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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2018-06-19 06:29 EDT

Massachusetts won't deploy National Guard to border over 'cruel' treatment of children
CNN
(CNN) Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker directed the state National Guard not to send any assets or personnel to the US-Mexico border because of the Trump administration's "inhumane treatment" of children, communications director Lizzy Guyton said in a ...
Massachusetts GOP governor: National Guard mission near Mexico border off amid family separations The Japan Times
Wisconsin National Guard troops head to southern border Madison.com
Gov. Charlie Baker reverses course on sending National Guard to Mexican border, citing Trump policy of splitting up ... MassLive.com
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2018-06-18 15:51 EDT

Tax debate returns to Legislature after SJC strikes down Massachusetts millionaire's tax
MassLive.com
The Supreme Judicial Court on Monday effectively threw the battle over taxes in Massachusetts back to the state Legislature. The SJC struck from the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would have raised taxes on income over $1 million.
Business leaders, officials react to bombshell 'millionaires' tax' ruling Boston Business Journal

2018-06-19 06:10 EDT

Is Massachusetts Fumbling Its July 1 Legalization Launch?
Leafly
BOSTON (AP) — The prospects that retail pot shops open in Massachusetts by a July 1 target appeared to be dimming Thursday, as the state's top marijuana regulator said he was more focused on an orderly rollout of recreational sales than a speedy one.

2018-06-18 16:23 EDT

Bloomberg Baystate Business: Millionaires Tax
Bloomberg
Bloomberg Boston Bureau Chief Tom Moroney and Radio News Anchors Peter Barnes, Pat Carroll, Anne Mostue and Janet Wu are joined by top names from local business and finance to medicine and politics, along with Bloomberg reporters covering the latest ...

2018-06-18 18:40 EDT

What taxes would Jay Gonzalez raise as governor: On The Record
WCVB Boston
What taxes would Jay Gonzalez raise as governor: On The Record. Share. Shares. Copy Link. Copy ... WCVB. Updated: 11:19 AM EDT Jun 10, 2018. VIDEO: Jay Gonzalez tells us what taxes he would raise if elected Governor of Massachusetts.

2018-06-10 11:25 EDT

Howie Carr: Working stiffs catch break as court nixes 'millionaire tax' ploy
Boston Herald
As usual, the hate-has-no-home-here crowd miss the obvious solution. Everyone who wants to pay higher income taxes in Massachusetts can do so, voluntarily. All you have to do is check the box on your state income tax form. Instead of paying at the ...

2018-06-19 04:05 EDT

Secret VA nursing home ratings hide poor quality care from the public
USA TODAY
World War II veteran Rosario "Russ" Bonanno was facing worsening dementia when his family brought him last year to the Department of Veterans Affairs nursing home in Bedford, Massachusetts. He had been in assisted living, but after six years, some ...

2018-06-17 18:00 EDT

A Mass. poll shows the 2 paths to political popularity in America in 2018
The Boston Globe
Rarely does anything in Massachusetts politics offer any lessons about the national political atmosphere, but this week a new poll involving two very popular Massachusetts candidates laid out the two paths in 2018 that a politician can take to achieve ...

2018-06-15 15:25 EDT

Could the transgender law repeal ballot question pass in ...
Boston.com
Amid the vibrant displays of pride this weekend in Boston, some LGBT rights advocates are quietly keeping a wary eye on a likely ballot question this November ...

2018-06-11 15:31 EDT

The MBTA

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2018-06-19 06:29 EDT

MBTA to try surge pricing for parking - CommonWealth Magazine
CommonWealth magazine
THE MBTA PLANS to adjust rates at its 99 parking facilities starting August 1 in a way that hikes prices at its busiest garages during the week and lowers them ...
MBTA to increase parking to $10 at some garages - WCVB-TV WCVB Boston
MBTA to raise weekday parking rates - News - The Patriot Ledger ... The Patriot Ledger
Parking prices will go up at 32 T stations, to as high as $10 a day ... The Boston Globe

2018-06-18 17:58 EDT

Developer proposes moving South Attleboro MBTA station
Turn to 10
The South Attleboro MBTA Station near Interstate 95 and Route 1A in Attleboro. (WJAR File Photo). AA. A developer is looking into moving the South Attleboro MBTA station. The Sun Chronicle reported that David Borque is interested in moving the commuter ...

2018-06-18 19:01 EDT

MBTA Estimate: North-South Rail Link Would Cost At Least $12.3B ...
WBUR
The cheapest version of a rail link between North and South station would run about $12.3 billion, and a more extensive version could cost about $21.5 billion, ...
MBTA: North-South Rail May Cost $12.3 Billion - NECN NECN
MBTA: North-South Rail May Cost $12.3 Billion NBC10 Boston
MBTA study pegs cost of North-South link at $12-21 billion The Patriot Ledger

2018-06-18 15:55 EDT

MBTA study pegs cost of North-South link at $12 billion to $21 billion
WCVB Boston
The cheapest version of a rail link between North and South station would run about $12.3 billion, and a more extensive version could cost about $21.5 billion, according to a draft study by the MBTA. The T's analysis, pursued with the consultant Arup ...
North, South station connection costs could rival Big Dig Boston Herald

2018-06-19 05:46 EDT

Parking to reach $10 at some MBTA parking locations
WCVB Boston
Parking to reach $10 at some MBTA parking locations. Share. Shares. Copy Link. Copy. {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! WCVB. Updated: 9:30 PM EDT Jun 18, 2018. Shaun Ganley. Social Media Manager, WCVB.com. Parking to reach $10 at some MBTA ...

2018-06-18 21:35 EDT

Victim of MBTA attack speaks - WCVB-TV
WCVB Boston
The man who took a beating is now in the process of looking for an attorney. He said Friday that he is not a pervert and was definitely the victim in this case.

2018-06-15 22:17 EDT

Disabled Man Beaten on MBTA After Taking Photos; Attack Caught on Camera
NECN
A disabled man who walks with a cane was badly beaten Monday afternoon on an MBTA train while a fellow passenger, who says the victim deserved it, shot video of the incident. The 66-year-old man, whose name is being withheld, was still in pain Friday.

2018-06-15 22:00 EDT

MBTA assault suspect arrested
Boston Herald
A Boston man is under arrest for allegedly attacking an elderly man, who he accused of taking inappropriate pictures of a female aboard a Red Line train, transit police said. Transit police said 31-year-old Tukan Manley is being charged with assault ...
Suspect arrested for choking and beating man on Red Line The Boston Globe

2018-06-17 03:10 EDT

Commute test for MBTA after nightmare on Tuesday
WCVB Boston
Wednesday is a big test for the MBTA after chaos on the Green Line Tuesday morning. It was an overhead wire problem that triggered Tuesday's mess but on Wednesday, the MBTA is planning inspections to get a thorough idea of how to stop this from ...

2018-06-13 06:09 EDT

Latest Green Line meltdown highlights hidden problems for MBTA
The Boston Globe
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has an ambitious, $8 billion plan to improve service and reliability on the aging transit system: shiny new subway cars, a modernized fare collection system, and track improvements to allow for more ...
Wire Problem Suspends Green Line Service During Rush Hour, Frustrating Commuters CBS Boston
Green Line problems snarl morning commute Boston Business Journal
MBTA promises display of new Red Line car this summer WCVB Boston
Patch.com - Metro US
2018-06-13 00:10 EDT

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2018-06-19 06:29 EDT

Over 17,000 in Massachusetts lose power as severe storms sweep ...
MassLive.com
A series of severe storms late Monday afternoon and early evening have left more than 17000 customers without power across Massachusetts.
Severe storms down trees, power lines - WCVB-TV WCVB Boston

2018-06-18 20:15 EDT

Tornado warning issued for Central, Western Massachusetts
MassLive.com
Update: The tornado warning issued for Central and Western Massachusetts has been canceled. A tornado warning has been issued for much of Massachusetts Monday. The warning was issued at 6:33 p.m. for the following counties: Franklin, Hampden, ...
Severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Massachusetts Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
Storm damage reports, power outages, photos in western ... WWLP.com
SEVERE weather to continue to PLAGUE Massachusetts despite tornado warning downgrade Express.co.uk

2018-06-18 18:40 EDT

'Millionaire tax' question blocked from Massachusetts ballot
The Daily Herald
BOSTON — Massachusetts' highest court Monday struck down a proposed “millionaire tax” ballot question, blocking it from going before state voters in November and ending advocates' hopes for generating some $2 billion in additional revenue for ...
Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from Massachusetts ballot WNYT
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Scratches 'Millionaires Tax' From The Ballot WAMC
Massachusetts Supreme Court strikes millionaires tax from state ballot Meadville Tribune
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2018-06-18 17:27 EDT

A Slow Burn For Both Marijuana Stores And Education Funding In ...
New England Public Radio
Many adults in Massachusetts supported the legalization of recreational marijuana. And it seems delayed.

2018-06-18 04:03 EDT

Massachusetts won't deploy National Guard to border over 'cruel' treatment of children
CNN
(CNN) Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker directed the state National Guard not to send any assets or personnel to the US-Mexico border because of the Trump administration's "inhumane treatment" of children, communications director Lizzy Guyton said in a ...
Massachusetts governor: National Guard won't go to border The Recorder
Mass. Gov.: National Guard won't go to border Boston.com
Massachusetts Governor Cancels Plan To Send Flight Crew To Southern Border New England Public Radio
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2018-06-18 15:51 EDT

School closings for Massachusetts for Monday, June 18 | masslive ...
MassLive.com
As Massachusetts residents prepare for potentially extreme heat, school districts are announcing school closings and early dismissals.

2018-06-17 19:47 EDT

Massachusetts Coastal Homes Under Threat From Climate Change, Says Report
WBUR
Rising seas will put $120 billion's worth of homes at risk of chronic flooding in coast communities in the U.S. within the next 30 years. Massachusetts alone will have more than $4 billion's worth of homes facing chronic flooding risk due to climate ...
89000 Massachusetts homes will be at risk of 'chronic' flooding due to sea level rise, study finds MassLive.com
Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300000 US coastal homes – study The Guardian
'Clear-sky' flooding worsens across US as sea levels rise, report says USA TODAY
Union of Concerned Scientists - ArcGIS - Yahoo News
2018-06-18 08:15 EDT

Jogger fights off man who sexually assaulted her, suspect arrested: cops
New York Post
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Police say a Massachusetts woman fought off a man who sexually assaulted her and tried to drag her into his car while she was out for a morning jog. Authorities say the 37-year-old woman was running in Bridgewater Sunday ...
Jogger Fights off Kidnapping Attempt, Suspect Arrested U.S. News & World Report

2018-06-19 01:54 EDT

What Led to a Faculty Revolt at the U. of Massachusetts at Boston
The Chronicle of Higher Education
On the surface, it's not hard to find reasons the search for a new chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Boston collapsed last month. Employees on the urban campus were disappointed in what many saw as a slate of unqualified candidates to ...

2018-06-18 17:08 EDT

Unexploded Vietnam War-era device found by fisherman in Massachusetts pond
MassLive.com
A man fishing in Southeastern Massachusetts made a potentially explosive catch. The man hooked an unexploded device while fishing in Hanover's Factory pond this month. The find prompted emergency responders to close access to the pond amid concern ...

2018-06-18 07:53 EDT

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