Rhode Island-based retail pharmacy giant CVS is launching a program to require testing of all the vitamins and supplements it sells, aiming to make sure — and assure customers — that they contain what they say they do.

“To our knowledge, this is the first time that any national retailer is requiring all vitamins and supplements to undergo third-party testing, in order to be sold on our shelves,” says CVS Senior Vice President George Coleman.

More than 1,400 vitamins and supplements from 152 brands have now undergone testing, CVS says.

Okane Hall at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Some colleges and universities across the country have taken a more egalitarian approach to admissions: removing students' ability to pay from their decisions. But College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, has inched back in that direction.

Northampton, Massachusetts, is host to a retail marijuana shop. Consuming pot in public is illegal in the state.
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Northampton, Massachusetts, has had a retail marijuana shop for more than six months, but the city's police have written just one ticket for public consumption.

More than 30,000 Stop & Shop employees went back to work Monday in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island after an 11-day strike.

Has crawling along I-93 made you think of relocating? What about being stalled somewhere on the Orange Line?

If so, you’re not alone.

Greater Boston is growing, but the region’s struggles moving its residents around are causing a sizable number of them to consider leaving the area.

Among Massachusetts voters who live within Route 128 and work full time, a third say that delays on the roads or on public transit have caused them to consider moving out of Greater Boston altogether.