Some say Civil Service is the way to rid government of patronage hiring. But is the cure worse than the disease?
Under its first Latino mayor, the Merrimack Valley city is struggling to get back on its feet. Between a bad economy, political infighting, and a long history of civic malaise it won't be easy.
Dan Winslow, a veteran Massachusetts Republican turned freshman state rep, is shaking up the State House with a flurry of policy proposals and a scathing critique of the Beacon Hill status quo.
The new prix fixe system for health care reimbursement is getting a try-out in Lowell, but key details are still murky
The Massachusetts congressional delegation is usually in sync with environmentalists, but not on fishing limits
Clerk-magistrates, with lifetime tenure and no mandatory retirement age, rule the roost in Massachusetts courthouses.
How public sector unions became the bête noire of uneasy times