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Over the last year, since the Supreme Court ruling, there's been an increase in patients coming to New England for an abortion. In Connecticut, more providers who are not OB-GYNs are trained to perform early-term abortions to help meet the demand. State leaders are also proposing expanding access to contraceptive pills and funding for those traveli…
High blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer” because it can suddenly rise to dangerous levels without causing pain or other symptoms. A program at Boston Medical Center sends pregnant patients home with blood pressure cuffs, and closely monitors their readings everyday — all to improve their health and reduce racial and ethnic dispar…
Boston has more than 900 electric vehicle chargers, and most are concentrated downtown. Neighborhoods like Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roslindale and parts of Dorchester could be considered charging deserts. The city has relied largely on private companies to decide where chargers go. But it’s also installing EV chargers in city-owned lots.…
People 21 and older will be able to bet on professional and college sports games at Everett's Encore Boston Harbor, the MGM in Springfield, and Plainridge Park Casino. People can also bet on awards shows like the Oscars and Emmys.द्वारा WBUR
Boston officials say the killing of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols in Memphis underscores the importance of moving forward with police reforms here. Community advocates say there’s much more work to do.द्वारा WBUR
Massachusetts Republicans failed to field a single successful candidate for statewide office last November, and now the party finds itself at a crossroads. GOP Chairman Jim Lyons wants a third term as party leader. But there is discontent among some Republicans, who reject his strategy.द्वारा WBUR
As of January 31, Massachusetts will allow legalized sports betting in casinos, with legal mobile sports gambling set to follow a few weeks after. Rachel Volberg, a professor and researcher, discusses the what new social risks may come along with the new era of gambling in the state.द्वारा WBUR
City officials are working on a plan to redevelop Mattapan, beautify its main square, attract more businesses and add housing. And they're hoping to do all this without displacing the neighborhood's existing residents, who are mostly people of color.द्वारा WBUR
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu took some big swings during her first State of the City address on Wednesday, including fundamental changes to how construction is done in the city and a push to bring back a modified form of capping rent increases.द्वारा WBUR
Gov. Maura Healey laid the groundwork for a comprehensive housing policy during her campaign. On Friday, she made the topic one of the first she's tackled in office, announcing a working group to develop a cabinet-level housing office for her administration.द्वारा WBUR
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