Posted inTransportation

State setting sights on replacing Tobin Bridge

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 […]

Posted inImmigration

Healey calls emergency shelter situation not sustainable

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 […]

Posted inHealth Care

Transit offered as mitigation for maternity ward closure

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 […]