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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2017-12-17 11:29 EST

Borsuk: Massachusetts and Wisconsin charted separate paths in the 1990s, and you can see the results today
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Massachusetts. That's the first answer I give when asked to name a state that's done better than Wisconsin on education policy and progress in the last couple of decades. In the early 1990s, Massachusetts and Wisconsin were getting about the same ...

2017-12-17 00:41 EST

'The Court System Shouldn't Interrupt the Treatment Process'
The Atlantic
Eldred's lawyer, Lisa Newman-Polk, told me that to her knowledge, this case marks the first time that a court will debate whether relapse should be considered a medical symptom. Should the court rule in Eldred's favor when it releases its decision this ...

2017-12-16 06:01 EST

Here's how much Mass. could make off marijuana sales in the next fiscal year
The Boston Globe
Taxes on recreational marijuana sales could net the state between $44 million and $82 million in the next fiscal year, according to a new analysis by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. The wide range of the projection, unveiled Wednesday by ...

2017-12-06 17:40 EST

Here's how Massachusetts politicians are supporting net neutrality as the FCC vote approaches
Boston.com
On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on repealing Obama-era measures that prevent broadband companies from controlling internet use by blocking or intentionally slowing access to specific sites or types of content. These ...
Attorney General Maura Healey to sue FCC over net neutrality rollback MassLive.com

2017-12-13 16:04 EST

How to engage in civil discourse
Worcester Telegram
Our discussions were framed by the documentary, Bring It to The Table, which encourages Americans to stop bickering about politics, examine their own assumptions, and truly engage in civil discourse to help move forward our democracy. Building on the ...

2017-12-17 03:29 EST

Massachusetts marijuana aficionados roll 100-foot-long joint
McClatchy Washington Bureau
The effort was led by Beantown Greentown, a Boston-based cannabis club and advocacy group, during an exhibition of pro-marijuana vendors and supporters at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday. They perfected a secret rolling technique using 1,000 ...
Pot advocates chase a stoner's dream: a 100-foot-long joint Miami Herald

2017-12-17 10:53 EST

For McConnell, Alabama Senate Loss Is Bad News and Good News
New York Times
Mr. Moore's loss would cause Republicans to lose a Senate seat, but Mr. Shelby confessed to feeling relieved, and said he was “proud of the people of Alabama,” telling reporters, “I believe they chose principle over politics.” Senator Richard M. Burr ...
'We can't stop now': Massachusetts Democrats react to stunning Alabama Senate upset Boston.com
In 2010, Trump supported letting Scott Brown vote on health care CNN
Democrats urge GOP to hold off on tax bill until Jones is seated in Senate Washington Post
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2017-12-13 17:35 EST

Massachusetts Sen. Stan Rosenberg 'still has a chance to come ...
MassLive.com
The Massachusetts state Senate is in uncharted territory as investigations swirl around Sen. Stan Rosenberg and the actions of his spouse, Bryon Hefner. Former Senate President Thomas Birmingham weighs in.

2017-12-15 07:52 EST

What this tax bill means for us in Massachusetts
The Boston Globe
Victory is now within reach for Republicans, who not only negotiated a final tax bill Friday but have secured enough votes to pass it. Many of the pivotal provisions in the bill are set to take effect Jan. 1, which means Massachusetts residents should ...

2017-12-15 20:33 EST

US Sen. Ed Markey says GOP tax plan could raise taxes for more than 200000 Massachusetts households
MassLive.com
In Massachusetts, alone, more than 200,000 middle class households could see their taxes go up under the Republican plan, he argued. By contrast, Markey said, the richest one percent of Massachusetts residents could see a tax cut of $136,960 in 2018 ...

2017-12-08 15:15 EST

The MBTA

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2017-12-17 11:29 EST

MBTA holds rescue training for first responders
The Boston Globe
The MBTA disaster exercise simulated the derailment of a Red Line train with a blockage in between cars that necessitated the evacuation of passengers from both sides of the train. By John Hilliard Globe Correspondent December 10, 2017. The disaster ...
Derailment Drill 'As Close To The Real Thing' As First Responders Get CBS Boston / WBZ

2017-12-10 19:02 EST

MBTA cancels weekend shuttles on Red and Green lines
The Boston Globe
The Red and Green Lines are running regular train service this weekend due to the wintery weather, the MBTA announced in separate tweets. Shuttle buses that had been scheduled to run over the Longfellow Bridge on the Red Line and between Newton ...

2017-12-09 10:27 EST

Massachusetts is prepared for winter season, MBTA officials say
Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
BOSTON (WHDH) - Winter has just begun, and MBTA officials say they are ready for the snow and icy conditions Mother Nature will bring. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker received a tour of some of the new “snow fighter” the state has in its arsenal ...

2017-12-15 17:40 EST

MBTA bus mechanics launch multimedia campaign opposing privatization effort
Daily Free Press
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus mechanics launch a multimedia campaign to oppose the sole bidder on the MBTA bus maintenance contract. PHOTO BY JOHN KAVOURIS/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF. Machinists Union Local 264 Boston, a labor union ...
MBTA ramps up security at T stops in wake of NYC explosion Boston Herald
Boston police amp up MBTA station patrols after NYC terror attack Metro US
MBTA increases security after NYC subway attack Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
CBS Boston / WBZ - The Boston Globe - New Haven Register
2017-12-11 09:10 EST

Three MBTA manhole covers dislodged in Brighton
The Boston Globe
Three MBTA manholes became “dislodged” in Brighton Sunday morning, according to the Boston Fire Department. By Adam Sennott Globe Correspondent December 10, 2017. Three MBTA manholes became “dislodged” in Brighton Sunday morning, according to the ...
3 MBTA manhole covers explode Sunday morning in Brighton My Fox Boston
Manhole Fire in Brighton Sends Smoke Barreling Out of Three Manholes NECN

2017-12-10 10:42 EST

New BU Benefits for Cyclists, Those Parking in MBTA Lots
BU Today
In particular, the transit station parking subsidy reinforces the University's long-standing benefit of providing a monthly MBTA pass to workers who want to pay for it with pretax dollars out of their paychecks, reaping a tax benefit, says Carl Larson ...

2017-12-13 00:16 EST

Is MBTA Ready for Winter?
NECN
The MBTA and commuter rail operator Keolis are learning from winters past. Since the extremely heavy snowfall of 2015, they have invested more than $100 million to make sure trains and buses stay in service in the colder months. Thousands of commuters ...

2017-12-15 23:01 EST

MBTA Contract No. W46CN04
BayStateBanner
Electronic proposals for the following project will be received through the internet using Bid Express until the date and time stated below, and will be posted on www.bidx.com forthwith after the bid submission deadline. No paper copies of bids will be ...

2017-12-13 11:20 EST

The MBTA's problem? They're just too nice
The Boston Globe
TO HEAR CRITICS tell it, the MBTA is abandoning immigrants, poor people, and senior citizens by adopting a new electronic payment system. The truth is: The T is just too nice. The $723 million upgrade replaces the existing mishmash of CharlieCards ...

2017-12-01 08:00 EST

MBTA should use new fare system to ease inequities in transit, opportunity
The Boston Globe
As a member of the tech community, I know that technology can be used to improve people's lives (“The MBTA's problem? They're just too nice,” Opinion, Dec. 3). However, we're always quick to forget that on the other end of technology are humans ...

2017-12-07 16:25 EST

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2017-12-17 11:29 EST

Borsuk: Massachusetts and Wisconsin charted separate paths in the 1990s, and you can see the results today
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Massachusetts. That's the first answer I give when asked to name a state that's done better than Wisconsin on education policy and progress in the last couple of decades. In the early 1990s, Massachusetts and Wisconsin were getting about the same ...

2017-12-17 00:41 EST

Massachusetts Marijuana Aficionados Roll 100-Foot-Long Joint
U.S. News & World Report
The effort was led by Beantown Greentown, a Boston-based cannabis club and advocacy group, during an exhibition of pro-marijuana vendors and supporters at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday. They perfected a secret rolling technique using 1,000 ...

2017-12-17 10:48 EST

Massachusetts astronaut Scott Tingle launches into space for trip to International Space Station
MassLive.com
Scott Tingle is one of three crew members who launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Sunday morning. NASA's Tingle is on the Soyuz spacecraft with Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Norishige Kanai of the ...
Massachusetts astronaut launches into space for first time My Fox Boston

2017-12-17 08:33 EST

Central Massachusetts Police Departments Hold Gun Buyback
U.S. News & World Report
Police departments across central Massachusetts and in Boston are holding a gun buyback program this weekend. Dec. 16, 2017, at 9:18 a.m.. Central Massachusetts Police Departments Hold Gun Buyback. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter · Post ...
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2017-12-16 09:18 EST

Massachusetts to ramp up policing of digital currency - Times Union
Albany Times Union
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Securities Division is ramping up its policing of companies based in the state that raise money from initial coin offerings. Initial coin offerings are a means of raising capital by selling digital currency that can ...

2017-12-17 03:01 EST

Massachusetts to get new digital public safety radio system
Albany Times Union
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is upgrading the radio system that allows state police and other public safety officials to communicate. Massachusetts State Police says the state plans to replace its aging analog radio network with a new digital system ...
Massachusetts State Police warn against hoax using headquarters ... MassLive.com
Massachusetts State Police warn public about scam calls | WJAR Turn to 10

2017-12-17 03:01 EST

What this tax bill means for us in Massachusetts - The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe
Roughly 80 percent of residents will see their tax bills shrink next year, according to an analysis from the left-leaning Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

2017-12-15 20:33 EST

Pollack and Beaton: Massachusetts is committed to a future of clean transportation
MetroWest Daily News
For two weeks in November, the world gathered in Bonn, Germany for the annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to continue implementing the historic 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Joining with national and ...

2017-12-17 11:23 EST

States Partner to Sue Massachusetts, California Over Costly ...
Reason
Caged chickens Woravit Vijitpanya / DreamstimeEarlier this week, thirteen states, led by Indiana, sued Massachusetts in federal court, seeking to overturn a Bay State law that makes it illegal for a business operating in the state to sell veal, eggs in ...

2017-12-16 08:03 EST

#GiveLocal Toy for Joy is all about children in Western Massachusetts: Viewpoint
MassLive.com
Today, #GiveLocal still means a lot to me and to The Republican where I've now worked for 40 years and where the Toy for Joy campaign is in its 95th season of making Christmas special for children right here in Western Massachusetts. This year, thanks ...

2017-12-17 07:10 EST

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