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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 House to Probe Claim of Inappropriate Conduct NECNMassachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is forming a special committee to investigate reports of inappropriate conduct during an orientation event for newly ...
2019-01-17 13:00 EST
Massachusetts to issue February SNAP benefits early News & ObserverThe 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
Massachusetts and Missouri could teach the US government a lot about how to fight growing income inequality Business InsiderInstead of enacting policies to reduce inequality, the federal government has more often done the opposite. States have recently moved to combat this.
2019-01-16 18:16 EST
Could the millionaires tax proposal make a comeback in 2019? Boston.comWith transportation and education advocates calling for serious increases in state funding, the progressive coalition Raise Up Massachusetts says it has a ...
2018-12-21 03:00 EST
Separating politics from civics in Massachusetts schools Wicked LocalMassachusetts lawmakers are hopeful civics-based education will improve civic engagement among young people.The challenge for administration, schools ...
2018-12-19 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 15:43 EST
For Ayanna Pressley, the beauty of unexpected wins led to Congress and a historic office The Washington PostFrom the outside, Room 1108 in the Longworth House Office Building is unremarkable. Inside, it's even less so. But to Ayanna Pressley — who is the first black ...
2019-01-16 11:01 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 21:40 EST
Warren to visit Puerto Rico as administration considers diverting hurricane funds to border wall CNNWashington (CNN) Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to travel to Puerto Rico next week, marking her first visit to the Caribbean island as a presidential hopeful ...
2019-01-17 20:37 EST
Healey Outlines Priorities In 'Time Of Consequence' wgbh.orgAG Maura Healey committed herself to a new clean energy goal and promised to fight gun violence, reduce barriers to mental health treatment, and support ...
2019-01-16 20:30 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
IRS Agent Couple Begin Selling Belongings on Craigslist, Claim Shutdown Woes BreitbartA Massachusetts couple who work for the Internal Revenue *Service* claims they have had to resort to selling personal belongings on Craigslist to make ends ...
2019-01-17 21:44 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 20:57 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
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
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
'We Want to Go Back to Work': Protest at Mass. State House on 27th Day of Shutdown NECNHundreds of frustrated federal workers rallied outside the Massachusetts State House Thursday afternoon as the longest government shutdown in history ...
2019-01-17 18:12 EST
The stories that shaped 2018 in Massachusetts MetroWest 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 02:00 EST
TMZ keeps asking Elizabeth Warren about the New England Patriots Boston.comSen. Elizabeth Warren may be exploring a 2020 presidential campaign on a platform of economic fairness and getting rid of corruption in government, but the ...
2019-01-16 16:43 EST
On Politics: Elizabeth Warren Is Running for President The New York TimesThe Massachusetts senator is forming a presidential exploratory committee, making her the first major candidate in what is likely to be a crowded Democratic ...
2019-01-01 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
Amid controversy, women’s march persists The Boston GlobeThe movement that united women two years ago has broken down into tribal divisions, but women participating again this year suggest the march is not the point ...
2019-01-18 06:08 EST
Massachusetts’ 1st black woman DA to speak at Roger Williams Bradenton HeraldMassachusetts' 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
Galvin: Ruling on citizenship question helps Massachusetts Island PacketMassachusetts 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
West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club Legislatures New York MagazineNevada got positive attention for achieving the first majority-women legislature. At the other end of the spectrum are states like West Virginia, with really low ...
2019-01-17 18:16 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
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
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
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
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineUNIONS MATTER. That's the lesson of National Grid's six-month lockout of 1,250 United Steelworkers. Withstanding the latest in a series of attacks on workers ...
2019-01-17 17:25 EST
With Pressley’s win, a political earthquake in Massachusetts politics The Boston GlobeAyanna Pressley's historic win carries an unmistakable message: Massachusetts politics is changing. Candidates aren't willing to wait their turn anymore.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 is officially Massachusetts's first black congresswoman Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Ayanna Pressley didn't campaign to make history, but she did on Tuesday, officially becoming Massachusetts' first black woman elected to the ...
2018-11-07 03:00 EST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Live updates: Massachusetts election results in the 2018 midterms Boston.comFollow the latest reports below as the results from Election Day come in from around Massachusetts. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-11-06 03:00 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
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
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
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
Democrats Scrambling To Find New Taxes in Massachusetts Governor's Race NewBostonPostBy Michael P. Norton STATE HOUSE NEWS *SERVICE* When the state's highest court on June 18 knocked off the 2018 ballot a proposed surtax on the wealthy ...
2018-08-08 03:00 EDT
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Massachusetts early voting 2018: Here's what you need to know Boston.comBay State voters could start heading to the polls Monday morning. Here's when and where and how. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-10-22 03:00 EDT
The WGBH News Guide To Massachusetts' 2018 Ballot Questions wgbh.orgGet all the info you need on this year's ballot questions covering nurse staffing levels, campaign finance and transgender rights.
2018-10-21 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
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
Gov. Baker Just Signed A Tax Increase. But He Doesn't Want You To Call It That WBURIn what amounts to a piece of ridiculous rhetorical legerdemain, writes Tom Keane, Baker says a tax isn't a tax if it relates to some “new *service*."
2018-07-03 03:00 EDT
Politics 2 in Massachusetts House leadership ousted in primaries Boston.comTwo veteran state lawmakers from Boston who were part of the House leadership have been defeated by challengers in Democratic primaries.
2018-09-05 03:00 EDT
Who are the US Senate candidates in Massachusetts? Boston.comRepublicans have a three-way race for the Sept. 4 primary election. Democrat Elizabeth Warren is unopposed. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-08-21 03:00 EDT
Here are the 3 ballot questions Massachusetts will vote on this November Boston.comAnd 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 03:00 EDT
Primary elections 2018: Massachusetts, explained Vox.comIn deeply blue Massachusetts, primary night is often more important than the November general election. This is very apparent during Tuesday night's elections, ...
2018-09-04 03:00 EDT
Politics In The News: Massachusetts Primary Election NPRMassachusetts holds its primary on Tuesday. David Greene talks to Frank Phillips, Boston Globe State House bureau chief, and NPR congressional ...
2018-09-04 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts approves short-term rental tax | 2018-08-01 HousingWireMassachusetts' legislature just approved a bill that implements taxes and regulations on short-term rental activity in the state. The bill will extend the state's ...
2018-08-01 03:00 EDT
Here are your select 2018 midterm election results for Massachusetts Eagle-TribuneMassachusetts polls close at 8 p.m., with results being posted as they become available.
2018-11-07 03:00 EST
'Straight-up racist;' Massachusetts Democrats raise concerns with party leadership MassLive.comBy MICHAEL P. NORTON. Massachusetts Democrats, who won race after race in Tuesday's elections, appear to have a some racial tensions within their party.
2018-11-13 03:00 EST
2018 election: Massachusetts to vote for governor, US senator, weigh in on 3 ballot questions MassLive.comMassachusetts voters will head to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in a series of state and federal legislative races, including contests for governor and U.S. ...
2018-11-04 02:00 EST
10 Democrats are running for Congress in the 3rd District. Meet the sole Republican. Boston.comFor all the candidates running to replace Rep. Niki Tsongas in the 3rd District congressional race, Rick Green has one thing that sets him apart: He's a ...
2018-08-29 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Democrats Strain to Stand Out in Rare Open-Seat Race Roll Call Voters in north-central Massachusetts will cast ballots Tuesday in one of the cycle's most crowded primaries. Democratic Rep. Niki Tsongas is retiring after five ...
2018-09-01 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Gov. Baker to be sworn into 2nd four-year term Fort Worth Star TelegramMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is about to be sworn in to a second term.
2019-01-01 03:00 EST
Poll: Massachusetts dislikes Trump's job performance more than any other state Boston.comNo other state dislikes how President Donald Trump has handled the presidency more so than Massachusetts, a recent poll found. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-08-15 03:00 EDT
Everything you need to know about Ayanna Pressley Boston.comThe Boston City Councilor is looking to become Massachusetts's first woman of color in Congress by unseating Rep. Michael Capuano. Read more on ...
2018-08-31 03:00 EDT
3 ways the new Democratic House majority empowers Massachusetts Boston.comFollowing the midterm election Tuesday, Reps. Richard Neal, Jim McGovern, and Katherine Clark are positioned to see their sway over the agenda in Congress ...
2018-11-07 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Senate approves regional ballot initiatives, allowing new taxes for transit projects MassLive.comThe Massachusetts Senate on Wednesday adopted an amendment that would let voters in particular regions agree to a new tax to fund specific transportation ...
2018-07-26 03:00 EDT
Can a Democrat unseat Massachusetts' popular GOP governor? Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Even in a blue state, and amid signs that liberal Democratic enthusiasm is surging nationwide, Jay Gonzalez likely faces a steep climb in his ...
2018-09-09 03:00 EDT

The MBTA

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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
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
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 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: Construction picks up on Green Line Extension; no snags so far Wicked Local CambridgeThe 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 ...
2019-01-17 08:52 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
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 00:28 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 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 19:05 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 plans all-electronic fare collection | News Andover TownsmanBOSTON -- 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 ...
2019-01-15 00:36 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
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 16:11 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 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 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
MBTA resumes special weekend rate on commuter rail MetroWest Daily NewsBOSTON – The MBTA and its operating partner for Commuter Rail, Keolis Commuter Services, announced the special $10 Commuter Rail weekend fare pilot ...
2019-01-07 13:36 EST
Elderly man struck by MBTA bus in Watertown Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsWATERTOWN, MASS. (WHDH) - An elderly man was struck and injured by an MBTA bus in Watertown on Wednesday morning. Officers responding to a report ...
2019-01-09 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
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
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 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
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
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 23:00 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
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 10:18 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
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
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 08:48 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
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 01:41 EST
MBTA launches first of new Green Line cars into service WCVB BostonThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority launched the first of its new Green Line trolley cars into passenger *service* Friday. According to the MBTA, ...
2018-12-21 03:00 EST
How Trump's trade war with China could impact the MBTA Boston.comThe MBTA is on the verge of replacing its current Orange and Red Line fleets with hundreds of sleek new train cars. However, President Donald Trump's trade ...
2018-12-19 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 10:39 EST
Look inside new factory building new trains for MBTA WCVB BostonA Chinese company's new factory in Springfield recently completed the first of hundreds of new train cars that will soon begin rolling on the Orange and Red Lin.
2018-12-19 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
FRA Approves MBTA Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020 MassTransitMag.comThe MBTA announced at its Fiscal and Management Control Board meeting that it received federal approval for its alternative schedule and sequence for ...
2019-01-09 11:56 EST
MBTA gets 2-year extension for safety upgrades The Salem NewsThe MBTA announced Monday it had received approval from the Federal Railroad Administration to extend the deadline for the full positive train control program ...
2019-01-08 12:28 EST
MBTA orders five 60' electric buses from New Flyer Green Car CongressNew Flyer of America Inc., the US subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, announced that the ...
2019-01-08 03:00 EST
Rail News - MBTA unveils first pair of new Orange Line subway cars. For Railroad Career Professionals Progressive Rail RoadingMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday joined officials from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Massachusetts Department of ...
2018-12-20 03:00 EST
MassDOT announces free MBTA service New Year's Eve night, travel advisory 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
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 16:09 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
Chinese Infiltrating MBTA Via New Trains? State Rep Is Wary Boston, MA PatchA Republican lawmaker plans on introducing legislation that would keep a Chinese-owned firm from working on new MBTA trains. By Mike Carraggi, Patch ...
2018-12-21 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
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
Bearing down on the Blue Line - Itemlive Daily ItemExtending Blue Line rapid transit *service* from Revere to Lynn has been discussed at Lynn meetings, underscored during press conferences, and emphasized at ...
2019-01-17 22:25 EST
MBTA to resume special $10 weekend commuter rail fare pilot; $10 all-weekend fares valid on all Commuter Rail lines and all zones starting Jan. 5 Community AdvocateThe MBTA and its operating partner for Commuter Rail, Keolis Commuter Services, announced the special $10 Commuter Rail weekend fare pilot will resume as ...
2019-01-07 14:29 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 updating fleet with New Flyer electric hybrids Trailer/Body BuildersMBTA is updating its fleet with 194 heavy-duty, 40-foot Xcelsior diesel-electric buses from New Flyer America.
2019-01-09 13:33 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
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
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, MassPort Seek Pilot for Chelsea Street Bridge Restrictions Chelsea RecordThere has been no shortage of colorful language used to express frustration for the often ill-timed Chelsea Street Bridge closures, and now the MBTA has joined ...
2018-12-22 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
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 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
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 ...
2019-01-09 21:39 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
First Chinese-Made Rail Cars Delivered to MBTA Assembly MagazineSPRINGFIELD, MA—The first pair of the 404 next-generation rail vehicles built in the U.S. factory of Chinese rail car manufacturer CRRC here will soon be ...
2018-12-24 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
Car collides with train in Stoughton; 1 injured Enterprise NewsCanton and Wyman streets were blocked for about 1 1/2 hours on Monday morning following the collision. STOUGHTON — A woman was injured when she ...
2018-12-24 03:00 EST
MBTA orders nearly 200 electric-hybrid buses Transportation TodayThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has ordered 194 electric-hybrid buses from BAE Systems. © BAE Systems. The buses will operate on ...
2019-01-09 08:55 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
Rail News - MBTA launches first new car on Green Line in a decade. For Railroad Career Professionals 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
MBTA Appoints Steve Poftak as Its New General Manager Construction Equipment GuideTransportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced the appointment of MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Vice Chair Steve Poftak as ...
2019-01-03 09:54 EST
Massachusetts state employee pay: Top takeaways from the 2018 data MassLive.comWho earned the most? How much overtime did state workers make?
2019-01-14 05:08 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
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
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
$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
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
Police accuse man of hitting woman, fleeing into Quincy Center Station The Patriot LedgerQUINCY — A homeless man was arrested after police say he punched a woman and ran into the Quincy Center MBTA Station.Miguel Cruz was charged with ...
2019-01-17 16:29 EST
So whats next for the Swampscott Train Depot? Wicked LocalIn Facebook comment threads and shared posts, folks did not have a problem chiming in on how they believe the 1334-square-foot building should be utilized.
2019-01-11 16:06 EST
We took a test-ride of the new Orange Line cars. Here’s how they look The Boston GlobeWithin a few weeks, riders on the Orange Line are expected to receive a long-awaited treat: the first of the line's new subway cars will begin regular *service*.
2019-01-13 19:42 EST
Harbor dredging project to delay commuter ferry The Patriot LedgerHINGHAM — Some trips on the MBTA's Hingham/Hull ferry will be delayed during a two-week period starting this Thursday because of a dredging project in the ...
2019-01-14 12:15 EST
Here’s the Boston version of the ‘10 Year Challenge’ The Boston GlobeThe city looks a lot different than it did about a decade ago.
2019-01-17 10:17 EST
MassDOT Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Travel Advisory Cape Cod TodayBOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding the public to monitor roadway and weather conditions, plan ahead, and ...
2019-01-17 07:13 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
$10 weekend commuter rail service is back The Patriot LedgerThe MBTA is bringing back $10 unlimited weekend rides on the commuter rail after a successful summer pilot program that bumped weekend ticket sales by 23 ...
2019-01-04 11:27 EST
No injuries after car gets stuck on commuter rail tracks in Concord The Boston GlobeNo one was injured after a car got stuck on MBTA commuter rail tracks Tuesday night in Concord due to an operator error, police said.
2019-01-16 16:03 EST
Sen. Brendan Crighton renews push to bring Blue Line to Lynn - Itemlive Daily ItemLYNN — State Sen. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn) knows the skepticism that surrounds any mention of extending the Blue Line from the Wonderland Station in ...
2019-01-16 21:04 EST
Massachusetts rail car builder's success depends on improved China-US trade relations MassLive.com"The U.S. should see China as a valued partner not only in our economic growth but in solving problems around the world," Chinese Counsul General Huang ...
2018-12-19 03:00 EST
What Can $8 Billion Do To Fix The T? wgbh.org"A long journey and steep mountain to climb" is how the chairman of the MBTA's Fiscal Control Board, Joseph Aiello, described the effort to rebuild Boston's ...
2019-01-07 03:00 EST
Arlington asks MassDOT to remove spikes keeping homeless from sleeping under Route 2 bridge The Boston GlobeTown officials were unhappy to discover that the state transportation department had installed two rows of metal spikes underneath a Route 2 bridge to keep ...
2019-01-07 03:00 EST
No one bids on Swampscott Train Depot Wicked LocalSwampscott Train Depot has remained underutilized and vacant for years. Several attempts over the years to bring a commercial and/or community use to the ...
2019-01-10 14:47 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 00:08 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
Man accused of drunkenly hitting police sergeant's car after Bruins game, then leading police on chase MassLive.comA Billerica man was arrested Saturday night after police say he drunkenly hit an MBTA Transit Police sergeant's personal vehicle outside of a Boston Bruins ...
2019-01-07 03:00 EST
Here are the street closures and parking restrictions in Boston for New Year’s Eve The Boston GlobeWhether you're coming into the city to enjoy First Night activities or the champagne-soaked bar scene, here's what you need to know if you're planning to drive ...
2018-12-31 03:00 EST
Could The T's New Rail Cars Spy On Us? WBUR"I know it's weird, it sounds like it's out of a Tom Clancy novel. But if there hadn't been so many other instances of the Chinese government actively doing this that ...
2019-01-17 13:28 EST
‘Definitely a nice change’: Commuter rail conductor decorates train car with Christmas cheer The Boston GlobeKeolis Commuter Services officials said the employee did the decorating on his own time.
2018-12-19 03:00 EST
Transit police searching for bike theft suspect Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsMALDEN (WHDH) - MBTA transit police are searching for a suspect in connection with a bicycle theft at a T stop in Malden. Transit police released surveillance ...
2019-01-05 03:00 EST
Car lands upside down on train tracks in Providence, killing driver Turn to 10PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — A car drove off the end of a dead-end street in Providence early Monday morning and landed on some railroad tracks, killing the ...
2019-01-07 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
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 16:14 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
C’mon Boston, pay to maintain your own bus lanes The Boston GlobeBus-only lanes are perhaps the lowest hanging of fruits in the world of transportation fixes, yet the city of Boston is fighting the state on who will pay for them.
2019-01-05 03:00 EST
Transformation of Quincy gained momentum in 2018 The Patriot LedgerQUINCY — It was a year of changes in Quincy as a massive transformation continued to evolve in the city's downtown, the MBTA finally broke ground on a series ...
2018-12-31 03:00 EST
New Flyer Lands Five 60-Foot Electric Bus Orders InsideEVsNew Flyer received order from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for 5 sixty-foot articulated Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses.
2019-01-11 10:00 EST

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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
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
Map: Here's the timing of the snow forecast for January 19-20, 2019 Boston.comMassachusetts could see more than 2 feet of snow in some areas, forecasters say. Read more on Boston.com.
2019-01-17 13:35 EST
Text to 9-1-1 now available across Massachusetts NEWS10 ABCThe ability to text 911 is now available throughout Massachusetts.
2019-01-17 23:16 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
Massachusetts AG brings amended complaint against Purdue Pharma in opioid deaths JURISTMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey brought an amended complaint Tuesday against Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family, who controls the ...
2019-01-17 17:59 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
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
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
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
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 Boston 25 NewsATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts State Police say two people have died in an early morning crash.
2019-01-17 09:22 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
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
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
Friday snow: Six maps that show how much will fall in Massachusetts MassLive.comA minor snow storm is expected to deposit an inch to three inches of snow across Massachusetts on Friday, according to a National Weather *Service* forecast.
2019-01-16 16:50 EST
Live with your parents? Here's where you are most likely to live in Massachusetts MassLive.comBy Tim Jones | MassLive. It's no surprise that some people just can't afford to get out of their parents' home. Whether it's someone *fresh* out of college or ...
2019-01-18 05:00 EST
Report: MGM Springfield casino a Massachusetts crime magnet CalvinAyre.comMassachusetts' newest casino is a crime magnet, at least, according to local police reports. On Thursday, Boston's local ABC television affiliate WCVB reported ...
2019-01-17 20:21 EST
Women in Massachusetts march forward The Boston GlobeOn Saturday, the women's march will be held on the Boston Common.
2019-01-16 14:33 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
Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to host competition Wicked LocalOn Feb. 12, The Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation will host the 12th annual Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational, a high ...
2019-01-17 16:17 EST
Maylor to succeed Shack as Massachusetts comptroller Bond BuyerAndrew Maylor will succeed Thomas Shack III as Massachusetts comptroller effective Feb. 18, Gov. Charlie Baker said.
2019-01-17 14:13 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, 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
‘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
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
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
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
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
6 Boston snow maps for Thursday and Friday, January 17-18, 2019 Boston.comForecasters are cautioning that the snow expected in the region could make for a messy commute on Friday morning. Read more on Boston.com.
2019-01-16 10:16 EST
Physician Burnout Crisis Declared by Massachusetts Healthcare Organizations HealthLeaders MediaThe crisis declaration includes a call for three interventions to help physicians and their employers address burnout.
2019-01-17 08:12 EST
Massachusetts weighing offering benefits to federal workers WCVB BostonRepublican Gov. Charlie Baker says his administration is exploring ways to offer state unemployment benefits to federal workers and contractors who are not ...
2019-01-15 05:51 EST
Editorial: Mass. government still scorns public records laws Boston Business JournalIt's an alarming fact that Massachusetts is the only state in the nation where all three of the state's highest government branches — the governor's office, the ...
2019-01-17 14:56 EST
Advocates aim to add over $500 million a year to Massachusetts public higher education funding MassLive.comSen. Jo Comerford, D-Northampton, speaks at a press conference unveiling a bill on higher education funding on Jan. 16, 2019. (Shira Schoenberg / The ...
2019-01-16 13:35 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
Ascend Massachusetts granted approval to open first adult-use cannabis retail store in Boston The GrowthOpAscend Massachusetts has been awarded the first conditional-use permit for adult-use cannabis retail sales in Boston, representing the first such retailer that ...
2019-01-17 13:00 EST
Open burning season begins in Massachusetts WWLP.comThere are only 22 cities across the entire Commonwealth that prohibit open burning due to their dense populations. And Springfield, West Springfield, Chicopee ...
2019-01-15 16:34 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
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
Shaw's closing 4 stores in Massachusetts & New Hampshire Boston 25 NewsShaw's Supermarkets is closing four stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
2019-01-14 15:37 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
Reports: Bankrupt Gymboree expected to liquidate, close 30 Massachusetts stores MassLive.comThe chain's only presence in Western Massachusetts is a Gymboree outlet at the Lee Premium outlets in Berkshire County.
2019-01-15 18:47 EST
'Heat's getting shut off, it's getting pretty tough': Massachusetts federal workers want to go back to work MassLive.comU.S. government workers rally in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse on Jan. 17, 2019, urging the federal government to end the shutdown. (Shira ...
2019-01-17 16:41 EST
Professional groups Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyErica L. Pereira and Randy M. Shuman have been named to the board of governors at the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. Pereira practices at ...
2019-01-17 18:30 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
SQZ Biotech Expands in Massachusetts, Taps New Chief Medical Officer BioSpaceSQZ Biotech is on a roll. Months after securing $72 million in a Series C financing round and expanding a developmental agreement with pharma giant Roche ...
2019-01-17 09:54 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
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
Missouri football to play Massachusetts in 2024 and 2025 as part of non-conference schedules Kansas City StarMissouri continued its unique trend of scheduling non-Power 5 opponents in home-and-homes with Massachusetts announcing that it will host the Tigers for the ...
2019-01-17 19:33 EST
Mass. Gaming Commission Wants Steve Wynn's Lawsuit Moved To Massachusetts BisnowLawyers on behalf of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission want ongoing litigation with Steve Wynn moved from Nevada to a Massachusetts court.
2019-01-15 13:34 EST
Hundreds of vials containing marijuana found in dumpster outside Massachusetts testing facility MassLive.comLocal and state officials are investigating why hundreds of vials containing marijuana and marijuana residue were found in a dumpster outside of a marijuana ...
2019-01-16 09:19 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
Atlantic Bridge Advances After Massachusetts OKs Key Compressor Station Natural Gas IntelligenceMassachusetts regulators have issued a critical air quality permit for Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC's Atlantic Bridge project, removing a longtime roadblock ...
2019-01-17 15:52 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
Mass. lawmakers take another swing at patent trolls The Boston GlobeEric Lesser just submitted anti-troll legislation, in time for Friday's bill-filing deadline for the new two-year session, as he resumes a legislative fight against ...
2019-01-17 19:23 EST
Massachusetts in the Atlantic time zone? Connecticut proposal raises idea again Curbed BostonA Connecticut proposal once again raises the question of whether all of New England should just go ahead and make the leap.
2019-01-15 10:21 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
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 14:47 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
Eclipse 2019 Massachusetts: When is lunar eclipse visible, time, how to watch Blood Moon Express.co.ukA SUPER BLOOD Wolf Moon eclipse takes place in just a few days but when is it visible in Massachusetts? Here are the best times and how to watch the total ...
2019-01-17 13:00 EST
Lawyers for Man Accused in Runner Slaying Withdraw From Case U.S. News & World ReportWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man charged with killing a Google employee from New York who went missing while out for a run in Massachusetts is getting a ...
2019-01-18 00:28 EST
Here's how much legal sports betting would be taxed in Massachusetts WCVB BostonGov. Charlie Baker unveiled a proposal to license the state's three casino operators to offer both on-site and online betting. The proposal would also allow oth...
2019-01-17 21:32 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
2 approaching storms could bring snow to Massachusetts Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - After a stretch of dry weather, a pair of approaching systems could bring snow to the Bay State starting Friday. A fast-moving storm could ...
2019-01-15 11:54 EST
Massachusetts Promise Of Gaming Riches Made In Desperate Times ForbesMassachusetts made a decision that casinos could lead us out of tough economic times. Today, the state realizes that it never needed the casinos, so why is it ...
2018-12-19 03:00 EST
Massachusetts boater charged with manslaughter in Maine swimmer's death WGMEJEFFERSON (BDN) -- A Massachusetts man who allegedly piloted the motorboat that struck and killed a Camden woman last summer in Damariscotta Lake has ...
2019-01-15 06:41 EST
Here's how Massachusetts plans to be more bike-friendly Boston.comThe draft of a new state plan shows an emphasis on improving safety and accessibility from officials aiming to get more cyclists on the roads.
2019-01-10 05:00 EST
Boston Grants Ascend Massachusetts Approval to Open the First Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Store PRNewswireBOSTON, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascend Massachusetts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ascend Wellness Holdings (AWH), announced today that it was ...
2019-01-15 15:12 EST
Brief: Tech Glitch Stalls Use of EBT Cards in Massachusetts Government Technology(TNS) — A temporary technological hiccup on Wednesday prevented customers from using their EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) cards for about an hour.
2019-01-17 16:47 EST
Massachusetts College Receives Grant to Boost Advanced Manufacturing Training Government Technology(TNS) — Advanced manufacturing training at Quinsigamond Community College and other learning institutions in the state just received substantial funding.
2019-01-17 12:37 EST
The Safest Places To Live In Massachusetts 2019 Boston, MA PatchThe Safest Places To Live In Massachusetts - Boston, MA - Nearly 20 percent of the safest communities in America are right here in Massachusetts, according to ...
2019-01-11 11:56 EST
A large number of owls are getting hurt in Massachusetts. Here's why. Boston.comIt's been a banner year for the barred owl population in Massachusetts, but it seems they've had little to hoot about lately. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-12-19 03:00 EST
Significant weekend storm in Massachusetts could bring 18 in. of snow north, icing in south: Power outages predicted MassLive.comA significant storm that could bring as much as 18 inches of snow to the Berkshires, Franklin County and northern central Massachusetts is predicted to begin ...
2019-01-17 18:39 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
Massachusetts Mom Is Pleading For A Kidney Donor To Save Her Son wokq.comMitchell's mom has been looking for a kidney everywhere.
2019-01-17 11:26 EST
Experts offer economic outlook for 2019 at BBJ Power Breakfast Boston Business JournalTechnology, transportation and the competition for talent were among the economic levers most likely to have an impact on the Greater Boston economy in the ...
2019-01-17 14:46 EST
CA Boys' Basketball Earns First Victory On Wednesday In Massachusetts Cheshire HeraldOn Wednesday in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Cheshire Academy boys' basketball (1-12) picked up their first win, 58-56, at Bradford Christian Academy (2-11).
2019-01-17 16:33 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
Massachusetts court rules police can arrest you on drugged driving charges based solely on their observations MassLive.comPolice in Massachusetts can still arrest people for driving under the influence of marijuana if the officer observes signs of use. The state Supreme Judicial Court ...
2019-01-14 17:01 EST
Light snowfall likely in Massachusetts for Friday morning commute MassLive.comSnow is expected to hit Massachusetts Thursday evening. Temperatures will drop into the teens and 20s across the state when the National Weather *Service* ...
2019-01-15 06:09 EST
Home delivery of marijuana one step closer in Massachusetts WRGBHome 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
Hingham Savings: 4Q Earnings Snapshot WESTERNMASSNEWS.comHINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Hingham Institution for Savings (HIFS) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $4.7 million.
2019-01-17 18:10 EST
Woman gets ticket for honking at police officer WPVI-TVA Massachusetts woman is fighting a ticket she received for honking at a police officer.
2019-01-16 09:03 EST
In Massachusetts, Labor Shortage in Field of Integrated Photonics Means New Opportunities for Workers | The Takeaway WNYC StudiosThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of several institutions taking advantage of federal funding to train workers in the field of integrated photonics.
2019-01-16 14:50 EST
Why more people are choosing to leave Massachusetts WWLP.comA recent study found that more and more people are moving out of Massachusetts.
2019-01-08 03:00 EST
Massachusetts gets its 6th pot shop open in Barrington WTNH.comOn Friday, Barrington, Massachusetts, got its first pot shop open and ready for business.
2019-01-12 12:50 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 17:17 EST
Massachusetts state employee salary database 2019 MassLive.comOnly one state employee earned over $1 million in the 2018 calendar year.
2019-01-09 03:00 EST
Massachusetts AG Healey pressing probe into Exxon Mobil The StateMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has been methodically working on a case to find out what Exxon Mobil Corp. knew about the impact of burning ...
2019-01-12 16:38 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
Massachusetts bill banning certain flame retardant chemicals dies without Gov. Charlie Baker's signature MassLive.comA Massachusetts bill banning the use of some flame retardants in household and children's products is officially dead.
2019-01-11 15:34 EST
Nationwide CenturyLink outage impacting 911 cellphone calls in Massachusetts Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH/AP) – A nationwide outage affecting CenturyLink customers impacted 911 calling capability for cellphones across the country and in ...
2018-12-28 03:00 EST
Penny found in Massachusetts that could be worth millions put up for auction WTNH.comA penny is only worth one cent, but not this one found in Massachusetts in 1947.
2019-01-09 03:00 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
Hinge Health partners with BCBS of Massachusetts, reveals results of clinical study MedCity NewsBased in San Francisco, Hinge Health provides a digital solution aimed at helping patients with musculoskeletal pain.
2019-01-16 11:58 EST
Smoke and Mirrors: Massachusetts’ Recreational Cannabis Industry Navigates Tricky Regulatory Terrain FortuneIt took two years, numerous delays, and myriad revisions to the written law, but on November 20, Massachusetts made history as the first state east of the ...
2019-01-11 05:00 EST
Third retail pot shop opens in western Massachusetts WWLP.comWestern Massachusetts got its third recreational marijuana shop Friday, as Theory Wellness opened in Berkshire County.
2019-01-11 13:40 EST
Here's when snow could start across Massachusetts on Christmas Eve MassLive.comA dusting of snow is possible across Massachusetts in time for Christmas Eve. Here's when it could start and end.
2018-12-24 03:00 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

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