Governor Baker on Wednesday unveiled a $44.6 billion budget proposal that would hike the fee imposed on Uber and Lyft rides across the state by 80 cents, and then funnel the $100 million in new funding it would raise into the MBTA and municipal coffers.
Eleven Boston police officers assigned to a school unit started wearing body cameras this week, in what the city’s school district called “an opportunity to showcase and enhance the department’s commitment to transparency.”
Three years into his disastrous reign, it takes some pretty serious mental and moral gymnastics to ignore indisputable facts and argue for this president’s fitness for office. Enter the Log Cabin Republicans.
Dozens of academics, free speech advocates, and bold-type authors, actors, and musicians, including Salman Rushdie, Joyce Carol Oates, and Roseanne Cash, have come to the defense of a Babson College employee who was fired earlier this month for a joke Facebook post that suggested Iran should compile a list of 52 American sites to bomb.
■FATAL CRASH Two people died and another was injured when a pickup truck and a car collided on Granite Street in Braintree early Wednesday morning, according to police. The victims were identified as Bryan Davila Martinez, 23, and Jan Rivera, 20, both of Randolph. The white truck was traveling south, and the dark-colored sedan north, when they crashed in the area of 647 Granite St. around 4 a.m., police said. One male in the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene, and a second male in the sedan was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The driver of the pickup truck was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The crash is under investigation.
The Needham house was assessed at $549,300, but sold for nearly a million dollars. The buyer, who never lived a day there, would sell it 17 months later at a substantial loss in what may become the next chapter in the national debate over fairness in college admissions.
New Hampshire is basically the only place the US senator is making his pitch, betting his campaign on a gamble that a strong showing in the first-in-the-nation primary can catapult him out of obscurity and into contention.
Governor Charlie Baker pledged action in tackling climate change and the region’s transportation woes, using his speech Tuesday night to press for more MBTA funding, quicker action to slice greenhouse gas emissions, and stronger support for a hotly debated carbon pact.
A Northeastern University student returning from his home country of Iran on a student visa was detained at Logan Airport on Sunday by US Customs and Border Protection and is in custody waiting to learn whether he will deported.
As populations age across the developed world, prominent researchers and public health officials are calling on nations to pay more attention to the health risks, especially depression and cognitive decline, facing the growing ranks of chronically lonely older adults.
After a multi-month investigation, Massachusetts State Police raided a North Attleboro home last week that was being used as a secret methamphetamine lab and arrested two people who lived there, police announced Monday.
Representative Pressley’s comments during a discussion at the 50th annual MLK Memorial Breakfast also led to the day’s most awkward moment when Governor Charlie Baker jokingly lamented that his place on the stage meant he had to follow her and “that rant.” Baker reached out to Pressley later to apologize.
US Customs and Border Protection agents have been opening mail bound for Campobello since September — searching Amazon packages, personal letters, Christmas presents, and even prescriptions headed toward the island made famous as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s summer retreat.
About two dozen people gathered in the cemetery’s Story Chapel on Sunday, just before the holiday commemorating the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., to hear about some of the African American people buried at the cemetery.
The findings include the alleged failure of a Western Massachusetts facility to properly notify the families and legal guardians of patients in situations in which health problems led to five deaths — an assertion the facility’s officials deny.