Proponents are pushing for higher standards in state school police regulations > Massachusetts

Youth advocates on Tuesday criticized new regulations proposed by the state’s Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission, saying they weren’t doing enough to ensure students weren’t unfairly criminalized by school police. Leon Smith, executive director of Citizens for Juvenile Justice, shared his concern that the proposal does not explicitly define the role of “school resource … Read more

Northeast Hospital has to pay $1.9 million after failing to keep accurate records of opioid inventory > Massachusetts

Northeast Hospital Corporation, which operates facilities across Massachusetts, has agreed to pay $1.9 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations that it failed to keep accurate records of controlled substances. The case surfaced when Northeast discovered this in 2018 an employee had stolen more than 17,000 units of controlled substances. “The settlement resolves allegations that … Read more

Student loan repayment program open for healthcare workers in Massachusetts > Massachusetts

Some healthcare workers in Massachusetts get a big thank you from the state in the form of student loan repayments. According to the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, if eligible, clinicians and patient caregivers in areas struggling with staff shortages can receive anywhere from $25,000 to $300,000 in loan repayments. The MA Repayment Program … Read more

In a major policy shift, Massachusetts is giving marijuana growers permission to use certain pesticides > Massachusetts

“MDAR recognizes that the industry needs tools to combat pest problems,” an agency spokeswoman said in a brief statement. “By updating the Pesticides Directive and adding additional precautions, the new criteria will give the industry new tools to protect their crops while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and safety measures.” Get Metro Headlines The top … Read more

NFL player gives Massachusetts shout out, honoring late teammate > Massachusetts

Pat Freiermuth was born and raised in Merrimac, Massachusetts. He attended Pentucket Regional High School for his first two years of high school and then transferred to Brooks School in North Andover, MA. Why? Soccer. Pat’s athleticism, strong build, and quick agility made him an attractive football player that earned him a tight spot at … Read more

Here’s how to be a jerk around snowplows in Massachusetts > Massachusetts

It’s only a matter of time before snow falls fairly well in Massachusetts as we slowly but surely approach the colder temperatures of the first official days of winter. But with the snow comes these awesome people who are out on the streets trying to make the streets safer for you while they clear the … Read more

The Salem Company funneled more than $3 million in Massachusetts taxpayers’ money to its owner: Maura Healey > Massachusetts

A Salem company and its owners are accused of funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to themselves after failing to supply masks to the state at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to attorney generals in a new lawsuit against the company. Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday that AG’s office is suing Bedrock Group, … Read more

ShotSpotter selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for nationwide deployment of Coplink X > Massachusetts

ShotSpotter, Inc. Build momentum for new investigative solutions including Coplink X, ShotSpotter Investigateâ„¢ and ShotSpotter Gun Crime Managementâ„¢ FREMONT, California, Dec. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ShotSpotter, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSTI), a leading provider of precision policing technology solutions that enable law enforcement to more effectively respond to, investigate and deter crime, announced today, that it … Read more

ERA Key’s Whitinsville, Massachusetts Office Donates $7,866 to Area Charities – RISMedia > Massachusetts

ERA Key Realty Services, an ERA branded subsidiary in Massachusetts, announced that its Whitinsville office donated $7,866 to charities in the area this year, in addition to its volunteer work at various events. Donations made through the ERA Key Realty Services Charitable Trust Foundation benefited nine local charities and local schools. “We’re proud to do … Read more

4 Massachusetts restaurants are on Yelp’s list of the top 100 US restaurants for 2022 > Massachusetts

Massachusetts has much to offer the local foodie, but the mass-food scene has garnered national attention. The Yelpers have spoken – four Massachusetts restaurants have made it onto a list of America’s 100 Best Restaurants. Sarma in Somerville, Fox & the Knife in Boston, Prezza in Boston, and vegetarian and vegan restaurant Red Lentil in … Read more