Catholic Bishop Timothy O’Donnell of Springfield is urging caution in the city’s upcoming casino referendum. While not saying which way parishioners should vote, O’Donnell says the lure of easy money might be blinding people to social problems an urban casino might bring. The special election on MGM International’s downtown casino proposal in Springfield will be held next Tuesday. A group of about 14 religious leaders held a rally in Springfield this week to speak out against the casino proposal.
A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.
This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.
With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.
The city of Northampton now has an ordinance banning the use of single-layer plastic bags