Orlando Ramos was elected and sworn in Monday to a one-year term as Council President. Ramos said his number one priority is to improve police-community relations.
A new, two-year legislative session begins this week. New lawmakers will be sworn in, but the balance of power won’t change.
A Springfield city councilor is on track to juggle two elected positions in the new year, as he begins a term in the Massachusetts state legislature.
Next year marks 25 years since the closing of the Belchertown State School, which became infamous for its horrible conditions and abuse of its patients. Donald Vitkus was one of those patients.
The Massachusetts unemployment rate is at its lowest level in 15 years, but recently we’ve seen budget cuts and state employee buyouts. So what’s going on with the state budget?
Some species shifted down-slope over time, but the study’s author doesn’t think that will continue in the long-run.