PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island’s attorney general is warning about a new twist on the traditional “IRS scam.”
Peter Kilmartin says scam artists usually call and claim taxpayers owe back taxes and threaten arrest, driver’s license suspension or even … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — As more and more people access government services online, keeping data secure from hackers has become one of the biggest challenges facing governments at all levels, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday.
“I think it’s fair to say that … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts will offer tuition rebates to full-time, qualifying students who begin their studies at a community college and go on to earn a bachelor’s degree at a state university.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and state higher educational … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — Kids shoes, 772 of them in all, neatly lined step after step of the Grand Staircase on Thursday as Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and child protection advocates sought to draw attention to the average of 772 confirmed … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is considering a renovation of its long-standing Cape Cod science facility, prompting some to lobby for it to move to the fishing hub of New Bedford.
The federal government … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed into law a bill that makes Rhode Island the 35th state to offer online voter registration.
The law requires Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea to create a website letting voters register … Read Full Storyread more
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – MGM wants to operate a state-owned arena and convention center near its planned $950 million downtown Springfield casino.
The Las Vegas-based company announced Thursday it’s bidding for the five year contract to operate the MassMutual Center.… Read Full Storyread more
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Defense Secretary Ash Carter is announcing the creation of a $317 million futuristic textiles manufacturing hub based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The project’s goal is to help develop cutting-edge fabrics – everything from gear … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — If the Legislature fails this session to give him the authority to implement the federal Real ID law, Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday said he’s worried that Bay State residents might have to start carrying their passports to … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — A mother to three adult children of her own, First Lady Lauren Baker announced Monday that she hopes to use her position and influence to help the children of Massachusetts.
“I’m really passionate about helping people and it … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – State officials say the Massachusetts unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in February when an estimated 13,300 jobs were added.
The last time the state’s jobless rate stood as low as 4.5 percent was nearly 15 years … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A bill to allow diners to bring their dogs to outdoor seating areas at Rhode Island restaurants is headed to the state Senate.read more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island’s unemployment rate was unchanged in February, holding steady at 5.4 percent.
Numbers released on Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Training show the state’s jobless rate is five-tenths of a percentage point … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – A bill that would end automatic driver’s license suspensions of up to five years for people convicted of less serious drug offenses in Massachusetts has landed on Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk.
The Legislature on Thursday gave final … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – The state Senate has approved a supplemental budget that provides nearly $11 million to the University of Massachusetts for negotiated raises and student financial aid.
The funding settles a dispute between UMass and state lawmakers that dates … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Authorities in Massachusetts say they’re stepping up security after explosions killed dozens of people at an airport and subway station in Brussels, Belgium.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said Tuesday that staff will be “stepping up their … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $440,000 from a Spanish seafood distributor.
Jorge Silva entered the plea in Boston federal court on Thursday to a pair of bank fraud counts.
The … Read Full Storyread more
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) – A substitute teacher at a Fall River middle school has been fired and could face assault charges for allegedly choking a 12-year-old student.
The resource officer at Talbot Middle School says when she responded to … Read Full Storyread more