A post-apartheid promise that hasn’t been realized was housing for all, or at least for more. Many South Africans still lack homes, with some pushed out of the temporary structures they build.
The incoming president of the University of Massachusetts, Marty Meehan, met Tuesday with Governor Charlie Baker for the first time since Meehan was chosen to lead the five-campus system.
Boston 2024 says it wants to collect signatures to put a referendum on the ballot, asking Massachusetts residents if they want to host the Olympics.
Massachusetts is making $30 million available to cities and towns to help fill potholes and make other repairs to roads after a brutal winter.
Right now, there’s no state law prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, though several cities and towns have their own age restrictions.
Among the challenges: hundreds of families housed by the state in hotels and motels. This week, Baker proposed in his budget a $20 million fund to keep low-income families off the streets. And he announced an overall shift in policy.