House points to process as Baker presses for ‘crisis’ aid

Gov. Charlie Baker says an influx of migrants is contributing to an emergency shelter system in “crisis” and on Friday urged lawmakers to promptly actRead More

Council weighing hearings on Amirault pardons

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 21, 2022…..The Parole Board denied the Amiraults a chance to state their case for pardons, but since Gov. Charlie Baker wentRead More

Baker Seeks Pardons in 1980s Fells Acres Abuse Case

Before he leaves office, Gov. Charlie Baker wants the Governor’s Council to revisit one of the nation’s most highly charged and disputed abuse cases ofRead More

Casino Expansion Forces New Look At 2013 Everett Vote

As Encore Boston Harbor looks to expand its gambling offerings into a new development across the street from its existing casino, state regulators are revisiting the 2013Read More

Baker dissects Trump influence, election results

NOV. 14, 2022…..Stepping onto a stage that he usually shuns, outgoing Gov. Charlie Baker recently invited CNN to his State House office so he couldRead More

Settlement forces transparency on Google user tracking

Massachusetts is slated to receive $9.3 million and Google faces a slew of new requirements under a settlement over the tech giant’s location tracking practicesRead More

Outspoken GOP Bristol County Sheriff Loses Seat after 25 years, Cape DA also shifts to Dems

In a bitter contest for Bristol County sheriff, Democrat Paul Heroux, the mayor of Attleboro, declared victory over Republican incumbent Thomas Hodgson. Hodgson has servedRead More

Election Day, Not “Results Day”

Voting reform advocates who helped press for an expansion of mail-in voting want Bay Staters to remember that the outcome of Tuesday’s elections might notRead More

Vote planned Thursday on $3.7 billion spending plan

Nearly 100 days after its original due date, the House and Senate on Wednesday struck an agreement on a major economic development spending package thatRead More

Baker appeals to feds for more help with migrants

Gov. Charlie Baker wrote a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra on Monday, urging the BidenRead More