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With Evictions Slated to Restart, Questions Fly about Baker’s New Plan

Things are not looking good here in Massachusetts: COVID-19 cases are ticking up, state unemployment is the highest it’s been since the 1970s, winter is […]

Home & Property

A Two-Month Delay of Evictions Doesn’t Solve the Crisis, Housing Advocates Say

As much as each day of the pandemic tends to blend together, there is one date that has stood out for months: August 18. That […]

City Life

Why Is Baker Worrying about Those (Clearly Fake) “COVID-19 Parties”?

Gov. Charlie Baker has earned plaudits for effectively communicating the gravity of the situation we’re living through, and unlike so many of his fellow Republican […]

City Life

Businesses May Be Reopening, but That Doesn’t Mean People Are Ready to Go Back

It feels like an eternity ago now, but I can still remember the unshakable, on-edge feeling of those first two weeks I started working from […]

City Life

It’s Official: Massachusetts Schools Are Closed for the Year

The past month has been a major adjustment, to say the least, for parents, teachers, and kids, all of whom have had to adapt to […]

City Life

If Liquor Stores Are “Essential,” Why Aren’t Marijuana Dispensaries?

Massachusetts’ cannabis industry has spent years pushing the state to treat marijuana more like alcohol. The campaign that advocated for legalization via statewide ballot question […]

City Life

As Coronavirus Surge Approaches, Hospitals Brace for the Impact

We’ve been trapped inside for three weeks. The number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in the state is still climbing, by nearly 1,000 cases a day. […]

City Life

Charlie Baker Still Refuses to Take a Stance on Impeachment

Surprising literally no one, Governor Charlie Baker stayed mum on whether or not he supported the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach Donald Trump Thursday. […]

City Life

Is Massachusetts Gearing up For a #MassExit?

From Beacon Hill to city halls, local politicians are inching ever closer to launching the state’s first safe injection facilities (SIFs)—and in doing so, igniting […]

City Life

The Massachusetts Vaping Ban Will End Early, but There’s a Catch

Vapers of Massachusetts, you may see e-cigarettes return to shelves in the state earlier than you thought: In a surprise announcement, Gov. Charlie Baker said […]

City Life

Is It Time for Charlie Baker to Leave the Republican Party?

It’s no secret that for the past decade, Charlie Baker has awkwardly attempted to coexist with the increasingly toxic Republican Party. From the Tea Party […]

City Life

The Vaping Ban Sowed Chaos in Massachusetts, but Charlie Baker Regrets Nothing

Just a few days after Charlie Baker’s move to ban vaping statewide with the snap of his fingers, there are still a lot of unknowns: What […]

City Life

Derailed: My Public Transit Odyssey across Massachusetts

It’s 6:30 a.m., and I’m standing beside a bus shelter in the parking lot of the North Adams Walmart Supercenter with an envelope filled with […]

Cars in gridlock
City Life

MassDOT Study Shows It’s Basically Impossible to Predict How Long Your Commute Will Take

No, it’s not just your imagination: Traffic really has gone from bad to worse in the past few years. Thursday morning, MassDOT released a new report analyzing greater […]

City Life

Charlie Baker: The Trump Tweets Were “Racist”

Using a term he’s so far avoided in describing the president, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that Trump’s tweets this weekend targeting Congresswomen of color were […]