Mass. gaming revenues set 3-month record

The last three months rank as the top three for state gaming revenues since legal betting began more than six years ago, cumulatively generating nearlyRead More

Baker signs school meals bill

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday signed a new state law that focuses on students’ access to school meals, with provisions around free breakfast and lunchRead More

House gives roar of approval to state dino bill

Massachusetts is a step closer to becoming the land of the swift-footed lizard after the House passed legislation (H 3190) on Thursday naming the PodokesaurusRead More

Researchers: Evidence insufficient to back THC concentration cap

There is strong demand among marijuana users for products with high concentrations of THC, the main psychoactive compound that provides many of the drug’s cognitiveRead More

Jaywalking bill knocked as ‘just not realistic’

Warning against a punitive approach, transportation advocates on Thursday urged lawmakers not to advance legislation imposing stricter punishments on pedestrians who do not use crosswalks.Read More

Massachusetts Health Connector call center recovering from ‘bad stumble’

The Massachusetts Health Connector took a “bad stumble” as it transitioned to a new call center vendor this week but has since diagnosed and addressedRead More

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Seatbelt use rates dropped during pandemic

Massachusetts has long had one of the lowest seatbelt use rates in the nation, and those figures dropped “dramatically” during the pandemic, a AAA officialRead More

Seatbelt use rates dropped ‘dramatically’ in Mass. during pandemic

Massachusetts has long had one of the lowest seatbelt use rates in the nation, and those figures dropped “dramatically” during the pandemic, a AAA officialRead More

DPH chief sees ‘very good trend’ on COVID-19 cases

The state’s acting public health commissioner said Wednesday she sees a “very good trend” in COVID-19 metrics in Massachusetts, which have lately featured declining hospitalizationRead More

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AAA pushes enforcement as seat belt use drops in Mass.

Massachusetts has long had one of the lowest seatbelt use rates in the nation, and those figures dropped “dramatically” during the pandemic, a top AAARead More