(Northampton, MA) – The Northampton Business Improvement District will take a renewal vote next week. The vote is required because of a new state law that makes it impossible for downtown property owners to opt out of the BID. Three months ago the City Council agreed to cut fees in half for BID members. The June 9 vote is only open to property owners who are already members of the BID. The BID’s right to exist is being challenged in state and federal court.
The longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, has died.
A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter.
A woman who police say drove through the wall of a Franklin County restaurant as people were having breakfast, will be charged with driving under the influence
The "Harry Potter" star performs the tongue-twisting "Alphabet Aerobics" and it's hilarious.