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.
A majority of Massachusetts voters still seem to oppose the repeal of the casino law
The Northampton Board of Public Works would become advisory under a new proposal by Mayor David Narkewicz
Bids have been opened for the Nashawannuck Pond boardwalk project in Easthampton, and they're all way over budget
Insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women as sex slaves, and used child soldiers, a new report says.