she raised red flags about Bump’s behavior. The auditor denies the allegations.
A group of western Massachusetts colleges are trying to get schools around the state organized as they pitch themselves to international students.
Massachusetts’ highest court now has one fewer voice from the western and central parts of the state.
“Acts of Contrition” – the next book in NEPR’s Summer Fiction series – is set in Washington, D.C., in 1972, and it’s a follow-up to Bleiman’s first novel, “Dirty Tricks.”
Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle’s personal spending on university credit cards goes well beyond what Dobelle has acknowledged. That’s according to a report released Thursday by the Massachusetts Inspector General.
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.