The MassDOT board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a $566 million contract with a Chinese company to build new subway cars in Springfield.
CNR Changchun, the world’s largest maker of transit railcars, submitted the lowest of six bids to build 248 new subway cars to replace decades- old vehicles on the MBTA’s Red and Orange lines. The company will build a new $50 million factory in Springfield. MassDOT head Richard Davey said the deal is about getting people to work in Boston and putting people to work in Springfield.
Former U.S. Senator and one-time presidential candidate Bill Bradley joined a crowd of roughly 75 people for a question and answer session at Williams College this week. The Democrat gave some insight into how he thinks the 2016 presidential race will turn out.
Using a state grant, Berkshire Medical Center plans to create a "patient centered community neighborhood" at the former North Adams Regional Hospital where it BMC now runs a satellite emergency facility.
While the Obama administration and many other national leaders are focused on Ebola and the terrorist group the Islamic State, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy recently returned from a week-long diplomatic and trade mission to the Balkans.
A man convicted of second-degree murder in the deaths of two Springfield, Massachusetts police officers is being released from prison next week.
Juan Ortiz is being paroled from state prison next week. He was found guilty in the deaths of Officers Alain Beauregard and Michael Schiavina in 1985. Ortiz was with his brother Eduardo, whom investigators say actually shot the officers at a traffic stop. Eduardo Ortiz committed suicide before police could arrest him.
" We carry on," said Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney, who knew the two slain officers.
The family of a missing College of St. Rose student is making a new appeal for his safe return.
At 3:30 p.m. on October 17th, University Police were notified by the College of St. Rose that one of its students was missing. The student, 17-year-old Connor Trapatsos, was last seen leaving Brubacher Hall in downtown Albany a week ago. His family wants him to call home.
" Connor we love you so much. We miss you. We just want you to come home. We don't care about school or grades."
Connor left his prescription medication behind and may require medical attention.
The New York State attorney general has announced an agreement with the City of Newburgh Police Department to provide greater access for residents who do not speak English.
The agreement ensures language access for one of the state’s so-called Limited English Proficient, or LEP, communities. Kristen Clarke is the Civil Rights Bureau Chief at the state attorney general’s office. She says her office received information and complaints, and heard from advocates about the problems in communicating with law enforcement in various parts of the state.