Massachusetts Nurses Association president Donna Kelly-Williams speaks in favor of the statewide ballot question.
Chris Triunfo / State House News Service

A Massachusetts ballot initiative on nurse staffing ratios would cost hundreds of millions of dollars a year, according to an estimate issued Wednesday by a state panel.

The Hartford Women's Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

New rules go into effect on October 1 on crisis pregnancy centers in Hartford, Connecticut.

Hepatitis A is a viral infection that affects the liver and can cause fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, stomach pain and nausea, among other symptoms.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

A public health alert about an outbreak of hepatitis A among the homeless and people addicted to drugs went out from Massachusetts health officials Monday.

Mosquito Tests Positive For EEE Virus In Massachusetts

Sep 20, 2018
 Close up of a female mosquito.
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A mosquito in Massachusetts has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis for the first time this year, according to the state Department of Public Health.

Lab test results amid a mold outbreak at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, Massachusetts. The outbreak delayed the start of school.
Quaboag Regional School District

Students at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, Massachusetts, are back in class after a mold outbreak delayed the start of the new school year by almost two weeks.