BOSTON (AP) – There are plenty of reasons for House Speaker Robert DeLeo and other Massachusetts leaders to feel upbeat about the state’s current fiscal and economic health.
Tax collections through the first three months of the fiscal year have … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Thousands of people have gathered in Rhode Island to raise awareness about breast cancer, support survivors and memorialize those who died of the disease.
The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation held its 10th annual “Flames … Read Full Storyread more
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) – Treehouses are usually built of equal parts scrap lumber and childhood imagination, typically cobbled together by pre-teens in an afternoon.
Not so Jay Hewitt’s 40-foot-tall, tri-level version he built for his grandkids over the course of … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island suffers from a lack of housing and high housing costs.
That’s according to the latest Housing Fact Book released Friday by HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University.
The annual publication provides information … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A regulatory agency says the nation’s first offshore wind farm has experienced safety and welding problems and regulators are closely monitoring construction.
Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island.
Inspection … Read Full Storyread more
BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – Two of the six U.S. airmen who died this week when a U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan were deployed out of Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.
Hansom officials made … Read Full Storyread more
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – One of the two critical areas where New England fishermen search for cod may be in even worse shape than suspected.
Fishing managers already knew cod stocks in Georges Bank were thin, but new data from … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Police can’t pull over drivers just because they detect the smell of marijuana coming from their car.
The state’s highest court issued the ruling Tuesday in the case of a New Bedford police officer who pulled over … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that the state must update the way it handles investigations into allegations of abuse or neglect of children if it hopes to avoid more cases like the death of 2-year-old Bella … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Although a political odd couple of sorts, former Govs. Michael Dukakis and William Weld have reignited a longstanding debate over whether Boston’s two major rail hubs, North Station and South Station, should be connected by an underground … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – The mountain of paperwork generated by state government has the Massachusetts Archives bursting at the seams.
Officials say the facility at Boston’s Columbia Point has run out of space for the state’s most important records and historical … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Two members of the state’s congressional delegation have pushed legislation through the U.S. House aimed at addressing opioid abuse in Massachusetts and the nation.
A bill sponsored by Rep. Katherine Clark intended to help newborns suffering from … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island’s chief elections officer says she’s concerned there’s not enough time between the September state primary and the November general election to get ballots back from military voters overseas, and the primary may need to … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – When former House Speaker Gordon Fox was sentenced for corruption, his lawyer spoke about how difficult it was for him to maintain a career as a public servant in the state’s part-time legislature and as a … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — Massachusetts is experiencing its strongest economic expansion since the late 1990s, but growth remains concentrated in the Greater Boston region and inadequate housing production is causing home prices to rise and exacerbating longstanding cost-of-living challenges, according to area … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD —After years of delays, the Gaming Commission will have two commercial casino proposals to weigh in southeastern Massachusetts, following a 73.3 – 26.6 win by casino proponents in New Bedford on Tuesday night.
New Bedford voters’ decision pits … Read Full Story
BOSTON (AP) – A 16-year-old who was shot five times and killed while he was out riding his bike has been laid to rest.
Hundreds of mourners gathered at St. Peter’s Church Thursday for the funeral mass of … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Former Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for corruption, bringing to a close the federal investigation into a man once considered the most powerful person in state government.… Read Full Storyread more