BOSTON — With a pandemic-related law allowing remote notarization set to expire by the end of the year, lawmakers are weighing plans to make the changes permanent.

BOSTON — A state lawmaker wants schools and other public projects to be built with U.S. steel and domestic materials, arguing that foreign competitors are hurting this country’s manufacturers.


BOSTON — The MBTA is sliding deeper into a fiscal hole, according to new watchdog report, which calls on lawmakers to bail out the troubled transit agency.


BOSTON — Labor leaders are urging lawmakers to extend collective-bargaining rights to drivers for Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services to improve their pay and benefits.

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LYNNFIELD — As communities gather this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Marblehead resident Virginia Buckingham has a unique perspective. 


Gov. Charlie Baker was in town yet again this Wednesday to congratulate Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute for the opening of its new learning environment.


BOSTON — A post-pandemic hiring crunch is worsening, according to a new report that finds nearly half of all employers are struggling to fill vacancies.

DANVERS — Virginia Buckingham, who was the head of the Massachusetts Port Authority overseeing Logan Airport at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming North Shore Chamber of Commerce event.

BOSTON — All staff in Massachusetts rest homes, assisted living residences and hospice programs and home care workers who provide in-home direct care would need to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the next two months under an expanded mandate introduced Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker's ad…


Gloucester’s Summer Block Parties have become a Cape Ann classic, and the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is presenting the summer's grand finale event this Friday in partnership with the city of Gloucester.

The city of Gloucester has received low interest rate bids for more than $35 million in bonds and had its AA bond credit rating reaffirmed by Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings, all in one week. 

WORCESTER, Mass (AP) — Massachusetts Port Authority has announced that American Airlines will return to service at Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) in the fall after the pandemic suspended operations last year due to a decline in passengers and decreasing revenues.

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Employment in the Massachusetts biopharmaceutical sector will need to keep climbing to meet industry demand after growing 5.5 percent to nearly 85,000 jobs in 2020, a year marked by an economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new industry report.

BOSTON — Hundreds of thousands of workers are losing federal unemployment benefits next week, and the Baker administration wants to carve out a slice of relief funds to cushion the blow.

BOSTON — As more people are encouraged to drive electric cars to curb greenhouse gas emissions, utilities are pitching plans to build infrastructure to support the shift.

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Nearly 90 organic dairy farms in the Northeast, including 28 in Vermont, will lose their contracts with an organic dairy company when it stops buying milk in the region by the end of August of next year, Vermont's agriculture secretary said Thursday.

BOSTON — Massachusetts electricity consumers, who already pay some of the highest rates in the nation, could be digging deeper into their pockets in coming years to cover upgrades to the regional power grid.

Gloucester business owners should take note of a new city regulation that manages BYOB policy at local establishments.


A Gloucester partner in a company formed to acquire and lease commercial space at 159 Main St. is suing his three partners, alleging they "conspired to violate both fiduciary duties and contractual obligations" in the leasing of the current Atlantic Fish & Seafood space.

BEVERLY — The business looking to move to the Vittori-Rocci Post site on Brimbal Avenue has filed new plans that call for a "slightly smaller" project on the property.


 CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — It's one of the stranger, lesser-known aspects of U.S. health care — the striking, milky-blue blood of horseshoe crabs is a critical component of tests to ensure injectable medications such as coronavirus vaccines aren't contaminated.

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Massachusetts employers added jobs at a robust pace in July, while the statewide unemployment rate held flat at 4.9% for the second month in a row, labor officials announced Friday.

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday filed a nearly $1.6 billion supplemental budget, most of which would be used to provide unemployment insurance relief for employers, which he says is critical to help businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

BOSTON (AP) — Federal workplace safety regulators on Wednesday proposed $1.3 million in penalties for the construction company that employed two men who died when they were struck by a dump truck and pushed into a 9-foot deep trench at a sewer project in Boston in February.

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As record-high prices and a dwindling inventory continue to work against prospective homebuyers, single-family home sales in Massachusetts were down more than 7% from July 2020 and about 1.5% from 2019, The Warren Group said Tuesday.

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PEABODY — Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito stopped by Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Monday morning to announce nearly $10 million in state grants, a sizable chunk of which will go to local high schools.

BOSTON —Supermarkets and convenience stores would have access to more beer and wine licenses under a proposal eyed for the 2020 ballot that aims to resolve a decades-old dispute over limits on retail alcohol sales.


Just when you thought Pleasant Street couldn't get any more pleasant, along comes Peach Door Design Studio. Two design studios under one roof behind one pretty as a peach door.

BOSTON — Utilities weathered a record number of storms last year that caused power outages and other disruptions, and consumers could be paying for years to cover the cost.

BOSTON — Hundreds of thousands of jobless workers in Massachusetts face the edge of a cliff as federal unemployment programs are set to expire in a matter of weeks.

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