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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Accuracy, citizenship and politics to play role in 2020 Census in Massachusetts SouthCoastToday.comHere we go again.The 2020 U.S. Census, a decennial headcount of every person living in the United States, is still a year away. But local, state and federal ...
2019-01-19 17:44 EST
A Look Ahead At Massachusetts Politics In 2019 WBURWBUR pollster Steve Koczela, from the MassINC polling group, and Dorchester Reporter political journalist Jennifer Smith joined Morning Edition to discuss ...
2019-01-03 03:00 EST
Massachusetts sports gambling: What to know about Charlie Baker's plan Boston.comGov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that he plans to file legislation to legalize bets on professional sports in Massachusetts, following the Supreme Court ...
2019-01-17 12:09 EST
Online retailers sue to avoid paying millions in Mass. taxes Boston Business JournalA group of online retailers has sued the state in a bid to avoid handing over millions of dollars in sales taxes on purchases made prior to the U.S. Supreme ...
2018-12-27 03:00 EST
Accuracy, citizenship, politics to play role in 2020 census in Massachusetts MetroWest Daily NewsHere we go again.The 2020 U.S. Census, a decennial headcount of every person living in the United States, is still a year away. But local, state and federal ...
2019-01-13 18:28 EST
Massachusetts tax collections dip below December estimates Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts collected $2.56 billion in taxes in December. That's 14.6 percent less than what the state took in during the previous December, ...
2019-01-05 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Income Tax Drops A Little In 2019 New England Public RadioMassachusetts residents will see their income taxes reduced in 2019. While it amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars collectively, it's probably not.
2018-12-26 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Will Tax and Regulate Airbnb Next CityA previous effort failed in July of 2018, but a compromise bill made it into law.
2019-01-02 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Passes First-of-its-Kind Legislation on Short-Term Rentals LexologyOn December 28, 2018 Governor Charles Baker signed H.B. 4841, a bill to take effect on July 1, that will expand the state's occupancy tax to include short-term ...
2019-01-11 03:00 EST
Governor Baker seeks big real estate sales tax hike to fund climate programs The Boston GlobeGovernor Charlie Baker, a Republican who once campaigned against raising taxes, unveiled a proposal Friday to hike the tax on Massachusetts real estate ...
2019-01-18 21:42 EST
Candy Glazer steps back from Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee, but not away from Western Massachusetts politics (photos) MassLive.comAlthough Candy Glazer is stepping down from her role as Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee chairwoman after more than two decades, she has no ...
2018-12-30 03:00 EST
What to know about Massachusetts's new Airbnb law Boston.comThe new law to tax short-term rentals aligns Massachusetts with most other states in the country.
2019-01-16 05:00 EST
Massachusetts Airbnb regulations set to take effect in July 2019 Curbed BostonMany hosts of short-term rentals in Massachusetts through sites such as Airbnb will have to pay the same 5.7 percent state tax as hotels and will have to register ...
2018-12-28 03:00 EST
Here's how local politicians reacted to President Trump's border wall speech Boston.comPresident Donald Trump made his case for funding for a southern border wall Tuesday night, and, in turn, leading Democrats criticized his remarks. While local ...
2019-01-09 03:00 EST
Tax Day 2019: When Is the Last Day to File Taxes? Kiplinger's Personal FinanceMost taxpayers must file federal income tax returns by April 15. However, there are some exceptions to the familiar tax filing deadline.
2019-01-08 03:00 EST
Recreational pot a beacon for New Yorkers flocking to Massachusetts The Journal News | LoHud.comNew Yorkers are flocking to Massachusetts to buy legal marijuana as state legislature considers legalizing recreation use here.
2019-01-10 03:00 EST
Sociologist and Intellectual, Nathan Glazer, Dead at 95 | Massachusetts News U.S. News & World ReportSociologist Nathan Glazer, who assisted on a classic study of conformity, 'The Lonely Crowd,' and co-authored a groundbreaking document of non-conformity, ...
2019-01-20 10:49 EST
Mitch Landrieu returns to Harvard as visiting fellow while name floats on 2020 candidate lists The AdvocateFormer New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will be heading back to Harvard University this spring as a visiting fellow at the school's Institute of Politics.
2019-01-20 19:44 EST
Elizabeth Warren launches 2020 exploratory committee: 5 things to know about the Massachusetts senator Fox NewsMassachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has long been rumored as a potential Democratic contender in the 2020 presidential election, has taken a major ...
2018-12-31 03:00 EST
Elizabeth Warren planning 1st trip to South Carolina Charleston Post CourierMassachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making her first trip to early voting South Carolina since launching her exploratory bid for a possible 2020 presidential ...
2019-01-20 12:07 EST
Howie Carr: Massachusetts a breeding ground for the worst Boston HeraldDoesn't it sometimes seem like almost every sanctimonious jerk in politics and the left-wing media has some kind of connection to Massachusetts?
2019-01-10 03:00 EST
New, Updated Laws In Massachusetts Going Into Effect In 2019 CBS BostonBOSTON (AP) — The state's minimum wage is going up, the income tax rate is coming down and it will be illegal everywhere in Massachusetts to sell cigarettes ...
2018-12-29 03:00 EST
Tips for filing 2019 income taxes while the government is shutdown AZCentralDespite thousands of furloughed IRS employees, the tax-filing season is nearing. Here's what you need to know to get them done.
2019-01-20 08:00 EST
With Heftier Paychecks, Massachusetts Politicians Prepare To Set 2019 Agenda New England Public RadioIn the new year, Massachusetts politicians are going to have some extra disposable income. We are entering 2019 and that brings a pay hike for a bunch of ...
2018-12-31 03:00 EST
The stories that shaped 2018 in Massachusetts Milford Daily NewsFrom the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series to the deadly gas explosions in Merrimack Valley, 2018 marked another busy year in the Bay State. Here are ...
2018-12-29 03:00 EST
The Sackler family, who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, donated generously to Connecticut Democrats - Hartf Hartford CourantOn May 27, 2016, then-Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman stood in the polished granite atrium of the legislative office building and heralded landmark legislation to address ...
2019-01-18 16:45 EST
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineAS SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN made her way down the rope-line on election night, a familiar figure was close by her side. Roger Lau had managed Warren's ...
2019-01-01 03:00 EST
Julian Castro, Elizabeth Warren vie to set highest tax rate Washington TimesDemocrats eyeing bids for the White House also are competing to see who is willing to go the highest in raising taxes.
2019-01-10 03:00 EST
Prominent Economists And Reporters Misrepresent Carbon Tax Proposals ForbesDespite major electoral and political setbacks for carbon tax proponents in recent months, both at the state level and internationally, academics and some ...
2019-01-18 16:17 EST
In victory lap by rail, Malloy travels to Massachusetts to hear praise for Hartford Line - Hartford Courant Hartford CourantWith less than two weeks remaining in office, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took a victory lap by rail Thursday, traveling to Massachusetts to hear praise for his role in ...
2018-12-27 03:00 EST
New York marijuana: Key issues to watch with recreational pot plan Poughkeepsie JournalPublic health, drugged driving, taxes and business regulation are some of the key issues to scrutinize as NY debates Cuomo's recreational pot plan.
2019-01-17 06:00 EST
Massachusetts to issue February SNAP benefits early Tri-City HeraldThe Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance has begun issuing February SNAP benefits to the vast majority of households who use the federal ...
2019-01-17 17:46 EST
Watch: Kate McKinnon spoofed Elizabeth Warren on 'SNL' Boston.comKate McKinnon revived her impersonation of Sen. Elizabeth Warren this weekend on “Saturday Night Live” in an interview with Weekend Update host Colin Jost ...
2019-01-20 09:50 EST
Galvin: Ruling on citizenship question helps Massachusetts The StateMassachusetts officials are applauding a ruling by a federal judge in New York blocking the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship ...
2019-01-15 11:35 EST
Massachusetts Attorney General Accuses Sackler Family of Misleading the Public About Opioids in Ruthless Chase of Profit SlateA memo filed by the Massachusetts attorney general contends that the Sackler family, which owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, has long directed an effort ...
2019-01-16 14:25 EST
Gillibrand rejects earlier stand on immigration | Politics Virginian-PilotWASHINGTON –– Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Sunday that her past hawkish immigration positions, including opposition to giving “amnesty to illegal aliens,” ...
2019-01-20 15:41 EST
Live updates from King Day at the SC State House Dome The StateThe 19th annual King Day at the Dome rally by the SC NAACP at the SC State House. 2 potential candidates for president — Sens. Cory Booker and Bernie ...
2019-01-21 08:44 EST
Reflecting On 2018: The Year In Law And Politics WBURWe look back at the year in law and politics. In law, we look at President Trump's travel ban and family separations at the border before the courts.
2018-12-28 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Politics In 2018: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly wgbh.orgSenior Editor Peter Kadzis and political reporter Adam Reilly take stock of the year in politics.
2018-12-21 03:00 EST
Marijuana in New York: Here's how Andrew Cuomo plans to legalize, tax it Rochester Democrat and ChronicleALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday unveiled his plan to legalize and tax marijuana for adult use, vowing to wipe records clean for those previously ...
2019-01-15 10:59 EST
More than 100 members of Congress reject pay during shutdown CNNAs federal employees brace themselves for their second missed paycheck should the government not reopen in time to make payroll by Tuesday, some ...
2019-01-17 22:27 EST
Trump and Pelosi take aim at each other during shutdown The Washington PostPresident Trump on Sunday defended his latest bid for border wall funding and blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a partial government shutdown that is ...
2019-01-20 16:18 EST
Massachusetts’ 1st black woman DA to speak at Roger Williams Charlotte ObserverMassachusetts' first woman of color to serve as a district attorney will deliver a speech at Roger Williams University to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
2019-01-13 14:30 EST
Elizabeth Warren Knows It's Not Just About Trumpism. It's About Completely Rebuilding Our Politics. EsquireWhat's on the table is something approaching a second Reconstruction. The Massachusetts senator helped put it there.
2018-12-31 03:00 EST
How much money would recreational marijuana really generate in Connecticut? - Hartford Courant Hartford CourantAdvocates estimate that taxing marijuana would net the state $60 million in revenue the first year of the two-year budget cycle and $180 million in the second.
2019-01-17 12:31 EST
Connecticut legislators have introduced the first legal marijuana bill of 2019. Here’s what it would do. - Har Hartford CourantMore than 40 House Democrats introduced the first marijuana legalization bill of 2019 Friday, laying out a plan for the state's medical marijuana dispensaries to ...
2019-01-18 11:38 EST
Why Kirsten Gillibrand launched a presidential exploratory committee Vox.comFor the next few months, you're going to hear a lot of high-profile Democrats announce they are forming an “exploratory committee” for a 2020 White House run.
2019-01-20 15:31 EST
What does 2019 have in store for marijuana in Massachusetts? Boston.com2018 was a big year for legal weed in the Bay State. 2019 could be the year things get interesting. Read more on Boston.com.
2019-01-03 03:00 EST
6 Women To Watch In Massachusetts Politics wgbh.orgWomen are running for office in record numbers, in Massachusetts and nationwide. Indeed, the 2018 primaries could redefine the face of Congress, as women ...
2018-08-02 03:00 EDT
In 2020 Democratic race for the White House, virtually all the barriers are gone CNBCThis year, at least four women, two African-Americans and one Latino have serious prospects for a 2020 bid.
2019-01-18 16:48 EST
Elizabeth Warren courts New Hampshire voters in Bernie Sanders' territory MassLive.comU.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (left) and New Hampshire Sen. Martha Hennessey take questions from voters during an organizing event at The Common Man in ...
2019-01-18 20:47 EST
Battle of the billionaires: Trump could face a super-rich challenger in 2020 NBC NewsDoes a billionaire have any chance? With a crowded Democratic primary field in the making, a pair of wealthy-beyond-belief candidates might join the race.
2019-01-21 05:44 EST
Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Other Democrats Shift Into High Gear for 2020 The New York TimesCory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand are two other Democratic senators who are also finalizing the outlines of presidential bids that may start within weeks.
2018-12-29 03:00 EST
How much will Massachusetts earn from taxes on retail marijuana sales? WCVB BostonMore than two years after Massachusetts voters approved the legal sale and taxation of recreational marijuana, the first approved shops are opening Tuesday.
2018-11-19 03:00 EST
Clerk magistrates who oversee court filings have paperwork problems of their own The Boston GlobeThe Massachusetts court system relies on clerk magistrates and assistant clerks to maintain millions of civil and criminal court filings and make critical legal ...
2018-12-28 03:00 EST
Is Trump fascist? Homework assignment asks Massachusetts teens to answer the question Sun HeraldA homework assignment from Haverhill High School in Massachusetts asked high school students if President Donald Trump is a fascist, sparking fury from ...
2019-01-11 03:00 EST
Here's an overview of the 2018 midterm election results in Massachusetts Boston.comVoters in the state returned an all-Democratic House delegation to Washington, D.C. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-11-07 03:00 EST
Massachusetts ballot Question 1, the nurse-staffing issue: What to know Boston.comQuestion 1 is shaping up to be the most expensive and closely watched ballot measure this year in Massachusetts. The proposed law, which would limit the ...
2018-10-09 03:00 EDT
Elizabeth Warren makes her pitch for radical reform in Washington CNNManchester, N.H. (CNN) Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her first visit to New Hampshire in more than two years made the case for radical reform in Washington, telling ...
2019-01-12 03:00 EST
With Pressley’s win, a political earthquake in Massachusetts politics The Boston GlobeCapping off an improbable rise from the Boston City Council to the threshold of Congress, Ayanna Pressley made history Tuesday night by defeating ...
2018-09-05 03:00 EDT
Question 2 asks Massachusetts voters to consider money in politics The Patriot LedgerIt costs a lot of money to run a successful political campaign.If there's any doubt about it, ask Massachusetts Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, both ...
2018-10-10 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts ballot Question 2 will almost certainly pass. But what would it actually do? Boston.comThe anti-Citizens United ballot question isn't drawing much attention — or opposition. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-10-17 03:00 EDT
Here's the Massachusetts ballot for the 2018 midterm elections Boston.comFrom the candidates to the questions, here's what voters will see at the ballot box. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-11-05 03:00 EST
What is Massachusetts planning to do with all that marijuana tax revenue? Boston.comIn a recent interview, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he hoped the the tax revenue from marijuana in Massachusetts would be worth the “human toll.” Walsh ...
2018-12-05 03:00 EST
Massachusetts ballot Question 3: Here's what you need to know Boston.comA first-of-its-kind effort to repeal the state's 2016 transgender rights law is on the ballot this November. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-09-26 03:00 EDT
Question 3: Massachusetts voters uphold transgender rights law Boston.comMassachusetts voters on Tuesday supported a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination in public accommodations. Read more on ...
2018-11-06 03:00 EST
Massachusetts election results from the 2018 midterms Boston.comWinners will be denoted in bold below as results come in from the Associated Press: Statewide elections. U.S. Senator. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat, incumbent
2018-11-07 03:00 EST
The candidates running for statewide offices in the Massachusetts primaries Boston.comThis is your guide to the state's primary elections. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-08-28 03:00 EDT
The Asian-American wave in Massachusetts politics The Boston GlobeThree candidates running in the Third Congressional District represent a larger wave of Asian-Americans running for office in Massachusetts — and across the ...
2018-08-30 03:00 EDT
Question 1 supporters say the fight for nurse-to-patient staffing limits isn't over Boston.comThe ballot question may have been firmly rejected by Massachusetts voters, but supporters say they won't stop pushing for nurse-to-patient staffing ratios.
2018-11-06 03:00 EST
Why did Barack Obama endorse these 2 local Massachusetts candidates? Boston.com"We've gone from relatively unknown to now being known by a former president." Read more on Boston.com.
2018-10-03 03:00 EDT
Is change coming to Massachusetts politics this fall? Or maybe not so much? The Boston GlobePollsters and other observers say the elections this fall could bring major change to the political landscape. But it's still unclear that the winds of change will ...
2018-08-12 03:00 EDT
What does the Supreme Court's Wayfair decision on online sales taxes mean for Massachusetts? MassLive.comBrick-and-mortar retailers have been lobbying Congress for years to overturn a court decision that said online retailers only had to collect the state sales tax in ...
2018-06-21 03:00 EDT
Ayanna Pressley officially Massachusetts’ 1st black congresswoman The Boston GlobeIt's official: Ayanna Pressley has completed her quest to become Massachusetts' first black woman elected to the US House of Representatives. The Democrat ...
2018-11-07 03:00 EST
Vermont group recommends taxing marijuana at a higher rate than Massachusetts BurlingtonFreePress.comThe report sets out a framework for marijuana sales in Vermont.
2018-11-16 03:00 EST
Massachusetts ends fiscal year 2018 with $1.1 billion in extra tax revenue MassLive.comThe Department of Revenue announced Wednesday that the state collected $27.8 billion in taxes in the fiscal year that ended June 30.
2018-07-24 03:00 EDT
Keller @ Large: John McCain’s Important Role In Massachusetts Politics CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – The sad news that a great American hero, Sen. John McCain, will forego further treatment for his brain cancer brings back a flood of memories.
2018-08-24 03:00 EDT
Women shake up political scene in Massachusetts SouthCoastToday.comAyanna Pressley, Nika Elugardo, Rachael Rollins.These are some of the women who shocked the male-dominated political scene in Massachusetts this month, ...
2018-09-08 03:00 EDT
Conservatives In Kentucky, Liberals In Massachusetts Try To Bridge Political Divide WBURAfter the 2016 presidential election, conflict resolution expert Paula Green and a group of liberal voters in Leverett, Massachusetts, met in the town's library to ...
2018-11-28 03:00 EST
Election guide: Here’s what you need to know about Question 2 The Boston GlobeQuestion 2 asks voters to set up a commision of 15 volunteers with the stated goal of researching the role that money plays in Massachusetts politics and then ...
2018-10-29 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts could lead way in overturning Citizens United Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Voters in Massachusetts could give an important boost to a movement seeking to amend the U.S. Constitution to restore some limits on ...
2018-11-04 02:00 EST
Major cuts in income, sales taxes rejected by Massachusetts House Worcester TelegramBOSTON - The House rejected a pair of major tax cuts on Monday, including one that may be headed for this year's ballot.Without debate or opposition, the ...
2018-04-23 03:00 EDT
Controversial politics, early voting fueled turnout in Massachusetts elections Fall River Herald NewsEarly voting and polarizing political views helped fuel robust turnout across Massachusetts, even though fewer people are voting than past decades.More than ...
2018-11-19 03:00 EST
For 2020 Democrats, The Race Is On To Win Over Black Voters NPRDemocrat candidates are talking about race and racism in a more nuanced way than they have before, thanks in part to the desire to gain support from black ...
2019-01-21 05:01 EST
In Blue Massachusetts, Some Striking Redward Shifts wgbh.orgWhen Alice Houghtaling moved to Monroe, Massachusetts in 1972, it was a company town: not big, but bustling, with most activity centered around the paper ...
2018-10-30 03:00 EDT
Tax holiday: Yes, Massachusetts will have a sales tax-free weekend in 2018 Boston.comFor the first time since 2015, it looks like Massachusetts will have a sales tax holiday after all. The state Senate had rejected a proposal in May to bring back the ...
2018-08-01 03:00 EDT
Here are the results of the Massachusetts primary elections Boston.comNominated candidates now head off to the Nov. 6 general elections. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-10-31 03:00 EDT
How Taxes Will Change For MA Residents In 2018 Boston, MA PatchHow Taxes Will Change For MA In 2018 - Boston, MA - A new report looks at how individual incomes taxes will change because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
2018-04-22 03:00 EDT
How to separate politics from civics in Massachusetts schools The Patriot LedgerMassachusetts lawmakers are hopeful civics-based education will improve civic engagement among young people. The challenge for administration, schools ...
2018-12-11 03:00 EST
Charlie Baker and Jay Gonzalez met in their first debate. Here's what happened. Boston.comThe Republican governor and his Democratic challenger sparred on everything from public transportation and taxes to abortion rights and criminal justice.
2018-10-09 03:00 EDT
This political ad asks voters to 'be a Masshole' and vote yes on Question 3 Boston.comIf the word Masshole is good enough for the dictionary, it's surely good enough for a political ad. But this still appears to be a first. A local group is using the ...
2018-11-02 03:00 EDT
What you need to know about the 'grand bargain' that Charlie Baker just signed into law Boston.comThe so-called "grand bargain" bill will ultimately raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour, implement a guaranteed paid family and medical leave program, ...
2018-06-28 03:00 EDT
A new poll shows a dramatic shift toward voter opposition for Question 1 Boston.comA new poll released Monday shows voter support for Question 1 on the Massachusetts ballot has swayed, with a majority of voters surveyed now in opposition to ...
2018-10-29 03:00 EDT
45 Massachusetts towns that pay the highest taxes MassLive.comMassachusetts is the fourth wealthiest state in America. We've already looked at the communities with the highest household incomes, but do those places also ...
2018-07-30 03:00 EDT
As I See It: Learning once again that Massachusetts politics is always one-sided Worcester TelegramMassachusetts campaign finance law requires politicians accepting political contributions to accurately identify the person making the contribution. Section 10 of ...
2018-04-27 03:00 EDT
Who are the US House candidates in Massachusetts? Boston.comThere's a packed field of Democrats vying for the party nod in the 3rd Congressional District, a Springfield election that's putting a newcomer up against a ...
2018-08-28 03:00 EDT
Here's how Charlie Baker is voting on the 3 Massachusetts ballot questions Boston.comGov. Charlie Baker may be voting for the Republican ticket in next month's elections, but his positions on the state's ballot questions are a bit more of a mixed ...
2018-10-18 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts politicians react to resignation of Jeff Sessions Boston.comAttorney General Jeff Sessions resigned from his post Wednesday, per the request of President Donald Trump. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-11-07 03:00 EST
What you need to know about the 2018 sales tax holiday in Massachusetts Boston.comIt's coming back. After two straight years without a sales tax holiday, Massachusetts shoppers will once again get a tax-free weekend in 2018. Despite some ...
2018-08-10 03:00 EDT
Tax debate returns to Legislature after SJC strikes down Massachusetts millionaire's tax MassLive.comLawmakers are negotiating with business groups and liberal advocacy groups over several other ballot questions, including one that would lower the state sales ...
2018-06-19 03:00 EDT

The MBTA

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MBTA outlines service plans for Monday holiday Jan. 21 Wicked LocalBecause of the precipitation and extreme temperatures expected overnight, the MBTA is asking customers to allow for an extra 10 to 15 minutes of travel time on ...
2019-01-20 21:10 EST
OTR: New MBTA GM Steve Poftak responds to riders concerns WCVB BostonThe new MBTA general manager also discusses the possibility of more "dramatic" shutdowns and diversions for big repairs.
2019-01-20 13:26 EST
$100M spent to upgrade MBTA, GM says ahead of winter blast WCVB BostonThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency is gearing up for the first big snow test of the season. Passengers know the MBTA has faced plenty of challenges ...
2019-01-18 05:55 EST
A 71-year-old was assaulted at an MBTA station. Police are now looking to question this man. Boston.comMBTA Transit Police are looking for a man wanted for questioning in the assault of a 71-year-old man at the Ashmont MBTA station last Friday.
2019-01-16 16:56 EST
New cars for Orange Line are delayed again The Boston GlobeIt's another delay for one of the most highly anticipated improvements coming to the transit system.
2019-01-14 12:52 EST
MBTA preparing for storm WCVB BostonThe MBTA is getting ready as a major winter storm moves toward the region.
2019-01-18 05:32 EST
MBTA overtime jumped $10M in 2018 Boston HeraldThe T plunked down $82 million in overtime in 2018, up from $72 million even as the total payroll ticked downward.
2019-01-11 03:00 EST
Fixing the MBTA may require big service disruptions The Boston GlobeTransit riders could be in store for big *service* disruptions as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority prepares to boost maintenance spending in the ...
2019-01-08 03:00 EST
MBTA, Keolis gearing up for first major winter storm of the season Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - The MBTA and Keolis, the agency's commuter rail operator, are making final preparations for a major winter storm that is expected to dump ...
2019-01-18 09:35 EST
MBTA pension crisis should be a priority The Boston GlobeMBTA employees and retirees are at great risk — and taxpayers may be on the hook — to cover the $1.2 billion (and rising) shortfall in the T pension fund.
2019-01-14 06:01 EST
MBTA: No snags so far on Green Line extension work Boston HeraldThe leader of the MBTA's Green Line Extension project told T overseers Monday that the trolley *service* extension is about 60 percent designed and said he has ...
2019-01-14 03:00 EST
MBTA buses to include homage to Rosa Parks Curbed BostonAll buses in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority system will have to include a sticker either on the front left window or on the LED fixture honoring the ...
2019-01-10 03:00 EST
MBTA weekend discount will come back to commuter rail The Boston GlobeAfter a brief hiatus, the MBTA is bringing back a popular fare discount starting this Saturday that gives riders unlimited commuter rail trips during weekends for ...
2019-01-02 03:00 EST
MBTA delays rollout of first new Orange Line car Boston 25 NewsRiders on the Orange Line will have to deal with their old trains for a few more weeks.
2019-01-15 08:55 EST
Firefighters Help Man Out From Under MBTA Red Line Train Boston, MA PatchBOSTON — Firefighters helped rescue a man who was trapped under the Red Line train Friday morning. The rescue prompted delays across the Red Line for ...
2019-01-11 15:35 EST
MBTA conductor gives history lesson with every ride WCVB BostonWhen your commute puts you on Murph's MBTA train -- you're sure to learn something. Tim Murphy fills his ride with facts about Boston and the MBTA.
2019-01-04 03:00 EST
MBTA to purchase fleet of hybrid buses Boston HeraldThe MBTA intends to purchase 194 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses from New Flyer of America Inc. for use in the greater Boston area, according to an ...
2019-01-07 03:00 EST
MBTA gets on board with buses Boston HeraldThe T last year embarked on its "Better Bus Project," an initiative that likely will result in an entire redesign of the bus system, changing around many routes.
2019-01-02 03:00 EST
MBTA wins extension for PTC work | Local News Gloucester Daily TimesThe advancement of the Annisquam rail drawbridge project that began Monday came as the MBTA announced that another project continues to inch forward.
2019-01-08 03:00 EST
MBTA plans all-electronic fare collection | Local News Gloucester Daily TimesBOSTON — The MBTA is losing tens of millions of dollars a year because of riders not paying fares, including many who are freeloaders on the commuter rail ...
2019-01-09 03:00 EST
Your Tax Dollars at Work: New 2018 MBTA payroll Boston HeraldThe Herald's “Your Tax Dollars at Work” payroll database report is back and will be updated continuously. If you have a database request or tip email ...
2019-01-10 03:00 EST
MBTA police superintendent talks safety Boston HeraldMBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan joined Boston Herald Radio's “Morning Meeting” program to talk about legalized recreational marijuana, ...
2019-01-04 03:00 EST
MBTA brings back discounted commuter rail weekend fare WCVB BostonThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is bringing back its popular $10 commuter rail weekend fare. Under the program that resumes Saturday, riders ...
2019-01-05 03:00 EST
5 ways the MBTA will change during 2019 WCVB BostonWhether you love the MBTA, hate it or love to hate it, 2019 promises to be a big year for the agency.
2018-12-29 03:00 EST
Editorial: Reinstating weekend fare program good start to year for T Boston HeraldThe MBTA's $10 weekend fare program — valid for unlimited travel on the commuter rail through every zone on Saturdays and Sundays — is back.
2019-01-04 03:00 EST
Full Episode: Former Rep. Capuano, Shutdown, MBTA Cybersecurity Concerns, Purdue Pharma Lawsuit WBURHost Anthony Brooks speaks with former Congressman Michael Capuano on his thoughts on the shutdown and how to negotiate a deal to end it. Plus, State Rep ...
2019-01-17 15:35 EST
MBTA $10 Weekend Fare | Commuter rail discount returning Boston 25 NewsThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and operating partner, Keolis Commuter Services, on Wednesday announced that the popular $10 Commuter ...
2019-01-03 13:36 EST
10 Years Later, MBTA Fatal Stabbing Case Remains Open NBC10 BostonAs the 10th anniversary of the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Devonte Franklin approaches, MBTA transit police officers are renewing their promise to find answers ...
2018-12-30 03:00 EST
74-Year-Old Man Hit By MBTA Bus In Watertown CBS BostonWATERTOWN (CBS) — A 74-year-old man was hit by an MBTA bus in Watertown Wednesday morning. Transit Police said the man lost his footing as he ...
2019-01-09 03:00 EST
Man Shouts Racial Slur at MBTA Employee NBC10 BostonA man shouted a racial slur at an MBTA employee on an Orange Line platform Tuesday, according to the MBTA. Transit officers responded to a call at ...
2019-01-08 03:00 EST
MBTA conductor's ride comes with history lesson at every stop WCVB BostonOne MBTA conductor has made quite a name for himself for his knowledge of the history of the T.
2019-01-03 03:00 EST
Which MBTA line was the least reliable in 2018? Here are the numbers MassLive.comA new report found that the Green Line was considered reliable just 77 percent of the time in FY18.
2018-12-24 03:00 EST
On the rails: Experts say the MBTA Commuter Rail is getting better, but riders contend the schedules don't meet their needs The Sun ChronicleRehoboth residents Randy Larrivee and his daughter Mandy like to take the train from Attleboro to Boston a few times a year to enjoy the events, restaurants and ...
2019-01-11 03:00 EST
Could rail cars spy on US officials? MBTA awards subway car contract to Chinese company Worcester TelegramWASHINGTON — The warnings sounds like the plot of a Hollywood spy thriller: The Chinese hide malware in a subway rail car's security camera system that ...
2019-01-08 03:00 EST
New push for answers 10 years after MBTA deadly stabbing WCVB BostonDevonte Mauge-Franklin was stabbed multiple times while riding a Route 28 bus near Blue Hill Avenue and Harvard Street in Dorchester on Dec. 31, 2008.
2019-01-01 03:00 EST
What the forecast means for your weekend plans Boston.comA breakdown of what to expect when on the road, flying out of Logan, or using the T and commuter rails during the storm.
2019-01-18 14:07 EST
Greater Boston's MBTA Orders Nearly 200 New Flyer Hybrids NGT NewsThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has executed options with New Flyer of America Inc. for 194 heavy-duty, 40-foot Xcelsior.
2019-01-07 06:46 EST
Transit police investigating racial slur against MBTA employee The Boston GlobeAn MBTA employee was called a “racial epithet” by a man Tuesday morning at the Downtown Crossing station, officials said.
2019-01-09 03:00 EST
CSX talks draw big crowd: Negotiations between Middleboro officials and MBTA give hope for end to controversy SouthCoastToday.comMIDDLEBORO — Representatives from the state Department of Transportation and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority visited the Board of Selectmen ...
2019-01-10 03:00 EST
Leominster man allegedly assaulted two MBTA workers Sentinel & EnterpriseFITCHBURG -- An MBTA security guard and a train conductor were treated for head injuries Friday night after a Leominster man allegedly struck them during an ...
2018-12-27 03:00 EST
MBTA announces schedule for New Year's Wicked LocalThe MBTA will operate on a Sunday schedule for New Year's Day, and will run a weekday schedule with late-night *service* on New Year's Eve.
2018-12-31 00:13 EST
MassDOT announces free MBTA service New Year's Eve night, travel advisory | Boston 25 News Boston 25 NewsThe Massachusetts Department of Transportation rolled out a plan for the upcoming New Year's crowd and is advising everyone to plan ahead, drive sober and ...
2018-12-27 03:00 EST
MBTA North Station Pedestrian Tunnel Now Open Boston, MA PatchBOSTON, MA — Commuter Rail users are rejoicing today at the news that the underground walkway between the Commuter Rail and the T is now open at North ...
2019-01-07 03:00 EST
MBTA police ask for public's help in solving cold case on 10th anniversary Boston.comTen years ago, 16-year-old Devonté Maugé-Franklin was stabbed to death while aboard an MBTA bus. His murder remains unsolved today, and MBTA Transit ...
2018-12-31 03:00 EST
10 years later, teen's stabbing death on MBTA bus still unsolved WCVB BostonPolice are renewing their call for information in the case if a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death on an MBTA bus 10 years ago.
2019-01-01 03:00 EST
Braintree Woman Spearheads Effort For MBTA To Honor Rosa Parks Braintree, MA PatchBraintree Woman Leads MBTA To Honor Rosa Parks - Braintree, MA - Baker signed the bill into law on Wednesday, which requires the MBTA to put decals on ...
2019-01-11 03:00 EST
Trains bypass JFK/UMass MBTA station amid medical emergency The Boston GlobeAshmont trains on the Red Line are bypassing JFK/UMass Station after a person was found on the platform with a non-life-threatening wound.
2018-12-25 03:00 EST
MBTA's Ashmont Red Line branch suspended after person was hit by a train in Dorchester MassLive.comUPDATE: *Service* has resumed. *Service* on the Red Line Ashmont branch has been suspended Friday morning, after a person was hit by a train in Dorchester, ...
2019-01-11 03:00 EST
Smoke on Tracks Prompts Delays for MBTA Red Line NECNA 10-minute delay is expected Thursday morning on the MBTA Red Line due to smoke on the tracks.
2019-01-03 03:00 EST
MBTA announces free travel, increased service for New Year's celebrations WCVB BostonAll MBTA services will be free again this year for travel on New Year's Eve and the first few hours of 2019.
2018-12-28 03:00 EST
$12M Multifamily Building Proposed Near Ashmont MBTA Stop Banker & TradesmanDeveloper Tim Long & Assoc. has proposed a $12 million multifamily building at 1970 Dorchester Ave., steps from the Ashmont Red Line station. The building ...
2019-01-03 11:58 EST
Ipswich builds a wall to stop night-shift workers parking at MBTA lot The Local Ne.wsThe Outsidah is confused about a town regulation that prohibits overnight parking at the T station and says it discriminates against night-shift workers.
2019-01-11 13:08 EST
New Green Line vehicle enters service on MBTA MassTransitMag.comThe first of 24 new Green Line vehicles entered into regular *service* on Dec. 21 on the Massachussets Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The new car was ...
2018-12-26 03:00 EST
Rail Insider-MBTA launches first new car on Green Line in a decade. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine Progressive Rail RoadingThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) on Dec. 21 placed the first of 24 new Green Line vehicles into *service*. The car marks the first addition to ...
2018-12-27 03:00 EST
Commuter rail car catches fire in Keolis maintenance yard The Boston GlobeThe Boston Fire Department extinguished an electrical fire on a commuter rail train parked in an MBTA maintenance yard near Widett Circle in South Boston ...
2019-01-10 03:00 EST
LETTER: MBTA's long-term plan is inadequate Wicked LocalTo the editor: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority recently issued a draft report on Focus 40, its long-term plan. The report contains some excellent ...
2018-12-31 03:00 EST
Steve Poftak officially takes over the T. Here’s a to-do list. The Boston GlobeCongratulations — and condolences — to Steve Poftak, the new general manager of the MBTA. Not that he asked, but here's a a to-do list.
2019-01-02 03:00 EST
Another residential building proposed for Dorchester Avenue near Ashmont MBTA station Dorchester ReporterA developer has proposed turning a vacant Dorchester Avenue lot into a 56-unit residential building with space for two first-floor businesses. In a filing with the ...
2019-01-02 12:09 EST
MBTA opens pedestrian tunnel connecting North Station, Orange and Green Line Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - The new North Station pedestrian tunnel is ready for riders. The tunnel provides a direct connection between the commuter rail stop at North ...
2019-01-06 03:00 EST
MBTA's new electric hybrid buses to be powered by BAE Systems MassTransitMag.comMassachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has ordered 194 electric-hybrid buses that will include BAE Systems Series-ER extended range propulsion ...
2019-01-03 03:00 EST
Commuter train hits car on tracks in Stoughton The Boston GlobeA crash involving an MBTA commuter train and a car Monday morning in Stoughton caused delays of up to 30 minutes on the Providence/Stoughton Line.
2018-12-24 03:00 EST
Mattapan line woes extensive, study asserts Dorchester ReporterCullinane presses Gov. Baker, MBTA for update Findings in the long-awaited report on the future prospects of the Mattapan Trolley Line report assert that ...
2018-12-31 03:00 EST
Car Stuck On MBTA Green C Line Tracks, Expect Delays, Shuttles Brookline, MA PatchCar Stuck On Green C Line, Expect Delays - Brookline, MA - A car found its way up onto the C line tracks after a crash. It's the first car on the tracks this year.
2019-01-03 03:00 EST
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineTHE MBTA'S COMMUTER RAIL rail system in December posted its best on-time performance month in the last 4½ years, with trains delivering passengers ...
2019-01-14 17:31 EST
What's open, closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day The Daily News of NewburyportMonday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday held on the third Monday in January to celebrate the life of the late civil rights leader.
2019-01-20 14:05 EST
Boston Expands Electric Hybrid Bus Fleet Smart & Resilient CitiesIn addition to adding to its fleet, MBTA has appointed a new GM, while New Flyer announces Comprehensive Infrastructure *Service*. Learn about these latest ...
2019-01-18 16:07 EST
Commuter Rail train 'moving again' after reportedly hitting vehicle | Boston 25 News Boston 25 NewsAn MBTA Commuter Rail train temporarily stopped on its tracks after reportedly striking a vehicle in Braintree.
2019-01-21 08:07 EST
Gas leak strikes Columbia Gas facility in Brockton, halts nearby trains Enterprise NewsBROCKTON — Firefighters kept watch over a gas leak at the Columbia Gas facility Sunday afternoon that halted trains on the nearby MBTA line. The leak was ...
2019-01-20 15:10 EST
Guide to First Night 2019 in Boston The Boston GlobeAfter a bitter cold blast canceled several of First Night 2018's marquee events, the temperatures are looking up this year. Here's a guide to help you ring in 2019 ...
2018-12-27 03:00 EST
The snow is coming: How it affects parking in local communities - Itemlive Daily ItemIn the past, 26 Lynn Public School lots have been used for parking during snow emergencies. During this weekend's storm, residents will flock to 14 of them.
2019-01-18 23:53 EST
Crighton: It's time for a Blue Line action plan - Itemlive Daily ItemAnyone who glances at an MBTA transit map, let alone looks at the billions of dollars invested in transit expansion to the south and west of Boston in recent ...
2019-01-16 22:35 EST
Experts: Chinese train manufacturers cause for concern Boston HeraldChina watchers are voicing concerns that Chinese manufacturers setting up operations in the United States pose a "Trojan horse" cybersecurity threat — and ...
2019-01-08 03:00 EST
2019 will be another big year in Boston transportation The Boston GlobeThe new year will bring new trains, new policies, and — surely — new debates about how to fight crippling gridlock. The new year will bring new trains, new ...
2018-12-28 03:00 EST
Commuter Rail plans normal weekday schedule Monday, Jan. 21 The Local Ne.wsNormal weekday schedule set for commuter rail but T advises allowing an extra 10-15 minutes just in case.
2019-01-20 11:30 EST
Your Tax Dollars at Work report returns Boston HeraldReaders asked for it, and Friday the "Your Tax Dollars at Work" public payroll report is back on bostonherald.com. The state Comptroller's Office posted the 2018 ...
2019-01-11 03:00 EST
Boston snow resources: Latest forecast, weather maps, where to park, and more The Boston GlobeFrom preparing for the storm to tracking the weather to cleaning up the mess afterwards, here's everything you need to know. We've got details on the latest ...
2019-01-17 15:37 EST
Massachusetts prepping for brave new transportation world Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Ready or not, Massachusetts is speeding headlong into a brave new transportation world. It may not include flying cars, but state leaders are ...
2018-12-22 03:00 EST
Wollaston Station on track to re-open this summer The Patriot LedgerQUINCY — One year into an extensive renovation of Wollaston Station, MBTA officials said the project is on budget and on track to re-open in August. The $33 ...
2019-01-03 03:00 EST
The snow is done, now comes the cold Lowell SunThe snow, sleet and freezing rain that covered the region exited the east coast of Massachusetts on Sunday night and was replaced by Arctic cold that ...
2019-01-20 20:25 EST
State preps for brave new transportation world Sentinel & EnterpriseBOSTON -- Ready or not, Massachusetts is speeding headlong into a brave new transportation world. It may not include flying cars, but state leaders are looking ...
2018-12-23 03:00 EST
Wrong-Way Crash Kills Recently Retired Sergeant, Wife: Patch PM Boston, MA PatchPolice Sgt., Wife Killed Wrong-Way Crash: Patch PM - Boston, MA - Also: Town releases tapes of gas explosion radio transmissions​; Woman spearheads effort ...
2019-01-11 03:00 EST
Barrett Enters First Full Term With Legislative Agenda iBerkshires.comNORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Entering his first full session in the House of Representative, John Barrett III is doubling down on the priorities he held when he was ...
2019-01-18 12:03 EST
Transit officials study East-West rail link | Local News Gloucester Daily TimesBOSTON – Commuter rail passengers traveling to and from Boston at peak hours often face long waits for packed trains that can be delayed getting into the city.
2019-01-13 17:54 EST
Snowfall starts to fade away as concerns shift to flash freezing overnight | Boston 25 News Boston 25 NewsThe first big winter storm of the season moved through Sunday bringing a mix of snow, ice and rain.
2019-01-21 02:25 EST
Your Tax Dollars at Work: New 2018 Massachusetts state pensions Boston HeraldThe Herald's “Your Tax Dollars at Work” payroll database report is back and will be updated continuously. If you have a database request or tip email ...
2019-01-11 19:00 EST
The MBTA has a new watcher The Boston GlobeBusiness and transit groups are teaming up to rate the MBTA every year on its promise to whittle away at a multibillion-dollar fix-it list.
2018-11-15 03:00 EST
Trade war hangs over ceremony celebrating completion of new MBTA subway cars The Boston GlobeSPRINGFIELD — The Chinese company building subway cars for the MBTA hosted a ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the new Orange Line ...
2018-12-18 03:00 EST
The MBTA’s weekend commuter rail discount went well. But now it’s over The Boston GlobeBy all accounts, discounting commuter rail fares on the weekend was a big success. But now it's over — and it's not clear if or when it will return. Over the past six ...
2018-12-10 03:00 EST
MBTA sinks $6M a year into costly ferry services Boston HeraldThe T will have to pay millions more a year to float ferry commuters after the agency awarded a new contract that hikes the cost by 40 percent — an increase one ...
2018-10-30 03:00 EDT
Activists want rider representation on MBTA board The Boston GlobeBoston-area transit activists are lobbying the state to fill a vacant seat on the T's board of directors with a rider advocate, especially to represent passengers from ...
2018-12-17 03:00 EST
20 minutes for one bus, 2 minutes for the next: Why some MBTA trips run back-to-back The Boston GlobeIt's one of the most irritating experiences a bus rider can have: After standing on the side of the road for 15 or 20 minutes, the bus finally comes plowing up to the ...
2018-11-26 03:00 EST
MBTA wrapping up weekend commuter rail discount The Boston GlobeAbout 180000 of the $10 all-weekend fares were sold during a six-month test.
2018-12-07 03:00 EST
General Manager Ramirez is out at the MBTA Dorchester ReporterAfter just more than one year managing the MBTA, Luis Ramirez is leaving the transit agency, and Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said Tuesday she ...
2018-12-11 03:00 EST
Train derails on MBTA Green Line WCVB BostonShuttle bus *service* is being provided for commuters.
2018-12-10 03:00 EST
Drivers Urged To Stay Home As Snow Crews Take To The Streets CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Parking bans are in effect, Logan is canceling flights and power outages are a real possibility – it's a snowstorm in New England. Canceled ...
2019-01-19 20:37 EST
MBTA ridership down, pension liability up at budget-challenged T Boston Business JournalThe cost of pensions at the MBTA has climbed 50 percent since 2015, and now account for 23 percent of payroll expenses.
2018-11-27 03:00 EST
‘He’s gotten to know every slice of that agency’: Who is Steve Poftak, the next GM of the MBTA? The Boston GlobeLittle more than a year ago the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority celebrated the selection of a general manager with no public transit experience as ...
2018-12-13 03:00 EST
No bonus — yet — for MBTA general manager The Boston GlobeState officials have put off a decision on whether to award the general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority a bonus for his first year at the ...
2018-11-16 03:00 EST
MBTA committee considers help for reverse commuters, electrification Boston Business JournalIncreased frequency to help reverse rail commuters and converting from diesel to electric trains were among the ideas put into motion at the MBTA's Rail Vision ...
2018-11-15 03:00 EST
The Appointment Of A New MBTA GM Signals A Shift In Philosophy wgbh.orgThe dismissal of MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez was a course correction to keep Gov. Charlie Baker's transit reform efforts on track. It also signals a ...
2018-12-16 03:00 EST

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Plow truck rolls in Massachusetts WTNH.comPeople to our north, also dealing with snow and ice.
2019-01-20 23:30 EST
Flash freeze to impact roadways as cold temperatures expected across Massachusetts MassLive.comA drop in temperatures and cold air will cause rain and slush to freeze across Massachusetts.
2019-01-20 12:52 EST
Temperatures to feel as cold as -30 degrees in Massachusetts overnight into Monday morning MassLive.comA chain of plows make their way though a mix of snow, ice and rain on route one during Winter Storm Harper in Saugus, Massachusetts on January 20, 2019.
2019-01-20 18:28 EST
‘Wasted’ time on warrants backlog in Massachusetts Taunton Daily GazetteThe Executive Office of the Massachusetts Trial Courts denied a request for warrant information showing offenses and biographic information, making it ...
2019-01-20 10:30 EST
Bill calls for higher fees for Uber, Lyft in Massachusetts Boston HeraldBOSTON (AP) — Three Massachusetts lawmakers are joining with a regional planning advocacy group to call for higher fees for ride-hailing companies like ...
2019-01-20 08:25 EST
Snow plow flips on steep Massachusetts street | Boston 25 News Boston 25 NewsJust spoke with the Leominster mayor and DPW director who said High Street is their steepest incline but they've never seen this happen before. They credit the ...
2019-01-20 14:01 EST
The snow is over, but ice is now the issue in Massachusetts as sleet, freezing rain falls across the state MassLive.comThe snow is pretty much over Sunday morning, but sleet and freezing rain is going to fall until the evening.
2019-01-20 08:00 EST
Snowfall totals around western Massachusetts Sunday WWLP.com22News is working for you with snowfall totals around western Massachusetts for this weekend's storm.
2019-01-20 06:09 EST
Man arrested in death of 11-year-old Massachusetts girl Atlanta Journal ConstitutionA Massachusetts man was arrested Friday night in connection with the death of Precious Wallaces, the Essex district attorney and Lawrence police chief ...
2019-01-19 03:00 EST
Parking bans in effect in western Massachusetts WWLP.comCities and towns around western Massachusetts are already alerting residents of parking bans ahead of the weekend storm.
2019-01-18 09:46 EST
Maps: Here's the timing of the snow forecast for January 19-20, 2019 Boston.comSnow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain are all in the forecast. Read more on Boston.com.
2019-01-17 13:35 EST
Warnings, watches issued in Massachusetts ahead of major snowstorm Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - Winter storm warnings and watches have been posted across Massachusetts ahead of a massive snowstorm that could dump up to two feet ...
2019-01-18 10:22 EST
New Mexico avalanche victim was a 26-year-old Massachusetts native Boston.comMANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Relatives say a 26-year-old man who died in an avalanche at a New Mexico ski resort was a Massachusetts native who was on an ...
2019-01-19 12:21 EST
Man on Massachusetts most wanted list caught in Miami Boston HeraldBOSTON (AP) — A man on the Massachusetts State Police's most wanted list for allegedly assaulting and kidnapping a woman in March has been captured.
2019-01-18 16:01 EST
Storm Causing Scattered Power Outages In Massachusetts CBS BostonFOXBORO (CBS) – Several thousand people were without power Sunday morning in Massachusetts as snow and freezing rain move through the region.
2019-01-20 07:50 EST
Bitter blast creating icy commute across Massachusetts Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsSCITUATE, MASS. (WHDH) - A bitter blast across the Bay State led to icy conditions Monday morning, making for a messy commute. As temperatures dropped ...
2019-01-21 05:25 EST
Marching to End Child Marriage in Massachusetts Human Rights WatchToday, I'll join the Women's March in Boston to demand an end to child marriage in Massachusetts. My two grandmothers were both child brides in Trinidad and ...
2019-01-19 00:01 EST
Rush for bread and milk as storm approaches Massachusetts Boston HeraldPeople flooded supermarkets searching for bread and milk and other necessities as a winter storm approaches with a foreboding forecast.
2019-01-19 00:42 EST
Massachusetts to issue February SNAP benefits early Boston HeraldBOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance has begun issuing February SNAP benefits to the vast majority of households who ...
2019-01-18 03:40 EST
'Thank you all for being so professional;' Massachusetts police department receives card after arresting someone MassLive.com"I never want to see you guys again, ok maybe not under those circumstances," the letter says.
2019-01-20 14:40 EST
'We Are Their Voice' – Massachusetts Pro-Lifers at March for Life NewBostonPostWASHINGTON D.C. -- Amid tens of thousands at the March for Life, Emanuel Donovan of Wakefield carried one of the two posts holding up the Arlington ...
2019-01-20 10:21 EST
Gov. Charlie Baker announces plan to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would legalize and tax betting on professional sports online and at casinos in ...
2019-01-17 21:31 EST
Internet, DNA testing fuel genealogy in Massachusetts SouthCoastToday.comStart with what you know and go back.That's the advice J. Michael Comeau, executive director of the Massachusetts Archives, gives to anyone interested in ...
2019-01-20 10:45 EST
Mass. lawmakers officially revive ‘millionaires tax’ proposal Boston Business JournalThe Supreme Judicial Court struck down the original version of the proposal last year, but two lawmakers believe they have a procedural path that's on stronger ...
2019-01-18 13:29 EST
Video: Harvey updates snowfall totals for Massachusetts WCVB BostonAn extended period of sleet and wintry precipitation could keep the heaviest snowfall totals slightly lower than first anticipated.
2019-01-18 17:38 EST
In Massachusetts, Eduardo Samaniego was a celebrated immigration rights activist; in Georgia, he’s an inmate The Boston GlobeIf you want to understand how completely arbitrary and capricious our broken immigration system is, consider the case of Eduardo Samaniego.
2019-01-17 18:56 EST
Ski resort apologizes for 'overzealous' letter to workers WESTERNMASSNEWS.comHANCOCK, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts ski resort has issued an apology over a letter that told employees an incoming snowstorm was no excuse for missing ...
2019-01-21 00:23 EST
Massachusetts Details Sackler Family's Role In OxyContin Marketing : Shots - Health News NPRIn a detailed memorandum, Attorney General Maura Healey alleges eight Sackler family members and nine Purdue board members or executives played key ...
2019-01-16 06:27 EST
Massachusetts Needs a Real Debate on Sports Gaming [OPINION] wbsm.comGovernor Charlie Baker has now proposed the legalization of gambling on professional sports in Massachusetts. His plan is narrow—maybe too narrow.
2019-01-20 16:37 EST
For the first time, Massachusetts cellphone users can text 911 The Boston GlobeIt may be the only way someone who needs the police — but has to remain as quiet as possible — can summon help. For the first time, cellphone users in ...
2019-01-16 11:59 EST
In Massachusetts, speed kills Enterprise NewsBOSTON — Speed remains a factor in nearly one-third of all traffic deaths in the U.S., with Massachusetts ranking 23rd among the states in speed-related deaths ...
2019-01-15 17:14 EST
Massachusetts weighing offering benefits to federal workers Boston HeraldBy STEVE LeBLANC. BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says his administration is exploring ways to offer state unemployment benefits to federal ...
2019-01-14 18:23 EST
Massachusetts Bill Would Provide Medical Services to K-9s OfficerYARMOUTH, Massachusetts -- Police are praising proposed legislation that would allow emergency medical *service* workers to treat police canines injured in ...
2019-01-21 07:32 EST
Women in Massachusetts march forward The Boston GlobeAs a sign of progress, since the marches of 2017, groundbreaking numbers of women have made the courageous decision to run for office at every level of ...
2019-01-16 14:33 EST
New Yorkers head to western Massachusetts to buy pot legally The Daily FreemanKINGSTON, N.Y. — New York could become the 11th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but many of its pot-smoking residents aren't willing to ...
2019-01-16 18:25 EST
Parking bans around western Massachusetts WWLP.com22News is working for you with a list of parking bans ahead of the weekend snowstorm.
2019-01-19 12:48 EST
Online sports bets in Massachusetts could leave New York surrounded newyorkupstate.comBettors pack Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. on the first day of legal sports betting in that state last June. (Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media) ( Patti Sapone ...
2019-01-18 11:46 EST
Legal sports wagering may be coming to Massachusetts Gloucester Daily TimesBOSTON — States are rushing to legalize wagers on professional sports following last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and Massachusetts could be getting a ...
2019-01-16 18:57 EST
First marijuana shop in Boston, Ascend Massachusetts, receives approval from city MassLive.comThis week the city of Boston awarded its first conditional-use permit to a hopeful recreational marijuana business, Ascend Massachusetts. Though don't expect it ...
2019-01-16 09:35 EST
Friday snow: Six maps that show how much will fall in Massachusetts MassLive.comThe National Weather *Service* is forecasting moderate snowfall across the state on Friday morning.
2019-01-16 16:50 EST
Bill would loosen Massachusetts restriction on teen and late-term abortions MassLive.comDr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, president of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, is among those championing a bill to expand access to ...
2019-01-17 18:28 EST
With $177,000 Payment, Rite Aid Settles Opioid Dispensing Lawsuit With Massachusetts GoverningIn the settlement agreement, filed in Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday, Rite Aid denied violating any state law or regulation. The company currently has 10 ...
2019-01-18 09:19 EST
SJC to hear Boston Globe lawsuit seeking trove of Massachusetts birth and marriage records MassLive.comThe Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments Thursday in the Globe's lawsuit to obtain decades worth of birth and marriage data from the Department of ...
2019-01-07 03:00 EST
Massachusetts man killed in avalanche at New Mexico ski resort WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsMatthew Zonghetti died after being pulled from snow that crashed down a mountainside during an avalanche at a New Mexico ski resort.
2019-01-18 16:38 EST
Accuracy, citizenship and politics to play role in 2020 census in Massachusetts Milford Daily NewsHere we go again.The 2020 U.S. Census, a decennial headcount of every person living in the United States, is still a year away. But local, state and federal ...
2019-01-14 00:01 EST
The Latest: Amtrak plans to be back to full schedule Monday WESTERNMASSNEWS.comBOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local):. 3:15 p.m.. Amtrak says it expects to have all of its trains back on a full ...
2019-01-20 15:14 EST
Massachusetts Governor’s Mansion: A history of why there isn’t one Curbed BostonAfter the pomp and circumstance of his second swearing-in cease on January 3, Governor Charlie Baker will not return to the Massachusetts Governor's ...
2019-01-03 03:00 EST
Massachusetts House investigating report of "inappropriate conduct" by state rep. WWLP.com(WWLP) - The Boston Globe is reporting that a state representative is being investigated after reports of inappropriate conduct during an event at UMass Amherst ...
2019-01-17 10:34 EST
In Massachusetts, the Market for Small, Liberal-Arts Colleges Is in Decline The Chronicle of Higher EducationIt's a tough time for small, private colleges in Massachusetts. In April, Mount Ida College suddenly announced it would shut its doors and sell its campus to the ...
2019-01-15 18:20 EST
'It's sort of a brand new frontier;' Ascend Massachusetts CEO talks plans, process behind Boston's first potential retail marijuana shop MassLive.comAscend Massachusetts is on track to become Boston's first retail pot shop, and its Chief Executive Officer Andrea Cabral has a lot of ideas for the future store.
2019-01-18 07:43 EST
What does 2019 have in store for marijuana in Massachusetts? Boston.com2018 was a big year for legal weed in the Bay State. 2019 could be the year things get interesting. Read more on Boston.com.
2019-01-03 03:00 EST
What to know about Massachusetts's new Airbnb law Boston.comThe new law to tax short-term rentals aligns Massachusetts with most other states in the country.
2019-01-16 05:00 EST
Massachusetts constitutional officers to be sworn in for new terms Wednesday MassLive.comThe attorney general, treasurer, auditor and secretary of state will be formally sworn in. None are new to their jobs.
2019-01-15 16:12 EST
Massachusetts man accused of stealing firearm from Maine State Police cruiser WGMENORWAY (WGME) – Maine State Police say they have arrested a Fall River, Massachusetts man in connection with a firearms theft from a Maine State Police ...
2019-01-18 15:19 EST
Shaw's closing 4 stores in Massachusetts & New Hampshire | Boston 25 News Boston 25 NewsShaw's Supermarkets is closing four stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
2019-01-14 15:37 EST
Trading places in Massachusetts Eagle-TribuneANDOVER. 18 Atlantic Ave Unit 18: Shuhao Wen and Qian Xu to Nivalda Pires-Gomes, $204,795. 3 Colonial Dr Unit 2a: Andovers Colonl Dr Cnd T and ...
2019-01-18 19:54 EST
Massachusetts, Kansas state police make bet for AFC championship WCVB BostonA Massachusetts State Police officer has accepted the wager regarding the AFC championship game from an officer with the Kansas Highway Patrol. Kansas ...
2019-01-16 20:54 EST
Massachusetts state worker buyouts ‘gargantuan goodbye kisses’ Boston HeraldThousands of retiring state workers boosted their pay last year by cashing in unused sick and vacation days with more than a dozen receiving "gargantuan ...
2019-01-16 00:02 EST
Commission recommends extending Massachusetts open container law to marijuana MassLive.comThis is one of the edible forms of marijuana available for purchase at New England Treatment Access in Northampton. (Don Treeger / The Republican, File).
2019-01-02 03:00 EST
Uber Critical of Plan to Raise Fees for Ride-Hailing Firms U.S. News & World ReportBOSTON (AP) — Uber says legislation calling for higher fees for ride-hailing companies would place an unfair burden on Massachusetts residents who rely on ...
2019-01-20 15:32 EST
‘Doozy’ of a storm expected to bring snow, rain, ice to Massachusetts this weekend Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - After a stretch of dry days, a fast-moving weather system could make for a slick commute on Friday morning before a “doozy” of a storm ...
2019-01-16 09:30 EST
Penn State, Massachusetts, reach basketball, football scheduling deal, Minutemen athletic director says PennLiveThe matchup would round out the Lions' 2023 schedule.
2019-01-18 10:23 EST
Massachusetts Gaming Commission Should Present Alternatives To Wynn ForbesIn Massachusetts, the Gaming Commission is all tied up with Steve Wynn litigation in Nevada, putting the decision on Wynn Resorts' casino in Boston up in the ...
2019-01-11 03:00 EST
Woman sues luxury Massachusetts resort after severe allergic reaction WCVB BostonA luxury Massachusetts resort has been sued by a woman with a nut allergy who landed in the hospital after being served a veggie burger containing cashews.
2019-01-18 08:59 EST
Bill Galvin: Ruling on citizenship question helps Massachusetts Boston HeraldBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials are applauding a ruling by a federal judge in New York blocking the Trump administration from adding a question ...
2019-01-15 12:01 EST
In Massachusetts, It's Time For A Decision By Massachusetts Gaming Commission ForbesAn OpEd appeared in the Boston Globe on the pending gaming license for Wynn Resorts in Massachusetts. Like other Wynn-generated narratives, it suggests ...
2019-01-02 03:00 EST
Massachusetts operator sold to Georgia-based cannabis firm Boston HeraldBOSTON (AP) — The owner of one of the first recreational marijuana stores to open on the U.S. East Coast says it has agreed to be sold.
2019-01-14 12:36 EST
Life expectancy in Massachusetts rises, bucking national trend Worcester TelegramBOSTON - The average life expectancy for Massachusetts residents rose in 2016, an increase that stands in contrast to national trends showing declines in how ...
2018-12-27 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Considers A Stress Test For Private Colleges wgbh.orgThe Massachusetts Board of Higher Education is preparing to adopt a stress test to monitor the financial health of private nonprofit colleges in the state.
2019-01-10 17:44 EST
Tips to save on energy costs in Massachusetts Enterprise NewsMassachusetts residents are no strangers to expensive energy costs, especially during colder months.A recent report by Move.org shows Massachusetts ...
2019-01-07 03:00 EST
Recapping The Massachusetts Opioid Epidemic In 2018 | CommonHealth WBURWhile there is hope, there is still much concern as Massachusetts finishes another year plagued by the opioid epidemic.
2018-12-31 03:00 EST
Winter storm ends, arctic air moves in WWLP.comDangerously cold wind chills will be with us tonight and Monday.
2019-01-20 06:14 EST
'Super, Super Slippery Out Here': Snow, Freezing Rain Create A Mess In Massachusetts CBS BostonWBZ-TV's Paul Burton found many people trying to shovel out their driveways before the AFC Championship Game Sunday night.
2019-01-20 18:06 EST
2018 In Massachusetts In 5 Charts wgbh.orgFrom Mother Nature to the MBTA, we cover what counted in the Bay State in 2018.
2018-12-30 03:00 EST
Recapping The Year In Marijuana In Massachusetts — And Looking Forward To 2019 WBURIt's been a big year for marijuana in Massachusetts. A year ago, anyone over 21 could legally light up a joint. There just wasn't anywhere to (legally) buy one.
2018-12-24 03:00 EST
Gov. Baker announces new chair of Massachusetts Gaming Commission WWLP.comGovernor Charlie Baker has chosen his Deputy Chief Legal Counsel Cathy Judd-Stein the next chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
2019-01-15 19:12 EST
Massachusetts gas prices continue to drop WWLP.comAccording to AAA, the average price of gas in the state is $2.47, dropping three cents since last week.
2019-01-14 20:37 EST
Red Cross issues emergency call for blood donations in Massachusetts WWLP.comThe Red Cross is in critical need of blood and platelet donations to prevent a holiday blood shortage from continuing throughout winter.
2019-01-15 16:54 EST
Your Tax Dollars at Work: New 2018 Massachusetts buyouts Boston HeraldThe Herald's “Your Tax Dollars at Work” payroll database report is back and will be updated continuously. If you have a database request or tip email ...
2019-01-15 17:54 EST
Home delivery of marijuana one step closer in Massachusetts Turn to 10Home delivery of marijuana is one step closer in Massachusetts, along with so-called “cannabis cafes,” where people can smoke in a communal setting.
2019-01-09 03:00 EST
Significant snowfall could be on the way to western Massachusetts WWLP.comOn Friday, we could see up to 2 inches, but the forecast for Saturday and Sunday is still too uncertain.
2019-01-16 17:48 EST
Massachusetts Marijuana Home Growers Beware! [OPINION] wbsm.comRhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo is proposing a ban on the home growing of medical marijuana in her state. Massachusetts growers should be ...
2019-01-19 12:32 EST
This is why ice accretion is a primary concern Sunday WCVB BostonMeteorologist AJ Burnett explains why conditions are setting up for an ice storm over parts of Massachsuetts, and what signs to look for.
2019-01-20 12:39 EST
Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Decision On Wynn Will Be Made Leaving Many Unanswered Questions ForbesThe Massachusetts Gaming Commission is in a position to make a decision on the Wynn Resorts license, but they will do so amid a number of unanswered ...
2019-01-07 03:00 EST
Traffic Safety Advocates Planning to Gather at Statehouse U.S. News & World ReportBOSTON (AP) — Traffic safety advocates are planning to gather at the Statehouse this week.
2019-01-20 13:10 EST
Lack of snow until this weekend in western Massachusetts WWLP.comCHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - This winter in the Pioneer Valley has been very mild, and much of it is by chance. Dry weather over the valley has kept us mostly ...
2019-01-14 16:14 EST
Heres The Best Place To Retire In Massachusetts Boston, MA PatchHere's The Best Place To Retire In MA - Boston, MA - More and more people are retiring as Baby Boomers age out of the workforce. Here's where retirees have it ...
2019-01-10 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Airbnb regulations set to take effect in July 2019 Curbed BostonMany hosts of short-term rentals in Massachusetts through sites such as Airbnb will have to pay the same 5.7 percent state tax as hotels and will have to register ...
2018-12-28 03:00 EST
Police: Driver Dies After Car Crashes Through Garage U.S. News & World ReportSAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — Officials in Saugus say a woman was killed when the car she was driving crashed through a garage and went down a snow-covered ...
2019-01-20 17:06 EST
Massachusetts thinks regionally about manufacturing workforce; '413' gets $650K to school for jobs MassLive.com8/14/2018 -Westfield- Peerless Precision is a machining shop in Westfield that produces parts for thermal imaging systems, engines, and other applications.
2019-01-17 16:15 EST
2 dead in early morning crash in Massachusetts Sacramento BeeMassachusetts State Police say two people have died in an early morning crash.
2019-01-17 14:17 EST
Movies filmed in Massachusetts that received big tax credits Boston.comAnecdotally, it seems like some sort of film production pops up almost every week in Massachusetts. Statistically, it's likely even more frequent than that.
2019-01-16 05:00 EST
Massachusetts woman charged with murder in babies’ deaths faces June trial Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman facing murder charges after the bodies of three infants she had given birth to were found in her squalid ...
2019-01-16 16:12 EST
As life expectancy falls across US, Mass. bucks trend The Boston GlobeLife expectancy has slowly slipped nationwide, but here it's inching upward. State health officials attributed the news to years of health promotion efforts and ...
2018-12-28 03:00 EST
Massachusetts marijuana: What the 5 CCC commissioners are doing in 2019 Boston.comWith marijuana dispensaries now open in Massachusetts, the state's legal weed regulatory agency is working to make sure the industry is safe and equitable.
2019-01-07 03:00 EST
Airbnb in Massachusetts booming as regulations loom Curbed BostonThe home-sharing site says more than 1.2 million people in 2018 stayed in Massachusetts homes via an Airbnb rental.
2019-01-09 03:00 EST
Massachusetts education bill: Here are the basics on the PROMISE Act Boston.comThe new education bill would change the Chapter 70 formula for how Massachusetts schools are funded to increase spending for some disadvantaged students.
2019-01-11 03:00 EST
Boater from Massachusetts indicted for crash that killed swimmer on Maine lake Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsJEFFERSON, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man whose boat crashed into a swimmer last summer, killing her, is facing a manslaughter charge. Officials say ...
2019-01-16 09:58 EST
Minimum wage hike, statewide age for tobacco among new laws in Massachusetts Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (AP) — The state's minimum wage is going up, the income tax rate is coming down and it will be illegal everywhere in Massachusetts to sell cigarettes ...
2018-12-31 03:00 EST
These 33 Massachusetts colleges profit the most from declined applicants MassLive.comGoing to college is a major expense, but did you know that just applying to college can be as well? LendEdu compiled a list of the 500 colleges in the United ...
2019-01-16 05:00 EST

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