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‘Wakeup call’: Braintree chemical fire, Ohio derailment show need for stronger emergency planning, experts say

The fire at a waste disposal facility in Braintree, coming on the heels of the Feb. 3 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, showed how towns left to clean up the mess from chemical accidents are not always prepared.

Records show Healey interviewed candidate for T general manager in February

Governor Maura Healey’s daily schedules indicate she may be getting closer to naming the next head of the embattled MBTA.

Healey asks Legislature for $20 million to help alleviate MBTA hiring woes

“A safe, efficient, and reliable MBTA is also essential to our economy and our future as a commonwealth,” Governor Maura Healey wrote in a letter to lawmakers Friday.

State auditor readying probe into use of nondisclosure agreements across state government

The audit is expected to cut across an array of state agencies, and could realize the former lawmaker’s long-sought goal of detailing the extent that agencies have relied on nondisclosure, nondisparagement, and other agreements in settlements.

Two months in, Healey faces a familiar challenge for past governors: an MBTA in disarray

While the new governor says she now owns the T, some advocates believe she could be more vocal by forcibly calling out the problems and her plans to address them.

Roundhouse’s clinical services at Mass. and Cass will be funded through July

Clinical services for homeless people and those struggling with addiction at the Roundhouse hotel, located in the thick of Mass. and Cass, will continue through July, pushing back the initial shutdown by several months, officials said Wednesday.

With March Madness set to begin, Charlie Baker discusses new job as NCAA president on CNN

Former Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, who recently started his new job as president of the NCAA, said Tuesday that the body is making strides in leveling the playing field between investments in women’s and men’s college sports.

Jan. 6, Breonna Taylor, and vaccines: Details emerge about 3 Boston police officers who were fired

Mayor Michelle Wu said she was not involved in the termination decisions but she framed them as necessary to uphold the standards of Boston's police department.