- Baker nominates Kafker to lead state appeals court Updated: Jun-30-15 5:01 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker has made the first judicial nomination of his administration, tapping state appeals court justice Scott Kafker to lead the court as chief justice.
- Thomas Kennedy, longtime Massachusetts lawmaker, dies at 63 Updated: Jun-29-15 8:01 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts Sen. Thomas Kennedy, a Brockton Democrat who overcame an accident that required him to use a wheelchair and went on to serve in the Legislature for more than three decades, has died. He was 63.
- Boston 2024 Olympics organizers update $4.6B bid Updated: Jun-29-15 5:51 pm
BOSTON - The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city's tax base and leave behind a vastly-improved regional transit system - all with a $210 million surplus.
- In Massachusetts, groups push to bolster solar panel program Updated: Jun-28-15 11:28 am
BOSTON - The increasing popularity of solar panels is prompting environmental groups to call for lifting what they describe as arbitrary limits on a key program designed to encourage renewable energy use in Massachusetts.
- US Supreme Court's ruling lauded in 1st gay marriage state Updated: Jun-26-15 4:01 pm
BOSTON - In Massachusetts, the first state to legalize gay marriage, Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision granting same-sex couples the right to marry nationwide drew an exuberant response from those who started the fight more than a decade ago.
- Urban transit systems struggle to keep pace as demand grows Updated: Jun-26-15 10:54 am
BOSTON - Urban planners have long considered public transportation the best remedy for traffic congestion, but many of the nation's largest mass-transit systems simply aren't up to the task.
- Massachusetts officials hail Supreme Court health care call Updated: Jun-25-15 7:31 pm
BOSTON - Both lawmakers and state health care officials in Massachusetts are hailing Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding a key element of President Barack Obama's health care law.
- Google, other firms support expanding transgender rights Updated: Jun-24-15 7:49 pm
BOSTON - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Google and Eastern Bank are backing an effort in Massachusetts to extend the state's public accommodations protections to transgender individuals.
- Like past governors, Baker must weigh public records law Updated: Jun-21-15 9:37 am
BOSTON - Like past Massachusetts governors, Charlie Baker has spoken about making state government more accountable and transparent to the public.
- Massachusetts governor sorry for Confederate flag comments Updated: Jun-18-15 9:34 pm
BOSTON - Republican Gov. Charlie Baker apologized on Thursday for saying South Carolina residents "can make their own call" about flying the Confederate flag outside their state capitol.
- Time capsule returns to Massachusetts Statehouse cornerstone Updated: Jun-17-15 2:24 pm
BOSTON - In an elaborate ceremony steeped in tradition, a time capsule dating to 1795 was returned Wednesday to the cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse, with a set of 2015 U.S. mint coins and a silver plaque added to its contents for a future generation to discover.
- Massachusetts get 1-year waiver from health care provision Updated: Jun-16-15 6:37 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts has received a one-year waiver from a provision of President Barack Obama's health care law that Gov. Charlie Baker says will protect small businesses from insurance rate hikes.
- High court sides with Senate in dispute over taxes Updated: Jun-15-15 5:06 pm
BOSTON - The state's highest court sided with the Senate in a constitutional dispute with the House over taxes.
- Lobbyists were quick to donate to both Baker, Coakley Updated: Jun-13-15 9:50 am
BOSTON - During the 2014 campaign for Massachusetts governor, hundreds of lobbyists donated to the Republican and Democratic candidates - Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley.
- Boston mayor creates gender-neutral bathrooms at City Hall Updated: Jun-11-15 8:04 pm
BOSTON - Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has signed an executive order creating gender-neutral restrooms inside City Hall.
- Judge to rule on dispute over Martha's Vineyard casino plan Updated: Jun-06-15 9:22 am
AQUINNAH, Massachusetts - The state of Massachusetts and an Indian tribe whose ancestors first inhabited Martha's Vineyard are asking a federal judge to settle whether the tribe can build a casino on the island that has long been a favored vacation destination for the rich and powerful.
- The latest on surveillance shooting: Suspect lived in Saudi Updated: Jun-04-15 5:28 pm