The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts voted earlier this week to authorize the city to borrow more than $12.5 million to pay for construction projects and equipment purchases. But a delay in authorizing city funds to improve a park drew the ire of the mayor.
A new push is being made to get police departments in Massachusetts equipped with body and cruiser cameras. A law enforcement equipment company is offering free trials of its camera system. A state legislator wants the Baker administration to come up with guidelines for using the technology.
Adults in Massachusetts can legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and even grow up to a dozen plants at home. But, it may be a while before people can go to a store in their neighborhood to purchase pot products.