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Long-term unemployed looking for hiring protections


Some long-term unemployed workers and training professionals came to the State House Wednesday to lobby lawmakers on two bills that would prohibit employers from making hiring decisions on certain...

Nonstop train from Worcester to Boston announced

Sam Bonacci |

Major changes will be coming to the Worcester to Boston commuter train line this May with the announcement Wednesday that a nonstop train will begin operating into Boston.

Drugs, waste, disparities targeted at health costs hearing

State House News Service |

State officials with roles overseeing and drafting rules for the Massachusetts healthcare market targeted Medicaid waste, disparities in contracts between insurers and providers, and the cost of...

Mass. receives $300K to study healthcare behavior

Emily Micucci |

The state's Health Policy Commission (HPC) has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to continue its work researching consumer behavior and perceptions in health care,...

UMass team expands African disease focus, post-Ebola

Emily Micucci |

Doctors at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) were entrenched in the Liberian health system long before the historic Ebola Virus outbreak that came to a frightening head last...

Baker sees 'positive contribution' in Kennedy book


Gov. Charlie Baker weighed in on former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy's new book Tuesday, calling Kennedy's decision to write publicly about addiction struggles within his...

UMass Medical School takes lead on $20M toward Ebola prevention

Emily Micucci |

A group of health care professionals led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester have been awarded a $20 million grant to expand their efforts toward preventing another Ebola...

AG Healey to speak to Holy Cross students

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will speak to students at the College of the Holy Cross this afternoon about her experiences as attorney general and her path to office.

Rules governing nurse practitioners too strict, experts testify

By Katie Lannan State House News Service |

As patients struggle to access medical care at a time and place that fits into their lives, Massachusetts laws laying out tasks that can be performed by nurse practitioners are among the country's...

White House withdraws Beverly Scott's nomination to NTSB


The White House has pulled the plug on former MBTA chief Beverly Scott's nomination to serve on a national transportation board.

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