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

Massachusetts took in an additional $1.9 billion in taxes in last fiscal year Boston.comState tax collections will need to grow by less than 1 percent in fiscal 2020 to hit the benchmark lawmakers included in the $43.1 billion budget that Governor ...
2019-07-29 03:00 EDT
Things are already AWKWARD — Axed RMV official still running for MAYOR — The SOUTH END response PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. THINGS ARE ALREADY AWKWARD — Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Katherine Clark will appear side-by-side at a Green ...
2019-08-21 07:19 EDT
Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Coming This Weekend CBS BostonBOSTON (AP) — Shoppers in Massachusetts and Connecticut will be getting a break from sales taxes in the coming days. The two-day sales tax holiday in ...
2019-08-16 10:23 EDT
Taking on Markey might be Kennedy’s best option to ascend to the Senate The Boston GlobeFor Joe Kennedy III, it's a simple cost-vs.-benefit analysis of now vs. later — and taking on Ed Markey might be his best option to ascend to the Senate.
2019-08-20 03:41 EDT
3 casinos in Massachusetts paid $23M in taxes in first month all open theday.comGambling regulators say Massachusetts took in more than $23 million in taxes during the first full month in which all three of the state's licensed casinos.
2019-08-16 21:38 EDT
Massachusetts among states to consider use of ‘dental therapists’ Boston.comAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack ...
2019-08-18 08:55 EDT
Elizabeth Warren isn’t as popular as you’d think in Massachusetts, raising 2020 concerns Vox.comWhy Warren's home-state political standing makes some Democrats nervous, explained.
2019-07-30 03:00 EDT
High on Pot Taxes GoverningVisit the online menu of marijuana producer , and you'll glimpse the blossoming world of artisanal pot—a burgeoning industry made possible by states' ...
2019-08-20 12:23 EDT
Elizabeth Warren unveils gun control plan that pushes for higher taxes on firearms and bullets CNBCPresidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Saturday unveiled her plan to combat gun violence, including proposals to triple the tax applied to firearm sales and ...
2019-08-10 03:00 EDT
Joe Biden heaps praise on GOP during Massachusetts fundraiser Fox NewsFormer Vice President Joe Biden praised Republicans as “decent people” at a fundraiser Saturday while touting his ability to work across the aisle, according to ...
2019-08-18 01:39 EDT
State budget-writers face uncertainty in forecasting marijuana revenue Boston Business JournalA new report by Pew Charitable Trusts highlights the uncertainty state budget-writers face in forecasting how much money they will raise from newly legal ...
2019-08-19 09:49 EDT
Elizabeth Warren On How Personal Struggles Inspired Her Politics NPRFor Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, all politics are personal. Her focus on the fragility of the middle class dates back to key moments in her own life.
2019-08-13 17:13 EDT
Thomas Bowes, Merit Rating Board director under fire in Massachusetts RMV review, has been fired MassLive.comMerit Rating Board Director Thomas Bowes, who came under fire in the wake of a deadly New Hampshire crash, was fired Tuesday afternoon a three-member ...
2019-08-20 14:45 EDT
Taunton woman wins $4 million on a $10 lottery ticket The Boston GlobeA Taunton woman was so shocked that she was “shaking uncontrollably” after winning $4 million from a lottery ticket Monday morning, according to the ...
2019-08-20 12:21 EDT
Column: Biden should embrace his gaffes and move on Los Angeles TimesI once sat next to Joe Biden at an event where one of the speakers committed a classic gaffe: He unintentionally uttered an obscenity into a live microphone.
2019-08-21 07:00 EDT
Customers may have to pay Massachusetts taxes on TV streaming services Milford Daily NewsBOSTON — As more and more Massachusetts residents cut the cord and turn to streaming video services instead of cable TV, a Dedham representative has ...
2019-08-04 03:00 EDT
Ranked choice voting could be on the Massachusetts ballot in 2020 Boston.comCould Massachusetts follow in Maine's footsteps next year? Supporters of ranked choice voting are beginning the push for a 2020 ballot question proposing the ...
2019-08-01 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Sending Innocent Drug Addicts to Involuntary Prison-Like Facilities NowThisDrug addicts are being sent to prison instead of rehab. In 37 states, relatives can go to court as a final effort to get loved ones suffering from addiction committed ...
2019-07-26 03:00 EDT
Cumberland Farms is pushing a ballot question to lift limits on alcohol sales in Massachusetts Boston.comCumberland Farms is currently allowed to sell beer and wine at a small fraction of their 206 stores in Massachusetts. They want it to be possible at all of them, ...
2019-08-09 03:00 EDT
Elizabeth Warren just met her look-alike at a rally. Can you tell them apart? The Washington PostWhen Elizabeth Warren met Stephanie Oyen at a rally, her first words were, "We need to talk."
2019-08-20 22:19 EDT
WEEI’s Alex Reimer is leaving sports radio to work in politics Boston.comWEEI host and writer Alex Reimer is headed to the State House. After nearly three years providing a liberal point of view on the largely more conservative Boston ...
2019-08-19 15:35 EDT
Gay Boston radio sportscaster Alex Reimer leaves sports for politics OutsportsA mainstay at WEEI for the last few years, Alex Reimer will now be walking the halls of the State House.
2019-08-21 08:00 EDT
Vandals, Feuding Towns Can't Stop This Massachusetts Cannabis Shop LeaflyJordan Avery dreamed of opening a store in his hometown. A border dispute put him in the spotlight—and then racist vandals struck his shop.
2019-08-09 03:00 EDT
Donald Trump's Campaign Is Becoming an Exercise in Public Insanity EsquireIf the economy goes south, as a lot of people are warning us it will, then it's comforting to know that the president* already is only a baby step away from blaming ...
2019-08-19 12:02 EDT
The Women Running Against Massachusetts Incumbents For Congress wgbh.orgSeveral members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation already have primary challengers, the majority of whom are women.
2019-07-31 03:00 EDT
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineLONG BEFORE Ayanna (Change can't wait) Pressley defeated incumbent Mike Capuano and long before Joseph (I can't wait) Kennedy III began ruminating ...
2019-08-20 10:08 EDT
Establishment Politics Isn't Working Today, Says Former Massachusetts Governor BloombergFormer Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick discusses his initiative to bring the nation together and he talks about what the Democrats need to do win back ...
2019-07-23 03:00 EDT
Trump Accuses Jewish Democrats of ‘Great Disloyalty’ The New York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday that any Jewish person who votes for a Democrat is guilty of ignorance or “great disloyalty,” intensifying his ...
2019-08-20 20:33 EDT
10 most expensive US states to die in Fox BusinessSome of the most expensive places to live in the U.S. are also the most expensive places to die.
2019-08-20 17:19 EDT
Many Democrats Love Elizabeth Warren. They Also Worry About Her. The New York TimesEven as she demonstrates why she is a leading presidential candidate, Ms. Warren is facing persistent questions and doubts about whether she would be able ...
2019-08-15 05:01 EDT
The Politics Behind the Push for a Federal Marijuana Business Banking Law Insurance JournalSenator Jeff Merkley once shadowed a cannabis grower and dispenser as he tried to pay his state taxes. He stuffed a backpack with $70000 in $20 bills and.
2019-08-21 09:53 EDT
Why the 2020 Criminal Justice Debate Is Completely Different The New York TimesDemocratic candidates are pushing ideas that were considered radical just a few years ago. But the American public has changed its views, too.
2019-08-20 18:26 EDT
ICE appeals judge's decision blocking immigration arrests at Massachusetts courthouses MassLive.comA federal judge issued a preliminary injunction that blocked federal immigration agents from making arrests at Massachusetts courthouses while a class-action ...
2019-08-16 10:23 EDT
This 30-year-old Massachusetts mayor is challenging New England’s longest-serving congressman Boston.comHolyoke Mayor Alex Morse was nearly four weeks from being born when Rep. Richard Neal first arrived in Washington, D.C. Now, he's embarking on a bid to ...
2019-07-22 03:00 EDT
Senior Massachusetts Democrat Facing Challenge From Progress Mayor Alex Morse NowThisWatch Senior Massachusetts Democrat Facing Challenge From Progress Mayor Alex Morse, a Politics video from NowThis.
2019-07-23 03:00 EDT
‘The perfect way to honor him’: ‘Conrad’s Law’ would criminalize suicide coercion in Massachusetts. Here’s what to know about the bill. Boston.comState lawmakers unveiled a bill Wednesday that would criminalize suicide coercion in Massachusetts with jail time up to five years — a charge they hope will ...
2019-07-25 03:00 EDT
A Warren or Sanders presidency could cost Democrats a Senate seat NBC NewsWASHINGTON — Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren has been on a run in the last three months — moving up in the polls, raising nearly $20 ...
2019-07-23 03:00 EDT
The Democratic Party isn't who Twitter thinks it is CNNWashington (CNN) Listen to the majority of candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination or scroll through Twitter and you will rapidly conclude ...
2019-08-20 19:31 EDT
The Massachusetts sales tax holiday is back in August. Here’s what to know. Boston.comEverybody loves a deal. And if there's ever a prime opportunity to scoop one up in Massachusetts — maybe for that new couch or television you've been eyeing ...
2019-08-12 03:00 EDT
Trump Just Gave a Giant Middle Finger to Student Borrowers Everywhere Rolling StoneOne striking phenomenon of the Trump era is the way the president's daily bombast and Twitter furies can overshadow the ways his administration is screwing ...
2019-08-19 15:18 EDT
Julián Castro Is the 10th Candidate to Qualify for the Next Democratic Debate The New York TimesThe former housing secretary Julián Castro on Tuesday became the 10th Democratic presidential candidate to qualify for the next round of debates, after a new ...
2019-08-20 10:37 EDT
Mueller flubs on which president appointed him to prosecutor post in Massachusetts Fox NewsFormer Special Counsel Robert Mueller confused which president appointed him the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts back in the 1980s.
2019-07-24 03:00 EDT
Is Bill Weld the hero Never Trumpers have been waiting for? The Washington PostBill Weld looks comfortable standing with his back to the mantelpiece of an antique-laden living room in a neighborhood inhabited by Washington's deposed ...
2019-08-19 10:09 EDT
Elizabeth Warren goes heavy on impeachment at NAACP conference Washington ExaminerDETROIT — Many House Democrats and Nancy Pelosi are reluctant to rush to impeaching President Trump for fear of political consequences, but Elizabeth ...
2019-07-24 03:00 EDT
How latest federal court hearing on Temporary Protected Status could affect 12,000 Massachusetts immigrants MassLive.comThe hearing comes after the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injunction blocking the deportation of more than ...
2019-08-14 15:02 EDT
Boston Harbor Makes Up 60 Percent Of Massachusetts' July Gaming Revenue CardPlayer.comIn its first full month of operation, Encore Boston Harbor was responsible for about 60 percent of the state's gaming revenue. According to numbers released by ...
2019-08-19 16:56 EDT
12 Notable Members of the Kennedy Family BiographyThe American political family has been devoted to civil *service* for more than a century.
2019-08-12 03:00 EDT
Her GOP group endorsed Trump, so she resigned. She wouldn’t be able to ‘look her children in the eye.' The Washington PostJennifer Horn resigned from the Log Cabin Republicans national board after the group announced its endorsement of President Trump.
2019-08-20 10:20 EDT
From Western Mass., Trump’s trade war looks like a ‘fistfight’ The Boston GlobeWESTFIELD — To understand how a trade war is playing out beyond stock market gyrations and European economies, take the Mass. Pike west to a part of the ...
2019-08-19 08:49 EDT
DC Conference Aims To Give Muslim Americans A Voice In Politics wgbh.orgAsima Silva of Holden, Massachusetts said the gathering was intended to give Muslim Americans around the country a voice in politics.
2019-07-24 03:00 EDT
10 Democratic presidential candidates will participate in CNN climate town hall CNNNine Democratic candidates for president have qualified to participate in next month's Climate Crisis Town Hall, which will air exclusively on CNN platforms.
2019-08-20 15:33 EDT
Pot revenue stream unpredictable, study finds Middletown PressThe Connecticut General Assembly's failure to approve a package of marijuana-legalization laws means that for the foreseeable future - and maybe until 2023 at ...
2019-08-19 06:00 EDT
Carbon Taxes Have Failed Globally, But The Left-Leaning Denver City Council Will Vote To Impose One Locally ForbesCarbon taxes have proven to be politically toxic in Canada, Australia, France, and in the U.S., including in blue states where lawmakers should be most inclined ...
2019-08-16 11:04 EDT
Mass. Lawmakers Send $43.1B Budget To Gov. Baker New England Public RadioThe Massachusetts House and Senate on Monday adopted a $43.1 billion annual budget that lawmakers said offers the largest annual increase ever in K-12.
2019-07-23 03:00 EDT
The next Joe Crowley? Not us, these high-profile Democrats say Roll Call Democrats in Congress who have been living for months with the threat of primary challenges are getting their first sense of actual danger, with a string of ...
2019-07-24 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
2020 candidates talk missing and murdered indigenous women two years after Savanna Greywind's disappearance Bemidji PioneerSIOUX CITY, Iowa — Two years after the disappearance of a Native woman from Fargo, the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women was front and ...
2019-08-19 19:00 EDT
Potential candidates are already jostling for Joe Kennedy’s congressional seat The Boston GlobeMore than a dozen potential candidates — from obscure local officials to established statewide officeholders — are not-so-quietly eyeing Representative Joseph ...
2019-08-20 18:45 EDT
Elizabeth Warren On 2020 Campaign And Need For 'Big, Structural Change' NPRIn an ongoing series, The NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Asma Khalid and ...
2019-08-13 03:00 EDT
Garry, Tran back petition to prevent Massachusetts from becoming sanctuary state Lowell SunState Rep. Colleen Garry of Dracut and Sen. Dean Tran of Fitchburg are among a group of officials who support a new ballot initiative aimed at trying to prevent ...
2019-08-16 07:42 EDT
Elizabeth Warren's new bill would cancel student loan debt for millions CNNWashington (CNN) Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is introducing a bill Tuesday that would cancel the student loan debts of tens of millions of Americans, ...
2019-07-23 03:00 EDT
Eileen Myles Made a Road-Trip Film Driven By Poetry, Politics, and Puppetry. Bedford + BoweryWhen I first read Eileen Myles's 1994 classic Chelsea Girls, I was certain it was nonfiction. I think I may have told an inquiring stranger on the subway that it was ...
2019-08-19 17:52 EDT
Bill Weld: Donald Trump is a RINO Washington TimesFormer Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, who is mounting a primary challenge to President Trump, on Tuesday said it's Mr. Trump who's the "RINO," and that if ...
2019-08-20 08:17 EDT
Festa and Harris: Massachusetts residents need relief from Rx greed Milford Daily NewsFor decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Massachusetts, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment ...
2019-08-12 04:20 EDT
Massachusetts Advances Its Unique Cannabis Social Equity Program FilterOn July 17, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) approved six organizations to provide technical and financial assistance to budding ...
2019-07-26 03:00 EDT
Baker and Raimondo: A tale of two governors and two very different approval ratings The Boston GlobeMassachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, often lands atop Morning Consult's list of the nation's most popular governors, while Rhode Island ...
2019-07-29 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
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 '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.
2019-06-13 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 03:00 EDT
Weed Taxes Roll Into Massachusetts WBURMassachusetts cities and towns with marijuana businesses are getting revenue from a 3% tax on retail pot sales.
2019-07-08 03:00 EDT
Resignations, Fiery Politics Close Out The Massachusetts Fiscal Year New England Public RadioFiscal year 2019 went out like a lion in Massachusetts with resignations and fiery politics. But without that full-year budget, does that mean we're in.
2019-07-01 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
Nation's First Carbon Tax Could Be Enacted In Massachusetts ForbesAs Democrats talk about climate change on the 2020 campaign trail, state lawmakers in Massachusetts are poised to pass the nation's first carbon tax. A new ...
2019-07-18 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts legislature votes to tax millionaires another 4% GazetteNETBOSTON – The House and Senate held a constitutional convention and approved 156-37, (House approved 121-33, Senate approved 35-4), a proposed ...
2019-05-09 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 homeowners paying more than they should in property taxes Boston 25 NewsMistakes in your property records could cost you a lot of money on your tax bill. But as Boston 25 News discovered, towns are protected by the state from paying ...
2019-06-04 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
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.
2019-06-11 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Boston city councilors to criticize Boston Calling convictions as ‘damaging precedent’ The Boston GlobeIn a show of unity with the administration, several Boston city councilors plan to gather at City Hall Wednesday morning to criticize the recent federal conviction of ...
2019-08-21 07:55 EDT
Massachusetts lawmakers advance 'millionaire tax' amendment Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — The Legislature advanced a constitutional amendment Wednesday calling for an additional tax on the state's highest earners, while skirting ...
2019-06-12 03:00 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 03:00 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 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
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
Weed Taxes Roll In To Massachusetts Cities And Towns New England Public RadioMassachusetts cities and towns with marijuana businesses are getting revenue from a three percent tax on retail pot sales. The top cannabis tax earner in ...
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Tax proposal favoring homegrown businesses re-emerges on Beacon Hill Boston Business JournalThis week, a group of business and policy leaders decided that single sales factor will be one of the concepts they'll focus on as they deliberate major changes ...
2019-07-18 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
Keller @ Large: State Of Taxes In Massachusetts CBS BostonEileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, joined WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller. 2 months ago ...
2019-06-23 03:00 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
New Rules — And Taxes — On Short-Term Rentals Go Into Effect In Mass. WBURThe law, which goes into effect Monday, applies a 5.7% tax to short-term housing rentals -- the same lodging tax hotels already have.
2019-07-01 03:00 EDT

The MBTA

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Once again, MBTA scuttles competence Boston HeraldThe MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Trauma Authority) can't seem to get it right on land, where there is a derailment, delay, signal failure, shutdown, bus crash or ...
2019-08-21 01:00 EDT
How will MBTA handle 10K increase in free student passes? WCVB BostonBoston Public Schools has given a free pass to 29000 students, which is 10000 more than last year's total.
2019-08-20 22:55 EDT
Bourne officials stand by decision to join MBTA Cape Cod TimesBOURNE — Four years ago, Bourne voted to become the newest member of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in an effort to help bring commuter ...
2019-08-20 18:31 EDT
10K more Boston students to get free MBTA passes WCVB BostonPrior to the start of the new school year, approximately 10000 additional students living and attending school in Boston will be receiving free passes to ride...
2019-08-20 17:57 EDT
Boston Public Schools Expands Free MBTA Pass Program To All Students In Grades 7-12 CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) — New changes are coming to the way Boston students can get to and from class just weeks before the start of the new school year. Boston ...
2019-08-20 12:30 EDT
Medford Mayor Stephanie Burke says MBTA transportation must be "reliable" Wicked Local MedfordThe MBTA recently announced updates for their various projects in the Medford area, and not all of it is positive news for residents.Last week, the MBTA ...
2019-08-20 08:44 EDT
Man accused of fleeing bank robbery in MBTA bus hospitalized WCVB BostonA suspect in a Revere bank robbery is at a hospital instead of a courtroom after suffering some sort of medical emergency. David Hattersly, 45, of New York, is...
2019-08-20 14:57 EDT
Armed robbery suspect tried to escape using MBTA bus, Revere police say Boston HeraldAn alleged bank robber was arrested in Revere after attempting to evade capture by boarding an MBTA bus, police said.
2019-08-20 08:31 EDT
Boston Public Schools pushing another 10,000 kids to delay-ridden MBTA Boston HeraldBoston Public Schools are pushing another 10000 students to take the delay- and derailment-plagued MBTA to and from school, raising concerns about both ...
2019-08-19 20:26 EDT
Person fatally struck by MBTA Commuter Rail train in Belmont MassLive.comA person died after they were struck by a train early Monday morning in Belmont.
2019-08-19 07:29 EDT
MBTA Announces Upcoming Weekend Closures on Red, Green, Orange Lines Boston magazineThe MBTA plans to shut down key portions of the Red, Orange, and Green Lines over the weekends this fall to repair tracks and clean several stations.
2019-08-12 03:00 EDT
MBTA plans to shut down core sections of subway lines on fall weekends for repairs The Boston GlobeFacing intense pressure to speed repairs to its aging system, the MBTA intends to shut down core sections of the heavily traveled Red and Orange Lines, plus ...
2019-08-11 18:00 EDT
4 Injured After MBTA Ferry Runs Aground Near Long Island WBURThe U.S. Coast Guard reported Friday morning that a MBTA ferry called the MV Lightning ran aground off Long Island in Boston Harbor, injuring four people.
2019-08-16 10:00 EDT
MBTA rolls out new Orange Line trains Boston HeraldAfter decades of riding the same Orange Line trains to get around, commuters boarded the newest fleet of cars on Wednesday, happy to see progress on a ...
2019-08-14 14:37 EDT
Moving To Clean Buses Will Mean Big Infrastructure Changes, MBTA Says WBURResearchers said infrastructure changes to support an all-electric bus fleet could cost close to $1 billion.
2019-08-08 03:00 EDT
OTR: Michelle Wu calls scheduled MBTA shutdowns 'extreme' WCVB BostonThe Boston city councilor has taken on the T, especially when it came to the recent fare hike.
2019-08-18 13:18 EDT
Police investigating overnight shooting near Mattapan MBTA station Boston 25 NewsPolice are investigating an apparent overnight shooting that happened near the MBTA station in Mattapan.
2019-08-19 05:15 EDT
Suspects in shooting near MBTA bus stop arrested; victim in critical condition, police say WCVB BostonTwo suspects wanted in connection with a shooting near an MBTA bus stop by the Dorchester-Roxbury neighborhood line have been arrested, according to the ...
2019-08-17 17:43 EDT
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineRED LINE RIDERSHIP has not fully recovered from the hit it took after a June 11 derailment, and the MBTA's regular monthly survey of users suggests ...
2019-08-19 17:25 EDT
The Green Line Extension Has MBTA Officials “Very Worried” Boston magazineGLX representatives announced Monday that the shift-over of the Lowell commuter rail tracks is two months behind schedule.
2019-08-13 11:38 EDT
A Goose Flew into an MBTA Bus Windshield and Injured Its Driver Boston magazineAn MBTA busdriver has been released from the hospital after he was injured when a goose flew into the vehicle's windshield in Newton.
2019-08-12 03:00 EDT
This Is a New One: Police Say a Man Sprayed Bear Repellent on the Red Line Boston magazinePolice say a man sprayed bear repellent into a Red Line train car on Tuesday evening for no particular reason. He's now facing charges.
2019-08-14 10:54 EDT
Captain of MBTA ferry that ran aground placed on leave pending investigation Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - The captain of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority ferry that ran aground in Boston Harbor on Friday morning has been placed ...
2019-08-17 17:34 EDT
Red Line Service Should Be Fully Restored by October, MBTA Officials Say Boston magazineMBTA officials say Red Line repairs will likely continue into October as work to restore the trains' signals, switches, and bungalows continues.
2019-08-05 03:00 EDT
MBTA: Actions of operator under investigation in Green Line derailment Boston.com*Service* on a section of the Green Line's D branch was suspended on Wednesday morning for more than five hours after a train derailed during the morning ...
2019-08-07 03:00 EDT
20-year-old shot near MBTA bus stop in critical condition, police say WCVB BostonBoston police said a 20-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was shot at an MBTA bus stop in Dorchester on Friday afternoon. According to ...
2019-08-16 19:48 EDT
Here’s how you can give the MBTA a piece of your mind Curbed BostonAnd maybe get a free monthly LinkPass in the process.
2019-08-06 03:00 EDT
Normal Red Line service expected to resume in October, MBTA says The Boston GlobeRepairs to the MBTA Red Line are expected to continue into October, the agency said in a new timeline of the extensive work on the signal and switching ...
2019-08-03 03:00 EDT
MBTA weighing more frequent commuter rail service Dorchester ReporterSeveral options to improve the efficiency and reliability of the commuter rail were recapped during a transit meeting on Monday amid renewed calls from Boston ...
2019-08-01 03:00 EDT
Quincy commuters cheer reopening of MBTA’s Wollaston Station The Boston GlobeQUINCY — Red Line riders, weary from lingering delays caused by the June train derailment and disruptive construction projects, gazed with amazement and ...
2019-08-16 13:22 EDT
Newly Renovated MBTA Wollaston Station Reopens NBC10 BostonMBTA Red Line commuters can now enjoy the newly renovated Wollaston Station after a $36 million project to upgrade it was completed. The Quincy-based ...
2019-08-16 06:30 EDT
Young Man Hit, Killed By MBTA Commuter Rail Train In Belmont CBS BostonBELMONT (CBS) – A young man was hit and killed by an MBTA commuter rail train in Belmont Monday morning. Transit police said it happened around 6:20 ...
2019-08-19 07:40 EDT
One in custody after pepper spray used on Red Line, MBTA says Boston.comOne person has been placed in custody following reports of someone using pepper spray on a Red Line train at Andrew Station Tuesday evening, MBTA ...
2019-08-13 20:32 EDT
MBTA proposes shutdown plan WCVB BostonThe MBTA says weekend shutdowns are necessary to improve *service* on the rails.
2019-08-12 12:15 EDT
Massachusetts Police Say Man Robbed Bank, Got on MBTA Bus OfficerPolice say a man robbed a bank in Revere and then left the scene on an MBTA bus.
2019-08-20 06:33 EDT
Renovated MBTA Station opens WCVB BostonAfter an extended closure, an MBTA station in Quincy reopened Friday.
2019-08-16 12:18 EDT
MBTA highlights Red Line repairs The Boston GlobeCrews have completed “major signal work” on the Red Line following a disastrous June derailment at JFK/UMass Station in Dorchester, and further work is ...
2019-08-09 03:00 EDT
Dear MBTA, here’s why everyone’s confused about the Red Line repair schedule WCVB BostonA spokesman says there's confusion over the schedule for repairs and the timelines given for *service* improvements.
2019-08-06 03:00 EDT
MBTA ferry ran aground in Boston Harbor, four injuries reported WCVB BostonThe ferry ran aground near Long Island, officials said.
2019-08-16 18:06 EDT
Man Arrested For Punching MBTA Bus Driver In The Face ’10 To 12 Times’ CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) — A Silver Line bus driver was punched multiple times by a rider Friday night, Transit Police said. Garcia Lewis, 43, of Mattapan allegedly ...
2019-08-12 03:00 EDT
Young woman stabbed on MBTA bus in Dorchester Boston.comA young woman was stabbed late Wednesday afternoon on an MBTA in Dorchester, according to transit police. The woman, who is around 18 years old, ...
2019-08-07 03:00 EDT
MBTA weekend shutdowns planned to speed subway improvements Wicked Local MedfordHundreds of thousands of MBTA subway commuters will see multiple weekends of *service* disruptions and diversions in the coming months, a sacrifice that T ...
2019-08-16 16:27 EDT
State traffic report cites MBTA woes, congestion Boston HeraldA major congestion report released today confirms what everyone already knows: that traffic is bad in the state, but the study identifies a number ways to offer ...
2019-08-08 03:00 EDT
Too Hot For The T? Here Are Some Of The Ads The MBTA Rejected WBURWhat do the JFK Library, online dating company OkCupid, a local poetry nonprofit and a book called "White Fragility" have in common? They've all had ads ...
2019-07-30 03:00 EDT
Out with the old! MBTA puts new Orange Line trains into service WCVB BostonAfter nearly 40 years in *service*, the MBTA is replacing its old trains with new, modern trains.
2019-08-14 18:57 EDT
Goose Causes MBTA Mishap After Crashing Into Bus Up To BostonBOSTON – Another day, another problem with the MBTA. It has been a terrible year to be someone who relies on public transportation in the Boston area and ...
2019-08-15 10:34 EDT
Clean MBTA bus fleet will require new infrastructure Worcester Business JournalReplacing the MBTA's entire bus fleet with all-electric vehicles will be a key step toward limiting the impacts of climate change, but how exactly the transit ...
2019-08-08 03:00 EDT
Advocates Call For Reduced MBTA Fares For Low-Income Riders WBURThe call comes after fare hikes took effect earlier this month.
2019-07-22 03:00 EDT
MBTA, MassDOT eyed in capital spending meeting WCVB BostonThere's a new push to improve major transportation agencies in the Bay State. After the RMV and the MBTA have come under fire, a key House committee will ...
2019-07-23 03:00 EDT
Boston Man Uses Bear Repellent on the MBTA's Red Line Up To BostonBOSTON – At this point, UpToBoston might as well have an entire section dedicated to news and oddities about the MBTA. Every day, it is something new with ...
2019-08-15 12:53 EDT
Raw Video: MBTA Ferry Runs Aground In Boston Harbor CBS BostonVideo from passenger John Silva shows foggy conditions where an MBTA ferry ran aground in Boston Harbor. 21 hours ago ...
2019-08-16 09:05 EDT
To fix issues, MBTA must cut hiring restrictions: report Boston HeraldThe MBTA's effort to make progress on its capital improvement plan and recover from derailments, system-failures and deferred maintenance is going to ...
2019-08-06 03:00 EDT
MBTA to announce shutdown plan WCVB BostonThe MBTA is getting ready to unveil an unprecedented plan that will have an impact on thousands of riders to fix *service* on the rails.
2019-08-12 03:00 EDT
Baker Offers Telecommute Tax Credit, Increased MBTA Funding To Fight Congestion CBS BostonSTATEHOUSE, Boston, July 25, 2019 (State House News *Service*) – Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled plans for $18 billion in long-term transportation spending, ...
2019-07-25 03:00 EDT
Report Flags Impediments To MBTA Improvements wgbh.orgRestrictive procurement requirements and a lack of high-level staffing for capital projects hamstring the MBTA's ability to deliver much-needed improvements, ...
2019-08-06 03:00 EDT
MBTA says damage from June derailment will be fixed by October Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Transit officials say it will likely be October before all repairs are completed to signals that were damaged when a Red Line train derailed in ...
2019-08-04 03:00 EDT
Thieves smash 10 car windows, steal tires at downtown Attleboro MBTA lot The Sun ChronicleATTLEBORO — Police are investigating overnight break-ins at the MBTA commuter rail parking lot in downtown that may be the work of organized thieves.
2019-08-13 20:30 EDT
MBTA rail passengers face delays due to 'equipment swaps' during Tuesday commute The Boston GlobeThe delays started shortly after *service* began.
2019-07-23 03:00 EDT
Fire Breaks Out Briefly On MBTA Commuter Rail Train In Canton CBS BostonCANTON (CBS) – A mechanical issue caused flames to shoot from the engine of an MBTA commuter rail train at Canton Junction Thursday night. It happened ...
2019-07-25 03:00 EDT
Video shows MBTA Transit Police officer using cruiser to help out friend WCVB BostonAn MBTA Transit Police officer is under fire for using a cruiser to help a friend with her commute during morning rush hour.
2019-08-06 03:00 EDT
MBTA Announces Extensive Weekend Closures for Repairs NECNThe MBTA is getting aggressive about repairs, and that means riders on the Orange, Red and Green lines will be seeing station closures on weekends this fall.
2019-08-12 17:52 EDT
Boston residents demand "fair fares" from the MBTA LiberationOn July 22, the Green Justice Coalition led a rally to demand “fair fares” for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The MBTA has consistently failed ...
2019-07-26 03:00 EDT
2 arrested on warrants after alleged sex act behind Government Center Station Boston.comA Fall River man and Boston woman were arrested on warrants Friday morning near Government Center Station after a “concerned citizen” reported an alleged ...
2019-08-09 03:00 EDT
Unprecedented MBTA shutdowns aimed at improving service WCVB BostonThe extensive closures will go into effect this fall on the Green, Orange and Red lines.
2019-08-12 22:16 EDT
Cambridge, Boston mayors call on MBTA to invest $9M for improved Red Line service Wicked LocalBoston Mayor Martin Walsh had a "very honest, straightforward conversation" Tuesday, July 23, with Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and MBTA ...
2019-07-31 03:00 EDT
While most MBTA traffic goes into Boston, some passengers take train west to Worcester Worcester TelegramOne passenger boarded the 8:13 a.m. commuter rail train headed for Worcester Monday morning from Westboro Station. The full parking lot and empty platform ...
2019-08-06 03:00 EDT
At South Attleboro MBTA Station, Rust And Rot On Commuter Bridge Post Safety Concerns CBS BostonSOUTH ATTLEBORO (CBS) – MBTA riders who get on at the South Attleboro Commuter Rail station say the stairs and overhead walkway they use to get to their ...
2019-08-02 03:00 EDT
Man killed by MBTA Commuter Rail train in Woburn early Friday morning MassLive.comTransit police superintendent Richard Sullivan says it happened at Woburn's Mishawum station.
2019-08-09 03:00 EDT
MBTA unveils unprecedented shutdown plan to fix service WCVB BostonThe weekend closures this fall will affect the Green, Red and Orange lines.
2019-08-12 03:00 EDT
“Unacceptable:” Gov. reacts to MBTA Transit Police officer profiled by 5 Investigates WCVB Boston5 Investigates first reported about the unauthorized free ride with lights and sirens the officer gave her friend on the morning of the Red Line derailment back...
2019-08-08 03:00 EDT
Volunteers Want MBTA, National Grid To Protect Gloucester Civil War Cemetery From Invasive Weed CBS BostonGLOUCESTER (CBS) – Fighting to preserve history in a Gloucester cemetery, using a weed-whacker. And it's a battle against nature. Now the volunteers trying ...
2019-07-26 03:00 EDT
Study: Ride services eroding MBTA revenue base Worcester Business JournalThe MBTA went without more than $20 million last year in potential fare revenue from riders who decamped from the ailing public transit network for ride-hailing ...
2019-07-25 03:00 EDT
Some say faster, cheaper rail service is critical for Providence-to-Boston commuters. But is it realistic? The Boston GlobePROVIDENCE — After living in Providence for a decade, Nicholas Mohamed landed a job as global accounting director at Converse in Boston. But then he ...
2019-08-19 02:00 EDT
Red Line service expected to return to normal in October, MBTA says Curbed BostonNormal *service* is expected to return to the Red Line between Broadway and JFK/UMass in Boston on August 15, following weeks of repairs after a June 11 ...
2019-08-05 03:00 EDT
MBTA general manager gives update on Red Line repairs Dorchester ReporterRepairs on the Red Line, where a derailed train wiped out key infrastructure on June 11, are moving along, although *service* delays will continue. MBTA General ...
2019-07-22 03:00 EDT
MBTA Chief Mum on Plans for Surprise $23M Banker & TradesmanThe budget the legislature sent to Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday allocates an extra $23 million to the MBTA, but the T's general manager was hesitant Tuesday ...
2019-07-24 11:51 EDT
Newton Rail Station Improvements Get Green Light From MBTA Board Newton, MA PatchNewton Rail Station Improvements Get Green Light - Newton, MA - The MBTA advanced design plans for major renovations at three commuter rail stations in ...
2019-08-13 16:10 EDT
Goose flies into, shatters MBTA bus windshield Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - A goose flew into an MBTA bus in Boston on Sunday, shattering the windshield. The incident happened in the area of Massachusetts and ...
2019-08-12 03:00 EDT
MBTA Red Line delays will extend into October Wicked LocalSTATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 5, 2019....MBTA officials who initially said delays on the Red Line would continue "at least through Labor Day" are now ...
2019-08-06 03:00 EDT
Mother turns in daughter in MBTA attack on disabled person WCVB Boston"If I could tell the person face-to-face that she did this to face-to-face that I'm sorry, I would," the suspect's mother told NewsCenter 5.
2019-08-05 03:00 EDT
Pedestrian Hit by MBTA Bus NBC10 BostonA pedestrian was hit by an MBTA bus Thursday night in Boston. The crash took place near in the area of Huntington Avenue and Fenwood Road in Mission Hill ...
2019-08-08 03:00 EDT
Walsh, state officials meet to talk MBTA service WCVB BostonBoston Mayor Martin Walsh had a "very honest, straightforward conversation" Tuesday with Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General ...
2019-07-23 03:00 EDT
Man Struck And Killed By MBTA Orange Line Train WBURTransit police say a man stumbled and fell before being struck and killed by a subway train at State Street station in Boston Saturday morning.
2019-08-04 03:00 EDT
MBTA bus driver sent to the hospital after goose flies into windshield The Boston GlobeAn MBTA bus driver was sent to the hospital after a goose flew into the bus windshield on Sunday morning in Newton, officials said.
2019-08-11 03:00 EDT
Springfield-built MBTA Orange Line cars going into service WWLP.comSix new MBTA Orange Line trains, which were manufactured at CRRC's Springfield facility, will go into *service* in Boston Wednesday.
2019-08-13 05:40 EDT
MBTA police make arrest after disabled person assaulted at Harvard Square station WCVB BostonMBTA police are looking to identify a woman they say assaulted a disabled person this week at Harvard Square Station.
2019-08-05 03:00 EDT
MBTA police say woman assaulted disabled person at Harvard Square station WCVB BostonMBTA police are looking to identify a woman they said assaulted a disabled person this week at Harvard Square Station.
2019-08-02 03:00 EDT
Pembroke man arrested on suspicion of OUI after car blocks MBTA busway WCVB BostonA Pembroke man was arrested after he parked his car in a way that blocked an MBTA busway, transit police said. Around 11:50 p.m. Saturday, officers were ...
2019-08-05 03:00 EDT
Weekend station closures planned to help speed MBTA repairs Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (AP) — State transportation officials have signed off on weekend closures of key portions of subway lines in the fall to speed up desperately needed ...
2019-08-13 04:59 EDT
Man struck, killed by MBTA Orange Line train WCVB BostonA man was struck and killed by an MBTA Orange Line train early Saturday morning, according to transit police. Officials said officers received a call at 12:14 a.m. ...
2019-08-03 03:00 EDT
MBTA Trains May Operate at Reduced Speeds During Heat Wave NBC10 BostonWhile harsh temperatures and a heat wave continue to linger in Boston for a fourth day, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority warns some trains may ...
2019-07-31 03:00 EDT
Our view: Telecommuting tax credit a good idea The Salem NewsThe governor's recent proposal to reward companies with a tax credit for each employee they allow to telecommute could be one piece in solving the puzzle of ...
2019-08-20 22:19 EDT
Two wounded in shooting near Mattapan Station WCVB BostonPolice officers are investigating an overnight shooting which occurred near the MBTA's Mattapan Station. Boston EMS officials said they took one victim to the ...
2019-08-19 06:57 EDT
Uber and Lyft Cost the MBTA $20 Million a Year, a New Study Says Boston magazineA Metropolitan Area Planning Council report says Uber and Lyft rides cost the MBTA $20 million in revenue each year, and pump 163300 metric tons of carbon ...
2019-07-23 03:00 EDT
MBTA Green Line train derails; operator error to blame WCVB BostonSince the start of 2018, trains and equipment operated by the MBTA have derailed 14 times, based on a count of WCVB's reporting.
2019-08-07 03:00 EDT
EDITORIAL: Telecommuting tax credit a good idea | Editorials The Daily News of NewburyportThe governor's recent proposal to reward companies with a tax credit for each employee they allow to telecommute could be one piece in solving the puzzle of ...
2019-08-21 04:55 EDT
Local woman fights for better MBTA access | Local News | newburyportnews.com The Daily News of NewburyportNEWBURYPORT — Tired of having to regularly endure a 2½-hour commute home from Boston, a local woman with cerebral palsy took her concerns directly to ...
2019-07-29 03:00 EDT
Letter to the Editor: MBTA says bus route changes benefit riders - Itemlive Daily ItemThe Item's Aug. 7 story about a Lynn resident upset about the MBTA's bus routes changes offered little attention to the significant benefits many Lynn area bus ...
2019-08-12 23:56 EDT
MBTA Cancels East Boston Easement Rights Bid That Attracted Millennium Partners BisnowMassDOT and the MBTA have called off a planned sale of East Boston easement rights to Cargo Ventures, following transit advocate criticism.
2019-07-23 03:00 EDT
18-year-old female stabbed on MBTA bus MassLive.comTransit police are investigating after a woman was stabbed after an altercation on an MBTA bus.
2019-08-08 03:00 EDT

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Massachusetts Ranked Among America’s Least Friendly States CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts apparently misses the mark when it comes to welcoming out-of-towners. A new list from travel website Big 7 ranks the ...
2019-08-20 08:57 EDT
Dana Pullman, former head of Massachusetts State Police union, and lobbyist arrested on conspiracy charges MassLive.comThe former head of the State Police Association of Massachusetts and a lobbyist for the organization were arrested Wednesday.
2019-08-21 10:52 EDT
Marijuana getaways in Massachusetts: Where to buy pot and stay the weekend The Boston GlobePot tourism is a new and growing industry in Massachusetts. If you find yourself traveling to a town you know next to nothing about, fear not: We scoped out what ...
2019-08-20 17:48 EDT
Large hail, damaging winds possible Wednesday across Massachusetts MassLive.comThe National Weather *Service* said showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected with a slight risk for severe storms.
2019-08-21 08:44 EDT
Ivan Keith, accused of raping four Massachusetts women in the 1990s, held without bail MassLive.comIvan Keith, the former Massachusetts man accused of four rapes in the 1990s, will remain held without bail after a judge determined the 61-year-old is both a ...
2019-08-21 12:17 EDT
Massachusetts Is One of the Least Friendly States, Survey Finds NBC10 BostonMassachusetts welcomes tens of millions of visitors every year, but apparently these visitors don't feel very welcome. In fact, Massachusetts is the 47th friendliest ...
2019-08-19 16:49 EDT
Greenfield jail to become first in Massachusetts to dispense methadone Boston 25 NewsGREENFIELD, Mass. - A rural jail is set to become Massachusetts' first correctional facility to dispense methadone to inmates for opioid addiction treatment.
2019-08-21 09:12 EDT
Survey shows pockets of uninsured people across Massachusetts Boston HeraldA new report out Tuesday flags “priority” areas with the greatest concentrations of people without health insurance in Massachusetts, suggesting strategies to ...
2019-08-20 19:20 EDT
Massachusetts man sparks fire on roof using Roman candle to kill hornets Fox NewsA Massachusetts man sparked a fire on his family home's roof last week as he was trying to get rid of a pesky hornet's nest with a Roman candle.
2019-08-20 21:12 EDT
Deadly mosquito-borne virus found in second Massachusetts resident, state health officials say Fox NewsA second Massachusetts resident has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, state health officials announced late ...
2019-08-19 08:42 EDT
Massachusetts ranked among 5 least friendliest states in America Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - Massachusetts is one of the rudest states in America, according to a new ranking. The Bay State checked in at 47th on Big Seven Travel's ...
2019-08-20 11:19 EDT
Top Massachusetts motor vehicles registry official fired after deadly NH motorcycle crash Bangor Daily NewsActing Registrar of Motor Vehicles Jamey Tesler, who serves as chair of the Merit Rating Board, said the agency needs new leadership.. Maine news, sports ...
2019-08-21 12:12 EDT
Massachusetts opioid overdose deaths fall almost 11% in first 6 months of 2019, officials say MassLive.comIn the first six months of 2019, there were 938 opioid-related overdose deaths, 112 fewer than the same period last year, according to the state's Department of ...
2019-08-21 10:51 EDT
Massachusetts’ ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Needs An Update WBURMassachusetts' "red flag" law does not allow physicians and other licensed clinicians to petition the court for the removal of a gun. The law should change, writes ...
2019-08-21 05:05 EDT
Massachusetts plastic bag ban is now tied up in Beacon Hill The Boston GlobeSome of the most adamant supporters of efforts to ban single-use plastic carryout bags say they can't support the bill.
2019-08-19 05:35 EDT
Second human EEE case confirmed in Massachusetts; 10 new communities at critical risk WCVB BostonA second human case of Eastern equine encephalitis virus infection has been confirmed in Massachusetts, according to the state's Department of Public Health.
2019-08-17 18:23 EDT
How did Massachusetts blossom into an environment ripe for energy storage, pushing technology and business models to the cutting edge? Utility DiveIt created a market that demands and allows for value stacking. Today's energy storage technology can help power the country more efficiently and sustainably, ...
2019-08-21 09:09 EDT
'The numbers just don't really add up;' Advocates believe Massachusetts inventory counting 387 untested rape kits is too low to be accurate MassLive.comData indicates there are 387 untested rape kits dating back to the 1970s in 13 of 14 counties in Massachusetts. Advocates believe that number is far too low to ...
2019-08-20 07:23 EDT
Firefighters battle large blaze at recycling plant | Massachusetts WESTERNMASSNEWS.comNORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters are continuing to tamp down a large overnight fire at a waste recycling plant in North Andover.
2019-08-21 10:38 EDT
$300M Massachusetts Casino Proposal Submitted for Final Category 1 License in Southeastern Part of... Casino.Org NewsAnother Massachusetts casino has been proposed for the third and final Category 1 license that is earmarked for the southeastern part of the state.
2019-08-20 12:08 EDT
New $300 Million Massachusetts Racetrack, Casino Proposed By Development Partnership - Horse Racing News Paulick ReportA development partnership led by a real estate executive responsible for some of the South Shore's most iconic projects today proposed a $300 million-plus ...
2019-08-20 15:56 EDT
Sharks prompt swimming bans at Massachusetts beaches Boston.comORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — Shark sightings prompted Massachusetts officials to close two beaches to swimming. The first sighting was off Nauset Beach in ...
2019-08-17 11:19 EDT
Severe thunderstorm warning issued in Massachusetts WCVB BostonA severe thunderstorm warning was issued in parts of Massachusetts, according to the National Weather *Service*. The warning was issued for parts of Worcester ...
2019-08-18 19:13 EDT
Massachusetts State Police union's ex-boss embezzled funds to buy meals, flowers for lover, prosecutors say Fox NewsA former president of the Massachusetts State Police union was arrested Wednesday after he “embezzled and misused” the organization's funds by purchasing ...
2019-08-21 13:18 EDT
Massachusetts health centers receive a total of $3.1 million in federal Quality Improvement Awards MassLive.comA total of 38 health centers and groups across the state, including those in Holyoke, Springfield and Worcester, have received federal Quality Improvement ...
2019-08-20 19:13 EDT
Out-of-state drivers take notice: Massachusetts to notify other states of 45,000 driving violations here MassLive.comTransportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack releases the result of an internal investigation into MassDOT's processing of out-of-state motor vehicle violations on ...
2019-08-15 11:32 EDT
Politicians call for action on offshore wind project WESTERNMASSNEWS.comNEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts congressional leaders are asking federal officials to move quickly on permits for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind ...
2019-08-20 15:22 EDT
Massachusetts’ tax-free weekend: Everything you need to know The Boston GlobeThe state's tax-free weekend is once again upon us, and if you are looking to save a bit of cash, here's what you need to know about the sales-tax holiday.
2019-08-14 07:47 EDT
Qdoba Fined $409,400 for Child Labor Violations in Massachusetts Eater BostonSan Diego-based burrito chain Qdoba has incurred nearly half a million dollars in fines from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office for violating ...
2019-08-15 11:07 EDT
Massachusetts runners are the fastest in the country, according to a study of marathon results Boston.comA massive new study says that Massachusetts is outpacing the country in, well, pace. According to a survey of the results from more than 16,000 marathons in ...
2019-08-13 05:00 EDT
Under 'public charge' rule, thousands of eligible families might shy away from health, food programs MassLive.comMany Massachusetts residents who will shy away from in public benefits are those who remain eligible for health and nutrition programs under the public charge ...
2019-08-20 08:47 EDT
Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Coming This Weekend CBS BostonBOSTON (AP) — Shoppers in Massachusetts and Connecticut will be getting a break from sales taxes in the coming days. The two-day sales tax holiday in ...
2019-08-16 10:23 EDT
Meth has taken hold in Massachusetts The Boston GlobeMethamphetamine, an illegal drug that has long plagued the West and Midwest, has finally taken hold in Massachusetts, posing a daunting new challenge to a ...
2019-08-13 15:28 EDT
Jail to become first in Massachusetts to dispense methadone Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsGREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A rural jail is set to become Massachusetts' first correctional facility to dispense methadone to inmates for opioid addiction ...
2019-08-20 14:04 EDT
Thomas Bowes, Merit Rating Board director under fire in Massachusetts RMV review, has been fired MassLive.comMerit Rating Board Director Thomas Bowes, who came under fire in the wake of a deadly New Hampshire crash, was fired Tuesday afternoon a three-member ...
2019-08-20 14:45 EDT
Why Are Town Line Signs In Massachusetts Shaped Like A Book? wgbh.orgHere at the Curiosity Desk, we love nothing more than digging for answers to the everyday mysteries that catch your eye. And recently, Sarah Rambacher — a ...
2019-08-13 18:32 EDT
Heavy rainfall, damaging winds possible in parts of Massachusetts Monday MassLive.comA wave of storms are possible across Massachusetts Monday. The National Weather *Service* said a few strong thunderstorms are possible late afternoon ...
2019-08-19 11:59 EDT
Massachusetts real estate transactions for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties: August 18, 2019 edition. MassLive.comAgawam. Christopher J. Conant and Brianna R. Conant to Taylor C. Demerski and Corey T. Boileau, 32 Coronet Circle, $220,000. Cig4 LLC, to William J.
2019-08-18 06:15 EDT
Tesla restarts its solar-panel business, offers rental plans in Massachusetts WCVB BostonTesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them. Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk announced the ...
2019-08-19 08:22 EDT
Damaging winds and large hail in the forecast for Wednesday across Massachusetts MassLive.comDamaging winds, large hail and rainfall are the primary threat, though a chance of a tornado cannot be ruled out, the National Weather *Service* said.
2019-08-20 14:31 EDT
Report: Bacteria poses serious risk at Massachusetts beaches Boston HeraldGreat white sharks have been driving beachgoers out of the water on the Cape, but an environmental advocacy group reports there is another serious threat on ...
2019-08-13 20:15 EDT
Heat advisory issued for parts of Massachusetts MassLive.comThe National Weather *Service* issued a heat advisory for multiple counties in Massachusetts Monday.
2019-08-19 05:19 EDT
Woman hit by boat propeller while swimming in Massachusetts Bangor Daily NewsWAREHAM, Massachusetts — Authorities say a woman swimming in Massachusetts waters was taken to the hospital with a severe injury after being struck by a ...
2019-08-20 10:41 EDT
Massachusetts RMV suspends 869 more drivers two months after deadly N.H. motorcycle crash USA TODAYBOSTON — The magnitude of the mistakes at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles keeps getting worse two months after a deadly motorcycle crash in ...
2019-08-16 12:43 EDT
The Top 31 Colleges In Massachusetts For 2019: Forbes Boston, MA PatchThe Top 31 Colleges In Massachusetts For 2019 - Boston, MA - It's just about college season. Two of the top five schools in the country are in Massachusetts.
2019-08-20 09:10 EDT
Boston Harbor Makes Up 60 Percent Of Massachusetts' July Gaming Revenue CardPlayer.comIn its first full month of operation, Encore Boston Harbor was responsible for about 60 percent of the state's gaming revenue. According to numbers released by ...
2019-08-19 16:56 EDT
Theft of oysters hinders Cape Cod aquaculture program WESTERNMASSNEWS.comSANDWICH, Mass. (AP) — Officials in a Massachusetts town say about 4000 immature oysters were stolen from a local creek, hindering a fledgling Cape Cod ...
2019-08-20 13:11 EDT
Joseph Kennedy mulling primary challenge to Markey in Massachusetts | TheHill The HillRep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) reportedly commissioned a survey to see how well he would fare in a primary challenge against Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
2019-08-17 15:03 EDT
Massachusetts Voters May Finally Get a Chance To Repeal the State's Awful Cap on Beer and Wine Sales ReasonFor too long, state lawmakers have played favorites with booze laws. Will they finally let voters decide where they can buy?
2019-08-17 04:30 EDT
Massachusetts Democratic Politics Lost Its Mind Over the Weekend EsquireCOMMONWEALTH—A point of personal privilege—Democratic politics here in the Commonwealth (God save it!) lost a bit of its mind over the weekend.
2019-08-19 11:45 EDT
Where Are The Worst Drivers In Massachusetts? CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts may have a reputation for bad driving. But now we have a closer look where those drivers are exactly. A new study by Quote ...
2019-08-06 03:00 EDT
HighTower takes stake in $1bn Massachusetts RIA Citywire USAThe RIA roll-up brought its third RIA of 2019 under its wing after acquiring a stake Lexington Wealth Management.
2019-08-20 12:44 EDT
Here are the recreational marijuana shops open in Massachusetts The Boston GlobeThe following is a list of all recreational marijuana stores as of Aug. 6. Find out which stores have received licenses or submitted applications here. For more ...
2019-08-06 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts man infected with EEE now in coma, family says WCVB BostonA man in Massachusetts infected with the state's first case of Eastern equine encephalitis since 2013 is in a coma, according to family members.
2019-08-13 17:00 EDT
NOAA seeks input about possible new whale protections WESTERNMASSNEWS.comBOSTON (AP) — Federal officials will meet with fishermen and other members of the public in Massachusetts to talk about possible changes to rules designed to ...
2019-08-20 14:37 EDT
Traffic congestion has reached a ‘tipping point’ in Massachusetts, state officials say The Boston GlobeThe Baker administration on Thursday acknowledged the state's epic traffic has reached a “tipping point” and signaled support for major new tools to combat ...
2019-08-08 03:00 EDT
Zolak & Bertrand: Dominican Drama, Pies and Sweets, Massachusetts Isn't Friendly (Hour 3) 98.5 The Sports HubIn the third hour: Zolak and Bertrand talk about the drama in the Dominican Republic with two former MLB players being caught up in a drug bust, and the ...
2019-08-21 13:21 EDT
Massachusetts has first human EEE case in 6 years; 9 communities at critical risk WCVB BostonA human case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been confirmed in Massachusetts, the first in the state in six years, according to the Massachusetts ...
2019-08-11 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts to Incorporate 6 New Energy Storage Projects of More Than 20 MW Energy Manager TodayNEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES) recently announced six additional energy storage projects of more than 20 MW at municipal power plants throughout New ...
2019-08-20 08:12 EDT
Now With the Suns, Aron Baynes Is Selling Marvelous Massachusetts Townhouse New Haven RegisterFormer Boston Celtics star Aron Baynes has listed his Boston-area home for $1.69 million. The 32-year-old was traded to the Phoenix Suns. Claudine Zap ...
2019-08-20 17:00 EDT
Garry, Tran back petition to prevent Massachusetts from becoming sanctuary state Lowell SunState Rep. Colleen Garry of Dracut and Sen. Dean Tran of Fitchburg are among a group of officials who support a new ballot initiative aimed at trying to prevent ...
2019-08-16 07:42 EDT
Severe thunderstorm downs trees, knocks down power lines in Western Massachusetts MassLive.comHampden county storm fells trees and knocks down power lines.
2019-08-19 19:47 EDT
Massachusetts marijuana regulators hit Curaleaf with record $250,000 fine The Boston GlobeMassachusetts marijuana regulators on Thursday slapped one of the country's biggest marijuana companies with a record-high fine, saying it broke state rules ...
2019-08-08 03:00 EDT
Eversource upgrading electric distribution system in western Massachusetts Daily Energy InsiderPublished on August 21, 2019 by Kevin Randolph. arrow. Tweet. Share. Share. arrow. Eversource recently announced that it is investing $4 million in electric ...
2019-08-21 12:01 EDT
Whoa: Massachusetts Newspaper Drags Warren Through The Wringer For Attacking Law Enforcement TownhallThe Boston Herald on Friday penned an editorial blasting Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) for her repeated attacks on law enforcement. The editorial ...
2019-08-18 18:05 EDT
Top registry official fired after fatal motorcycle accident WESTERNMASSNEWS.comBOSTON (AP) — The director of the state agency that stopped processing alerts from other states about Massachusetts drivers who had broken traffic laws has ...
2019-08-20 15:42 EDT
Sportswriter Jack Chevalier left mark on Western Massachusetts MassLive.comColumnist Garry Brown remembers sportswriter Jack Chevalier.
2019-08-19 18:46 EDT
Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for parts of western Massachusetts WWLP.com(WWLP) – The 22News Storm Team has issued a Weather Alert for this afternoon into the early evening with scattered thunderstorms expected, a few of which ...
2019-08-19 05:36 EDT
Is Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell in Massachusetts? The Boston GlobeGhislaine Maxwell, longtime companion and confidante of the late wealthy criminal Jeffrey Epstein, has reportedly been living in Manchester-by-the-Sea.
2019-08-14 18:05 EDT
New Orange Line cars rare good news for transportation in Massachusetts Curbed BostonThe first six of 152 new Orange Line cars rolled out of Wellington Station on August 14, a rare bit of good news for a state transportation infrasturcture that's been ...
2019-08-15 05:36 EDT
Overturned boat on the Merrimack River in Massachusetts Turn to 10Five people are safe after their boat overturned in the Merrimack River in the northern part of Massachusetts. The Coast Guard said a 21-foot charter boat ...
2019-08-17 22:23 EDT
If you don’t already own a home in Massachusetts, it may be too late The Boston GlobePrices of both single-family homes and condominiums hit record highs last month — which is typically one of the busiest of the year — according to figures out ...
2019-07-24 03:00 EDT
Is there an end in sight to Massachusetts housing crisis? Wicked Local MarbleheadGov. Charlie Baker declared a housing crisis in Massachusetts in 2018, but residents have been feeling the effects for more than a decade. While speaking to a ...
2019-07-26 03:00 EDT
Does Massachusetts Have Strict Gun-Ownership Requirements, Low Firearm-Death Rates? Snopes.comAttention turned to gun-violence prevention measures in the wake of a spate of mass shootings in the U.S. in August 2019.
2019-08-09 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts transit agency considers fare-free buses Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts public transit agency is considering a fare-free bus system. The Telegram & Gazette reports that the Worcester ...
2019-08-19 15:52 EDT
Massachusetts man with deadly mosquito-borne virus in coma, daughter says Fox NewsA Massachusetts man who was diagnosed with a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus known as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus is reportedly in a ...
2019-08-13 10:20 EDT
Massachusetts man still critical after Bedford motorcycle crash The Union LeaderBEDFORD — Police have identified a Massachusetts man who was critically injured when his motorcycle was rear-ended by another vehicle on Route 101 ...
2019-08-17 16:52 EDT
We have a Republican Party in Massachusetts that accepts losing as a way of life (Letters) MassLive.comI called the Massachusetts Republican Party in Boston over the last couple of months and they don't even have a candidate who will run against Ed Markey for ...
2019-08-15 12:23 EDT
The essential guide to buying and consuming pot in Massachusetts The Boston GlobeCurious about legal weed but feeling a little intimidated about visiting a retail outlet? Our handy guide answers all of your questions so you can stock up with ...
2019-08-06 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts among states to consider use of ‘dental therapists’ Boston.comAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack ...
2019-08-18 08:55 EDT
Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Evening' game | Massachusetts WESTERNMASSNEWS.comBRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Numbers Evening" game were:
2019-08-20 20:13 EDT
Maine gained independence from Massachusetts 200 years ago. Here’s how they’re celebrating. The Boston GlobeMaine, “the colony of a colony,” will kick off celebrations Tuesday for the 200th anniversary of its statehood and independence from Massachusetts.
2019-07-29 03:00 EDT
Cannabis-related poison control calls for Massachusetts kids doubled after medical pot legalized Science DailyAfter medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth's children and teenagers doubled, ...
2019-08-16 13:06 EDT
This Overlooked Region Has Some of the Loveliest Hikes in New England Travel+LeisureEastern Massachusetts isn't a region known for its hiking, which is what makes it so great. A new guidebook called 50 Hikes in Eastern Massachusetts.
2019-08-20 06:21 EDT
Massachusetts' M212 Initiative Helps Develop Flexible Electronics Printed Electronics Now MagazineSees flexible and printed electronics as an industry with growth potential in the state.
2019-08-21 12:19 EDT
Quality Beverage Strikes Deal with Williams Distributing to Become Massachusetts' Largest AB Wholesaler Brewbound.comIn a deal that will make it the largest wholesaler of Anheuser-Busch products in Massachusetts, Quality Beverage announced today an agreement to acquire ...
2019-08-19 16:44 EDT
MIT lab director to resign over Jeffrey Epstein donation WESTERNMASSNEWS.comCAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A member of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab says he plans to resign over revelations the lab took money from ...
2019-08-21 12:03 EDT
Amid Some GOP Gripes, A Staycation For Massachusetts Gov. Baker New England Public RadioIt appears the message from Massachusetts tourism officials worked: Governor Charlie Baker is staycationing. He's on vacation at least through this week.
2019-08-19 04:18 EDT
Massachusetts high school football preseason primer Boston HeraldWe'll look at 10 interesting storylines which could go a long way in shaping the landscape of the MIAA and ISL football seasons in Massachusetts.
2019-08-16 06:18 EDT
Sharks have closed beaches 40 times in Massachusetts this summer WCVB BostonIf you think Cape Cod beaches are seeing a slew of shark-related closures lately -- you're right.
2019-08-12 03:00 EDT
From Western Mass., Trump’s trade war looks like a ‘fistfight’ The Boston GlobeWESTFIELD — To understand how a trade war is playing out beyond stock market gyrations and European economies, take the Mass. Pike west to a part of the ...
2019-08-19 08:49 EDT
Jeffrey Epstein associate's link to picturesque Massachusetts town shocks residents Press HeraldEventually, one resident asked him what he was up to. He was a reporter, the man said, working on a story related to the convicted pedophile and accused sex ...
2019-08-17 16:02 EDT
Fellow hiker helps injured man near Mount Washington WESTERNMASSNEWS.comPINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a fellow hiker came to the aid of a man who injured his leg at a trail junction below the summit of Mount.
2019-08-21 07:24 EDT
Qdoba Fined $400K for 1,000+ Child Labor Violations in Massachusetts NBC10 BostonA popular Mexican-style fast food chain is facing more than $400000 in fines for over 1000 child labor law violations in Massachusetts. Qdoba has been cited ...
2019-08-14 16:04 EDT
Massachusetts Court Ruling in Plastic Surgery Assoc v. Cynosure The National Law ReviewIn Plastic Surgery Associates, SC v. Cynosure, Inc., United States District Judge Casper denied plaintiffs' motion for class certification and allowed Cynosure's ...
2019-08-20 14:37 EDT
Massachusetts Electric Car Rebate Program to End in September The Heartland InstituteA rebate program designed to spur electric vehicle sales in Massachusetts is likely to end in September. A rebate program designed to spur electric vehicle ...
2019-08-19 01:40 EDT
Massachusetts' First Serena & Lily to Open Early Fall at Chestnut Hill Square in Chestnut Hill Boston Real Estate TimesBOSTON – New England Development announced that Serena & Lily, a California-based home and lifestyle company, will open early fall at Chestnut Hill ...
2019-08-19 07:37 EDT
Massachusetts man sentenced for more than 1600 pounds of THC edibles, THC wax, marijuana seized in I-80 stop Lincoln Journal StarA Massachusetts man stopped on Interstate 80 near Milford last year with more than 1600 pounds of THC edibles, THC wax and some marijuana was sentenced ...
2019-08-19 21:00 EDT
From Massachusetts, a key player in suffrage fight The Boston GlobeOn the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, here's a quick primer on Lucy Stone, a Massachusetts native and one of the pivotal figures in the US women's ...
2019-08-15 15:28 EDT
Vermont immigration advocates biking to New Hampshire | Massachusetts WESTERNMASSNEWS.comMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A number of Vermont immigration advocates are on their way to Dover, New Hampshire, as part of a call for changes to the nation's ...
2019-08-21 12:01 EDT

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