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The inmate population in state and county correctional facilities has been on the decline for several years, but some sheriffs said Monday that the demand for substance use and mental health treatment in county jails has been spiking, putting a strain on jail resources and staff.
BOSTON – From food insecurity and staffing shortages to an unequal and “broken” local public health system, advocates and lawmakers on Tuesday said the COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps in the state’s ability to meet the health needs of residents that should be filled with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Gov. Charlie Baker has […]
BOSTON – Home prices in the red-hot housing market exceeded $500,000 for the fifth straight month in August, but buyers aren’t scooping up the properties as fast as they did during the previous two years as single-family home sales declined for the second straight month, The Warren Group reported on Tuesday. Homebuyers purchased 6,318 single-family […]
BOSTON – Teachers, staff and many students at day care centers and after-school programs will be required to wear masks indoors after Labor Day, but Education Secretary Jim Peyser on Tuesday told the board that licenses early education providers that a vaccine mandate may be out of their control. The Board of Early Education and […]