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.
The decision in the Aug. 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution.
Justices appeared divided on ideological lines as the court heard a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
Igloos have sprung up on the courthouse lawn in downtown Northampton for the 9th annual Cancer Connection Campout.
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for tighter restrictions on the use of drones.
The Northwestern DA wants to reinstate charges against a woman who unsuccessfully tried to develop a gay-friendly condo project in Easthampton.