Unionized nurses at a Western Massachusetts hospital have reached a contract deal with management after about 18 months of contentious negotiations and a pair of one-day strikes.
Legislation that would allow firearms to be taken from people who show unstable or potentially dangerous behavior is moving forward at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
A Massachusetts Senate committee is urging the chamber to toughen its sexual harassment policies.
The planned creation of 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind power should create over 3,000 “job years” during construction over the next 10 years and generate between $675 million and $800 million in direct economic output in Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts House has passed its version of a $41 billion state budget.
Police in Massachusetts are warning residents to watch out for a person posing as a city employee in order to steal from people’s homes.
Italian casual dining chain Bertucci’s has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closed 15 restaurants.
The Berkshire Eagle reports Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. has purchased a Revolutionary War-era home on 18 acres in Great Barrington.
Massachusetts marijuana regulators plan to begin accepting applications for commercial pot businesses next month.
A Massachusetts woman who pretended to have cancer and stole nearly $1 million from an acquaintance that she used to buy jewelry, furs and a vacation has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
The insurer Cigna will spend about $52 billion to acquire the nation’s biggest pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, the latest in a string of proposed tie-ups as health care’s bill payers attempt to get a grip on rising costs.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are giving Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology $30 million to help improve the literacy skills of elementary school students across the nation.
Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée has sued the estates of three men the former New England Patriots player was charged with killing in an effort to ensure their daughter benefits from the sale of the ex-NFL star’s home.
Massachusetts tax collections for January have come in above expectations.
Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase, to create a company that helps their U.S. employees find quality care “at a reasonable cost.”
U.S. mayors increasingly view climate change as a pressing urban issue, so much so that many advocate policies that could inconvenience residents or even hurt their cities financially.
General Electric is taking a $6.2 billion after-tax charge in the fourth quarter tied to its review and reserve testing of GE Capital’s runoff insurance portfolio. GE Capital will also suspend its dividend to GE for the foreseeable future.
Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration has released $100 million, much of it targeted for human services programs, six months after the heavily Democratic Legislature mandated the spending.
The state’s commuter rail operator is defending its handling of an incident in which a car broke free from a moving train.
A man has been sentenced to serve over 3 ½ years in federal prison for a series of bank robberies in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.