Massachusetts is now the only New England state with a COVID-19 transmission rate that indicates rapid spread of the coronavirus, according to a website that has been compiling state data and tracking transmission trends.
State and federal leaders will unveil a landmark agreement Tuesday to demolish the two aging bridges spanning the Cape Cod Canal and transfer ownership of their replacements to Massachusetts.
The MBTA lags behind several peer agencies in its preparedness to minimize COVID-19 risks as public activity resumes, falling short in both long-term planning and mandating safe rider practices despite success in cleaning and workforce management, according to an analysis by a business-backed group.
Business confidence in Massachusetts rebounded in June in lockstep with the reopening of economic sectors that had been sealed off by government order to guard against the spread of COVID-19.
All undergraduate and graduate courses at Harvard University will be taught online this fall, and the school will open campus to house up to 40 percent of its maximum capacity in dormitories, officials announced Monday.
Massachusetts will move into the third phase of its gradual plan to revive public activity in most of the state on Monday, allowing gyms, museums, movie theaters and more to resume some operations even as COVID cases surge in other parts of the country.
Amid a national recession and widespread unemployment linked to the pandemic, Metro Housing|Boston set a record in June for distribution of housing assistance.
With the clock ticking for potential legislative action to extend housing relief measures, sponsors of a new bill aimed at preserving a mandatory pause on housing removals highlighted support and strategies on Thursday.
Restaurants in Massachusetts have been allowed to welcome diners back to their patios and dining rooms, but some restaurateurs still have their eye on a relief bill that’s pending before the state Senate.
Grants of up to $100,000 to plan, develop and build out collaborative workspaces are up for grabs again under a program that has dished out $8.4 million to 136 applicants during its first four rounds of activity.
Encore Boston Harbor, the $2.6 billion resort casino in Everett, said Monday that it is placing about 3,000 of its employees on an indefinite furlough as it prepares to reopen under guidelines that limit the resort’s occupancy.
House and Senate leaders reached an agreement Thursday to keep the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board in place for another year.
Courthouses in Massachusetts will reopen to the public on July 13 for limited purposes, with the courts continuing to conduct most business virtually.
The growth of rideshare trips taken in Massachusetts decelerated in 2019, but the roughly 91.1 million trips taken with services like Lyft and Uber generated more than $18.2 million in assessment fees for the state and local governments.
The gradual reopening of the economy in Massachusetts has led to employees feeling more stable in their jobs and financial situations over the past month, according to a new Suffolk University poll for WGBH News, the State House News Service, The Boston Globe, and MassLive.
In the wake of widespread pushback against earlier proposals, state transportation officials floated a new design Monday for a landmark Allston infrastructure project that they will consider alongside two other options as a key deadline approaches.
The push to make Juneteenth a state holiday has backing from the House’s top Democrat.
Restaurants that have been serving patrons on patios and sidewalks for the past two weeks are now able to welcome diners indoors beginning today as Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday that he was triggering the next stage of his economic reopening plan.
Bus passengers on nine MBTA routes will now be able to check their phones or computers ahead of time to get a sense of what crowds they will face during their travel.
State universities in Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Salem, Westfield and Worcester plan in September to bring students back to campuses, where they are scheduled to return to dorms and attend on-campus classes as the state copes with the uncertainties posed by COVID-19.