Gov. Baker Supports Middleboro Route for South Coast Rail
BOSTON (AP) _ Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is suggesting an alternative route for commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River as the projected price tag for the original project surges.
The estimated cost for the long-awaited South Coast rail project grew on Monday, from more than $2...
New Bedford Schools Win Bulk of Competitive State Grant
The Baker administration has awarded three Extended Learning Time grants to Massachusetts public schools, two of them to New Bedford Schools.
Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says the grants, totalling $712,000 will extend the school days at Hayden-McFadden Elementary and Normandin Middle schools by hal…
Massachusetts Revises Policy on Immigration Detainers
BOSTON (AP) - Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is revising policies for when and how state police can hold individuals wanted by federal immigration authorities.
The new guidelines announced Thursday replace a more restrictive policy implemented by former Democratic Gov...
Will the Massachusetts Transgender Bill Affect the YMCA?
With the commitment from Governor Charlie Baker to sign into law a transgender anti-discrimination bill, some businesses and organizations may have to change their policies.
The YMCA serves as a place where the public can exercise, shower, and relax, and YMCA Southcoast President Jim Scherer tells WB…
Baker Says He Would Sign House Version of ‘Bathroom Bill’
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says he would sign a bill banning discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations if it includes language sought by House leaders.
The promise on Tuesday comes after the Republican governor for months declined to say whether he would sign the bill, …
Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Bill Targeting Opioid Abuse
BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts House and Senate have given final approval to a wide-ranging effort to address the state's deadly opioid addiction crisis.
The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved the bill that would limit initial painkiller prescriptions to a seven-day supply and set an evaluation…

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