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LOWELL –  More than 40 percent of grants distributed through a nearly $700 million small business relief program have gone to minority-owned businesses, Baker administration officials said Thursday, touting their success at reaching the hardest-hit communities as the funding winds down. Since October, the administration has distributed $687 million to more than 15,000 local employers […]
BOSTON – The state’s vaccination campaign is poised for another step into new territory after Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced the state’s mass vaccination sites will soon offer walk-in shots. With the number of residents immunized against the highly infectious virus steadily climbing, Baker announced that six out of seven mass vaccination sites will administer doses […]
BOSTON – A collection of animal rights organizations and commercial egg farmers, once opponents, are joining forces to urge prompt reform of the state’s cage-free standards law before it takes effect in January while warning of price spikes on the horizon. In the five years since Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question setting minimum standards for […]
BOSTON – Pointing to high-profile legal cases that resulted in dropped or reduced charges, lawmakers and parents on Monday renewed their push for legislation that would impose new oversight requirements on the chief medical examiner in cases involving the death of a young child. Supporters pressed for passage of legislation that would make any autopsy […]
BOSTON – Public health authorities confirmed 812 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the lowest single-day total since early last November. The 812 new cases announced Monday by the Department of Public Health brought the state’s total to 641,211 infections since last February. But the day’s total is the lowest since Nov. 2, when DPH […]
BOSTON –  Red-light cameras, stricter penalties for driving with a suspended license, and allowing law enforcement to pull motorists over for failing to wear a seatbelt are among the highlights of a road safety bill the Baker administration unveiled Monday. The wide-ranging bill includes both new proposals, such as additional enforcement options to help enhance […]