State House News Service
The cost set by the contractor for the first three stations is more than double the amount state and federal transit officials recently estimated, calling into question the full price tag of the new trolley line and whether the state can afford to build it.
More than 1.4 million overseas visitors came to explore Boston in 2014, a 10.1 percent boost over the previous year, according to the GBCVB.
The T says the buses and drivers currently on the routes targeted for privatization would be re-deployed to other areas of the system that need more service.
Freedman-Gurspan, who was adopted from Honduras and grew up in Brookline, has been hired as the Obama administration’s new outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel.
Bay Staters looking to hit the road for a late summer vacation will have the benefit of gas prices 19 cents lower than the national average and at the lowest mid-August level in a decade.
The MBTA’s commuter rail provider has agreed to a number of items aimed at improving rail service for customers following last winter’s failures.
With a tax rate of 49 percent on gaming revenue, the July profits generated about $8.9 million for local aid and a horse racing development fund.
On Monday, transportation officials will begin an experiment with methods to free up car traffic around South Boston, part of an effort to improve access to transit and walkability in the neighborhood.
The administration says its bill will help the state meet “well ahead of schedule” its goal of 1,600 megawatts of solar power by 2020.
The setback means people who rely on the historic bridge to commute between Boston and Cambridge may be in for about three more years of delays, detours and headaches.
The 2014 nurse staffing law will apply to burn units and intensive care for newborns along with intensive care units for adults.
It was the fourth and final public listening session before Gov. Charlie Baker’s opioid abuse task force prepares to issues recommendations to the governor in May.
Vicki Coates, a former vice president of dental management at DentaQuest, starts on Monday as chief operating officer. Patricia Wada, who has worked on state information technology projects, will take the job of special assistant to the governor for project delivery.
Gov. Charlie Baker named insurance executive Mark Gaunya and business consultant Rina Vertes to serve on the Massachusetts Connector Authority Board.
The bulk of the savings — about 65 percent — come from what officials are describing as “cash management,” a budgeting technique partly inherited from the Patrick administration that will push off $456 million in payments to the next fiscal year.
Groups representing people dependent on state health insurance programs are resisting Gov. Charlie Baker’s push for authority to make major changes in the MassHealth program.
Local elected officials have criticized Steward for the speed with which the for-profit company has moved to close the hospital after it claimed in November that it suffered financial losses and a decreasing number of patients at the Quincy hospital.
The order devotes .5 percent of the cost of construction and renovation projects on state-owned property in Boston and “gateway cities” to the preservation or creation of public art, up to $250,000.
The Patrick administration early Friday evening announced a five-year health care deal with the federal government worth $41.4 billion, which will succeed a three-year $26.75 billion waiver agreement that expired June 30.
As nurses raised alarms that they are untrained and ill equipped to handle cases of Ebola virus, Massachusetts hospital officials said Thursday that the health crisis emerging from West Africa demands a unique response.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that defendants seeking to withdraw guilty pleas because their cases were handled by disgraced former state chemist Annie Dookhan must indicate they would have insisted on a trial if they knew about her malfeasance.
According to Attorney General Martha Coakley, Annie Dookhan may have had professional pride in mind when she allegedly misidentified drug lab evidence.
Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach offered his resignation over the weekend and Gov. Deval Patrick accepted it on Monday.
State police discovered a chemist failed to follow protocols in drug testing, potentially exposing thousands of drug convictions to legal challenges.