A meeting of the Governor’s Council devolved into a shouting match this week. The council’s western Massachusetts representative says the government body needs better rules.
Since Pittsfield native Francis Spina retired from the state’s high court last summer, there haven’t been any justices from Massachusetts’ four western counties. Governor Charlie Baker’s latest pick, Ellie Cypher, lives in Bristol County.
Winter tends to be a low point in blood donations, as many people are sick or away during the holidays. But the industry has always been able to weather those sorts of fluctuations. Now, health economists are pointing to a more recent and serious trend that runs the risk of upending the nation’s blood economy — and with it, the emergency blood supply.
Our commentator is happy about what the city has asked of her. She wants others in the region to recognize it’s asking things of them too.
Jewish Family Service is defending itself from Mayor Domenic Sarno’s accusation that his office was kept in the dark about the expected arrival of refugees in Springfield or nearby communities.
An iconic center serving Springfield’s African-American community for more than one hundred years is emerging from the shadow of foreclosure with a new owner dedicated to expanding the center’s mission.
Last year, the state’s highest court ordered the Department of Environmental Protection to come up with new regulations to ensure the state meets emissions reduction goals in three years. Those goals were put into law in 2008.
The proposal would raise the age of most offenders sent to juvenile court from 18 to 21. Massachusetts would be the first state in the country to do so.
Some bad weather didn’t keep hundreds of thousands of fans from showing up Tuesday to cheer on the Patriots following the team’s fifth Super Bowl victory.
Julien is the winningest coach in Bruins history with 419 victories. He led the Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011.
Organizers say city staff told them a rally permit takes at least three weeks, which they claim is unconstitutional. Springfield’s mayor has since issued a statement saying the city will work with the group.
Millions of football fans were anticipating the outcome of the Superbowl last weekend. A much smaller crowd was anticipating the fate of a UMass Amherst student who had been trying to return to campus from his home in Iran.
Kinder Morgan will pay the state $640,000 for a portion of Otis State Forest, which it plans to use for its proposed New York to Connecticut pipeline.
Many legislators, elected officials and judges in Massachusetts are now in line for much bigger paychecks. That’s after the legislature last week overrode Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a pay raise bill.
Since Trump’s executive order — and legal action against it — it’s not known when the refugees will arrive. But the superintendent in Northampton, John Provost, said the school district is “still committed” to helping them resettle.