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Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 27, 2021 7:19 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Keep the Trains and Buses Running The New York Times Jan. 21 The coronavirus pandemic is jeopardizing the long-term health of the public transit systems that provide a crucial circulatory system for major American cities...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Watertown, Mass.  Retiring Rep. Joe Kennedy III has used his farewell speech from Congress to deride the “great lie of our times” that the government lacks the resources and will to help people in need. The Massachusetts Democrat says the real problem is greed, not scarcity. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Ex-Rep. Kennedy launches group targeting 'unwinnable' races

Jan. 27, 2021 6:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III says he has no plans to run for office again anytime soon and has instead launched a new project aimed, in part, at supporting political races considered “unwinnable” by the Democratic Party. Kennedy — who opted not to seek reelection last...

San Jose Sharks center Ryan Donato, back, redirects a shot past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer and wide of the goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Latest: San José returning to Shark Tank in mid-February

Jan. 27, 2021 6:27 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The San José Sharks finally know when they are returning home. The team said Wednesday that it will return to the Shark Tank in San José for home games against Anaheim on Feb. 13 and 15 and play the remainder of the...

More virus vaccine doses could be coming for MA, Baker says

Jan. 27, 2021 5:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration is promising additional COVID-19 vaccine shots for states including Massachusetts, but hasn’t offered specific details about the exact size of the increase for each state or when the additional supply will be delivered, Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday. Baker...

Bill would penalize those who press others to die by suicide

Jan. 27, 2021 3:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A bill filed at the Massachusetts Statehouse would set new penalties for those who encourage others to die by suicide. The bill is a reaction to the case of Michelle Carter, a Massachusetts woman sentenced to 15 months in jail after she was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for...

National Grid requests increase in gas prices for repairs

Jan. 27, 2021 3:48 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — National Grid is seeking to raise rates for gas customers it serves in Massachusetts to invest in infrastructure repair. The utility's gas distribution companies, Colonial Gas and Boston Gas, have asked the Department of Public Utilities for approval to raise rates an average of 6.2% for...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his televised State of the Commonwealth address from his ceremonial Statehouse office on Tuesday evening, Jan. 26, 2021, in Boston. (Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

Massachusetts governor unveils $45.6B state budget proposal

Jan. 27, 2021 2:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a $45.6 billion state budget Wednesday for the 2022 fiscal year beginning July 1 — a slight decline in estimated spending compared to the current fiscal year as Beacon Hill works to get the budget process back on a more predictable path...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker delivers his televised State of the Commonwealth address from his ceremonial Statehouse office on Tuesday evening, Jan. 26, 2021, in Boston. (Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

GOP members seek to censure gov for supporting impeachment

Jan. 27, 2021 11:11 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Republicans in Massachusetts are seeking to censure Gov. Charlie Baker for supporting a second impeachment of former President Donald Trump. The Boston Herald reports that Geoff Diehl, the former co-chair of Trump's campaign in Massachusetts, wants the Republican governor to retract his...

Small Massachusetts medical facility to shut down in 2 years

Jan. 27, 2021 8:54 AM EST

WARE, Mass. (AP) — A small Massachusetts hospital will shut down in two years because it is just not seeing enough patients, the CEO of its parent company says. Operations at Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware will gradually be shifted to other facilities including Baystate Wing Hospital in...

Boston Bruins center Craig Smith raises his stick after scoring the game-winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during an overtime period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Boston. The Bruins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bruins beat Pens 3-2 on Smith OT goal with 11 seconds left

Jan. 26, 2021 10:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Craig Smith scored with 11 seconds left in overtime, and the Boston Bruins recovered after blowing a two-goal lead to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night. Brad Marchand had a short-handed goal and assisted on Nick Ritchie's goal to help the Bruins earn their third straight...