Mastroianni’s nomination now goes to the full Senate.
Lawmakers are confident they will change a Massachusetts law requiring licenses to carry pepper spray.
Despite a request from Springfield’s mayor request, refugees from places like Bhutan, Somalia, and Iraq keep arriving. The differences they face in food, laws, and language can be dizzying. In addition, they often have to adapt to a very different work culture.
There were handshakes, hugs and high fives all around as hundreds of casino supporters at Suffolk Downs heard the news: the proposed casino, which just four months ago seemed doomed, was back on track.
A proposal from Leominster received praise from the panel for its design and finances. But Commissioner James McHugh raised one red flag.
A setback on Monday for the Eastern States Exposition, and a win for casino company MGM.
The United States is in the middle of a natural gas boom. This is largely because of fracking, the controversial method for using pressurized fluids to break up rocks to get at the natural gas below.
A UMass professor has his fingerprints all over a new U.S. postal stamp coming out this week.
About 90 percent of Americans who need long term care get it from unpaid family members. That puts a strain on a lot of relatives who have neither enough time nor the training to care for loved ones with brain disorders such as dementia.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says a number of communities and the state are facing a road-salt shortage. Malloy says Connecticut expects a salt delivery within the next day or two, but he notes more snow is forecast for this weekend.
At the start of his final year in office, Patrick has faced crises with the state’s failing health insurance website, and at the Department of Children and Families over a missing 5-year-old boy.
Snow is piling up again, in a winter storm that the National Weather Service says won’t stop until Friday morning. Schools across the state are closed, including the University of Massachusetts.
The bill would lower tax rates for businesses with steady rates of employment and raise rates for those with high employee turnover.
Malloy has proposed a small tax refund for individuals, plus a cut in taxes for retired teachers, and a sales tax exemption for some clothing purchases and for non-prescription drugs.
The vote requires a simple majority to remove Rep. Carlos Henriquez from office. The last time a member of the House was expelled was 98 years ago.