An audit of the Massachusetts welfare department shows widespread mismanagement. State Auditor Suzanne Bump found the Department of Transitional Assistance paid out $2.4 million to more than a thousand dead people. Also, some children were being claimed by more than one guardian. And, about 30,000 blank EBT cards at five offices could not be accounted for. Interim Commissioner Stacey Monahan took the helm of the troubled agency only 15 weeks ago.
A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.
Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.
Effective immediately, anyone visiting a new mother or child at the Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center must be 14 or older
The city of Northampton has officially opened discussion on an ordinance banning plastic bags and styrofoam