3 hrs ago
Wilbraham police: Lengthy investigation leads to arrest of...
WILBRAHAM - Police have announced a break in the investigation of a multi-jurisdiction police chase that ended with the motorist abandoning his vehicle and fleeing into thick woods in Chicopee earlier this month.
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7 hrs ago
Man 'napping' behind parked car in Chicopee gets run over...
CHICOPEE - A man napping behind a parked car on Claire Street was run over when another man moved the vehicle Tuesday night, according to a news report.
12 hrs ago
Residents, officials in Bourne decry plan to bring migrant children
Local residents and members of the Board of Selectmen widely condemned a plan Tuesday that could bring immigrant children from Latin America who have recently entered the United States illegally to a military base on Cape Cod.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Serious car accident in Chicopee
According to Chicopee Police Captain Jeffrey Gawron, the accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and involves serious injuries.
Properly sheltering immigrant children
Governor Patrick's proposal to shelter undocumented immigrant children is still a plan that hasn't been set in stone, and many western Massachusetts residents are anticipating more news to come.
Chicopee High School renovation begins with ceremony
A worker throws debris from the second floor window on the $39 million project to renovate the former Chicopee High School to a middle school.
Mayor Walsh, English Works Campaign to recognize businesses supporting ESOL
The English Works Campaign, a statewide effort led by English for New Bostonians, is soliciting nominations of businesses and labor-management programs that support English language classes for immigrants in Massachusetts.
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Mass. Governor compares immigrant kids to Jews turned away in 1939, offers to shelter them
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced a proposal on Friday for two military facilities to serve as host sites for some of the thousands of undocumented Central American immigrants who have come into the U.S. in recent months, saying the move falls in line with the country's tradition of helping children in need.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Teachers union support governor on immigrant children
Association President Barbara Madeloni said in a news release, that "educators care deeply about human rights.
Chicopee developer proposes new 11-lot subdivision
CHICOPEE - A local developer is planning a new 11-lot subdivision located off another development he completed about a year ago.
U.S. immigration policy affecting Springfield
Governor Deval Patrick's proposal to shelter hundreds of undocumented immigrant children at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee could add to the nation's immigration crisis.
Lavender Lemonade & Lemon Shortbread
CHICOPEE, Mass. Looking for refreshing summertime treats? Annabelle Lytle-Rich from Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters show us how to make Lavender Lemonade & Lemon Shortbread.
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Rep: Chicopee 'stretched too thin' to house immigrant children
Rep. Joseph Wagner opposes Gov. Patrick's proposal to consider housing immigrant children in federal custody at the Westover Air Reserve Base located in Wagner's district.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Armed assailant dead, Ludlow family rescued unharmed in domestic incident
Ludlow Police block off part of Deroche Circle after a domestic violence incident that left one man dead.
Rep: Housing of the homeless hit Bedford particularly hard
Eight months after pledging to reduce the number of homeless families being housed in a local hotel from 90 to 25, state Rep. Ken Gordon has reached that goal by urging the Department of Housing and Community Development to find families more permanent housing in or near their home communities.
Holyoke police investigate stabbing
A 27-year-old man was found stabbed and bleeding outside the Maple Crest housing complex on Maple Crest Circle, police said.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
State House Roundup: Children's Caucus
The china in Bob DeLeo's House is rattling, and it has nothing to do with plane-loads of migrant children invited by Gov. Deval Patrick to Massachusetts circling overhead in Winthrop as they wait for the okay to land.
Diocese of Springfield, Catholic Charity agency 'stand...
SPRINGFIELD - The Diocese of Springfield, working with the Catholic Charity Agency, is prepared to offer assistance if unaccompanied migrant children are brought to temporary housing at Westover Air Reserve Base, a spokesman for the diocese said Friday.
Cape Cod Times
Base named as detainee option
Gov. Deval Patrick reiterated Friday that Camp Edwards at Joint Base Cape Cod is one of two Massachusetts sites being offered to the federal government as an option to house children detained by immigration officials after crossing the Mexican border.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Massachusetts Boy's Immigration Journey Resonates In Border Crisis Debate
His story is one that resonates in the debate over whether Massachusetts should host hundreds of children illegally crossing the United States border.