The state’s welfare department is unveiling new rules in the wake of news stories outlining outrageously high balances on EBT cards. Commissioner Stacey Monahan says recipients with cash balances exceeding $2,500 will have their accounts closed. She says people who accumulate more than $5,000 on their food stamp cards will be personally contacted to make sure they still need help. Monahan says the changes will ensure welfare only goes to the truly needy.
It is the fourth time the parties have extended the terms of the interim deal, which was struck in November 2013 and provided Iran with limited sanctions relief in exchange for a halt to the production of uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent.
Lawyers for women suing Bill Cosby for defamation say his admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he pursued for sex could bolster their claims
As many as 2,000 criminal cases may be impacted by a former state chemist’s decision to tamper with drug samples
Three Springfield men have been arrested in connection with what police say is a major Berkshire County drug trafficking operation
Southampton voters head the polls later this week to once again vote on a new public safety complex