More than a week after the Healey administration began placing shelter-seeking families on a waitlist, officials announced Monday that they will use part of the MBTA’s headquarters to temporarily house eligible families for whom no space is available.
The Senate is preparing to take up drug pricing legislation that would also create a licensing process for pharmacy benefit managers.
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE AFTER PAUSING the campaign due to a shortage of drivers, MBTA officials are hopeful they can revive an effort to overhaul and expand the bus network by the end of next year. Justin Antos, the MBTA’s senior director of bus transformation, said Tuesday the project that aims to boost bus service […]
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BAY STATERS OF ALL STRIPES finally got the chance Tuesday to tell a panel of state representatives how they feel about a proposed overhaul of the state’s gun laws, and they poured out hours of impassioned commentary that sets the stage for a contentious House vote. Gun control and gun safety […]
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE GOV. MAURA HEALEY’S office on Tuesday announced the governor will sign into law a wide-ranging tax relief package lawmakers sent her last week, punctuating more than a year and a half of deliberations that began under former Gov. Charlie Baker and became a centerpiece of Healey’s campaign. Healey plans to host […]
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE ADD THE TOBIN BRIDGE to the list of aging, congested spans that state officials are eyeing for replacement. Acting Transportation Secretary Monica Tibbits-Nutt informed state officials at a meeting Wednesday that the Healey administration is beginning to plan for the “eventual replacement” of the Tobin Bridge, one of the most highly […]
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE HOUSE SPEAKER Ron Mariano is “still searching for some answers” about the scope of the fast-changing emergency shelter crisis, while Gov. Maura Healey on Tuesday delivered another impassioned plea for federal aid that she acknowledged so far has not been forthcoming. The record number of families in need of shelter, many […]
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE FEDERAL REGULATORS once again ordered the MBTA to make immediate changes after a series of incidents in which employees narrowly avoided being struck by trains, a repeat of the same “near miss” issue that landed the T in the spotlight earlier this year. Warning that “a combination of unsafe conditions and […]
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE YOU’VE HEARD of the soon-to-launch South Coast Rail HD4555and the long-sought East-West Rail into the western reaches of the state. But how about what we’ll call the Cape Connector? A group of lawmakers from Cape Cod and the islands want to make their region the next hub for regular passenger rail […]
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE UMASS MEMORIAL Medical Center officials intend to work with transit officials to help redirect patients to other area hospitals, especially UMass Memorial Medical Center’s campus in Worcester, if they follow through with a Leominster maternity ward’s closure. The health care system on Tuesday submitted a 17-page letter with state regulators outlining steps it […]