Massachusetts House Democrats are discussing legislation that would license casinos and a slot machine parlor. The Democratic caucus is scheduled for a closed meeting in the statehouse tomorrow morning to consider the issue. House leaders hoping to convince fellow representatives to support the bill, which they say will create jobs and boost revenues.
Massachusetts is experiencing a faster economic rebound than the rest of the country. A new report from UMass says the Massachusetts economy expanded more than twice as fast as that of the entire United States during the year’s first quarter. The growth was driven largely by the technology sector; the global tech boom helped the [...]
Massachusetts lawmakers are going to see what’s wrong with MBTA today. The legislature’s transportation committee has scheduled an oversight hearing for later today to examine the breakdowns and delays of recent months. One of the worst incidences occurred on February 28th, when a Worcester-bound train broke down in Newton, and it took passengers four hours [...]
Senate President, Therese Murray announced
that the Senate will take charge in passing a health
care cost containment bill. She told members of
the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce that
Massachusetts cannot sustain its current health
care model. Murray feels strongly that the current
model is too costly for the state and since the
health care industry is the state’s number one
Martha Coakley, candidate for the Massachusetts senate seat vacated by Ted Kennedy, showed once again how out of touch she was with New England on Sunday. She called Curt Schilling a Yankee. As in the Curt Schilling who pitched for two Boston Red Sox World Series teams. As in New York Yankee, hated rivals of [...]
The hunt continues for a Halifax, Mass. teenager missing since Saturday in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
Scott Mason left on a planned one-day, 17-mile hike on Saturday. His mother says he is an experienced hiker, but did not bring overnight gear with him on the trip. Some 18 officers are thought to be searching for him.
Gas prices are up again slightly in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
AAA of Southern New England says a gallon of self-serve regular unleaded in the Ocean State is $2.08. In the Bay State, the average is up to $2.01.
It’s the first time since November that the average price in Massachusetts has passed $2.
Health officials are saying there are no confirmed cases of swine flu in New England.
In Massachusetts, officials say they’ve tested about two dozen cases in accordance with guidelines set by the CDC. None of those cases has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, which has killed more than a hundred people in Mexico.
UPDATE: Boston police say they have a man in custody in connection with the death last week in a luxury hotel of a woman who advertised massage services on Craigslist. Police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll did not immediately have any other information about the man Monday.
Our previous report: Police in Warwick have released four photos of [...]
Gas prices are up a penny in Rhode Island and three cents in Massachusetts.
AAA Southern New England says a gallon of regular unleaded in the Ocean State is averaging $2.06, one cent above the national average and seven cents above the average in Massachusetts–$1.99. The MA price is $1.39 less than it was at this [...]