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BOSTON – With the drama of ballot counting in the Fourth Congressional District behind him, Secretary of State William Galvin called the state’s first foray into widespread mail-in voting a “great success,” but said he will need additional funding to ensure that the November election goes off smoothly. Applications for mail-in ballots will begin to […]
BOSTON –  With criminal justice reforms being debated in the halls of Congress and the State House, U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy stood before Suffolk County inmates on Tuesday to share their thoughts on how to reform a system that both agreed puts too many people behind bars, and doesn’t do […]
BOSTON –  In parts of the country, cases of COVID-19 are skyrocketing. But as people across the country prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July this week, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday that he was lifting the 14-day self-quarantine directive for anyone traveling into Massachusetts from any of the other five New England states, New […]
BOSTON – For more than five years, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito has been a near constant at the side of Gov. Charlie Baker, a partner always there for every big moment, even if she was just off center stage. From budget rollouts to bill-signing ceremonies and even a presidential endorsement, Polito has been there to […]
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker had a simple message Thursday for residents looking for their “chance to fight back” against COVID-19: Answer the phone. Apparently, many people are not. Baker, along with local and non-profit partners participating in the state’s first-in-the-nation contact tracing program, said the effort will become even more important to identify hotspots […]
BOSTON – Some might be piling up in garbage bags in the corner of a garage. Others could be finding their way into the trash. The vast majority, experts believe, are just going into curbside recycling bins. But whatever is happening to them, millions fewer bottles and cans are being redeemed for their 5-cent deposits […]