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Stories with person: Charlie Baker
  • Baker signs bill to crack down on fentanyl trafficking 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:36 pm

    BOSTON - A law signed Tuesday by Gov. Charlie Baker makes trafficking of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic drug sometimes mixed with heroin, a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

  • Gov. Baker: Massachusetts will continue to support refugees 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 7:38 pm

    BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that Massachusetts will continue to support refugee resettlement, even as the debate over the U.S. role in sheltering some refugees fleeing Syria continues to roil political debate in the country.

  • Gov. Baker says no to Syrian refugees in Massachusetts 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 7:42 pm

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he's opposed to allowing Syrian refugees into the state in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

  • Boston crowd rallies in support of Paris 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 4:54 pm

    BOSTON - A crowd in Boston waved French flags and consoled each other Sunday during a rally supporting the people of Paris in the aftermath of attacks there that killed 129 people and wounded more than 350.

  • New England, Quebec officials urge hydropower push 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 4:06 pm

    BOSTON - Quebec and New England officials called Friday for stepped up efforts to deliver hydropower across the U.S.-Canada border to the six-state region, arguing it would lower energy costs and help tackle climate change.

  • Meehan formally sworn in as new UMass president 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 8:59 pm

    BOSTON - University of Massachusetts president Martin Meehan has formally begun his job, promising to fight for students, faculty and staff at the five-campus university.

  • Officials, business leaders holding opioid addiction forum 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 11:50 am

    BOSTON - The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire are joining regional business leaders at a forum on New England's growing opioid addiction scourge.

  • Voters decide mayoral, other contests across Massachusetts 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 10:08 pm

    BOSTON - Polls closed in 53 cities and towns across Massachusetts on Tuesday with voters deciding several mayoral contests in an otherwise low-key Election Day in Massachusetts.

  • Mass. expecting smooth health care sign-up period 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 3:46 pm

    BOSTON - Massachusetts officials hope the third time will be the charm for the state's health connector when the next open enrollment period begins for qualified insurance plans.

  • UMass chief says $11 million in budget cuts needed 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 12:05 pm

    BOSTON - University of Massachusetts president Martin Meehan says the five-campus system needs to cut nearly $11 million from its budget after the Legislature declined to fund pay increases for faculty and staff.