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New commuter rail ticketing setup for Marathon Monday

Boston Marathon spectators will be able to hop on and off the Framingham/Worcester commuter rail line for a flat $20 daily fee instead of the usual charge per ride.

Lawmakers push for distracted-driving bill

State House News Service |

A proposed restriction would make it easier for police to enforce the 2010 law banning texting while driving, which has not been met with total compliance.

Over 8,000 ride-hail drivers fail background checks

State House News Service |

More than 8,200 drivers for Uber and Lyft failed a state background check to operate in Massachusetts after their applications were flagged for everything from license suspensions to sex offenses.

Movers & Shakers

Central Massachusetts professionals joined and were promoted at firms like Becker College, Abby's House, UniBank, Commerce Bank and Webster Five Cents Savings Bank.

Detours this weekend on Worcester commuter rail line

Grant Welker |

Commuter rail trains headed into Boston from Worcester will be stopped at the Wellesley Farms station starting Friday night and running through the weekend.

T offers new options on potential service cuts

State House News Service |

MBTA officials offered up some options that might make the paratransit service reductions go down easier, and said there would also be a range of options related to the commuter rail.

Fresh Beginnings

Worcester Credit Union and Quinsigamond Community College have teamed up to provide job and financial literacy training to help the long-term unemployed...

WPI receives $175k to study urban transportation

Worcester Polytechnic Institute computer science and data science professor Yanhua Li has received a two-year National Science Foundation $175,000 grant for a transportation study.

MBTA to close commuter rail on summer 2018 weekends

Grant Welker |

The Framingham/Worcester commuter rail line is set to be shut down for weekends starting in June 2018 as the MBTA installs a federally mandated safety technology.

Former Spencer car dealership sold for $150K

A former car dealership at 16 Main St. in Spencer has sold for $150,000, according to Worcester real estate firm Kelleher & Sadowsky.

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