In 2016, Massachusetts voters approved an initiative that required the state to create policies that would bring those disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs into the new legal cannabis industry. Today, minority-owned businesses make up only a small fraction…
By Kira Kay, Jason Maloney, Zachary Green
An offshore wind project off Massachusetts that would create 800 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 400,000 homes, was approved by the federal government.
By Patrick Whittle, Associated Press
Once a coronavirus hot spot, Massachusetts was seen as a model for infection control this summer as coronavirus cases and deaths dwindled. Now, experts are warning the state could be headed for a bleak winter.
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press
Once UMass Amherst “started looking at all the logistics of how this would work,” chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said, they realized it was going to be too risky and difficult if all the students who were expected to come showed up.
By Dan Sagalyn
By Philip Marcelo, Associated Press
As the coronavirus pandemic subsides for now in the hard-hit Northeast, public health officials in the region are warning about another potentially bad summer for EEE virus and other insect-borne illnesses.
In our news wrap Wednesday, nearly 10,000 people in central Michigan have been ordered out of their homes after flooding breached two dams. A river and connected lakes have topped record levels, and they’re still rising. Also, U.S. marshals in…
By Laura Santhanam
His comments come as other parts of the country begin to reopen. Massachusetts had extended stay-at-home orders until at least May 18…
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press
Massachusetts has become a hot spot of coronavirus infections, drawing the concern of federal officials and promises of aid from hard-hit New York as the state's death toll prepares to double in less than a week.
By Candice Norwood
“Based on the conversations we’re having every day with our colleagues in the hospital community, we are in the surge,” Gov. Charlie Baker said.
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