With jobs across the country going unfilled due, in part, to a lack of skilled workers, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, introduced legislation this week to help low-income parents overcome employment barriers and train for in-demand jobs.
An opioid abuse treatment bill cosponsored by Western Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal has cleared a hurdle in the House.
Neal’s bill, cosponsored by Republican George Holding of North Carolina, is called the Medicare and Opioid Safe Treatment Act of 2018. It passed through the Ways and Means committee, where Neal is the ranking Democrat, on Thursday.
WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) - The son of a western Massachusetts Polish-American couple will be educated at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
SOUTH HADLEY - Political leaders and residents honored the late Ted Belsky on Saturday, unveiling a plaque with his name to recognize his decades of hard work on many projects including advocating to build a new park in town beside the Connecticut River.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Leagrey Dimond made a visit to downtown Springfield to help honor her stepfather, Dr. Seuss, on Friday afternoon.
Dimond has been in the area for the last few days, touring the city and looking at the recent developments that have been taking place including MGM Springfield, Union Station and the Springfield Museums.
The spring, 2018 flowering of Irish American political activity in support of the Good Friday Agreement and political progress in Northern Ireland has carried into May.
President Donald Trump's Tuesday decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal drew pushback from Massachusetts lawmakers, who cautioned that the move could leave the United States isolated from its allies, jeopardize national security and encourage nuclear proliferation.
U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, took issue Tuesday with President Donald Trump's request that Congress rescind $7 billion in previously approved funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program -- a move which he argued would make it "harder for millions of kids to get the health care they need."
Federal funds are flowing into a workforce development program for high school dropouts in western Massachusetts.
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $1.1 million grant to the YWCA of Western Massachusetts and its YouthBuild program.
Congressman Richard Neal this week announced the funding.
U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, called on the Trump administration this week to clarify details surrounding the new pass-through deduction included in the Republican-backed tax overhaul law passed last year.