BOSTON (AP) – A federal report says Massachusetts is at greater risk than all but five other states from potentially corrosive ground water that could cause lead or other toxic metals in household pipes to leach into drinking water.
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BOSTON – Transit officials are taking a new look at an old option for delivering commuter rail service to Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton.
After announcing the projected cost of the long-planned South Coast Rail extension has ballooned to … Read Full Storyread more
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) – A long-stalled plan to build a forest of power-producing windmills off the coast of New York may finally be gathering momentum, and that is sparking concern among commercial fishermen who fear the giant turbines will ruin … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A decade after the housing boom, Rhode Island’s housing market is still struggling to recover.
While the number of home sales has bounced back, the median price of a single-family home in 2015 was 20 percent … Read Full Storyread more
New England fishermen are starting to use digital cameras to document groundfish discards and prove they are fishing within established quotas, turning to technology for a method that may prove more cost effective than hiring human monitors.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island House speaker says lawmakers won’t act this year on legislation that would allow immigrants in the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses.
The Providence Journal reports that Democratic leader Nicholas Mattiello says it’s … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – The feds have a warning for beachgoers in New England during Memorial Day weekend: Don’t take selfies with the seals.
Seal pupping season is underway in the region, but people who approach a seal pup on the … Read Full Storyread more
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.
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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