Renewed calls for western Mass. representation as Healey picks Boston resident 'Bessie' Dewar for SJC
Gov. Maura Healey nominated state Solicitor Elizabeth "Bessie" Dewar, who briefly succeeded Healey as Massachusetts attorney general earlier this year, to the Supreme Judicial Court on Friday, the governor's first nomination to the state's highest court.
Starting in March, the fair market value for state housing vouchers — and some federal Section 8 vouchers — will be calculated by zip code. That will cover higher rents in more expensive neighborhoods. But many voucher-holders in Massachusetts won't benefit from the change.
For the first time in decades, the city of Greenfield has a menorah on its town common to commemorate the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, which began Thursday.
The owners of the music and arts venue Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, Mass., have announced they will close in the coming weeks. A plan to sell the property, equipment and liquor license is underway and they're blaming this moment in part on lack of city support.
An editorial recently published in the Springfield based newspaper, African-American Point of View, sparked backlash from leaders in the Black community like Bishop Talbert Swan ll, head of the Springfield NAACP.
The Fabulous 413
The March for the Food Bank continues on its second, longer, and far more uphill journey to combat hunger.
Eighty years ago this month, a surprise German air raid during World War II destroyed an Allied fleet in an Italian harbor. This disaster led to an important medical breakthrough that commentator Andrew Lam thinks is worth remembering.
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Nando Jaramillo cosecha maíz tradicional, también llamado de reliquia, con prácticas de agricultura regenerativa. Utiliza su maíz para hacer masa de arepas y empanadas, las cuales vende en el Upper Valley de Vermont.
Las elecciones del 7 de noviembre le darán a los votantes la oportunidad de elegir entre el actual alcalde Domenic Sarno y el concejal Justin Hurst.
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Liz O'Gilvie of the Springfield Food Policy Council, as well as Gardening the Community, has made it her mission to address hunger and a shortage of fresh foods in western Massachusetts' largest city, including the Mason Square neighborhood.
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