BOSTON — Plans to build a new power plant in Peabody are the latest flashpoint in a battle over expanding the state's natural gas infrastructure.

BOSTON — The state has seen a windfall of pandemic relief funds, with billions of dollars more on the way from Washington, but lawmakers say they’re cut out of decisions on how the money gets spent.


BEVERLY — When Tom Sands was growing up in a working-class household in Macon, Georgia, he'd often ride along when his father dropped off his mother at the local hospital, where she worked as a registered nurse in the operating room for 40 years.

The organizers of the giant Seafood Expo North America in Boston have cancelled the international seafood trade show for the second consecutive year due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns.

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SALEM — North Shore Medical Center is changing its name back to Salem Hospital, with a touch of Mass General Brigham thrown in.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Monday urged the adoption of a minimum global corporate income tax, an effort to offset any disadvantages that might arise from the Biden administration's proposed increase in the U.S. corporate tax rate.

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WASHINGTON — When executives from Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines spoke out against Georgia's new voting law as unduly restrictive last week, it seemed to signal a new activism springing from corporate America.

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ATLANTA — Some of Georgia's most prominent corporate leaders on Wednesday began to more forcefully criticize the state's sweeping new election law, acknowledging concerns of civil rights activists and Black business executives who say the measure targets non-white voters and threatens the de…


The company at the center of quality problems that led Johnson & Johnson to discard an unknown amount of its coronavirus vaccine has a string of citations from U.S. health officials for quality control problems.

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A union representing more than 22,000 state workers won a case this week against the Baker administration involving the paid family and medical leave law that could require the state to repay employees as much as $30 million in benefit contributions that were improperly deducted from paychecks.

BOSTON — A commission has flagged several tax breaks it says should be repealed or modified, including the controversial film tax credit, suggesting the benefits don't justify the cost to the state.

BOSTON — New unemployment claims in Massachusetts surged last week as the state's pandemic battered labor market continues to struggle.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A Harvard University professor who had close ties with Jeffrey Epstein and is accused of giving the disgraced financier an office on campus will be barred from starting new research or advising students for at least two years, the school announced Thursday.

ROCKPORT — Various restaurants will once again host outdoor seating areas on sidewalks, parking spots and other public ways around Rockport — some as early as April 1.


BEVERLY — A plan to convert the Vittori-Rocci Post into a rug business received approval from a city board Wednesday night, despite the objection of the property owner next door.

BOSTON — Massachusetts is largely in the driver’s seat on a regional plan to reduce carbon emissions from cars and trucks, but the initiative, which could lead to higher gas prices, now hinges on the approval of lawmakers in two neighboring states.


The new Cape Ann Y is just weeks away from opening its doors. 

BOSTON — Citing powers it can use when the president declares a disaster, the STATE Department of Revenue on Friday unilaterally moved the Massachusetts tax filing deadline to conform with the postponed federal deadline of May 17.


In the first decade of this century, Thomas Burger, chairman of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, was one of the key visionaries to bring the Shalin Liu Performance Center to life in Rockport.


The site of a beloved watering hole for locals and tourists may have a new owner just in time for summer. 

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The Community Impact Unit accepted a $5,000 donation from Beauport Hospitality Group at the Beauport Hotel for its Kops-N-Kids program Thursday.


BOSTON — With the Internal Revenue Service moving the federal tax filing deadline back about a month, the Legislature plans to fold a matching extension for the state tax deadline into the unemployment insurance, paid leave and tax relief bill that's expected to pass the Senate on Thursday.


Americans will be getting extra time to prepare their taxes. The Internal Revenue Service says it's delaying the traditional tax filing deadline from April 15 until May 17.


The Gloucester City Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to offer a financing carrot to an Italy-based pasta sauce and food manufacturer seeking to move its U.S. operations to the Gloucester waterfront.


Pasta, pesto, and a promise to supply more jobs to the local economy is what an Italian-based manufacturing company is bringing to the table as its leadership seeks to move production to Gloucester.

Cape Ann's four communities are among the more than one-third of Massachusetts communities  that will be paired by the Baker administration with a consultant to develop town-specific plans for dealing with the economic effects of the pandemic and preparing for the next downturn.

Amid debate over stimulus check use and climate change, gas prices remain on the rise and some recipients of one-time aid from the federal government will find themselves dumping some of that money into their gas tanks.

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker wants to tax certain businesses to help their owners skirt a federal cap on deductions of state and local taxes.

NEWBURYPORT — When Institution for Savings President and CEO Michael J. Jones welcomed guests to the bank’s annual meeting last March, he told them that 2020 would be a year they would remember forever. At the time he was referring to a year honoring the bank’s 200th anniversary with a celeb…


BEVERLY — Shore Country Day School is not allowing students on its baseball and softball fields, an outdoor classroom or near a stream on its property until it can confirm that the area is safe from contamination from the nearby Varian site.

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