Trump Orders Syria Airstrikes After 'Assad Choked Out The Lives' Of Civilians »
President Trump has launched airstrikes in Syria in response to deadly chemical attacks allegedly ordered by the country's president, Bashar Assad, against his own people.
After Historic Vote, Gorsuch Speeding To The Supreme Court »
US blasts Syria with missiles; Trump calls on 'civilized nations' to end carnage »
The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. President Donald T…
Warren says Trump 'owes Americans explanation,' condemns airstrikes »
Massachusetts congressional leaders are responding to the airstrikes on Syria that killed seven people early Friday.…
Tourism is the 3rd largest industry in Massachusetts »
Massachusetts business owners told 22News they rely on tourism to help bring shoppers to their businesses. Visitors to the state spent $20.2-billion on lodging, meals, transportation and retail in 201…
Sen. Eric Lesser and Rep. Brian Ashe help celebrate grand opening of new East Longmeadow hair salon »
State politicians were on hand Monday to help celebrate the grand opening of a new East Longmeadow hair salon.
State Sen. Eric Lesser and State Rep. Brian Ashe, both Longmeadow Democrats, joined busi…
Dutch men hold hands in solidarity with attacked gay couple »
From Amsterdam to New York, London to Havana, Dutch men across the world held hands this week to show solidarity with a gay couple who say they were brutally beaten in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Healey defends handling of daycare rape records request »
Wicked Local Bridgewater
Referring to it as a technical dispute about the process of providing public records, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey continues to defend the actions of her office more than a year ago, wh…
UMass Boston Community Defends Outgoing Chancellor Keith Motley »
Students, faculty and staff at UMass Boston are defending Chancellor Keith Motley, who on Wednesday announced he will step down at the end of June after a decade leading the campus.
The news comes sh…
Advocates push for continued reductions in fossil fuel emissions »
Environmentalists are calling on Massachusetts to help keep the air clean by reducing emissions from fossil fuels like coal and gasoline.
They want Governor Charlie Baker to follow through on his prom…
Unhealthy air days common in Mass. despite progress
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Despite significant progress in curbing greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade, smog and soot pollution continues to create health concerns in Massachusetts, according to a new environmental su…
Another state is at risk of having only one Obamacare health insurer »
The Washington Post
Two insurers announced this week that they would pull out of Iowa's Affordable Care Act exchanges next year, raising worries that the decisions could be the leading edge of a trend. Insurers face appr…
Event highlights work to help those with mental illnesses »
State Sen. Kathleen O'Connor Ives, D-Newburyport, recently co-sponsored the annual Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Northeast Area Citizen's Legislative Breakfast at the Statehouse along with…
Curtatone, Hodgson hold largely cordial sanctuary city debate »
SOMERVILLE MAYOR JOSEPH CURTATONE and Bristol Country Sheriff Thomas Hodgson on Thursday dropped their sound-bite attacks on one another and for the most part engaged in a substantive debate about san…
'Don't Open the Door': How Fear of an Immigration Raid Gripped a City
New York Times
For days, it was the only topic of conversation. Immigration agents were said to be planning a raid. They could come any minute.…
1,500 immigrants and allies advocate for their priorities at the State House »
About 1,500 immigrants, children of immigrants and their allies came together at the State House today to advocate for a Commonwealth where all people feel welcome to pursue their dreams and feel safe…
ECCO ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE REFORM »
Lynn Daily News Item
Criminal justice reform was the topic for several hundred residents of North Shore communities who gathered at St. Stephen's Church Thursday evening with several of their legislative representatives.
Only 98,000 New Jobs Were Created In March, Labor Department Says »
After adding more than 200,000 jobs in each of the first two months of 2017, the U.S. economy gained only 98,000 jobs in March, according to the monthly report released Friday by the Bureau of Labor S…
US adds 98,000 jobs; rate falls to a low of 4.5 percent »
U.S. employers added just 98,000 jobs in March, the fewest in a year, though the unemployment rate fell to a nearly 10-year low of 4.5 percent.
Last month's weakness in hiring may point to sluggishn…
US employers add just 98K jobs, as rate falls to 4.5 pct. »
U.S. employers added just 98,000 jobs last month, the fewest in a year, though the unemployment rate fell to an almost seven-year low of 4.5 percent.…
After 24 years, former lawmaker has quite the story »
Ellen Story, the Amherst Democrat who served for 24 years in the state House of Representatives, had plenty of tales to tell Tuesday from under the gilded Beacon Hill dome.…
Mass. Ave. Closures for Sen. Donnelly's Wake »
The wake of Sean. Kenneth Donnelly at Arlington Town Hall will partially close Mass. Ave. and Academy Street Friday.
Pacheco, Gifford fill Carver in on education funding »
Wicked Local Carver
A contingent from Carver plans to meet with state education and revenue officials Monday as part of the town's continuing effort to focus attention on the need to update the state funding formula for …
Social media use presents opportunities, challenges for Massachusetts communities »
The Metro West Daily News
The rise of social media has created new questions for cities and towns when it comes to preserving public records.
â€œIn some respects this becomes a moving target because these different platfo…
In Changing Higher Ed Landscape, UMass Boston Gambled â€” And Lost »
The recent budget woes at University of Massachusetts Boston may in part be due to mismanagement and fundraising shortfalls. Yet the difficulties at UMass Boston tell another cautionary tale as well…
Editorial: The future of tolls »
President Trump is back to talking about his big, beautiful infrastructure plan (arguably what he could have been talking about for the last few months, if not for his undisciplined tweeting) and natu…
Congressman Jim McGovern and Boston City Council President Michelle Wu to receive Massachusetts Democratic Party's Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Award »
The Massachusetts Democratic Party has named Congressman Jim McGovern and Boston City Council President Michelle Wu as this year's recipients of the Party's Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards. …
Anti-smoking advocates renew push to raise tobacco-buying age to 21
Sentinel & Enterprise
Anti-smoking advocates are renewing their push to raise the tobacco-buying age to 21 across all of Massachusetts.
More than 140 cities and towns in Massachusetts have passed ordinances lifting the mi…
Want to buy cigarettes in Mass.? You might have to wait until you're 21 »
Massachusetts lawmakers appear increasingly likely to raise the minimum legal age for sale of tobacco to 21, a move that would make the state just the third in the nation to enact that requirement sta…
Local lawmaker proposes registry to track abusers »
In an effort to prevent re-hiring caretakers with a documented history of abusing disabled people, state Rep. Linda Dean Campbell has proposed creating a state Disability Abuse Registry.
For Arroyo, probate job no soft landing pad »
This wasn't how the story was supposed to end. When Felix Arroyo was elected Suffolk County Register of Probate in 2014, the former Boston city councilor was supposed to sail off into obscurity, colle…
Students Converge On Beacon Hill For 70th Annual Student Government Day »
Beacon Hill legislators have the day off Friday, but in their stead hundreds of high school students from all around Massachusetts will be at the State House for a civics lesson known as Student Gover…
Tourism Officials Celebrate the Industry at the State House »
Cape Cod Online
Tourism leaders from across the state gathered yesterday at the State House to celebrate the industry's economic impact and legislative champions.
The annual Massachusetts Tourism Day was hosted by t…
Massachusetts lawmakers mull state tax on services
We already get taxed on goods for things we buy, but there is a plan to tax intangible services that people provide like a massage, haircut, or a tattoo. Right now it's just an idea and the state hasn…
Rosenberg says revise tax code to boost revenues »
Acknowledging just how controversial of a proposal it would be, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Wednesday said Massachusetts should discuss imposing a tax on services.…
Keolis fines averaging $608,000 a month »
THE MBTA IS ASSESSING KEOLIS Commuter Services financial penalties of about $608,000 a month, which is roughly 2.3 percent of the firm's monthly fee of $26 million.
According to figures released by th…
State senate OKs 2-year plan for funding for bridges and roads »
Local officials are lauding the Massachusetts Senate for backing a long-term state funding plan to help cities and towns pay for road and bridge projects.
The Senate this week doubled up on the House…
More than 8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers fail Massachusetts background check »
More than 8,000 current and recent Uber and Lyft drivers in Massachusetts have been banned from driving in the state under new, stricter background check regulations.
In November, the ride-sharing co…
In South Coast Rail debate, Taunton snubbed by chosen route, MassDOT head »
State House News Service
Taunton officials on Tuesday pressed the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for a guarantee that a plan to extend commuter rail service to Fall River and New Bedford will include an electric-p…
T makes first stop on trolley study tour »
Transit officials began the first leg of a community outreach process on the future of the Mattapan High-Speed Trolley on Tuesday by briefing a modest gathering in the Mattapan branch of the Boston Pu…
Attorney General Healey to Testify at Eversource Rate Hearing In Pittsfield »
Attorney General Maura Healey will be at the library on Monday to do what her staff has been doing all across the state â€” opposing the electrical rate increase proposed by Eversource.
Wind power industry looks to U.S. states like Massachusetts for growth
Canada's wind energy industry wants to capitalize on American states' focus on electricity costs and emissions reduction targets, two issues it hopes may provide a counterweight to climate change skep…