Unemployment dips only slightly in Massachusetts, but that's a first for 2017

The jobless rate in Massachusetts fell by 0.1 percent in August, a tiny win as the rate has been on a steady incline since January. Figures released …


Massachusetts high schoolers have the second-highest ACT scores in the country

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts high schoolers in the graduating class of 2017 are among the top in the nation when it comes to test scores.<p>The state’s …


Police: Missing Massachusetts man found dead after motorcycle crash

MIDDLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts man who was reported missing has died in a motorcycle crash.<p>The Enterprise reports that police …


Getting to Zero Coalition: Boston Pledges to End HIV by 2020

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Surprised? Study Claims Massachusetts Has The Best Drivers

BOSTON (CBS) – A lot has been said about Massachusetts drivers, not much of it good.But for the second year in a row, a financial tech firm says the …


Massachusetts woman quits job after $758.7M Powerball win

Mavis Wanczyk, 53, a mother of two, will take home $336 million after taxes and has already quit her job at a medical center in Chicopee, Mass., …


Massachusetts winner of $758m lottery jackpot quits job

<b>The winner of the biggest jackpot in North American history - $758.7m (£590m) - has come forward to collect her prize, lottery officials say.</b><p>Mother-of-two Mavis Wanczyk, 53, bought the ticket at a Chicopee, Massachusetts, petrol station.<p>The winner - whose lucky numbers were 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and …


Massachusetts hospital worker claims record lottery jackpot

A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided...

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Opioid-Related Deaths In Massachusetts Appear To Be Dropping

BOSTON (AP) — Opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts appear to be dropping.<p>Public health officials said Tuesday that the number of opioid-related …


Massachusetts Had 65,000 Non-Fatal Opioid Overdoses Over 15 Years, Report Finds

BOSTON (AP) — Non-fatal overdoses in Massachusetts had soared by 200 percent from 2001 to 2015, with the total number of non-fatal overdoses during …


Massachusetts pushing ahead with renewable energy initiative

Proposals are flooding in to help Massachusetts ramp up its reliance on renewable energy, including solar, wind and hydropower.

Renewable Energy

Fast facts about driving in Mass.

<b>76,657</b> — Total miles of streets, roads, and highways in Massachusetts as of 2015<p><b>5,625,048</b> — Registered vehicles in Massachusetts in 2017<p><b>53</b> — Hours …

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22 people arrested during Massachusetts pipeline protest

SANDISFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Twenty-two people have been arrested on trespassing charges during an ongoing protest at a natural gas pipeline project in …


Massachusetts police do not have authority to detain undocumented immigrants for ICE says high court

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Israelis need Massachusetts a lot more than Massachusetts needs Israel

<i>Earlier today we posted about a stealth anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions bill in the Massachusetts legislature. Jeff Klein was among those who</i> …

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Massachusetts weighs limits on the use of drones by police

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing regulations aimed at the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, by police and other …


Man snatches purse of Massachusetts widow visiting husband’s grave, police say

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Police in Massachusetts say a man snatched an 80-year-old woman’s purse as she was visiting her husband’s grave.<p>Lawrence police say …


Massachusetts boy calls police on dad after finding drugs in suitcase

LAWRENCE, Mass. — An 11-year-old boy is being called courageous after he found illegal drugs in his father’s suitcase and called 911, WCVB …


Police make an arrest in the killing of a Google executive who jogged near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer

Plus, Prince Harry reveals he went to therapy to deal with the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

Prince Harry

Arrest made in murder of jogger in Massachusetts

DNA forensics helped authorities determine the suspect in the killing of the young Google executive.


Regulation madness: Insane Massachusetts background checks disqualify thousands of Uber/Lyft drivers

Over 8,000 current Uber and Lyft drivers are now banned from driving in the state of Massachusetts, thanks to a more stringent background check put in place by Massachusetts lawmakers.<p>Both companies agreed in November to let the state run its own background checks, and in exchange, the state …


A Nantucket Cottage Hospital error caused feds to overpay Massachusetts hospitals by $134M - Boston Business Journal

The main entrance to the hospital, which is currently undergoing a renovation.<p>Courtesy/Nantucket Cottage Hospital<p>The federal government says it …

Health Care

The best french fries in Massachusetts, according to some of the state's top social media influencers

best of mass social media.png<p>-708e84a0340ed3ad.jpg<p>-3623bf3dbfbd1d37.JPG<p>One of many, many things eaten this weekend.<p>What/where …

French Fries

Massachusetts America’s No. 1 state? Please.

U.S. News analysis ignores key costs<p>Much has been made of <i>U.S. News & World Report</i>’s ranking of Massachusetts as the nation’s No. 1 state.<p>The commonwealth performed very well in measurements such as health care, economic growth, and schools.<p>The ranking—which <i>U.S. News</i> says is the first such …


The Best Seafood Dives in Massachusetts

1 of 10<p>Arnold's Lobster & Clam Bar<p>2 of 10<p>The Barking Crab<p>Advertisement<p>3 of 10<p>The Bite<p>4 of 10<p>Clam Box of Ipswich<p>5 of 10<p>Cobie's Clam Shack<p>6 of …


Drivers urged to stay off Massachusetts roads as storm hits

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is urging people to stay off Massachusetts roads as the biggest snowstorm of the winter moves across the state …


Massachusetts Pre-Engineering Program (Mass PEP) Scholarship

Boston University awards the full-tuition, renewable Massachusetts Pre-Engineering Program (Mass PEP) Scholarship to selected students nominated by …

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Extreme Beer Fest: Boston

Extreme Beer Fest: Boston | February 2-3, 2018 | Seaport World Trade Center<p>Extreme Beer Fest® is the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity. …


Massachusetts Governor Hiking Taxes To Rescue Failed Health Reform

Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has proposed a tax of $2,000 per worker on businesses which do not offer health coverage to employees who become dependent on Medicaid. This makes him the second Republican governor of Massachusetts to buy into the notion that imposing taxes (or fines or …

Health Care

How much marijuana can you possess in Massachusetts? Here are the restrictions.

After the passage of a November ballot measure, recreational marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts. And while state lawmakers voted to delay the …