(Holyoke, MA) — In the wake of a divisive Walmart controversy, activists are seeking a zoning change in Holyoke. They want a site on Whiting Farms Road changed from General Business to Industrial Park zoning. The land owned by Holyoke Gas & Electric is near the Holyoke Mall but adjacent to a residential neighborhood. A petition to change the zoning was presented to the City Council Tuesday. Last month Walmart withdrew controversial plans to build a Supercenter at the site, saying there were problems with soil contamination.
The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice shows.
The hearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission starts the clock on a 60-day environmental review of the project
Owner Dee Boyle-Clapp says the female, named Lucrezia, was recovered over the weekend, but her mate, Bob, is still at large
Legislators vote to suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on most items Aug. 15-16.
Both chambers voted to restore $5 million cut by Baker from the original funding appropriation for the University of Massachusetts.