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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 […]
BOSTON – Congress on Thursday sent President Donald Trump a bipartisan bill filed by U.S. Sen. Edward Markey to crack own on robocalls by requiring telecomm carriers to more aggressively use technology to identify spam and block those calls at no cost to the consumer. The TRACED Act cleared the Senate on Thursday, and was […]
BOSTON – Senate leaders have come up with an ambitious plan they believe will help drive down the cost of expensive and unfairly priced drugs. The proposal to improve access to medication arrives three weeks after Gov. Charlie Baker put forward his own sweeping health care bill that seeks to cap the growth of expensive […]
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker’s ban on the retail sale of vaping products in Massachusetts is hanging in limbo Thursday after an Appeals Court judge denied the administration’s request to stay a lower court order that Baker amend his ban and reissue it by Monday. The decision by Appeals Court Judge Kenneth Desmond late Wednesday […]