BOSTON — House and Senate leaders said Tuesday they will try to quickly pass a bill filed by Gov. Charlie Baker, perhaps as soon as this week, to avoid steep health insurance premium spikes for nearly 1,000 retired teachers and elderly government retirees.
BOSTON — A Massachusetts State Police internal audit found that more than 20 troopers may have been paid overtime for shifts they did not work, the department’s commander said Tuesday.
BOSTON — Students will have to complete civics projects to graduate from high school under a legislative plan to update the state’s decades-old social studies curriculum, but some say the effort doesn’t go far enough to prepare teenagers for citizenship.
ANDOVER — U.S. Reps. Seth Moulton of Salem and Niki Tsongas of Lowell announced a bill Monday that could put an end to a looming sunset provision and $17 million funding cap for the Essex County Heritage Area.
BOSTON – Renewing a Massachusetts driver's license will become a more paper-intensive process starting next week for anyone who wants to use the ID for domestic air travel years into the future.
BOSTON – Boston has put its self-driving car testing program on hold after an autonomous Uber vehicle struck and killed a woman walking in Tempe, Arizona.
BOSTON — Lawmakers are moving ahead with a stalled plan to tax and regulate short-term rental units but the changes face new resistance from the industry.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — President Donald Trump pushed for the country to “get tough” in the fight against opioids by implementing a crackdown on immigrant-filled sanctuary cities such as Lawrence in a speech at Manchester Community College on Monday.
BOSTON – New reporting requirements for MassHealth and consumer protections against out-of-network billing are among provisions of still-developing House health care legislation, Speaker Robert DeLeo said on Friday.
BOSTON — To the tens of thousands of commuter rail riders who struggle daily with inconsistent wireless connectivity years after state officials promised a smooth new system, the MBTA has a message.
SALEM — Jason Fleury, a convicted sex offender with ties to both Lynn and Virginia, pleaded guilty to manslaughter Friday in the death of a 25-year-old Swampscott mother.
BOSTON – Frustration and anger bubbled to the surface in the Massachusetts House on Thursday where one lawmaker's personal story of harassment led to a testy debate over how employee complaints have been handled in the House and a call from one House Democrat for the attorney general to inve…
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a $1.4 billion plan on Thursday to fortify the state against rising seas, inland flooding and extreme weather attributable to climate change.
BOSTON — The state affiliate of the National Rifle Association asked its members to use video to document student walkouts over gun violence for signs of an “anti-civil rights agenda” — a measure that drew sharp criticism from those who supported the protests Wednesday.
SALEM — Democrat Conor Lamb's slim victory in a Republican stronghold in 18th District in southwestern Pennsylvania may be a harbinger of success for Congressman Seth Moulton's strategy to get service-driven veterans and others elected to Congress.
BOSTON — Following the lead of student activists who have carried the flag for gun control since the deadly school shooting last month in Parkland, Florida, high schoolers across Massachusetts plan to join the chorus of voices calling for tougher gun laws Wednesday at events in Boston and Sp…
BOSTON — In addition to promoting a $2 billion tax on the wealthy, Senate President Harriette Chandler told business leaders from central Massachusetts that other taxes and fees may be needed to make the kind of investments in transportation and infrastructure that will boost the economy and…
BOSTON – Relying on increased parking fees, more advertising dollars and some expected legislative relief from an employee-financing law, MBTA officials have scrunched down their projected budget gap to $36.5 million.
BOSTON — Gun enthusiasts across the state are blasting a local Bass Pro Shops for its abrupt cancellation of a "concealed carry" fashion show sponsored by the state affiliate of the National Rifle Association, accusing the chain of caving into pressure from gun control advocates.
BOSTON — Provoked by last month’s high school shooting in Florida, a number of state senators see an appetite among their colleagues to take a fresh look at the state’s gun laws this year and room to improve what many already consider some of the strictest laws in the country.
GLOUCESTER – In the late 1970s, an unlikely alliance between environmentalists and commercial fishermen in this storied seaport helped block plans to open up Georges Bank to oil exploration — an effort that ultimately led to a federal moratorium on offshore drilling.
PEABODY — Massachusetts employers are facing a tsunami of ballot questions this year from well-funded labor unions calling for an increase in the minimum wage, paid family and medical leave, and a so-called millionaire’s tax, the head of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts told a gath…
BOSTON — While crews shore up seawalls and coastal infrastructure and residents brace for another powerful storm, a coalition that includes architects, engineers, planners and downtown Boston businesses is putting pressure on the House to pass a bill requiring the state to plan for the effec…
DANVERS — A new group of environmentally concerned residents called Earth Stewards Interfaith Partnership has succeeded in getting a proposed ban of disposable, single-use, plastic checkout bags in front of town officials.
HAVERHILL — Police said they found a Quincy man had crack cocaine, a loaded semiautomatic handgun and 24 counterfeit $100 bills in his motel room after they saw him conduct a drug deal with two Haverhill women.
BOSTON — The late Rep. Peter Kocot left a “detailed outline” of major health care legislation that will inform the work of Massachusetts House leaders, who now plan to debate the still-developing bill sometime after their late-April House budget deliberations.
BOSTON — State and local officials were still taking stock on Tuesday of damage from last weekend's storm that hammered the coast with powerful winds, heavy rain and historic flooding.
BOSTON — As schools and employers increasingly dig into the cyberspace lives of their students and workers, privacy advocates and policymakers are pushing back against social media snooping.
LAWRENCE — More than 30 grams of what appeared to be packaged crack cocaine or fentanyl was found near a 23-year-old man who was shot in the neck and later flown to a Boston hospital Sunday evening.
BEVERLY — A detention hearing for the Beverly man charged with sending envelopes filled with powder and threatening messages to five public figures, including Donald Trump Jr., has been postponed a week.
BOSTON — Needham Democrat Jay Gonzalez began Monday in front of the Swampscott home of the Republican governor whose job he hopes to take in November.
SALEM — A state Senate task force meant to strengthen local retail got an earful from local business leaders speaking frankly about the pressures they face from higher health care costs and a proposed increase in the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.
BOSTON — As homeowners, local officials and state agencies continue cleaning up from a weekend of tidal flooding, heavy rainfall and high winds that hit the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts especially hard, another storm is bearing down on Massachusetts and a senator is urging his …
BOSTON — When lawmakers proposed tough new regulations and higher taxes on recreational marijuana sales last year as part of a rewrite of the voter-approved pot law, the response from potential growers and sellers was swift.
GLOUCESTER — Gov. Charlie Baker and state Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr of Gloucester climbed the Stage Fort Park seawall to get a better look at the pull of the waves, but they got a closer look than they were hoping for. The politicians endured the sheer force of a wave that came up ov…
MARBLEHEAD — A Salem Superior Court judge expects to rule by Monday whether a private youth hockey coach charged with child rape will remain in custody pending trial, as prosecutors revealed that two more families have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse.
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker grew up in a household where his mother and father “treated each other as equals,” the governor said Thursday, acknowledging that many people have not grown up in households with that kind of harmony.
GLOUCESTER — Gorton’s is navigating a gale of changing consumer trends and increasing global competition, pushing the venerable local seafood retailer to continually embrace innovation and change to retain its historic market presence, the company’s president said Thursday.
BEVERLY — On Feb. 12, Vanessa Trump opened an envelope addressed to her husband, Donald Trump Jr., in their apartment in Manhattan. When white powder spilled out, Vanessa Trump had to be taken to the hospital as a precaution.
BOSTON — As Beacon Hill grapples with the intricacies of legislation to boost housing production, affordability appears to be drifting further out of reach for many as rising home and condominium prices in Massachusetts set up for what could be another banner year.
IPSWICH — Robin Stein, the outgoing Danvers assistant town manager and a former chief of staff in Methuen, has been named one of three finalists for the job of Ipswich town manager.
BOSTON — Opponents of offshore drilling blasted President Donald Trump's proposal to open up the New England coast to oil and gas exploration, saying the plan threatens the state's fishing industry, coastal economies, public health and delicate marine life.
GLOUCESTER — State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr has filed a bill that would use up to $50 million in bond authorizations for commercial fishing and agricultural industries to help promote economic growth and sustainability.
SWAMPSCOTT — The elementary school principal who came out as transgender earlier this month is now taking a temporary leave after receiving messages “that she considered hurtful,” according to the superintendent of schools.
SALEM — Christopher Prew, the private youth hockey instructor charged with sexually abusing a Marblehead boy whom Prew had been hired to coach, pleaded not guilty to aggravated child rape and indecent assault and battery charges Tuesday morning.
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