- Massachusetts Republicans elect 27 delegates for convention Updated: Apr-30-16 6:58 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts Republicans on Saturday selected 27 of the state's 42 delegates to the GOP National Convention, where rivals of presidential candidate Donald Trump hope he will fail to get the required number of delegate-votes needed to win the nomination.
- The Latest: Massachusetts Republicans elect 27 delegates Updated: Apr-30-16 6:12 pm
BOSTON - The Latest on Massachusetts Republicans selecting delegates at nine caucuses (all times local):
- Revised bill would address 'improper' gender identity claims Updated: Apr-29-16 4:53 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts House leaders Friday unveiled a revised version of a bill that would increase protections for transgender people, adding new language that could facilitate legal action against anyone who makes an "improper" claim of gender identity.
- Massachusetts Senate approves under-21 ban on tobacco sales Updated: Apr-28-16 5:56 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products across the state, which could make it the second to raise its threshold to 21 years old.
- State trooper charged with assaulting girlfriend out on bail Updated: Apr-28-16 6:36 am
AYER, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts state trooper accused of assaulting his girlfriend this past weekend has been released on bail and ordered to remain under GPS monitoring.
- Top lawmaker cites lack of input on rattlesnake island plan Updated: Apr-27-16 12:18 pm
BOSTON - A top Massachusetts lawmaker is citing a lack of transparency around the state's plan to create a refuge for venomous rattlesnakes on an uninhabited island.
- Springfield councilors approve conversion of city park land Updated: Apr-26-16 6:46 am
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - Springfield City Council has approved the conversion of a strip of city park land for use in the proposed $3 million Central Street corridor improvement project.
- Motorcyclist dies after crashing into guardrail in Lowell Updated: Apr-24-16 1:45 pm
LOWELL, Massachusetts - A motorcyclist has died after crashing into a guardrail on the Lowell Connector.
- Court says ex-speaker should get retirement contributions Updated: Apr-21-16 4:57 pm
BOSTON - The state's highest court ruled Thursday that former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi is entitled to the money he contributed into the state's retirement system, plus interest, before his conviction on corruption charges.
- Boston convention officials criticize ride-hailing ban Updated: Apr-20-16 12:30 pm
BOSTON - Boston convention center officials are urging Massachusetts lawmakers to drop from a bill regulating ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft a provision that would bar drivers from picking up passengers at the venue for the next five years.
- Bill lifts license suspension for those guilty of tagging Updated: Apr-16-16 12:15 pm
BOSTON - Graffiti artists and others convicted of tagging buildings would no longer face a one-year suspension of their driver's licenses under a bill approved by the Massachusetts Senate.
- Winners announced in 2 state Senate primary elections Updated: Apr-13-16 8:14 am
BOSTON - A member of the Winthrop Housing Authority has won the special Democratic primary to fill a vacant state Senate seat.
- AG, top officials fight gun violence through basketball Updated: Apr-09-16 10:00 am
BOSTON - Democratic Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is joining top officials from the University of Massachusetts-Boston and a city youth foundation to deliver an anti-violence message through basketball.
- Bridgewater State University freshman found dead in dorm Updated: Apr-08-16 6:37 am
BRIDGEWATER, Massachusetts - Massachusetts State Police detectives are investigating after an 18-year-old freshman at Bridgewater State University was found dead in his dorm room by university police.
- New Massachusetts rules play role in decline of Maine lumber Updated: Apr-07-16 4:07 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - New renewable energy standards in Massachusetts are adding to the problems of Maine's logging industry, which is already threatened by the collapse of the biomass market and recent closure of pulp and paper mills.
- Court hears case of teen who sent beau texts urging suicide Updated: Apr-07-16 2:14 pm
BOSTON - Dozens of text messages that a teenage girl sent to her boyfriend that encouraged him to kill himself were just words and do not constitute a crime, her lawyer told the state's highest court Thursday.
- State police form unit to investigate human trafficking Updated: Apr-05-16 3:15 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts State Police have formed a new unit to investigate incidents of human trafficking involving juveniles.
- Public hearing set for Gov. Baker's jobs, development bill Updated: Apr-03-16 12:37 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers are preparing to hear from the public on a major economic development bill proposed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.
- Futuristic textile facility to open in Massachusetts Updated: Apr-01-16 2:51 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Massachusetts has been chosen to host a $317 million futuristic textiles manufacturing center with a goal of developing cutting-edge fabrics with a range of unusual properties, from being incredibly lightweight and flame-resistant to exceptionally strong or containing electronic sensors.
- More Massachusetts State Police troopers getting Tasers Updated: Apr-01-16 7:14 am
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts - Massachusetts State Police are distributing nearly 900 new electronic stunning weapons in an effort to avoid potentially deadly gunfire when trying to apprehend uncooperative suspects.