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Report: Costs of traffic congestion highest in Boston

State House News Service |

Boston was named the most congested city in the United States in the INRIX 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard.

Auto repair coalition revives itself with ad campaign

State House News Service |

A coalition of auto repair and parts shops launched a six-figure radio and digital advertising campaign on Monday to build support for an update to the right to repair law.

The new tax break: Public spending for stadiums

Grant Welker |

Like Worcester, many other cities have bet public spending on stadium-based development. They've had mixed results, with lots of skepticism.

Westborough Nissan dealership sold for $3.2M to Prime Motor Group

A former Nissan dealership on 2.6 acres on Turnpike Road in Westborough has been sold for $3.2 million to the owners of Westwood-based Prime Motor Group.

Idiosyncratic WooSox stadium may include diner car

Grant Welker |

Planners are still working on a design for a new Worcester ballpark. It may include a diner car. What it won't include: a Green Monster replica.

Move to all-renewable energy a 'moral obligation,' lawmaker says

State House News Service |

Warning of dire consequences if no action is taken to combat climate change, lawmakers are again making an ambitious push to transition to all-renewable energy sources.

MBTA proposing fare hikes to keep deficit in check

State House News Service |

Seeking to contain its budget deficit in the face of rising expenses, the MBTA on Monday announced a proposal to raise the price of bus, subway and commuter rail rides by an average of 6.3 percent...

Mass. unemployment falls to 3.3%

Zachary Comeau |

The state's unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage to 3.3 percent in December, as 5,600 jobs were added.

Gas averaging $2.44, but survey cites 86-cent range

State House News Service |

The average price of gas in Massachusetts dropped five cents in the last week, AAA reported Monday, even as the national average price for gas inched up for the first time in months.

WRA to discuss Union Station leases for nanobrewery, arcade bar

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority on Friday will discuss two leases for a nanobrewery and arcade bar for vacant retail space in Union Station.

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