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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2018-04-21 08:29 EDT

De-scheduling marijuana is 'excellent politics for President Trump ...
CNBC
Former Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld says it makes a lot of sense for Republicans, like President Donald Trump to support marijuana descheduling.

2018-04-20 18:44 EDT

Will the millionaires' tax spur an exodus of the rich from Massachusetts?
Boston Business Journal
The argument: Of the 10 states with the highest percentage of million-dollar earners in 2015, four — the District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey and California — had high income taxes for the wealthy, according to MassBudget. Each of the four has ...

2018-04-17 06:29 EDT

Massachusetts lawmakers unlikely to update medical marijuana home cultivation law this session
MassLive.com
The head of Massachusetts' legislative marijuana committee said she does not anticipate updating the state's medical marijuana law this year, despite a recent ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court. "I think we finished with marijuana for this session ...

2018-04-21 06:57 EDT

Massachusetts, a Health Pioneer, Turns Its Focus to Drug Prices. It's in for a Fight.
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Massachusetts, which led the nation in expanding health insurance coverage, now wants to rein in the growth of prescription drug spending for low-income people on Medicaid, but its proposals have met an icy reaction from patients and drug ...

2018-03-31 11:55 EDT

Ballot question pitched for Community Preservation Act in Worcester
Worcester Telegram
WORCESTER - A coalition of more than a dozen organizations is asking the City Council to initiate the process for placing a question on the November ballot so voters can decide whether to adopt the Community Preservation Act. The group, called “Yes for ...
Worcester-based coalition pushes to get Community Preservation Act on the city's November ballot MassLive.com

2018-04-20 17:43 EDT

Josh Zakim Challenges 6-Term Massachusetts Secretary of State ...
NECN
William Galvin, who has served as Massachusetts' secretary of state for 24 years, has a challenger in Josh Zakim.

2018-04-20 18:49 EDT

IRS extends tax return deadline by one more day
wwlp.com
The IRS is giving until Wednesday, April 18 at midnight to file your federal taxes. It's a little unclear as to whether that deadline applies to your Massachusetts taxes. "The feds are giving until today and that means you can file an extension today ...
Direct Pay | Internal Revenue Service IRS
IRS provides additional day to file and pay for taxpayers through Wednesday, April 18; IRS processing systems back ... IRS
IRS to delay tax deadline by one day after technology collapse Washington Post

2018-04-18 12:26 EDT

Massachusetts tax filing deadline postponed to April 18 after IRS glitch
MassLive.com
Massachusetts tax filers who waited until the last minute will have until midnight Wednesday to file their taxes. The deadline for federal and state taxes had been Tuesday. But the IRS postponed the federal tax deadline by a day after the IRS's online ...
Direct Pay | Internal Revenue Service IRS
IRS provides additional day to file and pay for taxpayers through Wednesday, April 18; IRS processing systems back ... IRS
How to file for an extension on your 2017 taxes CNNMoney
Complex
2018-04-18 16:32 EDT

Out-of-state drivers owe MassDOT $15 million in Massachusetts Turnpike tolls under gantry system
MassLive.com
Out-of-state drivers traveling along the Massachusetts Turnpike without E-ZPass transponders owe the state more than $15 million in uncollected tolls and fees -- payments the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is largely unable to collect. As ...

2018-04-18 06:38 EDT

Keller @ Large: Federal Tax Changes Could Have Huge Impact In Massachusetts
CBS Boston / WBZ
BOSTON (CBS) – I hate to spoil your mood this morning, but tax filing deadline day is just 11 days away. And if you think doing your taxes is a pain in the wallet now, just wait until next year. Last time I checked, taxation analysts were predicting ...

2018-04-06 08:46 EDT

The MBTA

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2018-04-21 08:29 EDT

MBTA announces the T's arrival prediction times will now be more ...
The Boston Globe
Good news from the MBTA — the agency recently improved the accuracy of the subway's arrival prediction times on its website and certain smartphone apps, the MBTA announced Friday. The subway system will now offer better predictions for the Red, Orange ...
MBTA improves accuracy of real-time information for subway ... Sampan
Real-time Train Predictions Will Be More Accurate, MBTA Says Metro US

2018-04-20 14:19 EDT

MBTA's real estate chief takes top state housing job
Boston Business Journal
Janelle Chan, formerly the chief of real estate for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, has been named undersecretary for housing and community development for the state's executive office of housing and economic development. She will be ...

2018-04-20 12:23 EDT

MBTA executive named head of state housing and community ...
The Boston Globe
Massachusetts has a new chief of housing. The Baker administration Thursday named Janelle Chan as undersecretary for Housing and Community Development, overseeing the state's affordable housing programs, community service, and assistance for homeless ...

2018-04-19 11:41 EDT

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker asks feds to okay deeper review ...
MassLive.com
By ANDY METZGER. Massachusetts commuter rail officials should have greater ability to consider the driving histories of locomotive engineers when making personnel decisions, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday. The governor wrote to the Federal Railroad ...
Governor Baker moves to crack down on commuter train engineers ... The Boston Globe

2018-04-19 18:35 EDT

2 arrested after dropping unregistered gun in MBTA station
The Boston Globe
Two people were arrested at the Forest Hills MBTA station Friday after a man dropped an unregistered gun he was carrying in his waistband, police said. Officers were monitoring a school break at the station around 2:30 p.m. when they noticed a man who ...

2018-04-17 12:21 EDT

AG: MBTA Failed to Publicly Bid Construction of North Quincy Parking Garage
Banker & Tradesman
MBTA violated the law by failing to publicly bid construction of a new parking garage at the North Quincy MBTA station, according to a new ruling from the attorney general's office. The ruling, which requires construction of the garage to be put out to ...

2018-04-19 11:58 EDT

Report: Nearly 50 MBTA Engineers Have Had Their Driver's Licenses Suspended
NBC10 Boston
Nearly 50 MBTA commuter rail engineers have had their driver's licenses suspended, according to a Boston Globe report. Forty-four of those engineers have had their driver's licenses suspended more than once. The report cites engineer Dean Walker, whose ...

2018-04-16 11:27 EDT

MBTA Contract No. R44CN02, CABOT YARD & MAINTENANCE FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS, SOUTH BOSTON
BayStateBanner
Electronic bids for MBTA Contract No. R44CN02, CABOT YARD & MAINTENANCE FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS, SOUTH BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, CLASS 1 – GENERAL TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION - $50,000,000.00, CLASS 3 – TRACKWORK - $35,000,000.00, CLASS 5 – ELECTRICAL - $50,000 ...

2018-04-18 11:16 EDT

MBTA Silver Line expansion service to Chelsea set to begin Saturday
WCVB Boston
The MBTA's expansion of the Silver Line into Chelsea is scheduled to open on Saturday after three years of construction and preparation. The Silver Line 3 route goes between Chelsea, East Boston, Logan Airport, Seaport District and South Station ...

2018-04-17 16:34 EDT

MBTA sets a $2b budget, but head of advisory board says new revenue sources are still needed
The Boston Globe
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority finalized a budget of more than $2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year, while a representative of the cities and towns served by the T called for more revenue for the transit system. The $2.06 billion ...
Board to MBTA: Greater efficiency 'not a substitute for adequate funding' Boston Business Journal
Road Closures, Parking Restrictions, MBTA Changes For 2018 Boston Marathon CBS Boston / WBZ

2018-04-09 17:16 EDT

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2018-04-21 08:29 EDT

Massachusetts unemployment rate holds steady; state adds 4000 jobs
MassLive.com
BOSTON -- The Massachusetts unemployment rate remained at 3.5 percent in March, according to figures released Friday by the the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state added 4,700 ...
Massachusetts gains 47K jobs, unemployment rate unchanged Worcester Telegram

2018-04-20 13:49 EDT

Former Gov. of Massachusetts: De-scheduling marijuana is 'excellent politics for President Trump'
CNBC
The former Republican governor of Massachusetts-turned Libertarian has made his newfound feelings about marijuana well-known, since announcing last week he would join former House Speaker John Boehner on the board of medical marijuana company, Acreage ...

2018-04-20 18:44 EDT

When can you legally buy marijuana in Massachusetts?
Turn to 10
Massachusetts voters legalized marijuana in 2016 and pot sales were supposed to begin July 1, 2018. But that's not going to happen. “The CCC, the Cannabis Control Commission, is still coming up with their guidelines,” Attleboro Mayor Paul Heroux told ...

2018-04-20 19:07 EDT

420 Day: Massachusetts public safety officials warn about drugged driving
MassLive.com
Citing an increase in fatal car crashes on April 20 after 4:20 p.m., a date and time associated with marijuana culture, Massachusetts public safety officials are asking drivers to be careful on the road Friday. Massachusetts voters broadly legalized ...

2018-04-20 10:28 EDT

Massachusetts lawmakers unlikely to update medical marijuana home cultivation law this session
MassLive.com
The head of Massachusetts' legislative marijuana committee said she does not anticipate updating the state's medical marijuana law this year, despite a recent ruling by the Supreme Judicial Court. "I think we finished with marijuana for this session ...

2018-04-21 06:57 EDT

Massachusetts Funds Foreclosure Prevention Program For 10th Year
WAMC
The home foreclosure rate in Massachusetts is higher than the national average. But there is a program now in its 10th year that state officials say is helping keep people in their homes. The Massachusetts Division of Banks has awarded $1.5 million ...

2018-04-20 15:19 EDT

Transgender question puts bigotry and fear on the ballot
The Boston Globe
And so it was that the Commonwealth, having successfully solved every other crisis, returned once more to the most pressing matter of their time: Who gets to use which potty? — excerpt from “A History of 21st Century Massachusetts,” to be published in ...

2018-04-19 11:36 EDT

CareGroup, Lahey merger gets official thumbs up from Massachusetts Department of Health
Healthcare Finance News
The Massachusetts Department of Health's voting body has given the official green light to a major merger that would see the CareGroup system, which includes Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health and a stand-alone hospital in Newburyport ...

2018-04-20 14:11 EDT

Last Call: Massachusetts AB Wholesaler Cleared in Pay-For-Play Case; New Holland to Open Third Michigan Brewery
Brewbound.com
... Co. of Massachusetts, with providing nearly $1 million in free Budweiser-branded coolers and draft equipment to hundreds of bars and liquor stores — a prohibited practice known as inducement — between 2014 and early 2015 for use specifically with ...

2018-04-20 15:53 EDT

Massachusetts baseball team wins game 82-0, coach is 'sick to my stomach' about it
USA TODAY High School Sports
A Massachusetts baseball team issued the most one-sided blowout of the season on Saturday, but their coach is anything but pleased by what unfolded. As reported by the Boston Herald, among other local outlets, Old Rochester routed Lawrence's Notre Dame ...
Massachusetts High-School Baseball Game Ends 82-0; Winning Coach 'Sick' NESN.com
82-0 high school baseball blowout in Massachusetts a case of mistaken identity Press & Sun-Bulletin
Winning Coach 'Sick' After 82-0 High School Baseball Game In Massachusetts WFAN
Boston Herald
2018-04-20 07:36 EDT

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