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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Massachusetts AG Maura Healey says ICE courthouse arrests, politics 'fuel fear and create disruption' MassLive.comMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says the federal agents are not only stoking fear among immigrant families but potentially disrupting criminal ...
2019-05-24 15:03 EDT
Cambridge removes 'offensive' Massachusetts flag from City Hall as calls grow to replace it Fox NewsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. — As the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's landing approaches next year, there is a growing push to change the Massachusetts state ...
2019-05-23 17:36 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
Research & Commentary: Millionaire Taxes Won't Solve Bay State's Budget Shortfall The Heartland InstituteIn this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines an proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution that would create a new 4 percent surtax ...
2019-05-22 03:00 EDT
80-Year-Old Lynn Man Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud In Lottery Ticket-Cashing Scheme WBURClarance Jones pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit tax fraud and filing false tax returns in connection with a scheme in which he bought winning lottery tickets ...
2019-05-23 13:40 EDT
Mass. senators back Gov. Baker on drug pricing, excise taxes Boston Business JournalMassachusetts state senators sided with the governor on excise taxes and drug pricing control efforts, including language in their spending plan for the 2020 ...
2019-05-07 03:00 EDT
Restore Massachusetts Sales Tax To 5 Percent, Citizens for Limited Taxation Says | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostMassachusetts legislators should roll back the state's sales tax to 5 percent, where it was for decades until the state Legislature increased it in 2009, an anti-tax ...
2019-05-06 03:00 EDT
Warren's rebound? Massachusetts senator regains footing in polls Fox NewsSen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign didn't exactly catch fire despite jumping in early – her poll numbers sagged, her ancestry controversy hung over ...
2019-05-21 14:45 EDT
This man won million-dollar lotteries twice—now his wife has won $1 million too CNBCThe odds of winning a million-dollar lottery are already astronomical. So what are the odds of winning twice — and, then having your wife win too? Just ask ...
2019-05-21 11:30 EDT
2020 polls: Warren looks good among Democratic presidential candidates Vox.comThe headlines for the 2020 Democratic primary election polls are still the same — Joe Biden is well ahead of everybody else — but the most interesting trend is ...
2019-05-22 13:40 EDT
The First Big Democratic Primary Challenge of 2020 Is Happening In Massachusetts Mother JonesLabor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan announced this week that she is running for the U.S. Senate, challenging incumbent Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in ...
2019-05-22 14:07 EDT
Why Cambridge might remove the Massachusetts flag from its City Council chamber Boston.comCambridge leaders are joining a call to dismantle what they consider an offensive, lasting symbol of oppression and racism against Massachusetts' indigenous ...
2019-05-15 03:00 EDT
Lottery luck runs out on Lynn man’s $11.3 million scheme Boston HeraldA Lynn man who was called the state's top “suspicious” lottery winner decades ago has pleaded guilty to federal tax fraud charges in an $11.3 million lottery ...
2019-05-22 19:46 EDT
Saving money the road less traveled for Massachusetts Democrats Boston HeraldYou're just not paying enough in taxes, tolls and fees for the privilege of living in this big-government paradise. Which is why Democrats on Beacon Hill are ...
2019-04-30 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Statehouse hearing to focus on sports betting WWLP.comHow best to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts will be the focus of a pair of hearings at the Statehouse this week as lawmakers work to tackle the latest shift ...
2019-05-25 10:59 EDT
Prop 2 1/2 advocate Chip Faulkner dies | Local News The Sun ChronicleATTLEBORO — Anti-tax crusader Francis “Chip” Faulkner has died at age 73.
2019-05-24 20:15 EDT
Shannon Liss-Riordan announces 2020 primary campaign against Ed Markey Boston.comIt looks like Sen. Ed Markey is the next longtime Massachusetts elected official facing a primary challenge. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a high-profile labor rights ...
2019-05-20 11:17 EDT
How each 2020 Democratic presidential candidate could win The Washington PostNow that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has entered the 2020 Democratic primary, we think the field is set. (Okay, Georgia politician Stacey Abrams could ...
2019-05-25 06:00 EDT
Finances, Politics Stood In Way Of MGM-Wynn Deal WAMCRelative calm has returned to the burgeoning casino industry in Massachusetts after a week of uncertainty. It was triggered by word that MGM Resorts.
2019-05-24 10:33 EDT
Plan to Bring Cannabis Cafes to Massachusetts Moves Forward LeaflyState marijuana regulators have approved of a plan to slowly roll out cannabis cafes, where adults could consume in a social setting and at certain outdoor ...
2019-05-17 13:55 EDT
Elizabeth Warren decries big money in politics. Her campaign treasurer embodies it. Center for Public IntegrityFAIRFAX, Va. — With a sizable American flag as her backdrop and supporters toting signs reading “The Best President Money Can't Buy,” Elizabeth Warren ...
2019-05-23 04:59 EDT
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban Rolling StoneIn the absence of any meaningful action from Washington to address the increase in American mass shootings involving assault weapons, some states, like ...
2019-04-27 03:00 EDT
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
Delay Family Leave Taxes, Business and Labor Groups Say Banker & TradesmanState government should approve a three-month delay in payroll taxes needed to fund the new paid family and medical leave program, according to a coalition ...
2019-05-21 11:13 EDT
What WELD asked BAKER — WYNN some, lose some — DUNKIN' says NO POLITICS PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. WHAT WELD ASKED BAKER — William Weld, the former Massachusetts governor running against President Donald ...
2019-05-22 07:00 EDT
Politics Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he'd vote for Bill Weld over Donald Trump Boston.comGov. Charlie Baker has called himself a “Bill Weld Republican,” but it's another New England governor who is expressing support for Weld's campaign against ...
2019-05-20 16:55 EDT
House approves bill to aid casino bid by Massachusetts tribe Boston.comWASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved a bill reaffirming the right of a Massachusetts tribe to hold land in trust, a crucial step to building a ...
2019-05-15 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Mayor Sees Sexism Behind "Pete Whatever-His-Name-Is" Entering 2020 Race InsideSourcesMayor Dan Rivera of Lawrence, Massachusetts isn't impressed by Mayor Pete Buttigieg's credentials and doesn't understand why anyone else would be, either.
2019-05-24 15:13 EDT
Massachusetts prosecutors sue to block ICE arrests at courthouses CNNMassachusetts district attorneys and public defenders are filing a lawsuit Monday to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement from patrolling state ...
2019-04-29 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts bill would impose death penalty for cop killers Fox NewsCop killers in Massachusetts could face the death penalty under a new bill filed by lawmakers in response to a rash of police slayings in recent years. “Our law ...
2019-05-18 17:49 EDT
Massachusetts Democrats want to remove 'God' from oath of office Fox NewsDemocratic lawmakers in Massachusetts want to take "God" out of the oath of office for every elected official in the Bay State.
2019-05-01 03:00 EDT
Reflecting on an historic gay rights ruling, 15 years later: ANALYSIS ABC NewsMassachusetts started issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples 15 years ago. A writer reflects on how much things have changed ahead of the 2020 ...
2019-05-18 10:22 EDT
Massachusetts latest state to push ban on tackle football for kids Fox NewsLYNN, Mass. – Massachusetts is now the seventh state to consider banning tackle football for children in seventh grade and under, pointing to potential ...
2019-05-03 03:00 EDT
Warren Calls Fox News a ‘Hate-for-Profit Racket’ and Refuses an Appearance The New York TimesSenator Elizabeth Warren said she would not participate in a Fox News town hall-style event, but some of her 2020 Democratic rivals have taken up the ...
2019-05-14 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Senate Passes $42.8 Billion Budget For Fiscal Year 2020 framinghamsource.comThe following is a press release from Senate President Karen Spilka's office submitted to SOURCE. BOSTON – After adding $74.4 million in additional funding to ...
2019-05-24 20:25 EDT
Here's why Donald Trump is tweeting about Elizabeth Warren and a Massachusetts 'casino bill' Boston.comANALYSIS. WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump took a position Wednesday on one of the most obscure bills of his presidency. Shortly thereafter, the bill ...
2019-05-08 03:00 EDT
No Republicans named to anti-Citizens United commission created by Massachusetts ballot Question 2 MassLive.comThe "Citizens Commission" established to explore a constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court's campaign finance decision has nine Democrats ...
2019-05-02 03:00 EDT
More toll roads in Massachusetts deserve consideration, says Senate President Karen Spilka MassLive.comExpanding road tolls across Massachusetts and to the state's borders could be a way to generate new revenue to address growing transportation woes, Senate ...
2019-04-26 03:00 EDT
Can Bill Weld unseat Trump? Let’s look at the history of challenges to incumbent presidents. Washington PostRecently, Massachusetts' former Republican governor Bill Weld announced he will challenge President Trump in the Republican primaries for the 2020 election.
2019-04-29 03:00 EDT
Yep, Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Clean Up the Pentagon Mother JonesOne month after Sen. Elizabeth Warren formally launched her campaign for president, she leaned forward during a Senate hearing with senior Pentagon ...
2019-05-24 06:00 EDT
GOP challenger turns up heat on Trump: 'He would prefer an Aryan nation' ABC NewsFormer Gov. Bill Weld said President Donald Trump seems to prefer an.
2019-05-23 18:02 EDT
Massachusetts recreational marijuana sales top $100 million MassLive.comDuring the week of April 17-23 alone, marijuana shops sold $7.7 million worth of products.
2019-05-01 03:00 EDT
After Shark Attacks, Is Cape Cod Ready for Tourist Season? U.S. News & World ReportWELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — As Cape Cod's tourist season gets underway, there's uncertainty after two shark attacks — including Massachusetts' first fatal attack ...
2019-05-24 10:27 EDT
State lawmakers considering bill that would add more tolls to Massachusetts highways WWLP.comLawmakers are considering a bill that would add additional tolls to the Mass Pike and highways such as I-91.
2019-04-28 03:00 EDT
With 8 Hearings In One Day, How Can Massachusetts Lawmakers Do Their Jobs? New England Public RadioMassachusetts legislators on Beacon Hill are scheduled to vet more than 200 bills on Tuesday. There are eight joint committee hearings. Five are scheduled for ...
2019-05-06 04:02 EDT
Massachusetts Senate weighs no-interest loans for marijuana businesses MassLive.comState senators will decide this week whether to take the first step toward creating a no-interest loan fund managed by the state to help small, social equity ...
2019-05-21 12:54 EDT
Trump slams Mass. DAs for opposing ICE arrests in state's courthouses: 'These people don't mind crime' Fox NewsPresident Trump praised federal immigration officers as “heroes” on Wednesday and blasted Massachusetts district attorneys' efforts to help illegal migrants ...
2019-05-02 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Senate debates $42.7B state budget plan Fox BusinessThe Massachusetts Senate debated a proposed $42.7 billion annual state budget Tuesday as nursing home advocates, college students and others crowded ...
2019-05-21 17:03 EDT
Is the Entire Criminal-Justice System Hostage to Trump's Nutty Immigration Policy? EsquireA case out of Massachusetts might have the answer.
2019-05-02 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts schools serving four times as many students with autism as it did 15 years ago MassLive.comMassachusetts public schools are serving nearly twice as many students listed as having complex special needs and more than four times as many students on ...
2019-05-09 03:00 EDT
Northeastern University political science student Juan Gallego earns coveted Truman Scholarship to pursue career in politics News@Northeastern“These devastating disparities to the wellbeing and future of these students many times tested my leadership and motivated my passion for public *service*,” said ...
2019-05-02 03:00 EDT
Game of Thrones: Elizabeth Warren no longer supports Daenerys Targaryen Boston.com(Warning: spoilers ahead.) Sen. Elizabeth Warren is walking back her endorsement of Daenerys Targaryen. Last month, the Massachusetts senator and ...
2019-05-19 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
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
A Lesson of Sandy Hook: ‘Err on the Side of the Victims’ The New York TimesA tidal wave of aid bore witness to the power of human kindness, but the money that engulfed Newtown, Conn., also sowed division.
2019-05-25 13:04 EDT
Ben & Jerry's CEO says the ice cream company doesn't support Bernie Sanders Fox BusinessBen & Jerry's is distancing itself from co-founder Ben Cohen, an outspoken supporter of Bernie Sanders.
2019-05-24 14:33 EDT
Trump’s New Plan Would Require Immigrants to Pass a Test. Here’s What Happened When the U.S. Tried That Before TIMEBy 1917, anti-immigration campaigners succeeded in passing a literacy test for admission to the U.S. Here's what to know about that moment.
2019-05-20 18:12 EDT
What's behind lobbyist attempts to block casinos on Indigenous land? Center for Responsive PoliticsPresident Trump threw his weight against a bipartisan House bill last week that would affirm the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's right to 321 acres of land.
2019-05-22 11:09 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
Nurses reveal the 11 hardest parts of their job, from the death of patients to not having time to pee during a shift Business InsiderChallenges nurses face include long shifts, having to use time-consuming technology, and a lack of respect other people in the healthcare industry.
2019-05-24 12:33 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
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 House budget puts off decisions on taxes, sports betting Press HeraldBOSTON — A $42.7 billion state budget unveiled by House Democratic leaders on Wednesday proposes additional spending on education but pumps the ...
2019-04-10 03:00 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
Finally, it's Tax Day: Here are the 5 things you need to know to file your taxes USA TODAYIt's the last day to file your 2018 taxes before getting into hot water with the Internal Revenue *Service*. If you don't file your federal tax returns on time, you could ...
2019-04-15 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
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
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
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
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
Massachusetts Begins Round Two in Its Fight to Tax Millionaires Inequality.orgAfter a court loss dragged the Fair Share Amendment off the 2018 ballot, activists are back in front of the legislature to demand a fairer tax system.
2019-04-12 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
Seth Moulton Announces 2020 Bid For President NPRUpdated at 9:53 a.m. ET. Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is joining the large 2020 Democratic presidential field, touting a record of military *service*, bucking ...
2019-04-22 03:00 EDT
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Amherst residents become increasingly restless as infrastructure plans inch closer The Massachusetts Daily CollegianAmherst residents have concerns as the town's conversations surround the potential multimillion-dollar infrastructure plans.
2019-05-01 03:00 EDT
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
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
Ayanna Pressley’s Victory: A Political Earthquake That Reflects a Changed Boston The New York TimesBOSTON — The morning after her upset political victory, Ayanna Pressley ascended a stage in Dorchester a few blocks from the John F. Kennedy Presidential ...
2018-09-05 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
Tax Day 2019: When's the Last Day to File Taxes? Kiplinger's Personal FinanceFederal income tax returns are due April 15 for most taxpayers. However, some people have a little extra time. Are you one of them?
2019-04-11 09:03 EDT
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
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineSEN. ERIC LESSER of Longmeadow knows what's going to happen this season on Veep, but he's keeping it to himself. Lesser has been working since 2011 as ...
2019-04-05 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Airbnb regulations set to take effect in July 2019 Curbed BostonMany hosts of short-term rentals in Massachusetts through sites such as Airbnb will have to pay the same 5.7 percent state tax as hotels and will have to register ...
2018-12-28 03:00 EST
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 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
What to know about Massachusetts's new Airbnb law Boston.comThe new law to tax short-term rentals aligns Massachusetts with most other states in the country.
2019-01-16 03:00 EST
Another Massachusetts town considers plastic bag ban Tacoma News TribuneAnother Massachusetts town is considering a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.
2019-05-13 03:00 EDT
What you need to know about the 2020 Massachuetts presidential primary 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
The Republican Who Wants to Defeat ‘Malignant Narcissist’ Trump 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 ...
2019-04-15 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts voters uphold transgender rights law Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters on Tuesday supported a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination in public accommodations, ...
2018-11-06 03:00 EST
How Massachusetts' Republican Governor Has Remained So Resilient In A Blue State NPRMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is a Republican in one of the bluest states in the country. He's also the most popular governor and is expected to easily win ...
2018-11-02 03:00 EDT
Taxing the Wealthy Sounds Easy. It’s Not. The New York TimesTwo Democrats have proposed taxing the richest Americans at a higher rate. But if past efforts to use tax policy to target one group are a guide, they can backfire.
2019-02-01 03:00 EST
3 things to know about Massachusetts ballot Question 3 Boston.comIn 2016, Massachusetts enacted a milestone transgender rights law ensuring that individuals could use public restrooms and locker rooms according to their ...
2018-09-26 03:00 EDT

The MBTA

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Senate wants an outside review of MBTA Retirement Fund The Boston GlobeThe state Senate is pushing a proposal that would subject the privately run MBTA Retirement Fund to an outside review, the second such time it's approved a ...
2019-05-24 18:10 EDT
MBTA riders faced minor delays because 'There's a swan blocking the Orange Line tracks' The Boston GlobeThe bird delayed *service* for six minutes, officials said.
2019-05-24 05:53 EDT
Swan On The Tracks Briefly Stops MBTA Orange Line Trains CBS BostonSOMERVILLE (CBS) — A swan in Somerville slowed down the MBTA for Orange Line commuters Friday morning. The bird was spotted on the southbound track ...
2019-05-24 10:47 EDT
MBTA retirement exodus could hamper operations, watchdog says Boston HeraldA jump in MBTA retirements over the past few years following buyouts and early retirement options has contributed to the T's troubles staying staffed, and one ...
2019-05-22 19:26 EDT
Three years later, MBTA pension fund still has no permanent leader The Boston GlobeNearly three years after its director resigned, the MBTA Retirement Fund's board has yet to name a permanent replacement, adding to the uncertainty ...
2019-05-22 12:36 EDT
MBTA Now Needs At Least $10.1 Billion To Modernize Trains, New Analysis Finds WBURThe analysis shows the transit system's capital needs are about $2.8 billion higher than a previous estimate.
2019-05-13 03:00 EDT
The MBTA is freeing the most controversial ramp in Boston. Sort of. Boston.comThe ramp could soon be free — at times. During a meeting Monday, MBTA officials announced a plan to let Silver Line buses use a ramp in Boston's Seaport ...
2019-05-21 17:44 EDT
MBTA Red Line Service Resumes After Train Derailment in Dorchester NECN*Service* on the MBTA Red Line will resume after crews responded to a derailed train on Tuesday in Dorchester. Slight delays are expected as the train begins to ...
2019-05-21 09:30 EDT
Senator seeks probe of Chinese company making MBTA's subway cars The Boston GlobeChuck Schumer wants the federal government to step in and investigate whether a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security.
2019-05-19 11:58 EDT
Chuck Schumer wants a probe of the Chinese company making the new MBTA cars. Here’s why. Boston.comWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New ...
2019-05-19 12:51 EDT
How can MBTA handle increase in traffic as more commuters ditch their cars? Boston 25 NewsDrive on I-93 South or take public transit? Jassie Nova lives in a new building right next to the Forest Hills T stop in Jamaica Plain; for her the decision is a no ...
2019-05-20 21:57 EDT
MBTA puts price tag for fixing the system at $10 billion The Boston GlobeThe cost to fix or replace the MBTA's aging equipment and upgrade to new, modern infrastructure is now valued at a cool $10 billion, a dramatic jump from the ...
2019-05-13 03:00 EDT
Sen. Schumer Calls For Probe Of Rail Tech From Chinese Company That's Building MBTA Cars WBURThe Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese ...
2019-05-20 11:45 EDT
Four of five men wanted in alleged attack at MBTA station surrender Boston.comFour suspects who were clad in Bruins attire when they allegedly beat a man at the North Quincy MBTA station, leaving him with severe facial injuries, have ...
2019-05-15 03:00 EDT
Rail News - MBTA awards North Station signal system contract. For Railroad Career Professionals Progressive Rail RoadingThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)'s Fiscal and Management Control Board earlier this week awarded a $26.5 million contract to ...
2019-05-23 11:06 EDT
Summer MBTA schedule starts May 20 | Local News Gloucester Daily TimesBOSTON — Keolis Commuter Services, the MBTA's partner that operates the commuter rail, has announced that the spring/summer schedule for the MBTA ...
2019-05-14 03:00 EDT
MBTA riders helped out an ‘adorable’ four-legged passenger on the Red Line Boston.comMBTA commuters came to the aid of an unexpected passenger Monday morning. A baby squirrel snuck on an inbound Red Line car at Ashmont station, creating ...
2019-04-29 03:00 EDT
Police arrest 4 men for MBTA station assault Boston.comTransit police arrested four men in connection to an assault at the MBTA's North Quincy Station last week that authorities say left a victim with an injured face.
2019-05-15 03:00 EDT
Better Buses, Improved Reliability & New Fare Collection Coming To MBTA CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Few people complain as colorfully as those who commute on the MBTA. “It's miserable. If you have any other mode of transportation, ...
2019-05-16 23:10 EDT
MBTA falls short of yearly spending goals Boston HeraldThe MBTA will fall short of the nearly $1 billion it hoped to spend on capital projects this fiscal year as inadequate staffing levels and bureaucratic complexity ...
2019-05-07 03:00 EDT
New MBTA fare collection system is delayed The Boston GlobeThe MBTA's $700 million effort to convert to all-electronic fare collection is behind schedule, a blow to a high-profile project that the agency has cast as a near ...
2019-05-03 03:00 EDT
No Timeline For Delayed MBTA Fare Collection System WBURMBTA officials remained tight-lipped on Monday about the exact reasons for an expected delay in the roll out of an all-electronic fare collection system that T ...
2019-05-07 03:00 EDT
The MBTA wants to record new announcements about train etiquette to be played at stations The Boston GlobeAnd they're planning on bringing back Frank Oglesby Jr. to do the job.
2019-05-03 03:00 EDT
All-electronic MBTA fare system appears indefinitely delayed Curbed BostonThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's much-ballyhooed switch to an all-electronic fare collection system modeled after the one in London is unlikely ...
2019-05-06 03:00 EDT
MBTA blacksmiths apply old trade to new work Boston HeraldMike DiClemente is one of five MBTA blacksmiths who work out of the Everett Main Repair Facility, applying the time-honored trade to modern T needs, fixing ...
2019-05-05 03:00 EDT
In a 'reset,” MBTA puts $10.1b price tag on its capital needs Dorchester ReporterThe cost to replace all outdated equipment and infrastructure across the MBTA system with modern alternatives is about $2.8 billion more than the previous ...
2019-05-16 07:53 EDT
Equipment problems hamper key commuter rail safety project The Boston GlobeMassachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials are worried the agency will miss a key deadline to install a federally required safety system on the ...
2019-04-29 03:00 EDT
MBTA, Keolis Vow To Clean Property Neighbors Call A ‘Dangerous Eyesore’ CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Gordon Bedford pulled out a piece of paper tucked into a fence along Hyde Park Avenue in Jamaica Plain. “This is one of the tickets that come ...
2019-05-16 18:18 EDT
MBTA launches pilot connecting blind transit users with human AI technology WCVB BostonThe visual interpreter *service* will be available to users for free throughout the MBTA's subway, bus, ferry, and commuter rail systems.
2019-05-03 03:00 EDT
MASSterList Minute: Business leader's hot take on MBTA WCVB BostonCraig Sandler of the State House News *Service* reviews the top political stories of the week, including the letter a business leader wrote blasting the MBTA's la...
2019-05-17 15:49 EDT
4 men wanted in 'vicious' attack at MBTA station arrested WCVB BostonFour of five men wanted in connection with an attack that caused serious injuries to a victim at an MBTA station have been arrested, transit police said ...
2019-05-15 03:00 EDT
MBTA to overhaul more Commuter Rail locomotives from 1980s and 1990s WCVB BostonMBTA officials have approved expanding an ongoing project to rebuild older Commuter Rail locomotives, an effort which is supposed to add 20 years to their ...
2019-04-30 03:00 EDT
MBTA Red Line Derails in Dorchester Shuttle Buses Deployed NECNAn MBTA Red Line train derailed near Dorchester, causing delays and shuttle buses to deploy between Ashmont and JFK/UMass.
2019-05-21 06:40 EDT
Suspects in MBTA station attack appear in court WCVB BostonFour suspects in a brutal attack at an MBTA station in Quincy faced a judge Wednesday afternoon. The arrests came less than 48 hours after transit police ...
2019-05-15 03:00 EDT
MBTA, Boston make it a little easier to find CharlieCards WCVB BostonThe cards grant customers cheaper fares than CharlieTickets.
2019-05-07 03:00 EDT
$40 million project will make MBTA more energy efficient MassLive.comMassachusetts transportation officials on Tuesday pledged to conduct a $40 million project over three years to make MBTA stations more energy efficient.
2019-04-30 03:00 EDT
MBTA plans to reduce energy use 7% Sentinel & EnterpriseBOSTON -- The MBTA is partnering with National Grid and Eversource to reduce energy usage at T stations, trim the transit agency's energy expenses, limit the ...
2019-05-07 03:00 EDT
More overhauled locomotives and a new Chelsea Station slated for MBTA MassTransitMag.comMBTA's FMCB approves actions calling for the overall of 27 additional commuter rail locomotives, as well as the awarding of a contract to build a new Chelsea ...
2019-05-06 03:00 EDT
MBTA partners with tech company to help blind passengers navigate transit WCVB BostonThe visual interpreter *service* will be available to users for free throughout the MBTA's subway, bus, ferry, and commuter rail systems.
2019-05-03 03:00 EDT
MBTA Riders ‘Banded Together’ To Help Squirrel On The Red Line CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – MBTA riders on the Red Line Monday morning had a surprise passenger on their train – a squirrel. Rider Rosanne Foley tweeted a photo of ...
2019-04-30 03:00 EDT
MBTA Police Said Man Argued, Tackled Woman He Didn’t Know At Park Street Station CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Police have arrested a man they say started an argument with a group of people at the MBTA's Park Street station and then tackled a woman ...
2019-05-10 03:00 EDT
70-year-old woman struck by Commuter Rail train in Concord WCVB BostonLocal police said a medical helicopter was called because of the incident.
2019-05-23 14:22 EDT
Trespassing pedestrian struck, killed by MBTA Commuter Rail train, transit police say WCVB BostonA trespassing pedestrian was killed in Fitchburg after she was struck by an MBTA Commuter Rail train Saturday afternoon, according to transit police.
2019-05-04 03:00 EDT
Rail News - MBTA awards contracts for new station, more locomotive overhauls. For Railroad Career Professionals Progressive Rail RoadingThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board on Monday approved contracts for a new commuter-rail ...
2019-05-01 03:00 EDT
MBTA: More commuter-rail trains to get makeovers Boston Business JournalThe MBTA will overhaul more than two dozen commuter rail trains, adding more than $78 million in work to an ongoing renovation plan that officials say will help ...
2019-04-30 03:00 EDT
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineTHE MBTA'S RECENT FOCUS40 REPORT outlining the 25-year investment plan to meet the transportation needs of the Greater Boston region makes no ...
2019-04-27 03:00 EDT
Man rescued after falling between train and platform at MBTA State Street station The Boston GlobeA technical rescue team had to crawl underneath an MBTA platform Sunday evening to rescue a man who fell into a space between an Orange Line train and ...
2019-05-05 03:00 EDT
Erin Murphy commutes 3 stops on the Red Line. Because an elevator is closed, it takes her ‘close to an hour.’ Boston.comThere were torrential downpours on a recent evening in April when Erin Murphy had to head back into Boston from her home in Central Square. Like she has ...
2019-05-07 03:00 EDT
MBTA's woes put us on a slow ride to nowheresville The Boston GlobeAnyone who has ever ridden the T knows that it doesn't do well in warm weather, it doesn't do well in cold weather — it doesn't do well in weather. As the Globe ...
2019-05-18 03:09 EDT
Woman falls down onto MBTA train tracks, rescued by group of bystanders WCVB BostonA woman who fell down onto the train tracks at the Assembly MBTA station was rescued by a group of bystanders. The woman, 48, was standing on the platform ...
2019-04-28 03:00 EDT
MBTA workers sickened by odor on Newburyport Line train WCVB BostonSome MBTA employees were taken to the hospital after being sickened by some type of odor.
2019-04-30 03:00 EDT
Ipswich MBTA lot to become town only The Local Ne.wsSelect board agreed MBTA lot should be for Ipswich residents only. But more needs to be done before it is official and enforceable.
2019-05-07 03:00 EDT
Police searching for Bruins fans accused of vicious beating at Quincy MBTA station Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsQUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are turning to the public for help identifying five men wanted in connection with a “vicious” attack at the MBTA's North Quincy ...
2019-05-14 03:00 EDT
Suspects In Beating At MBTA Station Arraigned CBS Bostonour Boston Bruins fans who police said “viciously beat” someone after a playoff game last week have been arrested. WBZ-TV's Bill Shields reports. 9 days ago ...
2019-05-15 03:00 EDT
How Amtrak sabotages even minimal MBTA interest in electrifying the Providence Line Universal HubAlon Levy ponders the oddity that is the Providence Line: Completely set up for more reliable electric trains, yet the T - which owns the tracks from South Station ...
2019-05-16 13:14 EDT
Memorial Day Reminders: What's open, what's closed - News Worcester TelegramMonday is Memorial Day.Here is what's open and what's closed:Liquor stores: May open after noonRetail stores: OpenSupermarkets: OpenBanks: ...
2019-05-24 08:37 EDT
MBTA offers free app to guide visually impaired riders Boston Business JournalCalled AccessAI, the program is based on technology developed by California-based Aira—a company that has already partnered with local officials and private ...
2019-05-03 03:00 EDT
4 Men Arraigned For Beating At MBTA Station CBS BostonFour men who allegedly beat a man at North Quincy MBTA station faced a judge. WBZ-TV's Ken MacLeod reports. 9 days ago ...
2019-05-16 03:00 EDT
Squirrel initially scares, then snuggles with MBTA riders NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZThe rodent rider bounded onto a Red Line trolley stop and was let off an another station.
2019-05-01 03:00 EDT
MBTA Board Awards Contract for New Commuter Rail Station Chelsea RecordThe MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board approved a $32.3 million contract that will result in the relocation and construction of a new, fully-accessible ...
2019-05-03 03:00 EDT
Haverhill man arrested with stun gun after skipping MBTA fare, police say MassLive.comSeth Sparks, 21, of Haverhill was arrested after pushing through the fare gates without paying and told transit police he had a stun gun in his bag, transit police ...
2019-05-11 03:00 EDT
Memorial Day Weekend travel in the Boston area best during off-peak hours: MassDOT Curbed BostonChanges for the long weekend include Sunday schedules for MBTA buses, trains, and ferries—and the return of the Boston-Cape Cod CapeFLYER. Plus, free ...
2019-05-22 05:42 EDT
What's open, closed on Memorial Day | Local News The Salem NewsMonday, May 27, is Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday.
2019-05-24 18:06 EDT
BACK ON TRACK: CapeFLYER resumes summer rail service to Hyannis Wicked LocalWeekend train *service* to Cape Cod gets underway Friday, May 24.
2019-05-23 12:51 EDT
5. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH FOX 28 SpokanePublic transit approval rating among residents: 68.8%Annual trips per person (all residents): 94Percentage of workers who commute by public transit: ...
2019-05-23 16:44 EDT
Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Boston | BU Today BU TodayStaying local this Memorial Day weekend? We've got you covered with this list of events taking place in and around Boston.
2019-05-24 00:03 EDT
Keller @ Large: Beacon Hill Experts Discuss Encore Casino, Taxes CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) — Jon Keller took a deep dive into what's taking place on Beacon Hill with State House News *Service* reporters Katie Lannan and Matt Murphy.
2019-05-19 15:40 EDT
Clare Higgins: Legislative workhorses needed to help address region's problems GazetteNETRecently, state Sen. Adams Hinds wrote a column for the Boston Globe titled, “The income inequality problem Massachusetts ignores.” He summarizes the sad ...
2019-05-24 23:47 EDT
Five things you need to know today, and Boston's connection to Morse Code's dots and dashes Boston Business JournalGood morning, everyone. Here are the five most important things you need to know to kickstart your Friday and get you ready for the long weekend — plus some ...
2019-05-24 06:07 EDT
Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium Announces Details for Whistler Event this Fall Pinkbike.comPRESS RELEASE: Western Canada Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA) Mark your calendar for October 2-4 and join us for the 2019 MTB Tourism ...
2019-05-24 13:32 EDT
MGM's Flirtations With Wynn Should Remind Springfield That 'Things Don't Last Forever' New England Public RadioAs we look back at the news of this week, talks between MGM and Wynn Resorts over a possible sale of Wynn's soon-to-open casino in Everett, Massachusetts,
2019-05-24 15:38 EDT
Legislators making strong push for rapid transit pilot on Fairmount Line Dorchester ReporterSeveral amendments filed to the state Senate budget seek to bring the Fairmount Line closer to a subway standard of *service*, complementing a set of House ...
2019-05-22 03:00 EDT
Memorial Day 2019: Eastern Massachusetts Travel Guide Woburn, MA PatchBest Day To Stay Off Boston Roads For Memorial Day - Woburn, MA - The three-day Memorial Day weekend will be a busy one on the nation's highways.
2019-05-23 09:09 EDT
$200K boosts arts center | Haverhill | eagletribune.com Eagle-TribuneHAVERHILL — The effort to transform the Cogswell School building into a community arts center has gotten a boost in the form of a $200000 grant from the ...
2019-05-24 16:12 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
Hub on Causeway apartment tower launches leasing, with units starting at $2,300/month Curbed BostonLeasing has started at Hub50House, the 38-story, 440-unit residential tower at the Hub on Causeway, the 1.5 million-square-foot development going up on and ...
2019-05-21 07:06 EDT
NHL to hold free concert, viewing party before Game 1 of Final in Boston NHL.comThe National Hockey League (NHL), in partnership with the City of Boston and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, will celebrate the start of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final with ...
2019-05-23 16:45 EDT
Debate Over New Funding For MBTA 'Can't Wait,' Advisory Board Member Says WBURThe MBTA's Fiscal and Management Control Board unanimously approved a $2.1 billion budget Monday. But members also renewed calls for new forms of ...
2019-04-09 03:00 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
The MBTA is hiring for two social media jobs — and one pays $120000 The Boston GlobeIn an attempt to beef up its online presence and better interact with commuters, the MBTA has posted jobs for a manager of social media and director of social ...
2019-03-25 03:00 EDT
The MBTA Proposes Raising Fares By An Average Of 6.3 Percent WBURThe MBTA is planning to raise fares across the transportation system by an average of 6.3 percent, an increase T officials say will boost revenue by $32 million ...
2019-01-28 03:00 EST
MBTA Weighing More Bus Shelters, Digital Tracking WBUROver the next three years, MBTA officials hope to double the number of bus shelters and ensure that almost every stop has a digital *service* tracking panel as part ...
2019-04-09 03:00 EDT
MBTA pensions on fast track to hack heaven Boston HeraldThe taxaholics of Beacon Hill are off on another bender, because they refuse to begin the 12-step program to recovery by acknowledging the obvious. One tax is ...
2019-04-20 03:00 EDT
Here's how to navigate the MBTA on Marathon Monday The Boston GlobeOfficials are urging Boston Marathon attendees to take public transportation April 15. Here's how to navigate the MBTA.
2019-04-12 03:00 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 03:00 EDT
Advocates Say MBTA Riders Need Accessibility Now, Not Later WBURDespite improvements, 84 percent of the MBTA's bus stops have at least one significant barrier to accessibility, like a curb with no ramp. More than 30 commuter ...
2019-04-03 03:00 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 03:00 EDT
Cleaner stations? The MBTA wants an app for that The Boston GlobeOne day, T commuters may able to log a complaint online with the MBTA about, say, a broken tile on the station floor or a foul odor in the elevator, and follow the ...
2019-04-12 03:00 EDT
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
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
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 03:00 EDT
Boston Has The Worst Traffic In The Nation. Raising MBTA Fares Won't Help WBURThe Baker administration has shown the occasional willingness to embrace big ideas, writes Tony Dutzik, but when it comes to our transportation future, it comes ...
2019-02-14 03:00 EST
MBTA bus drives off road in Revere The Boston GlobeAn MBTA bus carrying five passengers drove off the road Tuesday morning in Revere.
2019-04-23 03:00 EDT
Cable failure caused power outage that paralyzed MBTA trains for hours Boston 25 NewsAfter an afternoon of more problems on the T, power was finally restored and *service* was resumed normally.
2019-02-08 03:00 EST
Making the World a Lot Quieter | BU Today BU TodayWhat sounds would you mute if you could? A pair of Boston University engineers are asking that question, with the ever-increasing din of drone propellers, ...
2019-05-20 13:39 EDT
One in three MBTA retirees last year was under 55, putting another strain on pension fund The Boston GlobeNearly one-third of the employees who retired from the MBTA last year were under the age of 55, and dozens were still in their 40s, adding to the flow of younger ...
2019-04-15 03:00 EDT
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 an equitable but effective system as they prepare for the benefits of a new fare collection setup.
2019-02-28 03:00 EST
Paul Brandley Bond BuyerCFO, Treasurer of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
2019-05-22 10:57 EDT
MBTA, Commuter Rail continue battle against uncollected fares Boston HeraldPaying riders are crying no fair at the T and its Commuter Rail as the organizations continue to grapple with the issue of uncollected fares, vowing to fix the ...
2019-04-04 03:00 EDT
Many MBTA Stops Still Inaccessible, Despite Investments WBURA system-wide survey found that four out of five bus stops across the MBTA network have at least one "significant barrier," such as a missing curb ramp or a ...
2019-04-01 03:00 EDT

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2019-05-18 23:59 EDT
Massachusetts health officials warn of measles exposure in Quincy Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Health officials in Massachusetts say a child has tested positive for measles after visiting a number of locations in the Boston area that could ...
2019-05-25 13:25 EDT
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2019-05-25 18:38 EDT
Defrocked Massachusetts priest ordered to serve 16 years in Maine Boston HeraldBy PATRICK WHITTLE ALFRED, Maine — A Massachusetts priest who was defrocked for child sexual abuse and was portrayed in the movie “Spotlight” is going ...
2019-05-25 06:52 EDT
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2019-05-25 13:28 EDT
Massachusetts hearing to focus on sports betting Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — How best to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts will be the focus of a pair of hearings at the State House this week as lawmakers work to ...
2019-05-25 10:52 EDT
Man reports 'weird and creepy' home break in: Nothing taken, house cleaned USA TODAYNate Roman, 44, said the beds were made, the rugs vacuumed and the toilets scrubbed in his Marlborough, Massachusetts home.
2019-05-23 17:03 EDT
Cambridge removes 'offensive' Massachusetts flag from City Hall as calls grow to replace it Fox NewsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. — As the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's landing approaches next year, there is a growing push to change the Massachusetts state ...
2019-05-23 17:36 EDT
Massachusetts doctor convicted of using cellphone in ladies' room Boston.comWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts cardiologist has been found guilty of using his cellphone to photograph a woman in a ladies' room at the ...
2019-05-22 17:58 EDT
CDC: Aldi flour in Massachusetts linked to E. coli outbreak MassLive.comAn E. coli outbreak that sickened 17 people has been linked to flour sold at select Aldi supermarkets in Massachusetts and 10 other states, the Centers for ...
2019-05-24 23:03 EDT
Here's the highest-paid CEO in Massachusetts, every other state WCVB BostonWith $50 million last year, he's one of the highest-paid in the country, too.
2019-05-24 15:41 EDT
These were the most popular baby names in Massachusetts last year The Boston GlobeIf you're in Massachusetts, there's still a pretty good chance you'll be meeting a lot of Benjamins and Emmas.
2019-05-21 14:16 EDT
Florida man charged with stealing $750k from ATMs in Massachusetts Boston.comSEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Florida man used fake credit cards to withdraw close to $750,000 from ATM machines in Massachusetts and Rhode ...
2019-05-24 12:49 EDT
Massachusetts Senate Passes $42.8 Billion Budget For Fiscal Year 2020 framinghamsource.comThe following is a press release from Senate President Karen Spilka's office submitted to SOURCE. BOSTON – After adding $74.4 million in additional funding to ...
2019-05-24 20:25 EDT
Massachusetts teen dies after being dumped at hospital in disturbing mystery Fox NewsA 13-year-old missing Massachusetts girl was dumped at a hospital there — possibly by a much older man — and pronounced dead shortly afterward, according ...
2019-05-23 07:15 EDT
Population grows in 82% of Massachusetts communities - News Worcester TelegramThe state's U.S. Census liaison is reporting "encouraging numbers" about population growth ahead of next year's Census, with the largest population increases ...
2019-05-24 17:10 EDT
More questions than answers in death of MA girl left at hospital ABC15 ArizonaMore questions than answers remain in the mysterious death of a 13-year-old girl as investigators look into how she died at a Lawrence, Massachusetts, ...
2019-05-23 22:00 EDT
Indictment of Massachusetts judge invades state court independence | TheHill The HillLike other states, Massachusetts tells state court personnel not to cooperate with or hamper ICE in its efforts to apprehend migrants.
2019-05-23 12:00 EDT
The Flag of Massachusetts is ‘Racist’— Who Knew? TownhallA new front has opened up in America's culture wars, and specifically in the Left's ongoing effort to stigmatize even the most innocuous elements of our country's ...
2019-05-25 00:01 EDT
Conservative group to push redistricting reform in Massachusetts Boston HeraldA national conservative group focused on government reform says it wants to take on gerrymandering in deeply blue Massachusetts. Alabama-based Take Back ...
2019-05-23 20:30 EDT
Massachusetts transgender teen nominated for prom king KIRO SeattleA Massachusetts high school senior has been nominated for prom king -- and he happens to be transgender.
2019-05-24 17:57 EDT
A Fried Clam Food Crawl in Essex, Massachusetts Eater BostonAlso eat a brisket sandwich in the styling of a North Shore roast beef sandwich.
2019-05-24 12:49 EDT
Florida man charged with stealing nearly $750,000 from ATMs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island MassLive.comA 26-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged with stealing nearly $750,000 from ATMs throughout southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
2019-05-24 14:53 EDT
Invest in great Massachusetts by investing in the future generations Sentinel & EnterpriseRecently, Boys & Girls Clubs from across the Commonwealth hit the halls of Beacon Hill to urge legislators to support policies that positively impact kids and ...
2019-05-24 09:34 EDT
Man wanted in Massachusetts shooting found in North Carolina Boston.comSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man on the Massachusetts State Police most wanted list in connection with the shooting of a woman during a robbery has been ...
2019-05-18 09:50 EDT
Right to choose safe in Massachusetts, Baker says GazetteNETBOSTON — Acknowledging a tremendous amount of anxiety over abortion rights around the country, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday that a woman's right to ...
2019-05-23 17:02 EDT
As States Pass Abortion Restrictions, Here's What You Need To Know In Mass. WBURSeveral Republican-controlled states, including Alabama, have in recent days moved ahead with sweeping abortion restrictions — steps likely to face legal ...
2019-05-16 12:26 EDT
Massachusetts Memorial Day Weekend Forecast Boston, MA PatchMassachusetts Memorial Day Weekend Forecast - Boston, MA - The weekend started great. Here's how the rest of it looks.
2019-05-25 13:20 EDT
Massachusetts Communities Receive $647000 for Middle-school Exploration Programs Business WestBOSTON — American Student Assistance (ASA), a national nonprofit, announced it has awarded grants totaling $647,000 to seven Massachusetts school ...
2019-05-24 09:37 EDT
Massachusetts man says mystery intruder broke into his home, cleaned it, and left without stealing anything MEAWWA Massachusetts man came home from work to find it had been broken into and that the intruder had cleaned every nook and cranny instead of robbing him ...
2019-05-25 10:02 EDT
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Re-Dedicates Boston Memorial To Eric Emond CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – The 50-foot memorial created to honor Massachusetts heroes who have given their lives in *service* since Sept. 11, 2001, was re-dedicated in ...
2019-05-24 12:52 EDT
A Vietnam veterans memorial was vandalized with a swastika. Police want to find out who did it CNNSeveral days before Memorial Day, a Vietnam War memorial in Massachusetts has been vandalized with "hate-related" graffiti.
2019-05-24 09:07 EDT
Massachusetts is the big loser, thanks to casino board’s bungling Boston HeraldThe Gaming Commission gambled on two Las Vegas giants — Wynn Resorts and MGM — and Massachusetts lost. Wynn lied to the commonwealth of ...
2019-05-20 18:35 EDT
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of Massachusetts The Boston GlobeA severe thunderstorm watch that was issued for much of Massachusetts earlier Monday afternoon has been canceled, the National Weather *Service* tweeted at ...
2019-05-20 13:57 EDT
Panhandling continues to be a problem in western Massachusetts communities WWLP.comPanhandling has been a long-time problem in several communities in western Massachusetts. Although many people complain about panhandling, it is legal.
2019-05-23 20:17 EDT
Watchdogs: Time to clean house at Massachusetts Gaming Commission Boston HeraldThe state's beleaguered gaming commissioners are being played "like minor leaguers" and need to do their jobs -- or be entirely replaced -- watchdogs told the ...
2019-05-20 20:39 EDT
Fishermen face another quota cut, could hit lobster prices WESTERNMASSNEWS.comPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen already dealing with a dramatic reduction in the amount of a key bait fish they are allowed to harvest will likely face an ...
2019-05-25 11:15 EDT
Chance of showers, thunderstorms Thursday into Friday in Massachusetts MassLive.comShowers and thunderstorms are likely across Massachusetts this week. The National Weather *Service* reports there's a slight risk of showers during the ...
2019-05-23 06:27 EDT
Massachusetts Senate weighs no-interest loans for marijuana businesses MassLive.comState senators will decide this week whether to take the first step toward creating a no-interest loan fund managed by the state to help small, social equity ...
2019-05-21 12:54 EDT
Dem Sen. Markey faces potential primary challenge in Massachusetts | TheHill The HillBoston labor rights attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan is preparing to mount a primary challenge to Sen.
2019-05-20 14:57 EDT
CDC: Salmonella in Massachusetts linked to tahini MassLive.comThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Concord infections linked to Karawan brand tahini in several states, ...
2019-05-22 16:01 EDT
Rehoboth teen mauled to death by dogs is laid to rest Boston.comDIGHTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts boy mauled to death by dogs has been laid to rest. WPRI-TV reports a funeral *service* was held Saturday at His ...
2019-05-19 10:46 EDT
Massachusetts AG Maura Healey says ICE courthouse arrests, politics 'fuel fear and create disruption' MassLive.comMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says the federal agents are not only stoking fear among immigrant families but potentially disrupting criminal ...
2019-05-24 15:03 EDT
The income inequality problem Massachusetts ignores The Boston GlobePeople in rural counties and on much of the Cape shouldn't be afterthoughts on Beacon Hill.
2019-05-17 05:24 EDT
Torrential rainfall, damaging winds, large hail possible Monday in Massachusetts MassLive.comThe main threats are damaging wind gusts, large hail and torrential rainfall that could result in street flooding, the National Weather *Service* said.
2019-05-20 05:38 EDT
Chance of intense storms bringing damaging winds, large hail spreads in Massachusetts MassLive.comThe region of Massachusetts likely to see severe storms Monday has expanded. The National Weather *Service* issued an updated map for the storm Monday ...
2019-05-20 14:10 EDT
Snow falls in western Massachusetts, with more on the way Boston HeraldA shot of snow Sunday in western Massachusetts turned the first few miles of the Mass Pike into a game of bumper cars — and the unusual chilly weather and ...
2019-05-12 03:00 EDT
Can ICE target undocumented immigrants for arrest in Massachusetts courts? Federal judge hears the first arguments in case brought by DAs MassLive.comA Boston federal court judge heard the first arguments Thursday in a case that will decide whether U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents can target ...
2019-05-23 12:34 EDT
Will Massachusetts allow sports betting -- and what would it look like? MassLive.comHere's a primer on the major issues surrounding sports betting legalization in Massachusetts.
2019-05-22 05:00 EDT
North Andover’s Sebastian Keane named Gatorade Player of the Year for Massachusetts Boston HeraldBoston Herald All-Scholastic Sebastian Keane of North Andover was named the 2018-19 Gatorade Massachusetts Baseball Player of the Year. Keane is the first ...
2019-05-24 07:48 EDT
Massachusetts launches public awareness campaign about healthy relationships for teens MassLive.comThe campaign aims to reduce unhealthy behaviors in friendships and relationships among young people ages 12-18.
2019-05-22 16:02 EDT
Five dogs that mauled Massachusetts teen to death to be euthanized: officials Fox NewsThe five dogs suspected of mauling a Massachusetts teen to death earlier this month were ordered to be euthanized Wednesday night, officials said.
2019-05-23 07:13 EDT
Massachusetts Senate debates $42.7B state budget plan Boston HeraldBOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate debated a proposed $42.7 billion annual state budget Tuesday as nursing home advocates, college students and ...
2019-05-21 14:33 EDT
Massachusetts teen found guilty of beheading classmate, tried as an adult USA TODAYMathew Borges of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was convicted Tuesday of beheading Lee Manuel Villoria-Paulino, then 16, in a dispute about a girl.
2019-05-15 03:00 EDT
The First Big Democratic Primary Challenge of 2020 Is Happening In Massachusetts Mother JonesLabor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan announced this week that she is running for the U.S. Senate, challenging incumbent Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in ...
2019-05-22 14:07 EDT
Massachusetts considers net-zero standard for new buildings Energy News NetworkSome builders question whether the standard is the best one for reducing emissions from the state's buildings.
2019-05-20 06:00 EDT
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin addresses congressional committee on election security MassLive.comGalvin stressed the importance of federal funding for election technology and of communication between state, federal and local election officials.
2019-05-22 16:01 EDT
Authorities Say a Man Died After Being Arrested in Holyoke U.S. News & World ReportHOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was arrested in Holyoke experienced medical duress and died.
2019-05-25 17:02 EDT
Even with billboards on I-91, fireworks are still illegal in Massachusetts WWLP.comFireworks are illegal in Massachusetts, but the start of summer means the appearance of billboards for fireworks stores in New Hampshire, where the products ...
2019-05-22 20:42 EDT
Massachusetts marijuana cafes get preliminary OK The Boston GlobeLicensed marijuana cafes could eventually open in Massachusetts, after the state Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday voted to approve a “social ...
2019-05-16 03:00 EDT
Summer Guide 2019: Fairs, festivals and special events in Western Massachusetts MassLive.comIt promises to be another lively summer of events in Western Massachusetts.
2019-05-20 17:37 EDT
Massachusetts high school student designs product for NASA wsbtv.comA Massachusetts high school student is getting high praise from NASA after he created a piece of hardware so good that it will be used in space.
2019-05-21 14:00 EDT
3 Fires at Jewish Centers in Massachusetts Were “Intentionally Set” VICETwo were at a rabbi's house — and one at a nearby Jewish center.
2019-05-17 14:14 EDT
Harbor Seal Spotted in Connecticut River in Massachusetts NECNA harbor seal was spotted frolicking in the Connecticut River in Massachusetts Wednesday.
2019-05-24 06:49 EDT
911 calls are supposed to be public records, but these Massachusetts agencies are keeping them secret MassLive.comIt's not uncommon for the public or members of the media to have to fight to obtain 911 recordings.
2019-05-19 07:38 EDT
Live updates as thunderstorms roll across Massachusetts Boston.comA Twitter List by jd_waller. Related Links. Thunderstorms are predicted to roll through the region Monday. Here's when. TOPICS: Weather Local Local Forecasts ...
2019-05-20 15:56 EDT
Won't you come back home to Massachusetts, Bill Bratton? Lowell SunSomebody call Bill Bratton. He needs to come back to Boston. William L. Bratton is the former police commissioner of New York, Los Angeles — and Boston ...
2019-05-24 09:33 EDT
US Supreme Court will not hear Massachusetts campaign finance case MassLive.comThe U.S. Supreme Court will not consider a case challenging Massachusetts' campaign finance laws. The court on Monday announced without comment that it ...
2019-05-20 12:19 EDT
Pow-wow to highlight culture of area's Native Americans WESTERNMASSNEWS.comMARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness is holding its annual Spring Planting Moon Pow-Wow this weekend.
2019-05-25 09:20 EDT
Bill would impose death penalty for cop killers in Massachusetts Boston HeraldCop killers could be sentenced to death in Massachusetts under a bill filed by lawmakers who say police are “under attack,” after the state lost three officers in ...
2019-05-17 18:40 EDT
Fourteen nurses from same Massachusetts General Hospital unit pregnant at same time WCVB BostonFourteen nurses who work in one hospital department are all pregnant at the same time -- and one of them is expecting twins. The nurses all work at the Ludner ...
2019-05-21 16:19 EDT
Some parts of Massachusetts saw snow on Sunday The Boston GlobeThe weather was hardly Hallmark Sunday as Mother's Day in New England saw a chilly drizzle, temperatures in the mid-40s, and even snowfall in some parts of ...
2019-05-12 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts nursing homes press for bump in state funding WCVB BostonNursing home residents, their families and administrators are planning to converge on the Statehouse to press for more funding. Massachusetts has been ...
2019-05-19 12:06 EDT
Massachusetts is No. 1 for pre-K through 12th grade education, according to new ranking The Boston GlobeMassachusetts is a pretty amazing place to live, according to a new US News & World Report ranking that came out Tuesday.
2019-05-15 03:00 EDT
Roaming black bear tranquilized in Arlington will be transported to Western Massachusetts, police say MassLive.comA roaming bear that caused a large police response in a suburban neighborhood in Arlington has been captured and will be transported west, police said.
2019-05-17 03:00 EDT
Three Fires At Jewish Centers In Massachusetts Were Intentionally Set, Authorities Say BuzzFeed NewsThree fires were intentionally set in the last week at Jewish centers in Massachusetts, authorities said Friday, prompting a federal investigation into the ...
2019-05-17 18:04 EDT
Where are all the Massachusetts tech IPOs? The Boston GlobeWhen it comes to going public, the sector remains in the long shadow of California.
2019-05-17 05:37 EDT
Person broke into Massachusetts home and cleaned it WTNH.comPolice in Massachusetts are investigating an unusual crime.
2019-05-24 05:00 EDT
Activists say Massachusetts incentives not enough to spur low-income solar Energy News NetworkAmong the barriers: privacy protections that make it hard to site projects that qualify for low-income incentives.
2019-05-21 05:59 EDT
Wife of fallen Mass. Green Beret given new SUV WCVB BostonThe wife of a fallen Massachusetts Green Beret was given a new SUV by a local car dealership Wednesday.
2019-05-22 20:16 EDT
Nadine Shank: Wants Massachusetts to become 9th state to pass death with dignity law GazetteNETI was glad to hear that at a recent meeting held by state Rep. Mindy Domb with residents at Applewood retirement community, one of the issues most on people's ...
2019-05-21 19:42 EDT
Massachusetts bill would impose death penalty for cop killers Fox NewsCop killers in Massachusetts could face the death penalty under a new bill filed by lawmakers in response to a rash of police slayings in recent years. “Our law ...
2019-05-18 17:49 EDT
'Women to Watch USA' kicks off in western Massachusetts WWLP.comThe first of its monthly luncheons at Latitude restaurant in West Springfield attracted a large group of women of different ages.
2019-05-22 17:50 EDT
Massachusetts House votes to ban handheld cellphone use while driving MassLive.comThe Massachusetts House voted Wednesday evening to ban the use of handheld phones while driving. The vote on H.3793 was 155-2. “I think that it was the ...
2019-05-15 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts bill that would allow death penalty for cop killers would send 'clear message', lawmaker says Fox NewsA Massachusetts state bill that would allow judges to sentence cop killers to death is designed to send a “clear message that we are not going to tolerate this,” a ...
2019-05-21 11:14 EDT
The Massachusetts Senate Takes Its Turn At The State Budget New England Public RadioIt's a big week for the always drawn-out process of passing a state budget in Massachusetts. And just about everyone has an opinion about what should be in it.
2019-05-20 04:05 EDT
Billionaire Media Executive Shari Redstone Selling Massachusetts Mansion for $2.25 Million Architectural DigestShari Redstone, the billionaire media executive and daughter of Sumner Redstone, also has an apartment in New York City.
2019-05-21 15:49 EDT
Yes, it is May and snow fell on some parts of Massachusetts on Mother's Day MassLive.comReports of snow falling on some parts of Massachusetts wasn't a joke, after all, it is Mother's Day and not April Fools' Day. The National Weather *Service* in ...
2019-05-12 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts real estate transactions for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties: May 19, 2019 edition MassLive.comAgawam. Brian F. Leavy and Tiffany Leavy to Berkshire Omega Corp., 74 Kosak Court, $315,000. Donna M. Perreault to Kevin Charles Connors and Shirley Ann ...
2019-05-19 06:30 EDT
Our Opinion: Protecting women's rights in Massachusetts Berkshire EagleThe shameful anti-abortion laws passed recently in a number of states — drawn up and supported largely by men with no medical backgrounds, and in the case ...
2019-05-24 18:03 EDT
Massachusetts High School Graduates Now Eligible For 'Seal Of Biliteracy' New England Public RadioMassachusetts high school seniors in the class of 2019 are the first ever to be eligible for a Seal of Biliteracy, part of the state's sweeping bilingual.
2019-05-21 12:20 EDT
No guarantee $1 billion CMP line will deliver new energy, Massachusetts AG warns Bangor Daily NewsThe contracts that would govern power sold over the completed transmission line “undermine the original intent and purpose” of the project to bring new ...
2019-05-16 03:00 EDT
14-year-old Massachusetts boy killed by pack of dogs he was tending USA TODAYA 14-year-old boy Massachusetts boy was mauled to death Thursday night by a pack of dogs that he was tending for a homeowner who was out of town.
2019-05-11 03:00 EDT
Thomas, Julian among most popular baby names in Massachusetts in 2018 Patriots.comWe can't imagine where parents got the idea for those names.
2019-05-22 16:58 EDT
Toilet Paper Rose Mystery: Massachusetts Burglars Stole Nothing, Cleaned Man's Home, Police Say The Daily BeastHomeowner says strangers stole nothing, but made the beds, vacuumed the rugs, scrubbed the toilets, and folded ornate origami in the bathroom.
2019-05-23 11:04 EDT
Final 3 Massachusetts nursing homes placed in receivership close for good WPRI 12 Eyewitness NewsBedford Village is one of five long-term nursing facilities in Southeastern Massachusetts being shut down after their parent company failed to make payroll and ...
2019-05-24 18:51 EDT
After more than 70 years, a stolen Alexander Hamilton letter may soon return home to Massachusetts CNNThe letter was found at an auction house in Virginia.
2019-05-18 18:54 EDT
Massachusetts AG Maura Healey: Investigation into state police overtime scandal isn't over MassLive.comFederal records contained in the case against former Trooper Daren DeJong could be a hint as to whether more charges are coming.
2019-05-16 03:00 EDT
Lynn man pleads guilty to Massachusetts State Lottery scam - Itemlive Daily ItemBOSTON — A Lynn man pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in a scheme to buy millions of dollars' worth of winning Massachusetts State Lottery tickets ...
2019-05-21 20:50 EDT
Western Massachusetts firefighters practice floodwater rescue at Six Flags WWLP.comWestern Massachusetts firefighters and rescue personnel took over the Adventure River at Six Flags New England Thursday to simulate rushing floodwaters like ...
2019-05-23 18:08 EDT

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