Governor Patrick has agreed to put photo IDs on EBT cards. It’s part of a supplementarl budget bill signed Thursday. Even as he gave his OK, Patrick expressed doubts about the cost-effectiveness of the measure. The photo ID provision was pushed by House Speaker Robert DeLeo as a way to stop illegal trafficking in EBT cards.
Springfield Housing Court Judge Robert Fields has halted the evictions of three-hundred families from their hotel rooms
An I-91 traffic stop in Holyoke has yielded large amounts of heroin and the party drug known as “Molly.”
A Northampton man who fought with a cop could see up to four years in prison
The ACLU of Massachusetts has asked Attorney General Martha Coakley to investigate allegations of racial profiling within the Holyoke Police Department
About a dozen elderly and disabled residents are displaced after Tuesday night’s fire at the Mill House Apartments on Wells Street in Greenfield.