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BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of Massachusetts mayors and town managers are warning that a proposed change in a key solar power bill could jeopardize planned municipal solar projects across the state. A six-member House and Senate committee is trying to hammer out a compromise version of the bill. It...
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker signs sweeping legislation aimed at reversing a deadly opioid addiction crisis, during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse, Monday, March 14, 2016, in Boston. At left, stands House Speaker Robert DeLeo, along with members of the legislature, law enforcement, health care providers, community leaders and individuals in recovery.  AP Photo/Elise Amendola 
BOSTON — An emotional Gov. Charlie Baker Monday at the State House signed landmark legislation into law to address the deadly opioid and heroin epidemic plaguing the Commonwealth. Baker said it is the most comprehensive law in the nation to combat opioid addiction that has claimed thousands of...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is citing progress in reducing employee absenteeism and overtime costs. New figures from the MBTA on Monday show the average of daily unscheduled absences for bus and train operators was 29 percent lower in the first two months of this...
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is aiming to open a resort casino south of Boston by 2017, nearly one year earlier than rivals Wynn and MGM. The Cape Cod-based tribe made the announcement and revealed updated casino designs Monday in Taunton. The new designs show two...
BOSTON (AP) — The state’s county sheriffs are speaking out against a planned ballot question that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts. Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins and the state’s 13 other county sheriffs said Monday that the referendum would destigmatize...
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — Harvard University is retiring the official shield of its law school following complaints over its ties to an 18th-century slaveholder. The university’s governing body announced the decision Monday, supporting a campus committee’s previous recommendation to remove...
BOSTON (AP) — Rising international oil prices are driving up the cost of gasoline at the pump in Massachusetts. AAA Northeast announced Monday that its weekly survey found self-serve, regular gas selling for an average of $1.79 per gallon in the Bay State, 9 cents higher than a week ago. That...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two Springfield men have admitted to their roles in the 2012 shooting death of a man during a robbery. The Republican reports 28-year-old Miguel Diego entered the plea Monday to conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Joseph Watkins pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter...
DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts state police say a man is dead after his car crashed into two vehicles on Route 128 in Danvers. Troopers responded to a report of a three-car crash just after 9 a.m. Monday. Police say the 59-year-old Hamilton man was heading northbound when he stopped in the...
LANCASTER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a young man drowned when his canoe tipped over during a fishing trip with his uncle in Massachusetts. Police in the Worcester County town of Lancaster say 18-year-old Michael Thao, of Leominster, died in Fort Pond early Sunday after the vessel he was in...

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