Dozens of Catholic churches in Springfield, Massachusetts, have closed over the past decade, as membership has fallen. Lately, diocesan leaders have been asking parishioners how they can improve the church.
MGM is asking the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to help pay for Springfield-area residents to train as casino employees. The company has indicated it will hire more than 1,000 Springfield residents to work in the casino when it opens in September.
This is how a guitar prodigy starts out: Kiam Rennix of Springfield, Massachusetts, was seven years old, watching a Saturday children's show on public TV in his grandmother's house. A segment came on showing how to make your own string instrument.
After students across the country walked out of class in a call for gun control legislation, teens and adults in Springfield, Massachusetts, held a rally outside the headquarters of gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson.
Students across the country will walk out of class Wednesday morning to mark one month since the Parkland shooting, and to call for safer schools.
In the past decade, it’s become the norm for students to practice lockdowns to protect against an intruder with a gun. Now some western Massachusetts educators say they want to do more to secure their schools.