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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2018-07-18 02:29 EDT

Massachusetts Lawmakers Ponder E-Taxes As Budget Deadline Nears
New England Public Radio
Matt Murphy, State House News Service: What's interesting in this case is that the policy that South Dakota was pursuing and actually won the case on, is something Massachusetts is already doing. They, too, have been challenged in the court in Virginia ...

2018-06-25 04:11 EDT

What does the Supreme Court's Wayfair decision on online sales taxes mean for Massachusetts?
MassLive.com
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can collect sales taxes from online retailers. Brick-and-mortar retailers cheered the decision. Gov. Charlie Baker hailed the ruling as "a good day for states, and it's a good day for those in the ...
Wayfair Ruling Opens Door For Tax Collections On Online Sales WBUR
Supreme Court rules against Wayfair in online sales tax battle Boston Business Journal
US Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Sales Taxes on Out-of-State Internet Purchases Has Some Massachusetts Officials ... NewBostonPost (blog)
The Boston Globe - Supreme Court
2018-06-21 17:07 EDT

After unanimous Senate passage, Massachusetts House to vote on ...
MassLive.com
Laws on the books in Massachusetts criminalize abortion and prohibit prescribing contraception to unmarried women.

2018-07-17 15:13 EDT

Massachusetts Senate includes safe injection sites in opioid bill
MassLive.com
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate wants to include the establishment of safe injection sites in a larger bill aimed at addressing opioid addiction. Safe injection sites are places where someone can inject illegal drugs, which they have obtained ...
Massachusetts lawmakers weighing bills as deadline nears Fort Worth Star Telegram

2018-07-17 17:54 EDT

After New York's electoral upset, eyes turn to Massachusetts
PBS NewsHour
BOSTON — Ayanna Pressley knew it was going to be tough mounting a primary challenge to an incumbent Democratic congressman in Massachusetts, a state that often rewards politicians with near-lifetime jobs. Then someone Pressley counts as a friend ...

2018-07-08 13:06 EDT

Here are the 3 ballot questions Massachusetts will vote on in ...
Boston.com
And then there were three. Massachusetts voters looked like they were going to have a lot to choose on this November. Eight ballot questions appeared to be ...

2018-07-09 15:50 EDT

Where does the Massachusetts delegation stand on the calls to abolish ICE?
Boston.com
... separation of children from their parents at the southern border to its deportation efforts closer to home, the recent controversies have taken calls to rebuild the agency from the ground up from the political fringe toward the mainstream of ...

2018-07-02 21:56 EDT

Massachusetts legislators hopeful that final budget deal nearly ...
WWLP.com
House and Senate negotiators have been holding closed-door talks on the $41 billion spending plan that was supposed to be in place by July 1.

2018-07-17 10:42 EDT

Tax debate returns to Legislature after SJC strikes down Massachusetts millionaire's tax
MassLive.com
The Supreme Judicial Court on Monday effectively threw the battle over taxes in Massachusetts back to the state Legislature. The SJC struck from the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would have raised taxes on income over $1 million.

2018-06-19 06:10 EDT

Massachusetts lawmakers on late budget: 'We're working on it'
MassLive.com
Massachusetts lawmakers on late budget: 'We're working on it'. Posted July 16, 2018 at 5:09 PM. Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and Sen. Karen Spilka are leading inter-chamber negotiations on the fiscal 2019 budget, which was sent to conference June 4.

2018-07-16 17:09 EDT

The MBTA

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2018-07-18 02:29 EDT

MBTA Shaves Dollar Off Park Rate Hike
NBC10 Boston
After criticism from Braintree Mayor Joe Sullivan, MBTA management decided to limit the upcoming increases in parking rates for two South Shore Red Line facilities and push back by a month the effective date of the new rates, according to State House ...
MBTA Shaves Dollar Off Park Rate Hike, Cuts It To $9 | WBUR News WBUR
MBTA dials back parking fee hike at Quincy, Braintree garages Wicked Local
MBTA dials back parking fee hike at Quincy, Braintree garages ... The Patriot Ledger

2018-07-17 11:22 EDT

Tire thieves strike again – 2 cars vandalized at Whitman MBTA lot
Enterprise News
A white Lexus CT parked in the same lot had its tires stolen and anther vehicle had its window smashed in the MBTA Commuter Rail parking lot in Abington. The tire theft is the most recent in a number of similar incidents throughout the region ...

2018-07-17 13:19 EDT

MBTA hires new 'chief customer officer'
MassLive.com
In an effort to make the MBTA more "customer-centric," the public transit agency's general manager tapped a state government communications veteran as its new "chief customer officer." Danny Levy comes to the MBTA from the Massachusetts Port Authority ...

2018-07-16 18:53 EDT

MBTA Takes A Buck Off Braintree Parking Hike
Patch.com
MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez announced at Monday's MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board meeting that the parking fees at the Braintree and Quincy Adams stations will be increased to $9 instead of $10 and will go into effect in September ...

2018-07-17 20:14 EDT

Another MBTA Commuter Rail parking lot becomes the target of tire ...
WCVB Boston
Two vehicles were vandalized in an MBTA Commuter Rail station parking lot Monday afternoon. Transit police responded to the Whitman station parking lot and ...
Theft, vandalism being investigated at MBTA parking lots on South ... Boston 25 News

2018-07-16 19:55 EDT

Beverly Mayor Named To Board To Consider MBTA's Future
Patch.com
BEVERLY, MA -- Beverly Mayor Mike Cahill is the lone public official from the North Shore named to the Rail Vision project, a board that will make recommendations on modernizing the MBTA. The group has been reviewing previous studies, data and ...

2018-07-17 08:39 EDT

MBTA unwraps mock-up of next generation Red Line car
WCVB Boston
More than a month after it was loaded onto a truck in China, the mock-up of the next generation of the MBTA's Red Line is ready for inspection. The vehicle, which was wrapped in white plastic for the trip, arrived in Boston Friday. MBTA general manager ...

2018-07-16 09:34 EDT

Beverly mayor to serve on MBTA project advisory committee
Wicked Local
Beverly Mayor Michael P. Cahill was recently invited to serve as a member of the project advisory committee for the MBTA Rail Vision project. The goal of this committee is to find cost effective ways to increase ridership of the MBTA rail network and ...
MA: Beverly Mayor Joins Project to Improve Commuter Rail MassTransitMag.com (press release) (blog)
Flooding causes delays on Worcester commuter rail The Boston Globe

2018-07-17 13:23 EDT

Bloomberg Baystate Business: Biotech, MBTA, Davio's
Bloomberg
Jonathan Montagu, CEO of HotSpot Therapeutics told us about their new $45 million round of funding. Janet Wu reported on the Barr Foundation's donation to help the MBTA build raised platforms for bus access in Everett. Then Bruce Mohl of Commonwealth ...

2018-07-17 18:42 EDT

Foodie Cafe Food Truck Opens at MBTA Lot Monday Morning
framinghamsource.com
FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham restaurant that closed last month will re-open as a food truck business in the MBTA commuter rail lot starting tomorrow, July 16. David and Alicia Blais, who closed Foodie Cafe on Fountain Street on June 30, announced in ...

2018-07-16 05:39 EDT

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2018-07-18 02:29 EDT

After unanimous Senate passage, Massachusetts House to vote on 'NASTY Women Act,' repealing archaic abortion laws
MassLive.com
A law on the books in Massachusetts prohibits a doctor from prescribing contraception to an unmarried woman. An adulterer can be punished by up to three years in state prison. Another law criminalizes abortion. Although all of these laws are ...

2018-07-17 15:13 EDT

Suspect in Massachusetts Officer Slaying Pleads Not Guilty
U.S. News & World Report
BOSTON (AP) — A man accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon as well as an innocent bystander pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Twenty-year-old Emanuel Lopes was arraigned on charges including two counts of ...
Suspect in Massachusetts officer death held without bail GazetteNET

2018-07-17 18:09 EDT

Want a job in Massachusetts's marijuana industry? Here's what to know.
Boston.com
Even with the slow start of Massachusetts's recreational marijuana industry, advocates and employers say if you're looking to get into the cannabis business, there are jobs — and businesses are searching to get more employees on the books. Over 200 ...

2018-07-17 16:26 EDT

PHOTOS: Storm damage and flooding reports in western Massachusetts Tuesday
WWLP.com
12: 22 PM Westhampton: Tree down on house and a car on Southampton Road caused by lightning; 1:01 PM Amherst: Wires down on Pelham Road (Flooding); 2:06 PM Westfield: Broad Street - 8 inch diameter tree branch down; 2:10 PM Chicopee: Bottom ...

2018-07-17 15:24 EDT

'Go big': Massachusetts making strides in clean energy but advocates urge more efforts
MassLive.com
Officials gather at Springfield City Hall to discuss a new report analyzing efforts by Massachusetts and other states to expand clean energy. Officials left to right are: Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, City Councilor Jesse Lederman; and Ben ...
VIDEO: Massachusetts Saw A 246-Times Increase In Electricity It ... framinghamsource.com
Massachusetts is first in the nation in electricity use reduced through efficiencies SouthCoastToday.com

2018-07-17 17:06 EDT

Massachusetts Lawmakers Weighing Bills as Deadline Nears
U.S. News & World Report
The Massachusetts House is planning to meet to continue working on a series of bills awaiting final votes before the end of the Legislature's formal session. July 18, 2018, at 12:09 a.m.. Massachusetts Lawmakers Weighing Bills as Deadline Nears. Share. ×.
Massachusetts Senate includes safe injection sites in opioid bill MassLive.com

2018-07-18 00:09 EDT

Massachusetts Court Evades Answer to Whether Addiction a Defense
NOVA Next
If addiction is a disease, why is relapsing a crime? This question was brought before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court this past year where a ruling was presented on Monday. The case was raised when a Massachusetts woman, whose probation ...

2018-07-17 14:45 EDT

Massachusetts graduate student dies on school trip to Ecuador
WCVB Boston
Authorities say a Massachusetts graduate student and former employee of a district attorney's office has died during a school-sponsored trip to Ecuador. Officials say University of Massachusetts Boston student Fatima Breton died Sunday. The cause of ...

2018-07-17 19:49 EDT

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker hits President Trump over 'disgraceful' comments in Helsinki
MassLive.com
By MATT MURPHY. Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday joined the chorus of Democrats and Republicans repudiating President Donald Trump over his performance at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as Trump sought to clarify that he accepts the ...
Massachusetts Trump Supporters Back Summit With Putin NBC10 Boston

2018-07-17 17:51 EDT

Flash flood watch issued for much of Massachusetts
MassLive.com
With potentially severe storms expected Tuesday, flooding is possible. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch early Tuesday morning. "A line of strong thunderstorms is expected to develop in northwest Massachusetts around noon and then ...
Storms Bring Floods, Lightning Strikes, Flight Cancellations U.S. News & World Report
Severe thunderstorm, flash flooding warnings issued in Massachusetts Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
Severe thunderstorm, Flash flood warnings in effect for eastern Massachusetts Daily Item

2018-07-17 05:24 EDT

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