It turns out none of the people arrested near Tully O’Reilly’s Pub in Northampton at closing time Sunday are local. Jose Rosa of Springfield was arrested inside the club after creating a disturbance. Preston Charles of Brooklyn, New York was busted for threatening a bouncer. Two men from Erving and Holyoke were arrested for fighting on the dance floor and resisting arrest. At the same time, a half-dozen people were fighting in the parking lot of Union Station. Three women from Turners Falls, Holyoke and Springfield were arrested in that altercation.
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.