Western Massachusetts

How to Buy a CMP Surplus 1911

You may have heard that a mandate has come down to transfer all of the U.S. Army’s stockpile of vintage M1911 and M1911A1 pistols to the Civilian …

Guns

David Cassidy, 1970s teen heartthrob, dead at 67

David Cassidy, who rose to fame in 197o on "The Partridge Family," died on Tuesday. He was 67.<p>Cassidy, son of actors Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward and …

Entertainment

Trench sniping via periscope with the WWI-era Cameron Yaggi 1903 (VIDEOS)

Developed by J.L. Cameron and L.E. Yaggi during the Great War to allow Doughboys to pop shots at the Kaiser’s sauerkraut-eating legions across No …

Periscope

Pittsfield police: Prostitution ring run out of senior living facility

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have arrested two men they say ran a prostitution ring out of an apartment at a senior living …

Crime

Justice Department threatens to sue Harvard over Asian-American admission records

Harvard University may soon face a lawsuit from the federal government over admission records. The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue the …

Harvard

A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Lenny Wolpe, Extends at Goodspeed

The new musical A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL has extended due to popular demand through December 30th at Goodspeed. This family classic has been …

Massachusetts man to serve at least 25 years for hourlong crime rampage

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts man who went on an hourlong rampage last year that included a rape and an armed robbery is headed to …

Crime

22 Open Thread: Thanksgiving Musings

Welcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…<p>Musings on Thankfulness<p>I thought since …

Conservative View

MLB free agency: Left-handed relievers the Boston Red Sox might target this offseason

The Red Sox need another lefty in the bullpen.

Boston Red Sox

NFL Week 12 predictions, Thanksgiving schedule, point spread picks: New England Patriots favored by 16.5?

Three games on Thursday, 12 games on Sunday and one game on Monday? It's Thanksgiving week in the NFL and we've got a bounty of games to watch.

Case Keenum

Fatal fire on Quincy Street ruled arson; Springfield woman facing charges

SPRINGFIELD - A fire Monday afternoon on Quincy Street that resulted in the death of a woman has been determined to be an arson, and a woman who …

Crime

Vintage Thanksgiving photos from around Western Massachusetts

The turkeys are in the oven, the football players are on the field, and school children have been studying the history of Thanksgiving for weeks. …

Thanksgiving

East Longmeadow Planning Board continues hearing on 'adult use' establishments

EAST LONGMEADOW -- Discussion of a proposed zoning bylaw that would restrict "adult use" businesses will resume next month, after the Planning Board …

'People want and deserve answers' on altered arrest report of judge's daughter, Attorney General Maura Healey says

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said her office will be quick and thorough in its investigation into the altered State Police arrest …

Doctor accused by Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas of sexual abuse changes plea to guilty

A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor accused of molesting seven girls has pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual …

Olympics

Dream singer accuses Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter of rape

She said she had considered pressing charges at the time, but that she feared the effect it might have on her career.

Antonio Damon to serve 25 to 30 years for rape, kidnapping and carjacking during hour-long Worcester crime spree

Antonio Damon will spend at least 25 years in prison for an hour-long crime spree in Worcester that included the rape of one woman, the carjacking, …

Crime

Tractor-trailer rollover in Northborough closes all lanes on I-290 westbound

Massachusetts State Police are alerting drivers of a tractor-trailer rollover that occurred on Interstate 290 westbound in Northborough.<p>The crash …

Massachusetts State Police

Worcester Common Oval ice skating rink opens Dec. 1 during the Festival of Lights celebration

As temperatures drop and the holiday season begins, the city of Worcester is preparing to open the Worcester Common Oval for the season.<p>The ice …

Christmas

Thanksgiving, Black Friday 2017: What's open, what's closed, hours for Macy's, JCPenney, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Costco, Kmart, Kohl's, Sears, supermarkets, more

Here is information about what's open and what's closed on Thanksgiving, plus Black Friday hours for stores including Best Buy, Costco, Kmart, …

Shopping

Rosie O'Donnell talks about meeting her new love, a Worcester police officer she met at a 'SMILF' charity event

Rosie O'Donnell has been spending a lot time in Boston on the set of the show "SMILF," but it's really Worcester that has caught the comedian's …

Rosie O'Donnell

General Electric faces federal lawsuit over Fukushima nuclear disaster

General Electric Co., the Boston-based conglomerate, is facing a federal lawsuit over its role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.<p>The …

Boston Business Journal

Massachusetts Hell's Angel indicted on murder conspiracy, racketeering charges

A 49-year-old man from Lynn is among 10 other members of the Hell's Angels outlaw motorcycle club indicted in California on charges of conspiring in …

Crime

Two dead in Boston apartment fire caused by 'careless disposal of smoking material'

Two people are dead after a heavy fire broke out in the upper floors of a North End apartment building in Boston early Wednesday morning.<p>The Boston …

Specialist in falls prevention deployed again to Holyoke Soldiers' Home

HOLYOKE -- The state again is deploying a specialist in preventing falls to meet with Holyoke Soldiers' Home staff, an official said Tuesday.The …

Health Care

Remembering JFK: Public invited to 54th annual ceremony at Springfield's Forest Park

SPRINGFIELD — The public is invited to attend the 54th annual John F. Kennedy remembrance ceremony Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the eternal flame at Forest …

John F. Kennedy

New Chelsea Soldiers' Home, study of Holyoke Soldiers' Home move ahead with bills signed by Gov. Charlie Baker

BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed a bond bill that includes $199 million to build a new Soldiers' Home in Chelsea.A separate bill that …

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Gov. Charlie Baker signs bond bill authorizing $45 million for Western Massachusetts broadband

Asked whether the $45 million is enough to finish the Last Mile project, Peter Larkin, board chairman of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, said, …

AR-15 rifles, crystal meth seized in Worcester drug bust

Two AR-15 rifles more than 200 grams of crystal methamphetamine were seized by investigators as they searched a Worcester apartment Tuesday, the …

Crime

17 cats removed from 'deplorable' Bridgewater apartment after domestic dispute

Bridgewater police responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment complex in town found 17 cats living amid "deplorable" conditions, reports The …

Cats