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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2018-08-18 22:29 EDT

Is change coming to Massachusetts politics this fall? Or maybe not so much?
The Boston Globe
Will 2018 be a year of political change in Massachusetts — or simply a close call for the status quo? That question looms in races for office from the federal to the local, from the high-stakes Seventh Congressional race pitting longtime incumbent ...

2018-08-13 02:23 EDT

6 Women To Watch In Massachusetts Politics
wgbh.org
Women are running for office in record numbers, in Massachusetts and nationwide. Indeed, the 2018 primaries could redefine the face of Congress, as women step up to challenge incumbent politicians. Nationally, 476 women registered as candidates for the ...

2018-08-02 16:40 EDT

Bernie Sanders's political group endorses Bob Massie for Massachusetts governor
Boston.com
Deval Patrick, received the endorsement from delegates at the Massachusetts state Democratic convention and has a significant fundraising advantage, according to campaign finance reports. (Whoever wins next month's primary election will than face an ...

2018-08-16 14:17 EDT

Massachusetts lawmakers pass Airbnb taxes and regulations
MassLive.com
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts House and Senate have both voted for a bill that would tax and regulate short-term room rentals like Airbnb. The House voted to accept the conference committee report Monday by a vote of 118-30. The Senate voted 30-8.
Taxes on short-term rentals could hit 17.5% CommonWealth magazine
New Airbnb Taxes Agreed Upon in Massachusetts Live 95.9
Massachusetts Airbnb tax looms as lawmakers strike deal Curbed Boston
WBUR - NECN
2018-07-30 16:38 EDT

Outsider politics in governor's race – PAWSOX to Worcester? – SETTI's back in the mix
Politico
Charlie Baker has performed the unenviable task of working with the opposing party in both the Massachusetts House and Senate for the benefit of the hard-working residents of the Bay State. On the Democratic side, though there is little in his ideology ...

2018-08-17 06:59 EDT

The Rights of Transgender People in Massachusetts Are in Danger
NowThis News
This historic law protecting the rights and safety of transgender people is in danger of being repealed. Meet the dedicated activists who are working to keep the law intact and the incredible trans youth who rely on it. Share on Facebook · Tweet this ...

2018-08-18 10:04 EDT

Massachusetts Senate approves regional ballot initiatives, allowing new taxes for transit projects
MassLive.com
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate on Wednesday adopted an amendment that would let voters in particular regions agree to a new tax to fund specific transportation projects. "We're in a crisis in this state," said Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, ...

2018-07-26 12:59 EDT

Anatomy of a smear
CommonWealth magazine
SECRETARY OF STATE William Galvin has not survived 43 years in the rough and tumble arena of Massachusetts politics by being meek. So when there's a threat to his fiefdom, he does what most successful politicians do: He goes on the attack. Galvin ...

2018-08-16 17:48 EDT

PolitiFact: Mass of campaign cash isn't really from Massachusetts
MyStatesman.com
For a longer view, we inquired into how much Jones has reaped in contributions reported throughout her campaign by asking the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign finance issues. A center analyst, Douglas Weber, said that, ...

2018-08-18 01:03 EDT

Massachusetts House candidates discuss identity on Powerhouse Politics Podcast
ABC News
And part of an elected official's job is to try to cobble those together into one voice in Washington," Capuano said. “I just don't think that identity politics has a place in today's world. President Barack Obama did not run on that. [Former ...

2018-07-27 06:03 EDT

The MBTA

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2018-08-18 22:29 EDT

Alewife garage closed again for weekend inspections, MBTA says ...
The Boston Globe
The MBTA's Alewife parking garage, which was closed last weekend for repairs, was shuttered again this weekend for a follow-up assessment of the structure's ...
MBTA's Alewife garage closed for 2nd weekend - WCVB-TV WCVB Boston

2018-08-18 11:16 EDT

MBTA Buses Would Honor Rosa Parks Annually Under Bill
WBUR
All MBTA buses would display a sticker or other designation honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks during the month of February under a bill given initial approval by the House Thursday. The bill (S 2410), sponsored by Milton Sen. Walter Timilty, was ...

2018-08-17 08:35 EDT

What the Democrats running for governor are proposing for the ...
Boston.com
Hoping to gain traction against Gov. Charlie Baker, the two candidates in the Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary race are trying to capitalize on a ...
In Gov. Baker's hometown, Dems Massie & Gonzalez pitch candidacy Wicked Local

2018-08-17 14:35 EDT

Man shot outside MBTA station - WCVB-TV
WCVB Boston
A man was shot Wednesday night outside the Massachusetts Avenue MBTA station. Several departments including Boston, Transit police and Northeastern ...
Mattapan man arrested after shooting near Mass. Ave. MBTA station ... Boston.com
26-year-old Lishuan Gay arrested after shooting outside MBTA's Massachusetts Avenue Station MassLive.com
Man arrested in shooting behind Mass. Ave. MBTA station Boston 25 News
Patch.com
2018-08-16 05:46 EDT

Traffic, crowding, cancellations: This MBTA route shows all the T's bus problems
The Boston Globe
As it lumbers onto Third Street near the Tobin Bridge in Chelsea, the 111 bus is often beyond standing room. More than 60 riders are squeezed into its 40-foot interior, pressed against the doors and each other, contorting for some small space and ...

2018-08-14 08:07 EDT

MBTA: Alewife garage closed again this weekend
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - The MBTA is reminding drivers that the Alewife parking garage will be closed again this weekend amid an ongoing inspection process. Last week, a piece of concrete fell onto a parked car, and since then, crews have been ...
Alewife T garage closed for the weekend | Boston Herald Boston Herald

2018-08-17 18:21 EDT

Gov. Baker asked if MBTA failed to timely respond to crumbling parking garage
WCVB Boston
Baker asked if MBTA failed to timely respond to crumbling parking garage. Share. Shares. Copy Link. Copy. {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! WCVB. Updated: 6:19 PM EDT Aug 14, 2018. Mike Beaudet · 5 Investigates Reporter. Gov. Baker asked if MBTA ...

2018-08-14 18:19 EDT

MS-13 member convicted of shooting 2 at MBTA station
Boston Herald
BOSTON — A member of the violent MS-13 gang from New York has been convicted of shooting a rival as well as an innocent bystander at a Boston subway station in 2016. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Rogelio Alvarado was found guilty by a jury Wednesday ...

2018-08-16 08:10 EDT

MBTA Riders Can Check Out A Nearly Life-Size Mock-Up Of Future ...
WBUR
A nearly life-size model of new train cars for the MBTA Red Line was unveiled Tuesday at City Hall Plaza, where the spiffed-up Red Line car will be on display ...
A Look at the State of the MBTA NECN
MBTA offers commuters sneak peek at new Red Line cars Boston 25 News

2018-08-14 18:13 EDT

Balanced budgets and crumbling garages are a sign of the times at the T
The Boston Globe
The MBTA is in rare health, disclosing Monday that it finished its most recent fiscal year with balanced books for the first time in a decade. But the MBTA is also falling apart in some places, the sudden closure of the crumbling Alewife garage over ...
Local pols vent over state of MBTA's crumbling Alewife parking garage Wicked Local

2018-08-13 16:26 EDT

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2018-08-18 22:29 EDT

A Massachusetts Man Allegedly Bit Off Another Man's Finger in a Golf Course Fight
TIME
A Massachusetts man was charged with mayhem after allegedly biting off another man's finger at a golf course, according to local media reports. The two men got into a dispute at Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth on Friday evening, WCVB reports.
Man has finger bitten off during melee at Massachusetts golf course USA TODAY
Man has finger bitten off in Massachusetts golf course melee Golfweek
Golfer bites off another man's finger in Massachusetts golf course fight, according to report GolfDigest.com
WCVB Boston
2018-08-18 12:29 EDT

Massachusetts Politicians Look Ahead To Primary Contests
WBUR
Geoff Diehl, a state representative who co-chaired Trump's 2016 Massachusetts campaign; Jon Kingston, a business executive; and Beth Lindstrom, a cabinet official under former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney have all faulted Warren for veering too far left.
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Great Republican election results last night. So far we have the team we want. 8 for 9 ... Twitter
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2018-08-18 11:58 EDT

Massachusetts man wins Mount Washington bike race
Minneapolis Star Tribune
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. — A 30-year-old Massachusetts man won Saturday's bicycle race up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Barry Miller, of Beverly, Massachusetts, was the top finisher in the Mount Washington Auto ...

2018-08-18 15:56 EDT

MGM Springfield opens Friday in Massachusetts
Las Vegas Review-Journal
To New Englanders, Friday's opening of MGM Springfield in Massachusetts is huge. Newspaper accounts have raved about how big the place is. But by Las Vegas standards, MGM Springfield has a feel closer to a neighborhood casino than a Bellagio.

2018-08-18 13:27 EDT

PolitiFact: Mass of campaign cash isn't really from Massachusetts
MyStatesman.com
Will Hurd, R-Helotes, was quoted in the San Antonio Express-News as saying about Democratic nominee Gina Ortiz Jones of San Antonio: “When you raise more money from Massachusetts than you do from Texas, that is not a good indication of your ...

2018-08-18 01:03 EDT

What we know about the marijuana dispensaries poised to open in Massachusetts
Boston.com
No, they're not open yet. But more than a half-dozen locations are inching closer toward becoming the first dispensaries in Massachusetts where people can legally buy marijuana for recreational use. A month-and-a-half since adult-use marijuana sales ...

2018-08-15 15:46 EDT

Massachusetts State Police searching for man who allegedly groped two women on the Charles River Esplanade in ...
MassLive.com
Massachusetts State Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man who allegedly groped two women on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston on Thursday. At about 1:45 p.m. Thursday a man on a bicycle allegedly "grabbed the buttocks of two ...

2018-08-18 08:15 EDT

Massachusetts man indicted on murder charges after women's bodies found at home
Fox News
A Massachusetts man suspected of killing three women whose remains were found at his Springfield home was indicted on multiple charges by a grand jury Thursday -- including first-degree murder, aggravated rape, and aggravated kidnapping.
Massachusetts man indicted on 52 charges after 3 bodies found at his home CNN
Massachusetts man faces over 50 charges after three bodies were found inside home FOX 61
Massachusetts Man Accused of Kidnapping, Raping and Killing 3 Women Whose Bodies Were Found in His Home KTLA
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2018-08-16 19:26 EDT

Another trooper pleads guilty in overtime probe
Boston Herald
A sixth Massachusetts state trooper has been slapped with a federal embezzlement charge for making off with more than $11,000 from overtime traffic shifts he did not work, prosecutors said. Trooper Kevin Sweeney — a 40-year-old from Braintree who last ...
6th Massachusetts trooper charged in overtime probe, will plead guilty GazetteNET
Sixth Massachusetts State Trooper Charged In Overtime Abuse Scandal CBS Boston
Massachusetts Cop Pleads Guilty to Pocketing $11000 for Hours He Didn't Work Reason (blog)
MassLive.com - WWLP.com - NECN
2018-08-18 06:30 EDT

Inventor Who Played Key Role in Lobster Industry Dies
U.S. News & World Report
NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts inventor of wire mesh used in most U.S. lobster traps has died. Riverdale Mills Corporation in Northbridge said Saturday that company founder James Knott died Thursday at his home in Whitinsville of ...

2018-08-18 10:33 EDT

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