- Massachusetts could ban talking on cellphones while driving Updated: Oct-06-15 7:49 pm
BOSTON - Families of those killed in distracted driving accidents are asking state lawmakers to back legislation that would require drivers to use hand-free phones in Massachusetts.
- Massachusetts leaders hopeful but cautious on economy Updated: Oct-03-15 10:57 am
BOSTON - 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.
- Massachusetts Senate OKs bill to address opioid crisis Updated: Oct-01-15 8:51 pm
BOSTON - Prompted by a deadly wave of opioid addiction in the state, the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill that would encourage doctors to consider new approaches for treating pain and would increase screening of public school students for potential substance abuse.
- Gov. Baker testifies in favor of renewable energy bills Updated: Sep-29-15 6:24 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker told a packed Statehouse hearing Tuesday that he's open to exploring long-term contracts with utilities for off-shore wind and hydropower as ways to both lower energy costs and lower the state's carbon footprint.
- Massachusetts police officers honored for bravery Updated: Sep-29-15 3:54 pm
BOSTON - Twelve police officers were honored Tuesday with bravery awards named for a slain Massachusetts state trooper.
- Massachusetts governor: New protocols needed to protect kids Updated: Sep-22-15 6:51 pm
BOSTON - 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 Bond, whose body was found on a Boston-area beach in June.
- Many questions linger in case of girl found dead on beach Updated: Sep-22-15 1:58 am
BOSTON - The world finally knows her name - Bella Bond - and some of the grisly circumstances of how she was killed and later found on a beach in Boston Harbor.
- Prosecutor: Short life of Baby Doe marked by neglect, abuse Updated: Sep-21-15 9:30 pm
BOSTON - In her short, tumultuous life, Bella Bond loved cats, dancing to country music and the color green.
- Beach vigil honors girl whose remains found washed up there Updated: Sep-21-15 8:54 pm
WINTHROP, Massachusetts - Gov. Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and other officials gathered with clergy and local residents at a beach near Logan airport to honor the 2-year-old girl authorities say was killed by her mother's boyfriend and tossed into the ocean.
- House Speaker calling for DCF updates after death of child Updated: Sep-21-15 6:59 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo plans to ask the Department of Children and Families for an update on their policies following the death of 2-year-old Bella Bond, which he said exposed "broader failures within the system."
- Mashpee Wampanoags, Taunton leaders tout benefits of casino Updated: Sep-21-15 5:36 pm
TAUNTON, Massachusetts - Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and Taunton city officials on Monday touted the economic benefits of a $500 million casino the tribe hopes to build in the southeastern Massachusetts city.
- Advocates of Boston north-south rail link ponder strategy Updated: Sep-21-15 4:40 pm
BOSTON - Advocates pushing for an underground rail connection between Boston's North Station and South Station met at the Statehouse on Monday to help organize public support for the proposal.
- Officials laud preschool, but urge caution on any expansion Updated: Sep-16-15 3:19 pm
BOSTON - Top education officials in Gov. Charlie Baker's administration said Wednesday that preschool classes were critical to narrowing a stubborn achievement gap in Massachusetts schools, but they cautioned lawmakers that expanding early childhood education too rapidly could sacrifice quality for quantity.
- Lawsuit seeks to lift cap on Massachusetts charter schools Updated: Sep-15-15 4:15 pm
BOSTON - The state's cap on the number of public charter schools is the target of a new lawsuit, which argues that the limit violates the right to an adequate education included in the state constitution.
- Gov. Raimondo says state is open to sheltering refugees Updated: Sep-14-15 4:39 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo says she's willing to help if the federal government asks Rhode Island to host refugees from Europe, the Middle East and the war in Syria.
- Too many records, too little room at Massachusetts archives Updated: Sep-13-15 11:29 am
BOSTON - The executive director of the Massachusetts Archives opens a metal cabinet and carefully removes what is considered the first foreign treaty finalized in the newly-born United States.
- Gov. Baker: Massachusetts open to refugee shelter discussion Updated: Sep-10-15 6:57 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker said he's willing to talk with federal officials about the possibility that Massachusetts could shelter some Syrian refugees to help ease Europe's humanitarian crisis.
- Gov. Baker pressing lawmakers on solar, hydro power bills Updated: Sep-10-15 5:57 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker is pressing state lawmakers to take action on two of his energy priorities before the end of the year.
- Ex-governors push Gov. Baker on North-South rail link Updated: Sep-09-15 7:14 pm
BOSTON - Two former Massachusetts governors met with Gov. Charlie Baker to promote an underground rail connection between North Station and South Station in Boston that they say will be a transportation boon to the region.
- New chairman confirmed for Massachusetts Parole Board Updated: Sep-09-15 6:47 pm
BOSTON - The state has a new parole board chairman.