A statewide campaign to fight repeal of the Massachusetts casino law had a formal kickoff in Springfield today.
The casino industry-funded Coalition to Protect Mass Jobs held its first official campaign event Tuesday in the downtown offices of MGM Springfield. About 100 local community leaders, business owners, and labor representatives gathered to hear brief speeches and see the first television ad of the campaign, which stars the city of Springfield.
The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts said an appeal is likely of the federal jury award of $1.3 million to the mother of a teenager who died during a confrontation with police.
A day after the federal court jury found a Springfield police officer had violated the civil rights of Delano Walker Jr. during a stop for questioning in 2009, Mayor Domenic Sarno said he was uncertain on what grounds the city might base an appeal.
"We will review all our legal options and most likely pursue an appeal," Sarno said Tuesday.
Some hostility toward Israel is just anti-Semitic. Some hostility toward Israel is Palestinian nationalism. Some is sympathy for the Palestinians generated by an enormously successful PR campaign. And some is self-inflicted. But all of us should be concerned. The policies of the Israeli government don’t represent me – nor should they. But they affect me.
The first of two meetings to better explain a healthcare needs report commissioned after the March closure of North Adams Regional Hospital is tonight at 5:30 at the Church Street Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
In 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alison Lurie published The Language of Clothes, a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized.
Now Lurie has returned with a companion book, The Language of Houses, a lucid, provocative and entertaining look at how the architecture of buildings and the spaces within them both reflect and affect the people who inhabit them.
Former Republican New York State Assemblyman George Amedore and Democratic State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk engaged in the first debate in their rematch for the 46th district Senate seat today.
Two years have passed since Tkaczyk squeaked by Amedore in an 18-vote victory that only came after many recounts that saw the lead shift back and forth and delayed the Senator's "official" arrival in Albany for two months. The race is considered key as Republicans and Democrats fight for control of the Senate in November.