The four candidates vying for the open District Attorney’s seat in Hampden County all agree the criminal justice system needs fixing.
The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have introduced the phrase counter insurgency into U.S. jargon. And there is plenty of criticism about the way it’s been implemented in both wars.
Blame it on the heat, the economy, or the summer break from school, but violent crimes in Springfield have gone up significantly in the past week.
A review of data in Massachusetts shows the state has the highest rate of violent crimes in the northeast.The Massachusetts Health Council has just released its bi-annual report about health and social trends.The report – which used information from the FBI, hospital emergency rooms, and the Massachusetts Medical Society, also includes recommendations for policy makers.WFCR’s Susan Kaplan spoke with Susan Servais the council’s executive director.