The bill bans discrimination based on gender identity in public accommodations and would allow people to use bathrooms, locker rooms and other sex-segregated facilities that correspond with their gender identity rather than physical anatomy.
Some Springfield city officials first opposed the changes, saying they felt blind-sided, but have since come around to accept them. The casino is slated to open in late 2018.
State gambling regulators will be in Springfield Thursday, and are expected to formally endorse MGM’s redesign proposal for its downtown casino scheduled to open in September, 2018
The state representative says the vote could strengthen the state’s case if it appeals a judge’s ruling allowing the pipeline to go forward.
Massachusetts officials are apologizing for the way they’ve handled a plan to use an island in the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts as a breeding ground for endangered timber rattlesnakes. They say they are now looking at alternatives.
The gathering had picked up extra attention after the National Rifle Association urged its members to show up and fight a handful of gun control measures.
The plan would give towns more latitude to choose what works best for them.
The CEO of Friendly’s Ice Cream says not much will change about the company when it sells part of its business to a Texas-based Dean Foods.
The articles would ban guns from town buildings, require owners to register firearms with police and ban assault weapons from Longmeadow.
Judge John Agostini wrote that federal laws give Kinder Morgan the right to build the pipeline in Otis State Forest.
A group of seventh grade students at Duggan Academy plan to deliver a petition to their principal to ask that all clothing sold with the school’s logo be certified fair trade or union-made in America.
This is a big week for transgender advocates in Massachusetts. On Thursday, the state Senate is planning to vote on a bill that would extend public accomodation rights to transgender individuals.
Our panel reviews the big stories of the week.
Congressman Richie Neal says Republicans may lose a lot more than the White House in November, now that’s it clear Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee.
The so-called “Last Mile” project, which would bring broadband internet to rural communities has been stalled for months.