A spike in fatal heroin overdoses in a short period of time has prompted police departments across the state to warn residents about the dangerous and growing epidemic.
The trooper, who has not identified by the department, had been placed on restricted duty pending the investigation.
Walgreens has agreed to pay a total of $2.8 million to some 75 Massachusetts communities over accusations that the pharmacy chain was overcharging for prescriptions.
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed legislation to ensure unemployed workers who exhaust their state benefits remain eligible for federally-funded benefit extensions.
Over the past three years as the Governor has cut billions from the state budget, tax payers have been told that the cuts are across the board and that everyone is feeling the pain equally.
Massachusetts education officials say the state’s black public high school students are outperforming their peers nationwide when it comes to the SAT.
A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston says the state’s formula for distributing funds to cities and towns is antiquated.