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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2018-06-19 16:29 EDT

Tax debate returns to Legislature after SJC strikes down Massachusetts millionaire's tax
MassLive.com
The Supreme Judicial Court on Monday effectively threw the battle over taxes in Massachusetts back to the state Legislature. The SJC struck from the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would have raised taxes on income over $1 million.
SJC gives taxpayers, employers a victory Sentinel & Enterprise
Howie Carr: Working stiffs catch break as court nixes 'millionaire tax' ploy Boston Herald
Massachusetts senator revives push for "millionaire tax" Fort Worth Star Telegram
Boston Business Journal - wgbh.org
2018-06-19 06:10 EDT

Massachusetts governor reverses decision to send National Guard to border
Bangor Daily News
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker is reversing a decision to send a Massachusetts National Guard helicopter and crew to U.S.-Mexico border, citing the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents. The Republican governor called ...
The Latest: Delaware refuses Guard deployment to US border Boston.com
Governor says Rhode Island National Guard won't go to border News & Observer
Baker Cancels National Guard Deployment To Border, Citing 'Inhumane' Treatment Of Children And Families wgbh.org
Colorado Public Radio - Twitter
2018-06-19 11:08 EDT

Massachusetts won't deploy National Guard to border over 'cruel' treatment of children
CNN
(CNN) Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker directed the state National Guard not to send any assets or personnel to the US-Mexico border because of the Trump administration's "inhumane treatment" of children, communications director Lizzy Guyton said in a ...
Massachusetts GOP governor: National Guard mission near Mexico border off amid family separations The Japan Times
Gov. Charlie Baker reverses course on sending National Guard to Mexican border, citing Trump policy of splitting up ... MassLive.com
Wisconsin National Guard troops head to southern border Madison.com
ABC News - NBC10 Boston - wgbh.org - Colorado.gov
2018-06-18 15:51 EDT

In a stinging rebuke, ballot question on 'millionaires tax' is rejected
The Boston Globe
The Supreme Judicial Court on Monday rejected a ballot question that would have raised the state income tax on Massachusetts' highest earners and put that money into transportation and education, delivering a crushing defeat for progressive activists ...
'Nooooooooooo!' and other reactions to the Massachusetts millionaire tax court ruling Boston.com
SJC strikes down 'millionaire's tax' ballot question MassLive.com
Democrats will need to regroup on taxes in wake of SJC ruling Wicked Local
WBUR - WAMC - CBS Boston - Universal Hub
2018-06-18 18:52 EDT

Massachusetts study points to Connecticut as “sobering example” of tax failure
Yankee Institute (blog)
A withering assessment of Connecticut's economic and fiscal problems was used by Pioneer Institute — a think-tank based in Boston — as an example of why Massachusetts should not raise taxes on high-income earners. Pioneer Institute's study "Back to ...

2018-06-19 10:34 EDT

Is Massachusetts Fumbling Its July 1 Legalization Launch?
Leafly
BOSTON (AP) — The prospects that retail pot shops open in Massachusetts by a July 1 target appeared to be dimming Thursday, as the state's top marijuana regulator said he was more focused on an orderly rollout of recreational sales than a speedy one.

2018-06-18 16:23 EDT

Massachusetts Democrats seek end to Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' immigration policy
MassLive.com
Members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation urged support Tuesday for legislation to stop the Trump administration's controversial "zero tolerance" policy, which has reportedly resulted in about 2,000 undocumented immigrant children being ...
White House falsely insists Democrats to blame for family separations, even as some in GOP urge Trump to reverse ... Washington Post

2018-06-19 12:53 EDT

On the road with the 'Mayor of Massachusetts'
Lowell Sun
No, current Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is more the "Mayor of Massachusetts". He has emerged as the most important and powerful Democrat Party leader in the state. Having mastered the machine politics of Boston, Walsh is branching out across the state.

2018-06-19 06:35 EDT

Healey, 20 Other AGs Call on Trump to End Border Separations
NECN
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and 20 other Democratic attorneys general are calling on President Donald Trump's administration to end the practice of separating children from their families at the US-Mexico border. "What the Trump ...
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey calls Trump administration's family separation policy 'immoral and ... MassLive.com

2018-06-19 11:06 EDT

Transportation taxes, rural school aid, Western Massachusetts hospitals among Senate budget amendments
MassLive.com
BOSTON -- Should cities and towns be allowed to raise their own tax revenue for municipal transportation projects? Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, introduced an amendment to the Senate's fiscal 2019 state budget that would allow cities and towns to ...

2018-05-21 06:21 EDT

The MBTA

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2018-06-19 16:29 EDT

Here are all the stations where the MBTA is raising or lowering parking rates
The Boston Globe
Parking rates are going up at some MBTA lots and down at others. They'll stay stable elsewhere. Is your commute about to get more expensive? Check below for a full list of the changes. Station, Current Price, Mon - Fri, Sat - Sun. Abington, $4.00, $4 ...
MBTA Hikes Parking Prices At Many Stations; Some Garages To Charge $10 Per Day CBS Boston
MBTA raises parking fees at some lots and garages Seattle Times
MBTA Parking Price List: What Stations Are Increasing, Decreasing Patch.com
WBUR
2018-06-19 08:26 EDT

MBTA to try surge pricing for parking
CommonWealth magazine
Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez, and control board chairman Joe Aiello all urged the board to go with a less aggressive policy that would have hiked parking rates by a total of $2 million less. But the ...
MBTA to increase parking to $10 at some garages WCVB Boston
Parking prices will go up at 32 T stations, to as high as $10 a day — but drop at others The Boston Globe

2018-06-18 17:58 EDT

MBTA study pegs cost of North-South link at $12 billion to $21 billion
WCVB Boston
The cheapest version of a rail link between North and South station would run about $12.3 billion, and a more extensive version could cost about $21.5 billion, ...
MBTA studying feasibility of building rail tunnel connecting north, south networks Railway Track & Structures
North, South station connection costs could rival Big Dig Boston Herald
Straus: Rail Link Info Shows Project 'Expensive and Unnecessary' Banker & Tradesman

2018-06-19 05:46 EDT

MBTA Estimate: North-South Rail Link Would Cost At Least $12.3B
WBUR
The cheapest version of a rail link between North and South station would run about $12.3 billion, and a more extensive version could cost about $21.5 billion, according to a draft study by the MBTA. The T's analysis, pursued with the consultant Arup ...
MBTA: North-South Rail May Cost $12.3 Billion NECN

2018-06-18 15:55 EDT

Developer proposes moving South Attleboro MBTA station
Turn to 10
A developer is looking into moving the South Attleboro MBTA station. The Sun Chronicle reported that David Borque is interested in moving the commuter rail station at the Bristol Place shopping center off Route 1A to a site near the former Cumberland ...

2018-06-18 19:01 EDT

Parking to reach $10 at some MBTA parking locations
WCVB Boston
Parking to reach $10 at some MBTA parking locations. Share. Shares. Copy Link. Copy. {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! WCVB. Updated: 9:30 PM EDT Jun 18, 2018. Shaun Ganley. Social Media Manager, WCVB.com. Parking to reach $10 at some MBTA ...

2018-06-18 21:35 EDT

Victim of MBTA attack speaks
WCVB Boston
The man who took a beating is now in the process of looking for an attorney. He said Friday that he is not a pervert and was definitely the victim in this case. Advertisement. Victim of MBTA attack speaks. Loading more articles... Advertisement ...

2018-06-15 22:17 EDT

Police: Wanted fugitive nabbed at Revere Beach MBTA station
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
A wanted fugitive was nabbed at the MBTA's Revere Beach station last week after transit police spotted him trying to “piggyback” through a fare gate, authorities said. Transit police officers patrolling the station about 5:50 p.m. Friday saw Jonathan ...

2018-06-19 10:13 EDT

MBTA assault suspect arrested
Boston Herald
A Boston man is under arrest for allegedly attacking an elderly man, who he accused of taking inappropriate pictures of a female aboard a Red Line train, transit police said. Transit police said 31-year-old Tukan Manley is being charged with assault ...

2018-06-17 03:10 EDT

Disabled Man Beaten on MBTA After Taking Photos; Attack Caught on Camera
NECN
A disabled man who walks with a cane was badly beaten Monday afternoon on an MBTA train while a fellow passenger, who says the victim deserved it, shot video of the incident. The 66-year-old man, whose name is being withheld, was still in pain Friday.

2018-06-15 22:00 EDT

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2018-06-19 16:29 EDT

Tax debate returns to Legislature after SJC strikes down Massachusetts millionaire's tax
MassLive.com
The Supreme Judicial Court on Monday effectively threw the battle over taxes in Massachusetts back to the state Legislature. The SJC struck from the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would have raised taxes on income over $1 million.
Massachusetts Senator Revives Push for 'Millionaire Tax' U.S. News & World Report
In Stinging Rebuke, Massachusetts High Court Strikes 'Millionaire's Tax' from Ballot Governing
Massachusetts High Court Strikes Down Millionaire's Tax (1) Bloomberg BNA
NewBostonPost (blog)
2018-06-19 06:10 EDT

Nearly 3000 customers in Massachusetts remain without power following storm
MassLive.com
At its peak, the storm knocked out power to more than 17,000 customers in the Bay State. As of Tuesday morning, 2,756 remained in the dark, according to the Massachusetts Emererngecy Managment Agency. Two towns - Goshen and Williamsburg - have a ...

2018-06-19 06:50 EDT

Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans' flags in Massachusetts
whnt.com
ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans' graves in Massachusetts. The flags at Bellevue Cemetery, in Adams, were first reported missing earlier this month.
Woodchucks stole veterans' flags from Massachusetts cemetery, cops say Fox News
Woodchucks to Blame for Missing Veterans' Flags U.S. News & World Report

2018-06-19 10:04 EDT

Massachusetts governor reverses decision to send National Guard to border
Bangor Daily News
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker is reversing a decision to send a Massachusetts National Guard helicopter and crew to U.S.-Mexico border, citing the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents. The Republican governor called ...

2018-06-19 11:08 EDT

Tornado warning issued for Central, Western Massachusetts
MassLive.com
Update: The tornado warning issued for Central and Western Massachusetts has been canceled. A tornado warning has been issued for much of Massachusetts Monday. The warning was issued at 6:33 p.m. for the following counties: Franklin, Hampden, ...
Severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Massachusetts Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
SEVERE weather to continue to PLAGUE Massachusetts despite tornado warning downgrade Express.co.uk

2018-06-18 18:40 EDT

As Massachusetts Inches Toward Retail Marijuana, Employers Ponder Drug Tests
New England Public Radio
Massachusetts voters legalized marijuana at the ballot box in 2016, and retail sales are poised to begin on or about July 1. But there still isn't much guidance coming from state officials about how businesses should deal with drug testing their ...

2018-06-19 15:13 EDT

Funnel cloud spotted in Western Massachusetts confirmed by National Weather Service (Video)
MassLive.com
A funnel cloud formed during Monday's severe storms, the National Weather Service has confirmed. Residents in Western Massachusetts reported seeing a cloud rotating overhead Monday evening. The National Weather Service received multiple photos and ...

2018-06-19 07:44 EDT

Over 16000 in Massachusetts lose power as severe storms sweep across state
MassLive.com
A series of severe storms late Monday afternoon and early evening have left more than 16,000 customers without power across Massachusetts. According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, much of West Newbury and Haverhill are ...

2018-06-18 19:25 EDT

Massachusetts Governor: National Guard Won't Go to Border
Military.com
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker is reversing a decision to send a Massachusetts National Guard helicopter and crew to U.S.-Mexico border, citing the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents. The Republican governor called ...
Massachusetts won't deploy National Guard to border over 'cruel' treatment of children CNN
Mass. Gov.: National Guard won't go to border Boston.com
Massachusetts Governor Cancels Plan To Send Flight Crew To Southern Border New England Public Radio
Quartz - ABC News - NBC10 Boston - wgbh.org
2018-06-19 06:11 EDT

Immigration agents arrest Massachusetts man after criticism of sentence
Boston.com
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — Immigration agents have arrested a Massachusetts man whose sentence for selling heroin sparked criticisms that the judge in the case was too lenient. Manuel Soto-Vittini, of Peabody, was sentenced last month to two years' ...

2018-06-19 14:03 EDT

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