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 physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.
The U.S. has started new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.
Students at Frontier, Deerfield and Sunderland Elementary schools were placed in a so-called shelter place this morning, following a threat made to Frontier High School
Sears will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close more than 100 stores, many before Christmas.