Massachusetts reported job gains last month everywhere except for the Pittsfield area, a region in western Massachusetts that includes 14 towns stretching from Hancock to Becket.
The unemployment rate in Massachusetts dropped to 6.3 percent in March, while Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent. Both states saw job growth, but Massachusetts added almost twice as many jobs as Connecticut.
Researchers say a study on the impact of casinos in Massachusetts is the first of its kind because they are collecting data now, before any casinos open in the state.
In the debate over the state budget, Governor Deval Patrick says the Massachusetts House hasn’t set aside enough money for early childhood education. He asked for a $15 million increase in funding, but house leaders proposed half of that.
The warmer weather means spring is finally here, but it also means mosquito season is around the corner. Public health officials in New England are urging horse owners to begin vaccinating their animals now for mosquito borne illnesses like West Nile Virus and the more serious Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
Jonathan Edwards has ended his campaign for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts because of health concerns. The Whately selectman was the only candidate from the western part of the state.
The meeting will allow residents one last chance to speak their minds, but members of a prominent group opposing a Springfield casino are not going to show up.
About 50 UMass Amherst students met with university officials yesterday. The group requested the meeting to voice concerns about police and town response to Blarney Blowout.
The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday the New England unemployment rate was at 6.7 percent in January, a slight drop from the previous month. Individually, the states reported vastly different numbers.
The fatal explosion last week in New York has utilities in neighboring states advising their customers about the signs of a gas leak.
A deadly disease for bats is killing fewer of the winged creatures in New England. Scientists are pleased but are not sure why this is happening.
Charter school advocates are lobbying lawmakers to lift the cap on the number of charters in low performing districts like Holyoke, Mass.
More snow is on the way to New England.
As wintry weather continues into March, wood pellets seem to be in short supply across New England.
Staples announced on Thursday that the office supply company plans to close 225 stores in North America over the next two years.