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Massachusetts school offers 'safe space' for 'students of color' after Rittenhouse, Arbery verdicts

A middle school in Massachusetts offered "safe spaces" to students following the verdicts for both Kyle Rittenhouse and the Ahmaud Arbery cases. Bigelow Middle School in Newton, Massachusetts sent out a "midweek update" on Dec. 1 to families of students at the school, which directs them to review a letter detailing "safe space choices" for students.

Senate Votes To Confirm Rachael Rollins As US Attorney For Massachusetts

WASHINGTON (CBS) — The United States Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ nomination to be the next U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts. Rollins will be the first Black woman to hold the position. Rollins was confirmed by a vote of 51-50 along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie. Her nomination moved forward from the Senate Judiciary Committee following a tied vote in September – the first time there’s been a roll call vote in the committee for a U.S. Attorney in 30 years. President Joe Biden nominated Rollins for the job in July. But Arkansas...

The Christmas By Candlelight Festival In Massachusetts That’s Straight Out Of A Hallmark Christmas Movie

Millions of people watch Hallmark Christmas movies each year. They are filled with heart-warming moments, maybe some romance, and always an element of surprise. They are the types of movies that have an element of magic and can make us believe that anything is possible, much like the way the holiday season can. Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts is hosting its annual Christmas by Candlelight and it’s one way to feel the magic of the season.

If This MA Holiday Law Was Still Practiced Would You be Outraged?

The holiday season is in full swing and Massachusetts is a wonderful state for celebrating Christmas. Take the Berkshires for example. It was recently published that Country Living magazine ranked Stockbridge at No. 1 on the publication’s list of 55 best Christmas towns to put on your holiday bucket list. You can read on by going here. This isn't a big surprise since Main Street Stockbridge at Christmas is a huge event where tourists from all walks of life come to celebrate and tour this event. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, Main Street Stockbridge at Christmas isn't an in-person gathering this year. You can get more details by going here.

This is Massachusetts’ Top Christmas Movie from the ’90s…Surprised?

One thing I love about the holiday season is all of the fun Christmas movies I get to watch with family. 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' tops the list for me but I also love 'Christmas with the Kranks,' 'It's a Wonderful Life,' a 'Muppet Christmas Carol', and the list goes on and on. I've watched some of these movies so many times that I can recite the lines in my sleep.

Massachusetts Vaccine Numbers Show Millions Opting Out Of Third Shot

BOSTON, MA (CBS) – It’s not too late to get a booster shot before seeing family for the Christmas holiday, according to one Boston epidemiologist, as Pfizer announces their vaccine is promising against the Omicron variant. “It was time. I had my last shots, I believe, in March,” said Terry Bizzell as he rolled up his sleeve for his Pfizer booster. It took Bizzell and his wife seconds to get their third dose in Boston’s Chinatown. “I didn’t have any hesitancy. It’s not only protecting myself, it’s protecting everyone else around me,” said Delphia Bizzell. The state’s latest vaccination numbers...