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.

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2018-04-19 08:29 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 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 ...
IRS provides additional day to file and pay for taxpayers through Wednesday, April 18; IRS processing systems back ... IRS
Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found New York Times
How to file for an extension on your 2017 taxes CNNMoney
NPR - Complex
2018-04-18 16:32 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 ...

2018-04-18 12:26 EDT

$2.7 Million Homes in Massachusetts, Idaho and New Mexico
New York Times
WHAT A house with six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. HOW MUCH $2.699 million. SIZE 5,467 square feet. PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $494. SETTING This 1860 home, a former setting of a school for young children, is on the edge of Concord's historic ...

2018-04-18 09:02 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

Neighborhood dispute over Cambridge dispensary could upend Massachusetts' marijuana industry
MassLive.com
A dispute between neighbors has the potential to derail Massachusetts' entire marijuana industry. Cambridge neighbors of the medical marijuana dispensary Healthy Pharms have sued the dispensary in federal court. The neighbors, led by Crimson Galeria ...

2018-04-19 06:46 EDT

Massachusetts medical marijuana facilities that never opened now want priority to sell recreational marijuana
MassLive.com
Mass Alternative Care received preliminary approval to open three medical marijuana dispensaries in Western Massachusetts in 2016. Those dispensaries still have not opened. But this month, the state's Cannabis Control Commission approved Mass ...

2018-04-17 07:07 EDT

Massachusetts could get $120 million to fight opioid abuse under Elizabeth Warren-sponsored bill
MassLive.com
This Wednesday, June 7, 2017 photo shows discarded used hypodermic needles without protective sheaths at an encampment where opioid addicts shoot up along the Merrimack River in Lowell, Mass. Syringes left by drug users amid the heroin crisis are ...

2018-04-18 14:16 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

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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2018-04-19 08:29 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

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

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

Report: Nearly 50 MBTA Engineers Have Had Their Driver's ...
NBC10 Boston
Nearly 50 MBTA commuter rail engineers have had their driver's licenses suspended, according to a Boston Globe report.
Report: Nearly 50 MBTA Engineers Have Had Their Driver's Licenses Suspended NECN

2018-04-16 11:26 EDT

Worker seriously injured at MBTA construction site in Westwood
The Boston Globe
A worker was seriously injured while at a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority job site in Westwood on Sunday morning, officials said. The injury happened around 10:45 a.m, Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan said in a statement. The ...

2018-04-15 20:26 EDT

What the MBTA's doing to address Wellesley commuter rail accessibility shortcomings
The Swellesley Report
The MBTA says it has been looking closely at the Wellesley commuter rail stations, and the train system as a whole, to address accessibility barriers and map out a vision for prioritizing what steps it needs to take. The T warns on its web pages for ...

2018-04-18 12:57 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

MBTA offers all-day travel commemorative Boston Marathon ticket
Wicked Local North of Boston
BOSTON – April 12, 2018 – Keolis Commuter Services (Keolis), the MBTA's operating partner for commuter rail, will provide marathon fans with a convenient ticketing option to view the Boston Marathon at multiple points along the course. A $20 ticket ...
Boston Marathon 2018: Street closures, start time, route, MBTA info Metro US
Boston, other marathons say trans women can compete as women ABC News

2018-04-12 18:20 EDT

Keolis, MBTA to Provide Extra Trains, Offer All-Day Travel Commemorative Marathon Ticket
MassTransitMag.com (press release) (blog)
Keolis Commuter Services, the MBTA's operating partner for commuter rail, will provide marathon fans with a convenient ticketing option to view the Boston Marathon at multiple points along the course. A $20 ticket will allow all-day, on and off travel ...

2018-04-15 01:15 EDT

Former Transit Police officer accused of indecently assaulting 2 women at MBTA stop
MassLive.com
A former Transit Police officer accused of indecently assualting two women at an MBTA stop in Boston will be arraigned on Friday. The Suffolk District Attorney's Office said former officer James Floyd, 60, of Winthrop, is scheduled to be arraigned at ...
Former MBTA Transit Officer Charged With Indecent Assaults of 2 Women at North Station NECN
Former MBTA Transit Police Officer Accused Of 2 Indecent Assaults Patch.com

2018-04-13 09:21 EDT

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2018-04-19 08:29 EDT

$2.7 Million Homes in Massachusetts, Idaho and New Mexico
New York Times
WHAT A house with six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms. HOW MUCH $2.699 million. SIZE 5,467 square feet. PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $494. SETTING This 1860 home, a former setting of a school for young children, is on the edge of Concord's historic ...

2018-04-18 09:02 EDT

Inside the second medical marijuana dispensary to open in Central Massachusetts
MassLive.com
Medical marijuana patients now have another place to buy their medicine in Central Massachusetts with the opening of a dispensary in Oxford. Curaleaf, located at 425 Main St., opened its doors to customers on Saturday. It's one of 24 registered ...

2018-04-18 13:26 EDT

Stun Gun Ban Violates Second Amendment, Rules Massachusetts High Court
Governing
The court is giving the Massachusetts legislature 60 days to revise the statute behind the prohibition so it meets constitutional muster. "Therefore, under the Second Amendment, the possession of stun guns may be regulated, but not absolutely banned ...
Massachusetts court voids ban on stun guns, citing 2nd Amendment New Castle News
Supreme Judicial Court urges Massachusetts lawmakers to update medical marijuana home cultivation law MassLive.com
Massachusetts court strikes down ban on stun guns Journal Record
Reuters - Reason - Mass.gov - Boston Globe
2018-04-19 07:58 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 ...
IRS provides additional day to file and pay for taxpayers through Wednesday, April 18; IRS processing systems back ... IRS
Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found New York Times
How to file for an extension on your 2017 taxes CNNMoney
NPR - Complex
2018-04-18 16:32 EDT

Snow likely again in Massachusetts this week
MassLive.com
Update: Up to three inches of snow expected in Massachusetts Thursday. Ready for more snow? The National Weather Service reports a chance of snow again this week. A wintery mix of rain and snow is expected in Massachusetts on Thursday. Snow showers are ...

2018-04-18 08:58 EDT

Man Wins $1 Million in Massachusetts Lottery _ Again
U.S. News & World Report
METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has won a $1 million prize in the state lottery for the second time this year. Jason Williams won the first prize in January and claimed the second one on Tuesday. In both cases, he opted to take the one-time ...

2018-04-19 01:38 EDT

Massachusetts Court Case May Provide Transparency On Wynn Casino Deal
Forbes
As Wynn Resorts (Wynn) continues construction on its $2.5 billion casino in Everett, MA (just outside Boston), a case is winding its way through Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Superior Court that could provide some insights into how this deal came ...
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2018-04-17 08:25 EDT

Massachusetts officials to detail $4 million in grants to 36 cities and towns for more efficient water treatment plants
MassLive.com
WARE -- Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, along with a bevy of state and local officials, will be at the Ware High School Auditorium Thursday to announce the awarding of $4 million in grants to 36 cities and ...

2018-04-18 17:37 EDT

Fallen Officer Remembered for the Joy He Brought to Others
U.S. News & World Report
A Massachusetts police officer killed in the line of duty was remembered at his funeral service for his faith, professionalism and sense humor. April 18, 2018, at 3:13 p.m.. Fallen Officer Remembered for the Joy He Brought to Others. Share. ×. Share on ...
Fallen officer remembered for joy he brought to others WCVB Boston
Funeral services set for fallen Massachusetts police officer WTNH.com (press release)
Fallen Massachusetts police officer to be laid to rest WLNS

2018-04-18 14:28 EDT

Celebrating Massachusetts' other cape
The Boston Globe
GLOUCESTER — Let the record show that Massachusetts has two capes, not one. Cape Cod, much larger and southerly, gets the definite-article honor of being designated “the Cape.” North of Boston, Cape Ann tends to get overlooked. Anyone who has been to ...

2018-04-17 17:56 EDT

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