As families of those on the missing jetliner struggle to get answers, one grief counselor says moving forward requires accepting the unknown. But right now, she says, they’re in survival mode.
The attorney general has endorsed a proposal to shorten sentences of nonviolent offenders in an effort to cut federal spending on prisons.
Not all those arrested this weekend were students, but those who were will face consequences, Subbaswamy said. He promised “swift action” to address violations of the school’s Code of Student Conduct.
The Judiciary Committee’s approval this week is a big step in that, but Mastroianni still needs approval from the full Senate.
George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Harry Truman visited the city of 73,000. And depending on your definition of “visit,” so did FDR.
In a letter to Gov. Deval Patrick, Ireland wrote that he was quickly approaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. And to make the transition smoother, he said he wanted to retire before the court’s new session begins in September.
Penn National casino company has a month to pay the $25 million license fee. That’s quite a price tag given a proposed ballot question seeks to roll back Massachusetts’ casino law.
It was a strong day for Leominster during a hearing before casino regulators. The central Massachusetts city is among three communities vying to host a slots parlor.
Even before going to trial, federal Judge Michael Ponsor has ruled against the mayor on some counts.
The hearing is about what’s called “surrounding community status.” It means a town or city would be impacted by a Springfield casino, and the casino operator – MGM – has to pay up.
There’s another storm bound for New England this weekend, but – for most – there’s a break in the snow today. That’s opened up a window of opportunity for the busiest folks on Valentine’s Day.
Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni faced questions Tuesday in Washington about his views on marijuana and gun safety laws. Mastroianni appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is considering his nomination to the federal bench.
If confirmed by the Senate, Mastroianni would help ease the workload at the federal court in Springfield, much of which now falls on longtime District Judge Michael Ponsor.
A new poll shows Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly support bumping the state’s minimum wage from its current $8 an hour. Meanwhile, the poll tested opinions ahead of this year’s election of a new governor.
After two more losses in the past week, UMass has fallen out of the AP rankings altogether.