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BOSTON — Recreational marijuana may be legal for adults in Massachusetts but who ultimately will be in charge of regulating and enforcing the new law remains the subject of behind-the-scenes maneuvering on Beacon Hill.A legislative committee … more
NEWTON — Newton Housing Authority resident Bonnis Mojica saw her winter energy bills plummet from about $470 per month to between $140 and $170 after a heat pump was installed in her home three years ago.Making available $10 million in new … more
BOSTON — A Massachusetts high school teacher who was named National Teacher of the Year on Thursday is believed to be the first from a charter school to win the award.Sydney Chaffee, who teaches at the Codman Academy Charter Public School in … more
BOSTON — Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers who failed state background checks have now successfully appealed their denials, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday.Earlier this month, the Baker administration released the results of the first round … more
BOSTON — Prosecutors in Massachusetts moved Tuesday to dismiss thousands of drug convictions tainted by a former state drug lab chemist who pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and falsifying tests.The state's highest court had ordered … more
BOSTON — Massachusetts is on track to score a renewable energy win over New York, according to Moody's Investors Service, which said the Bay State will close in "much faster" on the clean energy progress achieved by national leader … more
BOSTON — Massachusetts is trying to solve an economic puzzle.Unemployment is low and the economy is humming along, but tax revenues are sluggish and lawmakers are struggling to balance the state budget.It's not supposed to work this way.In … more
BOSTON — The longtime head of the state's economic development and financing agency will leave in June after a divided MassDevelopment Board of Directors voted Thursday not to renew her contract.Marty Jones, who was hired in April 2011 under … more
BOSTON — Since being tapped to serve on a White House panel aimed at tackling the opioid crisis last month, Gov. Charlie Baker has been in touch with more than 10 states to pull together strategies for battling drug addiction, he said … more
BOSTON — Defendants who can't afford to pay court fees or fines would be able to perform community service to cover their debt instead of serving jail time, under a bill Gov. Charlie Baker filed Tuesday.The legislation would address a practice … more
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