Health officials, public safety personnel, cabinet secretaries and the mayor of Boston filed into a briefing room at Logan airport. They stood behind Governor Patrick, who told the public not to be alarmed.
Bill Clinton and Mitt Romney are scheduled to visit Massachusetts next week to influence politics and voting here, signifying the late stages of races as candidates look to the post-Columbus Day stretch until the November 4th elections.
Massachusetts lawmakers passed a measure to automatically increase the gas tax along with inflation. The measure helps lawmakers avoid the political challenge of regular votes on whether to raise the tax, which led the group Tank the Gas Tax to put a repeal question on the ballot.
The two major party candidates vying for the open Massachusetts state senate seat held by Gale Candaras have lobbed personal attacks, but they agreed on many issues in a roundtable debate.
Deval Patrick says he is studying the cases of three people recommended by the parole board.
Candidates for Massachusetts’ Treasurer are debating the impact casinos could have on the state’s profitable lottery, which largely funds local aid to cities and towns.
Linda Post, the festival’s co-founder, reflects on how the Northampton event has changed over two decades.
Robert Caret says he’s waiting for a university review to take a final stand on the use of confidential informants on campus.
When you think of environmentally beneficial landscapes, the land beneath power lines might not be at the top of your list, but new research is highlighting this habitat’s importance in conserving a wide array of plant and insect life.
Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, and Democratic nominee Martha Coakley squared off Wednesday morning for the second time in 12 hours. Unlike previous ones, this debate featured just those two leading candidates head to head. It lead to a more thorough airing of issues, including TV ads and economic policy.
Clean up continues after early morning storms hit several towns in western Massachusetts. The National Weather Service received reports of severe weather in Hadley, Southampton, and Colrain. In Easthampton, Route 141 remains closed at this hour.
Two members of President Obama’s cabinet were in Springfield Wednesday to praise a career training program run by Massachusetts community colleges. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Education Secretary Arne Duncan toured Springfield Technical Community College and participated in a roundtable discussion on workforce development
Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife officials are finalizing plans to amend the state’s Endangered Species Act. This is good news about some species and bad for others.
A rural Massachusetts school committee could decide on Wednesday whether to move toward a four day school week.
Massachusetts voters will see five names on the ballot for governor in November. that includes three independents. For them, it’s been difficult to make a mark on the race. And two of those candidates have spent over a million dollars of their own money.