The building’s fire alarm did go off, but the connection to an alarm monitoring company had actually failed two days earlier.
A Springfield city councilor is on track to juggle two elected positions in the new year, as he begins a term in the Massachusetts state legislature.
Despite the threat, local mayors say their policies on whether to comply with immigration orders will remain.
A group of people hiked up Mount Tom Friday to clean up racist and anti-Semitic graffiti. The graffiti was painted before the election.
A new study finds significant social, demographic and regional disparity associated with youth employment in Western Massachusetts. Mark Melnik, director of the UMass Donahue Institute, shares what concerns him the most about the findings.
A state law passed in July allowed Tapestry Health Systems to bypass city council opposition.
Kevin Jourdain will be among the delegates from Massachusetts as Republicans gather in Cleveland next week.
The Cubit Building in Holyoke’s “Innovation District” will become the site of a new Hospitality and Culinary Arts training program.
Supporters of both Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders say it’s been challenging to maintain the unity they professed earlier in the season. This is especially true in Western Massachusetts, which voted heavily for the underdog.
“I’ve been thinking about telling my story for a long time.”
In the middle of a fight against heroin abuse, Greenfield, Massachusetts, is one step closer to hosting a needle exchange. Residents requested the Board of Health look into the service last fall. Greenfield’s Public Health Director Nicole Zabko says there’s been no vocal opposition to the plan.
A scathing report last fall found that staff in Holyoke were abusing children in a therapeutic program through harsh and aggressive discipline. A few months later, another Western Massachusetts facility — Eagleton School in Great Barrington — had to shut down after similar allegations. How does this happen and what can be done?
The feminist writer and activist, and Smith College graduate, is giving several speeches in western Massachusetts this week.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Over the last two weeks, Holyoke’s former armory has been falling apart. City officials are mulling over whether it can be saved.