(Boston, MA) — Gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley continues her campaign for an increase in the state’s minimum wage. Speaking Thursday to business leaders, Coakley said extreme income inequality threatens the very fabric of the Commonwealth. The minimum wage in Massachusetts now stands at eight-dollars-an-hour. Members of the business community have said they want any wage hike tied to unemployment reform.
Lightning is being blamed for a destructive house fire in Worthington.
Anti-pipeline marchers are expected to show up at the State House in Boston tomorrow.
Members of a tree removal company are safe after being trapped inside their truck in Deerfield.
The state legislature has designated volleyball the official recreational and team sport of Massachusetts.