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USOC drops Boston as Olympic host city

By Michael Norton and Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The U.S. Olympic Committee and Boston 2024 are dropping Boston as the nation's potential host city for the 2024 Summer Olympics, ending a months-long debate over what Gov. Charlie Baker called a...

Shopping malls add electric-vehicle chargers

Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough and the Auburn Mall are among 12 shopping sites in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that have added charging stations for drivers of electric vehicles, the...

Orders for durable goods rebound

New orders for durable goods in the United States rebounded in June after two consecutive months of decreases, helped by a big jump in orders for transportation equipment, especially civilian...

HealthAlliance nurses ratify contract

Rick Saia |

Nurses at HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster have ratified a new, two-year labor contract that improves staffing ratios and adds new positions, according to their union, the Massachusetts Nurses...

Mass. Senate lifts solar cap as part of climate change bill

BY MATT MURPHY AND ANDY METZGER STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

In an effort to help facilitate the state's goal of developing 1,600 megawatts of solar power by 2020, the Senate voted Thursday to raise the cap on the amount of solar power that can be sold back to...

WPI to offer doctorate in data science

Rick Saia |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute will offer an interdisciplinary doctoral program in data science starting in the fall, a year after it launched a master's program in the growing field of study.

WRTA chief retires; interim leader named

The head of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority is retiring after 40 years of public service, and is being replaced on an interim basis by the transit system’s assistant administrator, the...

Lottery sees sales impact from Plainridge casino

BY COLIN A . YOUNG STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With about three weeks of data in hand, state officials said Thursday that they have already noticed a dip in Lottery sales near the Plainridge Park Casino.

Officials reconsidering license suspensions for drug offenders

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Law enforcement is coalescing around proposed legislation to repeal a law that mandates the automatic suspension of someone's driver's license if they are convicted of a drug offense, regardless of...

State to aid upgrades at Central Mass. YMCAs

Carol McDonald |

The YMCA of Central Massachusetts will install improvements at its five branches, using money from the state's finance and development agency.

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