Final jury to be chosen in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Baker: I’ll reduce number of Massachusetts homeless families

Efforts to catch families before they fall into homelessness would get a boost under a plan being pushed by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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Massachusetts delegation divided on Netanyahu speech

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.

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Amherst Plans For Blarney Blowout

Six downtown Amherst bars have agreed to delay their opening time Saturday until the late afternoon.


DNA Solves Holyoke Rape Case

Jesus Oquendo was arrested in 2012 when his DNA matched that in a rape kit from 1998.

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Two Noho Massage Parlors Condemned

Two Northampton massage businesses have been shut down by city code enforcement officials.

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Charlie Baker To Speak in Northampton

Governor Charlie Baker will speak in Northampton later this month.


Springfield Eyes Detox Center Resolution

Springfield's City Council will consider a resolution to support efforts to keep the Western Mass Correctional Alcohol Center in the city.

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Protesters Target Whole Foods in Hadley

A group of protesters targeted the meat counter and the dairy section of Whole Foods Saturday.

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Small Gritty And Green Talk Tonight in Holyoke

Holyoke's competitive advantage in the post-carbon economy will be the topic of a talk tonight at the Green High Performance Computing Center.

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Northampton BPW Chair Steps Down

The chairman of Northampton's former Board of Public Works has resigned from the group.

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Western Mass Rises On Beacon Hill

Western Mass state reps will hold two out of three top slots on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

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‘Tantric Lingam Massage’ Man Busted in Ehamp

A man who offered "Tantric Massage" from an Easthampton beauty parlor faces prostitution charges.


Man Heads To Prison For Stealing Quarters

A Chicopee man is headed to prison after stealing a thousand dollars worth of quarters and crashing his car.


Woman Dies In MassPike Crash

A 19-year-old woman is dead after a multi-vehicle crash on the MassPike in West Springfield.

by Jason Picard, Courtesy of Daily Hampshire Gazette

UMass Senior Sues Police Over Blarney Blowout

A UMass senior has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police who arrested him at last year's Blarney Blowout.

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MA Could Face $1.5 Billion Budget Shortfall

A taxpayer watchdog group says Massachusetts could be facing a budget shortfall of up to $1.5 billion, nearly double previous estimates.

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UMass President Search to Start

The search for a new UMass President officially begins this week with a search committee meeting in Boston.


Woman Dead In Bernardston Crash

A 24-year-old woman is dead after a single-car crash in Bernardston.

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Nashawannuck Pond Boardwalk On Track

Outdoor construction of the Nashawannuck Pond boardwalk in Easthampton continues throughout the winter.

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