The economy dominated the first debate of the Massachusetts gubernatorial race, as the top three candidates staked out their positions on the state’s budget crisis.
Alcohol charges will be brought against eight Boston College students whose vehicle collided with a Green Line trolley on Sunday. The trolley, headed outbound on the B line, struck the Jeep at about 30 mph after it cut in front of the moving train at around midnight.
Massachusetts Treasurer candidate Steve Grossman brought his campaign message of putting the state “on the road to financial stability” to Boston University on Thursday.
A spate of layoffs has left four percent of all Shaw’s Supermarkets’ employees without jobs. The supermarket chain, which employs more than 25,000 people in 176 locations across New England, started downsizing earlier this month, just weeks after workers went on strike throughout the region.