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LGBTQ Youth Commission offers 330-page report
05-28-2024 2:59 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Citing escalating attacks against LGBTQ youth in Massachusetts and across the country, a commission released recommendations Tuesday for the Legislature, Gov. Maura Healey and state agencies to bolster child welfare, public health, education,...

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New national campaign targets online exploitation of children
04-17-2024 2:27 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — A new national public awareness campaign aims to enlist more people, including kids and big tech companies, to crack down on online child sexual exploitation and abuse, crimes that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security say are reaching...


Blue envelope program offered for Massachusetts drivers on autism spectrum
04-10-2024 11:59 AM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Massachusetts State Police have begun implementing a program to improve interactions with people on the autism spectrum, building upon legislation that won Senate approval in January and remains before a House committee.Participating drivers...


New spending bill looks to resolve ‘vital’ program shortfalls
03-19-2024 2:59 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — With funding for “vital” human services and early education programs running low, Gov. Maura Healey filed a nearly $535 million supplemental budget Monday afternoon to address the shortfalls and to shore up funding for safety-net...


Healey starts push to end homelessness among veterans
03-07-2024 11:45 AM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Gov. Maura Healey announced a $20 million campaign Tuesday to end veteran homelessness as she lamented the hundreds of former Massachusetts service members who have nowhere to call home.The governor said the effort, funded primarily through...


Healey wants $1 billion each for life sciences, climate tech
03-01-2024 10:58 AM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

Filling in some blanks on her economic development plans, Gov. Maura Healey said Thursday she wants to reauthorize the life sciences initiative at $1 billion for the next decade, and launch a separate $1 billion, 10-year climate tech initiative that...


Mass. Republicans dispute Trump’s unity claim
02-27-2024 11:14 AM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

In South Carolina, former President Donald Trump notched another primary victory Saturday as he seeks the GOP presidential nomination, declaring afterwards that he has never seen Republicans “so unified.”But do Republicans here in Massachusetts feel...


Bill targets underenrollment disparities in AP courses
01-31-2024 4:53 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Aiming to strengthen participation in advanced classes among Black and Latino high school students, lawmakers sought to build momentum Tuesday for a framework that would streamline how public colleges accept AP credits.Redrafted legislation...


Taxes on hotels, meals, vehicles could rise under Healey plan
01-22-2024 3:30 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Days before unveiling her fiscal year 2025 budget plan and with state tax collections weakening, Gov. Maura Healey announced her intention to boost state aid to cities and towns and give municipalities the ability to raise certain taxes.The...


Library pilot expanding to Pioneer Valley transit riders
12-29-2023 10:44 AM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

Public transit riders without library cards in the Pioneer Valley can now access online materials, including e-books and audiobooks, as they wait for their buses as part of a growing initiative that launched in Boston this year.The “Browse, Borrow,...


House approves paid time off for Election Day voting
12-17-2023 2:02 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Seeking to remove more barriers to voting, the House approved legislation last week allowing employees to take paid time off on Election Day to cast their ballots in person.Without discussion, lawmakers passed the bill (H 4217) during an...


Aid in dying forces try again, with Healey on their side
10-23-2023 11:50 AM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Grieving family members who have watched the agonizing, slow deaths of their loved ones clashed Friday with members of the disability community and conservative groups over the prospect of legalizing medical aid in dying, resurfacing...


Bills look to address ‘glaring omission’ preventing spouses from being paid caregivers
10-17-2023 4:53 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

People could be paid to act as caregivers to spouses with disabilities under proposals promoted at a legislative hearing Monday to address the state’s shortage of personal care attendants.A slew of family members — including children, grandparents,...


State summit targets sources of loneliness in all ages
09-28-2023 5:00 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Aiming to foster more connected communities across Massachusetts and staunch the negative health outcomes that can result from social isolation, service providers and advocacy groups gathered virtually on Thursday as part of their ongoing...


Feds delivering $1.9M for migrant housing
08-20-2023 7:16 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Nearly $2 million in federal funds will flow into Massachusetts and Boston city coffers to tackle the migrant housing crisis, with the money arriving just over a week after Gov. Maura Healey declared a state of emergency due to strained...


Campbell: Immigrant work approvals ‘needlessly delayed’ by feds
08-17-2023 12:10 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Attorney General Andrea Campbell and 18 of her counterparts from around the country urged the federal government Wednesday to expedite the work authorization process for immigrants, who are experiencing “incredibly long waits” spanning 10...


Report: Antisemitism, white supremacy on rise in Mass.
05-24-2023 12:13 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — As antisemitic attacks and white supremacist activity escalate in Massachusetts, the Anti-Defamation League is imploring Beacon Hill policymakers to pass legislation to crack down on hate crimes and online harassment.Massachusetts logged the...


Bill would deploy tree canopies in climate fight
05-08-2023 1:51 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Tree canopies shading Massachusetts cities and towns could grow dramatically, particularly in environmental justice communities where there’s currently scant coverage, under a legislative proposal to launch a municipal reforestation...


Report eyes path to aid those without health insurance
04-28-2023 11:11 AM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Thousands of Massachusetts residents from marginalized backgrounds could gain health insurance coverage should policymakers move to expand eligibility criteria for state-subsidized plans and remove administrative hurdles, a report released...

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