(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.
The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.
Senator Stan Rosenberg says he has been working behind the scenes on the pipeline from the beginning
A stop for a broken tail light near the I-91 rotary revealed a quantity of heroin labeled "Dunkin Donuts"
A man who recognized her from a missing person's poster saw Spruell entering a Northampton home late last week and called her mother