(Holyoke, MA) – Holyoke School Superintendent Sergio Paez is facing outrage from protesters. Last night it was standing room only at a special school board meeting. Paez says job cuts are needed to bridge a four-and-a-half million-dollar budget gap. English teacher Gus Morales did not have his contract renewed. The president-elect of the Holyoke Teachers Union claims the firing was done out of retaliation because Morales complained about publishing student test scores.
Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.
Lightning is being blamed for a destructive house fire in Worthington.
Anti-pipeline marchers are expected to show up at the State House in Boston tomorrow.
Members of a tree removal company are safe after being trapped inside their truck in Deerfield.