BOSTON — There were five "key themes" listed on the poster board next to Gov. Charlie Baker as he introduced a sweeping health care bill on Friday afternoon, including one that is also supported by an executive order the governor signed the same day.

NEWBURYPORT — Opt Out Newburyport, a group asking residents to vote “yes” on Nov. 5 to ban retail marijuana stores in the community, is under fire for claiming city government has “aligned” with its mission and for allegedly placing political signs on public property.

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[Story Developing] A Superior Court judge on Monday allowed Gov. Charlie Baker's ban on the retail sale of vaping products to remain in place, but set deadlines for the administration to amend its order to allow for greater public feedback.

BOSTON — There were five "key themes" listed on the poster board next to Gov. Charlie Baker as he introduced a sweeping health care bill on Friday afternoon, including one that is also supported by an executive order the governor signed the same day.

NEWBURYPORT — Opt Out Newburyport, a group asking residents to vote “yes” on Nov. 5 to ban retail marijuana stores in the community, is under fire for claiming city government has “aligned” with its mission and for allegedly placing political signs on public property.

NEWBURYPORT — A local company that makes chemicals for the pharmaceutical industry recently reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that included paying a $50,210 fine after being cited for violating federal and state hazardous waste laws.

HARTFORD, Conn. — The weather was calm and clear at the time of a deadly B-17 crash at a Connecticut airport, and tests on the airplane’s fuel did not turn up any sign of debris or contamination, federal investigators said Tuesday.

Seagull spotters from the public have reported sightings of Appledore gulls as far away as Texas, Indiana and Florida. Most are spotted closer to home.

BOSTON  – Robert DeSalvio, the man who led Wynn Resorts' Boston-area enterprise from its earliest days through the first few months of operations at Encore Boston Harbor, is stepping down from his position and the company, Wynn Resorts announced.

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It’s a beach day on Plum Island, the temperature flirting with 80 degrees three days before fall.

BOSTON — The state health department on Wednesday reported 10 new cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury and the health commissioner said officials remain unable to pinpoint the exact cause of the outbreak of illnesses.

BOSTON (AP) — Federal officials released three of six detainee connected to a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's practice of targeting for deportation immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. citizens through marriage on Thursday.

BOSTON — Both locally and nationally, the life sciences and prescription drug sectors are pushing back in the wake of another report showing drug costs are helping to drive overall health care costs higher.

BOSTON — An environmental group is taking the Baker administration to court over its decision to temporarily lift restrictions on the carpool lane along Interstate 93 to ease traffic congestion.

ROWLEY — A Dodge Road resident wants the selectmen to take a deliberate approach when they review a proposed horse racing track proposed on 284 acres in town.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A judge made several errors when he threw out video evidence allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft twice paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor, prosecutors argued in a court document, keeping alive their case against one of the NFL’s most prom…

ROWLEY – Two days after the commuter rail station was evacuated after a used pressure cooker was left on a bench, causing delays up and down the MBTA's Newburyport/Rockport line, the town's police chief said his department knows where the item came from, but not who placed it on the bench.

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BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday declared a public health emergency on vaping and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and marijuana infused vape products.

ROWLEY — A local investment firm plans to build a $60 million horse racing track on land off Route 133 and expects to lay out details for the Board of Selectmen Monday night.

IPSWICH –  Cities and towns across the North Shore are on alert for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) after health officials confirmed the ninth case of the virus in the state hit an Essex County man in his 70s.

BOSTON — Package stores are gearing up for what could be a costly ballot battle with a multinational convenience store chain that wants to lift the state’s decades-old restrictions on alcohol licenses.

BOSTON — There are more than 3,600 veterans attending public higher education institutions in Massachusetts, and a state lawmaker from Westford is pitching a bill he says will help those students and active-duty military members transition to life on campus.

As officials warn about the significant risks Massachusetts faces from Eastern equine encephalitis, this year's first case of another illness often transmitted by mosquitoes, West Nile virus, has been confirmed.

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BOSTON — Under fire for its role in the opioid epidemic, the company that makes and sells OxyContin has reportedly agreed to a settlement with 22 state attorneys general and thousands of municipalities, but not Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who is pledging to continue her figh…

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New audit results suggest state regulators have not properly prioritized and conduct investigations of cases of alleged mistreatment of nursing home residents in Massachusetts, prompting a call for change from from Auditor Suzanne Bump.

BOSTON — State cannabis regulators halted all business of a licensee that has locations in Sheffield and Attleboro as they investigate an owner who "allegedly conspired to evade Commonwealth licensing and drug laws, thereby posing an imminent danger to public health, safety, and welfare."

BOSTON — Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia II, who was indicted less than a year ago on federal fraud charges, was arrested again Friday for allegedly extorting marijuana vendors, seeking a bribe from a local business owner and demanding kickbacks from his top aide.

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, who has been open to raising taxes, on Friday outlined a new tax relief proposal that his administration says will benefit 1 million taxpayers with dependents.

NEWBURYPORT — The city celebrated the return of William Shuttleworth Thursday morning after his 3,000-mile walk across the country in support of the nation’s veterans.

BOSTON — Jobs in the solar energy industry in Massachusetts are declining despite efforts to ramp up renewable energy to meet legal climate change mandates, according to industry insiders who are calling for major changes in state laws to get the sector's growth back on track.

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