Springfield Mayor Dom Sarno says the city has been disproportionately targeted for the resettling of refugees. Sarno has written a letter to the State Department asking them to stop the influx for safety reasons. Local charities have settled 1,500 refugees in Western Mass since 2011 using federal funds. The vast majority of refugees have been funneled into the city of Springfield.
Even the most patriotic among us can learn something from these little-known facts about Independence Day.
More than 40 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the long holiday weekend.
While a domestic road trip might appear like an affordable alternative to traveling abroad, costs can easily spiral out of control.
For hundreds of thousands of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, symptoms can be worsened by the cracks and thunder of celebratory fireworks.