Top Democratic lawmaker nixes Baker's sales-tax free plan
By Steve Leblanc Jun. 25, 2021 03:54 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — The top Democrat in the Massachusetts Senate on Friday dismissed a proposal by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker to expand the state’s annual two-day...
EXPLAINER: Will Massachusetts do enough to limit evictions?
By Steve Leblanc Jun. 25, 2021 12:20 PM EDT
Baker files legislation proposing 2-month sales tax holiday
Jun. 23, 2021 03:57 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday proposed expanding the state's annual two-day sales tax holiday to a two-month event this year in an effort to...
State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz announces campaign for governor
By Steve Leblanc Jun. 23, 2021 08:28 AM EDT
Baker: State reaches goal of 4.1M residents fully vaccinated
Jun. 22, 2021 03:42 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has reached its goal of fully vaccinating 4.1 million residents against the coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday. ...
Top elections official urges quick action on mail-in voting
By Steve Leblanc Jun. 22, 2021 01:26 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — With current no-excuse mail-in voting laws set to expire at the end of the month, state lawmakers need to hurry up and take action to extend...
Editorial Roundup: New England
By The Associated Press Jun. 18, 2021 12:49 PM EDT
Rutland Herald. June 14, 2021. Editorial: First in the nation Congratulations, Vermont. We did it. We moved the needle...
Governor unveils plan to spend $2.8B in federal relief funds
Jun. 17, 2021 03:30 PM EDT
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he hopes to use nearly $3 billion in federal pandemic-relief funds to support...
New law extends some Massachusetts pandemic-era policies
By Steve Leblanc Jun. 16, 2021 03:49 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Some pandemic-era policies that had expired on Tuesday — such as allowing restaurants to offer take-out cocktails — were quickly extended...
Company agrees to pay state $3.5M for undelivered face masks
Jun. 16, 2021 02:09 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — A company that authorities say failed to deliver on a contract to supply one million N95 face masks to the state of Massachusetts and then made...
Massachusetts announces details of $1M vaccine lottery
Jun. 15, 2021 08:52 AM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — The first of five drawings for the Massachusetts coronavirus vaccine lottery is scheduled for July 26, state officials announced Friday. ...
Gov. Baker releases $2.65 billion capital budget plan
Jun. 14, 2021 03:23 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker released a $2.65 billion capital budget plan Monday that he said would make substantial investments in housing, transportation...
Gillette Stadium mass vaccination site shutting down
Jun. 14, 2021 10:30 AM EDT
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — After giving out more than 600,000 shots over five months, the mass coronavirus vaccination site at Gillette Stadium is closing its...
The Latest: Lebanon marks daily record of vaccinations
By The Associated Press Jun. 13, 2021 01:40 AM EDT
As virus cases wane, governors weigh ending emergency orders
By David A. Lieb Jun. 12, 2021 10:42 AM EDT
The Latest: Brazil president fined for not wearing mask
By The Associated Press Jun. 12, 2021 07:53 AM EDT
Editorial Roundup: New England
By The Associated Press Jun. 11, 2021 01:10 PM EDT
Hearst Connecticut Media. June 3, 2021. Editorial: No excuse for legislative lag on marijuana Connecticut has had...
Massachusetts lawmakers push to extend mail-in, early voting
Jun. 10, 2021 05:37 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday extending many of the policies adopted when the pandemic hit last year — including mail-in...
Boston leadership tangled in series of scandals
By Steve Leblanc Jun. 09, 2021 04:10 PM EDT
Massachusetts Roman Catholics called back to Mass
Jun. 09, 2021 02:45 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Roman Catholics across Massachusetts are being called back to Sunday Mass. Cardinal Sean O'Malley of the Archdiocese of...