‘The most perverse version of Groundhog Day’: After another mass shooting, Senate remains stalled on gun safety legislation »
In the wake of yet another mass shooting, this time one that killed at least 19 children at a Texas elementary school, the Senate on Wednesday appeared poised to do what it has reliably done for years...
Politicians call for change after shooting, history shows little impact after tragedy »
If history is any guide there is little chance, even given the scope of the tragedy and the apparent anger of some politicians, that the shooting in Texas which left 21 dead, most children, will have ...
Intensifying inquiry into alternate electors focuses on Trump lawyers »
The Justice Department has stepped up its criminal investigation into the creation of alternate slates of pro-Trump electors seeking to overturn President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, with ...
‘Trump is in the past’: Mounting losses show limits of power »
Donald Trump opened May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president’s kingmaker status before another possible White House r...
First life sciences, now clean energy: Baker eyes next big industry for Mass. »
Massachusetts is the country’s undisputed life sciences champion. Can we claim the crown for clean energy as well?...
Google keeps growing its presence in Kendall Square »
More than 15 years after Google opened its first office in Cambridge, the tech giant has developed a sprawling campus in Kendall Square that got bigger during the pandemic and is still growing....
Biotech incubator Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives breaks ground on 10 new labs in Worcester, continuing growth of city’s life sciences industry »
Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives is beginning an expansion of its facilities that will bring 10 new labs to Worcester, further adding to the city’s growing life sciences industry....
Broadcom announces $61B acquisition of Boston-area cybersecurity employer »
Boston Business Journal
Chipmaker Broadcom Inc. put its signature on one of the year's largest takeovers by acquiring enterprise software maker VMware Inc. for $61 billion in cash and stock....
Senate Passes Budget Rider To Protect Abortion Providers »
State House News Service
Reproductive and gender-affirming health care providers in Massachusetts would gain new protections against legal action brought by other states, as would out-of-state residents who travel here to see...
Somerville City Council to consider legal protections for trans people »
The Somerville City Council will be presented a draft resolution and ordinance which one councilor-at-large told the Herald may be the first of its kind in the commonwealth....
Two years after George Floyd's murder, Worcester NAACP president takes a look at city's progress »
It’s been two years since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The local NAACP Worcester branch said it feels like some things still haven’t changed...
Gov. Charlie Baker wants to outlaw revenge porn. A House bill takes a different approach »
The House is set to vote Thursday on legislation aimed at preventing the dissemination of explicit images and video without a subject's consent, one of Gov. Charlie Baker's top priorities in his final...
House will vote on sexting, revenge porn bill »
FIVE YEARS AFTER Gov. Charlie Baker first proposed new laws addressing sexting and revenge porn, the Legislature is prepared to consider the legislation....
Easthampton School Committee, mayor at odds over budget »
School Committee members have estimated that as many as eight staff positions could be cut from the city's public schools if Mayor Nicole LaChapelle's proposed budget for fiscal year 2023 is approved ...
Riley looking for pact with Boston, not receivership »
STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER Jeff Riley said the Boston Public Schools face a “myriad of problems,” from special education and English language learner services in disarray to data systems reporti...
Battenfeld: Texas school massacre reignites debate in Boston over police in schools »
The horrific Texas school massacre could renew a push for putting police in schools in Boston and other communities in Massachusetts....
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu tells graduating Harvard seniors: ‘Tell the truth when it’s hard’ »
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu returned to her alma mater Wednesday afternoon to urge Harvard’s graduating seniors to live by the university’s Latin motto, “veritas” — truth....
Healey sues PFAS manufacturers »
ATTORNEY GENERAL Maura Healey has filed a lawsuit against 13 manufacturers of PFAS chemicals, arguing that they deceptively marketed and sold chemicals that were dangerous to the environment and to in...
Massachusetts sues companies over use of ‘forever chemicals’ »
Massachusetts has sued more than a dozen companies involved in the manufacture or marketing of so-called forever chemicals, alleging they knowingly polluted the environment and endangered public healt...
Mass. life sciences leaders urge action on 'epidemic' of gun violence »
Boston Business Journal
Octagon Therapeutics CEO Isaac Stoner was still in high school when the Columbine High School shooting occurred. He remembers that in the wake of that massacre, people were "grasping at explanations" ...
Boston secures measures to crack down on school bus driver absences in new union contract deal »
As part of an effort to ensure all of Boston’s school buses are on the road daily, drivers will no longer be able to take off time — without advanced warning or permission — under a new contract...
America’s Test Kitchen thrived during pandemic. Now, workers there want a union, to share the wealth. »
Add America’s Test Kitchen employees to the wave of fed-up workers forming a union....
Velis visits West Springfield to learn about new town in Senate district »
State Sen. John Velis used a campaign event to dig into the needs of a city new to the redistricted senatorial district: West Springfield....
The North Adams City Council moved to give the mayor a raise of nearly $10,000 »
The City Council on Tuesday took an initial vote, without debate, to pass a compensation plan that would include a nearly $10,000 raise to the mayor’s salary....
Lucas: Race for governor must be about gas, crime and no baby formula »
A big winner in last weekend’s Republican convention was a Democrat. That would be Attorney General Maura Healey, the two-term progressive who is running for governor....
Black Republicans in party’s spotlight »
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In recent years, Black Republicans have had little visibility in Massachusetts politics, with few holding positions of prominence in state government. In contrast to the administration of former Gov. ...
Mass shootings are taking a toll on our mental health »
More than two years of pandemic. A war in Ukraine that has led to fears of a global escalation. Deep political division, open racism, and economic worries at home. Mass shooting after mass shooting, m...
Federally-backed ‘test-to-treat’ COVID testing sites setting up in Massachusetts in coming weeks in bid to get Paxlovid to more Americans »
Federally-operated sites allowing Americans who test positive for COVID-19 to immediately receive a medical assessment and be prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid if needed will set up in Massachuse...
Boston health officials urge COVID precautions during Memorial Day weekend, Massachusetts virus cases drop 22% »
Boston health officials are urging people to take COVID precautions during Memorial Day weekend, as virus transmission rates remain high in the city and across the Bay State....
In wake of Texas school shooting, Massachusetts leaders decry violence and call for gun control »
State and local leaders are decrying the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas that killed at least 21 people on Tuesday....
Biden nominates Chelsea police chief for U.S. Marshal »
President Biden has nominated Brian Kyes, the chief of the Chelsea Police Department, to fill the vacant position of U.S. Marshal for the District of Massachusetts....
Opinion: Time to elect a law-abiding sheriff »
First and foremost the Department of Homeland Security cancelled both contracts with Sheriff Thomas Hodgson regarding his detention and processing of undocumented immigrants....
Editorial: There is nothing left to say »
You’ve heard it all before. We’ve said it all before. After the latest school shooting tragedy in Texas, this editorial is composed entirely of past editorials calling for gun control....
Uvalde shooting triggers closer look at gun laws; Massachusetts lawmakers ‘extremely proud’ but say they will review additional reforms »
House Speaker Ronald Mariano said he is “extremely proud” of Massachusetts’ gun laws Wednesday — considered some of the tightest in the nation — while Senate President Karen Spilka said her ...
National Missing Children's Day: Nearly 100 children have gone missing in Massachusetts in 2022 »
Since the start of 2022, 94 children have already gone missing in Massachusetts, adding to the volumes of missing and unidentified children lost throughout the decades....
School shooting adds urgency as Wu seeks to curb summer violence »
Appearing somber but determined, over a dozen city employees, public safety officials, clergy, and community workers gathered Wednesday to present Mayor Michelle Wu’s plan to prevent violence this s...
Boston Logan International Airport gun detections up this year, 5 firearms found in the last week »
TSA officers have been finding more guns with passengers at Boston Logan International Airport so far this year, including five firearms in just the last week....
Local leaders promised change after George Floyd's death. 2 years later, the work is unfinished »
George Floyd's death two years ago sparked calls for change at police departments across the country, including in Massachusetts....
Money for Royalston FD vehicle likely to be in state budget »
Athol Daily News
Fire Chief Eric Jack told Royalston’s Selectboard at its meeting on Tuesday, May 17, that it appears money for a new pickup truck for the fire department will be included in the state budget for FY2...
Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders skips Holyoke Soldiers’ Home during Western Massachusetts tour »
During a rare visit to Western Massachusetts on Wednesday, the state’s health and human services secretary, Marylou Sudders, did not stop at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, where 84 veterans died i...
Editorial: Mass. is losing a credible voice for fiscal restraint »
Boston Business Journal
BBJ Editorial: Let's hope the Mass. Taxpayers Foundation finds a successor who will carry on Eileen McAnneny’s tradition of advocating strict oversight of government spending and smart use of taxpay...
Letter: Fair Share Amendment would equitably bolster critical public investments »
To the editor: Town meetings in Otis, Lee, Becket, Dalton and Windsor as well as city councils in Pittsfield and North Adams have endorsed the Fair Share Amendment, a common-sense measure to make our ...
Sumner Tunnel shutdown will have ‘massive’ impact »
The commute into Boston is about to become more of a headache when a multi-year, $156.67 million Sumner Tunnel restoration project begins next month....
MBTA rejects bids for Quincy bus garage »
THE MBTA rejected the bids for construction of a new Quincy garage and maintenance facility for electric buses after the initial two submissions came in at amounts that far exceeded projections....
Wind Contracts Below Price Cap, But Maybe Not Cheaper »
State House News Service
Contracts for the state's next two offshore wind projects were filed Wednesday and while both projects legally comply with the state's offshore wind price cap, officials said the price of power might ...
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