In the first nine days that it was open, gamblers lost almost $10 million to the first full-scale casino to open under Massachusetts’ 2011 expanded gaming law.
Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday afternoon declared a state of emergency in the wake of a series of gas fires and explosions in the Merrimack Valley, handing over control of the response to Eversource in place of the local utility that Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera said had been “hiding from the problem.”
Median household income in Massachusetts rose by less than 1 percent in 2017, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data, while the state’s poverty rate was flat and there was an uptick in people without health insurance.
In the small town of Sherborn, a shipment of co-mingled recyclables now costs the town 30 percent more than simply hauling it away as trash. It’s a financial reality that has Town Manager David Williams concerned.
The eight-and-a-half year run during which Massachusetts employers were more bullish about the state economy than the U.S. economy ended in August and analysts said the change says more about the national economy.
Insurance agents in Massachusetts employed more than 9,000 full-time workers in 2017, paying out about $714 million in salaries and another $107 million in benefits, including health insurance and pension payments, a new survey found.
While lawmakers still haven’t decided how to allocate the fiscal 2018 surplus, Massachusetts taxpayers continue to deliver revenue to Beacon Hill at levels higher than state government leaders forecast.
With newly-awarded federal funds, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth plans to study the marine science and technology economy on the South Coast with a goal of marketing that area as a “blue economy corridor.”
A handful of the marijuana businesses granted provisional licenses have informed the Cannabis Control Commission they are ready to be inspected, one of the final steps before retail sales of marijuana, approved by voters almost two years ago, can begin.
Redevelopment visions in Chelsea, Fitchburg, Lawrence and Worcester will be advanced with the aid of four point people introduced Tuesday by the state’s economic development agency.
For the first time in three years, Massachusetts taxpayers may be in line for another slight income tax cut in January 2019 after tax revenue growth in fiscal 2018 exceeded the threshold needed to meet the first trigger for a reduction.
More than one-third of all venture capital money invested in biopharmaceutical companies last year went to Massachusetts companies, with the bulk of those dollars headed to companies in Cambridge and nearby, according to a new industry report.
With the fate of an Airbnb taxation bill still in limbo, new data from the online home and apartment rental website reveals that Massachusetts may have left at least $2.28 million in tax revenue on the table this summer season from rentals just on the Cape and Islands.
Hoping to increase the pool of people who choose accounting as a profession, a trade group is launching an early college academy at Haverhill High School that will enable students to earn up to 12 college credits through UMass Lowell.
State Lottery officials resolved Tuesday to press ahead with an expedited search for a new South Shore regional office and distribution center after terms of an agreement to keep some Lottery operations at its soon-to-be former Braintree headquarters changed.
Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation authorizing over $2.4 billion in capital allocations for investments in safeguarding residents, municipalities and businesses from the impacts of climate change, protecting environmental resources and improving recreational opportunities.
The Boston Transportation Department on Tuesday opened a newly built public plaza in Downtown Crossing.
MGM Springfield opened to the public Friday, adding another resort casino to the New England gaming landscape, and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes that run Connecticut’s casinos are planning to move forward with their own casino about 15 miles away.
Seat belts saved an estimated 115 lives in Massachusetts in 2016, and 45 more could have been saved if 100 percent of drivers and passengers buckled up, according to data released Wednesday.
The MBTA and Keolis plan to launch an eight-week improvement project along the Worcester Line later this week, work that will require changes to the line’s schedule and will delay evening rush hour and weekend trains.