State House News Service
Mass. DPH: Opioid Overdose Deaths Decline in New Bedford in 2020
Among ethnic and racial groups, Black non-Hispanic males experienced the largest spike in opioid-overdose death rates.
Feds Give Final Approval to Vineyard Wind
Vineyard Wind became the first approved commercial-scale offshore wind project in the country on Tuesday.
MCAS Test Not Needed for Juniors to Graduate
The change was approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
New State Vaccine Pre-Registration System to Unveil Friday
The new booking platform marks a significant shift in the Baker administration's vaccine rollout after weeks of criticism from lawmakers and residents.
Massachusetts Teachers Now in Line for COVID-19 Vaccine
In Massachusetts, some mass vaccination sites will hold aside particular days to vaccinate educators.
State COVID Vaccine Website Crashes
The Massachusetts website used to sign up for the COVID vaccine crashed Thursday as eligibility opened up to people 65-plus.
Vineyard Wind Back on Track Under Biden’s BOEM
The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Wednesday that it will resume its review of the 800-megawatt wind farm planned for 15 miles south of Martha's Vineyard.
Vaccine Appointment Site Knocked as “Maze of Links”
Sen. Anne Gobi of Spencer called the rollout a "total nightmare."
Site, Supply Struggles Complicate Baker’s Vaccine Push
Amid reports that an online vaccine-booking system for people 75+ isn't working very well, the Massachusetts governor urged patience.
Baker Shakes Up Vaccine Distribution Plans
Starting Feb. 1, residents 75-plus become eligible. Those 65 and older will be bumped up, joining people with two or more high-risk medical conditions.