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Jarrett Krosoczka is an author and illustrator best known for his Lunch Lady series of books. In 2018, he published Hey Kiddo!, a graphic memoir about growing-up with his grandparents because his mother was a heroin addict.

The Sheffield, Massachusetts, police department has been investigating allegations of child sexual abuse that allegedly occurred about 40 years ago. Although the case is open, the police say the investigation is at a standstill.
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The Berkshire District Attorney's office said in March that it was investigating a decades-old child sexual assault case. But the office now says it misspoke.

City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Springfield, Massachusetts, city officials are considering a measure that would require businesses to get a special permit to operate late at night. 

George Perrot in a recent photo circulated by the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.
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A Massachusetts man who was released from prison after serving 30 years for a Springfield rape he says he didn't commit is facing new charges.

The Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston.
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Massachusetts legislators on Beacon Hill are scheduled to vet more than 200 bills on Tuesday. 

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