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.
The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice shows.
The hearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission starts the clock on a 60-day environmental review of the project
Owner Dee Boyle-Clapp says the female, named Lucrezia, was recovered over the weekend, but her mate, Bob, is still at large
Legislators vote to suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on most items Aug. 15-16.
Both chambers voted to restore $5 million cut by Baker from the original funding appropriation for the University of Massachusetts.