In Heroin Crisis, Grandparents Seek Allies Raising Grandchildren

An increasing number of grandparents in Massachusetts stepping in to parent for a second time around. In many cases, they take custody because their adult children are using heroin. It’s a similar family situation in other parts of New England, and many grandparents are forced to be more resourceful than usual. In doing so, they are also finding friendship in the trenches.

MISS PART 1? During Mass. Heroin Crisis, Number Of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Grows

Mass. Attorney General: NFL Focus On Deflate-Gate Is ‘Out Of Line’

Speaking for much of Patriots Nation, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey questioned the priorities of the National Football League a day after it announced a four-game suspension of quarterback Tom Brady, a hefty fine and the loss of two draft picks.

Case Against Ex-Lee Police Chief Moves Closer To Trial

One question proposed by Joseph Buffis’ lawyer seems to leave little surprise for trial. It asks, “Does the fact that this case involves allegations that Mr. Buffis stole charitable donations intended for a fund to provide toys to needy kids at Christmastime affect your ability to be a fair and impartial juror?”

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Senate President Stan Rosenberg’s leadership team is preparing to release its first annual state budget proposal on Tuesday.Joint legislative committees, which are controlled by the House, have scheduled eight hearings for Tuesday as those panels ramp up their activity five months into the 2015-2016 session.