Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Census: Massachusetts Population Up 47,000

While the increase is modest, it helps maintain Massachusetts’ ranking at the 14th most populous state in the country.


Home for sale (file image).

Top Features Home Buyers Are Now Looking For

The real estate market is coming back to life, but buyers’ needs have changed, and there are a few features that will help move a home quickly.


Curious About Being Picked For Jury Duty

I am just curious about the process of selecting citizens for jury duty when the MAjury.gov website states they are “randomly chosen” and for the past 21 years I have been chosen every three years almost to the exact same date! I have many friends who have never been summoned for jury duty. Why not give them a chance to be part of the system and fulfill their civic obligation? – Joan, Holden


Small Business

Money Matters – Small Business Week: Getting Started

This is National Small Business Week, sponsored by the Small Business Administration.

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Commonwealth Avenue in Boston (photo courtesy: Credit: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Keller @ Large: Why Stay In Massachusetts?

What do high-growth states like Washington, Utah and Georgia have to offer that we don’t?


Jon Keller

Keller @ Large: Someone’s Got To Go

Losing a seat in Congress is serious business because it means the loss of federal funding under distribution formulas based on population.


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How Census Numbers Could Hurt Local Companies

The loss of a seat in Congress is bad news for local companies.


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Mass. To Lose Seat In Congress

Official U.S. Census numbers were released Tuesday and Massachusetts is going to lose a seat in Congress.


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Mass. Expected To Lose House Seat

Massachusetts is expected to lose a congressional seat when the new Census figures are released.


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Who Has The Longest Commute In Massachusetts?

According to the latest numbers from the Census Bureau, the average commute time in Massachusetts is 24 minutes one way.