Five courts in Massachusetts specifically deal with veterans who get into trouble with the law. The newest opened last November in Holyoke with two participants. Today Judge Laurie Macleod says the number’s risen to 19.
There’s a wide variety of hearings and topics ahead at the Statehouse this week. One likely contentious formal session will be held on Thursday, as the […]
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.
With kids headed back to school soon, parents’ thoughts may turn to the packing of imperishable and durable lunches and snacks. Think: energy bars and […]
All states are not created equal, at least not when it comes to their influence on American history. That assumption underlies a new volume of […]
The rates of marriage in the military today rival civilian numbers from the 1950’s. That’s what UMass Amherst sociology professor Jennifer Lundquist discovered. She says benefits like health care, free education and housing create a culture conducive to marrying young.
Last week the Senate blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses in the ranks. Another bill dealing with some of the same issues is slated to come up for a vote Monday and Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey says he’ll support it.
The ongoing government shutdown doesn’t affect active-duty military, but it’s slowing down operations at two western Massachusetts air bases.
Sexual misconduct in the military has been discussed more openly of late.
Last week we reported on tax benefits for Massachusetts national guard members serving overseas.