Secretary Jay Ash Presents Award To Apex, Discusses Manufacturing »
Apex Resource Technologies, an injection molding company who found a particular niche in the medical device manufacturing business, is just one example of the manufacturing that Massachusetts stills …
Group says Whole Foods CEO benefits from caged meat ban »
The Salem News
In a complaint filed this week with state Attorney General Maura Healey and the Internal Revenue Service, the right-leaning Center for Consumer Freedom claims Whole Foods "conspired to reduce the supp…
GE headquarters complex takes a big step forward »
General Electric Co. moved ever-so closer to beginning construction of its $200 million headquarters complex in the Fort Point section of Boston after clearing a major city agency.
As widely expected…
Central Mass. brewer, machinery maker and eight more awarded »
Worcester Business Journal
Ten Central Massachusetts manufacturers were honored for excellence in their industry at a formal awards ceremony at the Massachusetts State House last week.
Mass. voter rolls grow by leaps, bounds »
There are 192,133 new registered voters in Massachusetts since he last presidential election, with three of the state's 14 counties responsible for more than half of the increase.
As of Oct. 19, 4,53…
Medical transport employees plead not guilty to charges they bilked state »
Four employees of a medical transportation company that abruptly ended services last September, stranding hundreds of methadone patients who relied on the buses for rides to clinics like Habit OPCO in…
Could raising charter cap help district school students? »
ON NOVEMBER 8, Massachusetts voters will decide whether to lift the cap on charter schools operating in the state. Measure 2 is surely the most hotly contested issue on the ballot, attracting large su…
Charter battle builds »
The battle over a charter school ballot question is heating up in the sprint to Election Day.
On Tuesday, opponents of the question, about expanding the number of charter schools in the state, releas…
Charter school vote may hurt ratings, credit agency says »
The credit-rating agency Moody's Investors Service is warning Boston and three other Massachusetts cities that passage of a ballot measure to expand charter schools could weaken the municipalities fin…
Despite campaign flier, White House says Obama neutral on charter schools ballot question »
The Sun Chronicle
The White House confirmed Monday that President Barack Obama is neutral on ballot Question 2 in Massachusetts, a measure that would increase the number of charter schools in the state.…
US Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes Massachusetts charter school expansion »
Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a former Democratic presidential candidate, came out on Tuesday against a Massachusetts ballot question that would expand the number of charter schools…
Cutting-edge science: UMass, state formally launch $150M life sciences institute at flagship »
Cutting-edge research that scientists believe could help keep people healthy and create a significant economic boost for the region is taking place inside the labs of a new $150 million life sciences …
A charter school success story, made possible by chance »
Janeé Jones gave birth to her first child nearly 12 years ago, a son named Angelo, at 7 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces, and on the week of his birth, family and friends played “0777” in th…
This group is taking on the biggest obstacle to climate action in the country »
Supplemental hospital payments should be reevaluated, Mariano says »
A high-ranking House lawmaker on a commission studying health care pricing in Massachusetts expressed interest Tuesday in reevaluating supplemental payments made to hospitals by the state's Medicaid p…
For Family Caretakers, A Push For Social Security Expansion »
There are more than 43 million unpaid caregivers in the United States. Many of them — mostly women taking care of spouses or aging parents — have to leave their jobs and forfeit years of retiremen…
Sudders issues call for loving families to consider foster kids
Sentinel & Enterprise
Citing impacts of the opioid abuse crisis, a top Baker administration official on Tuesday implored more adults to apply to become foster parents. "It's a call for loving families to step up and help u…
It's Black And White: The Social Justice Case For Legalizing Marijuana »
When thinking about how to cast your ballot on Question 4, to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, consider the social justice implications of your vote.
Don't buy the argument that "no one gets arr…
Why Do Some States Elect Judges? »
One week from today Americans go to the polls to cast their votes for president, Congress and local offices. People who live in more than half the states are also voting on judges.
State Awards $533,000 in Workplace-safety Grants »
Thirty-seven Massachusetts employers were awarded a total of $533,149 to help train nearly 4,400 employees in workplace safety and the prevention of injury, illness and death, the state Executive Offi…
Tufts Janitors Avoid Strike With Tentative Deal, Mere Hours Before Contract Expires »
The union — which represents nearly 200 workers at the school's main campus in Medford and Somerville — came to a tentative deal with the university's cleaning services contractor on Monday, just …
Lieutenant Governor to Keynote Checkpoint 2016 on Nov. 10 »
The Greater Chicopee, Greater Holyoke, Greater Westfield, Greater Easthampton, West of the River, and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce have joined forces to present Checkpoint 2016, a legisl…
In Boston, It's Question 5 (Yes, There's A 5): What To Know About The Community Preservation Act »
Slots, charters, chickens and weed.
As Election Day nears in Massachusetts, there's been a lot of discussion and debate on the four statewide ballot questions, but in Boston and 15 other communities,…
Easton, Mansfield, Norton, Foxborough moving toward regional dispatch »
Wicked Local Mansfield
The center would be located in the current Mansfield police station once the town's new public safety building for the police and fire departments is completed. The new building is part of the $35 mil…
Gov. Baker announces state funding for Stearns Tavern, other projects in region »
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Gov. Charles D. Baker Jr. stopped by Coes Pond along with several other state officials Tuesday morning to announce state funding for the city's Stearns Tavern relocation and two other projects in the…
Framingham: Detective files suit against chief, town »
The Metro West Daily News
A Framingham Police detective, placed on leave earlier this year, has filed a federal lawsuit against Police Chief Ken Ferguson and the town claiming they are retaliating against him for filing a corr…
Editorial: Elect Adam Hinds to state Senate »
When listening to Adam Hinds in a debate, it's easy to forget he's not the incumbent state senator, and we mean that in a good way.
Column: It's time to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts »
Wicked Local Watertown
I thought the Boston Globe got it just right in its recent endorsement of Question 4: The question may not be perfectly framed, but the answer is definitely yes.
Vote no on Question 4 -- legalizing pot is just a pipe dream
Choices for the Legislature »
The Metro West Daily News
The retirement of state Rep. Tom Sannicandro, D-Ashland, has sparked the most competitive legislative race in MetroWest. Three good candidates vied for the Democratic nomination, with Jack Patrick Lew…
Acupuncture Society Honors Rep. Pignatelli »
State Representative William "Smitty" Pignatelli (D-Lenox) and the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Society of Massachusetts co-hosted a briefing in the State House on Thursday to help elected offici…
Youth movement afoot in race for state rep »
Martha's Vineyard Times
The contest for state representative is a two-way race between Democrat Dylan Fernandes, 26, of Falmouth and independent Tobias Glidden, 28, of Nantucket. A third candidate on the ballot, Jacob Ferry,…
As Mass. Holds Early Voting For The First Time, Little Real-Time Data Available »
State Democratic and Republican party officials say they have regular access to updated early voting turnout information, down to the individual voter level.
This contrasts with what Brian McNiff, a …
Kennedy Rallies Berkshire Dems For Final Election Push »
There is a lot of frustration with politics, especially on the national level, shown throughout this campaign season. While local Democrats say they understand it, they want to take seats in governmen…
Poirier and Dubuc face off for state rep. seat »
Wicked Local North Attleborough
When North Attleborough residents head to the polls on Nov. 8, they will have a lot of decisions to make with local implications. Not only will they be tasked with helping to choose the next president…
Two political newcomers vie for state senate seat »
Martha's Vineyard Times
Two men, both political newcomers, will square off to represent the Cape and Islands in the state senate. Both men are political newcomers. The Times asked each candidate to describe his background an…
Marlborough: Baker endorses Ferro in state rep. race »
The Metro West Daily News
Gov. Charlie Baker Tuesday endorsed former four-term City Councilor Paul Ferro in his bid for the 4th Middlesex state representative seat.
“I'm excited to endorse Paul Ferro for state representativ…
Challenger James Ehrhard goes after NRA-endorsed Sen. Anne Gobi on 2nd Amendment »
State Senate race in Marion, Pacheco vs. Wright »
Wicked Local Mattapoisett
Testing The Claim That Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol Or Tobacco »
"Marijuana is safer than alcohol or tobacco."
I came across that claim again last week while scrolling through Twitter. This time, the tweet was from Dr. Peter Grinspoon, who practices primary care a…
Rosenberg to vote in favor of legalizing marijuana »
Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg says he will vote in favor of the ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in Massachusetts, allowing it to be taxed and regulated for recreational use.…
Cardinal Sean O'Malley urges 'no' vote on pot »
Cardinal Sean O'Malley recounted experiences from Washington, D.C., to the West Indies as he warned of the dangers of a ballot question that would legalize marijuana in the state, joining Gov. Charlie…
Massachusetts Will Vote on Legalizing Marijuana With Question 4
Four years after voters passed medical marijuana, Massachusetts might legalize weed outright.
Gov. Baker voices his opinion on the vote for recreational marijuana »
Western Mass News
Massachusetts is one of five states across the country that will decide whether or not to legalize recreational use of marijuana on Election Day. …
Boston Archdiocese Donates $850,000 to Fight Weed Measure »
The Boston Archdiocese gave an $850,000 donation toward the fight against legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts last Friday. On November 8, voters will weigh in on a ballot measure called Question 4, …
Holbrook forum warns of legalizing pot; senate challengers support ballot question »
Wicked Local Holbrook
Look both ways before voting yea or nay on Question 4, advised 27-year Colorado resident Jo McGuire at a recent recreational marijuana community forum at the Brookville Baptist Church in Holbrook.
Sen. Markey: U.S. must target fentanyl in opioid OD crisis »
The Metro West Daily News
Meeting with Ashland firefighters Monday, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey decried the opioid addiction epidemic affecting the country, suggesting Congress must work to stem the flow of fentanyl from China and Mex…
Judge Hears Arguments For DiMasi Compassionate Release »
A federal judge is pressing the U.S. attorney and lawyers for a onetime speaker of the Massachusetts House on their request that the once-powerful politician be freed from federal prison early.…
States' voters act on campaign finance reform »
Politicians from both political parties complain about the ever-increasing amount of time they have to spend raising money. Constituents wonder whose interests - theirs or those of major donors - are …
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito keynote speaker at multi-chamber legislative symposium and lunch »
The West of the River Chamber of Commerce, representing the business communities of Agawam and West Springfield, is hosting the Multi-chamber Checkpoint 2016 Annual Legislative Symposium.
Evan Falchuk not ruling out run against Secretary of State Bill Galvin »
Evan Falchuk's United Independent Party has lost its official party status. But Falchuk has not lost his goal of making a difference in Massachusetts elections.
And he is not ruling out a potential c…
Judge appears open to early release for Sal DiMasi »
A federal judge appeared open Tuesday to releasing former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi from prison two years early under a compassionate release program, saying he would have considered the forme…
Gov. Charlie Baker, Lt. Gov Karyn Polito say group effort made Stearns Tavern attractive project for MassWorks grant »
City officials joined Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito outside the newly relocated Stearns Tavern on Tuesday to accept a MassWorks Grant that will support two city projects.
Governor Baker calls for investigation of Thornton Law Firm »
Governor Baker's calling for an investigation into a Boston-based law firm and 22 News explains why their campaign contributions are raising serious concerns.
This comes after a Boston Globe report s…
MEET CANDIDATES FOR STATE REP. FOR THIRD BRISTOL DISTRICT: Shaunna O'Connell »
Wicked Local Easton
Republican incumbent Shaunna O'Connell and Democrat Estele Borges are vying to be the next state representative for the Third Bristol District which includes Precinct 6 in Easton and Wards 1, 2, Ward …
Area officials pledge to donate funds in law-firm scandal »
Formal complaint against Thornton Law Firm calls for immediate federal investigation »
Quincy mayor solicits firms for citywide transportation study »
Mayor Thomas Koch has begun accepting proposals from engineering firms to conduct a citywide transportation study and to draw up a master plan that helps remedy Quincy's traffic, parking and pedestria…
The dangers of driving while drowsy »
There can be so many distractions behind the wheel, from texting to eating. It's an issue that is often overlooked. Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving while under the influence of alco…
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