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HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) — The future of ongoing and planned city projects in Holyoke was the topic of discussion Wednesday. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse joined Mass. Secretary of Economic Development Jay Ash and others this afternoon for a tour of… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Families continue to react after learning the Curtis Blake Day School – a school that focuses on learning disabilities – will be closing. These last few days have been an emotional roller coaster for them and… Read more

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(WGGB) — An unstable cradle and snowboard binding that could buckle top our Recall Roundup for this Wednesday, March 4 Dream on Me is recalling 2-in-1 Bassinet to Cradle due to fall and suffocation hazards. The wire supports on the sides of… Read more

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photo Etsy/Facebook NEW YORK (AP) — Online retailer Etsy is filing for an initial public offering of stock valued at up to $100 million. The Brooklyn-based company was founded in June 2005 as a marketplace for handmade goods and craft… Read more

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford Hospital says it has contacted 281 patients who may have been exposed to a strain of bacteria. Dr. Rocco Orlando, the hospital’s chief medical officer, says the strain of E. coli is responsive to antibiotics… Read more

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(Photo of beacon found at The Bostonian Society – Provided by Mass. State Police) BOSTON (WGGB) — A man is facing charges after he allegedly stole an aircraft warning beacon light from atop the Zakim Bridge in Boston. Mass. State Police… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a law funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year. The president signed the bill Wednesday afternoon in the Oval Office with a small group of photographers… Read more

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By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill that could boost Amtrak service in the popular Northeast Corridor while giving states more authority over the routes they help subsidize. The bill was approved… Read more

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By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It’s whether he deserves to die for it. In a startling opening statement at the nation’s biggest terrorism… Read more

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The judge in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not allow prosecutors to introduce evidence about the shooting of a Hernandez friend in Florida a few months before the… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Wiki Commons) by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate has failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The… Read more

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BY DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional aides say the special House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, will issue subpoenas for former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham… Read more

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By STEVE LeBLANC and BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is taking the wraps off his first state budget, a $38 billion spending plan that calls for a 3 percent increase in overall spending but includes no new… Read more

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By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had… Read more