Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
The union says special education staff, accused of mistreating students at the Peck School, have been calling for systemic changes for years.
Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced today he will open an investigation into reports of abuse of disabled students at the Peck School in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Children were allegedly thrown to the floor, kept in locked closets, and put in restraints as punishment, which violates state law. Holyoke’s state receiver says procedures have since improved.
Our series of interviews with mayoral candidates from some western Massachusetts cities continues with Holyoke’s two-term incumbent.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a fundraising pit stop in western Massachusetts on Thursday.
The incumbent mayors of Holyoke, North Adams and Pittsfield each won enough votes during preliminary elections Tuesday to earn a spot on the November 3rd ballot. But none of the mayors will face an easy go of it in the next round.
Mayor Alex Morse faces businessman Fran O’Connell and City Councilor Anthony Soto. The top two vote-getters will appear on the November ballot.
The 4 million dollar passenger platform is the latest addition to the ‘Knowledge Corridor,’ though for now, only two Amtrak trains daily stop there.
As lawmakers begin vetting Governor Charlie Baker’s MBTA overhaul proposal, the House today dig’s into nearly 1,100 amendments proposed to the $38 billion House Ways and Means Committee fiscal 2016 budget.
Next week, a state board will be in Holyoke to assess whether Massachusetts should take control of the city’s public schools. The only other school district in the state currently in receivership is Lawrence.
The city’s superintendent says he now supports a state takeover of the school district, which disappoints teachers’ union president Gus Morales
Ahead of a possible state takeover of the Holyoke public schools, the city’s superintendent says he’s personally not opposed to state control.
About three dozen Holyoke, Massachusetts, residents turned out Wednesday night to discuss what to do with the now-closed Mount Tom Power Station.
Mayor Alex Morse signed an order this week that requires city police not to hold undocumented immigrants longer than regular citizens.