• coronavirus Aug 12, 2020

    Some Mass. Residents Should Wear a Mask at Home, Officials Say

    Massachusetts officials have urged residents for months to continue to wear masks outside when unable to practice social distancing. But with the state seeing an uptick in cases, they’re taking their guidance a step further, urging people in hard-hit communities to wear masks at home if they are living with someone with underlying health conditions. “Residents of these higher...

  • Massachusetts Aug 12, 2020

    Baker Identifies Massachusetts Cities, Towns at Highest Risk for Coronavirus

    Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday identified four high risk Massachusetts cities and towns that will be the focus of his new COVID Enforcement and Intervention Team. Chelsea, Everett, Lynn and Revere are included in the high risk category, meaning they have over eight cases per 100,000 residents. Twenty-nine other communities, including Auburn, Belchertown, Boston, Brockton, Charlton, Chicopee, Fall River, Framingham,…

  • food & drink May 14, 2020

    Police Shut Down Illegal Bar Underneath Mass. Pizza Shop

    With Massachusetts remaining under a lockdown, dining areas and bars across the state are still not allowed to be open, and that led police in a Pioneer Valley city to shut down an illegal bar that was actually hidden underneath a pizza place. According to a post from westernmassnews.com, police raided Dugout Cafe & Pizza in Chicopee late last week,...

  • Massachusetts Feb 19, 2020

    Officer Fired for Sharing Photos of Murder Victim Gets Job Back

    A former Massachusetts police sergeant accused of lying about his role in sharing pictures of a murder victim has been reinstated to the department. The state Civil Service Commission voted to allow Jeffrey Godere to return to the Chicopee Police Department at a lower rank after winning an appeal of his termination, MassLive.com reported Tuesday. Godere was fired by...

  • Springfield Feb 2, 2020

    Firefighters Representing 13 Departments to Graduate

    Firefighters who will go to work at 13 departments across Massachusetts are scheduled to graduate from the state firefighting academy this week. State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director David Evans will present certificates of completion to members of the graduating class on Friday morning at the Department of Fire Services facility in Springfield. The graduates represent…

  • victims identified Jan 3, 2020

    Schools ID Boys Who Died After Falling Through Ice

    The two boys who died after apparently falling through the ice of a Massachusetts river last weekend have been publicly identified by their schools. Ten-year-old Minhal Hussain was a fifth-grader at Litwin Elementary School in Chicopee, according to social media posts by school Principal Elizabeth Masse. The other boy was 11-year-old Salman Jaffrey, a sixth-grader at Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral…

  • missing boy Dec 30, 2019

    Search Resumes for 10-Year-Old Boy Who Went Missing Near Mass. River

    The search has resumed for a 10-year-old boy who went missing along with another boy who later died after being pulled from a Massachusetts river over the weekend. Authorities say the missing child and the 11-year-old boy had gone to play in the woods in Chicopee and were reported missing at about 1 p.m. Saturday when they did not return…

  • missing boy Dec 29, 2019

    Child in Chicopee Still Missing; Search to Resume Monday

    The search for a 10-year-old boy who went missing in Chicopee on Saturday has been suspended for the night, authorities said. Crews will resume searching the area at daybreak Monday morning. The boy was initially reported missing on Saturday. Another child he was with at the time, an 11-year-old boy from Pawtucket, was pulled from the Chicopee River and brought…

  • Chicopee Dec 29, 2019

    1 Missing Child Dead After Pulled From Water, Crews Search for 2nd: Police

    A boy recovered from a Massachusetts river on Saturday has died, while rescue personnel continue to search for another child he was with, police said Sunday. The two children had gone into the woods to play around 283 Fuller Rd. but never returned home, authorities said. Officers were first called to the area a little after 1 p.m. One of…

  • Massachusetts Nov 3, 2019

    2 Motorcycles Involved in Serious Crash in Chicopee

    Two motorcycles were involved in a serious crash in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Police say there are serious injuries after the 9:20 a.m. collision, which occurred on Memorial Drive at Jamrog Drive Southbound. The intersection was closed following the crash while the reconstruction team investigated, but it has since reopened, police say.

  • Massachusetts Sep 3, 2019

    Funeral Held for Mass. Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan

    A Green Beret from Massachusetts killed during combat operation in Afghanistan last month was remembered at his funeral not just as a soldier, but as a father, friend and loving fiance. Master Sgt. Luis DeLeon-Figueroa was laid to rest Tuesday at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam, shortly after a funeral service at Bethany Assembly of God Church.

  • Massachusetts Sep 3, 2019

    Massachusetts Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan Returns Home

    A Green Beret from Massachusetts killed during combat operations in Afghanistan has returned home. The Republican newspaper reports the body of Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa arrived by private jet in Massachusetts Monday and was met by a contingent of military personnel, family, police and public officials, including Gov. Charlie Baker and Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos. The 31-year-old native of Puerto...

  • Massachusetts Sep 2, 2019

    Body of Chicopee Soldier Returns to Massachusetts

    The body of Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa arrived by private jet in Massachusetts Monday and was met by a contingent of military personnel, family, police and public officials, including Gov. Charlie Baker and Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos.

  • California Aug 23, 2019

    Green Beret From Chicopee Killed in Afghanistan Is Remembered

    As the body of a decorated member of U.S. Special Forces was returned to home soil from Afghanistan on Friday, the Massachusetts native was remembered by the woman who took him when he was a teenager as a “very good man.” Master Sgt. Luis DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, was one of two Green Berets who were killed by small arms fire on...

  • California Aug 23, 2019

    Decorated Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Is Remembered

    Master Sgt. Luis DeLeon-Figueroa was taken in by a family in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and joined the military before he was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

  • Massachusetts Aug 23, 2019

    Green Berets Killed in Combat in Afghanistan Identified

    The U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command on Thursday released the names of the two Green Berets who were killed a day earlier during combat operations in Afghanistan. Master Sgt. Luis F. Deleon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, died as a result of small arms fire in northern Faryab Province. Both were members of 7th Special Forces Group,...

  • Massachusetts Dec 5, 2018

    Home Invasion Suspect Shot by Chicopee Police Officer

    A home invasion suspect has been taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Around 7 p.m. Monday, Chicopee officers responded to Plante Circle for a reported home invasion. As they were investigating, the officers became involved in a foot pursuit that led them to the area of 203 Center Street. During the pursuit, officials say a...

  • Massachusetts Dec 4, 2018

    Police-Involved Shooting Under Investigation in Chicopee

    During a foot pursuit, officials say a Chicopee officer engaged an alleged home invasion suspect and had to discharge his firearm

  • CEO Nov 15, 2018

    Boloco Has No Plans to Vacate Back Bay Space Chick-fil-A Wants

    Days after Chick-fil-A said it planned to pursue opening the company’s first Boston location, the current tenant of the proposed space says they don’t plan to move out. Boloco tweeted on Thursday there was no agreement for them to vacate the location at 569 Boylston St., the space Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A told the Boston Globe they plan to pursue.

  • CEO Nov 8, 2018

    Chick-fil-A to Open First Boston Location

    Chick-fil-A Inc. will soon be opening in Boston. According to the Boston Business Journal, the Atlanta-based fast-food franchise will open at 569 Boylston St. in Copley Square.

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