A mayor’s race is shaping up in Holyoke. Jeffrey Stanek is the latest to declare his candidacy. The 39 year old accountant and businessman got married last year and moved from Michigan back to his native Holyoke. Stanek says he wants to bring efficiency to city government. The crowded field includes Air Force vet Jim Santiago, newspaper writer Daniel Boyle, former mayor Dan Szostkiewicz and incumbent Alex Morse.
A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.
Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.
Effective immediately, anyone visiting a new mother or child at the Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center must be 14 or older
The city of Northampton has officially opened discussion on an ordinance banning plastic bags and styrofoam