Holyoke State Rep Aaron Vega has announced he won’t run for the state Senate seat vacated by Mike Knapik, saying it’s a bit too soon. The at-large city councilor is a freshman state rep for the 5th Hampden District. There’s a lot on his plate; he and his wife run a yoga studio and are expecting their first child in November. Vega caused a stir when he took out nomination papers for the seat Monday. Outgoing Easthampton Mayor Mike Tautznik has also taken out papers for the seat as a Democratic candidate.
The Israeli Prime Minister called for action over Iran's nuclear program.
Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Efforts to catch families before they fall into homelessness would get a boost under a plan being pushed by Gov. Charlie Baker.
Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation is split over the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept an invitation by House Republicans to address a session of Congress.