The Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory in Springfield now includes a new drug testing facility that officials say should reduce a backlog in drug evidence cases.
Democratic voters in Hampden County will choose the area’s next district attorney in Tuesday’s primary, and the winner will face big challenges once in office.
The treasurer chairs the lottery commission, which sends most of its profits to towns and cities to do with as they please. Democratic treasurer candidates say that lottery money will go down if casinos open and they say – for most communities – casino tax revenue won’t make up the difference.
The media has bombarded Massachusetts residents in recent weeks with the results of public opinion surveys that have helped feed the narrative of which candidates are supposed to win next week and which are supposed to lose.
With the start of the school year, superintendents like Jason McCandless have enough things on their to-do list. Add this: deal with cyber attack.
If you put a frog in a pot of room-temperature water and gradually bring the water to a boil, the frog remains in the water and dies. Humans should know better when it comes to this kind of thing says commentator Ellen Moyer.
With no incumbent running, the race for Hampden DA appears to be wide open among the four Democrats on the ballot. All of them are white men, in a county where about a third of all residents identify as non-white.
The last time writer Mira Bartok saw her father, a rising star in the literary world of the 1960s, she was four years old. Bartok recently found a recording of her father.
After long and widespread outages, state officials found Western Massachusetts Electric Company or WMECO, National Grid, and NSTAR violated their legal requirements to safely and promptly restore service. They hit the electric companies with fines totaling almost $25 million.
With less than a week before Massachusetts primary, the race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general remains tight. Former state lawmaker Warren Tolman and attorney Maura Healey agree on many policies. But as they continue to remind voters, their backgrounds differ greatly.
The fourth in a series of candidate profiles before the September 9th primary elections in Massachusetts.
We focus on a few of the issues the Democrats hoping for the state’s top job disagree on. The list of issues they agree on is much much longer.
The women’s college announced this week that any biological or self-identified female can apply — without needing to provide any documentation that proves gender identity.
As Massachusetts students return to the classroom, education officials are looking to increase the number of schools providing free meals using a federal program. Springfield is testing out the program this school year.