López, the first person of color elected to the council, and first woman in over a decade, is calling for more transparency in Chicopee's government.
It was a big relief for many when the Biden administration extended protections from deportation for Haitians. But some who are trying to resettle in western Massachusetts are still waiting for these protections.
A federal rule prevented states from dropping participants from Medicaid during the pandemic. But now states must determine eligibility for all who are enrolled.
Over the past decade, the Massachusetts Senate has passed a sex education bill on four occasions, but House Democrats have never taken it up.
Safe Passage says the local lack of available housing is a major driver behind their shift in services. The organization's domestic violence emergency shelter has closed. Instead, the nonprofit will focus on intercepting violence earlier on, and advocating for public policy.
As the Department of Interior considers changing the regulations for the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, some museums hire staff to speed up the repatriation process.
The remains of 63 Native people who were removed from their graves in western and central Massachusetts are still in museums, despite a federal law designed to repatriate them to tribal communities.
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