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Mass. jobless rate dips under 4 percent

The Massachusetts unemployment rate in December plunged beneath 4 percent and state officials on Friday said employers have added back 537,000 jobs since employment levelsRead More

Mass. House passes bill to address COVID supply struggle

All 159 members of the Massachusetts House voted Wednesday afternoon to pass a $55 million COVID-19 response bill, keeping it on track to clear theRead More


Lottery: Mobile prize claim system a win for customers

Since it became widely available in September, players have used the Massachusetts Lottery app’s mobile prize-claiming feature to collect more than $10 million in winningsRead More

House approves $55 million for immediate COVID-19 response

The House unanimously passed a $55 million COVID-19 response bill Wednesday afternoon, keeping it on track to clear the Senate and hit Gov. Charlie Baker’sRead More

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Online Driver’s Ed may survive as pandemic reform

Driving instructors on Tuesday offered mixed opinions over whether Massachusetts should allow the classroom portion of the state’s required driver’s education to be offered online.Read More

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Wu: Boston vaccination rate up 36 percent in a week

Despite opponents protesting outside her home, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said Tuesday that the city’s vaccine mandate for employees and patrons of city venues likeRead More

Mass. House preparing $55M COVID-19 bill

The state primary would be set for Sept. 6 and $55 million would be appropriated for COVID-19 needs, under a bill that began moving inRead More

COVID infections growing among K-12 students in Massachusetts

More new COVID-19 cases among K-12 students were reported over the last week than in the prior two weeks combined, Department of Elementary and SecondaryRead More

Mass. student borrowers share in $1.85B settlement

More than 1,500 borrowers in Massachusetts will see their student loans forgiven as part of a $1.85 billion national settlement that Attorney General Maura HealeyRead More

Isolation hotel in works to protect homeless during surge

Massachusetts could soon make more beds available for homeless people who need a safe place to isolate while recovering from COVID-19, Health and Human ServicesRead More