At a meeting of state education regulators on Tuesday, the receiver in charge of the Holyoke, Massachusetts, public schools told the board that while the district is making strides in some areas, it continues to face challenges in others.
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.