Escape from MA

“ One does not simply walk into Massachusetts. Its black gates are guarded by more than just orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep. The great eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire, ash, and dust. The very air you breathe is a poisonous fume. Not with ten thousand men could you do this. It is folly.

Massachusetts Politics

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2018-09-25 09:29 EDT

We've seen the future of Massachusetts politics, and it's female
The Boston Globe
The future of politics in Massachusetts is female. I've thought that for a while, but Ayanna Pressley put an exclamation point on that sentence Tuesday night. Her landslide victory was also a message from the new guard in Massachusetts politics: Change ...
Ayanna Pressley's Victory: A Political Earthquake That Reflects a Changed Boston New York Times
Another Democratic incumbent upset by primary challenger -- this time in Massachusetts CNN
The Democratic Party Has Begun to Look More Like Its Voters - - - Twitter
2018-09-05 17:47 EDT

Politics In The News: Massachusetts Primary Election
DAVID GREENE, HOST: This is primary day in the state of Massachusetts, one of the last primaries ahead of the hugely consequential midterm elections this November. And in Massachusetts, many of the major national themes are on display. You have an ...

2018-09-04 06:36 EDT

The Asian-American wave in Massachusetts politics
The Boston Globe
Asian-Americans in Massachusetts have run for mayor (Sam Yoon, Boston), and some have even won (Lisa Wong, Fitchburg). They are city councilors (Nina Liang, Quincy; Michelle Wu, Boston), and lawmakers on Beacon Hill (Tackey Chan, Donald Wong).

2018-08-29 18:37 EDT

Dem Nominee for Mass. Governor Refuses to Explain How Much Policies Will Cost
Washington Free Beacon
Jay Gonzalez, the Democratic nominee for governor of Massachusetts, is refusing to elaborate on how much the new spending programs his campaign has proposed will cost taxpayers. Gonzalez has ... "He has every notion of raising taxes. He just isn't ...

2018-09-25 05:00 EDT

Elizabeth Warren wants Massachusetts voters to volunteer in the closest competitive House districts
Elizabeth Warren is rallying Massachusetts residents to get out the vote, and not just in their home state. With no Bay State congressional districts currently projected to be competitive this November, Warren is partnering with the progressive group ...

2018-09-24 15:30 EDT

First LGBT Chamber of Commerce launches in Massachusetts
BOSTON (WWLP) - A major milestone Monday by the LGBT community. Leaders of the LGBT community joined dozens of business owners at an event that launched the state's newest Chamber of Commerce. The only one of it's kind in the region, the ...

2018-09-24 19:40 EDT

Feds Praised Mass. Gas Pipe Line Inspectors Before Lawrence Explosions, But Questioned Staffing Levels
Last month, federal overseers gave Massachusetts utility regulators top marks on their ability to perform safety inspections on gas lines across all categories except one: the state did not have enough active inspectors in the field just three weeks ...

2018-09-24 20:46 EDT

Massachusetts to Hold Nation's First Statewide Vote on Transgender ...
In November, Massachusetts will hold the nation's first statewide vote on anti-discrimination protections for transgender people.

2018-09-24 03:03 EDT

Fans of Ranked Voting See an Opportunity in Massachusetts
New York Times
BOSTON — Nearly two weeks after voters went to the polls, Lori Trahan emerged Monday as the official winner of a 10-person Democratic primary for the congressional seat based in Lowell, Mass., held for a decade by Representative Niki Tsongas, who is ...

2018-09-17 18:22 EDT


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2018-09-25 09:29 EDT

MBTA plotting a bus map of the future
The Boston Globe
MBTA leaders have launched a review of the agency's bus network that could result in major changes to existing bus lines, including the addition of some new routes and the elimination of others. The redesign of the bus system is part of the ...
Dropped trips down as MBTA considers redesign of bus network The Patriot Ledger
MBTA: Our bus network isn't working CommonWealth magazine

2018-09-24 18:45 EDT

MBTA seeks 2 more years to make train safety improvements
The Patriot Ledger
BOSTON — The MBTA has requested an extension to 2020 for the federally-mandated implementation of anti-collision technology for the commuter rail network after demonstrating sufficient progress on certain lines, a milestone the T's general manager ...

2018-09-24 17:25 EDT

MBTA, Keolis make rail safety push
WCVB Boston
VIDEO: A renewed safety push from the MBTA and its partners. It's based on data that shows that every three hours a person or vehicle is struck by a train in the U.S.. Advertisement. MBTA, Keolis make rail safety push. Loading more articles ...
School Bus Driver Arrested After Allowing 3 Students To Drive In Valparaiso CBS Chicago

2018-09-24 12:36 EDT

Shirtless man spat on pregnant woman at Andrew Square MBTA station, police say
A shirtless man in red shorts spat in the face of pregnant woman in the Andrew Square MBTA station when she ignored his demands to pay his subway fare earlier, MBTA transit police said Monday. Police are asking for help identifying the man, who was ...
A man spat in a pregnant woman's face after she wouldn't pay his MBTA fare, police say
Police Looking For 'Lout' Who Spat In Pregnant Woman's Face At T Station CBS Boston

2018-09-24 13:01 EDT

New Boston bus routes under consideration as MBTA vows improvements
Curbed Boston
The agency does not plan to touch 15 key routes among the 175 that the MBTA operates now. Otherwise, though, everything else seems up for debate, per the Globe's Adam Vaccaro. That means those new routes are possible, and current routes could be ...

2018-09-25 08:57 EDT

MassDOT, MBTA, Keolis, and Transit Police to Partner with Massachusetts Operation Lifesaver to Raise Awareness Of ...
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the MBTA, Keolis Commuter Services, MBTA Transit Police (TPD), and others in partnership with Massachusetts Operation Lifesaver will participate in a series of educational initiatives ...
MBTA recognizes Rail Safety Week, raises awareness about being careful on tracks Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
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2018-09-24 14:10 EDT

Quincy councilors consider Penn's Hill parking restrictions
Wicked Local
City officials say their permit parking plan would stop the neighborhood from becoming a secondary MBTA parking lot once the pedestrian gate between Independence Avenue and the Quincy Adams T station opens later this year. QUINCY — Penn's Hill ...

2018-09-24 23:45 EDT

Red Line Train Evacuates At Central, But Smoke No Fire, Says MBTA
CAMBRIDGE, MA — Passengers were evacuated on a packed Red Line train Monday morning on the commute to work, and took to Twitter to prove it — and to express their dismay. The MBTA announced delays and said the train had a mechanical problem ...

2018-09-24 16:53 EDT

MBTA police: Man urinates on cruiser, rips off license plate
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
MALDEN (WHDH) - A Malden man is facing an array of charges after MBTA police say he damaged and urinated on a cruiser Thursday night. Officers responding to the Oak Grove Station for a report of person damaging vehicles in the parking lot observed a ...

2018-09-21 15:42 EDT

MBTA official wants changes to troubled Chelsea bus route
The Boston Globe
The MBTA's oversight board is slated to review transit issues in Chelsea next week, as a major bus route that connects the city of 40,000 to downtown Boston struggles with traffic, crowding, and cancellations. The 111 bus — the third most popular ...

2018-09-12 09:05 EDT

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2018-09-25 09:29 EDT

DA: Woman shot, killed by husband in Massachusetts; Suspect at large
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“The state police are requesting help from the public in locating Mr. Warner,” Cruz said, adding that the suspect is believed to be driving a grey 2013 Toyota Corolla with Massachusetts license plates 4FSZ80. “He is to be considered armed and dangerous.

2018-09-25 00:38 EDT

Manhunt underway after woman shot in Massachusetts
MARSHFIELD, Mass. (WFLA) - Police in Massachusetts are searching for a man who allegedly shot a woman on Monday. According to our NBC affiliate in Boston, a woman was shot around 6 p.m. and taken to a local hospital. A source told our affiliate that a ...
Police searching for man who shot and killed his wife in Massachusetts (press release)
"Lock your doors": Police search for suspect after woman shot in Marshfield, Massachusetts CBS News
Police in Massachusetts hunt for husband suspected of killing his wife The Providence Journal

2018-09-24 21:41 EDT

Massachusetts police urge residents to 'lock doors' as they hunt ACTIVE SHOOTER
A state police helicopter and K9 teams are also on the scene. Volleyball team students are currently on lockdown at Marshfield High School. Officers confirmed the situation via their Twitter account at 6.45pm local time. The tweet reads: “Active ...

2018-09-24 21:29 EDT

Undocumented immigrant charged with murdering shipmate on fishing boat off Massachusetts
ABC News
Authorities in Massachusetts have charged an undocumented immigrant with murder after he allegedly stabbed three fellow crew members, one fatally, on a fishing boat 55 miles off the coast. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts announced the ...
Man accused of killing crew member aboard fishing boat off Massachusetts coast KTVQ Billings News
Man charged with murder aboard Seaford-based fishing boat off Massachusetts coast
Fisherman charged with murder on a boat off Massachusetts The Patriot Ledger

2018-09-25 04:08 EDT

Officials: 1 Dead in Hepatitis A Outbreak in Massachusetts
Massachusetts health officials announced Monday that one person has died and 64 others have recently acquired acute hepatitis A infection in an outbreak affecting the state's homeless population as well as those battling substance abuse. The state ...
Massachusetts issues alert after surge in Hepatitis A cases GazetteNET
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Reports An Outbreak of Hepatitis A In The State
1 dead, 65 infected in Massachusetts hepatitis A outbreak affecting people who are homeless or use substances
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2018-09-24 13:13 EDT

Massachusetts health panel to release findings of nurse staffing study Oct. 3
Becker's Hospital Review
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission said Sept. 24 that it will release findings from its analysis on the potential cost effect of a statewide ballot initiative proposing mandated nurse staffing ratios in hospitals. The commission expects to ...
State to release cost impacts of Question 1 in Massachusetts

2018-09-24 18:37 EDT

Up to three inches of rainfall expected in Massachusetts Tuesday, Wednesday
While initially Southern Central and Western Massachusetts were expected to see the worst of it, the storm is tracking further west in the state than expected earlier this week. Now, most of Western Massachusetts can expect two-to-three inches of ...

2018-09-25 05:39 EDT

25th human case of West Nile virus diagnosed in Massachusetts
WCVB Boston
Another Massachusetts resident has contracted West Nile virus, Massachusetts health officials announced Monday. The patient, a man in his 70s from Hampshire County, is the state's 25th case of the year. There were only six human cases of the virus in ...
Hampshire County man is latest case of West Nile virus in Massachusetts
Hampshire County man has Massachusetts' 25th case of West Nile virus this year GazetteNET
25th Massachusetts resident diagnosed with West Nile virus The Patriot Ledger

2018-09-24 15:43 EDT

Gas explosions spotlight pipeline work in Massachusetts
The Patriot Ledger
Prior to the natural gas-fueled explosions that destroyed dozens of homes, displaced thousands of people and killed an 18-year-old man in Merrimack Valley, Columbia Gas announced plans to repair and replace pipelines in neighborhoods across the state.
Gas explosions spotlight pipeline work in Massachusetts, Lexington Wicked Local
Natural Gas Line Replacement Begins in Massachusetts Towns Affected by Explosions Natural Gas Intelligence
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts - Senator Ed Markey Senator Ed Markey
Senator Ed Markey - Northeast Gas Association - Cape Cod Times
2018-09-24 08:21 EDT

Police Respond to Reported Shooting in Milton, Massachusetts
Massachusetts State Police responded to a reported shooting in Milton on Monday morning. The shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m. in the area of 7 Brush Hill Road, a short distance from the Boston line. State police said no one was injured that they ...

2018-09-24 11:55 EDT

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