The ballot proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $15-an-hour is non-negotiable, according to a Raise Up Massachusetts insider who described the group's wage-floor hike effort as a take-it-or-leave-it proposition.
WESTPORT - A man who police say exposed himself to a hiker in a wooded area of Westport has turned himself into police.
Philip LaFond, 53, is being arraigned Monday in Fall River District Court.
Westport Police were called to the Brookside Conservation Trail off of American Legion Highway last Wednesday after a man told police another man, later identified as LaFond, had exposed himself to the vic
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a law raising the state's $8 per hour minimum wage to $11 per hour - a high among U.S. states - by 2017.
Patrick told a Statehouse ceremony on Thursday that the new law would provide some relief to low-income workers, while noting it would still not be a ``livable wage'' for many Massachusetts residents...
MBTA fares are on the way up.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's board of directors voted Wednesday to increase the price of bus, subway, and commuter rail passes.
The fare increases, first announced in March, will take effect July 1...
The state Senate is set to again take up a proposed increase in the minimum wage in an effort to break a procedural logjam with the House over the issue.
Senators are expected Thursday to debate a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $8 to $11 per hour over three years, while tying future increases to the rate of inflation...