• Sumner Tunnel June 11, 2022 3:36 pm

    Boston's Sumner Tunnel Begins Months of Closures. Here's What Drivers Should Know

    The Sumner Tunnel will be undergoing some much-needed repairs starting Saturday morning. Driver’s will have to find new routes — including many traveling from Boston’s Logan International Airport — and business owners and residents in downtown and East Boston will have to deal with major inconvenience

  • Sumner Tunnel June 10, 2022 1:39 pm

    Sumner Tunnel Closes for Repairs Friday

    Traveling between downtown Boston and East Boston, including Logan International Airport, is about to become even more of a headache. A major, year-plus rehabilitation project in the Sumner Tunnel, which is in a state of “disrepair” 87 years after it opened as the first traffic tunnel in Massachusetts, is set to kick off Friday night.

  • Sumner Tunnel June 10, 2022 4:56 am

    Boston's Sumner Tunnel Set to Close Friday Night, Major Traffic Impacts Expected

    Traveling between downtown Boston and East Boston, including Logan International Airport, is about to become even more of a headache. A major, year-plus rehabilitation project in the Sumner Tunnel, which is in a state of “disrepair” 87 years after it opened as the first traffic tunnel in Massachusetts, is set to kick off Friday night. The work will shutter the…

  • BOSTON June 10, 2022 4:55 am

    Sumner Tunnel Weekend Closures Begin Friday

    The Sumner Tunnel is set to close Friday night as MassDOT crews work to modernize the century-old tunnel — but not without anticipating some traffic headaches.

  • Massachusetts June 5, 2022 12:01 am

    Dem. Delegates Endorse Healey, Qualify Chang-Díaz For Ballot

    Massachusetts Democrats on Saturday afternoon endorsed Maura Healey’s quest to move from the attorney general’s office to the governor’s suite but also put Sonia Chang-Díaz on the September primary ballot, ensuring that Healey will have some intraparty competition before she could turn her full attention to any Republican opponents. Healey, serving her eighth year as attorney general and who...

  • Sumner Tunnel May 20, 2022 1:58 pm

    Boston's Sumner Tunnel Project Will Have Major Traffic Impacts

    Traveling between downtown Boston and East Boston, including Logan International Airport, is about to become even more of a headache. State transportation officials are preparing next month to kick off a major, year-plus rehabilitation project in the Sumner Tunnel, which is in a state of “disrepair” 87 years after it opened as the first traffic tunnel in Massachusetts. The work…

  • Massachusetts December 30, 2021 2:39 pm

    State Contracts to Make Rapid Tests Available to Municipalities

    Massachusetts cities and towns, school districts, libraries, public hospitals and other entities will be able to purchase rapid COVID-19 test kits for $5 to $26 per test under a new state contract, the Baker administration announced Wednesday. The administration signed contracts with Ellume Limited, iHealth and Intrivo to make at-home antigen tests available to municipalities and a range of other…

  • Massachusetts December 22, 2021 11:56 pm

    Lawmakers React to Gov. Charlie Baker's Omicron Response

    Gov. Charlie Baker issued a mask advisory in Massachusetts, but many feel it does not go far enough and should be a mandate.

  • Massachusetts December 22, 2021 11:57 pm

    Lawmakers Demand More Action From Baker On COVID-19 Front

    After hosting an oversight hearing that top state health officials skipped, high-ranking lawmakers are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to consider a menu of pandemic management options, including quarantine and isolation shelters and a pause on school mask mandate exemptions. Baker on Tuesday introduced a masking advisory, outlined plans to have the National Guard assist the health care sector, and…

  • Massachusetts State Senate October 7, 2021 1:08 pm

    Mass. State Senate Approves Bill to Make Voting Reforms Permanent

    The Massachusetts State Senate on Wednesday went on record supporting the permanent adoption of COVID-era voting allowances like expanded early voting and voting-by-mail, and also adopted policies like same-day registration that go beyond the changes made to accommodate elections during a pandemic. The bill passed 36-3 along party lines after Democrats rejected an alternative the Republican senators offered to address many...

  • allston September 30, 2021 3:03 pm

    Allston Megaproject Promises Massive $1.7B Overhaul

    Potentially coming soon to a sliver of Allston land near you: four rail tracks, eight lanes of the Massachusetts Turnpike, four lanes of Soldiers Field Road, and a pedestrian boardwalk over the Charles River, all laid out side-by-side. Ten years after discussions on the project started, the Baker administration on Wednesday embraced a design for a once-in-a-generation, $1.7 billion infrastructure…

  • State House News Service September 30, 2021 2:01 pm

    Hospitals: Staffing Problems Are ‘Really Bad'

    Hospital leaders sounded an alarm Wednesday about the workforce challenges plaguing them as they continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects. “I get that people fully want to go back to some semblance of normal, but our health care organizations don’t have that option,” Steve Walsh, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, said during...

  • State House News Service March 4, 2021 10:39 pm

    Half of Massachusetts' State Workforce Could Stay Remote After Pandemic

    The Baker administration has been quietly planning for a permanent “hybrid” work model for as much as half of the state workforce, and over the course of 2021 will be redesigning office space and equipping employees with the technology they need to be able to continue to work remotely after the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker last week sent an…

  • vaccine February 1, 2021 10:10 pm

    Plans for COVID Vaccine Call Center in Mass. Still In Progress

    Gov. Charlie Baker will probably share information this week about the call center his administration is launching to help take some frustration out of the process of registering for a COVID-19 vaccine and questions about it are already starting to pile up. After a torrent of criticism last week about the decentralized nature of the state’s vaccine sign-ups for...

  • snow storm February 1, 2021 12:43 pm

    COVID Vaccine Site Changes Due to Storm in Mass.

    Phase 2 of the state’s vaccination plan gets underway Monday, which means people 75 and older can start getting their shots, including at Fenway Park. But because of the weather, officials are asking people to plan to come early and get a ride.

  • Encore Boston Harbor February 13, 2020 10:40 pm

    Machines Replacing Bartenders to Speed Drinks at Encore Casino

    Encore Boston Harbor will replace some bartenders with automatic drink-dispensing machines in hopes of speeding up alcohol beverage service for gamblers under a set of alcohol license amendments approved by regulators Thursday.

  • Massachusetts July 26, 2019 2:08 am

    Gov. Baker Unveils Transportation Bond Bill as MBTA Faces Scrutiny

    Gov. Charlie Baker outlined an $18 billion transportation bond proposal Thursday aimed at modernizing and building out roads and rail throughout Massachusetts amid increasing scrutiny over the MBTA. Joined by MBTA officials, Baker revealed the bill, An Act Authorizing and Accelerating Transportation Investment.

  • Karla Rendon-Alvarez July 9, 2019 11:20 pm

    Officials Launch “Rock the Register” Campaign to Support Merrimack Valley Businesses

    Officials in the Merrimack Valley said Tuesday much work remains to bolster the local economy following last year’s disastrous gas explosions, and called for continued efforts to assist small business owners. At a press conference in North Andover, government and business leaders launched a marketing campaign to encourage people to shop at business impacted by the explosions.

  • Karla Rendon-Alvarez July 8, 2019 3:28 pm

    Merrimack Valley Officials to Give Update on Businesses Impacted by Explosions

    About 10 months after gas explosions and fires rocked the Merrimack Valley, more than 70 percent of the impacted locally-owned small businesses have returned to their pre-gas emergency levels of operations, business and civic leaders are expected to announce at a press conference Tuesday. Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera and Congresswoman Lori Trahan will join Sen. Barry Finegold, Rep. Christina Minicucci,...

  • BOSTON July 3, 2019 3:33 am

    Hundreds March Through Boston to Protest ICE; 18 Arrested

    Hundreds of people marched Tuesday through the streets of Boston to protest U.S. treatment of immigrants at the southern border. A large group of demonstrators made its way through the streets, rallying against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and border camps that have been heavily criticized following a visit by members of Congress.

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