Mass. House counters Senate with its own police reform bill

BOSTON — House Speaker Robert DeLeo and top Democrats plan to seek a vote Wednesday on police reform legislation that makes good on the promise leaders made to Black and Latino lawmakers following the death of George Floyd, proposing a new system to license cops and...

House passes $1.1 billion budget to cover COVID-19 costs

BOSTON — A $1.1 billion budget bill is on its way to the Senate after the House passed the legislation Wednesday and added on an additional $17.5 million in COVID-19 spending. Passage of the legislation comes as Gov. Charlie Baker has poked lawmakers to quickly get it...

NEW Health to Offer COVID-19 Testing in the North End

Due to the efforts of Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, North End Waterfront (NEW) Health will begin offering COVID-19 testing to North End residents in the Nazzaro Center parking lot beginning June 30 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Testing will be conducted twice a week each Tuesday and...

House Passes Bill to Support Commonwealth’s Restaurants

The legislative package adopted this week aims to assist a sector that has been hard hit by COVID-19. The measures passed are intended to help restaurants weather the economic crisis in the wake of the pandemic. The package eases outdoor dining restrictions, expands...