Many vocational high schools in Massachusetts are unable to serve all local students, with long wait lists for admission, but that’s not the case for some schools in the western part of the state.
In a roundtable discussion, each of the candidates said they’ll vote no on a question to repeal the state’s casino law in November.
The restrictions cover five cities and towns in greater Springfield, and in Northampton.
Some Springfield parents learned this week that the state invalidated three years of their kids’ elementary school test results. This comes after an investigation that found test booklets were tampered with to improve scores.
The Catholic Diocese of Springfield installed its new leader in a service Tuesday. Bishop Mitchell Rozanski now leads the estimated 200,000 Catholics in western Massachusetts.
The three candidates vying for the seat now held by retiring Massachusetts state Representative Sean Curran of Springfield saw eye-to-eye on most of the issues discussed at a candidate roundtable. But as New England Public Radio’s Tom Relihan reports, they diverged on gun control.
As the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield kicked off its enshrinement festivities Thursday Mohegan Sun casino is figuring in prominently as a host to some of the events. This comes despite the possibility a casino operated by MGM will open nearby.
The Basketball Hall of Fame is preparing to hold its annual enshrinement festivities in Springfield starting Thursday. This year’s class of honorees range from NBA stars to perhaps the first dynasty of women’s college basketball.
A spokesperson for Mayor Sarno offered no comment on Johnnie Ray McKnight’s announcement, but says Sarno has said he intends to run for re-election in 2015.
The properties would be part of the resort casino MGM wants to build in Springfield.
The gambling board dismissed a request by the City of Boston to delay the process of awarding a casino license until after the November election.
The four candidates vying for the open District Attorney’s seat in Hampden County all agree the criminal justice system needs fixing.
The state commission ruled against an objection to Eric Lesser’s candidacy over questions of his residency.
Catholics in western Massachusetts are getting a new leader. Pope Francis picked Mitchell Rozanski of Baltimore to replace retiring bishop Timothy McDonnell.
Some residents are hopeful about economic recovery; others warn against potential problems.