A former Pittsfield city councilor and city clerk, Linder Tyer defeated two-term incumbent Dan Bianchi in November. In Springfield, Domenic Sarno begins another term — and with a resort casino to be built, it may be his busiest.
Brian Sullivan was elected in November, but became acting mayor just days later, after former Mayor Daniel Knapik stepped down to take a state job.
Massachusetts judges are now governed by a new code of conduct. The changes, which took effect January 1, loosen rules restricting how judges interact with groups of lawyers.
The mascot is based on Lord Jeffrey Amherst, known for wanting to send blankets with Small Pox to Native Americans.
An energetic crowd, plus an unexpected interruption, marked Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ visit to Amherst, Massachusetts on Saturday.
For many, the start of the new year is a time to make a list of resolutions aimed at creating happiness. Northampton, Massachusetts-based author Tzivia Gover has some suggestions for creating joy in the new year; her new book is called “Joy in Every Moment.”
A year after Massachusetts switched-up its rules for gas station nozzles, few have made the voluntary change.
Voters in Connecticut and Rhode Island have plenty of time to make up their minds, with their presidential primaries not scheduled until April 26th.
Sixty-five years ago, the Drew family of Easthampton was told their son Bobby was missing in action in Korea. Decades later, he’s still unaccounted for.
The new rules were scheduled to take effect before recent allegations of improper use of restraints, and other student mistreatment, at a Holyoke middle school.
Baker has made a dozen appearances over eight trips to western Mass. since last August.
Tyer will officially take office next week, on Monday, January 4th when she is sworn in.
Massachusetts’ minimum wage goes from $9 an hour, to $10 an hour, the most in the country, tied with California.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has awarded $250,000 in grants to six domestic violence and sexual assault prevention groups participating in an anti-violence project sponsored by the New England Patriots.
Massachusetts officials are hoping to find partners to rehabilitate four historic, but little-used buildings at state parks.