A Chesterfield man has filed suit against the Catholic Diocese of Springfield saying he was sexually assaulted by a priest at St. Patrick’s in Chicopee when he was a teenager. The plaintiff claims he was assaulted by priest Paul Archambault of Northampton more than 50 times over four years. Archambault committed suicide in 2011 at the Sacred Heart rectory in Springfield. A large crowd showed up for his funeral in Northampton.
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.