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Gov. Charlie Baker Unveils Sweeping Opioid Legislation

Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a widespread legislative package aimed at combating Massachusetts’ opioid crisis by focusing on treatment accessibility, drug abuse prevention, and educational expansion. […]

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Opioid-Related Deaths Down Across Massachusetts

Opioid-related fatalities are down by roughly 10 percent in Massachusetts so far this year, according to updated data released by the state Department of Public Health. […]

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Setti Warren Calls for Better Representation for Elders, Veterans

There are more than 355,000 veterans and more than 1 million senior citizens living in Massachusetts, but there are no direct liaisons advocating for their needs […]

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Massachusetts State House Passes Free Birth Control Bill

The Massachusetts House of Representatives resoundingly passed a bill ensuring access to free birth control on Wednesday in a stark reproach of policy enacted at […]

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Gov. Baker Reinstates State Hate-Crime Task Force

Following a spate of racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic incidents in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker reinstated a state hate-crimes task force that has been dormant since […]

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The Republican Tax Plan Could Hurt Massachusetts Home Buyers

House Republicans have finally released their big tax overhaul plan on Thursday, and unsurprisingly, it did not go over well with the state’s lawmakers. If approved, […]

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Charlie Baker Is Still America’s Most Popular Governor

Though the Patriots may be Massachusetts’ most talked-about dynasty (currently!), there’s another consistent winner in the state who has a tight grip on his no. […]

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Beacon Hill Sexual Harassment Policies Under Review

As the insidious culture of sexual harassment permeating Beacon Hill continues to come to light, Gov. Charlie Baker has directed staff to review the administration’s zero-tolerance […]

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Massachusetts Officials Criticize Trump’s Opioid Announcement

President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency yesterday, but many Massachusetts Democrats criticized him for not going far enough. Leaders […]

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Trump Administration Denies Massachusetts Health Care Funding Request

Massachusetts will not receive additional federal funds to stabilize state insurance rates next year, officials announced Tuesday. Back in September, Gov. Charlie Baker’s office set […]

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Governor Baker Announces Addiction Training Principles for Social Workers

Governor Charlie Baker unveiled guidelines for training social workers to tackle the opioid epidemic Tuesday, making Massachusetts the first in the nation to do so. The […]

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Newton Officers Are Not among Those Headed to Puerto Rico

For days, Newton Mayor Setti Warren denounced Gov. Charlie Baker’s response to Hurricane Maria, but when it came time for police forces in Massachusetts to head for […]

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Massachusetts Is Sending Police Officers to Help in Puerto Rico

A team of 69 Massachusetts law-enforcement officers will be deployed to aid recovery efforts in hurricane-battered Puerto Rico, Gov. Charlie Baker’s office has announced. Personnel […]

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Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund Sprints Toward $800,000 in Pledges

President Trump may be lambasting Puerto Rico for complicating the national budget, but Massachusetts residents are stepping up financially to help the island out. Officials […]

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Massachusetts Officials Launch Hurricane Maria Relief Fund

Massachusetts officials announced today the creation of the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico fund to help streamline donations and relief efforts for the hurricane-battered island. […]