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BOSTON — Democrat Jay Gonzalez, in a pitch for comprehensive criminal justice reform that could appeal to the progressive wing of his party, called Thursday for the elimination of nearly all mandatory minimum sentences in … more
The Associated PressBOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh have unveiled a tuition-free college program for low-income students in Boston.The Republican governor and the Democratic mayor launched the new college affordability … more
The Baker administration has been tight-lipped about the scope of the state's immediate budget problems, but the potential depth of the revenue struggle that's unfolded over the first 10 months of the fiscal year is laid bare in new financial … more
BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says he wants to find a coalition of fellow governors and U.S. senators from both parties to push back against deep cuts to Medicaid being proposed by President Donald Trump and House Republicans.Under … more
BOSTON — President John F. Kennedy's daughter reminisces about her father in a new video released ahead of what would have been his 100th birthday.Speaking about her father in the video released by the JFK Library in Boston, Caroline Kennedy … more
BOSTON — Despite tight finances that may force lawmakers to make wholesale budget revisions, senators on Wednesday night were in a giving mood, adding spending measures for anniversary celebrations in Peabody, Amesbury, Mendon and Westfield as … more
BOSTON — Looking to "throw the kitchen sink at the problem" of opioid overdoses, the Senate on Thursday afternoon adopted a budget amendment directing the Department of Public Health to study whether supervised injection facilities could work … more
SPRINGFIELD — U.S. prosecutors say a Romanian man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in a multi-state bank ATM skimming scheme.Bogdan Mocanu, who was living in New York City, also was ordered Wednesday in U.S. … more
BOSTON — With thousands of concertgoers expected to descend on the Boston Calling music festival this weekend, Gov. Charlie Baker said there are no current threats of venues being targeted for violence, but urged residents to remain "vigilant" … more
BOSTON — Setti Warren, the two-term mayor of Newton, entered the race for Massachusetts governor on Saturday, joining two other Democratic candidates hoping to unseat Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in next year's election.Warren made the … more
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