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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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 01:58 EDT
Windfall, they said. Why Massachusetts marijuana tax collections are disappointing 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 21:04 EDT
How do I file an extension on my taxes? USA TODAYMost taxpayers have until April 15 to file their taxes. But you can file for a six-month extension if you need more time.
2019-03-23 07:48 EDT
Congressman Richard Neal covers the 'inside baseball' of politics at UMass The Massachusetts Daily CollegianBetween in depth discussions of public policy, Neal provided anecdotes of his time chairing the House Ways and Means committee.
2019-03-20 09:20 EDT
Edina Democrat Melisa Franzen Defends High Taxes In Minnesota Alpha News MNMinnesota is nationally known as a very high tax state. Kiplinger considers Minnesotaleast tax-friendly state in the United States on par with California, Illinois, ...
2019-03-23 08:01 EDT
Devin McCourty, Patriots teammates voice support for Education PROMISE Act Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — State officials and legislative leaders sounded an optimistic tone Friday that a long-sought overhaul of the education funding formula to help ...
2019-03-22 15:39 EDT
Property tax relief in western Massachusetts, are you eligible? WWLP.comIf a homeowner meets certain requirements, their city or town may offer exemptions on their property tax. For homeowners on a fixed income, property taxes can ...
2019-03-22 16:46 EDT
Bills on tap at Statehouse target lead in school water The StateLawmakers on Beacon Hill are pushing legislation aimed at improving the safety of drinking water in schools in part by requiring schools and child care centers ...
2019-03-23 12:27 EDT
No, I don't want to live in Massachusetts Bangor Daily NewsIn addition to running a public policy think tank and writing this column every week, I have also been blessed for the last three years to host the morning drive ...
2019-03-06 03:00 EST
Reduced tax refunds surprise Massachusetts taxpayers SouthCoastToday.comGreg Tully is 71 years old and for the first time in his working life he will not receive a federal tax refund.“Last year we got $631 back. This year we owed around ...
2019-03-05 03:00 EST
Ex-Senator Flake Coming to Tufts to Discuss Politics U.S. News & World ReportMEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen Jeff Flake, one of President Donald Trump's harshest critics from within the GOP, is coming to Massachusetts to talk ...
2019-03-10 12:36 EDT
CLARK and MCGOVERN push immigration bill — WARREN on REPARATIONS — REVENGE POLITICS —What MARKEY did with KRAFT's CASH PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. It's the final day of winter! CLARK AND MCGOVERN PUSH IMMIGRATION BILL — Reps. Katherine Clark and Jim ...
2019-03-19 06:51 EDT
'No data' to support safe injection sites in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker says MassLive.comGov. Charlie Baker reiterated his opposition to safe injection sites during an interview on WGBH Thursday afternoon saying “there was nothing” in the ...
2019-03-21 13:31 EDT
Planet savior or horror show? Green New Deal inflames debate ABC News(The Associated Press) FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-New York) waves to the crowd after speaking at Women's ...
2019-03-23 20:15 EDT
Teacher licensing tests come under fire in Illinois The SouthernSPRINGFIELD — Looking for ways to ease the state's growing teacher shortage, some Illinois lawmakers are again turning their attention to the battery of tests ...
2019-03-23 11:00 EDT
Voters in New Hampshire fill in blanks on O'Rourke candidacy ABC News(The Associated Press) Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke addresses a gathering during a campaign stop at a restaurant in Manchester, N.H., Thursday ...
2019-03-23 11:05 EDT
2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls swing through South in quest for black voters ABC NewsSeveral 2020 presidential candidates are swinging through predominantly black cities and neighborhoods as Democrats work to court that voting bloc.
2019-03-23 01:33 EDT
Lawmakers still lamenting the last loss Boston HeraldMassachusetts lawmakers are filing legislation that would force presidential candidates to disclose their taxes. It is a misguided attempt to take the edge off the ...
2019-03-21 01:01 EDT
George Will column: The court should steer away from the politics of gerrymandering Richmond.comWASHINGTON. If an adjective creates a redundancy, does preceding it with two other adjectives give the Supreme Court a reason to venture where it has never ...
2019-03-23 08:00 EDT
Bill Weld: Meet the Republican Taking on Donald Trump in the Primary Rolling StoneSometimes, in politics, truth is stranger than fiction. As a cub reporter at Mother Jones in the late Nineties, I wrote an article about novels by American politicians ...
2019-03-15 03:00 EDT
The States Where the Minority Party Has Major Legislative Clout GoverningIn Massachusetts and Oregon, Democrats hold supermajority control of both legislative chambers. In each state, minority Republicans have been given greater ...
2019-03-16 02:45 EDT
Democratic Presidential Candidates Skip AIPAC Summit U.S. News & World ReportSens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are just a few of the Democratic presidential contenders skipping the American Israel Public Affairs Committee ...
2019-03-22 12:02 EDT
Campaign roundup: Harris in Texas, O'Rourke in S Carolina WFSBPresidential contenders are spreading out across the country on Saturday as they try to find space in the crowded 2020 Democratic field.
2019-03-23 00:39 EDT
Mass. politicians react to New Zealand terrorist attacks Boston.comMassachusetts politicians reacted with horror Friday morning to the news that 49 people had been murdered in two New Zealand mosques. Read more on ...
2019-03-15 11:36 EDT
Rep. Seth Moulton calls for wholesale electoral reform as he inches toward a 2020 run CNNWashington (CNN) Rep. Seth Moulton, a Massachusetts Democrat whom advisers say is inching closer to a 2020 run, is beefing up his policy positions ahead of ...
2019-03-21 17:47 EDT
Massachusetts primary 2020: Here's the date and what you need to know Boston.comSuper Tuesday is now less than one year away. Massachusetts will hold its next presidential primary on March 3, 2020, and state officials are already gearing up ...
2019-03-04 03:00 EST
Women's History On Display In Senate President's Portrait Swap wgbh.orgSenate President Karen Spilka this week temporarily replaced each portrait of a man in her office with an important woman from the state's history.
2019-03-21 16:27 EDT
When Are Taxes Due in 2019? TheStreetTax day will be here sooner than you think. Here, we'll discuss when taxes are due for 2019 as well as exceptions for residents of certain states and for certain ...
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
9 things to know about Bill Weld Center for Public IntegrityPresident Donald Trump may have his first primary challenger: a candidate who hasn't always run for public office as a Republican. Bill Weld, 73, is the former ...
2019-02-22 03:00 EST
Analysis | Democrats calling to abolish the electoral college should not be surprising The Washington PostDuring a town hall event in Mississippi that aired Monday night on CNN, one of the biggest applause lines for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) came from a ...
2019-03-19 15:25 EDT
Stephen Lynch goes off on Republicans during Michael Cohen hearing Boston.comRep. Stephen Lynch didn't hold back during the Michael Cohen hearing Wednesday. However, his ire wasn't aimed at Cohen, the former personal attorney of ...
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
Bernie Sanders decries anti-Muslim violence in visit to mosque and downtown L.A. rally Los Angeles TimesSen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont called on Americans to “stand up to hatred of all kinds” on Saturday as he paid a visit to a Koreatown mosque to commemorate ...
2019-03-23 20:00 EDT
George F. Will: The court should steer away from the politics of gerrymandering Salt Lake TribuneWashington • If an adjective creates a redundancy, does preceding it with two other adjectives give the Supreme Court a reason to venture where it has never ...
2019-03-22 20:02 EDT
John T. Driscoll, longest-serving Massachusetts Turnpike Authority chairman, dies at 93 The Boston GlobeEarly in his political career, John T. Driscoll had no trouble garnering more votes than any opponent named John Kennedy — dispensing with them two at a time ...
2019-03-19 19:43 EDT
Israel Lobby Convenes in Washington Amid Fraying Bipartisanship and Rising Tension The New York TimesOn the surface, the annual Aipac conference looks relatively unchanged. But recent actions by President Trump and rising criticism of Israel on the left are taking ...
2019-03-23 10:50 EDT
Editorial: Politics must climb out of the pit Boston HeraldOur politicians must devote themselves to their responsibilities rather than pursue President Trump.
2019-03-05 03:00 EST
Elizabeth Warren CNN town hall: Live updates CNNMassachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks directly to voters at CNN's Presidential Town Hall tonight in Jackson, Mississippi. Jake Tapper moderates. Follow ...
2019-03-19 00:11 EDT
Elizabeth Warren Proposes Breaking Up Tech Giants Like Amazon and Facebook The New York TimesThe Massachusetts senator, who is running for president, announced a regulatory plan aimed at breaking up large tech companies and “unwind tech mergers ...
2019-03-08 03:00 EST
Kamala Harris calls for AG Barr to testify on Mueller probe, as 2020 Dems seize on report drop Fox NewsThe Democratic presidential contenders are uniformly calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election ...
2019-03-22 19:36 EDT
Report: Massachusetts cities and towns post strong tax growth Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — A new report says cities and towns in Massachusetts experienced their strongest revenue gains in a decade during a recent 12-month period.
2019-03-10 04:00 EDT
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineTHE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION has started and voters in neglected parts of the country will likely determine the outcome. Both parties will plan how to win ...
2019-03-05 03:00 EST
Obama Plunges Back Into Politics With His Eyes On Freshman House Democrats The Daily CallerFreshman Democrats in the House of Representatives are scheduled to meet former President Barack Obama on Monday during an introduction event hosted ...
2019-03-22 08:40 EDT
Should we lower the voting age? The Boston GlobeAs Massachusetts prepares to expand civic education in the schools, the idea of allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to actually cast ballots in local elections is picking ...
2019-03-22 13:10 EDT
Ipswich man wins $1m on instant lottery ticket The Boston GlobeAn Ipswich man became the second person to win $1 million off a Double Jackpot instant game ticket when his wife bought him a $5 ticket for his birthday, the ...
2019-03-21 14:57 EDT
Mass. Youth Football Players May Not Be Allowed To Tackle If Bill Becomes Law WBURAt least five states have introduced legislation to stop young kids from playing tackle football. But across the board, the measures have been shelved or shut ...
2019-02-26 03:00 EST
Fact-check: Trump claims wind turbines hurt property value 'by 65%' CNNPresident Donald Trump claimed Wednesday at an Ohio rally that wind turbines significantly decrease property value.
2019-03-22 16:11 EDT
Bay State delegates back immigrant voting rights provision Boston HeraldMassachusetts delegates in the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly against a measure that would prohibit non-citizens from voting in elections.
2019-03-09 03:00 EST
Massachusetts congressional delegation split on Elizabeth Warren's 2020 presidential bid MassLive.comAlthough U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren formally entered the 2020 White House race earlier this month, not all of members of Massachusetts' congressional ...
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
Here's what Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Stephen Lynch said during the Michael Cohen hearing The Boston GlobeMassachusetts Democrats Ayanna Pressley and Stephen Lynch got their share of hits in, and BU graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised questions about ...
2019-02-28 03:00 EST
WELD'S barely breathing PRIMARY CHALLENGE — State pols to tackle STUDENT DEBT — NEAL to seek a decade of TRUMP'S TAXES PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. NEW: WILLIAM WELD'S BARELY BREATHING PRIMARY CHALLENGE — Bill Weld announced his presidential ...
2019-03-06 03:00 EST
Editorial: Equity is still a missing piece in the legal marijuana retail puzzle The Boston GlobeIf the state wants to make good on the marijuana law's social-equity promises, it does need to put money behind them.
2019-03-23 09:15 EDT
Meet Three Of Massachusetts' Newest State Legislators wgbh.orgCallie speaks with three of Massachusetts' newly elected state representatives about their paths to office, inspirations and goals for their districts.
2019-02-22 03:00 EST
Progressive groups mull 2020 primary challenge against US Rep. Richard Neal MassLive.comProgressive groups that have been critical of U.S. Rep. Richard Neal's approach to requesting President Donald Trump's tax returns are reportedly considering ...
2019-03-22 06:00 EDT
Bernie Sanders has changed since 2016, but so has the Democratic Party San Francisco ChronicleSen. Bernie Sanders, who comes to San Francisco for a Sunday rally at Fort Mason, isn't the only candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination staking ...
2019-03-23 18:47 EDT
Longtime Boston pollsters for Healey, Warren launch new firm Boston Business JournalChris Anderson, a pollster for Fox News and Attorney General Maura Healey, and Matthew Shelter, who has worked for 30 years at Kiley & Co., have a new ...
2019-03-06 03:00 EST
Justice Democrats Helped Make Ocasio-Cortez. They’re Already Eyeing Their Next Targets. The New York TimesThe small grass-roots organization wants to replace more centrist Democrats with liberal candidates — and that has made some lawmakers uneasy.
2019-02-23 03:00 EST
Environmental activists urge US Rep. Richard Neal to back 'Green New Deal' MassLive.comEnvironmental activists and students from across Massachusetts gathered outside U.S. Rep. Richard Neal's Springfield office Tuesday to urge the Democrat to ...
2019-02-26 03:00 EST
Dem 2020 hopefuls Harris, Warren say they embrace idea of reparations for black Americans: report Fox NewsTwo leading Democratic presidential candidates -- U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts -- have reportedly said they ...
2019-02-22 03:00 EST
Here’s what Maura Healey had to say about the allegations against Robert Kraft Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey renewed her call on Tuesday for passage of legislation that would tighten state laws around the licensing and ...
2019-02-26 03:00 EST
Environmental activists to press US Rep. Richard Neal to support 'Green New Deal' MassLive.comDozens of environmental activists from across Massachusetts will gather in Springfield Tuesday to urge U.S. Rep. Richard Neal to join fellow delegation ...
2019-02-25 03:00 EST
Gov. Larry Hogan to President Trump: ‘What are you so afraid of?’ The Washington PostThe Maryland moderate spars with the RNC over whether it is shielding Trump from challengers.
2019-02-22 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Bill Would Ban Tackle Football Until After Seventh Grade The New York TimesChris Borland, a former N.F.L. linebacker, testified last year in Illinois in support of a bill that would have banned tackle football for children under 12. The bill did ...
2019-03-01 03:00 EST
Eyes on the prize: In poll, Democrats care more about victory than ideology in 2020 nominee USA TODAYIn poll, Democrats are more interested in a nominee who can defeat President Trump than one they agree with most on the issues.
2019-03-22 07:58 EDT
Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch says GOP afraid Michael Cohen will tell truth MassLive.comU.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-South Boston, slammed Republicans Tuesday for questioning Michael Cohen's motives for testifying before a House panel, arguing ...
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders headed for a collision? The Washington PostTheir rhetoric sometimes sounds alike and they seem to have advantages in New Hampshire. The coming months will help sort out their differences. And there ...
2019-02-23 03:00 EST
The Green New Deal isn't as radical as you think The Massachusetts Daily CollegianBy Matt Berg, Collegian Columnist March 4, 2019. Filed under Archives, Columns, Headlines, National, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines · Share on Facebook.
2019-03-04 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
'Influenced by politics': Economists slam India for tweaking data Al Jazeera EnglishIn open letter, 108 economists say Indian statistics were 'being influenced and controlled by political considerations'.
2019-03-15 05:22 EDT
Eight New Taxes in Massachusetts Coming At You From Beacon Hill 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
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
2020 Democratic hopefuls embrace new meaning of reparations – with tax credits and subsidies Chicago TribuneSeveral Democratic presidential candidates are embracing reparations for the descendants of slaves — but not in the traditional sense.
2019-02-25 03:00 EST
Marijuana legalization and the 2020 presidential race: where the candidates stand The Boston GlobeBill Clinton 'didn't inhale' marijuana and it was Obama's 'mistake,' but today all 12 official Democratic candidates told the Globe they support nationwide ...
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
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
Lynn officials state their case on school funding at packed State House hearing - Itemlive Daily ItemLynn Superintendent Patrick Tutwiler, Teachers Union Local 1037 President Shelia O'Neil and Mayor Thomas M. McGee were among hundreds who traveled ...
2019-03-23 00:41 EDT
Tufts to Host Cannabis Debate | Tufts Tufts NowFrom billboards to town meetings to front page articles in newspapers, cannabis is having a moment. Ever since its legalization in Massachusetts for recreational ...
2019-03-21 14:20 EDT
6 Women To Watch In Massachusetts Politics wgbh.orgWomen are running for office in record numbers, in Massachusetts and nationwide. Indeed, the 2018 primaries could redefine the face of Congress, as women ...
2018-08-02 03:00 EDT
A Thousand Million Dollars For Climate Change –'Green Shockwave' Predicted for Massachusetts NewBostonPostBy Chris Lisinski STATE HOUSE NEWS *SERVICE* SOMERVILLE -- Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo proposed a sweeping $1 billion ...
2019-02-23 03:00 EST
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
Crypto Skeptic Massachusetts Secretary Creates Fintech Advisory Group CointelegraphThe Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is reportedly creating a fintech advisory group.
2019-03-08 03:00 EST
Science denial is a weapon The Massachusetts Daily CollegianBy Edridge D'Souza, Collegian Columnist March 5, 2019. Filed under Archives, Columns, Headlines, National, Scrolling Headlines · Share on Facebook.
2019-03-05 03:00 EST
Massachusetts collected $2.79 billion in taxes in January Boston HeraldBOSTON — Massachusetts collected $2.79 billion in taxes in January. That's about $195 million or 6.5 percent below predictions and $180 million — or 6.1 ...
2019-02-06 03:00 EST
Massachusetts election results from the 2018 midterms Boston.comWinners will be denoted in bold below as results come in from the Associated Press: Statewide elections. U.S. Senator. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat, incumbent
2018-11-07 03:00 EST
Online retailers sue to avoid paying millions in Mass. taxes Boston Business JournalA group of online retailers has sued the state in a bid to avoid handing over millions of dollars in sales taxes on purchases made prior to the U.S. Supreme ...
2018-12-27 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Will Tax and Regulate Airbnb Next CityA previous effort failed in July of 2018, but a compromise bill made it into law.
2019-01-02 03:00 EST
Question 2 asks Massachusetts voters to consider money in politics MetroWest Daily NewsIt costs a lot of money to run a successful political campaign.If there's any doubt about it, ask Massachusetts Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, both ...
2018-10-10 03:00 EDT
Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld announces plan to challenge President Trump for Republican nomination The Washington PostFormer Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire on Friday that he will try to take on President Trump in the 2020 Republican ...
2019-02-15 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Income Tax Drops A Little In 2019 New England Public RadioMassachusetts residents will see their income taxes reduced in 2019. While it amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars collectively, it's probably not.
2018-12-26 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Carbon Tax Bill Has 100-Plus Sponsors on Beacon Hill – All Democrats NewBostonPostA bill that would tax carbon dioxide emissions from oil, natural gas, and coal in Massachusetts has 107 co-sponsors in the 200-member state Legislature – all of.
2019-02-11 03:00 EST
Conservatives In Kentucky, Liberals In Massachusetts Try To Bridge Political Divide WBURAfter the 2016 presidential election, conflict resolution expert Paula Green and a group of liberal voters in Leverett, Massachusetts, met in the town's library to ...
2018-11-28 03:00 EST
Could the millionaires tax proposal make a comeback in 2019? Boston.comWith transportation and education advocates calling for serious increases in state funding, the progressive coalition Raise Up Massachusetts says it has a ...
2018-12-21 03:00 EST
Massachusetts ballot Question 2 will almost certainly pass. But what would it actually do? Boston.comThe anti-Citizens United ballot question isn't drawing much attention — or opposition. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-10-17 03:00 EDT
In Blue Massachusetts, Some Striking Redward Shifts wgbh.orgWhen Alice Houghtaling moved to Monroe, Massachusetts in 1972, it was a company town: not big, but bustling, with most activity centered around the paper ...
2018-10-30 03:00 EDT
Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History.’ The New York TimesAt the heart of the “Medicare for all” proposals championed by Senator Bernie Sanders and many Democrats is a revolutionary idea: Abolish private health ...
2019-03-23 10:32 EDT
Editorial: With Ayanna Pressley's win, a political earthquake in Massachusetts politics The Boston GlobeCapping off an improbable rise from the Boston City Council to the threshold of Congress, Ayanna Pressley made history Tuesday night by defeating ...
2018-09-05 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts tax collections dip below December estimates Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts collected $2.56 billion in taxes in December. That's 14.6 percent less than what the state took in during the previous December, ...
2019-01-05 03:00 EST
Here’s the Massachusetts ballot for the 2018 midterm elections Boston.comFrom the candidates to the questions, here's what voters will see at the ballot box. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-11-05 03:00 EST
3 things to know about Massachusetts ballot Question 3 Boston.comA first-of-its-kind effort to repeal the state's 2016 transgender rights law is on the ballot this November. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-09-26 03:00 EDT
Eight Races To Watch In Massachusetts wgbh.orgTuesday will mark one of the most nationally-charged elections in recent Massachusetts history, with voters asked to decide local and statewide races amid ...
2018-11-05 03:00 EST
Massachusetts voters uphold transgender rights law Boston.comMassachusetts voters on Tuesday supported a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination in public accommodations. Read more on ...
2018-11-06 03:00 EST
The candidates running for statewide offices in the Massachusetts primaries Boston.comThis is your guide to the state's primary elections. Read more on Boston.com.
2018-08-28 03:00 EDT

The MBTA

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It's official: Pair sets Guinness world record for fastest time traveling to every MBTA station The Boston GlobeAlex Cox and Dominic DiLuzio are now in the record books.
2019-03-22 10:14 EDT
Woman Rescued From Under MBTA Green Line Train NECNA woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries Thursday after being trapped under an MBTA train in Boston. The crash took place at Heath Street station.
2019-03-21 23:33 EDT
Improving The MBTA Will Come At A Price — Maybe From Drivers wgbh.orgLawmakers are finally committed to passing legislation this session that could revamp the MBTA and make it easier for drivers to get into Boston. But the solve ...
2019-03-21 14:53 EDT
Take the E-train? MBTA mulling electric locomotives The Boston GlobeThe T would test the electric vehicles on the Providence commuter rail line, where Amtrak already runs electric trains.
2019-03-21 10:25 EDT
Busy Somerville bridge to be demolished, rebuilt for MBTA project WCVB BostonThe Broadway Bridge in Ball Square will be shut down Friday to be demolished and replaced as part of the MBTA's Green Line Extension Project.
2019-03-22 18:05 EDT
MBTA Moves Forward with Plans to Eliminate Ridership Fare — The Heights The HeightsThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) plans to implement a completely cashless fare collection system over the next two years.
2019-03-21 22:28 EDT
Norfolk state rep wants details from MBTA on Chinese-built trains The Sun ChronicleNORFOLK — State Rep. Shawn Dooley is demanding to know if the parts for MBTA trains being assembled in Springfield are actually being built by low-wage ...
2019-03-21 21:30 EDT
It’s Official: Two Brave Commuters Set a World Record on the MBTA Boston magazineAfter they set out to hit every single stop on the MBTA, two brave commuters have officially set a Guinness World Record for the fastest time.
2019-03-22 11:56 EDT
On first day of recreational marijuana sales in Greater Boston, MBTA Green Line 'D' Branch starts repairs, interrupted service MassLive.comAs the New England Treatment Access Brookline business prepares for its first recreational marijuana sales on Saturday, the company is encouraging visitors to ...
2019-03-22 14:32 EDT
This Twitter account tells you the general mood of MBTA riders by the hour The Boston GlobeThe Twitter bot, called @MBTA_Mood, scans tweets and then analyzes them to gauge how commuters are feeling.
2019-03-13 03:00 EDT
Will MBTA fare hike prod state to take action? The Boston GlobeWas this the fare hike finally heard on Beacon Hill? The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's board of directors last week approved a 5.8 percent fare ...
2019-03-17 20:35 EDT
MA: MBTA fares increase and so do cries for accountability MassTransitMag.comThe watery dawn breaks through a thin cloud cover, brightening the darkness, but failing to fully illuminate it, and commuters shuffle, trot and quickly walk toward ...
2019-03-22 10:11 EDT
State Lawmakers Say MBTA Hikes Unfair In Light Of Fare Evasion WBURState senators on Thursday slammed the MBTA's rollout of proposed fare hikes, arguing that outreach about the increases was insufficient and that the transit ...
2019-03-08 03:00 EST
MBTA to resume Blue Line service on Monday morning The Boston GlobeRegular MBTA Blue Line *service* resumed Monday morning, days after a 9-alarm fire at an East Boston casket company disrupted transportation along the line, ...
2019-03-17 21:31 EDT
Bridge Work Marks Milestone on MBTA Green Line Extension Engineering News-RecordDemolition on the first of three Somerville bridges being rebuilt for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's $2.3-billion Green Line Extension was ...
2019-03-20 11:17 EDT
The Circular Conversation Around The MBTA's Future wgbh.orgA severe lack of planning surrounding the development and funding of the T has been on display during the recent public debates about MBTA fare hikes.
2019-03-18 07:16 EDT
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineMICHELLE WU AND PAUL REGAN took very different positions on the MBTA fare increase, but they both agree on the big picture needs of the transit authority.
2019-03-18 10:00 EDT
Read MBTA police's summary of St. Patrick's Day parade-related incidents Boston.comMBTA Transit Police officers took eight people into custody related to Sunday's St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston and “intercepted” dozens more ...
2019-03-18 15:03 EDT
MBTA Board Votes In Favor Of Fare Hike Proposal, With Some Changes WBURThe plan would raise fares by an average of about 6 percent. But the board also voted to keep bus fares and discount fares flat.
2019-03-11 03:00 EDT
Editorial: MBTA and universities should create a 'free' college student pass program The Boston GlobeBoston is the ultimate college town, and the MBTA and universities should create a “free” student pass program similar to what the City of Boston crafted with the ...
2019-03-18 00:01 EDT
MBTA Fare Hike Could Make Traffic Worse, Transportation Advocate Says wgbh.orgChris Dempsey of the group Transportation for Massachusetts says he believes the MBTA fare hike sends the wrong message, and could make Boston traffic ...
2019-03-12 14:27 EDT
First recreational pot shop accessible by MBTA opens Saturday WCVB BostonOne of the first companies to sell recreational marijuana in Massachusetts is preparing to open another location for recreational sales, and this one will be the ...
2019-03-22 11:48 EDT
Editorial: MBTA fare hikes hurt subway set Boston HeraldThe MBTA is raising fares, which has riders very upset and may ultimately drive them away.
2019-03-13 03:00 EDT
Blue Line service restored after massive blaze WCVB BostonThe MBTA resumed *service* Monday on the Blue Line between Airport and Wonderland stations on Monday morning. However, riders are warned to allow for ...
2019-03-18 05:33 EDT
MBTA is urged to shield bus riders, seniors, students from fare hikes The Boston GlobeBus riders, senior citizens, and students may yet see a reprieve from the MBTA fare hike, after members of the transit system's board of directors asked it to ...
2019-03-05 03:00 EST
Editorial: MBTA a hangout for homeless Boston HeraldThe MBTA has enough problems. The fact that those who ride the T have been so beset upon by the homeless that they've filed more than 130 complaints in the ...
2019-03-06 03:00 EST
Your MBTA bus ride may get a lot faster, but be prepared for fare inspections The Boston GlobeActivists and the MBTA are haggling over how to design a fair but effective system as they prepare for the benefits of a new fare collection setup.
2019-02-28 03:00 EST
New England Casket Co. fire: Neighborhood evacuated, MBTA shuts down portion of Blue Line MassLive.comFire officials say long night ahead expected as crews continue to battle massive fire.
2019-03-16 08:28 EDT
Troubled Danvers Taverns Bartender Is An Ex-MBTA Police Officer Danvers, MA PatchTroubled Tavern's Bartender Is An Ex-Cop - Danvers, MA - Ken Berg resigned from the MBTA Transit Police in 2017 after being accused of submitting fraudulent ...
2019-03-21 15:28 EDT
Legislators speak out against MBTA fare hike | News Andover TownsmanANDOVER — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's latest request for a fare increase drew opposition from state legislators Thursday night.
2019-03-14 02:00 EDT
MBTA lagging on some strategic goals Boston 25 NewsDespite steady progress toward achieving most of its goals for improvement, the MBTA is lagging on several infrastructures- and customer-related benchmarks ...
2019-03-06 03:00 EST
MBTA Control Board Members Speak In Favor Of New Revenue Sources WBURMembers of the MBTA financial oversight board are calling for additional revenue-raising measures even after voting to increase transit fares this week.
2019-03-15 08:00 EDT
MBTA Crews Restore Blue Line Service in Boston Following Fire and Flood Engineering News-Record*Service* resumed on March 18 for the Boston MBTA Blue Line following disruption from a fire that raged for two days at an East Boston casket company, forcing ...
2019-03-20 10:58 EDT
MBTA unveils first of 10 commuter rail locomotives undergoing facelift The Boston GlobeThe first of 10 refurbished commuter rail locomotives, overhauled in a $30 million initiative by the MBTA, was unveiled Thursday in Somerville after a year of ...
2019-02-28 03:00 EST
MBTA acknowledges homelessness concerns in trains and stations Boston HeraldThe MBTA — after initially denying that homeless people using the T as a refuge is a cause for concern — said in the wake of a Herald report on rider complaints ...
2019-03-05 03:00 EST
T fare increases will lead to service improvements: MBTA general manager Curbed BostonThe latest round of T and commuter-rail fare increases are necessary to improve *service*, according to Steve Poftak, general manager of the Massachusetts Bay ...
2019-02-25 03:00 EST
Pedestrian struck, killed by MBTA Commuter Rail train in Beverly WCVB BostonA man was struck and killed Saturday evening by a commuter rail train in Beverly, police said.
2019-03-16 21:56 EDT
With traffic so bad, is now really the time to raise MBTA fares? The Boston GlobeWith the costs of driving mostly stable and transit ridership in decline, will higher prices on the T only make traffic worse?
2019-02-25 03:00 EST
Door problems appear to be latest issue causing MBTA delays Boston 25 NewsDoor problems appear to be the latest thing preventing MBTA subway riders getting to and from their destinations on time.
2019-03-01 03:00 EST
MBTA is pushed to study air rights development at Cabot Yard The Boston GlobeThe most valuable piece of untapped real estate near downtown Boston might just be made of thin air.
2019-03-01 03:00 EST
MBTA signals deal with Alstom, Barletta Hornell Evening TribuneBOSTON, Mass. — A new partnership promises to bring additional work to several Alstom plants across the country, according those based in Hornell.This week ...
2019-03-07 22:51 EST
MBTA gets mostly passing grades in advocate report card The Boston GlobeBut the transit agency may struggle to meet major goals in future years, according to a coalition of groups.
2019-03-08 03:00 EST
Struggling MBTA pension fund took $150 million hit in 2018 The Boston GlobeLosses on investments, layered on top of payouts to retirees and beneficiaries, meant the MBTA fund took in less than half of the $275 million that flowed out of ...
2019-02-25 03:00 EST
Homeless on the MBTA: Riders cite ‘frightening and unpleasant’ situations Boston HeraldThe MBTA has become a refuge for the homeless causing friction with riders, ghggfoul stenches, public drinking and “frightening and unpleasant” situations.
2019-03-04 03:00 EST
Legislators fight MBTA fare hikes Worcester TelegramBOSTON - The MBTA proposal to hike fares on subways, trains and commuter rail is causing an uproar throughout greater Boston, and among Worcester-area ...
2019-03-03 03:00 EST
Michelle Wu's latest campaign push: Fare-free MBTA Dorchester ReporterCan the state afford to move to a fare-free transit system? Boston City Councillor Michele Wu thinks so. “Fare-free transit is about the idea that we should be ...
2019-03-07 03:00 EST
MBTA riders to Massachusetts transportation officials: Fix 'abysmal service' before raising the cost to ride MassLive.comDozens of people, including transit activists, public officials, religious leaders, and residents testified, raising nearly every complaint the transportation authority ...
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
MBTA fare hike meeting turns into impromptu public hearing in Worcesters Union Station lobby Worcester TelegramWORCESTER - What MTBA officials had hoped would be a "community meeting" Wednesday night on a proposed fare increase was turned instead into an ...
2019-03-06 03:00 EST
MBTA Proposes Fare Hikes To Start in Summer 2019 | News Harvard CrimsonCambridge residents discussed a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority proposal to raise fares for a range of public transportation options, including rail ...
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
MBTA Transit Officers Charged In Connection With Beating Of Homeless Man WBURProsecutors say a former transit police officer who allegedly beat a homeless man and two sergeants who allegedly tried to cover up the excessive use of force ...
2019-03-06 03:00 EST
Editorial: MBTA pension system operates like a Ponzi scheme The Boston GlobeAs MBTA proposes yet another fare hike, it's time the agency and union officials reform an unsustainable pension system that's being balanced on the backs of ...
2019-02-25 03:00 EST
Elected officials blast planned MBTA fare hikes BayStateBannerAt a public meeting hosted by the MBTA last week, elected officials and commuters slammed the transportation agency's recent proposal of a 6.3 percent ...
2019-03-06 03:00 EST
Emerson to work with MBTA for a cheaper semester pass Berkeley BeaconThe college plans to work with the MBTA to create an exclusive, discounted semester pass for fall 2019 following a proposed fare increase on Jan. 21 for public ...
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
WU takes on the MBTA — PRESSLEY ready to question COHEN — BAKER's housing agenda PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. EXCLUSIVE: WU TAKES ON THE MBTA — When the MBTA huddles to hear from the public about a fare increase ...
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
This state rep used a can of AriZona Iced Tea to make a point about why the MBTA shouldn't raise fares The Boston GlobeDuring a vexed public hearing Wednesday night in regard to the MBTA's plan to raise fares, state Representative Tommy Vitolo used a canned beverage to ...
2019-02-28 03:00 EST
MBTA fares could go up in July and transit advocates aren't happy Boston Business JournalElected officials and public transit advocates are gearing up to register their displeasure with a proposed 6.3 percent fare increase that MBTA officials are ...
2019-02-26 03:00 EST
MBTA Seeks Input on Proposals Revere JournalSeeks Input on Proposals As part of its Better Bus Project the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) is seeking opinions from bus riders on three new ...
2019-03-07 03:00 EST
Doom and gloom over MBTA's pension system is an overreaction The Boston GlobeWorkers and the MBTA contribute to the pension fund based on a formula, not happenstance.”
2019-03-04 03:00 EST
Chamber and Officials Hear from MBTA Lynn JournalNorth Shore business leaders know transportation is the key to the area's economic future and on Tuesday, through the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce, they ...
2019-03-15 12:36 EDT
Tobin Bridge construction project to cause 'significant traffic' in Chelsea; MBTA offering some free bus services MassLive.comImprovements on the Tobin Bridge are likely to have severe traffic impacts for those north of Boston.
2019-03-15 08:38 EDT
Boston mayor's transportation plan targets rideshare, MBTA, speeding WCVB BostonThe mayor want to lower speed limits on neighborhood streets and change where rideshare vehicles pick up passengers.
2019-03-07 03:00 EST
MassDOT disputes report that it, MBTA are in trouble Boston HeraldA new report says the MBTA and MassDOT are falling billions of dollars behind on funding — though the agencies are saying some of the numbers are wrong.
2019-02-21 03:00 EST
MBTA board member says transit agency may be leaning too hard on riders Boston Business JournalReducing the MBTA's budget deficit next year and improving *service* will be possible thanks to new revenue from proposed fare increases, according to the ...
2019-03-05 03:00 EST
All quiet as MBTA opens Blue Hill Avenue Station Boston HeraldThe wind made more noise than passengers, who were largely absent Monday afternoon, at the MBTA's gleaming new Blue Hill Avenue Station on its opening ...
2019-02-25 03:00 EST
Live MBTA service updates and alerts Boston.comFollow the very latest from the MBTA on Boston.com.
2019-03-04 03:00 EST
Raging fire at East Boston business prompts evacuations, MBTA disruption WCVB BostonBoston firefighters ordered evacuations and the suspension of Blue Line *service* as they worked to extinguish an inferno burning in the East Boston Casket ...
2019-03-15 18:42 EDT
Are Transit Fares Fair? wgbh.orgPublic meetings hosted by the MBTA have featured many variations of one complaint: riders don't want to pay more for less.
2019-03-01 03:00 EST
Several MBTA Trains Under Delay Amid Snowstorm NBC10 BostonSeveral MBTA lines are under a delay Monday morning following a powerful snowstorm that blanketed the region overnight. About 10 delays and a couple of ...
2019-03-04 03:00 EST
On Beacon Hill, talk again turns to transportation revenue Boston HeraldBOSTON (AP) — With another MBTA fare hike looming this summer, talk on Beacon Hill and beyond is again turning to additional ways to help pay for the state's ...
2019-03-16 12:31 EDT
BRUCE AYERS: MBTA commuters deserve more reliable options The Patriot LedgerThe MBTA recently held a public meeting to unveil plans for the construction project at the North Quincy Station, which began two weeks ago.After attending this ...
2019-03-05 03:00 EST
Snowstorm Preparation And Planning Underway For MBTA, Road Crews CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) — Preparations for Monday's early morning storm were underway hours beforehand. Travel impacts during the morning commute were a key ...
2019-03-03 03:00 EST
MBTA Green Line resumed from Lechmere to North Station The Boston GlobeMBTA Green Line trolley *service* was replaced with shuttle buses between North Station and Lechmere during the afternoon rush hour on Friday. *Service* was ...
2019-03-02 03:00 EST
MBTA Releases ID Of Man Killed By Train In Beverly Beverly, MA PatchBEVERLY, MA -- MBTA Transit Police identified the man hit and killed by a commuter rail train in Beverly Saturday afternoon as Michael Matuzek, 57, of Beverly.
2019-03-18 15:57 EDT
Sen. Cindy Friedman encourages MBTA to rescind proposal Wicked LocalThe following article was submitted to the Lexington Minuteman. Sen. Cindy F. Friedman, D-Arlington, recently submitted a letter opposing the Massachusetts ...
2019-03-08 15:12 EST
Alstom to provide signaling technology to MBTA Red, Orange Lines Railway Track & StructuresAlstom will provide new signaling technology for use on the Red and Orange Lines of the Boston subway system, as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation ...
2019-03-04 03:00 EST
Bowdoin MBTA Station Reopen After Firefighters Investigate Smoke Boston, MA PatchBOSTON — Bowdoin Square T stop is back open after it closed for about an hour earlier as firefighters investigated a report of smoke. MBTA officials tell Patch ...
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
Boston: Unanimous opposition to MBTA fare hike at public hearing World Socialist Web SiteThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is planning to impose fare increases averaging 6.3 percent on its bus, subway and commuter rail riders ...
2019-03-02 03:00 EST
MBTA's Better Bus Project could boost low-income communities The Huntington NewsBoston commuters spend an average of 164 hours stuck in traffic per year, making Boston the most congested city in the country, according to the INRIX Global ...
2019-02-28 03:00 EST
Gears turning on BEACON HILL — Stop & Shop STRIKE — Should the MBTA raise fares? PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. GEARS TURNING ON BEACON HILL — As we enter the final week of February, there's no doubt the new legislative ...
2019-02-25 03:00 EST
Battery-Operated Buses to be Tested by the MBTA Next Month Up To BostonBoston, MA– The MBTA has been making adjustments to their system over the past few years, and some recent changes focus on reducing pollution in and ...
2019-03-18 07:58 EDT
Brookline Joins MBTA Youth Pass Program Brookline, MA PatchBrookline joins MBTA Youth Pass program - Brookline, MA - Soon young people in Brookline who quality can get a special reduced fare MBTA Youth Pass.
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
MBTA Control Board Votes to Hike Rail, Subway Fares U.S. News & World ReportBOSTON (AP) — Commuters may soon find out if they will have to pay more to ride the commuter rail, subway, and buses in the Boston area.
2019-03-11 17:07 EDT
Somerville Bridge Demolition for Green Line Extension Project Slated to Start Friday Night NBC10 BostonAs work continues on the MBTA's multi-billion dollar Green Line extension project in three Massachusetts communities, a major bridge is set to be demolished ...
2019-03-22 14:40 EDT
Construction for Green Line Expansion Underway in Somerville NECNConstruction to expand the Green Line is now underway in Somerville, Massachusetts. It's all part of the MBTA's multi-billion dollar Green Line extension project ...
2019-03-23 09:41 EDT
Owl Delays MBTAs Green Line In Brookline Brookline, MA PatchOwl Delays MBTA's Green Line In Brookline - Brookline, MA - The MBTA did, in fact, give a hoot Friday.
2019-03-02 03:00 EST
MBTA update would connect Arlington Center with Sullivan Square Wicked LocalAs the MBTA considers nearly 50 updates to its bus line *service*, Arlington could see new transportation options, including new *service* to Arlington Center.
2019-02-22 03:00 EST
MWRTA offers new Rte. 20 shuttle, phone app for riders Wicked LocalThe phone application will be rolled out first to riders on commuter shuttles, which link with the MBTA's Green Line and commuter rail trains, then to riders on all ...
2019-03-23 13:08 EDT
MBTA says improved relaibility could boost bus ridership on the South Shore Wicked LocalThe number of bus commuters is trending down in line with a nationwide move away from mass transit, but transit officials said Monday that the effects are felt ...
2019-02-26 12:38 EST
A year-long bridge closure is happening for Green Line Extension work. Here’s what to know. Boston.comOverall, three bridge closures are planned in Somerville. Read more on Boston.com.
2019-03-21 18:52 EDT
Forum on MBTA fare increase is Thursday | Haverhill Eagle-TribuneANDOVER — There will be a public hearing at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Old Town Hall, 20 Main St, Andover to discuss proposed fare increases on the MBTA.
2019-03-05 03:00 EST
Expect delays on Tobin and Route 1 Wicked LocalBeginning April 1, lane closures on the Tobin Bridge northbound will be put in place for bridge renovation and construction, the state Department of ...
2019-03-23 20:36 EDT
Safety improvements sought for Central Ave. MBTA stop Milton TimesMilton, MA- State representatives say increased safety measures are needed at the Central Avenue MBTA trolley stop after three people were injured when a car ...
2019-02-26 03:00 EST
What to know about the opening of Brookline’s recreational marijuana dispensary Boston.comMore than four months after the state's first recreational marijuana dispensaries opened, the first Boston-area adult-use pot shop is slated to open.
2019-03-15 03:00 EDT
Blue Hill Avenue Commuter Rail Station Opens WBURThe new $16.9 million commuter rail station opened Monday morning after passing final inspections.
2019-02-25 03:00 EST
Cohasset police log, March 11-17 - News - Cohasset Mariner - Cohasset, MA Wicked LocalThe following are excerpts from the Cohasset police log for Monday, March 11, through Sunday, March 17. The log is public record and available for review.
2019-03-23 07:06 EDT
Newton's mayor delays revamping citywide zoning The Boston GlobeAmid debates over development, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said planning officials will “slow the pace” on drafting new zoning rules.
2019-03-22 13:17 EDT
Chilling new details emerge in Boston kidnapping, rape case WABC-TVBOSTON -- Victor Pena, the Charlestown man accused of kidnapping and repeatedly raping a 23-year-old woman over three days in January, told his horrified ...
2019-03-21 10:10 EDT
Work on Chelsea Curves raises commuter ire The Salem NewsPEABODY — X-ray technician Karen Walsh works at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and to get to work by 7:30 a.m., she has to leave the house by ...
2019-03-21 12:16 EDT
Here are the changes Massport is proposing for Uber and Lyft at Logan airport Boston.comMassport plans to contain pick-ups and drop-offs at the airport to one location, among other proposals. Read more on Boston.com.
2019-03-22 12:34 EDT
9-Alarm Fire Rips Through New England Casket Co. East Boston Times-Free PressLouis Tobia Jr.'s Italian grandfather, who founded the New England Casket Company on Bennington Street in East Boston more than 75 years ago, invented the ...
2019-03-22 03:28 EDT

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Reception planned for Massachusetts woman killed in Ethiopia crash Boston.comSHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The parents of a Massachusetts woman who died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this month are planning a reception to honor ...
2019-03-23 11:36 EDT
Tick season begins in Massachusetts WWLP.comEASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Ticks are mostly just an annoyance when you're trying to enjoy the outdoors, but they can also be harmful to you and your ...
2019-03-23 12:45 EDT
What would go on a new Massachusetts state flag? Curbed BostonThere is a movement underway to alter the current banner, which some say is woefully disrespectful to Native Americans and needlessly violent.
2019-03-22 06:26 EDT
Massachusetts unemployment at 3 percent, better than national average MassLive.comMassachusetts added 20300 jobs from From February 2018 to February 2019.
2019-03-22 12:21 EDT
Teetering on the edge: Why nursing homes are closing across Massachusetts SouthCoastToday.comLori Ferrante's got a lot on her mind.She oversees Elizabeth Seton Residence, one of the highest ranked nursing homes in the state, which historically has ...
2019-03-23 15:04 EDT
Massachusetts sailor who died at Pearl Harbor accounted for after 78 years Boston.comPITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A sailor from Massachusetts who died when the Japanese sank the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 has ...
2019-03-22 14:39 EDT
Should Massachusetts cap the number of ride-sharing drivers? The Boston GlobeRead two views and vote in our informal online poll.
2019-03-22 16:08 EDT
This Michigan beer might be the best IPA available in Massachusetts Boston.comSeveral years ago, I had a coworker who, to lighten the mood toward the end of a difficult meeting, would say, “If it were easy they'd call it beer.''It's a goo.
2019-03-23 05:00 EDT
Massachusetts sailor who died at Pearl Harbor accounted for Boston HeraldPITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A sailor from Massachusetts who died when the Japanese sank the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 has ...
2019-03-22 11:06 EDT
Massachusetts man saved by 2 officers after losing arm in industrial accident Atlanta Journal ConstitutionA Massachusetts man is alive thanks to the quick response from two police officers.
2019-03-23 03:35 EDT
Snow to hit Massachusetts overnight into Saturday; Up to 8 inches expected in parts of Berkshires MassLive.comWednesday may have marked the start of spring, but a winter storm is heading towards Massachusetts.
2019-03-22 11:25 EDT
Improving safety measures for disabled elders in Massachusetts WWLP.comThe Department of Public Health is working on improving safety measures for disabled elders in Massachusetts.
2019-03-22 15:47 EDT
How Much Should Massachusetts Pay To Close Gaps Between Rich and Poor Students? wgbh.orgThree different bills scheduled for a legislative hearing Friday differ on the funding prescribed for districts that educate large numbers of low-income students.
2019-03-21 20:17 EDT
Shoppers report seeing a ghost roaming the aisles of a Massachusetts grocery store Yahoo FinanceTypically, the scariest thing you'll encounter at a grocery store is long lines at the checkout or an expired coupon. For shoppers in Wilmington, Mass. it's an ...
2019-03-23 14:22 EDT
Beyond Massachusetts, states struggle to limit marijuana behemoths The Boston GlobeMassachusetts is not the only state struggling to limit the dominance of large marijuana companies. Maryland bars companies from owning more than one store, ...
2019-03-21 12:40 EDT
Sign of the times: Rethinking the Massachusetts state seal in 2019 GazetteNETFor the past 239 years, Massachusetts residents have lived in a state with a seal and a flag depicting a Native American man, a sword and the state motto written ...
2019-03-22 15:51 EDT
Massachusetts gets failing grade on lead in school drinking waters MassLive.comMassachusetts brought home a "D" on its latest report card in responding to lead drinking water in schools, an issue that spurred lawmakers to propose requiring ...
2019-03-22 08:44 EDT
Why Has Massachusetts Short Changed Low Income College Students? wgbh.orgAs a state that prides itself on the excellence of its higher education, Massachusetts falls far behind the rest of the country in aiding low-income students.
2019-03-21 09:14 EDT
Massachusetts Blue Ribbon calf sale being held at the Big E this weekend WWLP.comWEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The Massachusetts Blue Ribbon Calf sale is being held at the Mallory Complex at the Big E Saturday. Proceeds from the ...
2019-03-22 15:42 EDT
Devin McCourty, Patriots teammates voice support for Education PROMISE Act Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — State officials and legislative leaders sounded an optimistic tone Friday that a long-sought overhaul of the education funding formula to help ...
2019-03-22 15:39 EDT
Colorful artworks capture home, from Mumbai to Massachusetts The Boston GlobeMAYNARD — All the places we have been simmer in the stew of our imaginations. Siddharth Choudhary grew up in India and lived in Mumbai, Paris, and Hong ...
2019-03-20 17:02 EDT
Congressional lawmakers to hold town halls across Massachusetts this week MassLive.comSeveral members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation will address constituents during town hall-style events planned to take place across the state this ...
2019-03-21 13:58 EDT
'No data' to support safe injection sites in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker says MassLive.comGov. Charlie Baker reiterated his opposition to safe injection sites during an interview on WGBH Thursday afternoon saying “there was nothing” in the ...
2019-03-21 13:31 EDT
Windfall, they said. Why Massachusetts marijuana tax collections are disappointing 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 21:04 EDT
Swastikas, other anti-Semitic graffiti defaces Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts NBC NewsSwastikas, other anti-Semitic graffiti deface the Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts. Authorities are investigating it as a possible hate crime.
2019-03-20 21:00 EDT
What does opioid prescription levels being down mean for western Massachusetts? WWLP.comSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The White House on Tuesday said opioid prescription levels have decreased by 25 percent. They also pointed out a slowing in ...
2019-03-21 18:38 EDT
More than a thousand packages cover Massachusetts interstate following UPS truck crash (Video) MassLive.comEmergency responders spent hours cleaning up a crash scene after more than a thousand packages scattered across a Massachusetts roadway.
2019-03-21 06:23 EDT
How Massachusetts Can Help Fix The Doctor Burnout Crisis WBURTwo bills before the Legislature would let doctors be doctors, and allow Massachusetts to once again lead our country toward a better health care system, writes ...
2019-03-20 05:01 EDT
Celebrity bartending event raises money for the Western Massachusetts Boy Scouts WWLP.comMayor Domenic Sarno, Councilman Michael Fenton, and Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood were behind the bar.
2019-03-21 21:32 EDT
Massachusetts House to consider paying for family planning services that lose federal money under new Title X rule MassLive.comThe Massachusetts House plans to vote on a bill that would set aside state money to fund women's reproductive health centers if they lose federal funding under ...
2019-03-22 16:18 EDT
Property tax relief in western Massachusetts, are you eligible? WWLP.comIf a homeowner meets certain requirements, their city or town may offer exemptions on their property tax. For homeowners on a fixed income, property taxes can ...
2019-03-22 16:46 EDT
Rain, snow likely Thursday, Friday in Massachusetts MassLive.comStorms are heading towards Massachusetts this week.
2019-03-20 07:15 EDT
These are the hidden titans of Mass. marijuana The Boston GlobeFirst in a series. Robert Leidy, scion of a wealthy Palm Beach family, struck a serious pose that night before officials in the small town of Athol. In a dark suit and ...
2019-03-21 11:37 EDT
Women are scarce on many Massachusetts public boards, report finds MassLive.comOn the state's 50 most prominent public boards and commissions, women are just 22 percent of the CEOs, 34 percent of board chairs and 39 percent of board ...
2019-03-19 16:52 EDT
Massachusetts Short 170K Low-Income Rental Units Banker & TradesmanAlthough Massachusetts compares favorably to other states, a new report indicates the commonwealth still has a shortage of affordable housing to meet the ...
2019-03-19 11:44 EDT
Allergy Forecast: Heres When Season Will Peak In Massachusetts Patch.comAllergy Forecast: Here's When Season Will Peak - Boston, MA - Break out the tissues. Here's when the allergy season is expected to peak in Massachusetts this ...
2019-03-22 10:15 EDT
Massachusetts child rape case fugitive found in Alabama WSFAPutting nearly 1200 miles between himself and law enforcement in Bristol County, Massachusetts, wasn't far enough away, it turns out, for fugitive Brian Jesus ...
2019-03-19 13:50 EDT
Massachusetts Sends Men to Prison for Addiction Treatment, But Not Women. A Lawsuit Says That’s Discriminatory - Hit & Run : Reason.com ReasonBRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS/NewscomMassachusetts is the only state in the U.S. that sends people to prison for addiction treatment, and it only does so for ...
2019-03-19 15:45 EDT
Once Offered for $90M, This Massive Massachusetts Mansion Is Now $38M SF GateA massive estate in Brookline, MA, custom-built for Reebok founder Paul Fireman recently had a hefty $31 million price cut. Known as Woodland Manor, the ...
2019-03-19 15:15 EDT
Fall River, Massachusetts: Jewish cemetery vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti World Socialist Web SiteThe anti-Semitic incident in Fall River took place just days after the March 15 attack at two Muslim mosques in New Zealand.
2019-03-23 00:04 EDT
Prison visitation policies could change in Massachusetts WWLP.comThe state's Black and Latino Legislative Caucus is working on a bill to help Massachusetts inmates, and their families.
2019-03-20 19:07 EDT
Patriots Players Testify In Support Of Massachusetts Education PROMISE Act NESNNew England Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater, cornerback Jason McCourty and safeties Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon are testifying in support of ...
2019-03-22 12:33 EDT
Hundreds of activists gather to support conversion therapy in Massachusetts WWLP.comThe Massachusetts Family Institute is leading the opposition efforts for a bill that would ban sexual orientation counseling for minors.
2019-03-20 19:24 EDT
Massachusetts Lottery seeks piece of the action amid growing gaming industry MassLive.comWhile lawmakers weigh whether to further expand gaming to allow sports betting and to authorize gambling to legally spread online, the head of the ...
2019-03-22 15:24 EDT
Customers going to new Brookline pot shop urged to ride T WESTERNMASSNEWS.comBROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A recreational pot shop opening in Brookline is the first in the immediate Boston-area and the first within close proximity to MBTA ...
2019-03-23 09:17 EDT
Massachusetts state troopers reported to have set ticket quotas Bangor Daily NewsA group of Massachusetts state troopers who patrolled the turnpike were directed to issue a certain number of tickets while on duty or risk losing out on lucrative ...
2019-03-19 12:33 EDT
Embattled unions growing in Massachusetts SouthCoastToday.comTyrone C. Housey looks across the country and sees teachers walking out of schools, workers fighting unfair labor practices and regular attacks coming from the ...
2019-03-23 16:00 EDT
World War II memorial in Massachusetts vandalized with oil, officials say Fox NewsAuthorities in Massachusetts are investigating who was behind an act of vandalism on Monday at a World War II memorial that left the site covered in an oily ...
2019-03-19 11:37 EDT
Gov. Charlie Baker calls for accountability if Massachusetts increases education funding MassLive.comGov. Charlie Baker urged lawmakers Friday morning to consider a bill that not only increases education funding, but holds low-performing school districts in ...
2019-03-22 11:30 EDT
Prosecutor: 5 found dead after house fire in Massachusetts murder-suicide Boston.comSHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A father of three appears to have killed his wife and his children, then taken his own life and set fire to the family home in rural ...
2019-03-15 11:42 EDT
US Rep. Pressley Says She'll Protect the Affordable Care Act U.S. News & World ReportBOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley says she'll fight for policies that protect and defend the Affordable Care Act.
2019-03-23 17:25 EDT
The Status of Cannabis in Massachusetts Press HeraldRecreational use of cannabis is now legal in Massachusetts. This is a massive victory for personal freedom and a clear sign of progress for those still in dire ...
2019-03-18 10:31 EDT
The 1st Recreational Pot Shop in the Boston Area Has Opened U.S. News & World ReportBROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A recreational pot shop opening in Brookline is the first in the immediate Boston-area and the first within close proximity to MBTA ...
2019-03-23 15:34 EDT
Hacker accessed employee tax forms at quasi-public Massachusetts agency MassLive.comA hacker infiltrated a quasi-public Massachusetts state agency and accessed payroll data for 164 current and former state employees. The breach at ...
2019-03-19 12:17 EDT
Defensive Effort Leads BC Past No. 3 Massachusetts, into Hockey East Tournament Final The HeightsDavid Cotton opened the scoring in the first period, and BC men's hockey used a great defensive effort to beat Massachusetts and keep its season alive.
2019-03-23 00:24 EDT
Gas prices continue to rise in RI, Massachusetts WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Higher demand and decreasing oil stocks have helped drive up the average cost of a gallon of gas in Rhode Island 6 cents.
2019-03-18 16:10 EDT
Bear family moved from Massachusetts highway median Boston.comTEMPLETON, Mass. (AP) — A portion of a Massachusetts highway was shut down while state wildlife officials moved a family of bears that had set up a den in ...
2019-03-14 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Man Arrested for Keeping a TV Mistakenly Delivered to His Home The Epoch TimesA man in Massachusetts is facing criminal charges for accepting a big-screen television that a delivery agency mistakenly dropped off at his home.
2019-03-19 18:31 EDT
New England Patriots players will lobby for Massachusetts education funding bill MassLive.comDevin McCourty, Duron Harmon and Jason McCourty will speak at a legislative hearing in support of the PROMISE Act.
2019-03-19 09:22 EDT
Cat that went missing 5 years ago in Massachusetts finally found Boston.comCat that went missing in Mass. 5 years ago finally found. Read more on Boston.com.
2019-03-14 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts named 'most innovative state' in 2019 WalletHub report MassLive.comA 2019 WalletHub report ranks Massachusetts as the country's most innovative state.
2019-03-18 08:25 EDT
Pet Project 2019: Animals available for adoption in Massachusetts on March 20 MassLive.comThese animals are available for adoption in shelters across Massachusetts.
2019-03-20 06:30 EDT
St. Albans man killed by his own pickup truck on Massachusetts highway Lewiston Sun JournalCANTON, Mass. (AP) – Massachusetts State Police say a Maine man struck and killed by his own pickup truck on a highway near Boston may have suffered ...
2019-03-19 09:57 EDT
Boston, Worcester and Springfield police increase patrols at Massachusetts mosques following New Zealand shootings MassLive.comPolice in Massachusetts' three largest cities are increasing patrols at mosques following shootings at two New Zealand mosques that left 49 people dead.
2019-03-15 03:00 EDT
How Massachusetts Pays For Its Schools wgbh.orgAs school districts around Massachusetts struggle to balance their budgets, lawmakers are considering changing the state's formula for funding schools. Gov.
2019-03-05 03:00 EST
Timing: Here’s when it’s forecast to rain in Massachusetts on Friday Boston.comThe National Weather *Service* is predicting rain will arrive in the region Friday with scattered showers possible throughout the day. Read more on Boston.com.
2019-03-14 03:00 EDT
Search for Massachusetts Man on Mount Washington Trails Suspended NECNA search for a Massachusetts man missing since March 10 has led investigators to look for clues on Mount Washington trails in New Hampshire, but so far, none ...
2019-03-19 08:15 EDT
Massachusetts High Court Narrows Warrantless Searches NewBostonPostBeing seen going into residential building with a gun doesn't provide police with enough justification to search an apartment without a warrant, the.
2019-03-17 09:46 EDT
Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti | TheHill The HillMore than 30 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti over the weekend.
2019-03-19 10:51 EDT
Voting Is Often Futile. Massachusetts Can Make It Matter WBURThe Legislature is considering a solution: ranked-choice voting, which Maine and a growing number of cities have adopted, writes Mac D'Alessandro.
2019-03-21 05:08 EDT
2 Massachusetts unclaimed $100000 lottery prizes about to expire Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Two people who bought lottery tickets in Massachusetts nearly a year ago may be sitting on $100,000 and not even know it. A lottery ...
2019-03-02 03:00 EST
Massachusetts man allegedly killed wife and kids before setting house on fire NBC NewsA Massachusetts man allegedly murdered his wife and three young children and then set his home on fire before killing himself, a district attorney said.
2019-03-19 15:44 EDT
Slippery roads possible Sunday with snow, freezing rain in Massachusetts MassLive.comCommunities in western and central Massachusetts will see 2-4 inches of snow on Sunday.
2019-03-09 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Cultural Council wants more taxpayer money amid lavish spending Boston HeraldThe free-spending Massachusetts Cultural Council is leaning on taxpayers for another $2 million budget hike -- even as staffers continue to ring up hefty tabs for ...
2019-03-17 19:06 EDT
Governor Baker Holding the Fort Against Clean-Needle Drug Injection Sites in Massachusetts NewBostonPostGovernor Charlie Baker continues to oppose so-called safe injection sites for drug addicts because they're illegal under federal law and he sees no hard.
2019-03-23 19:19 EDT
Report: Massachusetts cities and towns post strong tax growth Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — A new report says cities and towns in Massachusetts experienced their strongest revenue gains in a decade during a recent 12-month period.
2019-03-10 04:00 EDT
Massachusetts Sheriff applauds Trump's veto, border security stance WWLP.comWhen President Trump signed his first veto, rejecting a measure that would have blocked his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, Bristol ...
2019-03-18 21:17 EDT
The Notre Dame connection to an old mill town in Massachusetts Slap the SignNotre Dame has a historical connection to the town of Holyoke, Massachusetts that many Irish faithful don't really know about.
2019-03-19 14:42 EDT
Massachusetts closer to being part of bloc bypassing Electoral College Boston HeraldAs more states sign onto a national anti-Electoral College compact, Massachusetts moves closer to designating its electors based on the national popular vote ...
2019-03-19 20:55 EDT
Massachusetts State Police trooper Robert A. Sundberg convicted of rape of fellow trooper MassLive.comA Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of rape this week has been fired by the law enforcement agency. Robert A. Sundburg III was convicted on more ...
2019-03-21 08:03 EDT
Meet The Leaders Of Massachusetts' Youth Climate Strike WBURMassachusetts students will cut class Friday to demand action on climate change. Meet the two high school students leading the effort.
2019-03-15 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts SJC rules employees at Chang & Sons farm in Whately are entitled to overtime MassLive.comBOSTON — The state's highest court on Friday reversed a lower-court ruling and decided that employees at a Franklin County farm are entitled to be paid ...
2019-03-15 16:28 EDT
5 people found dead after structure fire in Massachusetts Boston 25 NewsAuthorities say five people have been found dead after a fire in a home in western Massachusetts.
2019-03-13 03:00 EDT
American Red Cross called to 17 emergencies in western Massachusetts last week WWLP.comMultiple fires have ravaged several homes and taken lives in western Massachusetts this past week.
2019-03-19 23:08 EDT
Should Massachusetts Change How Residents Vote? wgbh.orgFall River Mayor Jasiel Correia's recall and immediate re-election on Tuesday is bringing advocates for electoral reform to call for change in the state's voting ...
2019-03-13 03:00 EDT
Editorial: Massachusetts can do more to fight human trafficking The Boston GlobeThe attention on modern-day brothels should renew a push to tighten anti-human-trafficking laws in Massachusetts and serve as a reminder for law enforcement ...
2019-03-12 03:00 EDT
Study praises tech, but has suggestions for how Massachusetts can become a digital health hub The Boston GlobeThe report by MassBio and Deloitte Consulting announces the launch of MassConnect.DH as part of a plan to create more infrastructure around supporting ...
2019-02-27 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Sen. Don Humason announces run for Westfield mayor MassLive.comHumason's announcement came after Mayor Brian P. Sullivan announced that he would not run for re-election.
2019-03-21 09:50 EDT
Massachusetts police officer stabbed in chest Boston.comSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer has been stabbed in the chest by a man suspected of setting a fire. Ryan Walsh, a Springfield ...
2019-03-14 03:00 EDT
Woman who grew up in Massachusetts among those killed on Ethiopian plane The Boston GlobeSamya Stumo, 24, grew up in Sheffield and graduated from UMass Amherst in 2015 with a degree in anthropology and Spanish.
2019-03-12 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts solar firm aims to pair capitalism with environmental justice Energy News NetworkSunwealth investments include projects on the roofs of low-income residences, nonprofits and houses of worship.
2019-03-20 00:59 EDT
Ongoing Snags In Consequences Of Massachusetts Pot Laws 'Kinda Wild' New England Public RadioIn our look at news of the week, a medical marijuana patient told Massachusetts cannabis regulators in Springfield that she had surgery canceled at the.
2019-03-15 15:21 EDT
The Best of the Best Adult-Use Cannabis in Massachusetts LeaflyAs the number of open dispensaries finally begins to ramp up, Massachusetts cannabis consumers—as visitors from other states—face a dizzying array of ...
2019-03-07 03:00 EST
Thousands without power across Massachusetts WWLP.comThousands of people across the state of Massachusetts reported power outages Monday.
2019-02-25 03:00 EST
DraftKings opening new headquarters as it plans expansion WESTERNMASSNEWS.comBOSTON (AP) — One of Boston's largest tech companies is moving into a new corporate headquarters. Sports betting company DraftKings is unveiling its new ...
2019-03-23 12:54 EDT
SMART overcomes adversity at Massachusetts event Lewiston Sun JournalJAY — The Spruce Mountain Area Robotics Team (SMART) competed at the North Shore New England District FIRST Robotics Competition in Reading ...
2019-03-20 05:00 EDT
Humason Announces Run For Mayor Of Westfield, Massachusetts New England Public RadioMassachusetts state Sen. Don Humason is angling for a new job. The Westfield Republican announced early Thursday that he's running for mayor.
2019-03-22 09:45 EDT
Massachusetts AG's Office Aims To Clamp Down On Wage Theft wgbh.orgMore than 1000 Massachusetts workers were victims of wage theft last year.
2019-02-26 03:00 EST
Bill to Boost Massachusetts Lobster Processing Moves Ahead NECNA proposal that could clear the way for more lobster processing in Massachusetts has made it through the state Senate. Republican Sen. Bruce Tarr of ...
2019-03-12 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts State Police Had Quota System For Tickets, Prosecutors Say CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts State Police used a quota system for issuing tickets, according to newly released federal court documents. In the latest court ...
2019-03-19 11:28 EDT

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