State officials on Thursday marked the launch of an all-electric transit bus fleet in Worcester and announced a new initiative to provide rebates of up to $2,500 for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.
It was a somber day in Boston as the city paid tribute to Lieutenant Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy, the two who died battling Wednesday’s fire in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood.
Personal and home care aides are among the fastest growing jobs in the nation, but if they don’t work for the state, many of these caregivers barely get paid enough to survive.
Massachusetts lawmakers have passed a bill designed to build on an existing law expanding opportunities and services for military personnel, veterans and their families.
The Senate wants to raise the minimum wage to $11 an hour and index future increases to inflation, while the House is proposing to go to $10.50 without indexing.
The bill would create a three-tiered classification system ranging from the most dangerous leaks to those considered non-hazardous to people or property.
Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a public health emergency in Massachusetts in response to the state’s growing epidemic of heroin overdoses and opioid addiction.
Teen pregnancy is declining in the state, but there are more homeless young parents than ever before.
The process of “fracking,” an increasingly popular technique for extracting natural gas, is highly controversial, and state lawmakers are considering a ten-year ban on the practice.
Massachusetts health officials say they’ve eliminated an application backlog that stood at 72,000 two months ago.
The Massachusetts House has unanimously approved a bill outlawing the practice of handcuffing women prisoners to hospital beds during childbirth.
Charter school advocates applauded a new attempt by House lawmakers to salvage a bill allowing for the expansion of charter schools in struggling urban school districts.
The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families failed to keep proper background check records on people living in foster homes, and has not been properly using sex offender registry information to protect children, a state audit has found.
Employees who earn their pay from tips say that they need a raise.
Massachusetts cannot retroactively post information about thousands of registered Level 2 sex offenders on the Internet, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday.
The State House smelled like delicious food all day as legislators packed the Great Hall to try locally-grown food. 22 News spoke talked to farmers about the importance of agriculture in Massachusetts.
Coakley, who is finishing out her eighth year in the state’s highest law enforcement office and running for governor, said she was not sure of the specific law that would enable the top law enforcement office to require fingerprint locks.
Students and people with disabilities will receive some breaks. Fares for The Ride door-to-door transit service will remain unchanged, while the MBTA will offer a seven-day student pass for $26 – a $2 discount from the current cost
A legislative panel failed to meet a Tuesday deadline for reaching agreement on a bill allowing for an expansion of charter schools in Boston and other urban school districts, leaving the fate of the measure in grave doubt.
Gov. Deval Patrick has announced more than $25 million to create over 335 new units of supportive housing for veterans, homeless and very low income families.