State

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Spike In Fatal Heroin Overdoses Prompt Dire Warnings By Police

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.

03/10/2015

State Police trooper accused of pepper spraying protester. (Image from YouTube)

State Trooper In Apparent Pepper Spray Video Returned To Full Duty

The trooper, who has not identified by the department, had been placed on restricted duty pending the investigation.

12/26/2014

File image of a Walgreens Pharmacy in Somerville.

Walgreens To Pay $2.8 Million For Allegedly Overcharging Mass. Communities

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.

07/14/2011

(credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Patrick Signs Bill To Help Unemployed

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed legislation to ensure unemployed workers who exhaust their state benefits remain eligible for federally-funded benefit extensions.

03/26/2011

Curious If State Budget Cuts Are Shared Equally

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.

12/22/2010

State making SAT strides

  Massachusetts education officials say the state’s black public high school students are outperforming their peers nationwide when it comes to the SAT.

09/13/2010

Fed Reserve recommends new formula for state aid

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston says the state’s formula for distributing funds to cities and towns is antiquated. 

07/16/2010