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MASS. GOV. Charlie Baker delivered the State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday evening. / COURTESY OFFICE OF CHARLIE BAKER

Gov. Baker outlines goals in State of Commonwealth address

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker said he wants to dramatically reduce the state's reliance on polluting fuels while expanding housing opportunities and upgrading...
THE MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved a series of resolutions directing the MBTA to start working on a multi-billion dollar overhaul of the commuter rail. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

MBTA planning on multibillion-dollar commuter rail overhaul

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is planning to spend $10 billion to $28 billion on updates to the commuter rail. The Boston...

MBTA Control Board votes to raise fares

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders taking the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority commuter rail to and from the Boston area will have to pay more starting...

Boston rents boost Providence’s appeal

Renowned for its prestigious universities, historical significance and sports fanaticism, Boston seemingly has something to offer everyone – except maybe a place to live....
THE MBTA has proposed across-the-board fare increases, including commuter rail monthly pass costs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Will the proposed MBTA fare increase for the train to Boston...

The question is simple. Will a $300 a year increase in monthly pass fares for the Providence (or T.F. Green or Wakefield) to Boston...
THE MBTA has proposed across-the-board fare increases, including commuter rail monthly pass costs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

MBTA fare-increase proposal would raise commuter rail travel costs

PROVIDENCE – The proposed fare increase for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority would increase fares for monthly pass customers of the commuter rail from...
AN OPPORTUNE TIME: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien speaks at the Slater Mill about the need to develop a comprehensive plan for redevelopment after the Pawtucket Red Sox announced the team was leaving the city. Seated at left is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who said the state would work to build tools to help Pawtucket and Central Falls, which will have a new transit center built less than a mile from the historic site.  
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

With bus/train station coming, redevelopment focus for Pawtucket, Central Falls must...

More than a decade after it was first discussed, ground was broken for a commuter train and bus station in Pawtucket earlier this month,...
ALL ONBOARD? The planned location of the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Commuter Rail Station is near the small structure on the left side of the tracks and runs across the tracks on both sides. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket-Central Falls transit hub breaks ground

PAWTUCKET – Back in 2005, the city of Pawtucket began discussions with R.I. Department of Transportation about adding a commuter rail stop. More than...
HOPKINS HILL ROAD in Coventry was beginning to be covered in snow despite the efforts of plow trucks early on Tuesday. The nor'easter that is hitting New England is still expected to dump upwards of a foot of show or more in the region. / PBN PHOTO/ROB BORKOWSKI

Raimondo, state officials urge safety as latest nor’easter commences

PROVIDENCE — Calling it a “very serious storm,” Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the media at the R.I. Emergency Management Agency in Cranston Tuesday...
FRIDAY'S STORM has already caused power outages in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is expected to intensify throughout the course of the day. / COURTESY NWS

Storm rolls over R.I. causing power outages, threatening flooding

PROVIDENCE -  High wind warnings and flood advisories have been issued for all of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., by the National Weather...

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