State House News Service
Black Leaders Look to Shape Closed-Door Police Reform Talks
The Massachusetts police reform bill remains in conference committee.
Top Administrators at Holyoke Soldiers Home Face Criminal Charges
The AG says Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former medical director David Clinton directly contributed to the deaths of veterans.
New Bedford Bar President Picked for Judgeship
Kimberly Moses Smith would replace Whaling City native Judge Peter Smola in the Probate and Family Court if confirmed by the Governor's Council.
Cabral Files Bill to Ban Sheriffs, Deputies From Polling Places
Rep. Antonio Cabral has filed a bill that would ban sheriffs and their deputies from showing up to maintain order among voters and sign-holders at the polls.
Spilka: Stalled Bill May Mean Some Craft Brewers Will Close
Smaller breweries want to be able to change distributors if they feel their product isn't being promoted.
Ed Commissioner Leans on 16 Remote-Only School Districts
Jeff Riley threatened to 'audit' 16 districts in low-risk COVID-19 zones that have opted not to open schools for in-person learning.
Union: Electeds Must Condemn Attacks on Police
The Massachusetts Coalition of Police asked officials to condemn violent attacks on police officers, to stop calls to 'defund the police,' and to be 'honest and forthright about what genuinely constitutes effective police reform' in the state.
Feds: Kids Can Now Get Flu Shots at Rite-Aid
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has mandated that most Massachusetts students get the flu shot this year.
Baker Not Ready to Pick Between Hall and Auchincloss
Julie Hall is the GOP candidate in the 4th Congressional District. But Auchincloss, a former Republican, worked on Baker's first campaign for governor.
O’Connor to Markey: Debate Me Seven Times
Seven debates between now and Nov. 3 would mean putting Markey and O'Connor on stage together at least once a week.