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A powerful Nor’easter storm brought some of the highest tides on record to Massachusetts—and they’re a taste of what’s to come.
Before citizens can help the city keep fire hydrants and catch basins clear of snow, they first need to know where they’re located.
It’s the latest way the Bay State has assisted the U.S. territories in the wake of the destruction brought by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
A repeat of the 1755 Cape Ann quake could devastate one of the nation’s oldest cities. But the costs of strengthening vulnerable buildings and infrastructure may not be worth it.
Residents will soon be able to describe their problem in a sentence or less and have case types suggested to them.
Three Republicans and two Democrats teamed up to urge the Senate to act quickly.
Community solar can drastically expand the base of people and business that can access solar power. But regulating the evolving industry is tricky.
- By The Pew Charitable Trusts
“To be a strong city, we must learn to understand one another, break down the systemic racism of our history, and advocate for the rights of every Bostonian,” Mayor Marty Walsh said.
New Bedford, Mass., Mayor Jonathan Mitchell pushes for infrastructure investments and a better business climate.
In a guest article, the district attorney in Essex County, Massachusetts, details a local effort to offer treatment on demand to non-violent offenders rather than prosecuting them.
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Service-sector work in health care and education is replacing manufacturing.
The lockboxes envisioned for Cambridge are designed to make it easier for bystanders to act quickly if they were to come upon someone experiencing an overdose emergency.
“We’re trying to establish a culture where the default for datasets is trying to make things open data,” said the city’s chief data officer.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: N.C. governor releases spending plan; Oklahoma’s earthquake risk in 2017; and was a Michigan city built with Confederate gold?
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Broadband-digging fines in Charlotte; Rhode Island’s governor defends free-tuition plan; and Newark’s mayor has a message about being “the next Brooklyn.”
“We see it as building as many different modes to match the needs of our customers as possible,” according to the MBTA’s transportation innovation director.
The first iteration will rely on hospital claims data to infer the average costs of various medical procedures.
“Transportation agencies know surprisingly little about the people and places that they serve…” said MassDOT’s secretary at a Brookings Institution event in Washington, D.C.
Consumers increasingly are demanding farmers change the way they raise livestock and poultry. But some farmers are pushing for laws to let them continue doing business as usual.
- By The Pew Charitable Trusts
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