House and Senate lawmakers allocated $300 million in their proposed local transportation bill. But Patrick has already told local officials funding won’t go over $200 million.
The question during the day long debate wasn’t whether the wage rate should be raised but how quickly it should happen.
They say unused painkillers can be a gateway to heroin abuse.
Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III all but confirmed the announcement, and said his cousin does not need any advice from him.
A new report on the emergency response to the Boston Marathon bombings is largely positive, but it said some first responders faced exhaustion after spending 36 hours straight on the job.
Velis defeated Republican Dan Allie, a member of the Westfield City Council, 53 percent to 47 percent in a special election Tuesday for a state House seat representing Westfield.
Voters are choosing between Republican Dan Allie and Democrat John Velis.
Two national theater organizations asked 6th through 8th graders around the country to participate in a playwriting contest focusing on bullying. The regional competition in Connecticut took place earlier this month in Hartford.
Other big consumer topics Massachusetts’ consumer affairs department dealt with in 2013: problems with home improvement contractors, and car issues – including those involving the state’s lemon law.
The Yankees were again Connecticut’s favorite team, topping the Sox by five percentage points.
At least 3,500 police officers will be spread across the eight cities and towns that make up the marathon route. That’s more than double the number from last year.
Sanders is also pointing to how he differs from another potential candidate, former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton.
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.