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Unemployment rate flat as Bay State added 1,200 jobs in Oct.

Emily Micucci |

The state unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6 percent in October as Massachusetts added 1,200 jobs, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EWOLD) said Thursday.

With report, group asks Baker to support solar goal

State House News Service |

 Even if the rate of growth in the Bay State's solar industry tapers, the state could derive 20 percent of its electricity from the sun by 2025,...

Nashoba Valley Chamber CEO responds to Kinder Morgan controversy

Emily Micucci |

While the U.S. Senate narrowly defeated the proposed Keystone pipeline expansion from Canada to the Gulf Coast earlier this week, another pipeline project with local impact is still pending, and it's...

Patrick looks forward to offshore wind power auction

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Reflecting on his administration's economic and criminal justice initiatives over the past eight years, Gov. Deval Patrick cast his gaze Tuesday toward his remaining weeks in office when he said...

Environmental advocates like Baker choice of Beaton

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Governor-elect Charlie Baker on Monday turned to a sophomore legislator and energy efficiency consultant to become his energy and environmental affairs secretary, a choice activists saw as a...

Traynor named Worcester's chief development officer

City Manager Edward Augustus has appointed Acting Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor to the role on a permanent basis as the city looks to maintain its development momentum.

Baker picks Shrewsbury's Beaton for energy-environment chief

BY MICHAEL NORTON STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Filling a second major Cabinet post, Governor-elect Charlie Baker has tapped Shrewsbury Republican Rep. Matthew Beaton as his energy and environmental affairs secretary.

Baker: Help coming for the homeless

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Celebrating his 58th birthday on Thursday, Governor-elect Charlie Baker pledged to be "relentless" in office as he addressed a nonprofit homelessness prevention group about helping people receive...

Governor: Connector website is ready

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With the revamped Massachusetts Health Connector set to go live this weekend, Gov. Deval Patrick assures consumers it has passed its checkup this time.

Leominster OKs TIF with Easy Pak

Leominster officials this week approved a tax increment financing deal with plastics manufacturer Easy Pak. The privately held company plans an expansion that will add at least 15 new jobs.

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