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Baker vows big changes in DCF policies, independent investigation of Bella Bond case

Governor Charlie Baker promised system-wide reform in DCF as well as an independent investigation into the Bella Bond case.Baker and the frontline of Child Protection Workers are on the offense, taking aim at reforming the Department of Children and Families following a laundry-list of mishaps,...

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:19pm

Experts shoveling suggestions for North-South Rail Link, other T improvement ideas

The idea of building a tunnel under a tunnel through downtown Boston might give people flashbacks of the horrors and hassells of the Big Dig.But experts say that tunneling under Boston to link the two major rail hubs in the North-South Station Rail Link would not disrupt life on the surface or in...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:24pm

Choppers soar over Boston as city welcomes nation's most decorated veterans

Blackhawk helicopters were circling Boston Wednesday as the city hosted some of the nation’s most decorated war heroes.The city was the site of the annual convention for recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the most prominent decoration given to service men and women in the United States...

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 8:07pm

Former govs push Baker on $2-$4 billion North-South Station link

North and South Station are almost a mile and a half apart as the crow flies.But commuters who travel from one major transit hub to the other know timing that the Red Line at South Station to Downtown Crossing, then switching to the Green or Orange Line and arriving at North Station to catch a rush...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 7:14pm

Baker: All hands on deck following death of toddler in DCF care

Governor Charlie Baker called for “all hands on deck” in the investigation of the death of a toddler in a foster home in Auburn.The Department of Children and Families said that the foster mother of the deceased and of another child who is in intensive care is cooperating with the authorities as...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 3:08am

Mass. governor has $83 million MBTA winter plan

Keeping up the pressure on lawmakers to act on his MBTA management reform proposal, Gov. Charlie Baker rolled out a plan Thursday to invest $83 million to improve the system's winter preparedness with purchases of new track heaters, snow netting and other equipment.The Massachusetts Bay...

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 10:06pm

Gov. Charlie Baker's plan for a haircut next Tuesday is all the buzz

Next Tuesday, everyone is going to be talking about Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s hair.That’s because he’s shaving it all off. Well, not exactly. He’s getting a military-style buzzcut and the reason we care is because its all for a good cause -- part of a $2.5 fundraising drive for the Dana-...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:53pm