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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What is Massachusetts planning to do with all that marijuana tax revenue? Boston.comWith the state's new legal recreational weed industry poised to grow, here's a look at the money it collects on pot sales and where it actually goes.
2018-12-05 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
How to separate politics from civics in Massachusetts schools MetroWest Daily NewsMassachusetts lawmakers are hopeful civics-based education will improve civic engagement among young people. The challenge for administration, schools ...
2018-12-11 00:01 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
Bay State Dems take a hard left, keep going Boston HeraldIn a 200-member legislature full of liberal Democrats who support socialized medicine, soaring gas taxes and sanctuary cities, only four were far-Left enough to ...
2018-12-14 01:52 EST
Vermont group recommends taxing marijuana at a higher rate than Massachusetts BurlingtonFreePress.comThe report sets out a framework for marijuana sales in Vermont.
2018-11-16 03:00 EST
Controversial politics, early voting fueled turnout in Massachusetts elections Fall River Herald NewsEarly voting and polarizing political views helped fuel robust turnout across Massachusetts, even though fewer people are voting than past decades.More than ...
2018-11-19 03:00 EST
Massachusetts delegation eyeing reins of power in US House Journal TimesBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts holds only nine of 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, but after eight years in the political wilderness the state's ...
2018-12-08 11:25 EST
Hall monitor: Rich Doherty keeps watchful eye on higher ed trends Boston Business JournalDoherty, head of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts, recently discussed the challenges confronting higher education ...
2018-12-13 15:46 EST
New recreational marijuana stores to open 'every couple of weeks' in Massachusetts MassLive.comWhile hundreds braved the cold rain and snow Tuesday for the chance to legally buy marijuana, the Cannabis Control Commission was back to work processing ...
2018-11-21 03:00 EST
In one of Massachusetts' largest health care mergers ever, Beth Israel and Lahey Health are set to combine, with price caps MassLive.comThis is an updated version of a story that was posted Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at 11:25 a.m.. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health have ...
2018-11-29 03:00 EST
Consumers deserve to know companies' political affiliations The Massachusetts Daily CollegianCompanies should be open about their involvement in politics, even if it results in controversy.
2018-12-11 00:07 EST
Stymied In His Anti-Pelosi Quest, Seth Moulton Declares Victory Nonetheless wgbh.orgHis push to keep California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from serving another term as House Speaker seems to have failed, but Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is ...
2018-12-12 21:18 EST
Massachusetts residents struggle to access mental health care, study finds MassLive.comAudrey Shelto is president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. The foundation released a new study on access to mental health care.
2018-12-11 00:01 EST
WHAT'S NEXT for TSONGAS and CAPUANO — Who is STEVE POFTAK — NEW BEDFORD ranks NUMBER 1 PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. TGIF. LIFE AFTER CONGRESS — It's not clear what the state's two outgoing members of Congress — Reps.
2018-12-14 07:36 EST
Massachusetts Senate 'prepared to take action' on National Grid lockout MassLive.comA National Grid crew from Fredonia, N.Y. repair power lines that were brought down from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, in Port Washington, N.Y. in November.
2018-12-10 08:47 EST
Viewpoint: In Mass., we're World Champions but fiscal cellar-dwellers Boston Business JournalWe're accustomed to winning in Massachusetts. The Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins have combined to earn 11 championships since 2000. No other U.S. ...
2018-12-13 10:24 EST
In Massachusetts, Moulton faces criticism, protests over challenge to Pelosi The Washington PostAMESBURY, Mass. — Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton is defending his campaign to block Rep. Nancy Pelosi's bid for House speaker in the face of protests and ...
2018-11-20 03:00 EST
Massachusetts campaign finance law on union donations appealed to U.S. Supreme Court MassLive.comAttorneys for the Goldwater Institute asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its challenge of a Massachusetts campaign finance law that bans political ...
2018-12-05 13:38 EST
POLITICS: Elizabeth Warren on climate change: Who knows? E&E NewsElizabeth Warren has a huge following. But as the Massachusetts senator prepares for a likely presidential run, there are growing questions about what she ...
2018-12-05 07:38 EST
House Democrat says panel will revisit taxes, infrastructure Youngstown VindicatorBy BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press. BOSTON (AP) — The Democrat poised to take the reins of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee said ...
2018-11-27 15:02 EST
Cannabis Control Commission set to take over medical marijuana oversight in Massachusetts MassLive.comThe Cannabis Control Commission, which oversees the recreational marijuana industry, will assume oversight of Massachusetts' medical marijuana industry ...
2018-12-06 14:08 EST
Beverly taxes to go up $226 for single-family home The Salem NewsBEVERLY — Property taxes will increase $226 for a median single-family home and $394 for a median commercial/industrial property under the new tax rates ...
2018-12-04 18:54 EST
Some Taxpayers Will Have Extra Time To File In 2019 ForbesDespite rumors to the contrary, the Internal Revenue *Service* (IRS) has not announced an official start date to the 2019 tax filing season. However, the IRS has ...
2018-12-13 13:01 EST
UMass poll: Massachusetts is heading in the right direction, U.S. is not MassLive.comThe UMass Amherst poll found that 68 percent of voters believe "things in Massachusetts are generally going in the right direction" but 68 percent believe the ...
2018-11-27 03:00 EST
Is It Time For The State To Shed Its Taxachusetts Nickname? Woburn, MA PatchTaxachusetts No More? - Woburn, MA - A new report shows the state's reputation of high taxes is no longer valid, but that may not be a good thing, according to ...
2018-11-20 03:00 EST
UMass gambling survey shows economic gains, shifting views in Massachusetts MassLive.comPeople on the slots at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Ma. on opening day in June 2015. A report presented to the state Gambling Commission shows the ...
2018-12-06 16:15 EST
Boston Globe Editorial Board: Elizabeth Warren should think carefully about run against Trump Fox NewsThe Boston Globe's editorial board -- which had called on Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016 – wrote in a piece ...
2018-12-06 18:59 EST
A Look At Voter ID Laws And Recounts In Massachusetts wgbh.orgOnerous voter I.D. requirements in other states are making national news. What are the rules here in Massachusetts?
2018-11-27 03:00 EST
Connecticut marijuana advocates bolstered by Massachusetts' first sales Hartford CourantLegal pot proponents in Connecticut are savoring the start of recreational marijuana sales to the north on Tuesday, a milestone felt far beyond Massachusetts by ...
2018-11-19 03:00 EST
'Inevitable Cruelty' of Current Politics Factors into Patrick Not Running for President in 2020 NECNFormer Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick confirmed Thursday he will not be running for president in 2020. In an exclusive interview with NBC10 Boston's Alison ...
2018-12-06 17:59 EST
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren meet ahead of 2020 CNNMassachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders met Wednesday night as speculation about their plans for the ...
2018-12-13 19:35 EST
Pittsfield lands 300 of 3,300 jobs added by Boston online furniture seller Wayfair among 6 Massachusetts projects worth 8,000 jobs MassLive.comAn exterior view of Pittsfield City Hall, as seen on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Thecity will be the new home for a Wayfair customer *service* center. (Shannon Young ...
2018-12-13 15:09 EST
Study: Massachusetts human services workers are female, minority and poor MassLive.comThe median wage for a home care worker is $27376, compared to $40557 for all other Massachusetts industries.
2018-12-05 14:00 EST
Sanders and Warren Meet and Agree: They Both Are Probably Running The New York TimesSenator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders met Wednesday night to discuss what has become obvious: They both are considering a presidential run ...
2018-12-13 17:21 EST
Massachusetts marijuana dispensaries sold $400k worth of weed during first day of recreational sales Washington TimesThe only two dispensaries licensed to sell recreational marijuana in Massachusetts reported a combined total of more than $400000 in sales during their first ...
2018-11-23 03:00 EST
VW emissions scandal: Here's how Massachusetts is starting to spend $75 million in settlement money MassLive.comMassachusetts environmental officials plan to funnel settlement money from the Volkswagen emissions scandal towards efforts to electrify the transportation ...
2018-12-07 15:25 EST
Massachusetts cannabis panel OKs 4 more pot shop licenses Fort Worth Star TelegramThe Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has approved final licenses for four more retail marijuana shops in Fall River, Hudson, Pittsfield and Great ...
2018-12-13 14:39 EST
Candy Glazer to step down as Longmeadow Democratic Town Committee chairwoman after 23 years MassLive.comLongmeadow Democratic Town Committee Chair Candy Glazer, center, will relinquish her seat after 23 years as of Jan. 1, 2019. (MARK M. MURRAY/THE ...
2018-12-12 20:45 EST
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to announce he won't run for president: Report MassLive.comFormer Gov. Deval Patrick gestures as he completes the traditional "Lone Walk" down the stairs in front of the Statehouse, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Boston.
2018-12-05 03:00 EST
Should Massachusetts institute a tax on vehicle miles traveled? The Boston GlobeYES. 25zoargue -- Michael Widmer, the YES voice. (Handout). Michael Widmer. Michael Widmer. Former longtime President of the Massachusetts Taxpayers ...
2018-11-23 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Senate considering new Equifax bill WWLP.comThe House and Senate passed different versions of a data protection bill before working out a compromise. But now, Governor Charlie Baker wants more ...
2018-12-05 20:45 EST
Massachusetts Marijuana Sales Exceed $2.2M U.S. News & World ReportMassachusetts pot shops are open for business and seeing strong sales.
2018-11-28 03:00 EST
Capitol Watch Podcast: Commercial pot is now available in Massachusetts. Here's what that means for Connecticu Hartford CourantCourant reporter Rebecca Lurye gives Capitol Watch an inside look at opening day in Northampton, Mass., where long lines greeted one of the state's two pot ...
2018-11-28 03:00 EST
Elizabeth Warren's three big bills are gaining momentum in the House Boston.comSen. Elizabeth Warren's three big policy proposals may have taken a hit last month, as Senate Republicans added two seats in the midterm elections bringing ...
2018-12-13 18:03 EST
Deval Patrick explains why he won't run for president in 2020 Boston.comThere are a lot of potential Democratic candidates thinking about running for president in 2020. Deval Patrick is no longer one of them. The former ...
2018-12-06 09:21 EST
Where the Massachusetts delegation stands on Nancy Pelosi Boston.comFrom the 1st to the 9th congressional district, every one has now taken a position. Read more on
2018-11-26 03:00 EST
NJ needs urge to merge to cut property taxes: Gopal Asbury Park PressThe best way to make NJ competitive and affordable is to find cost savings and *service* efficiencies wherever we can at every level of government.
2018-12-13 15:14 EST
With Two Powerful Committee Chairs, Things Look Bright For Mass. In Democratic House wgbh.orgThe Massachusetts House delegation is going into the 116th Congress wielding perhaps more influence than the Bay State has seen since the days of Joe ...
2018-11-28 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Rep. Lynch now supports Pelosi in reversal Charlotte ObserverMassachusetts U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch says he now supports Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House speaker, breaking away from a group of Democratic ...
2018-12-08 16:23 EST
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh worried about marijuana addiction as legal sales in Massachusetts begin MassLive.comBoston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks at a press conference at Suffolk County House of Corrections on Nov. 27, 2018. ( Shira Schoenberg / The Republican ).
2018-11-28 03:00 EST
Here's how much Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker spent on his campaign in the months leading up to Election Day MassLive.comMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker vastly outspent his Democratic opponent Jay Gonzalez in the days and months leading up to the Nov. 6 election, according to ...
2018-11-14 03:00 EST
Progressives Won Key Victories Trying a New Campaign Tactic in 2018. They Can Do Even Better in 2020. SlateOn Election Day, voters in three diverse states cast ballots on how the law would treat some of the country's most stigmatized groups of people.
2018-11-25 03:00 EST
New health care fee costs Massachusetts businesses $288 million; hardship waiver added MassLive.com11/21/2018 - Northampton - Judy Herrell's ice cream shop in Northampton is among 48,248 Massachusetts businesses that have had to pay a state fee on ...
2018-11-25 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Mourns The Loss Of President George H.W. Bush wgbh.orgAs the nation mourns the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, some in Massachusetts are paying their respects at the Milton house where his life began.
2018-12-03 03:00 EST
Massachusetts still very blue, but moderates hold clout The StateMassachusetts in 2018 lived up to its national reputation as a solidly blue state, once again electing an all-Democratic congressional delegation with more ...
2018-11-17 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker re-elected to Republican Governors Association executive committee MassLive.comBaker is in Scottsdale, Arizona, this week for the RGA's annual conference.
2018-11-29 03:00 EST
'Absolutely Brutal': Why White House Runs Aren't For Everyone wgbh.orgDeval Patrick passed on running for president this week, saying the campaign process is too "cruel." He's right — there are a lot of downsides to running for ...
2018-12-09 09:57 EST
Massachusetts lawmakers ask President Donald Trump to declare disaster in Merrimack Valley after gas explosions MassLive.comAll 11 members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation called on President Donald Trump Thursday to declare a series of gas explosions that ravaged ...
2018-11-15 03:00 EST
With latest Massachusetts marijuana retail license, INSA plans to open Easthampton adult-use cannabis store in 2 to 3 weeks MassLive.comINSA, which will sell marijuana out of its 122 Pleasant St. location, received a final license from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission on Tuesday.
2018-11-20 03:00 EST
Massachusetts police chief cancels Israel training trip Miami HeraldA Massachusetts city has decided against sending its police chief to Israel for anti-terrorism training.
2018-12-06 15:38 EST
Organizers push for recall of Fall River mayor charged with fraud Boston.comOrganizers say they have collected enough signatures to begin the recall process of Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia. Read more on
2018-11-14 03:00 EST
Final 2018 Massachusetts midterm voter turnout: 60.17 percent MassLive.comTurnout in the November general election was 60.17 percent in Massachusetts, the highest percentage turnout in a midterm election since 1994, according to ...
2018-11-21 03:00 EST
The great triumvirate of antebellum politics: Clay, Calhoun and Webster The Washington PostH.W. Brands charts the trio's battles and common ground on the dilemmas of the era.
2018-12-14 07:46 EST
Here's what Mass. politicians are saying about tear gas being fired at migrants at the border Boston.comBay State politicians reacted sharply to the images of women and children running away from the gas fired by U.S. border agents. Read more on
2018-11-26 03:00 EST
St. Susanna Parish: Massachusetts Church Puts Baby Jesus in a Cage for Controversial Nativity Scene Inside EditionA Massachusetts church put a twist on the normal nativity scene and placed a baby Jesus figurine in a cage in attempt to “mirror” recent immigration issues.
2018-12-07 09:47 EST
Is politics a good Thanksgiving dinner conversation? WWLP.comShare the meal- not your opinions: a new Quinnipiac University poll found that people want to avoid discussing politics over dinner on Thanksgiving by a 2-1 ...
2018-11-21 21:48 EST
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
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineTHE MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE, in a sparsely attended informal session on Thursday, approved legislation that would extend unemployment assistance for the ...
2018-12-06 17:38 EST
POLITICO Playbook: How Trump might avoid a shutdown POLITICOTHE LATEST SHUTDOWN BUZZ FROM 1600 … Several different people inside the White House and on Capitol Hill tell us they are getting some signals ...
2018-12-14 06:00 EST
New Bill Would Legalize Cannabis in New Jersey LeaflyLawmakers across the Northeast watched this week as cannabis sales kicked off in Massachusetts. Judging from their reactions, it seems the state won't be ...
2018-11-21 03:00 EST
Top spending Massachusetts PACs linked with labor unions The StateEight of the top ten Massachusetts political action committees that spent thousands in the months leading up to Election Day were representing the interests of ...
2018-11-18 11:51 EST
Seth Moulton and Nancy Pelosi are at it again. But can he actually stop her bid to be House speaker?"Everyone has made a commitment not to vote for her on the floor." Read more on
2018-11-20 03:00 EST
'Change can't wait': insurgent Democrats seek to shake up politics The GuardianA female-led 'squad' of upstarts is taking aim at power structures on Capitol Hill while pushing priorities such as healthcare and action on climate change.
2018-12-09 06:00 EST
If you're looking for new podcasts, look no further! The Massachusetts Daily CollegianBy Taeko Gupta, Collegian Correspondent December 10, 2018. Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture, Headlines, Scrolling Headlines · Share on ...
2018-12-10 00:00 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
Peabody Award winner speaks about US-Iran relationship The Massachusetts Daily CollegianBest-selling author discusses the relationship between the U.S. and Iran.
2018-12-06 00:08 EST
Another Hillary Clinton presidential campaign? Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says it's not a good idea MassLive.comMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who campaigned for Hillary Clinton when the former secretary of state ran for president in 2016, says she ...
2018-11-20 03:00 EST
Pelosi should lead by stepping back The Massachusetts Daily CollegianGiving newcomers a seat isn't a risk, it's an opportunity.
2018-12-04 21:43 EST
Nika Elugardo points to changes in progressive politics Boston HeraldRemarks from just-elected state Rep. Nika Elugardo of Boston are a clear indication how things have changed in a generation.
2018-12-11 02:19 EST
MBTA general manager Luis Ramirez is out after just 15 months The Boston GlobeThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's general manager, Luis Ramirez, abruptly left his job after just 15 months, state officials announced Tuesday, ...
2018-12-11 10:05 EST
George H.W. Bush saluted by Massachusetts, his home state Boston HeraldBay State politicos and residents are mourning the loss of former president and Milton native George H.W. Bush. Flags and flowers adorned his Adams Street ...
2018-12-02 03:00 EST
Ayanna Pressley’s Victory: A Political Earthquake That Reflects a Changed Boston The New York TimesMs. Pressley's victory was both a political upset and a jolt to a city perpetually grappling with its own reputation for provincialism, particularly on matters of race.
2018-09-05 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts ballot Question 3: Here's what you need to know 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
2018-09-26 03:00 EDT
17 percent tax on Airbnb stays? Massachusetts lawmakers consider rules for short-term rentals MassLive.comMassachusetts lawmakers will consider imposing a tax of up to about 17 percent on short-term room rentals like those done through the website Airbnb. The tax ...
2018-07-30 03:00 EDT
Here's an overview of the 2018 midterm election results in Massachusetts Boston.comVoters in the state returned an all-Democratic House delegation to Washington, D.C. Read more on
2018-11-07 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
Amherst College hosts panel on the changing news and media The Massachusetts Daily CollegianHow is the news changing? These journalists had answers.
2018-12-03 00:09 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
2018-11-05 03:00 EST
The Asian-American wave in Massachusetts politics The Boston GlobeThree candidates running in the Third Congressional District represent a larger wave of Asian-Americans running for office in Massachusetts — and across the ...
2018-08-30 03:00 EDT
The candidates running for statewide offices in the Massachusetts primaries Boston.comThis is your guide to the state's primary elections. Read more on
2018-08-28 03:00 EDT
$1.4 Million Homes in Massachusetts, New York and Missouri The New York TimesA condominium in an 1898 schoolhouse outside Boston, an 1840 Carpenter Gothic house in the Hudson Valley and a 1911 estate in St. Louis.
2018-11-14 03:00 EST
Is change coming to Massachusetts politics this fall? Or maybe not so much? The Boston GlobePollsters and other observers say the elections this fall could bring major change to the political landscape. But it's still unclear that the winds of change will ...
2018-08-12 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts ballot Question 1, the nurse-staffing issue: What to know Boston.comQuestion 1 is shaping up to be the most expensive and closely watched ballot measure this year in Massachusetts. The proposed law, which would limit the ...
2018-10-09 03:00 EDT
Former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi calls U.S. Bureau of Prisons 'rogue agency' that denies inmates health care MassLive.comFormer Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi is interviewed by Jim Braude on WGBH's "Greater Boston." It was DiMasi's first interview since he went to ...
2018-12-05 19:30 EST
Massachusetts Lawmakers Ponder E-Taxes As Budget Deadline Nears New England Public RadioThe Supreme Court sided with South Dakota in its legal battle with a Boston based online retailer. The ruling last week basically paved the way for a.
2018-06-22 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey opens investigation into Marriott hotel data breach MassLive.comMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office has opened an investigation into a data breach of Marriott hotels that exposed personal information of ...
2018-11-30 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to attend President George H.W. Bush's funeral MassLive.comBaker's office said the governor will be traveling to Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning for the funeral.
2018-12-04 03:00 EST
What does the Supreme Court's Wayfair decision on online sales taxes mean for Massachusetts? MassLive.comBrick-and-mortar retailers have been lobbying Congress for years to overturn a court decision that said online retailers only had to collect the state sales tax in ...
2018-06-21 03:00 EDT
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
2018-10-17 03:00 EDT


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‘He’s gotten to know every slice of that agency’: Who is Steve Poftak, the next GM of the MBTA? The Boston GlobeLittle more than a year ago the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority celebrated the selection of a general manager with no public transit experience as ...
2018-12-13 18:45 EST
Ramirez Replaced As GM After 15 Months Leading MBTA wgbh.orgSteve Poftak, a member of the T's control board, will replace Luis Ramirez, just a year after Ramirez was hired.
2018-12-12 13:30 EST
CRRC in Springfield to unveil next-generation MBTA rail cars WWLP.comCRRC will unveil new MBTA rail cars at their Springfield manufacturing facility next week. CRRC said they will be rolling out the first pair of next-generation rail ...
2018-12-13 17:46 EST
MBTA general manager Luis Ramirez is out after just 15 months The Boston GlobeThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's general manager, Luis Ramirez, abruptly left his job after just 15 months, state officials announced Tuesday, ...
2018-12-11 10:05 EST
Luis Ramirez out as MBTA general manager Enterprise NewsBOSTON — With his second term about to begin, Gov. Charlie Baker has made a move to install new leadership at the MBTA, severing ties to General Manager ...
2018-12-11 11:15 EST
Red Sox bring trophy for a ride on the MBTA, visit kids, deliver pizza to Yankee stadium WCVB BostonThe Boston Red Sox took the World Series trophy for a ride on the MBTA Wednesday, allowing fans to take photos with the prize.
2018-12-12 20:19 EST
The MBTA’s weekend commuter rail discount went well. But now it’s over The Boston GlobeA $10 weekend pass led to more revenue on the commuter rail, but officials have been forced to pause the program.
2018-12-10 16:15 EST
MBTA police are searching for a person of interest in a Blue Line assault Boston.comMBTA Transit Police are calling on the public for help finding a person of interest in connection to an assault and battery aboard a Blue Line train last month.
2018-12-12 15:19 EST
New DEMS say party should DO MORE on RACE — MBTA chief OUT —Third POT SHOP opens SATURDAY PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. NEW LAWMAKERS SAY DEMS HAVE LONG WAY TO GO ON RACE — Despite an election that featured historic gains ...
2018-12-12 07:10 EST
MBTA riders say new T GM Poftak should give transit system a makeover Boston HeraldStraphangers said new MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak should reinvent the spotty transit authority so they can get to work on time. Others said his ...
2018-12-13 02:16 EST
Train derails on MBTA Green Line WCVB BostonShuttle bus *service* is being provided for commuters.
2018-12-10 16:34 EST
MBTA looks to stop ‘cascading failures’ from disrupting service systemwide Boston HeraldThe MBTA is looking into the issue of "cascading failures" and the systemwide impact of breakdowns as a rocky two weeks of *service* continued this weekend ...
2018-12-09 22:56 EST
Hoping MBTA vows to improve stay on track Boston HeraldWe are assured by the MBTA that infrastructure investment and improved employee training will improve the T's performance. The proof will be in the riding.
2018-12-11 02:38 EST
Mass. officials have big ideas — and big decisions — for the MBTA commuter rail The Boston GlobeHow often should trains run? How much should a ride cost? And who's going to operate the trains, anyway? As state transportation officials chart the future of the ...
2018-12-05 03:00 EST
MBTA wrapping up weekend commuter rail discount The Boston GlobeAbout 180000 of the $10 all-weekend fares were sold during a six-month test.
2018-12-07 16:43 EST
Commuter Rail discount could return after study, MBTA says Boston 25 NewsWeekend discounts on the Commuter Rail are now over, but the MBTA says they could make a return.
2018-12-11 08:28 EST
Wilmington Selectmen Frustrated With MBTA Safety Concerns Wilmington, MA PatchWilmington Selectmen Frustrated With MBTA - Wilmington, MA - Selectmen say the MBTA is threatening public safety by blocking traffic at its commuter rail ...
2018-12-12 11:28 EST
Signal problems, cracked rails caused Red Line delays The Boston GlobeThe MBTA apologized Tuesday after commuters on the Red Line experienced delays because of signal problems and track issues near the Kendall/MIT Station.
2018-12-11 10:06 EST
MBTA subway ridership is dropping . . . except on the Blue Line The Boston GlobeRidership on the Blue Line keeps growing even as it drops elsewhere in the system.
2018-11-28 03:00 EST
MBTA accepts blame for incidents, still needs Commuter Rail boss Boston HeraldMBTA oversight officials are calling on the T to take better control over the commuter rail by investigating last week's problems and by getting a move on in hiring ...
2018-12-04 03:00 EST
Changes at two MBTA garages start Wednesday - News The Patriot LedgerBRAINTREE − There will be fewer spaces in the garage at Quincy Adams station and new parking spaces will be available near Braintree station starting on ...
2018-12-05 22:11 EST
Luis Ramirez Out Of Job; New MBTA General Manager Named CBS BostonMBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez is out after a little more than a year on the job. WBZ-TV's Paul Burton reports. Next Video. Judge Orders Stormy Daniels ...
2018-12-11 17:12 EST
The MBTA has a new watcher The Boston GlobeBusiness and transit groups are teaming up to rate the MBTA every year on its promise to whittle away at a multibillion-dollar fix-it list.
2018-11-15 03:00 EST
MBTA Adds Transit Police Patrols, Signage to Deter Illegal Hunting on Haverhill's Atlanta Street WHAV NewsAtlanta Street is being monitored by transit police to deter illegal hunting in the wake of neighbor concerns. (File photograph) Less than two months after ...
2018-12-13 00:01 EST
20 minutes for one bus, 2 minutes for the next: Why some MBTA trips run back-to-back The Boston GlobeIt's one of the most irritating experiences a bus rider can have: After standing on the side of the road for 15 or 20 minutes, the bus finally comes plowing up to the ...
2018-11-26 03:00 EST
Is a fire just a mechanical issue? How the MBTA alerts riders about problems The Boston GlobeAfter two recent incidents, riders say the T was not offering enough detail through its *service* alerts about what, exactly, was going on.
2018-12-03 03:00 EST
Nobody knows why there’s a fake tree at Park Street station — and the MBTA didn’t put it there The Boston GlobeMaybe riders will never know. But they're certainly curious.
2018-12-05 03:00 EST
Negligence – MBTA – Presentment – Waiver Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyWhere the defendant Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority moved to dismiss a negligence claim, asserting that the plaintiff did not comply with the ...
2018-12-12 16:34 EST
With CRRC in Springfield ready to deliver 1st MBTA Orange Line cars, China trade war worries loom MassLive.comGov. Charlie Baker and other officials will attend a formal rolling out ceremony of the first MBTA Orange line cars built at the $95 million Springfield factory.
2018-12-05 03:00 EST
No bonus — yet — for MBTA general manager The Boston GlobeState officials have put off a decision on whether to award the general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority a bonus for his first year at the ...
2018-11-16 03:00 EST
MBTA bus rear-ends car, sending sedan into pedestrian WCVB BostonFive people were taken to hospitals Thursday after an MBTA bus rear-ended a car that had stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the street in Roslindale.
2018-12-06 18:03 EST
Police: Quincy man smashed MBTA train window with his head because phone call ‘made him angry’ Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - A Quincy man accused of smashing an MBTA train window with his head told responding officers he did it because he was mad at someone, ...
2018-12-10 12:38 EST
MBTA tallies drop in ridership Boston HeraldFewer people are taking the T, which is falling short of revenue projections this year by millions of dollars.
2018-11-27 07:00 EST
Presentment defense waived by MBTA Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyThe Supreme Judicial Court has found that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority waived its right to have a negligence claim against it dismissed ...
2018-12-12 12:21 EST
MBTA Reaffirms Accessibility Goals with Amended Agreement framinghamsource.comThe following is a press release from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. ***. BOSTON – Yesterday, the MBTA and the Boston Center for ...
2018-12-05 07:50 EST
Video captures MBTA bus hitting car that was pushed into pedestrian WCVB BostonSurveillance video shows a chain-reaction crash that started when an MBTA transit bus collided with a vehicle that was pushed into a pedestrian.
2018-12-06 18:46 EST
Old Orange Line cars gear up for their final rides The Boston GlobeSweet retirement is just around the corner for the nearly 40-year-old train sets that rumble each day from Malden to Jamaica Plain.
2018-11-26 03:00 EST
State transit boss blasts commuter rail for recent ‘unacceptable issues’ The Boston GlobeProblems on the commuter rail this week included the derailment of a train that lost a wheel Tuesday morning and an engine fire in Hanson on Thursday.
2018-11-29 03:00 EST
Braintree restricts parking near MBTA gate - News The Patriot LedgerThe restrictions limit parking on two Braintree streets close to the Quincy Adams MBTA station.
2018-11-28 03:00 EST
MBTA, city reach compromise on fence | Haverhill Eagle-TribuneHAVERHILL — A local business owner says he is grateful for the community's support after the MBTA altered its plans for a controversial fence that would have ...
2018-11-26 03:00 EST
Keolis: Wheel Came Off MBTA Commuter Rail Train, Causing Derailment CBS BostonWALTHAM (CBS) – An MBTA commuter rail train derailed near the Belmont-Waltham line Tuesday morning. Fitchburg line train 404 left Wachusett around 6:20 ...
2018-11-27 03:00 EST
Massachusetts transportation officials delay decision on $32,000 bonus for MBTA general manager Luis Manuel Ramirez MassLive.comMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's transportation chief and the head of the MBTA are agreeing to put off a decision on a potential $32000 bonus.
2018-11-15 03:00 EST
MBTA ridership, revenue taking a dip WCVB BostonOfficials are concerned that MBTA ridership and revenue are taking at dip.
2018-11-27 03:00 EST
Ridership down, pension liability up at MBTA The Daily News of NewburyportBOSTON – The rising cost of MBTA pensions has board members concerned about the long-term stability of the retirement program for an agency where ...
2018-11-26 03:00 EST
MBTA GM refuses to comment on Commuter Rail engine fire WCVB BostonFirefighters put down the fire, but the MBTA is still facing a firestorm. On two consecutive mornings, major malfunctions have wreaked havoc on the Commuter ...
2018-11-29 03:00 EST
MBTA turns to solar arrays at South Shore train stations The Patriot LedgerHINGHAM — With temperatures stuck in the upper 20s Thursday morning, many of the commuters waiting for trains at the West Hingham station could be found ...
2018-11-17 03:00 EST
Transportation Secretary Calls 2 MBTA Issues In One Week ‘Unacceptable’ CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts' Transportation Secretary is calling two MBTA mishaps “unacceptable,” and demanding accountability. Stephanie Pollack said ...
2018-11-29 03:00 EST
IMHO: The MBTA'S Newest Excuse wgbh.orgJim Braude on how the MBTA sugarcoats just how late they always are: Hoping passengers don't notice!
2018-12-06 19:15 EST
Haverhill man allegedly urinates on floor of MBTA commuter rail train Boston.comKeith Comeau, 38, was standing in front of around 30 to 40 passengers at the time, police said. Read more on
2018-12-04 03:00 EST
MBTA Commuter Rail Back on Schedule a Day After Derailment NECNThe MBTA Commuter Rail trains are back on scheduled Wednesday, a day after a train carrying approximately 800 passengers derailed in Waltham. Tuesday ...
2018-11-27 03:00 EST
Ridership Down On the MBTA, Except For the Blue Line Banker & TradesmanThe rising cost of MBTA pensions has board members concerned about the long-term stability of the retirement program for an agency where ridership over the ...
2018-11-27 11:42 EST
On camera: Pedestrian hit by car rear-ended by MBTA bus WCVB BostonThe crash occurred at the intersection of Hyde Park Ave. and Canterbury St., Boston Fire officials said.
2018-12-06 15:35 EST
An infamous Westwood bridge wrecked a truck Friday... again The Boston GlobeA truck slammed into the MBTA commuter rail bridge in Westwood Friday, generating delays on the Franklin line after a speed reduction was ordered as a safety ...
2018-12-14 09:18 EST
Gate Closed for Decades Opens for Better Access to Quincy Adams MBTA Station NECNA pedestrian gate behind an MBTA station in Quincy, Massachusetts, has opened, making access to public transportation easier for neighbors. Due to concerns ...
2018-12-03 03:00 EST
Springfield's CRRC begins testing Orange Line cars for Boston's MBTA (photos, video) MassLive.comIt is the first public glimpse of Springfield-built rail cars that will start shipping out to Boston in the week or so before Christmas. And the sight of those cars will ...
2018-11-16 03:00 EST
Editorial: MBTA must make Keolis accountable Boston HeraldThe debacle on the MBTA's Fitchburg commuter rail train exemplifies serious shortcomings on the part of Keolis, the extent of which need to be investigated.
2018-11-29 03:00 EST
A man allegedly indecently assaulted a girl selling cookies to benefit the Humane Society at an MBTA station Boston.comMark Hurd, 56, was arrested after an investigation. Read more on
2018-11-29 03:00 EST
Rider drags Christmas tree onto Red Line at rush hour. Fellow commuter unimpressed The Boston GlobeTransit officials are reminding commuters to “use sound judgment” and think of other riders.
2018-12-11 09:27 EST
MBTA committee considers help for reverse commuters, electrification Boston Business JournalIncreased frequency to help reverse rail commuters and converting from diesel to electric trains were among the ideas put into motion at the MBTA's Rail Vision ...
2018-11-15 03:00 EST
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineTHE MBTA'S OVERSIGHT BOARD took some tentative steps on Monday to begin exploring the transit authority's role in a fast-changing “mobility marketplace” ...
2018-12-03 03:00 EST
Three groups vow to hold MBTA accountable - News Milford Daily NewsBOSTON — With Gov. Charlie Baker under pressure to deliver on his promise of a better MBTA, three groups not normally associated with each other are now ...
2018-11-18 03:00 EST
MBTA ridership down, pension liability up at budget-challenged T Boston Business JournalThe cost of pensions at the MBTA has climbed 50 percent since 2015, and now account for 23 percent of payroll expenses.
2018-11-27 03:00 EST
Brave transit police K-9 ‘Molly’ helps take down Dorchester robbery suspect Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - A brave MBTA Transit Police K-9 officer is being credited with helping to take down a robbery suspect accused of forcing his way into a cash ...
2018-12-13 16:48 EST
Ramirez out after just over a year as T general manager Sentinel & EnterpriseBy Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS *SERVICE* BOSTON -- After just more than one year managing the MBTA, Luis Ramirez is leaving the transit agency, and ...
2018-12-11 11:16 EST
MBTA's Ramirez Leaves, Nameless Graves In Waltham, "The Friend" WBURHost Callum Borchers speaks with Richard Davey, former MBTA general manager, about the MBTA's annocement that Luis Ramirez will be stepping down as ...
2018-12-10 17:02 EST
MBTA promises improvements after commuter rail incident WCVB BostonAt a panel discussion Tuesday night, an MBTA official said the state now spending three times the annual money it has in the past on repairs to the system.
2018-11-27 03:00 EST
MBTA police request manners Boston HeraldThe MBTA Transit Police sense something in the area of basic manners is afoot among riders.The agency this week tweeted a user-submitted photo of a T rider ...
2018-11-23 03:00 EST
MassDOT, MBTA Officials Offer Thanksgiving Travel Guidance NBC10 BostonThe holidays are a time for family, reflection and, of course, travel. MassDOT officials joined the Massachusetts Bay Authority Transportation on Monday to ...
2018-11-19 03:00 EST
Mechanical issues plague MBTA as winter approaches The Suffolk JournalThe MBTA is slowly returning to normal *service* after a week of delays, breakdowns and accidents as the cold weather tests the system's resilience. Last week ...
2018-12-05 15:48 EST
EDITORIAL: Long haul requires plenty of patience with MBTA, Keolis Sentinel & EnterpriseAn accident waiting to happen. That seems to sum up the state of the MBTA's 12 commuter rail lines. Despite the introduction of new locomotives and ...
2018-11-30 03:00 EST
An MBTA bus driver told a Dedham man he had to pay. That's when the racist rant began, police say. Boston.comA Dedham man allegedly began shouting racial epithets and threats — and eventually threw a rock — at an MBTA bus driver in Mattapan after he was asked to ...
2018-11-29 03:00 EST
Organizations join forces to oversee MBTA compliance with goals Daily Free PressThe Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Conservation Law Foundation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Advisory Board will jointly ...
2018-11-18 03:00 EST
Officer, K-9 Companion Stop Robbery in Dorchester NECNAn MBTA Transit Police Officer and his furry companion stopped a robbery in Dorchester Thursday evening.
2018-12-13 03:00 EST
MBTA Orange Line Loudspeaker Allegedly Says, "I'm being tortured. I need help" Up To BostonBoston, MA - In what passengers called "some kind of a mental breakdown," witnesses claim to have heard the conductor on an Orange Line car make unusual ...
2018-12-11 15:41 EST
Dover officials continue push for recreational path - News MetroWest Daily NewsDOVER — Selectmen have compared the process to lease the former Bay Colony rail bed from the MBTA to “pushing a big boulder up a hill.”Last week ...
2018-12-11 15:18 EST
Commuters Delayed For Hours After MBTA Train Derails In Waltham CBS BostonPassengers were frustrated by how long it took for another train to come and pick them up Tuesday morning. WBZ-TV's Gary Brode reports.
2018-11-27 03:00 EST
MBTA Announces Patriots Train Schedule for Sunday's Game at Gillette GoLocalProvMBTA's operating partner, Keolis Commuter Services, is reminding Patriots fans that train *service* is available to and from Gillette Stadium for Sunday's game ...
2018-12-01 03:00 EST
Wanted: Someone to make something out of old station The Boston GlobeThe iconic Swampscott train depot, built in 1868 for the B&M Railroad and designed by George W. Cram, has been vacant for years.
2018-12-13 17:43 EST
Some Green Line passengers got to take a ride with the Red Sox' World Series trophy Boston.comSome Red Sox fans scored a victory ride on the Green Line Wednesday, when passengers were “pleasantly surprised” by the appearance of a fellow T-rider: the ...
2018-12-13 10:36 EST
MBTA Police Seeking Public's Help in Assault Investigation NECNThe MBTA Transit Police is asking for the public's help in identifying two people connected with an assault and battery investigation.
2018-11-24 03:00 EST
'Boilerplate' Defense Lets Bus Driver Assault Suit Go On Law360A “boilerplate” defense by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in a suit involving a bus driver who allegedly attacked a passenger lacked the ...
2018-12-13 12:49 EST
MBTA expert weighs in on Boston's questions The Suffolk JournalOn Nov. 8, the Civic Series Organization (CSO) held an educational discussion titled “Why Aren't We Moving? An Inside Look at the MBTA” at Alley Powered by ...
2018-11-14 03:00 EST
Police: Man indecently assaulted woman several times while on MBTA bus Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsNEWTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A Newton man is facing charges after authorities say he indecently assaulted a woman several times while on an MBTA bus last ...
2018-11-14 03:00 EST
Hundreds of children board ‘Polar Express’ to South Station Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - South Station was decked out as the North Pole on Saturday to welcome the hundreds of children who took a special holiday trip on the ...
2018-12-08 19:03 EST
Keller @ Large: Rider With Christmas Tree On Crowded Red Line Lands On Naughty List CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – The holiday season is in full swing, and isn't it great? The streets and subways packed with excited shoppers, the smell of pine needles in the ...
2018-12-12 06:15 EST
21-year-old man threw rock at bus driver, yelled racial slurs, police say The Boston GlobeMBTA Transit Police arrested a 21-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly threw a rock at a bus driver while screaming racial epithets Saturday for refusing ...
2018-11-30 03:00 EST
Hate crime reports in Mass. at 10-year high Lowell SunBy Colin A. Young State House News *Service* BOSTON -- The number of hate crimes reported to the state increased by almost 10 percent to a 10-year high in ...
2018-12-14 06:36 EST
Selectmen await response on CSX pollution claims - Special SouthCoastToday.comMIDDLEBORO — Town officials have been working on behalf of residents living near Station Street in Middleboro to find a prompt and legal way to end the ...
2018-11-21 03:00 EST
No injuries after commuter train hits car in Abington The Patriot LedgerABINGTON − *Service* on the Kingston/Plymouth commuter line was delayed by close to an hour Wednesday evening after a train and car collided in Abington.
2018-11-14 03:00 EST
Editorial: Better decisions needed to get T back on track Boston HeraldThe MBTA has a passenger problem: There aren't enough.
2018-11-28 06:39 EST
Revere robbery suspect believed to be armed and on the run The Boston GlobeA suspect believed to be armed was on the run in Revere Saturday night after attempting to rob an elderly woman at gunpoint, officials said. Three youths ...
2018-11-25 03:00 EST
Quincy Center transformation continues with Nova Residences The Patriot LedgerContractors began stacking modular wood-frame pieces this week at 1500 Hancock St., the future home of Nova Residences. QUINCY — Passersby could quite ...
2018-11-29 03:00 EST
Officials: Wheel fell off Commuter Rail train during morning commute Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBELMONT, MASS. (WHDH) - A Fitchburg Line Commuter Rail train derailed Tuesday morning when a wheel fell off a single-level coach car near Waverly ...
2018-11-28 03:00 EST
MassDOT, SNHU Celebrate College for America Graduates Southern New Hampshire UniversityAn event at the MassDOT in Boston highlighted the agency's partnership with SNHU and recognized several employees who recently earned their degrees.
2018-12-10 15:14 EST
Letters: Mass. transit system is at a moment of transition The Boston GlobeEmily Reichert and Quincy Miller's op-ed on the success of bus rapid transit in Mexico City and how BRT might help Boston is most welcome (“Take the bus,” ...
2018-12-08 00:00 EST
Study aims to improve public transit in Lynn The Boston GlobeThe state Department of Transportation is preparing to launch a study into ways to improve public transportation in Lynn.
2018-12-11 16:31 EST
Finally, gate opens to connect Red Line and Quincy neighborhood The Boston GlobeWith fewer than 500 feet of pedestrian infrastructure, thousands of commutes around Greater Boston are set to soon improve. It started Monday morning on the ...
2018-12-03 03:00 EST
Salem Says Its Ready For Pot Shop Opening Salem, MA PatchSalem Says It's Ready For Pot Shop Opening - Salem, MA - The store set up an online reservation system in hopes of minimizing opening-day lines and crowds.
2018-12-11 14:19 EST
WHAT'S NEXT for TSONGAS and CAPUANO — Who is STEVE POFTAK — NEW BEDFORD ranks NUMBER 1 PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. TGIF. LIFE AFTER CONGRESS — It's not clear what the state's two outgoing members of Congress — Reps.
2018-12-14 07:36 EST
Hate crime reports in Massachusetts at ten-year high Lowell SunBy Colin A. Young STATE HOUSE NEWS *SERVICE* BOSTON -- The number of hate crimes reported to the state increased by almost 10 percent to a 10-year ...
2018-12-13 11:46 EST

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All the Hollywood movies filmed in Massachusetts this fall Boston.comJust call it Hub-ywood. Everywhere you look this fall, it seems like a movie is filming in Massachusetts. The most obvious has been “Little Women,” if only ...
2018-12-14 05:00 EST
Number of open pot shops in Massachusetts to double within days WCVB BostonWithin just a few days, the number of open recreational marijuana shops in Massachusetts is going to double.
2018-12-13 20:56 EST
How Massachusetts Schools Brought Gay Rights To The Masses WBURThe grassroots effort served as a model for the rest of the country, changing how Americans think about supporting gay youth at school.
2018-12-13 16:22 EST
Police: Highway crash kills Massachusetts artist | Boston.comMassachusetts police say a local artist has been killed in a two-vehicle crash. Read more on
2018-12-13 19:41 EST
Letter: Medical aid in dying should be legal in Massachusetts Worcester TelegramAn Oct. 23 Worcester meeting about legalizing medical aid in dying (MAID) in Massachusetts inspired several letters to the Telegram. As a long-time faculty ...
2018-12-14 03:26 EST
Massachusetts marijuana regulators OK four new retail pot shops MassLive.comTwo Massachusetts marijuana shops have been open since Nov. 20 and pulled in more than $7 million in sales.
2018-12-13 14:21 EST
Hate crime reports in Massachusetts hit 10-year high The Boston GlobeThe number of hate crimes reported to the state increased by almost 10 percent to a 10-year high in 2017, the state said in a new report that also found a ...
2018-12-13 12:04 EST
State police: Multiple bomb threats emailed to numerous businesses in Massachusetts WWLP.comMultiple bomb threats have been emailed to numerous businesses in Massachusetts, according to state police.
2018-12-13 14:30 EST
Massachusetts is leading the way on gun safety, but we can’t do it alone | TheHill The HillIn Massachusetts, we have a message to members of Congress and to my colleagues in legislatures across the country: It is possible to make progress on gun ...
2018-12-13 13:30 EST
UPS Purchases $18.3 Million in Property in Massachusetts Transport Topics OnlineUnited Parcel *Service* has purchased properties in Shrewsbury, Mass., and Grafton, Mass., for $18.3 million as it considers whether to build a $200 million ...
2018-12-13 11:50 EST
Chance of snow this weekend in Central and Western Massachusetts MassLive.comReady for snow? There's a chance of mixed snow, sleet and freezing rain this weekend in Central and Western Massachusetts. The westernmost part of the state ...
2018-12-14 06:05 EST
Massachusetts man dies while cutting down tree Boston.comThe 38-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more on
2018-12-12 10:24 EST
Massachusetts small business health insurance premiums 2nd highest in US, study finds MassLive.comMassachusetts small business owners buying health insurance for their employees are spending more than businesses in most other states and are getting less ...
2018-12-13 16:55 EST
Inadequate Mental Health Treatment Hinders Massachusetts Residents TheFix.comOnly about 50% of Massachusetts mental health providers accept payment from the state and federal Medicaid program. Private insurance isn't much better.
2018-12-13 17:30 EST
‘We may be in Massachusetts already’: Project Veritas head James O’Keefe hails court ruling on secret recordings MassLive.comDALLAS, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Conservative media activist James O'Keefe speaks at an event hosted by the Southern Methodist University chapter of Young ...
2018-12-13 15:58 EST
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker: Salem marijuana shop’s appointment-only policy is a ‘good idea’ MassLive.comNorthampton Mayor David J. Narkewicz made history on Nov. 20 with the $24 purchase, including tax, of a candy bar like this one when New England Treatment ...
2018-12-13 12:18 EST
Nevada judge holds hearing on Massachusetts report on Wynn Boston HeraldLAS VEGAS (AP) — Former casino mogul Steve Wynn's bid in Nevada to block release of a Massachusetts Gaming Commission report about sexual misconduct ...
2018-12-13 17:22 EST
Letter to the editor: Why are Massachusetts power needs prioritized over Maine's? Press HeraldEven as Maine's Public Utilities Commission approves an electricity price increase for Central Maine Power's customers, CMP is seeking approval to build new ...
2018-12-14 04:00 EST
Throwback Thursday: Western Massachusetts ice storm 2008 WWLP.comTen years ago, the Hill Towns of western Massachusetts were hit with an ice storm.
2018-12-13 11:04 EST
Hate crime reports in Massachusetts hit ten-year high WWLP.comThe number of hate crimes reported to the state increased by almost 10 percent to a 10-year high in 2017.
2018-12-14 11:07 EST
Massachusetts doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in opioid death Boston.comWOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient who overdosed on opioids he ...
2018-12-11 16:48 EST
Five convicted in Massachusetts meningitis outbreak case - News from southeastern Connecticut theday.comFour former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and.
2018-12-13 19:06 EST
Massachusetts Needs More Than MOR-EV Union of Concerned ScientistsThe good news coming out of Massachusetts electric vehicle policy is that the MOR-EV rebate program, the primary incentive that the Commonwealth offers to ...
2018-12-12 15:06 EST
Bids reach new record in Massachusetts offshore wind lease auction Renewables NowDecember 14 (Renewables Now) - The US federal government is offering three ocean areas totalling 390000 acres (157800 ha) off Massachusetts in an offshor.
2018-12-14 03:07 EST
Concerts coming to Massachusetts in 2019 MassLive.comHere's a look at shows from the Berkshires to Boston.
2018-12-12 05:05 EST
Full list of Massachusetts median household incomes by town The Boston GlobeThe highest earners in Massachusetts live in Dover, according to new Census data, with a whopping $204018 median household income reported.
2018-12-11 08:08 EST
Finance 101: The state of the Massachusetts economy WWLP.comTodd Christian, financial counselor from Cambridge Credit, ran us through Massachusetts' rankings in terms of economy, fiscal stability, education, and health ...
2018-12-12 13:19 EST
Steve Carell still remembers his Massachusetts wedding day perfectly Boston.comIt's been more than 23 years since Acton native Steve Carell and his wife, Nancy Carell, exchanged vows back in August 1995. But the actor remembers their ...
2018-12-11 15:23 EST
Massachusetts Native Seriously Injured in Hawaii Plane Crash NECNAn Andover, Massachusetts native was seriously injured in a plane crash off the Hawaii coast on Wednesday. Matt Pothier, a 47-year-old Hawaii Air National ...
2018-12-12 20:52 EST
Massachusetts Rec Cannabis Sales Have Now Topped $7Million In 3 Weeks Green Market ReportThe Daily Hampshire Gazette reports. A total of $2,218,208.47 in gross sales was made from legal recreational marijuana and marijuana products last week.
2018-12-14 08:20 EST
The darkest time of year in western Massachusetts. WWLP.comCHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - You may already know that the shortest day of the year is the day winter begins and then for the next six months we spend our time ...
2018-12-13 11:34 EST
State police trooper suspended over assault allegation | Massachusetts WESTERNMASSNEWS.comBOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper has been suspended with pay while authorities investigate reports of an assault on a woman outside a ...
2018-12-14 10:49 EST
Massachusetts has fastest growing public college costs in U.S., study finds MassLive.comA study by the New England Board of Higher Education found that the cost of public higher education in Massachusetts has grown by 18 to 19 percent over five ...
2018-12-12 12:04 EST
20,000 Children Are Uninsured In Massachusetts, Study Finds wgbh.orgAccording to a new report from Georgetown University, the number of uninsured children in Massachusetts is up for the first time in years.
2018-12-09 18:59 EST
Massachusetts emergency departments continue to see high volume of avoidable visits WWLP.comMassachusetts business leaders are aiming to reduce avoidable emergency room visits, which could also lower the cost of health care.
2018-12-12 12:40 EST
Massachusetts marijuana retail shops bring in $7 million so far MassLive.comThe two Massachusetts marijuana retail shops that are open have brought in a total of $7 million since opening on November 20.
2018-12-11 16:00 EST
Massachusetts' 3rd Shop to Open, Connecticut OKs 9 More Dispensaries LeaflyThe third adult-use cannabis store in Massachusetts is set to open this weekend in Salem, and Connecticut's new MMJ approvals will double the state's ...
2018-12-12 14:54 EST
'Tis the season for outdoor holiday displays across western Massachusetts WWLP.comImpressive lighting displays are popping up throughout western Massachusetts.
2018-12-12 22:13 EST
A Labor of Love in Massachusetts Wall Street JournalThis home outside Boston was transformed over four decades from a farmhouse into a manor with European design influences. It is asking $3.67 million.
2018-12-13 10:00 EST
State legislators meet to discuss inequality issues in western Massachusetts WWLP.comState Senate President Karen Spilka and Sen-elect Jo Comerford were among the state and community officials who met at the Food Bank of Western ...
2018-12-11 17:49 EST
Wayfair Nabs $31M In Tax Breaks For Massachusetts Expansion BisnowWayfair has received one of the largest tax breaks in the history of one Massachusetts economic body.
2018-12-13 13:41 EST
Massachusetts Lawmakers Speak on Nancy Pelosi's Agreement to Term Limits NECNMassachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton may have lost the battle but won the war when it comes to *fresh* leadership in the Democratic party. He did not ...
2018-12-13 18:05 EST
More women in the Massachusetts House means there should be more women at the top The Boston GlobeHouse Speaker Robert DeLeo needs to put the next state budget in the hands of an able female lawmaker.
2018-12-11 16:17 EST
Leaders of Massachusetts gas companies in hot seat at State House hearing WWLP.comA panel of Massachusetts gas company executives was questioned about their safety practices during a hearing at the State House on Tuesday.
2018-12-11 18:49 EST
Massachusetts gas prices still on the decline GazetteNETBOSTON — The cost of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts is down another 2 cents.AAA Northeast's latest price survey released Monday found self-serve, ...
2018-12-10 16:11 EST
Massachusetts Has A Northborough, Southborough And Westborough. Why No Eastborough? wgbh.orgHere at the Curiosity Desk we love nothing more than to hear from you about what has roused your curiosity. And today we turn to Worcester resident Richard ...
2018-12-12 08:57 EST
Massachusetts delegation eyeing reins of power in Washington The Westerly SunBOSTON — Massachusetts holds only nine of 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, but after eight years in the political wilderness the state's ...
2018-12-09 00:15 EST
Massachusetts girl asks Santa to change dad's work shift instead of asking for toys NEWS10 ABCA 10-year-old girl from Springfield has a selfless request for Santa this Christmas: to change her dad's work shift!
2018-12-11 14:34 EST
The Bruins might be eyeing this Massachusetts native in their next trade deal Boston.comThe Bruins expressed interest in the Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle prior to the start of the season. Read more on
2018-12-13 12:59 EST
Easthampton mayor among Massachusetts municipal officials on 'economic and cultural exchange' trip to Israel MassLive.comThe Jewish Community Relations Council is paying for the $4500 trip.
2018-12-11 19:21 EST
Police seek driver in deadly hit-and-run in Massachusetts Boston.comWEST BOYLSTON, Mass. (AP) — State police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old woman who was hit by two vehicles on Interstate 190 in West Boylston ...
2018-12-09 10:00 EST
CBS paid Massachusetts actress Eliza Dushku $9.5M after sexual harassment complaint MassLive.comEliza Dushku was paid $9.5 million to quiet reports of sexual harassment she allegedly received while filming a CBS series.
2018-12-13 22:03 EST
Which college presidents in Massachusetts were paid more than a million dollars? MassLive.comAs the cost of tuition at colleges continues to rise, some question how much those at the top are paid.
2018-12-12 13:44 EST
Target to pay $3M to resolve Massachusetts Medicaid claim WSFATarget Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules of Massachusetts' Medicaid program.
2018-12-11 12:13 EST
Massachusetts State Trooper Involved in Altercation to Face Charges NECNA Massachusetts State Police trooper is facing charges after authorities say he was involved in an assault and battery altercation earlier this month. Trooper ...
2018-12-13 17:47 EST
Creation of Citizens Commission next step in Massachusetts’ effort to regulate corporate campaign donations MassLive.comSupporters of a ballot question creating a citizens commission to oppose the Citizens United court decision rally in Boston on Oct. 19, 2018. ( Shira Schoenberg ...
2018-12-11 13:13 EST
Massachusetts State Ban on Secretly Recording Officials Struck Down Courthouse News ServiceBOSTON (CN) – A federal judge ruled Monday that the Massachusetts law barring the secret recording of government officials is unconstitutional. The ruling was ...
2018-12-10 22:00 EST
New Massachusetts energy plan zeroes in on vehicles and buildings for emissions reductions MassLive.comTransportation and home heating should be electrified, and the power should be sourced from a clean, modern grid, the plan recommends.
2018-12-12 19:30 EST
Dozens of churches closed in western Massachusetts in last decade WWLP.comDozens of churches in western Massachusetts have shut their doors over the last decade.
2018-12-13 08:15 EST
Massachusetts probation officer charged with stalking Connecticut trooper WTNH.comA Massachusetts probation officer was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly stalking a Connecticut State Police trooper in Enfield.
2018-12-12 18:26 EST
For Massachusetts city and town officials eyeing marijuana businesses, this forum seeks to demystify the new industry MassLive.comWith two marijuana retail shops open and more on the way, city and town officials across Massachusetts are weighing traffic concerns, crowd control and other ...
2018-12-09 06:30 EST
8th Massachusetts State Trooper Arrested in OT Scandal; 2 Others to Plead Guilty NBC10 BostonAn eighth state police trooper was arrested on Wednesday and two previously charged retired troopers agreed to plead guilty in connection with the ongoing ...
2018-12-12 10:23 EST
Western Massachusetts man killed following tree-cutting accident in Amherst MassLive.comA 38-year old Easthampton man died of injuries he sustained while cutting down a tree on Flat Hills Road in Amherst, around 9 a.m. Tuesday.
2018-12-11 16:25 EST
Friendly's parent buys back restaurant real estate across Massachusetts, but mum on reason MassLive.comSun Capital Partners -- The Florida-based private equity firm that owns Friendly's restaurant business -- has spent $12.2 million over the past few months buying ...
2018-12-11 11:30 EST
3 Massachusetts men plead guilty to drug dealing - and win pleas to be home (temporarily) for the holidays MassLive.comSPRINGFIELD -- Two Holyoke men and a Chicopee man on Thursday pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute. The two ...
2018-12-13 17:26 EST
Federal Court Rules You Have the Right to Record the Cops—Even in Secret SlateThe Boston Police Department actually instructs officers that they may arrest people who secretly record them performing their duties in public.
2018-12-11 16:11 EST
No rush to Real ID in Massachusetts MetroWest Daily NewsMassachusetts residents planning to renew their driver's licenses in the new year may want to consider getting a Real ID, as 2019 marks the final year before the ...
2018-12-09 17:58 EST
Comcast offers discounted Internet to town in Massachusetts; town says no PhillyVoice.comComcast offered to bring widely-available cable broadband Internet access to a tiny Massachusetts town at, a discount. The town said no, thanks.
2018-12-11 16:32 EST
Massachusetts residents struggle to access mental health care, study finds MassLive.comAudrey Shelto is president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. The foundation released a new study on access to mental health care.
2018-12-11 00:01 EST
Massachusetts marijuana sales top $7M in first 3 weeks GazetteNETNORTHAMPTON – A total of $2218208.47 in gross sales was made from legal recreational marijuana and marijuana products last week.The week three total ...
2018-12-12 10:11 EST
Massachusetts already seeing widespread flu activity Boston 25 NewsBOSTON - Have you gotten a flu shot this year? Doctors say there is a right answer to that question in the public health world, but this year, too many ...
2018-12-12 16:50 EST
Eighth Massachusetts State Police trooper arrested for overtime abuse WWLP.comAn eighth Massachusetts State Police trooper has been arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation into overtime abuse, while two others have agreed ...
2018-12-12 10:11 EST
Hackers Steal $800,000 from Massachusetts College NECNA Massachusetts community college is beefing up its cybersecurity after hackers stole $800000 through an infected email. Cape Cod Community College ...
2018-12-09 16:07 EST
Truck Crashes Through Home, Misses Sleeping Woman | Massachusetts News U.S. News & World ReportTEMPLETON, Mass. (AP) — A pickup truck has smashed through a home in Massachusetts, barely missing a woman who was asleep on her couch.
2018-12-14 05:42 EST
Massachusetts firefighter dies after battling apartment fire Boston.comWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts firefighter injured while battling an early morning blaze in an apartment building has died.Worcester Fire Chief ...
2018-12-09 10:35 EST
Solar required on new commercial buildings in Massachusetts town pv magazine USAWatertown, Massachusetts now requires solar power with all new commercial construction and retrofits of structures greater than 10000 sq feet - as well all ...
2018-12-10 09:25 EST
Your Holiday Guide To Brews Made In Massachusetts WBURTis' the season for the swirl of cocktail parties, Secret Santas, Yankee Swaps and family gatherings. Choosing *fresh*, local beer as gifts or for the holiday table ...
2018-12-10 05:06 EST
Massachusetts Senate 'prepared to take action' on National Grid lockout MassLive.comA National Grid crew from Fredonia, N.Y. repair power lines that were brought down from the effects of Superstorm Sandy, in Port Washington, N.Y. in November.
2018-12-10 08:47 EST
Massachusetts pilot who crashed during WWII accounted for WCVB BostonA U.S. Army Air Forces pilot from Massachusetts whose plane crashed during World War II has been accounted for.
2018-12-11 10:41 EST
Teen rescues dog from burning car in Massachusetts parking lot | WFTV WFTV OrlandoAlex Gabriel of Massachusetts was grocery shopping at the Market Basket in Haverhill when a car in the parking lot burst into flames.
2018-12-12 10:52 EST
Instead of toys, Massachusetts girl asks Santa to change dad's work shift"When he is happy, I'm happy, and I'll tell you this: I'll even let you skip my house," the 10-year-old wrote.
2018-12-11 19:27 EST
What is Massachusetts planning to do with all that marijuana tax revenue? Boston.comWith the state's new legal recreational weed industry poised to grow, here's a look at the money it collects on pot sales and where it actually goes.
2018-12-05 03:00 EST
Massachusetts marijuana retail shops' rollout going 'mostly according to plan,' Gov. Charlie Baker says MassLive.comThe rollout of Massachusetts marijuana retail shops has "mostly according to plan, which is a good thing," Gov. Charlie Baker told MassLive.
2018-11-28 03:00 EST
CDC: Massachusetts only state with widespread flu activity MassLive.comMassachusetts is the sole state reporting geographically widespread flu activity for the week ending Dec. 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and ...
2018-12-10 15:31 EST
Fintechs Team Up to Provide Services to Massachusetts Banks Banker & TradesmanTwo fintechs that are teaming up to provide digital lending solutions to small to medium-sized businesses have landed partnerships with two banks with a ...
2018-12-13 12:05 EST
Gambling In Massachusetts Has Not Had Negative Impact, Study Finds wgbh.orgA new study has found that the slots parlor in Plainville, Massachusetts has not led to an increase in problem gambling or crime and has had economic benefits.
2018-12-07 11:01 EST
Cannabis Control Commission set to take over medical marijuana oversight in Massachusetts MassLive.comThe Cannabis Control Commission, which oversees the recreational marijuana industry, will assume oversight of Massachusetts' medical marijuana industry ...
2018-12-06 14:08 EST
Boy, 12, slashed by knife at Massachusetts middle school Turn to 10WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a student at a Massachusetts middle school received superficial wounds when he was slashed with a knife wielded by ...
2018-12-06 15:04 EST
Massachusetts marijuana: What's legal, what's against the law for weed in pot-friendly Massachusetts? MassLive.comMarijuana is legal in Massachusetts for people 21 and older, but there are strict laws.
2018-12-03 03:00 EST
How A Liza Minnelli Movie Changed the Law in Massachusetts NewBostonPostDecember 13, 2018. On July 31, 1969 Liza Minnelli took off most or all of her clothes in Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree while acting in a scene for a movie she ...
2018-12-13 20:52 EST
The Massachusetts city that sold time to the world BBC NewsKnowing what time it is might be something we take for granted now. But Waltham's watch industry made it possible for everyone around the globe to know the ...
2018-11-27 03:00 EST
Dozens of western Massachusetts agencies to receive gifts donated to Toys for Tots WWLP.comTuesday morning, the U.S. Marines volunteers will collect the thousands of toys donated during the 22News Toys for Tots drive.
2018-12-10 20:05 EST
Massachusetts Bald Eagle Population Rebounding With State Help wgbh.orgThe number of bald eagles nesting in Massachusetts appears to be steadily growing amid three decades of efforts to re-establish a natural population of the ...
2018-12-03 03:00 EST
$10.8 million grant announced to upgrade railroads in western Massachusetts WWLP.comCongressmen Richard Neal and James McGovern have announced a nearly $11 million grant to upgrade the main line of the New England Central Railroad ...
2018-12-11 20:00 EST
Which Massachusetts school districts reported the highest discipline rates? MassLive.comBy Michelle Williams | MassLive. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently released its 2017-2018 student discipline ...
2018-12-07 05:28 EST
Another Massachusetts State Police trooper faces federal charge in overtime scandal WCVB BostonAnother Massachusetts State Police trooper was arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with the ongoing investigation of an overtime scandal first ...
2018-12-12 20:04 EST
Massachusetts State Judge Suspected Of Aiding An Immigrant To Flee ICE wgbh.orgMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is calling for the temporary removal of a state judge who allegedly helped an undocumented immigrant to evade immigration ...
2018-12-04 08:39 EST
Frigid weekend ahead for Western Massachusetts WWLP.comSPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) -- The winter solstice is right around the corner on December 21, the shortest day of the year when the sun will set at 4:22 p.m..
2018-12-08 12:47 EST
Massachusetts Briefs Sentinel & Enterprise2 seriously injured in school bus crash BERKLEY (AP) -- Authorities say a school bus carrying adults and children went off the road and crashed into the woods ...
2018-12-03 03:00 EST
UMass gambling survey shows economic gains, shifting views in Massachusetts MassLive.comPeople on the slots at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Ma. on opening day in June 2015. A report presented to the state Gambling Commission shows the ...
2018-12-06 16:15 EST

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