The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted 8-3 to accept a recommendation from state Education Commissioner to designate the Holyoke schools as “Level 5,” or chronically underperforming.
A cross country run to benefit the family of a Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed when his jet crashed in Virginia over the summer is scheduled for this weekend.
The suspect, whose name was not immediately made public, is facing arraignment Monday.
Massachusetts state police say a traffic violations in the western Massachusetts town of Holyoke have led to the arrest of a Vermont woman who was transporting about 1,400 packets of heroin back to her state.
Voters in several Massachusetts cities are heading to the polls to whittle down the number of candidates running for mayor.
Holyoke police are looking for a man they say interrupted a church service and robbed several members of the congregation at gunpoint.
A Springfield man faces vehicular homicide charges after police say he ran a red light and struck another vehicle, killing two people and injuring two others.
The panel had set a 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline for companies to submit initial applications along with $400,000 application fees.
A 15-year-old died in a fire Saturday afternoon.
The mayor of Holyoke has reversed his staunch anti-casino position and will now entertain a proposal to bring a casino to the city.