Posted inHousing

Mass. housing market cooling off, leveling out

REMEMBER THE DAYS of crazy bidding wars and waived inspections, with homebuyers desperate to close a sale? It’s looking like those days are over, with a rapidly cooling Massachusetts housing market. But does that mean it’s easy to buy a home now? Absolutely not, experts say. October numbers released this week by real estate data […]

Posted inMarijuana

Congress starts considering marijuana legalization

IN EARLY OCTOBER, President Biden called for a review of whether marijuana should continue to be classified federally among the most dangerous drugs. That review heightened calls for Congress to decriminalize marijuana. Advocates argue that the continuing criminalization of marijuana is nonsensical since 37 states and Washington, DC allow medical marijuana and 19 states and […]

Posted inState Government

Baker again clashes with lawmakers on abortion-related law

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Thursday signed a $3.76 billion economic development bill. But Baker, a Republican, once again entered into a controversy with the Democratic-led Legislature over reproductive rights by vetoing an education campaign about crisis pregnancy centers.   Crisis pregnancy centers are organizations, often faith-based, that provide resources to pregnant women and counsel them about […]