A gay rights group banned from Boston’s St Patrick’s Parade may march in Holyoke.
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse extended an invitation to MassEquality to join Holyoke’s St Patrick’s Parade and a spokesman for the group said it is under consideration. The Holyoke High School Gay Straight Alliance, which was founded by Morse, has lined up a sponsor to get a spot in the parade.
A woman who received a letter about the potential use of eminent domain to make way for a natural gas pipeline says she and others met with state officials to express concerns about the plan by Vermont Gas.
Officials are looking to raise $20 million to restore a century old landmark in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.
The Springfield Campanile – a 300 foot tower that stands between City Hall and Symphony Hall-- requires extensive structural repairs due to age and exposure to the elements, according to the city’s director of buildings Patrick Sullivan.
" The interior structural steel is rusting and it is pushing out on the limestone blocks. So we need to take the blocks off and treat the steel."
Next Wednesday, both houses of the New York State legislature are due to release their one house budget proposals, which they will then use to negotiate a final spending plan with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in an interview with NYS-PBS's New York Now and public radio stations, says Assembly Democrats are not yet on board with part of Cuomo’s plan to cut the estate tax.
The trails of the remaining suspects in the murders of three Berkshire County men will be held in Hampden County. David Chalue and Caius Veiovis are charged with helping Adam Lee Hall kidnap and kill David Glasser, Robert Chadwell and Edward Frampton, all of Pittsfield, in August 2011.