BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker has declined to sign a letter from other Republican governors asking President Barack Obama to suspend efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S.
A spokeswoman for Baker said Friday the governor … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – A bill that would require hands-free cellphone use by Massachusetts drivers has been given preliminary approval by the state House of Representatives.
The measure was advanced on Tuesday without debate. It still has several more … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he’s opposed to allowing more Syrian refugees into Massachusetts in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
The Republican said Monday the safety and security of the people of Massachusetts are … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Christmas season is kicking off in Boston.
An evergreen tree from Nova Scotia will be delivered to the city’s famous commonnext Friday. Then on Saturday, a holiday tree at historic Faneuil Hall will … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Technology created at the University of Massachusetts is soon expected to help NASA scientists explore hidden parts of space.
The technology blocks direct light from starts so scientists can see objects near the stars that are normally … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD —First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union Vice President of Commercial Lending Wayne Carvalho has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls club of Greater New Bedford. In his role, Carvalho will assist management by … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE — Operation Stand Down RI and the VA Medical Center will hold their second annual Veterans Coat giveaway on Monday, Nov. 16 at the Providence VA Medical Center, located at 830 Chalkstone Ave., Providence.
Coats, gloves, hats, blankets, and … Read Full Storyread more
Brandon Woods of Dartmouth Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center commemorated Veteran’s Day by paying tribute to all veterans, including its residents and staff. Loved ones and veterans from the community were invited to speak at the program and to share … Read Full Storyread more
Just in time for winter, Massachusetts has launched a new online tool to make it easier to shop around for a new electric provider.
“This new tool is part of DPU’s ongoing efforts to ensure that customers have ready access … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – New Bedford officials have announced an $8.5 million settlement in connection with lawsuits filed in relation to chemical contamination at two sites in the city.
City lawyer Mikaela McDermott tells The Standard-Times the settlement is … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Fast food workers are praising a Beacon Hill committee for supporting legislation aimed at raising the minimum wage for some workers to $15-per-hour over 3 years.
The bill approved Tuesday by the Legislature’s Labor and … Read Full Storyread more
LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) – A Lincoln school bus driver charged with driving under the influence has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.
First Student Inc., which employed 27-year-old Ayla Johnson, said Monday it has removed her from service while authorities … Read Full Storyread more
STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) – Massachusetts State Police say a Brockton man has been charged in a fatal crash that killed a 21-year-old man.
Police responded just after 3 a.m. Sunday to reports of a pedestrian struck on … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Police say a person of interest has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a 54-year-old Providence woman.
Police released two images of the man on Wednesday and called him a … Read Full Storyread more
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) – Police in a northern Massachusetts town say a political campaign sign supporting Donald Trump was mistaken for a bomb.
Andover police Chief Patrick Keefe says a bicyclist passing the sign on Thursday thought a plastic box … Read Full Storyread more
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) – Any adult who has tried to help a second-grader with homework has noticed math is not what it used to be. Now schools are unlocking the secrets of Common Core math for mystified parents.
They’re holding … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – After being deemed unsafe for worship by structural engineers and risk management analysts, a beloved Catholic church in south Boston has temporarily shut its doors.
The Boston Globe reports the Rev. Steve Madden and the Rev. Gerald … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — Saying time is of the essence, Gov. Charlie Baker and other policymakers are calling for action in the fight against opioid addiction.
“I’ve never seen anything with the kind of negative momentum this issue has,” Baker said. “Every … Read Full Story