(Boston, MA) - Five years after Governor Patrick set the goal to essentially eliminate family homelessness, Massachusetts is seeing record numbers of homeless families — straining social services’ ability to handle the strain. While Patrick says the economic downturn played a role he concedes simply extending existing anti-homeless strategies won’t work long-term.
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.