(Easthampton, MA) – Easthampton lawyer Nicole LaChapelle has been elected treasurer of the Democratic State Committee. LaChapelle had originally considered a run for the party chairmanship but changed her mind, clearing the way for State Senator Thomas McGee of Lynn. Outgoing chairman Jack Walsh is stepping down to head up Deval Patrick’s political action committee.
OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.
It was apparently a good year for the State Lottery.
The practice of "shark finning" is now illegal in Massachusetts.
A former JV volleyball coach at a Western Mass high school has pleaded not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.