Colin A Young

All Stories

BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey is suing American Airlines and JetBlue, joining the federal government and five other states in a complaint that alleges the airlines are harming travelers by consolidating operations in Boston and New York City. At issue is the series of agreements the airlines refer to as their “Northeast Alliance,” under […]
BOSTON –  Results from a trial assessing the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old showed “a favorable safety profile and robust neutralizing antibody response,” the drugmakers announced Monday. The announcement that Pfizer will soon seek U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for using its […]
BOSTON – After announcing the first case in Middlesex County and saying about two weeks ago that the risk of West Nile virus “has been slow to increase this year,” the Department of Public Health on Thursday reported the seventh human case of the virus this year. A woman in her 30s was exposed to […]
BOSTON – Representatives and senators on the Joint Committee on Financial Services got a preview Wednesday of the debate over the labor rates paid by insurers to auto body repair shops that is expected to take place before a new special commission by the end of this year. The issue has lingered on Beacon Hill […]
BOSTON – Having already advanced House and Senate versions of sports betting legislation, the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies dedicated much of its Tuesday hearing to two other longstanding proposals to further expand casino-style gambling in Massachusetts. The two ideas — allowing table games at the state’s lone slots parlor and allowing […]
LOWELL – From January through August of this year, combined sewer overflows in the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority service zone discharged more than twice as much sewage and runoff into public waterways than was expelled throughout all of 2020. In the parts of Massachusetts that have combined sewer systems, in which surface runoff is put […]