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.

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2018-07-15 18:29 EDT

Massachusetts Lawmakers Ponder E-Taxes As Budget Deadline Nears
New England Public Radio
Matt Murphy, State House News Service: What's interesting in this case is that the policy that South Dakota was pursuing and actually won the case on, is something Massachusetts is already doing. They, too, have been challenged in the court in Virginia ...

2018-06-25 04:11 EDT

What does the Supreme Court's Wayfair decision on online sales taxes mean for Massachusetts?
MassLive.com
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can collect sales taxes from online retailers. Brick-and-mortar retailers cheered the decision. Gov. Charlie Baker hailed the ruling as "a good day for states, and it's a good day for those in the ...
Wayfair Ruling Opens Door For Tax Collections On Online Sales WBUR
US Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Sales Taxes on Out-of-State Internet Purchases Has Some Massachusetts Officials ... NewBostonPost (blog)
South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. - Supreme Court Supreme Court

2018-06-21 17:07 EDT

After New York's electoral upset, eyes turn to Massachusetts
PBS NewsHour
BOSTON — Ayanna Pressley knew it was going to be tough mounting a primary challenge to an incumbent Democratic congressman in Massachusetts, a state that often rewards politicians with near-lifetime jobs. Then someone Pressley counts as a friend ...

2018-07-08 13:06 EDT

Here are the 3 ballot questions Massachusetts will vote on in ...
Boston.com
And then there were three. Massachusetts voters looked like they were going to have a lot to choose on this November. Eight ballot questions appeared to be ...

2018-07-09 15:49 EDT

Massachusetts the only state with a lingering budget impasse
Longview Daily News
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Massachusetts debates 25-year-old education funding formula Fort Worth Star Telegram
Lots to do and little time left for lawmakers News & Observer
House, Senate fight over education funding for poor and immigrant students MassLive.com
The Hill
2018-07-14 08:46 EDT

Massachusetts Senate passes automatic voter registration
MassLive.com
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate passed automatic voter registration on Thursday, moving the bill one step closer to Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The bill already passed the House, but differences between the bills will still have to be reconciled ...
Massachusetts Senate backs modernized system for registering voters Boston.com

2018-07-12 21:16 EDT

Massachusetts man plays same lottery numbers 9 times -- and wins
WSOC Charlotte
A father of two from Brockton, Massachusetts has won $900,000 in the state's Mass Cash drawing after playing the same lottery numbers nine times at nine different ticket locations. >> Read ... Lundstedt, a carpenter, took home about $700,000 before taxes.

2018-07-14 16:50 EDT

Where does the Massachusetts delegation stand on the calls to abolish ICE?
Boston.com
It's a two-word rallying cry that is only getting louder on the left — and in Massachusetts — as President Donald Trump's administration enforces his immigration agenda: Abolish ICE. From Immigration and Customs Enforcement's role in the forced ...

2018-07-02 21:56 EDT

US Attorney in Massachusetts Will Let Legal Market Proceed
Leafly
“Twenty-one hundred people in Massachusetts were killed by opioid overdoses last year, not marijuana overdoses,” he continued, “so that's where my resources are going right now.” Yesterday's statement seemed to confirm, in writing, the policy that ...

2018-07-11 19:07 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.

2018-06-19 06:10 EDT

The MBTA

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2018-07-15 18:29 EDT

MBTA says serial graffit vandal has struck again
WCVB Boston
VIDEO: He's no stranger in Boston, and he's back at it again. Advertisement. MBTA says serial graffit vandal has struck again. Loading more articles... Advertisement. Rescue Caught on Camera: Thai Navy Seals give inside look at cave rescue mission. Share.

2018-07-11 19:07 EDT

Woman gets stuck between MBTA train, platform, officials say
WCVB Boston
Woman gets stuck between MBTA train, platform, officials say. Share. Shares. Copy Link. Copy. {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! WCVB. Updated: 12:35 PM EDT Jul 12, 2018. Todd Kazakiewich · Reporter. Woman gets stuck between MBTA train, platform, ...

2018-07-12 12:35 EDT

This new T official is standing by for your complaints
The Boston Globe
Either Danny Levy has thick skin or is a glutton for punishment because she's about to get an earful from disgruntled MBTA riders. Levy is the newly hired chief customer officer for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, a job that puts her ...

2018-07-13 17:57 EDT

Crews Replace 150 Feet of Rail on MBTA's Green Line E Branch
NBC10 Boston
After a full day of repairs and a shutdown, crews finished placing 150 feet of new rails for the MBTA Green Line E Branch. MBTA officials first announced the shutdown Thursday and said the service will be down from Brigham Circle to Heath Street. The ...
Service resumes on Green Line E branch after repair work Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

2018-07-13 09:41 EDT

A commuter who was trapped between MBTA train, platform has been freed
Boston.com
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A commuter who was trapped between a train and a platform at a Boston-area subway station has been freed and taken to a hospital. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority says the person became trapped at the ...
Woman rescued after being trapped between MBTA train and platform MassLive.com
Woman Trapped Between MBTA Red Line Train, Platform in Cambridge NECN
Woman hospitalized after close call with Red Line Boston Herald

2018-07-12 09:30 EDT

MBTA To Work Overnight To Fix Green Line Broken Rail
Patch.com
#MBTA workers today fabricated sections of new, curved rail for the #GreenLine on Huntington Ave. Tonight, up to 20 employees will be working to remove and replace approx. 150 feet of rail. We appreciate our customers' patience while we work to ...
Green Line branch in Boston shut down due to broken rail Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

2018-07-12 19:13 EDT

MBTA loses reprieve from outsourcing restriction
The Boston Globe
Just like that, one of the major reforms at the T is over. The three-year window the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority had to freely outsource work to private contractors ended on July 1. It was a quiet conclusion to what had been the Baker ...

2018-07-06 18:08 EDT

Serial MBTA vandal strikes again, police say
WCVB Boston
Transit police are looking for a serial graffiti vandal for the third time within three years. Marc Meadowcroft, 22, is the subject of several felony arrest warrants accusing him of vandalizing on the MBTA with his tag name “CIGA”, according to police.
MBTA police seek help in tracking down 'serial graffiti vandal' Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

2018-07-11 16:33 EDT

MBTA wants to put barriers, doors on subway platforms
The Boston Globe
The boarding process on Boston subway platforms can be so unruly that transit officials have tried taping lines on the platforms to keep new passengers from blocking departing riders. Now the T might borrow a much higher-tech idea from the other side ...

2018-07-05 04:07 EDT

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2018-07-15 18:29 EDT

Massachusetts debates 25-year-old education funding formula
Boston.com
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are in the middle of a debate about how best to increase spending on local school districts. At the heart of the discussion is the state's 25-year-old education funding formula — known as the “foundation budget” ...
Lots to do and little time left for Massachusetts lawmakers Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

2018-07-15 13:04 EDT

Massachusetts Police Officer and Bystander Die After Suspect Takes Officer's Gun
TIME
(WEYMOUTH, Mass.) — A Massachusetts police officer and bystander have died from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer's gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase. Authorities say Weymouth officer Michael Chensa ...
Massachusetts police officer killed after attacked with rock, shot with ... Fox News
Massachusetts policeman, civilian killed in shooting Atlanta Journal Constitution
Massachusetts police officer, elderly bystander killed in shooting Press Herald
NBC10 Boston - WCVB Boston
2018-07-15 14:56 EDT

Massachusetts officer, bystander have died from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took an officer's gun, fired
Tampabay.com
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts officer, bystander have died from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took an officer's gun, fired. Trending Now. Drone footage captures a great white shark eating a seal near the coast · Endangered sea ...

2018-07-15 14:12 EDT

Massachusetts officer, bystander have died from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took an...
KIRO Seattle
(AP) - Massachusetts officer, bystander have died from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took an officer's gun, fired. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or ...

2018-07-15 14:15 EDT

Report: Massachusetts leads nation in cutting opioid prescriptions
Boston Herald
Massachusetts is leading the nation in driving down opioid prescriptions, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts report released yesterday. “It's only one piece of the crisis, but this was the problem that got it started,” said Dr. Ken ...

2018-07-14 08:35 EDT

Massachusetts man plays same lottery numbers 9 times -- and wins
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Before Monday night's drawing, Lundstedt gave one ticket to his daughter, Kristen Lundstedt, and one ticket to his son, Brian Lundstedt. According to the Massachusetts state lottery, Lundstedt didn't realize he won Monday's drawing until he stopped by ...

2018-07-14 16:32 EDT

Massachusetts residents pay the highest average retail price for power in the continental US
The Boston Globe
But Massachusetts residents already pay the highest average retail price for power in the continental United States. The rest of New England isn't far behind. So a decision last week by federal regulators that cleared the way to add up to another $1 a ...

2018-07-14 13:12 EDT

Massachusetts Marijuana Regulator Says Prosecutor's Guidance Adds Clarity
WBUR
Massachusetts' top marijuana regulator says U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling's most recent guidance on federal enforcement of marijuana laws should provide some "clarity" at a crucial time when the state is nearing the start of retail sales. Cannabis ...
FAQs about marijuana in Massachusetts Worcester Telegram
The week in Massachusetts marijuana news: Retail sales delayed ... MassLive.com

2018-07-14 10:42 EDT

Firefighter Hospitalized From Heat Exhaustion in House Fire
U.S. News & World Report
Firefighter Hospitalized From Heat Exhaustion in House Fire. Officials say one firefighter has been transported to the hospital during a blaze that sent several Massachusetts fire departments to the rescue. July 15, 2018, at 1:12 p.m.. Firefighter ...

2018-07-15 13:20 EDT

Teens Head to Court for Stealing Cop's Gun
U.S. News & World Report
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Three Massachusetts teenagers charged with stealing a gun from a retired police officer are heading to court. The Sun of Lowell reports that the boys, all age 15 or 16, are scheduled to appear in Lawrence Juvenile Court on Monday ...

2018-07-15 14:47 EDT

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