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Editorial: Where’s the urgency to fix Massachusetts’ longstanding teacher diversity problem? » Boston Globe

Implementing immigrant license law will cost $28M under Healey plan » Boston Herald

Mass., California moving in different directions on gig worker issue » Commonwealth Magazine

Firefighter union sues Mass. group over toxic chemicals in protective gear » WBUR

Faith leaders call for Gov. Healey, lawmakers to tackle housing crisis » WGBH

Lawmakers aim to crack down on vaping black market » Axios

UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management receives largest donation ever » MassLive

Mayor Wu announces steps to cut oil and gas from Boston buildings, creating ‘clear pathways’ to a fossil-free future » Boston Globe

State auditor readying probe into use of nondisclosure agreements across state government » Boston Globe


NH: On the trail: Is a 2024 gubernatorial run next for Joyce Craig? » Concord Monitor

RI: With an ongoing lack of shelter in R.I., Cranston Street Armory may stay open through end of April » Boston Globe

NY: MAGA and Martinis: Is This the Future of the N.Y. Republican Party? » New York Times

NY: NYS changes minimum scores for student proficiency in math, English » The Albany Times Union

NJ: Controversial ‘Elections Transparency Act’ gets back on track » POLITICO Pro

NJ: Opponents of N.J. wind farms say whale deaths should put project on pause for further studies » The Philadelphia Inquirer

FL: Florida six-week abortion bill passes first test in the House, ends with tears and anger » Florida Phoenix

FL: Could this be the year that FL Republicans pass legislation wounding public sector unions? » Florida Phoenix

CO: Polis orders Colorado regulators to set new rules for oil and gas industry to sharply cut ozone by 2030 » The Colorado Sun


In letter to Fed chair, Elizabeth Warren blasts ‘an astonishing list of failures’ that led to two banks’ collapse » Boston Globe

Republicans seek to flip the script on Social Security » The Hill

New Data Links Pandemic’s Origins to Raccoon Dogs at Wuhan Market » New York Times

Deb Haaland in difficult spot after Biden approves Alaska drilling » The Hill

The Federalist Society Isn’t Quite Sure About Democracy Anymore » Politico

Wall Street opens a bit lower as worries about banks persist » AP News

Wave of Stealthy China Cyberattacks Hits U.S., Private Networks, Google Says » The Wall Street Journal

‘You think I’m crazy?’ Florida GOP sweats Trump vs. DeSantis » Politico

Mortgages, Wine and Renovations: Silicon Valley Bank’s Deep Tech Ties » New York Times

“It was allowed to happen because of Congress and President Trump’s weakening of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Dodd-Frank Act that you supported,” Warren wrote. “It was allowed to happen because of regulatory rollbacks that you initiated. And it was allowed to happen because of supervisory failures by officials that worked for you. This is an astonishing list of failures and you owe the public an explanation for your actions.”

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren on Thursday sent a scathing letter to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, criticizing the “astonishing list of failures” that contributed to the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank within the past week.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Editorial: Romney is right – GOP is not out to cut Social Security » Boston Herald

Editorial: Border Patrol asks for $$ while climate plans rake it in » Boston Herald


‘It was Team Massachusetts’: How city and state officials braced for the worst after Silicon Valley Bank failure » Boston Globe

Opinion: Playing matchmaker for MassINC » Boston Globe

A Boston startup taught AI to see like humans. Now, big brands are using it to sell. » Boston Globe

They warned in 2018 that weakening regulations could lead to failure like SVB. Now Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats want those changes back. » Boston Globe

Biggest U.S. banks hatch $25 billion rescue plan for First Republic » Boston Business Journal

Is raw milk getting a raw deal in Mass.? Bill would make it easier to sell » Worcester Telegram

Grubhub accused with overcharging restaurants during COVID-19 » News 22


One of Provincetown’s Five Pot Shops Has Closed » The Provincetown Independent


Thirty-three years after the Gardner heist, where are the paintings? » Boston Globe


Massachusetts college offers refuge to students from Florida school impacted by conservative politics »

BPS lays out transportation bus contract, accountability demands » Boston Herald

'Cascade of lies': Holy Cross, former hoops coach trade accusations in court » Worcester Telegram

State to launch nine new early college programs » Boston Globe


Michelle Wu pushes energy-efficiency ordinance, grants » Boston Herald

Gov. Healey wants to dedicate funds to make state 'global leader' in clean energy economy » The Herald News

Wu Pushes for Boston to Join New Energy Code » Banker & Tradesman

Healey Announces Major Climate Funding in New Bedford » WBSM

Massport Puts $500+ Mil Towards Net-Zero Goal » State House News Service


Are you and your kids overwhelmed by Mass. sports betting ads? You’re not alone » MassLive

Health Care

Months-long waits accessing care leave patients sicker and in anguish » Boston Globe

The abortion pill lawsuit that could change how the FDA approves drugs » WBUR


Priced Out, Activists Appeal For Urgency On Housing » State House News Service

AG: Holden may risk lawsuits if it does not comply with mandatory MBTA zoning law » Worcester Telegram

Worcester committee pushes for lower income threshold in affordable housing rule » MassLive

Mariano: Huge tax break for Worcester apartment developer is a bad idea » Worcester Telegram

Human Services

After Soldiers' Home tragedies, Gov. Healey appoints first cabinet-level veterans secretary » WBUR

Valley food pantries ramp up offerings amid growing need » Gazette Net

Gov. Healey’s plan to use ‘millionaires’ tax for early child care welcomed on Cape » Cape Cod Times


Court: Court worker was not target of intimidation » Salem News


Owner of Dorchester pizza shop charged with exploiting undocumented workers » Boston Globe

Here's Why Somerville Starbucks Workers Walked Off the Job This Week » NBC Boston

Local Government

Around Amherst: Council president seeks more Fair Share, PILOT funding » Gazette Net

Fall River gave 'official proclamation' to Indian scammer guru who invented a fake country » The Herald News

One councillor thinks it’s time to rethink Main Streets model » Dorchester Reporter

Federal money sought to build Bourne Rail Trail, Cataumet tracks may be history » Cape Cod Times


Howie Carr: MassGOP nightmare needs to end » Boston Herald

Franks: Pols need constitutionally enforced age limits » Boston Herald

Lucas: Frank Bellotti could show today’s pols how it’s done » Boston Herald

Public Health

Last shots coming at Lynn vaccine site » Lynn Daily News Item

Public Safety

International Association of Fire Fighters files lawsuit in Dedham to remove ‘cancer-causing’ PFAS chemicals from gear » Boston Herald

Women hit by Boston police van say police report doesn’t tell the full story » Boston Globe

Nation’s largest fire union sues entity that sets standards for safety over PFAS requirement » Worcester Telegram

State Police do not have to give back pay to trooper suspended while facing criminal charge, SJC says » Boston Globe

State Government

Editorial: Improve government transparency. Keep meetings online and in-person » Boston Business Journal


What you need to know about Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade » WBUR

Ceiling debris falls onto MBTA commuter rail platform » Boston Herald

MBTA lifts ‘global’ speed restriction on Mattapan Line »

Western Massachusetts Passenger Rail Commission Hearing Slated for March 21 » Business West

Ceiling debris found on commuter rail platform at Forest Hills MBTA station in Boston » WCVB

Logan Passenger Numbers Rebounding, But Not Back To Pre-COVID » State House News Service

Close call at Logan not due to a lack of technology, experts say » WGBH

MBTA Mum As Slow Zones Marking One-Week Anniversary » State House News Service


National Grid proposes big electric rate decrease in Mass. » WBUR

Study finds a third of land in Amherst possible for solar sites » Gazette Net

Healey Admin Eyes “Bigger Place” For Wind Blade Testing » State House News Service

Offshore wind projects face uncertainty with existing contracts. Cape Codders respond. » Cape Cod Times

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