(Springfield, MA) — Statewide average MCAS scores have been released. The good news is three low-performing schools in Springfield have made progress and are off the watch list. Seven other city schools remain stuck at level 4, with some of the lowest scores in the state. The Morgan Elementary School in Holyoke slipped from level 4 to level 5 and will go into receivership. More detailed MCAS data will be released Friday.
The decision in the Aug. 9 shooting had been expected, in part because of the high legal standard needed for a federal civil rights prosecution.
Justices appeared divided on ideological lines as the court heard a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law.
Igloos have sprung up on the courthouse lawn in downtown Northampton for the 9th annual Cancer Connection Campout.
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for tighter restrictions on the use of drones.
The Northwestern DA wants to reinstate charges against a woman who unsuccessfully tried to develop a gay-friendly condo project in Easthampton.