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9:00am The Future of Health Care hosted by the Boston Business Journal, Via GoToWebinar

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

11:00am Joint Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management, Vaccine Distribution Oversight Hearing

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

6:00pm 19th Suffolk Candidate Forum hosted by State House News Service, Via Zoom

7:30pm Discussion on COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout with Sen. William Brownsberger, Via Zoom

Must-Reads

NY: Former Andrew Cuomo Aide Alleges New York Governor Kissed Her Without Consent » HUFFPOST Lindsey Boylan also accused the governor of making inappropriate comments and fostering a hostile workplace for women in an essay published Wednesday.…

Marjorie Taylor-Greene Antagonizes Democratic Colleague With Anti-Transgender Sign » HUFFPOST The congresswoman’s neighbor at the U.S. Capitol is Rep. Marie Newman, whose daughter is transgender.…

Mariano supports making expanded vote-by-mail permanent in Massachusetts » Boston Herald Mariano told colleagues on Wednesday that the House will work to extend the expanded vote-by-mail system until June 30 to support local elections. It was previously set to expire in March. He’ll the…

OPINION: Becerra’s fearlessness frightens GOP foes » Boston Globe But a pandemic is no time to delay the confirmation of the head of the Department of Health and Human Services.…

Massachusetts Teachers Union says state push to fully reopen schools shows ‘callous disregard’ for health and safety » The Republican The Massachusetts Teachers Union wants state education officials to rethink a suggested plan that will push to get elementary school students back into classrooms five days per week in April as the CO…

Massachusetts House Democrats’ push for transparency attracts GOP support » The Republican “Underlying that [argument] is saying that we have to do our work behind closed doors and I don’t believe that is the case. And I believe that that is an unfortunate and sometimes elitist argument…

‘We will be louder’: Black Economic Council makes hires, sets $2 million fund-raising goal » Boston Globe Now, the group is bringing on Sam Gebreu as is director of policy and public affairs, Christopher Sonnie Jr. as executive assistant, and Jessicah Pierre as director of strategic communications.…

Warren Has The Clout To Be President Biden's Biggest Progressive Ally — And Critic » WBUR Again and again, she warned against the kind of moderate vision offered by Joe Biden. But now, with Biden in the White House, Warren is embracing the new president as a progressive ally.…

In the hot seat, Charlie Baker, PrepMod CEO called before coronavirus oversight committee » Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Baker and the CEO of the Maryland company under fire for technical difficulties with the state’s coronavirus appointment booking website are among those in the hot seat Thursday, called…

OPINION: Despite problems, Baker is still the one to beat » Boston Herald One reason is that unlike New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Baker took responsibility for his fumble, while Cuomo has blamed everybody from Donald Trump to the janitor for his.…

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse candidate for town manager of Provincetown » The Republican Morse announced in January that he would not be running for re-election for mayor this year. He is serving his 10th year in the position after being elected as the city’s youngest mayor when he was …

Many of Biden’s nominees of color run into turbulence in the Senate » Washington Post Many of the president’s Black, Latino, Asian and Native American nominees are encountering more political turbulence than their White counterparts, further drawing out the process of staffing the fe…

800 nurses at Worcester hospital plan strike » Boston Globe The union representing 800 registered nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester said Wednesday that nurses will go on strike March 8 unless they can reach a contract agreement with hospital offici…

Manhattan DA obtains Trump tax returns » The Hill A spokesman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. told NBC's local affiliate the subpoena for the records was enforced Monday.…

“We do not have a strong democracy by voting behind closed doors, or being afraid of our voters for voting us out of office.”

Freshman Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven

During her maiden speech Rep. Uyterhoeven advocated for her amendment which would have made details of all committee votes public, mandated a one-week notice for committee hearings, and made public testimony on bills available to the public upon request.

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Beltway Politics

Neera Tanden, Biden’s choice for budget chief, faces new hurdles in Congress » Boston Globe The increasingly slim odds — and surprisingly thin outreach from the White House — for Neera Tanden’s nomination as head of the Office of Management and Budget is raising growing questions about…

Capitol siege costs will exceed $30 million, official tells congress » Boston Globe The top operations and maintenance official of the United States Capitol told lawmakers on Wednesday that the costs of the Jan. 6 attack will exceed $30 million, as his office works to provide mental …

Opinion: Trump voters are blind to the truth about Capitol attack » Boston Globe More truth-telling will be needed from others willing to put country ahead of Trumpian politics. But even that won’t be enough to kill the lie.…

Business

When will Massachusetts sports fans be allowed back into arenas? » News 22 WWLP.com It’s been nearly a year since professional sports teams have had fans at their home games in Massachusetts.…

Warehouse robotics maker Berkshire Grey plans to go public through SPAC merger » Boston Globe Bedford-based robotics company Berkshire Grey announced on Wednesday that it plans to go public through the latest investment vehicle popular on Wall Street, which values the company at $2.7 billion.…

Covid tanked the Mass. economy. So where are all the bankruptcies? » Boston Business Journal Last summer, Boloco owner John Pepper was facing what he considered “complete disaster.” Covid-19 had decimated the Boston burrito chain’s sales, the company was burning through its Paycheck Pro…

Mass. released $500M in Covid grants. Here is who's getting the money » Boston Business Journal Of $515 million in small-business grants approved by the Baker administration during the pandemic so far, nearly half have gone to woman-owned firms, according to a Business Journal analysis of state-…

Swampscott's intrepid reporter, Adam Reilly, talks politics, formative years » Wicked Local Advice from GBH reporter Adam Reilly to aspiring journalists: "Do the opposite of what I did."…

Baker outlines plans to ease a host of COVID-19 restrictions on businesses and gatherings, starting as soon as Monday » Boston Globe Governor Charlie Baker said Thursday that the state on Monday will move to phase three, step two of its economic reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Gillette Stadium to reopen this spring with limited capacity: 'Look forward to welcoming fans back home’ » The Republican On Thursday afternoon, Governor Charlie Baker announced that large sporting venues could operate at 12% capacity as of March 22, and Gillette Stadium put out a statement saying they “look forward to…

What Went Wrong With The 'Tiny Nonprofit' Behind The State's Beleaguered Vaccine Site » WBUR When Gov. Charlie Baker released vaccine eligibility to a million more Massachusetts residents, state websites crumpled under a virtual stampede of people rushing to secure appointments. Users were le…

Cannabis

Medical marijuana by telehealth extended » News 22 WWLP.com As the pandemic drags on, the Cannabis Control Commission has decided to extend its waiver of the requirement that new medical marijuana patients become registered through an in-person visit with a ce…

Sheffield delays vote on proposed commercial pot farm amid opposition » Berkshire Eagle Amid fierce opposition and grilling from residents late into the night, the town's Planning Board Wednesday delayed a decision on a permit for an outdoor cannabis farm in Ashley Falls.…

Civil Rights

McGovern pushes for Equality Act, extending protections to LGBTQ » Grafton Common Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) spoke on the House Floor urging passage of H.R. 5, Equality Act, a bill that would extend civil rights protections to all people regardless of sexual …

Education

Gill-Montague balances budget proposal for 2021-2022 » The Recorder A balanced budget proposal has been settled by the Gill-Montague Regional School District, after some difficulty earlier this month left a relatively small shortfall of $66,000 in the $24.1 million pr…

‘Callous disregard’: Educators, others critical of Charlie Baker’s plan to reopen schools this spring » Boston.com Though state officials want students to head back to school in person in April, educators are skeptical or unhappy with the plan.…

Racist social media post spurs rally to support JFK Middle School principal » Gazette Net About 200 people gathered outside JFK Middle School on Wednesday, some holding signs in support of Principal Desmond Caldwell or with messages like “Hate has no home in our school,” and “yes the…

Report: Men still hold bulk of top-paying higher ed jobs » Gazette Net Eight of the country's leading institutions of higher education have no women among their top earners on campus, including the University of Massachusetts Amherst, according to a new study published b…

Reopening schools will help, but won’t end Mass. child mental health crisis, experts say » Boston Globe Child health care experts say that a return to full-time in-person learning, which Governor Charlie Baker moved to mandate this week, will help alleviate some of the pressures placed on children’s m…

Inside a Battle Over Race, Class and Power at Smith College » New York Times A student said she was racially profiled while eating in a college dorm. An investigation found no evidence of bias. But the incident will not fade away.…

Westfield State University, citing impact of COVID, announces tuition, fee freeze » The Republican Tuition and fees for most students at Westfield State University will be kept level for the 2021-22 school year to help students cope with financial challenges resulting from COVID-19, university offi…

Race and punishment: Data shows discipline disparity by race in Falmouth schools » Cape Cod Times In the 2019-20 school year, students of color made up 20.8% of the student body in Falmouth Public Schools. But those students accounted for 46.6% of school suspensions, according to data from the Dep…

Dozens of physicians urge Mass. school leaders: 3 feet of distance between students is enough » Boston Globe Three feet is enough. That’s the message from a group of more than 60 physicians, public health experts, and infectious disease specialists, who are urging Massachusetts education leaders to keep th…

Health Care

Two hospital groups resume new first dose appointments » Fox 25 News Two major hospital groups say they are now scheduling new appointments for first doses of the vaccine, just weeks after alerting patients they would no longer be able to offer the appointments as the …

AG Healey reaches settlement with Brighton dental office for failing to accept MassHealth patients » News 22 WWLP.com Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office has reached a settlement with a Brighton dental office and dentist to resolve allegations that they refused to accept MassHealth members seeking dental treatme…

Editorial: Health centers key to vaccine success » Dorchester Reporter On Tuesday, two more Covid-19 vaccination sites, open to all eligible Boston residents, came on line in Dorchester and Mattapan. The Russell Auditorium and Morningstar Baptist Church joined a network …

Charlie Baker reverses course, gives coronavirus vaccine shots to some hospitals and local boards of health » Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Baker signaled hope is on the horizon, citing “positive” news on vaccines, and reversed course on several policies cutting off vaccine supply to hospitals and local boards of health f…

Massachusetts hospitals to resume offering COVID-19 vaccine » Boston Globe A week and a half after abruptly cutting off new supplies of COVID-19 vaccine to hospitals, Massachusetts officials have reached an agreement with hospitals and health systems allowing them to rejoin …

Massachusetts nursing homes make ‘significant strides’ amid coronavirus vaccine rollout » Boston Herald Massachusetts nursing homes have made “significant strides” in dramatically lowering coronavirus infection and death rates amid the vaccine rollout that prioritized these hard-hit facilities, the …

Moderna ramps up manufacturing capacity to 1.4B doses for 2022 » Boston Business Journal Cambridge biotech Moderna Inc. is ramping up the manufacturing capacity of its Covid-19 vaccine over the next two years. The plans call for 700 million doses in 2021, up from 600 million, and 1.4 bill…

Housing

Work underway to increase Amherst’s housing stock » Gazette Net Initial proposals to make several changes to town zoning, with a focus on ways to add housing for people of all income levels, are expected to be brought forward for review in the coming weeks.…

Human Services

Director of Fitchburg Area's Only Shelter Is Accused Of Assaulting Homeless Clients » WGBH Advocates for the homeless in the Fitchburg area say there is a problem at Our Father’s House, the region's only year-round overnight shelter: The director may be preying on the people who go there …

Immigration

Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to US » Boston Globe President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted a freeze on green cards issued by his predecessor during the pandemic that lawyers said was blocking most legal immigration to the United States.…

Judiciary

Lynn Court nominee brings background in law, policing » News 22 WWLP.com An assistant clerk magistrate and former member of the State Police is Gov. Charlie Baker’s nominee for clerk magistrate of the Lynn District Court.…

Legislative

NBC 10 I-Team: Mass. lawmakers cashing in on raises amid pandemic » Turn to 10 As people across Southern New England struggle to make ends meet, Massachusetts lawmakers are getting a significant pay raise.…

Former Rep Pleads Guilty to Bank, Tax Fraud » State House News Service A year after he was first arrested and charged with a slew of bank and wire fraud crimes, Lowell Democrat David Nangle pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to using campaign funds to pay…

House rejects rule change backed by transparency advocates » Berkshire Eagle House lawmakers, including all members of the Berkshire County delegation, rejected a proposed change in legislative rules Wednesday that advocates said would have increased transparency.…

Local Government

2 Berkshire County communities receive Municipal Cybersecurity Awareness grants » News 10 The Baker-Polito Administration announced the second round of award recipients for the Municipal Cybersecurity Awareness Grant Program. Over 44,000 municipal and public school employees from 107 local…

Lowell official calls for School Committee member’s ouster after anti-Semitic slur on live TV » Boston Globe A top Lowell official is calling for the immediate resignation of a School Committee member who used an anti-Semitic slur Wednesday morning on a live public access television program, officials said.…

Third stimulus update: Feds sending Springfield an estimated $90M in COVID relief, Worcester $106M, Boston $400M; here’s how much your town, city may get » The Republican Massachusetts cities such as Springfield and Worcester may receive more than $90 million through the American Rescue Plan’s $350 billion influx of COVID-19 aid to help state and local governments ac…

Councilors ask manager to consider allowing bar-top dining at local restaurants » Worcester Telegram City Councilors Tuesday supported the idea of reintroducing bar-top dining at local restaurants. The restriction on bar-top dining has remained in place in the city due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while…

Select Board to interview three town manager finalists; King seeks more time to deliberate » Wicked Local Three finalists in the search for Provincetown's new town manager were announced during Monday night's remote Select Board meeting.…

Politics

Battenfeld: Charlie Baker faces grandstanding lawmakers in test of political muscle » Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Baker faces grandstanding lawmakers on Thursday hours after he bowed to public and political pressure, releasing more coronavirus vaccines to hospitals and millions of dollars to an initi…

Mass. House primary race rocked by allegations, pulled endorsements » Berkshire Eagle As the March 2 special primary approaches for the House seat last held by former Speaker Robert DeLeo, one of four Democrats vying for the nomination is now facing a series of allegations of sexual mi…

Former aide to Foxboro state senator faces sexual harassment allegations, loses endorsements in bid for House seat » The Sun Chronicle A former staffer for state Sen. Paul Feeney has lost the endorsement of major Democratic Party figures, including Feeney, in his run for the state Legislature after allegations of sexual harassment su…

More Political Drama in Fall River [OPINION] » WBSM The never-ending cycle of political drama continues unabated in Fall River. In this edition of "As the River Turns," the foil is embattled School Superintendent Matt Malone, who ran the education depa…

Opinion: Direct line from Reagan’s antigovernment message to Texas mayor’s you’re-on-your-own rant » Boston Globe Conservatives took it to heart when Ronald Reagan said, in his first inaugural address, that “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Since that time, antigovern…

Commission backs use of campaign funds for childcare » Commonwealth Magazine UNTIL SHE RAN for Congress, Liuba Grechen Shirley of New York worked from home as a consultant while caring for her children. In order to campaign, she had to hire a caregiver for her kids.…

Public Health

Mean age of Massachusetts COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths all go down as state reports 1,788 new cases, 60 deaths Wednesday » The Republican State health officials confirmed another 1,788 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, which is based on 114,127 new molecular tests, according to the Department of Public Health.…

Baystate infectious disease head: ‘The future is bright’ » Gazette Net On March 5, 2020, the head of the Infectious Disease Division at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield said people needed to “prepare not panic” for the pandemic.…

11 Regional COVID Vaccination Sites Coming On Monday » CBS Boston Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced where the 11 regional vaccination sites will be starting on Monday.…

Baker administration’s new thrust: regional sites to boost vaccination effort » Boston Globe Although Massachusetts officials are sharply curtailing the supply of coronavirus vaccine to most cities and towns, they are also encouraging municipal governments to band together and create high-cap…

Waiting online: Baker highlights improvements to Mass. COVID vaccine scheduling website » The Metro West Daily News Gov. Charlie Baker outlined upgrades to the state’s COVID-19 vaccination scheduling website and expressed cautious optimism that more doses will soon be made available from the federal government.…

3 More Coronavirus Vaccine Sites Coming Worcester County » Brookline Patch State officials announced 11 new regional sites capable of distributing 750 doses per day. Rutland, Southbridge and Gardner are among them.…

Vaccine supply increasing, but thousands in state are still waiting for COVID-19 shots » Boston Globe Vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna are cranking up production. The feds are boosting allotments to states. The Baker administration is opening big new vaccination sites. And a long-awaited third vaccin…

Baker: State adds 'digital waiting room' to stabilize vaccine website » WCVB Gov. Charlie Baker said the state's vaccine website is adding a digital waiting room to help manage the heavy user load and prevent crashes.…

Baker Says FDA's Comments on J&J Vaccine Effectiveness Are a ‘Positive Development' » NBC Boston Gov. Charlie Baker says news of the new Johnson and Johnson vaccine being deemed “safe and effective” by FDA is a positive step in vaccine rollout.…

Big E remains ‘in the running’ as site for regional vaccine collaborative, but not chosen in state’s latest round » The Republican Massachusetts announced Wednesday 11 new collaborative regional COVID-19 vaccination sites, but a proposed three-community site at the Big E wasn’t one of them.…

Tips for scoring a Massachusetts coronavirus vaccine appointment as 50,000 new appointments go live today » Boston Herald Another 50,000 new appointments are expected to go live, one week after the state’s vaxfinder site flopped for people 65-plus and those with two specific comorbidities.…

‘Application errors’ plague Massachusetts coronavirus vaccination site, again » Boston Herald It appears to be deja vu all over again with the state’s vaccine appointment website. The vaxfinder.ma.gov portal this morning does point to open appointment slots, but error messages and excruciati…

‘Extra’ coronavirus vaccine doses given to Northeastern University reallocated by state » Boston Herald The state said it has clawed back “extra” vaccine doses from Northeastern University after the college began offering shots to eligible students and faculty — even though NU claims it is “one …

LIST: New Regional Collaboratives Announced To Boost COVID Vaccination Efforts In Massachusetts » CBS Boston Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration on Wednesday announced 11 new regional collaboratives in Massachusetts that will work to get as many people vaccinated against the coronavirus as efficiently as p…

Baker, Head of Mass. Vaccine Site to Testify First in COVID Vaccine Rollout Hearing » NBC Boston When the Massachusetts Legislature's COVID-19 and Emergency Management and Preparedness Committee holds its vaccine rollout oversight hearing on Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker will take the floor first.…

Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine appears to fare better against worrisome COVID-19 variants than first reported » Boston Globe New data are released in advance of a Friday advisory panel meeting on whether to recommend FDA approval.…

Approval of Johnson & Johnson vaccine could boost Massachusetts supply by 80K, doctor says » WCVB The United States is another step closer to having a third COVID-19 vaccine at its disposal.…

Baker: Vaccine News Points to Possible "Really Big Moment" » State House News Service The designation of 11 regional vaccination collaboratives, plans to make 50,000 appointments available for booking Thursday, and a $4.7 million equity initiative are among the COVID-19 updates Gov. Ch…

Barnstable County Joins State Collaborative to Expand Vaccinations » Cape Cod Online Governor Charlie Baker has announced $4.7 million for an initiative to promote COVID-19 vaccine equity in the 20 communities most disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.…

Vaccinating Boston's Homeless Community Extends To Those Living On City Streets » WGBH Dr. Jim O'Connell, president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, said his organization has vaccinated about 1,800 people since the vaccine became available. That includes those experie…

The 413’s Jo Comerford Has a Starring Role in Next Episode of Vaccine Drama » Western Mass Politics and Insight In a windowless State House room on March 4th, State Senator Jo Comerford chaired a Joint Committee on Public Health hearing on COVID-19 preparedness. Diligent but never overwrought, she grilled healt…

1,788 coronavirus cases, 60 deaths, and 42,205 vaccinations: See today’s new COVID-19 data from Mass. » Boston Globe The number of coronavirus vaccinations administered in Massachusetts rose by 42,205 to 1,518,481, state officials reported Wednesday.…

39,725 Minutes! Painfully Long Waits On Vaccine Website As Thousands Of New Appointments Are Filled » CBS Boston Fifty thousand new appointments for the state’s mass COVID-19 vaccination sites went online Thursday morning and were quickly taken as thousands of people faced extremely long waits on the website.…

DiZoglio calls for vaccine audit » News 22 WWLP.com Sen. Diana DiZoglio wrote to Auditor Suzanne Bump last week voicing concerns around the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and asking her to conduct an audit.…

Baker: Vaccine News Points to Possible “Really Big Moment” » State House News Service The designation of 11 regional vaccination collaboratives, plans to make 50,000 appointments available for booking Thursday, and a $4.7 million equity initiative are among the COVID-19 updates Gov. Ch…

First Report on COVID-19 Health Impacts Seen as “Snapshot” » State House News Service As they began to sketch out Wednesday how they will go about conducting a legislatively-required study of the pandemic's effects on Massachusetts' health care system, officials at the Health Policy Co…

2 Hard-Hit Cities, 2 Diverging Fates In Vaccine Rollout » WBUR Mario Valdez, his wife and their 18-year-old son were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 this month as part of a special effort to inoculate every resident of Central Falls, the Rhode Island community hit …

Waiting, waiting, gone: Thousands spend hours in virtual rooms as vaccine appointments fill » Fox 25 News Even before appointments were added to the state’s vaccination website Thursday morning, digital waiting rooms were filled with people hoping to secure a spot for one of the 50,000 shots - and by 9:…

Charlie Baker grilled on Massachusetts coronavirus vaccine rollout, acknowledges signup ‘nightmare’ » Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Baker vowed to improve the “nightmare” process Bay State residents face when trying to sign up for potentially life-saving coronavirus vaccines, but said he remains hamstrung by limit…

Lawmakers Confront Baker on Vaccine Rollout » State House News Service Gov. Charlie Baker spoke about the state's COVID-19 vaccine rollout and engaged in a back-and-forth on the particulars of the effort with the Legislature's COVID-19 committee for an hour Thursday, but…

Public Safety

Suffolk sheriff calls for BPD commissioner Dennis White to be reinstated should probe drag on » Boston Globe Suffolk County’s sheriff, who is the head of a local Black law enforcement organization, is calling for Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White to be reinstated if the probe into a 1999 domestic abu…

Cambridge Police Lieutenant Investigated For Racist Tweets No Longer With Department » WBUR A Cambridge police lieutenant who was being investigated in connection to racist and violent social media posts is no longer working at the Cambridge Police Department, a spokesperson confirmed to WBU…

Greenfield looks to expand community policing, increase transparency » The Recorder Looking to expand community policing and increase transparency with the public, the Police Department has created a new community resource officer position to make important connections, including wit…

State Government

Pension Fund Agrees to Push Further on Corporate Board Diversity » State House News Service The board that manages the state's $86.9 billion pension fund voted Wednesday morning to increase its standards for board diversity and equal employment opportunity at the thousands of companies it in…

Transportation

Free bus rides, gas tax hike part of proposed transportation bill » Milford Daily News A three-step, 12-cent gas tax increase, fare-free MBTA and regional transit authority buses, new surcharges on parking space rentals and purchases, higher ride-hailing fees and more all featured in a …

State Sen. Eric Lesser proposes legislation to require Mass. RMV to address out-of-state driving violations » The Republican State Sen. Eric P. Lesser, a Democrat from Longmeadow, has filed legislation that would require the Registry of Motor Vehicles to act promptly to suspend the license of a Massachusetts driver who has …

Farley-Bouvier, coalition renew push for driver's license bill for undocumented in state » Berkshire Eagle Unable to get a driver’s license in Massachusetts, undocumented immigrants face a choice: drive unlicensed and uninsured, or lose a source of transportation.…

New ad campaign targets MBTA service cuts and impact on low-income people, communities of color » The Republican As the Baker administration continues its push to scale back MBTA services in the face of significantly reduced ridership, a union-backed coalition is launching an ad blitz to highlight the negative i…

Utilities

‘It was a panic’: Accident at construction site in downtown Boston leaves two dead; city suspends utility company involved » Boston Globe Two workers were killed Wednesday at a construction site in downtown Boston after they were hit by a truck and knocked into a hole in the road, a grisly accident that horrified onlookers and left grie…

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Press Releases

Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 06-10-21 » MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Senate Passes Post-Retirement Work Waiver Extension » Massachusetts Retirees

Tremont Strategies Group Welcomes New Additions To Government Affairs Team » Tremont Strategies Group

$4.6 Million Rapid Reemployment Grant Program Launches in Massachusetts » MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Summer Road Safety » MassDOT

Upcoming Wellington Circle Study Virtual Public Meeting » MassDOT

MassDEP Assesses Penalty to Sira Naturals for Environmental Violations at its Milford Manufacturing Facility » MA Department of Environmental Protection

What a Week It’s Been » Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance

Led by Sen. Lewis, Fair Share Amendment Advances to the Ballot » Office of MA State Senator Jason Lewis

MMA urges House to protect local control of municipal reprecincting process » Massachusetts Municipal Association

New Measures to Boost Home Ownership, Wages, and Economic Equity in Boston » City of Boston

Boston Police Department Police Reform Policy Update » City of Boston

On the Anniversary of 1982 Nuclear Weapons Freeze Rally in Central Park, Senator Markey and Rep. McGovern Reintroduce Expansive Legislation to Halt Dangerous 21ST Century Global Nuclear Arms Race » Office of U.S. Senator Ed Markey

Senator Markey Reintroduces Legislation to Protect Dr. Anthony Fauci, Research Institute Heads From Politically Motivated Termination » Office of U.S. Senator Ed Markey

AG Healey Sues Orthodontist for Illegally Charging MassHealth Patients for Missed or Cancelled Appointments » Office of MA Attorney General Maura Healey

Drawing Democracy Coalition Urges MA Senate to Pass Reprecincting Bill to Ensure Equitable Redistricting Process: » Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Drought Conditions Improve in Some Commonwealth Regions, Worsen in Others » Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency


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