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Baker urged to more sharply reduce carbon emissions across region

State House News Service |

A coalition is urging the governor to work with other northeast and mid-Atlantic states to double the annual rate of reduction in carbon emissions across the region.

MassPike in Central Mass needed 310 pothole repairs in 2016

A pothole-repair tracking program being expanded statewide shows Department of Transportation crews repaired at least 520 potholes on the MassPike in Central and Western Massachusetts since January...

Worcester needs commuter rail investments


As we come off the high of the Patriots capturing their fifth Super Bowl, I am reminded of the quote from one of my heroes, Vincent Lombardi, who said, “Inches make a champion.”

Anthes grew health nonprofit into a community force

Laura Finaldi |

Frances M. Anthes has made it her goal to provide everyone – regardless of economic status – with access to comprehensive health care.

HeartToHub nonstop hurting for riders

Savannah Donohue |

With ridership of the evening version of the HeartToHub train between Worcester and Boston suffering, Worcester and the MBTA are getting inventive to entice people to ride.

Car loans average $14k in Worcester

The average Worcester resident has a car loan equal to half of his or her annual salary, according to a new survey.

MBTA looking for chief to lead turnaround

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker said Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack will undertake a search to find a long-term general manager of the MBTA.

Bill for 100-percent renewable energy gaining legislative support

State House News Service |

Massachusetts would need to get all of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2050 under legislation filed last month and backed by more than a quarter of state lawmakers.

DeLeo says no money to revisit budget cuts

State House News Service |

The Legislature may restore some, but not all, of the $98 million in spending Gov. Charlie Baker cut from the budget in December, but House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Wednesday he wants at least one...

Pats parade gave T's commuter rail its busiest day ever

State House News Service |

The commuter rail system had its busiest day on record Tuesday as 215,000 people rode the system to get to and from work, appointments, and the Patriots' Super Bowl victory parade in Boston, the...

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