The University of Massachusetts system says this fall’s enrollment across its five campuses will be a new record high. UMass officials announced yesterday that nearly 72-thousand students are expected to be enrolled this fall, an overall increase of one-point-seven-percent. UMass-Lowell saw the biggest gain, adding nearly four-percent to their enrollment, following by UMass-Boston at one-point-five-percent.
The World Eye Bookshop in Florence is closing on Saturday.
The Reverend Talbert Swan is calling for a commission to improve police-community relations in Springfield and Holyoke.
Northampton Housing Authority Director Jon Hite will retire in February.
The Defense Department violated U.S. law by failing to alert Congress before releasing five Taliban members in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier.
The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the U.S., military leaders say.