Walmart is responding to protesters who don’t want a super-center built in Holyoke. The retail giant says it offers jobs with affordable health care and opportunity for advancement. Mayor Alex Morse recently spoke out against the store proposed for Whiting Farms Road, saying the net benefit would be negative. It may be too late, because a purchase and sale agreement has been signed on the commercially-zoned parcel owned by Holyoke Gas and Electric.
A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.
Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.
Nine Western Massachusetts firefighters have been deployed to Washington State to help battle wildfires there.
If you're thinking about driving through downtown Florence on Route 9 today, you might want to think again.