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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2018-10-15 06:29 EDT

Question 2 asks Massachusetts voters to consider money in politics
MetroWest Daily News
It 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 Democrats, whose campaign committees raised a combined $52 million between 2013 and Sept.

2018-10-10 07:30 EDT

Massachusetts ballot Question 1, the nurse-staffing issue: What to ...
Boston.com
Question 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 13:16 EDT

The 'War' on Drugs Corrupts Everything It Touches
Esquire.com
And we conclude, as is our custom, in the great state of Oklahoma, where Blog Official Wandering Pilgrim Friedman of the Plains brings us a tale of politics reaching into a small-town school and pretty much throwing meatloaf onto the walls of the ...

2018-10-11 17:11 EDT

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Democrat Jay Gonzalez spar over taxes, transportation in 1st debate
MassLive.com
Gonzalez wants to reintroduce a constitutional amendment to raise taxes on income over $1 million and tax large private college endowments. "I'll ask the wealthy to pay their fair share," Gonzalez said. "We need to be honest about the fact we have to ...
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Jay Gonzalez met in their ... Boston.com
Massachusetts governor, Democratic challenger debate issues Bryan-College Station Eagle

2018-10-09 22:24 EDT

Debates on tap in governor, US Senate races in Massachusetts
The State
Baker and Gonzalez sparred on issues including transportation, taxes and the state police overtime scandal during their first debate last Tuesday. On Friday, Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, Geoff Diehl, will debate ...
Debates on tap in governor, US Senate races in Massachusetts ... Washington Times

2018-10-14 16:18 EDT

Opponents of Millionaire Tax Fight Massachusetts Disclosure Rules
Courthouse News Service
BOSTON (CN) – A conservative nonprofit that plans to attack Massachusetts taxes in a pre-election ad campaign brought a federal complaint Wednesday to keep its donors secret. Represented by Foley Hoag and the Institute for Free Speech, the ...

2018-10-11 09:57 EDT

This Massachusetts-bred MSNBC anchor has a theory for why our politics have become so tribal
Boston.com
You probably recognize Steve Kornacki from his TV appearances enthusiastically dissecting election maps as the national political correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. However, the Massachusetts native is dissecting a much different subject in his ...

2018-10-10 18:59 EDT

3 things to know about Massachusetts ballot Question 3
Boston.com
In 2016, Massachusetts enacted a milestone transgender rights law ensuring that individuals could use public restrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identity. The legislation was passed by the state's Democrat-controlled legislature ...

2018-09-26 14:31 EDT

Massachusetts mayor facing federal fraud charges
Waco Tribune-Herald
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was arrested Thursday and charged with defrauding investors in a company he formed out of more than $230,000 and using the funds to enhance his political career and pay for a ...
Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia was arrested and is facing federal charges Boston.com
26-Year-Old Massachusetts Mayor Arrested for Fraud That Financed a Lavish Lifestyle Governing

2018-10-11 09:46 EDT

Why did Barack Obama endorse these 2 local Massachusetts candidates?
Boston.com
Across the country, there will be more than 6,000 state legislative races on the ballot this November. Two of them in Massachusetts caught the eye of former President Barack Obama. Kate McBrine says she got the call last Friday while driving her kids ...
Obama Endorses More Democratic Midterm Candidates — From Congress To State Houses NPR
McCaskill for Missouri Releases New TV Ad on National Border Patrol Council Endorsement - McCaskill for Missouri Claire McCaskill

2018-10-03 15:15 EDT

The MBTA

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2018-10-15 06:29 EDT

MBTA will replace North Station drawbridges, eliminating a chokepoint
The Boston Globe
Yet another old bridge that carries thousands of commuters into Boston is about to go under the knife. This time, though, the benefits of the $100 million construction project will go to commuter rail riders instead of drivers. Last week, the ...
State's rail link study full of flaws CommonWealth magazine

2018-10-15 00:01 EDT

Cambridge residents seek shelter in MBTA bus during apartment fire
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
2 of 2 Early today 138 a.m: 2nd alarm Box 2-71 for 78-80 Porter Rd, all residents were evacd with no rptd injs, @MBTA bus was used as temp refuge. One FF was transp to a med facility w NLT injury. Cause is under investigation. All-out at 404 am.

2018-10-14 09:21 EDT

MBTA working with Somerville tech company to put stop to some energy costs
Boston Herald
The T plans to literally apply the brakes to some of its energy usage. The MBTA is planning to install technology onto its subway trains that captures some of the energy released when a train uses its brakes, according to a news release from state ...

2018-10-11 08:00 EDT

More accurate bus predictions coming to MBTA
The Boston Globe
Bus riders should expect better information about their trips: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has hired a company to produce more accurate predictions of when buses will arrive at their stops. On Thursday, the T began using a ...

2018-10-04 06:50 EDT

Boston man accused of indecently assaulting woman on escalator at MBTA station
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
BOSTON (WHDH) - A Boston man is facing indecent assault charges after transit police say he grabbed a woman from behind while on an escalator at the Downtown Crossing MBTA station Wednesday. Officers responding to the station for a report of an ...

2018-10-11 14:57 EDT

At Baker-Gonzalez debate, MBTA, taxes among talking points
Berkshire Eagle
BOSTON — Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger, Jay Gonzalez, sparred on everything from public transportation and taxes to abortion rights and criminal justice Tuesday, as they squared off for their first debate ...

2018-10-09 22:42 EDT

Keolis, MBTA hit pause on fare gates for commuter rail
The Boston Globe
But with the T updating its fare-payment system, the agency decided to hold off on installing gates for now and make it part of the comprehensive initiative to go to an all-electronic payment system across the entire MBTA. The T and its commuter rail ...
MBTA Commuter Rail delays fare gates until 2021 Boston 25 News

2018-09-30 20:05 EDT

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

2018-09-24 18:45 EDT

Beacon Hill should support MBTA improvements
The Harvell gazette
It's a big deal for the cash-strapped agency, which is trying to make long-overdue equipment and service improvements while also making a case for increased investment by state taxpayers. Much of the MBTA's newfound fiscal success can be attributed to ...

2018-10-11 01:40 EDT

MBTA, Keolis to replace ties on the Fitchburg Line
Progressive Rail Roading
Keolis Commuter Services — the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) commuter-rail operator — next week will replace 30,000 ties between the Littleton/495 and Wachusett stations along the Fitchburg Line. The project is slated to start Oct.

2018-10-11 10:59 EDT

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2018-10-15 06:29 EDT

Massachusetts planning online auction of unclaimed property ...
Boston.com
Massachusetts is planning another online auction of items from its Unclaimed Property Division. Read more on Boston.com.
Massachusetts planning online auction of unclaimed property Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

2018-10-14 11:42 EDT

National groups step away from Massachusetts race | Boston Herald
Boston Herald
It was supposed to be a national fight with outside groups pouring millions of dollars into a nasty ad war, but so far U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's re-election ...

2018-10-14 06:43 EDT

Massachusetts to auction off people's unclaimed property
WCVB Boston
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2018-10-14 14:17 EDT

Debates on tap in governor, US Senate races in Massachusetts
Washington Times
Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, Geoff Diehl, will debate at the WBZ-TV studios in Boston. Warren and Diehl, a state representative from Whitman who co-chaired President Donald Trump's Massachusetts campaign, will debate twice more ...

2018-10-14 16:21 EDT

Man Arrested for Showing off Exotic Animals at Convention
U.S. News & World Report
Man Arrested for Showing off Exotic Animals at Convention. Police say they've seized an alligator, a python and tarantulas from a Rhode Island man who was charging people to take pictures with the creatures at a comic book convention in Massachusetts.

2018-10-15 00:16 EDT

Massachusetts newlywed found dead in Costa Rica - WCVB-TV
WCVB Boston
Family members said the body of Josh Byrne, a Hudson, Massachusetts native who was swept away by flood waters while on his honeymoon in Costa Rica, was ...

2018-10-13 19:12 EDT

Showers Monday then cool temperatures in Massachusetts through much of week
MassLive.com
Make sure to grab your umbrella this morning. Showers are expected across Massachusetts Monday followed by a chance of heavy rain in the evening. "A few downpours may be embedded in the showers, and possibly an isolated thunderstorm," the National ...

2018-10-15 05:32 EDT

Faulty Work by Gas Company Caused Massachusetts Explosions, Officials Say
New York Times
A faulty plan to replace aging gas pipes caused sudden explosions and fires in three towns north of Boston last month that killed one person and drove thousands from their homes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. Before the ...
Massachusetts DPU halts statewide pipeline work by Columbia Gas MassLive.com
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Orders Moratorium on All Columbia Gas Work NECN
Preliminary Report Pipeline: Over-pressure of a Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Low-pressure Natural Gas ... - NTSB NTSB
Mass.gov - NBC10 Boston
2018-10-12 14:56 EDT

Thousands Of Massachusetts Residents Without Gas Service A Month After Explosions
NPR
Now to Massachusetts, where it has been a month since about 80 natural gas fires and explosions erupted across three communities north of Boston. The fires killed one person, injured dozens, displaced thousands. In a preliminary report yesterday ...

2018-10-12 17:08 EDT

"Texting Suicide" case heard by Massachusetts high court
WJTV
Michelle Carter, 22, may have made bad choices, but did not commit a crime, her lawyer told Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday, concerning her boyfriend's death, CBS News reported. Attorney for Carter, Daniel Marx, said she was a misguided teen ...

2018-10-14 16:08 EDT

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