MassDevelopment wants to begin environmental cleanup at the former Belchertown State School. But the Patrick administration is holding onto $10 million allocated for the job in 2008. Senator Gail Candaras says since the state created the contamination at the site, it’s the state’s responsibility to clean it up. She and other lawmakers are lobbying for the release of $2 million this year so the work can get underway.
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