Several people have said they want to explore a run for the office — including Luke Bronin, former legal counsel to Gov. Dannel Malloy. Segarra said he welcomes all challengers.
DCF got an infusion of cash, and new social workers, but Spears inherits a department still struggling with high caseloads and a poor reputation.
The National Weather Service says potentially life-threatening cold and wind is sweeping into New England this first full week of 2015
Sixty-six days after his narrow election over Martha Coakley, Governor-elect Charlie Baker is set to take office Thursday when Senator Stan Rosenberg, expected to be elected Senate president on Wednesday, administers the oath of office.
Governors in the six New England states will be sworn in this week.
While the site of the power plant has a lot going for it, building something else where a nuclear reactor once stood is no easy task.
Candidates for all state and local offices can now ask their supporters to personally donate up to $1,000 per year, up from $500.
Right now there’s one train, each way, between Boston and Springfield: Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited, which also stops in Framingham, Worcester and Pittsfield on its way to Chicago.
The state’s DMV commissioner says 28,000 people have scheduled appointments to take the driver’s test.
Connecticut is looking for an operator for a new commuter rail line between Springfield and New Haven.
The Norman Rockwell ideal of a grandfatherly doctor making housecalls is long gone. It’s been replaced with busy group practices that usher through patients in 15-minute increments. But even that model is struggling. There simply aren’t enough primary care doctors, period. In this year-long reporting project, we follow a group of Western Massachusetts residents as they weigh their career options and decide whether to enter this fraught field.
As 2014 draws to a close, our commentator finds lessons for his children in this past year’s political unrest .
In Massachusetts on January 1st, the state’s minimum wage jumps from $8 to $9 an hour. It’s the first of three increases to happen between now and 2017.
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont each have minimums wages already well above the national rate. And those states are pushing the number higher.
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant entered its final shutdown Monday at 1:03 pm. The 620 Megawatt reactor has been generating electricity for more than 42 years.