A nightclub in Springfield, Massachusetts is facing a hearing in front of the mayor as a result of a shooting earlier this month.
A hearing on the Zone Nightclub’s entertainment license has been scheduled for December 30th at Springfield City Hall. Mayor Domenic Sarno, who has the authority to issue entertainment licenses, has taken a hard line in the past with threats to public safety
"To the businesses that continue to attract a negative element I will continue to be relentless with the laws, boards and commissions that I have," Sarno declared earlier this year.
An old grave in Burlington's Elmwood Cemetery holds the remains of Joseph Barron Jr., a little-remembered but critical hero to the American victory over the British in the Battle of Plattsburgh in the War of 1812.
Now that MGM has won Massachusetts regulatory and voter approval to build a resort casino in downtown Springfield the Las Vegas-based entertainment giant has employment and local purchasing commitments to keep.
The recent slayings of two police officers in New York City and one in Florida has resulted in public displays of support for police in western Massachusetts.
In response to a social media campaign, people in Chicopee have put blue lights in their house windows for police on patrol to see. The police chief of Ludlow suggested in an email that people wear blue ribbons. The mayor of Greenfield, William Martin, went out of his way to pay tribute to police during a ceremony Monday marking new train service.
Due to what it’s calling heavy interest, Massachusetts is extending its payment deadline for people who want a state-based health insurance plan to December 28th. But, people must still choose a plan by the end of today.
Last week Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin told Vermonters he would stop his efforts to implement single-payer health care in the state. The decision has upset supporters, but they say it won’t stop efforts at the state or national level to implement single-payer.