More snow is on the way to New England.
Officials in Amherst, Massachusetts are totaling up the costs of Saturday’s “Blarney Blowout.” The series of pre-St. Patrick’s Day parties saw more than 70 arrests and police in riot gear breaking up large gatherings.
U.S Senator Ed Markey appeared in Holyoke alongside other public officials, law enforcement, and health care providers to discuss what he calls an opiate “overdose epidemic.”
If the raise passes town meeting, it will head to the state legislature for approval.
Several special elections took place in Massachusetts on Tuesday, including in the city of Westfield.
In a letter to Gov. Deval Patrick, Ireland wrote that he was quickly approaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. And to make the transition smoother, he said he wanted to retire before the court’s new session begins in September.
Lawmakers are confident they will change a Massachusetts law requiring licenses to carry pepper spray.
Leominster’s proposed slots parlor narrowly lost to a proposed slots casino in Plainville. Two of the five commissioners on the state gaming board supported the proposal in the north-central Massachusetts city.
Lacking a detox program in the rural region, Franklin County is pushing for new funding to combat rising heroin abuse.
In an oversight hearing, state lawmakers bashed the state health care website and the administration’s response to its problems.
Parents and teachers in Holyoke, Massachusetts say so-called “data walls” result in public humiliation of students.
Just four of the 20 licenses granted on Friday are in the central and western counties of the state.
In his State of the Union address this week, President Barack Obama called on local lawmakers around the country to raise minimum wages. The Massachusetts Senate is way ahead of him. It passed a bill in November that would push the state wage from 8 to 11 dollars an hour by 2016. But there’s one group who, on paper at least, make far less than that: people like servers and bartenders who rely on tips.
Massachusetts health officials are set to award medical marijuana dispensary licenses by the end of next week, but that doesn’t mean dispensaries will immediately be […]
More turnover in the western Massachusetts delegation to the state legislature may be on the horizon, as veteran Senator Gale Candaras of Wilbraham announces her future political plans Tuesday morn