(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.
Lawmakers are calling for calm and a change in police tactics as the St. Louis suburb continues to be rocked by racially charged clashes.
Google is considering online accounts for children under 13, giving parents control over how the service is used.
Swimmers and boaters are advised to stay out of the Mill River and the Connecticut River until E. Coli levels subside.
The CEO of a proposed Northampton medical marijuana outfit is stepping down amidst accusations he lied on his resume.