• Ron Mariano Jun 16

    House Speaker Mariano Fitted With Pacemaker in Florida

    House Speaker Ron Mariano was recently hospitalized while in Florida and fitted with a pacemaker after experiencing “some medical discomfort,” according to a statement released by his office Monday evening, but the 74-year-old Quincy Democrat said he hopes to resume a full work schedule soon. Mariano, who took over the top job in the House last December, either returned or…

  • Holyoke Apr 10

    $400M Holyoke Soldiers' Home Bill Could Be Passed Next Week

    Legislative leaders on Friday outlined plans to advance a $400 million bill funding the construction of a new Holyoke Soldiers Home but it’s unclear if their timeline will be fast enough to quickly secure federal funding. The House plans to vote next week on the bill — a formal session is planned on Thursday — and legislative leaders indicated they…

  • coronavirus Oct 20, 2020

    Families Testify at Holyoke Soldiers' Home Hearing

    Emotions ran high as family members took the stand speaking to a special committee investigating one of the deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks in the state.

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