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MBTA pads rail car contract with $4M amendment

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With a $4 million contract extension to handle inspections of refurbished trolley cars, the MBTA has agreed to pay a total of $21 million for consultants assisting with limited overhauls of Red and...

$93M Fitchburg commuter station opening Friday

Sam Bonacci |

The new Wachusett Commuter Rail Station on the Fitchburg Line will open on Friday.

Legislature needs to close $575M budget gap

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The state Legislature needs to muster up the will soon to pass legislation closing the books on fiscal 2016, which ended nearly three months ago.

Getting ahead of a crisis

Laura Finaldi |

When a legal issues hit, companies need to cover their liability while winning in the court of public opinion.

Drought impact extends to Wachusett Mountain

BY MARSHAL D. HANEISEN |

Amid a historic Massachusetts drought, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area must rely heavily on its failsafe Fitchburg water contract to meet its snow demands.

State banking commissioner named

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Baker administration is switching up the leadership at the state's banking division, which supervises more than 200 banks and credit unions with total combined assets exceeding $400 billion.

Framingham receives $400K for pathway downtown

Sam Bonacci |

Framingham has received funds to complete a multi-use pathway designed to link residents in nearby neighborhoods to downtown transit.

New hospital expansion approval process applauded

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

While proposed changes to the process by which state officials examine hospital expansions were applauded at a hearing Wednesday, several speakers cautioned that restrictions on ambulatory surgery...

Mass. highway systems near the bottom

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts ranks near the bottom of states in overall highway performance and cost-effectiveness, but has the lowest rate of fatal crashes in the country, a report from the Reason Foundation found.

Personal caregivers, patients protest hours limit

State House News Service |

Individuals with disabilities rallied against a new Baker administration policy and appealed to lawmakers, telling them their independence and access to caregivers is at risk.

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