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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Voters open to higher taxes to level education inequality in Mass., poll says The Boston GlobeA Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll released Tuesday indicates that voters are eager to revamp how the state funds its education system.
2019-06-10 20:00 EDT
Massachusetts Lawmakers Busy With Taxes, Family Leave -- And Cellphones New England Public RadioMassachusetts Senators on Beacon Hill voted unanimously last week in support of a distracted driving measure to ban hand-held cellphone use.
2019-06-10 04:13 EDT
Lawmakers delay payroll taxes on businesses in Massachusetts WWLP.comBOSTON (WWLP) – After bouncing between the house and senate, businesses will have to pay taxes for Family and Medical Leave later than expected.
2019-06-14 19:36 EDT
Massachusetts Legislature — again — passes constitutional amendment to create 'millionaire's tax' MassLive.comIt is the first major milestone in a process that will take until 2022 to raise taxes on the wealthiest state residents.
2019-06-12 16:31 EDT
The rise of Elizabeth Warren spells bad news for the Democratic Party | TheHill The HillSupport for such liberal candidates will hand voters four more years of Donald Trump.
2019-06-16 10:00 EDT
Massachusetts 'Millionaires Tax' Advances To Next Legislative Session New England Public RadioThe Massachusetts legislature voted overwhelmingly in favor on Wednesday of amending the state constitution to raise income taxes on the wealthy.
2019-06-10 03:00 EDT
Survey: Some Massachusetts voters don’t mind paying more taxes to improve public schools WWLP.comThe Boston Globe published the results of a new survey where it asked Massachusetts voters a variety questions as we edge closer to the 2020 election.
2019-06-11 22:45 EDT
Charlie Baker cautions Legislature on millionaire, graduated income taxes Boston HeraldGov. Charlie Baker cautioned the Legislature against asking for more money from taxpayers with the so-called millionaire tax due for a vote Wednesday, as well ...
2019-06-10 19:20 EDT
Have Massachusetts Democrats lost faith in themselves or in Elizabeth Warren? The Boston GlobeHave Massachusetts Democrats lost faith in pitching their brand of politics to the rest of the country – or are they just afraid of choosing Senator Elizabeth Warren ...
2019-06-12 12:03 EDT
Millionaires' Tax Gets AO.K. From Massachusetts State Legislators, 147- | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostBy Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS *SERVICE*. The Massachusetts Legislature voted overwhelmingly in favor of amending the state constitution to raise ...
2019-06-12 19:55 EDT
‘Medicare for All’ plan faces steep hurdles in Massachusetts Boston HeraldBOSTON (AP) — Whether it's called "single payer," ''Medicare for All," or something else, the concept of a universal government-run health care system has ...
2019-06-15 15:13 EDT
Massachusetts illegal immigrant population spikes, increase since ’07 leads nation Boston HeraldThe illegal migrant population grew more in Massachusetts than any other state from 2007 to 2017 — a 60000 spike that costs Massachusetts taxpayers and ...
2019-06-12 20:06 EDT
Biden leading Warren among Democratic voters in Mass., poll finds The Boston GlobeFormer Vice President Joe Biden is leading the 2020 primary field among likely Democratic voters in Massachusetts, a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll ...
2019-06-10 20:00 EDT
Can Connecticut compete with Boston? As UTC headquarters departs, focus turns to selling state’s strengths Hartford CourantThe impending relocation of United Technologies Corp.'s headquarters from Farmington to Greater Boston has raised larger questions about Connecticut's ...
2019-06-14 06:00 EDT
Massachusetts argues Sal DiMasi can't be a lobbyist because he was illegally lobbying when he was House Speaker MassLive.comFormer Speaker Sal DiMasi is appealing his rejected application to register as a lobbyist in Massachusetts, following his federal corruption conviction.
2019-06-13 16:07 EDT
Biden criticizes Amazon for not paying federal taxes in 2018 ReutersDemocratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday took umbrage with e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc's $0 federal tax bill in 2018 and said no company ...
2019-06-13 19:08 EDT
Hopes dim for Massachusetts' paid leave law delay GazetteNETBoston — The payroll taxes that will pay for the state's new paid family and medical leave program are likely to take effect as scheduled on July 1, according to ...
2019-06-05 03:00 EDT
First Democratic debate: June 2019 lineup to take shape CNNThe Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday which 20 Democratic presidential candidates qualified for the first set of debates, providing clarity ...
2019-06-13 18:22 EDT
Guess which Massachusetts town elected the nation's first socialist mayor The Boston GlobeReal Socialists were once elected here. How they won their races could offer a template for Democrats in 2020.
2019-06-14 13:28 EDT
Cambridge removes 'offensive' Massachusetts flag from City Hall as calls grow to replace it Fox NewsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. — As the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's landing approaches next year, there is a growing push to change the Massachusetts state ...
2019-05-23 03:00 EDT
‘Who’s Taking Care of the Kids?’ Is Finally a Question for Dads on the Trail, Too The New York TimesMen find themselves making a calculation that women have made for decades: how to pursue public life and parenthood at the same time.
2019-06-16 08:40 EDT
Democratic Candidates Promise to Close Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites The New York TimesCHARLESTON, S.C. — Four top Democratic presidential candidates promised black voters Saturday that, if elected, their administrations would help close the ...
2019-06-15 19:11 EDT
As Massachusetts hospitals invest millions offshore, legislators push for greater transparency Milford Daily NewsMassachusetts hospitals have more than $1 billion invested in offshore accounts. A bill pending in the Legislature calls for greater public access to the financial ...
2019-06-16 16:45 EDT
Lawmakers consider: Should Massachusetts adopt 'Medicare for All'? MassLive.comTuesday's legislative hearing indicated some support for radical reform to the state's health care system -- even as key lawmakers acknowledged the challenges.
2019-06-11 19:52 EDT
The Abortion Fight In Massachusetts wgbh.orgAs new laws restricting abortion access are passed in Alabama, Georgia, and several other states, some states like Massachusetts are considering legislative ...
2019-06-11 20:14 EDT
Elizabeth Warren will introduce legislation to cancel student loan debt for most borrowers CNBCDemocratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren isn't waiting for the election to push forward her proposal to erase the majority of the country's outstanding ...
2019-06-13 15:36 EDT
This Massachusetts lawyer just announced a primary campaign against Ed Markey Boston.comIt looks like Sen. Ed Markey is the next longtime Massachusetts elected official facing a primary challenge. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a high-profile labor rights ...
2019-05-20 03:00 EDT
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineJOHN PUDNER HAS practically unimpeachable conservative credentials as the political consultant who recruited David Brat to run for Congress in Virginia five ...
2019-06-03 03:00 EDT
Warren's rebound? Massachusetts senator regains footing in polls Fox NewsSen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign didn't exactly catch fire despite jumping in early – her poll numbers sagged, her ancestry controversy hung over ...
2019-05-22 03:00 EDT
Arlington Special Election: Did Voters Approve A New High School? Arlington, MA PatchArlington Special Election Results 2019 - Arlington, MA - Residents voted on whether to raise property taxes to pay for the town's share of a $291 million high ...
2019-06-12 09:55 EDT
Massachusetts Senate passes bill, moving state one step closer to banning handheld cellphone use while driving MassLive.comMassachusetts Sen. Joseph Boncore, a Winthrop Democrat, said that using a cellphone while driving at 55 miles per hour is equivalent to making that trip across ...
2019-06-06 03:00 EDT
Seeking Equity, Berkshire Women Train For Politics WAMCWomen in Berkshire County are learning the ins and outs of what it means to run for political office this weekend. There's a statistic that doesn't sit right with ...
2019-06-07 03:00 EDT
The First Big Democratic Primary Challenge of 2020 Is Happening In Massachusetts Mother JonesLabor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan announced this week that she is running for the U.S. Senate, challenging incumbent Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in ...
2019-05-22 03:00 EDT
George F. Will: To beat Trump, Democrats must practice a politics of modesty Salt Lake TribuneWashington • “It is a great advantage to a president,” said the 30th of them, “and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.”.
2019-06-15 15:18 EDT
Fact-Checking Elizabeth Warren on the Campaign Trail The New York TimesSenator Elizabeth Warren has climbed in recent polls as she churns out a stream of ambitious policy proposals and renews calls for President Trump's ...
2019-06-01 03:00 EDT
Moulton on Iraqi boy: 'I'll remember his face until the day that I die' CNNDemocratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton on Sunday opened up about his experience with post-traumatic stress in an emotional interview about his ...
2019-06-02 03:00 EDT
Melrose Massachusetts Television programming schedule - News Wicked LocalThursday, June 13Midnight: The Night Shift: Music Talk1 a.m.: NE Music Awards3 a.m.: Memphis Soul Music4 a.m.: Dance Dynamic4:30 a.m.: Beyond D-Day5 ...
2019-06-13 07:03 EDT
Massachusetts bill would impose death penalty for cop killers Fox NewsCop killers in Massachusetts could face the death penalty under a new bill filed by lawmakers in response to a rash of police slayings in recent years. “Our law ...
2019-05-18 03:00 EDT
Reflecting on an historic gay rights ruling, 15 years later: ANALYSIS ABC NewsMassachusetts started issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples 15 years ago. A writer reflects on how much things have changed ahead of the 2020 ...
2019-05-18 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts AG Maura Healey says ICE courthouse arrests, politics 'fuel fear and create disruption' MassLive.comMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says the federal agents are not only stoking fear among immigrant families but potentially disrupting criminal ...
2019-05-24 03:00 EDT
Trump says he won’t fire Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act violations The Washington PostPresident Trump said Friday that he will not fire White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for repeated violations of the Hatch Act, which bars federal ...
2019-06-14 08:38 EDT
A Guide To Boston's Government—What To Know Daily Free PressThe Massachusetts State House, home to Massachusetts's State Legislature. We've compiled a guide to Boston's government. JENNA MANTO/ DFP FILE.
2019-06-14 13:28 EDT
Vermont’s governor signals support for two Massachusetts governors — one running, one not — in 2020 Boston.comGov. Charlie Baker has called himself a “Bill Weld Republican,” but it's another New England governor who is expressing support for Weld's campaign against ...
2019-05-20 03:00 EDT
What WELD asked BAKER — WYNN some, lose some — DUNKIN' says NO POLITICS PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. WHAT WELD ASKED BAKER — William Weld, the former Massachusetts governor running against President Donald ...
2019-05-22 03:00 EDT
Connecticut's losses are Massachusetts's gains The Boston GlobeThis past weekend's surprise marriage of Raytheon Co. and United Technologies Corp. could create the second largest company headquartered in ...
2019-06-10 15:26 EDT
Biden says GOP governor of Massachusetts 'a decent guy' Washington ExaminerJoe Biden once again called a prominent Republican a “decent guy." This time, it was Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.
2019-06-05 03:00 EDT
Why Trump's immigration plans are bad for America's elderly and disabled CNNSister Jacquelyn McCarthy wants more immigrants to come to this country, not fewer.
2019-06-16 10:31 EDT
Massachusetts Judge Shelley Joseph, accused of helping immigrant evade ICE agents, seeks to have salary reinstated MassLive.comJoseph's attorney filed a motion to the Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday requesting that her salary be reinstated while the criminal case against her moves ...
2019-05-30 03:00 EDT
Poll: Warren Viewed Unfavorably by 46 Percent of Massachusetts Voters Washington Free BeaconSen. Elizabeth Warren is viewed unfavorably by nearly half of Massachusetts voters according to a new poll, an unusually high number for a state lawmaker.
2019-06-11 12:50 EDT
United Technologies’ headquarters move to Massachusetts another blow to Connecticut Boston HeraldFARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Announcing a merger that will see United Technologies Corp. move its headquarters to the Boston area from the state it has called ...
2019-06-10 16:38 EDT
Liz Weston: Estate and inheritance taxes are not the same OregonLiveDear Liz: In a recent column, you wrote that “only six states … have inheritance taxes.” My state of Oregon is not listed. Oregon certainly has an estate tax (one of ...
2019-06-16 09:00 EDT
Massachusetts Mayor Sees Sexism Behind "Pete Whatever-His-Name-Is" Entering 2020 Race InsideSourcesMayor Dan Rivera of Lawrence, Massachusetts isn't impressed by Mayor Pete Buttigieg's credentials and doesn't understand why anyone else would be, either.
2019-05-24 03:00 EDT
The Wealthy In Massachusetts Don't Pay Enough In Taxes. We Can Change That WBURHere's something you might not know about liberal Massachusetts: In the past four decades, the commonwealth has seen the third-largest decrease in taxes of ...
2019-04-18 03:00 EDT
Taxing the Rich Works Just Taxes BlogThe notion that states can serve as laboratories of democracy comes from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, who wrote that federalism allows states to ...
2019-06-12 16:01 EDT
Biden Leads Warren In Massachusetts In New Poll Outside The Beltway - Mobile EditionWell here's a surprise, a new poll shows former Vice-President Joe Biden leading Elizabeth Warren in her home state of Massachusetts: Former Vice President ...
2019-06-12 08:20 EDT
Impeachment question roils Massachusetts delegation | National Politics Lompoc RecordBOSTON (AP) — Members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are taking different approaches to the question of whether Congress ...
2019-06-01 08:37 EDT
Delay Family Leave Taxes, Business and Labor Groups Say Banker & TradesmanState government should approve a three-month delay in payroll taxes needed to fund the new paid family and medical leave program, according to a coalition ...
2019-05-21 11:13 EDT
‘I will remember his face till the day that I die’: Seth Moulton shares memory that haunts him from service in Iraq War Boston.comThe stigma around post-traumatic stress disorder kept Seth Moulton from talking openly about his own mental health struggles for years, the Massachusetts ...
2019-06-03 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts sues e-cigarette company Eonsmoke for targeting young people kwbe(NEW YORK) — Eonsmoke, a national retailer of e-cigarettes, targeted young people for sales of its vaping products and failed for years to verify the ages of ...
2019-05-30 03:00 EDT
Eight New Taxes in Massachusetts Coming At You From Beacon Hill | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostAt least eight new taxes have appeared on Beacon Hill recently, either as proposals or (in one case) enacted policy. Most have appeared in public during the ...
2019-01-27 03:00 EST
Free college protest disrupts ceremony honoring fallen troops Washington ExaminerA ceremony for the family members of U.S. troops killed in the line of duty was suddenly disrupted with chants from groups of students demanding that the ...
2019-05-29 03:00 EDT
Is It Time For New Taxes In Massachusetts? WBURSenate President Karen Spilka, a Democrat, says the entire state tax code needs an overhaul -- and that could include a version of the millionaire's tax or other ...
2019-05-06 03:00 EDT
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 Senate debates $42.7B state budget plan Boston HeraldBOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate debated a proposed $42.7 billion annual state budget Tuesday as nursing home advocates, college students and ...
2019-05-21 03:00 EDT
Here's Who Will Be On Stage Together at the 2020 Democratic Debates TIMEFrontrunner and former vice president Joe Biden will face off against Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, and others in the first 2020 Democratic ...
2019-06-14 13:13 EDT
The organizers behind Boston’s Straight Pride Parade should concern you ThinkProgressWhile Boston's planned “straight pride parade” has created a fountain of hilarious jokes, there is a serious issue at hand with organizers' close ties to far-right ...
2019-06-06 03:00 EDT
When it comes to Massachusetts liberals and taxes, more’s the merrier Boston HeraldWe need new revenue sources in the Commonwealth,” said Sen. Joseph Boncore of Winthrop, the Senate chairman of the Legislature's Transportation ...
2019-03-14 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
In a city moving loudly to the left, Walsh often stays in the middle The Boston GlobeRoughly 19 months after voters gave him a commanding reelection win, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh has, in many ways, watched from the sidelines as others ...
2019-06-16 20:04 EDT
Massachusetts Near Bottom When It Comes To 'Tax Freedom,' Think Tank Says | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostThe symbolic date when Massachusetts residents are said to start working for themselves instead of merely paying their tax burden to government is coming up ...
2019-04-18 03:00 EDT
Windfall, they said. Why Massachusetts marijuana taxes are disappointing so far The Boston GlobeThree months in to recreational pot sales, Massachusetts' marijuana stores had sold less per resident than those in Nevada, Colorado, and California, according ...
2019-03-19 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Legislators All Ears for Millionaires' Tax | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostSupporters of a 4 percent state surtax on million-dollar-plus incomes can expect a largely receptive audience when they appear before a legislative committee ...
2019-04-11 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton joins 2020 presidential race PBS NewsHourThe Massachusetts lawmaker and Iraq War veteran said he wanted to run a presidential campaign that would "bring this country back together."
2019-04-22 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts tax receipts surge by more than $1B GazetteNETBOSTON – Massachusetts taxpayers showered state government with a nearly $1 billion windfall in April, altering state budget dynamics and making it possible ...
2019-05-06 03:00 EDT
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
Tax Day 2019: When are taxes due? April 15, except in 2 states Business InsiderTaxes are due on April 15 this year, except for in Maine and Massachusetts, where holidays push the tax filing deadline to April 17.
2019-01-23 03:00 EST
Massachusetts House budget puts off decisions on taxes, sports betting Press HeraldBOSTON — A $42.7 billion state budget unveiled by House Democratic leaders on Wednesday proposes additional spending on education but pumps the ...
2019-04-10 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 Begins Round Two in Its Fight to Tax Millionaires Inequality.orgAfter a court loss dragged the Fair Share Amendment off the 2018 ballot, activists are back in front of the legislature to demand a fairer tax system.
2019-04-12 03:00 EDT
When Are State Tax Returns Due in Massachusetts? Kiplinger's Personal FinanceMassachusetts is one of several states in which your state income tax return can be filed after April 15.
2019-04-08 03:00 EDT
Governor's Tax Increases Raise Eyebrows of Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation Head | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostThe size of Governor Charlie Baker's proposed tax increases has the head of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation concerned. “I would say we're not ...
2019-02-18 03:00 EST
Tax Day 2019: When's the Last Day to File Taxes? Kiplinger's Personal FinanceFederal income tax returns are due April 15 for most taxpayers. However, some people have a little extra time. Are you one of them?
2019-04-11 09:03 EDT
Restore Massachusetts Sales Tax To 5 Percent, Citizens for Limited Taxation Says | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostMassachusetts legislators should roll back the state's sales tax to 5 percent, where it was for decades until the state Legislature increased it in 2009, an anti-tax ...
2019-05-06 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Democrats Keen on Major Tax Increases, But Maybe Not This Year | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostBy Chris Lisinski STATE HOUSE NEWS *SERVICE*. Democratic leaders in both branches are now saying it's unlikely the Massachusetts Legislature will pursue ...
2019-04-10 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts officer faces child rape allegations Fresno BeeA Massachusetts police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after being charged with multiple counts of child rape.
2019-06-10 08:26 EDT
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
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
Filing taxes in Massachusetts: 6 key things to know, from due date to health insurance MassLive.comMassachusetts residents get a little extra time this year to finish up their taxes.
2019-04-12 03:00 EDT
Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld announces plan to challenge President Trump for Republican nomination The Washington PostFormer Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire on Friday that he will try to take on President Trump in the 2020 Republican ...
2019-02-15 03:00 EST
Massachusetts voters uphold transgender rights law Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters on Tuesday supported a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination in public accommodations, ...
2018-11-06 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 03:00 EST
Massachusetts legislature votes to tax millionaires another 4% GazetteNETChief Court Officer Paul Dooley led senators to the House Chamber for a joint session Wednesday where the branches set up the income surtax for a June ...
2019-05-09 03:00 EDT
Report: Massachusetts cities and towns post strong tax growth Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — A new report says cities and towns in Massachusetts experienced their strongest revenue gains in a decade during a recent 12-month period.
2019-03-10 04:00 EDT
Mass. senators back Gov. Baker on drug pricing, excise taxes Boston Business JournalMassachusetts state senators sided with the governor on excise taxes and drug pricing control efforts, including language in their spending plan for the 2020 ...
2019-05-07 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
Massachusetts Income Tax Drops A Little In 2019 New England Public RadioMassachusetts residents will see their income taxes reduced in 2019. While it amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars collectively, it's probably not.
2018-12-26 03:00 EST
Massachusetts 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
Ayanna Pressley’s Victory: A Political Earthquake That Reflects a Changed Boston The New York TimesBOSTON — The morning after her upset political victory, Ayanna Pressley ascended a stage in Dorchester a few blocks from the John F. Kennedy Presidential ...
2018-09-05 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Airbnb regulations set to take effect in July 2019 Curbed BostonMany hosts of short-term rentals in Massachusetts through sites such as Airbnb will have to pay the same 5.7 percent state tax as hotels and will have to register ...
2018-12-28 03:00 EST
Here’s the Massachusetts ballot for the 2018 midterm elections Boston.comMassachusetts voters will head to the ballot box on Tuesday, Nov. 6, to weigh in on several state and federal elections. These are the candidates and initiatives ...
2018-11-05 03:00 EST

The MBTA

MBTA among nation's worst for derailments, records show The Boston GlobeMBTA trains derailed 43 times over the last five years, the second-highest total of any metro transit system in the country, federal records show.
2019-06-11 15:56 EDT
'This Is At The Point Of Urgency,' Walsh Says Of The MBTA wgbh.orgBoston Mayor Marty Walsh said the MBTA and the city's transportation infrastructure has reached a state of urgency, after derailments and delays wreaked havoc ...
2019-06-14 13:48 EDT
MBTA Asks Red Line Riders For Patience With Reduced Service CBS BostonDORCHESTER (CBS) – The MBTA is asking riders for patience as it runs reduced Red Line *service* Wednesday, a day after a derailment in Dorchester caused ...
2019-06-12 13:34 EDT
St. Louis won a bet with the MBTA. But Twitter users say taking over the T’s account is no prize. Boston.comIt has been a tough week for the MBTA. The transit agency is already facing intense scrutiny and backlash after two train derailments in a matter of days have ...
2019-06-13 12:07 EDT
Service Restored at Braintree MBTA Station NECNCommuters will no longer need to switch trains at JFK/UMass, but *service* is still reduced on the Red Line.
2019-06-16 07:03 EDT
MBTA Customers Running Out Of Patience After Red Line Derailment CBS BostonTHE MBTA says to expect a 15-20 minute delay, but customers say it's been much worse. WBZ-TV's Kristina Rex reports. 17 hours ago ...
2019-06-14 20:37 EDT
Gov. Baker: Reforms are coming following MBTA derailments Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsDORCHESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - As Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority crews work to fix major damage caused by a derailed Red Line train, Gov.
2019-06-13 16:47 EDT
MBTA failures disrupt people’s lives Boston HeraldMarybeth Harris was late to work and lost three hours pay when one of the beleaguered MBTA's Red Line trains derailed in Dorchester Tuesday, sparking a ...
2019-06-12 19:42 EDT
Salem water main break floods roads near MBTA Commuter Rail parking WCVB BostonA large water main break near the Salem court house and MBTA Commuter Rail stop created a mess late Thursday night. The incident happened around 9 p.m. ...
2019-06-14 12:17 EDT
Delays On The MBTA Red Line Continue Friday CBS BostonThe MBTA said it's still unclear when the Red Line will be able to resume regular *service*. WBZ-TV's Michelle Fisher reports. 22 hours ago ...
2019-06-14 12:12 EDT
Live MBTA updates and service alerts Boston.comA Twitter List by jd_waller. TOPICS: Commute MBTA MBTA Commuter Rails Transportation Local Massachusetts. Want to see what readers are saying about our ...
2019-06-13 09:08 EDT
MBTA Says Service Restored to Red Line NECNMBTA officials say that commuters should still expect some delays on the Red Line's Braintree branch.
2019-06-16 18:32 EDT
Week In Review: MBTA Derailments, Raytheon Merger, David Ortiz Shooting WBURWe review the major news stories of the week, including continuing problems with the MBTA, the proposed merger between Raytheon and United Technologies, ...
2019-06-14 14:44 EDT
MBTA GM Steve Poftak: 'This is unacceptable and we apologize' WCVB Boston"I want to assure everyone that the MBTA is working 24 hours a day to address this incident. We have a team of over 150 T employees and contractors hard at ...
2019-06-14 14:31 EDT
It will be days before the T knows when it can fully restore Red Line service, Baker says The Boston GlobeThe MBTA on Thursday ruled out operator error as the cause of Tuesday's train car derailment that has wreaked havoc on Red Line commutes.
2019-06-13 20:33 EDT
What to know for the evening commute amid MBTA derailment The Boston GlobeAs MBTA crews were still working to remove the Red Line train that derailed early Tuesday morning, the evening commute was expected to be affected, ...
2019-06-11 12:55 EDT
Ex-MBTA trolley driver convicted for paying man to attack him on job Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts trolley driver who paid a man $2,000 to attack him on the job while wearing a Halloween mask has been convicted of ...
2019-06-11 18:36 EDT
MBTA Urged To Explore Low-Income Rider Fare Subsidy WBURActivists urged MBTA officials Monday to work toward a fare subsidy for low-income riders, saying rising transit costs are forcing too many riders to choose ...
2019-06-11 06:44 EDT
Wu: MIT study backs push on cut in MBTA fares for low-income riders Dorchester ReporterLow-income riders who received reduced-cost CharlieCards took 30 percent more trips per week on average than low-income riders without them, an MIT study ...
2019-06-12 09:59 EDT
Watch live: Press conference on the status of the MBTA Red Line The Boston GlobeTransit officials are giving an update on the efforts to repair the Red Line after a derailment earlier this week.
2019-06-14 14:08 EDT
MBTA suspends driver of Green Line trolley, faulting him for derailment that injured 11 The Boston GlobeMBTA officials said Monday that they have suspended the driver of a Green Line trolley after a preliminary investigation found he was to blame for a derailment ...
2019-06-10 15:07 EDT
Red Line service restored after derailment The Boston GlobeFaced with a second major derailment on one of its subway lines in four days, MBTA officials discussed the Red Line derailment that turned the Tuesday ...
2019-06-11 16:05 EDT
MBTA bus driver praised for helping lost girl along busy North Shore Road The Boston GlobeAn MBTA bus driver is being hailed for his quick thinking and compassion after he pulled over on a busy road to help a 10-year-old girl who had been reported ...
2019-06-07 03:00 EDT
Former MBTA trolley driver convicted of staging Halloween attack to collect worker's compensation The Boston GlobeA former MBTA trolley driver who paid a man $2,000 to attack him with a trick-or-treat plastic pumpkin while the assailant wore a Michael Myers mask is now ...
2019-06-10 08:25 EDT
10 people injured after MBTA Green Line train derails, officials say WCVB BostonThe MBTA said that it is experiencing severe delays following the derailment of a Green Line train near Kenmore Station on Saturday morning.
2019-06-08 21:34 EDT
MBTA Red Line riders: Fix it! Boston HeraldCommuters who rely on the Red Line to get to work and home are calling for more action, transparency and spending by the MBTA to prevent future delays and ...
2019-06-11 19:44 EDT
MBTA Late-Night Bus Trips Will Become Permanent WBURAbout 150 nighttime bus trips per week introduced as a pilot in and around Boston will become a permanent feature on the MBTA, but the T will no longer offer ...
2019-06-03 03:00 EDT
MBTA Commuter Headaches NBC10 BostonDelays remain on the MBTA Red Line following a train derailment on Tuesday and are expected to continue into Wednesday.
2019-06-11 23:30 EDT
How MBTA Mishaps Are Affecting Local Businesses WBURBob Oakes spoke with Jim Rooney, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, about the MBTA's recent woes, for Morning Edition.
2019-06-14 08:30 EDT
MBTA To Launch Review After Red Line Train Derails New England Public RadioMBTA officials said Red Line *service* to Ashmont and Braintree was restored Tuesday afternoon, hours after a train derailed just outside the JFK/UMass.
2019-06-11 17:33 EDT
Derailment, Track Damage Frustrates MBTA Commuters CBS BostonCommuters had to be shuttled by buses between the Dorchester station and North Quincy to accommodate repairs. WBZ-TV's Beth Germano reports. 2 days ago ...
2019-06-12 17:20 EDT
5 Investigates: Records reviewed show MBTA among highest for derailments in country WCVB BostonThis derailment today on the Red Line is one of 50 on MBTA subways and the Green Line since 2013, statistics from 5 Investigates show.
2019-06-11 19:15 EDT
MBTA hunts for new revenue Metro USThe MBTA plans to spend up to a million dollars to study changes to parking and other potential development at its properties. Transportation watchdogs say the ...
2019-06-04 03:00 EDT
Former MBTA trolley driver convicted of workers' compensation, insurance fraud - Itemlive Daily ItemSurveillance video captured the suspect in a suspected attack on an MBTA trolley driver fleeing the scene. Evidence eventually pointed to an acquaintance of ...
2019-06-10 23:28 EDT
MBTA Rules Out Operator Error, Foul Play in Red Line Derailment NBC10 BostonMBTA officials have ruled out operator error and are apologizing for continued delays following a derailment of a Red Line train in Boston's Dorchester ...
2019-06-14 16:22 EDT
10 Hours Later, MBTA Gets Red Line Rolling Again: Patch PM Boston, MA PatchMBTA Promises Review As Red Line Train Just Sits - Boston, MA - Also: The MBTA is "still safe," general manager says | No injuries in school bus crash on ...
2019-06-11 16:30 EDT
MBTA Officials Try to Determine Cause of Red Line Derailment NECNMBTA officials are trying to determine what caused a Red Line train to derail at the JFK/UMass Station in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood Tuesday morning.
2019-06-11 12:30 EDT
Additional Delays Expected on MBTA Due to Red Line Derailment NECNAdditional delays were expected on the MBTA's Red Line Tuesday evening after a train delayed earlier in the day.
2019-06-11 18:19 EDT
T&G poll: Do you feel safe riding MBTA trains? Worcester TelegramFollowing the second train derailment in four days, MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said Tuesday he is confident the transit system remains safe but ...
2019-06-13 00:50 EDT
MBTA warns riders of Red Line delays during AM commute following derailment WCVB BostonThe transit authority says it will undergo a third-party review following its fourth derailment this year.
2019-06-11 23:02 EDT
MBTA to launch third-party review after another train derailment WCVB BostonGM Steve Poftak says he wants a "*fresh* set of eyes" after the MBTA's second main line derailment in four days.
2019-06-11 17:20 EDT
MBTA Red Line delays expected for foreseeable future Wicked LocalSTATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 12, 2019.....Trains are running again on the Red Line, but MBTA officials warn that travel times will continue to be longer than ...
2019-06-10 03:00 EDT
Delays Persist on MBTA Two Days After Red Line Derailment NECNTwo days after a derailment on the MBTA's Red Line, commuters are still dealing with delays while crews make repairs.
2019-06-13 17:03 EDT
We Can End Boston's Transportation Nightmare WBURWe don't have to put up with our failing transportation system, writes Miles Howard. Let's vote out elected officials who fail to prioritize transportation.
2019-06-12 05:09 EDT
Green Line derailment that injured 10 'operator-related,' MBTA says WCVB BostonOfficials say the operator of the train has been suspended following initial investigation.
2019-06-10 18:53 EDT
Malden riders to see late-night MBTA bus trips as part of regular service Wicked LocalAbout 150 nighttime bus trips per week introduced as a pilot in and around Boston will become a permanent feature on the MBTA, but the T will no longer offer ...
2019-06-08 10:53 EDT
PayByPhone app used at MBTA parking facilities hit by outage The Boston GlobeOfficials said the “tech staff at PayByPhone expects to have the problem corrected this morning, thereby allowing customers to use the app as they normally ...
2019-06-04 03:00 EDT
Three years later, MBTA pension fund still has no permanent leader The Boston GlobeNearly three years after its director resigned, the MBTA Retirement Fund's board has yet to name a permanent replacement, adding to the uncertainty ...
2019-05-22 03:00 EDT
MBTA Red Line derailment snarls morning commute Wicked LocalRED LINE DERAILMENT SNARLS MORNING COMMUTE MBTA riders on Tuesday morning endured soggy, delay-filled commutes following an early morning ...
2019-06-11 14:05 EDT
MBTA fare increase goes into effect next month WCVB BostonMBTA fare increases are set to roll out next month. The Fiscal and Management Control Board voted in March to approve the fare hikes, which go into effect on ...
2019-06-05 03:00 EDT
MBTA Official Discusses Red Line Train Derailment NECNMBTA General Manager Steve Poftak discusses additional delays on the Red Line for Tuesday evening's commute following a derailment earlier in the day.
2019-06-11 15:03 EDT
Boston City Council pushes big MBTA projects Boston HeraldBoston's City Council is encouraging the state to chug forward with two major long-discussed MBTA infrastructure projects: The North-South Rail Link and the ...
2019-06-05 03:00 EDT
Trespassing pedestrian struck, killed by MBTA Commuter Rail train, police say WCVB BostonMBTA transit police said a man was struck and killed by an MBTA Commuter Rail train Saturday morning. At approximately 10:30 a.m., officers received a radio ...
2019-06-01 03:00 EDT
Teen hurt during fight at MBTA's Fields Corner Station The Boston GlobeA teenager was injured during a physical altercation with two other teenagers at the MBTA's Fields Corner Station on the Red Line on Thursday afternoon, ...
2019-06-13 10:36 EDT
Derailed MBTA Red Line Train Causes Delays NECNSevere delays are in place after an MBTA Red Line train derailed in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.
2019-06-11 07:30 EDT
MBTA still exploring cause of train derailment Wicked LocalMBTA officials have ruled out foul play and operator error as the cause of Tuesday's Red Line derailment, but they still have not determined an exact cause and ...
2019-06-14 17:22 EDT
Senator seeks probe of Chinese company making MBTA's subway cars The Boston GlobeChuck Schumer wants the federal government to step in and investigate whether a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security.
2019-05-19 03:00 EDT
Senate wants an outside review of MBTA Retirement Fund The Boston GlobeThe state Senate is pushing a proposal that would subject the privately run MBTA Retirement Fund to an outside review, the second such time it's approved a ...
2019-05-24 03:00 EDT
MBTA riders faced minor delays because 'There's a swan blocking the Orange Line tracks' The Boston GlobeThe bird delayed *service* for six minutes, officials said.
2019-05-24 03:00 EDT
Swan On The Tracks Briefly Stops MBTA Orange Line Trains CBS BostonSOMERVILLE (CBS) — A swan in Somerville slowed down the MBTA for Orange Line commuters Friday morning. The bird was spotted on the southbound track ...
2019-05-24 03:00 EDT
The MBTA is looking for a new CFO Boston Business JournalSeveral months after losing its chief technology officer, the MBTA finds itself needing to replace another C-level executive.
2019-05-31 03:00 EDT
MBTA says new six-car Orange Line set will be ready this summer Boston Business JournalAfter two delays in rolling out new Orange Line trains, a top MBTA official says he is "confident" that the first cars are still on track to enter passenger *service* in ...
2019-06-03 03:00 EDT
New York City subway system beats MBTA to contactless payment WCVB BostonBoston might have built the country's first subway, but the New York City MTA has the MBTA beat when it comes to the next generation of payment systems.
2019-05-29 03:00 EDT
Signal Issue Causes Delays for Multiple MBTA Commuter Rail Lines NECNMultiple Commuter Rail lines are experiencing delays Tuesday morning due to signal issues, according to the MBTA. Affected lines are facing an average of a ...
2019-06-04 03:00 EDT
Man Hit, Killed by MBTA Commuter Rail Train in Hanson NECNA man was killed after he was hit by an MBTA Commuter Rail train on Wednesday in Hanson, Massachusetts. Authorities from the Massachusetts Bay ...
2019-05-29 03:00 EDT
The MBTA is freeing the most controversial ramp in Boston. Sort of. Boston.comThe ramp could soon be free — at times. During a meeting Monday, MBTA officials announced a plan to let Silver Line buses use a ramp in Boston's Seaport ...
2019-05-21 03:00 EDT
MBTA retirement exodus could hamper operations, watchdog says Boston HeraldA jump in MBTA retirements over the past few years following buyouts and early retirement options has contributed to the T's troubles staying staffed, and one ...
2019-05-22 03:00 EDT
Changes to 2 MBTA Weymouth bus lines coming in September The Patriot LedgerWEYMOUTH – Two of the four MBTA bus routes that serve Weymouth will see changes this September as the T implements a plan aimed at improving and ...
2019-05-28 03:00 EDT
PayByPhone App Down For Hours: MBTA Boston, MA PatchBOSTON — If you were trying to park at an MBTA facility and use the PayByPhone app, it's not you, there was a system-wide outage this morning. But as of ...
2019-06-04 03:00 EDT
MBTA rolls out bus route changes for Weymouth Wicked LocalA new MBTA bus route in Weymouth will provide riders with transportation to Columbian Square from the Braintree MBTA station to reduce overcrowding on ...
2019-06-04 03:00 EDT
MBTA Red Line Service Resumes After Train Derailment in Dorchester NECN*Service* on the MBTA Red Line will resume after crews responded to a derailed train on Tuesday in Dorchester. Slight delays are expected as the train begins to ...
2019-05-21 03:00 EDT
Sen. Schumer Calls For Probe Of Rail Tech From Chinese Company That's Building MBTA Cars WBURThe Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese ...
2019-05-20 03:00 EDT
MBTA Commuter Rail Delays Plague Nearly Entire Network Boston, MA PatchMBTA Commuter Rail Delays Plague Almost All Lines - Boston, MA - Only two commuter rail lines operated on schedule thanks to what Keolis called an Amtrak ...
2019-06-04 03:00 EDT
Man is killed by MBTA train in Hanson Whitman Hanson ExpressHANSON — MBTA Transit Police said a man was struck and killed by a commuter rail train in Hanson early Wednesday morning by an in-bound train at the ...
2019-05-30 03:00 EDT
MBTA says injury-causing Green Line derailment was 'operator-related' Universal HubWCVB reports the driver of the trolley that came off the tracks just outbound from Kenmore on Saturday morning has been suspended after T investigators ...
2019-06-10 14:47 EDT
How can MBTA handle increase in traffic as more commuters ditch their cars? Boston 25 NewsDrive on I-93 South or take public transit? Jassie Nova lives in a new building right next to the Forest Hills T stop in Jamaica Plain; for her the decision is a no ...
2019-05-29 03:00 EDT
Fire crews extinguish escalator fire at Park Street MBTA station Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - Boston firefighters made quick work of an escalator fire at the MBTA's Park Street Station on Monday. Smoke could be seen pouring out of ...
2019-06-03 03:00 EDT
MBTA adds night bus service, cuts early-morning trips Enterprise NewsBOSTON – About 150 nighttime bus trips per week that were introduced as a pilot in and around Boston will become a permanent feature on the MBTA, but the T ...
2019-06-04 03:00 EDT
Chuck Schumer is calling for a probe of the Chinese company making the new MTA and MBTA cars Boston.comWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New ...
2019-05-19 03:00 EDT
Delays persist a day after Red Line train derailment Dorchester ReporterRed Line *service* resumed in fits and starts on Wednesday, a day after a train derailment at JFK-UMass station disrupted the MBTA system and caused residual ...
2019-06-12 15:33 EDT
Here's why the T says Red Line repairs are taking so long The Boston GlobeIt's been more than 24 hours since a Red Line train derailed just as the morning commute was beginning, and *service* on the line is still disrupted for many ...
2019-06-12 08:05 EDT
MBTA's woes put us on a slow ride to nowheresville The Boston GlobeAnyone who has ever ridden the T knows that it doesn't do well in warm weather, it doesn't do well in cold weather — it doesn't do well in weather. As the Globe ...
2019-05-17 03:00 EDT
Report: Number of MBTA derailments among nation’s highest Toronto StarBOSTON - Federal records show the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has one of the highest rates of derailments among the nation's public transit ...
2019-06-12 11:11 EDT
Ride-Hailing Trips Increased 25% In Massachusetts Last Year WBURMore than 42 million rides began in Boston alone in 2018, a 21% increase.
2019-06-13 17:54 EDT
The MBTA is hiring for two social media jobs — and one pays $120,000 The Boston GlobeIn an attempt to beef up its online presence and better interact with commuters, the MBTA has posted jobs for a manager of social media and director of social ...
2019-03-25 03:00 EDT
State Lawmakers Say MBTA Hikes Unfair In Light Of Fare Evasion WBURState senators on Thursday slammed the MBTA's rollout of proposed fare hikes, arguing that outreach about the increases was insufficient and that the transit ...
2019-03-08 03:00 EST
MBTA repair spending climbs, but things are moving slower than expected The Boston GlobeThe MBTA's quest to repair and replace its worn-out infrastructure will take longer than previously thought to kick into high gear, but officials still expect to meet a ...
2019-05-06 03:00 EDT
New MBTA fare collection system is delayed The Boston GlobeThe MBTA's $700 million effort to convert to all-electronic fare collection is behind schedule, a blow to a high-profile project that the agency has cast as a near ...
2019-05-03 03:00 EDT
No Timeline For Delayed MBTA Fare Collection System WBURMBTA officials remained tight-lipped on Monday about the exact reasons for an expected delay in the roll out of an all-electronic fare collection system that T ...
2019-05-07 03:00 EDT
Debate Over New Funding For MBTA 'Can't Wait,' Advisory Board Member Says WBURThe MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board unanimously approved a $2.1 billion budget Monday. But members also renewed calls for new forms of ...
2019-04-09 03:00 EDT
MBTA riders helped out an ‘adorable’ four-legged passenger on the Red Line Boston.comMBTA commuters came to the aid of an unexpected passenger Monday morning. A baby squirrel snuck on an inbound Red Line car at Ashmont station, creating ...
2019-04-29 03:00 EDT
Here's how to navigate the MBTA on Marathon Monday The Boston GlobeOfficials are urging Boston Marathon attendees to take public transportation April 15. Here's how to navigate the MBTA.
2019-04-12 03:00 EDT
MBTA Now Needs At Least $10.1 Billion To Modernize Trains, New Analysis Finds WBURThe analysis shows the transit system's capital needs are about $2.8 billion higher than a previous estimate.
2019-05-13 03:00 EDT
Cleaner stations? The MBTA wants an app for that The Boston GlobeOne day, T commuters may able to log a complaint online with the MBTA about, say, a broken tile on the station floor or a foul odor in the elevator, and follow the ...
2019-04-12 03:00 EDT
This Twitter account tells you the general mood of MBTA riders by the hour The Boston GlobeThe Twitter bot, called @MBTA_Mood, scans tweets and then analyzes them to gauge how Boston commuters are feeling.
2019-03-13 03:00 EDT
One in three MBTA retirees last year was under 55, putting another strain on pension fund The Boston GlobeNearly one-third of the employees who retired from the MBTA last year were under the age of 55, and dozens were still in their 40s, adding to the flow of younger ...
2019-04-15 03:00 EDT
Better Buses, Improved Reliability & New Fare Collection Coming To MBTA CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Few people complain as colorfully as those who commute on the MBTA. “It's miserable. If you have any other mode of transportation, ...
2019-05-16 03:00 EDT
All-electronic MBTA fare system appears indefinitely delayed Curbed BostonThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's much-ballyhooed switch to an all-electronic fare collection system modeled after the one in London is unlikely ...
2019-05-06 03:00 EDT

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2019-06-09 20:01 EDT
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2019-06-16 19:47 EDT
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2019-06-16 09:30 EDT
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2019-06-15 15:13 EDT
Massachusetts, the land of the free (stuff) Boston HeraldSo Massachusetts is now the most desirable resort destination in the Union for illegal freeloading foreigners, at least according to one new survey. The attraction ...
2019-06-13 19:31 EDT
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2019-06-14 13:12 EDT
Butler, IU basketball targeting four-star Massachusetts forward Indianapolis StarMatt Cross of the 2020 class has visited Bulldogs, Hoosiers.
2019-06-16 15:24 EDT
Uber, Lyft use skyrocketing in Massachusetts The Boston GlobeRide-hailing companies completed 81.3 million rides in Massachusetts during 2018 — a whopping 25 percent increase from the previous year.
2019-06-13 16:04 EDT
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2019-06-16 22:50 EDT
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2019-06-15 07:00 EDT
Adult-use marijuana sales in Massachusetts approach $140 million Boston.comDENVER (AP) — Sales of adult-use marijuana in Massachusetts have reached nearly $140 million through the end of May. Marijuana Business Daily reports ...
2019-06-11 21:35 EDT
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2019-06-14 15:43 EDT
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission approves sale of New England Treatment Access marijuana company MassLive.comThe sale to Surterra Wellness was first announced back in January. A purchase price was not announced.
2019-06-13 14:40 EDT
With Lawsuit And Legislation, Massachusetts Grapples With Public Schools Equity New England Public RadioIn our look back at news of the week, there was a lot of talk about how schools are funded in Massachusetts. A group of parents and education advocates sued ...
2019-06-14 17:05 EDT
Massachusetts Legislature — again — passes constitutional amendment to create 'millionaire's tax' MassLive.comIt is the first major milestone in a process that will take until 2022 to raise taxes on the wealthiest state residents.
2019-06-12 16:31 EDT
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2019-06-12 20:06 EDT
Massachusetts’ Hypocrisy On Homelessness WBURHomelessness in the nation's priciest ZIP codes is surging, writes Rich Barlow. Last year, the number of homeless people in Massachusetts jumped 14%.
2019-06-13 05:06 EDT
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2019-06-12 12:03 EDT
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2019-06-13 16:40 EDT
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2019-06-14 10:20 EDT
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2019-06-13 20:35 EDT
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2019-06-10 15:26 EDT
Lawmakers consider: Should Massachusetts adopt 'Medicare for All'? MassLive.comTuesday's legislative hearing indicated some support for radical reform to the state's health care system -- even as key lawmakers acknowledged the challenges.
2019-06-11 19:52 EDT
Guess which Massachusetts town elected the nation's first socialist mayor The Boston GlobeReal Socialists were once elected here. How they won their races could offer a template for Democrats in 2020.
2019-06-14 13:28 EDT
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2019-06-10 08:33 EDT
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2019-06-16 09:01 EDT
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2019-06-11 20:18 EDT
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2019-06-13 13:47 EDT
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2019-06-14 17:37 EDT
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2019-05-31 03:00 EDT
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2019-06-09 05:41 EDT
Massachusetts lawmakers set dates for 2019 sales tax holiday weekend Boston Business JournalIt was the first time lawmakers established the annual sales-tax holiday dates through a process established under a 2018 law that calls for legislators to choose ...
2019-06-13 18:13 EDT
Massachusetts argues Sal DiMasi can't be a lobbyist because he was illegally lobbying when he was House Speaker MassLive.comFormer Speaker Sal DiMasi is appealing his rejected application to register as a lobbyist in Massachusetts, following his federal corruption conviction.
2019-06-13 16:07 EDT
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2019-06-14 18:00 EDT
Massachusetts sales tax holiday set for August 17-18, 2019 MassLive.comThis is the first year that Massachusetts retailers have been assured that the sales tax holiday weekend will occur, after a state law made it permanent.
2019-06-14 12:45 EDT
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2019-06-12 21:33 EDT
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2019-06-15 11:00 EDT
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2019-06-14 08:39 EDT
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2019-06-11 17:13 EDT
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2019-06-12 10:13 EDT
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2019-06-12 09:40 EDT
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2019-06-15 06:16 EDT
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2019-06-11 11:32 EDT
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2019-06-08 03:00 EDT
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2019-06-11 10:00 EDT
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2019-06-03 03:00 EDT
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2019-06-14 16:21 EDT
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2019-06-11 08:05 EDT
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2019-06-14 14:10 EDT
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2019-06-16 12:19 EDT
Massachusetts parents will sue state over education funding formula MassLive.comA group of parents are suing Massachusetts education officials to try to force the state to revamp its education funding formula. The plaintiffs are planning to file ...
2019-06-13 11:55 EDT
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2019-06-16 22:23 EDT
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2019-06-10 08:30 EDT
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2019-06-14 00:28 EDT
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2019-06-07 03:00 EDT
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2019-06-14 13:36 EDT
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2019-06-01 03:00 EDT
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2019-06-03 03:00 EDT
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2019-06-16 15:08 EDT
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2019-05-26 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts 'Millionaires Tax' Advances To Next Legislative Session New England Public RadioThe Massachusetts legislature voted overwhelmingly in favor on Wednesday of amending the state constitution to raise income taxes on the wealthy.
2019-06-10 03:00 EDT
Scattered rain showers, potential isolated thunderstorm on tap in Massachusetts early Tuesday MassLive.comMore than an inch of rain is likely in communities across Massachusetts from Monday night through Friday, June 10-14, 2019. (National Weather *Service*). 0.
2019-06-11 06:46 EDT
Five Guys burger restaurant opening in Chicopee; franchise owner has scouted other potential Western Massachusetts locations MassLive.comHyde Park Ventures, headquartered in Natick, has 34 Five Guys locations across Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine and Rhode Island.
2019-06-14 18:37 EDT
Massachusetts Film Tax Credit Bills Come Under Spotlight New England Public RadioThe Hulu series "Castle Rock" recently resumed filming in Orange and other central Massachusetts locations. Productions like this are drawn to the state,
2019-06-11 04:09 EDT
Massachusetts sues e-cigarette maker, says it targets youth market Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has sued a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products, alleging the company violated state law by targeting ...
2019-05-30 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts restaurant wants to donate blue lobster to St. Louis aquarium NBC SportsHe wants to do so out of respect to the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues and to show that Boston Bruins fans have class.
2019-06-14 18:03 EDT
'Massachusetts Seven' bikers charged after troopers clock group at 125 mph in Raymond The Union LeaderRAYMOND — Seven Massachusetts motorcyclists face reckless driving charges, after state police say they were weaving in and out of traffic at speeds in excess ...
2019-06-09 17:57 EDT
Officials Suspend Gas Service in Franklin, Massachusetts NECNProblems encountered during construction by Columbia Gas has led to gas *service* being suspended in a neighborhood in Franklin, Massachusetts.
2019-06-11 17:00 EDT
Rare blue lobster on display at Massachusetts restaurant UPI NewsA Massachusetts restaurant is showing off a rare catch -- a blue lobster -- but the crustacean won't end up on the menu.
2019-06-14 13:59 EDT
Here are the best high schools in Western Massachusetts, as ranked by 2019 U.S. News report MassLive.comThis is its first time it has released rankings by region.
2019-06-13 05:38 EDT
Man wanted in Massachusetts shooting found in North Carolina Boston.comSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man on the Massachusetts State Police most wanted list in connection with the shooting of a woman during a robbery has been ...
2019-05-18 03:00 EDT
CCC Chairman On The State Of Marijuana In Massachusetts wgbh.orgIt's now been more than six months since sales of legal recreational marijuana began in Massachusetts. The chairman of the state's Cannabis Control ...
2019-06-06 03:00 EDT
Remains of Massachusetts sailor who died at Pearl Harbor accounted for WSB AtlantaThe remains of a sailor from Massachusetts lost during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been accounted for.
2019-06-15 04:19 EDT
Marijuana Sales In Massachusetts Approach $140 Million, Report Says CBS BostonDENVER (AP) — Sales of adult-use marijuana in Massachusetts have reached nearly $140 million through the end of May. Marijuana Business Daily reports ...
2019-06-12 07:34 EDT
Seaweed collector’s arrest in Rhode Island revives age-old debate on beach access; Massachusetts laws date to Mayflower days SouthCoastToday.comWhen Charlestown, Rhode Island, resident Scott Keeley went to the beach on a sunny Sunday, he thought he had state law on his side: the Rhode Island ...
2019-06-15 09:07 EDT
Trinity College student killed in single-car crash in Massachusetts Hartford CourantA Trinity College student was killed over the weekend when her car crashed on Route 495 in Massachusetts.
2019-06-11 17:22 EDT
Massachusetts State Police identify victims of fatal I-95 crash in Attleboro Turn to 10On Tuesday, the Massachusetts State Police identified the two victims who died following a fatal crash on I-95 in Attleboro this weekend that also injured 9 more.
2019-06-11 15:46 EDT
Heavy rain, thunderstorms expected to hit Massachusetts Monday into Tuesday MassLive.comStorms are expected to hit New England Monday evening, bringing heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.
2019-06-10 05:23 EDT
Potential Delay in Contributions to Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave JD SupraIn a joint statement issued earlier this week, Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker, state senate president Karen Spilka, and state house speaker Robert ...
2019-06-14 15:13 EDT
Fifty-three-year-old mother Jackie Coutinho missing while visiting family in Massachusetts NBC NewsPolice in Massachusetts are searching for a missing mother last seen at her sister's Massachusetts home in May. Jackie Coutinho, 53, was last seen on May 15 ...
2019-06-11 16:36 EDT
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has at least 43 lawsuits against the Trump administration MassLive.comMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey continues to fight the Trump administration on immigration policies, health care and environmental protections.
2019-06-06 03:00 EDT
Brother-in-Law of Ex Massachusetts Governor Found Guilty of Rape, Stalking and Kidnapping NBC10 BostonThe brother-in-law of former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has been found guilty rape, stalking, kidnapping, witness intimidation and other offenses, ...
2019-06-13 13:24 EDT
Massachusetts state senator faces trial after drunken driving arrest Boston.comQUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state senator accused of driving drunk is set to go on trial. Brockton Democrat Michael Brady was pulled over by ...
2019-06-01 03:00 EDT
These were the most popular baby names in Massachusetts last year The Boston GlobeIf you're in Massachusetts, there's still a pretty good chance you'll be meeting a lot of Benjamins and Emmas.
2019-05-21 03:00 EDT
Gulf Dead Zone The Size Of Massachusetts: 5 Things To Know Patch.com'Dead Zone' In Gulf Of Mexico: 5 Things To Know - Across America, US - The "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is predicted to be about the size of ...
2019-06-13 17:12 EDT
Lessons from Amsterdam: Dutch-style coffeeshops in Massachusetts? No thanks The Boston GlobeIf this is pot paradise, it might be worth taking another look at hell.
2019-06-10 05:41 EDT
Millionaires' Tax Gets AO.K. From Massachusetts State Legislators, 147- | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostBy Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS *SERVICE*. The Massachusetts Legislature voted overwhelmingly in favor of amending the state constitution to raise ...
2019-06-12 19:55 EDT
A ‘dead zone’ the size of Massachusetts could hit the Gulf this summer PBS NewsHourHere is what a "dead zone" the size of Massachusetts could mean for the Gulf of Mexico and seafood prices.
2019-06-11 17:52 EDT
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Massachusetts The Boston GlobeA severe thunderstorm watch that was issued for much of Massachusetts earlier Monday afternoon has been canceled, the National Weather *Service* tweeted at ...
2019-05-20 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Lawmakers Busy With Taxes, Family Leave -- And Cellphones New England Public RadioMassachusetts Senators on Beacon Hill voted unanimously last week in support of a distracted driving measure to ban hand-held cellphone use.
2019-06-10 04:13 EDT
Massachusetts doctor convicted of using cellphone in ladies’ room Boston.comWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts cardiologist has been found guilty of using his cellphone to photograph a woman in a ladies' room at the ...
2019-05-22 03:00 EDT
Actress Jenny Slate to address Massachusetts island graduating class of 1 PBS NewsHourActress and comedian Jenny Slate will speak at this month's graduation ceremony for Cuttyhunk Elementary School, a one-room schoolhouse on a ...
2019-06-04 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Man Hangs Nazi, Confederate Flags In His Yard, Now Feels ‘Threatened’ Over Backlash The Inquisitr NewsA Massachusetts homeowner who hung a Nazi flag and then, when confronted, a Confederate flag, from a flagpole in his front yard, says he's feeling ...
2019-06-16 09:56 EDT
The Abortion Fight In Massachusetts wgbh.orgAs new laws restricting abortion access are passed in Alabama, Georgia, and several other states, some states like Massachusetts are considering legislative ...
2019-06-11 20:14 EDT
Massachusetts Will Hold Hearing Monday on Bill to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth LifeNews.comMassachusetts lawmakers are slated to consider a bill Monday to expand legalized abortions for basically any reason up to birth in their state.
2019-06-14 18:12 EDT
United Technologies’ headquarters move to Massachusetts another blow to Connecticut Boston HeraldFARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Announcing a merger that will see United Technologies Corp. move its headquarters to the Boston area from the state it has called ...
2019-06-10 16:38 EDT
Paid Family and Medical Leave Not Ready for Prime Time in Massachusetts, Supporters Say | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostThe soon-to-be-implemented paid family and medical leave tax in Massachusetts has so many problems that its supporters are calling for a three-month delay in ...
2019-06-05 03:00 EDT

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