Most of us were shocked to learn last year that a child in Fitchburg, Jeremiah Oliver, who was supposed to be protected by the North Central Area Office of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
(DCF), had disappeared and was feared dead. This tragic incident resulted in additional revelations of a state agency, seemingly overwhelmed and out of control. The media blitz has covered the story from many angles and put the agency’s commissioner on the “hot seat.”
As part of his effort to curb drug abuse, Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, is encouraging residents to rid their medicine cabinets of prescription drugs they are no longer using. This weekend, anyone who has expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs in their home may drop them off at select locations across South Central Massachusetts as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to expand eligibility for the Public Service Grant and amend the line of duty benefits to include families of Deputy Sheriffs killed in the line of duty, Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, announced.
Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, welcomed several local students and their teachers from schools across South Central Massachusetts to the State House for the 67th annual Student Government Day. The students were among the hundreds of teenagers who were selected to represent their schools to participate in the mock government program.
Business and government leaders gathered recently at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School to discuss the region’s economic prospects and begin to map a strategy for continued economic growth and job creation. A new report commissioned by the Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce outlined strategies for effectively recruiting businesses to the region. Timothy Murray, Chamber President and former Massachusetts Lt. Governor, joined the report’s author, April Anderson of Anderson Strategic Advisors, for the presentation of the findings.