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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Weed Taxes Roll Into Massachusetts WBURMassachusetts cities and towns with marijuana businesses are getting revenue from a 3% tax on retail pot sales.
2019-07-08 05:18 EDT
Here are the 4 congresswomen known as 'The Squad' targeted by Trump's racist tweets CNNFour first-term, progressive Democratic congresswomen -- known as "The Squad" on Capitol Hill — were the target of racist tweets from President Donald Trump ...
2019-07-15 21:40 EDT
Encore Boston Harbor Brings In Over $16.7 Million In First Week CBS BostonEVERETT (CBS) — Encore Boston Harbor made more than $16.7 million in gross gaming revenue during its first week of business, the Massachusetts Gaming ...
2019-07-15 13:11 EDT
Resignations, Fiery Politics Close Out The Massachusetts Fiscal Year New England Public RadioFiscal year 2019 went out like a lion in Massachusetts with resignations and fiery politics. But without that full-year budget, does that mean we're in.
2019-07-01 03:00 EDT
Live updates: 2020 campaign fundraising totals released for second quarter CNNIt's the last day for campaigns to file Federal Election Commission disclosure reports with full details of their fundraising. Follow here for the latest.
2019-07-15 21:59 EDT
US Sen. Elizabeth Warren supports Massachusetts bill to regulate student loan servicers MassLive.comWarren, who helped create the federal agency that oversees student loan servicers, wants to let Massachusetts institute its own laws to govern the industry.
2019-07-15 19:50 EDT
New Rules — And Taxes — On Short-Term Rentals Go Into Effect In Mass. WBURThe law, which goes into effect Monday, applies a 5.7% tax to short-term housing rentals -- the same lodging tax hotels already have.
2019-07-01 03:00 EDT
Weed Taxes Roll In To Massachusetts Cities And Towns New England Public RadioMassachusetts cities and towns with marijuana businesses are getting revenue from a three percent tax on retail pot sales. The top cannabis tax earner in ...
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Keller @ Large: State Of Taxes In Massachusetts CBS BostonEileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, joined WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller. 20 days ago ...
2019-06-23 03:00 EDT
Trump Tweets Send Stinging Message to Countless Americans U.S. News & World ReportPHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump's tweet telling four congresswomen to "go back to where they came from" sent a painful message to many ...
2019-07-16 00:17 EDT
Publications - Testimony Before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health The Heartland InstituteTestimony before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health regarding several proposals which would restrict flavors and nicotine levels, as well as ...
2019-07-15 14:56 EDT
Conservative GOP congressman presides at same-sex wedding in Virginia Washington PostAnthony LeCounte and Alex Pisciarino promised their guests a “fabulous gay summer wedding.” The setting was a vineyard in the foothills of the Blue Ridge ...
2019-07-15 17:54 EDT
A surging Harris lags in fundraising, while Buttigieg leads the Democratic pack - Los Angeles Times Los Angeles TimesThe money race reinforced the tiers in the Democratic presidential contest on Monday, as candidates released their fundraising figures for recent months.
2019-07-16 06:00 EDT
2020: Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren capturing attention of black women voters - Los Angeles Times Los Angeles TimesDemocratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have both shown momentum in the presidential race. To keep it, they'll need to win over black women.
2019-07-15 09:00 EDT
Barr warns of hate created by identity politics CNNWashington (CNN) Attorney General William Barr pointed a finger at groups fighting "under the banner of identity politics" at a summit on anti-Semitism Monday, ...
2019-07-15 18:14 EDT
Ayanna Pressley brushes off Trump’s tweets — but not his treatment of refugees The Boston GlobeDonald J. Trump — a man who clearly has too much time on his hands in the morning — began Sunday with a characteristically xenophobic Twitter rant against ...
2019-07-14 14:34 EDT
There’s no state budget in sight. And lawmakers just asked Baker for another extension. The Boston GlobeWith no state budget in place weeks into the new fiscal year, a top state official called for Governor Charlie Baker on Monday to file another temporary spending ...
2019-07-15 20:49 EDT
How will Massachusetts pay for its climate change responses? Baker says taxes, DeLeo says borrowing MassLive.comLawmakers in two committees reviewed competing environmental bills proposed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT
New Yorkers jonesing for legal weed flock to Massachusetts after lawmakers in the Empire State whiffed on recr New York Daily NewsALBANY — Marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts are seeing green as New Yorkers stream across the border to stock up on ganja after lawmakers in the ...
2019-07-07 06:00 EDT
Not Everyone Who's Old Is an Enemy of Progress EsquireHere at the shebeen, we are fans of the great roiling transformation that's going on within the Democratic Party. (We were not onboard with Ayanna Pressley's ...
2019-07-02 03:00 EDT
PRESSLEY doubles down on detention centers — 'FAILURE' across the board — NEAL sues for TRUMP'S TAXES PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. PROGRAMMING NOTE: This is the last newsletter of the week! Massachusetts Playbook will not publish on Thursday, ...
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Elizabeth Warren Is Surging And Just Announced A Big Fundraising Haul NPRThe Massachusetts senator has been rising in the polls, and she's now raising solid amounts of money, when there were serious questions previously about the ...
2019-07-08 14:00 EDT
Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose D.C. Statehood U.S. News & World ReportAccording to a new poll, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to oppose adding the District as a 51st state.
2019-07-15 15:05 EDT
Melania Trump silent as her husband attacks congresswomen by implying they aren't US citizens CNNMelania Trump is only the second first lady of the United States not born in America; the first, Louisa Adams was born in England. Yet she's remained silent as ...
2019-07-15 19:48 EDT
How Massachusetts made the Apollo 11 moon landing possible The Boston GlobeThe skill and diligence of hundreds of Mass. workers enabled the US to fulfill President John F. Kennedy's pledge to put a man on the moon in less than 10 ...
2019-07-13 11:21 EDT
Ayanna Pressley responds to Nancy Pelosi’s comments about her border funding vote Boston.comRep. Ayanna Pressley says she's focused on representing her district, no matter the opinion of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In an interview Monday night on ...
2019-07-09 14:31 EDT
Keller @ Large: What Encore Boston Harbor Opening Means For Tax Revenue CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, joined WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller this week on Keller ...
2019-06-23 03:00 EDT
Federal Judge Blocks ICE From Arresting Anyone In Massachusetts Courthouses HuffPostA federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday blocked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from arresting anyone inside state courthouses after ...
2019-06-21 03:00 EDT
Mick Jagger Mocks Trump's Revolutionary War Airports Blunder At Massachusetts Concert HuffPostIf only the Redcoats had held on to those airports, "the whole thing might have gone differently for us," the rocker goofed.
2019-07-09 00:41 EDT
ESSA Forces Uncomfortable Conversations in Massachusetts Over School Spending Education WeekRelying on newly available data under ESSA, a local advocacy group found several districts that spend more money on wealthy students than poor students, ...
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
Trump challenger Bill Weld raised just under $700K in long-shot primary bid ABC NewsPresident Donald Trump's sole Republican challenger, former Gov. Bill Weld, said Wednesday that his campaign raised $688000 from donations during the ...
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Moody’s: Massachusetts’ late budget a sign of ‘governance weakness’ Boston HeraldAs the state again begins a new fiscal year without a permanent budget, credit rating agency Moody's said Massachusetts' late budgets, along with six other ...
2019-07-06 03:00 EDT
Cambridge leaders will seek to remove the Massachusetts flag from the City Council chamber Boston.comA group of Cambridge officials is calling to have the Commonwealth's flag removed from the City Council chamber, citing what the lawmakers consider offensive ...
2019-06-21 03:00 EDT
Bill Weld is his own campaign's top funder in longshot bid to beat Trump Center for Responsive PoliticsBill Weld has lent his campaign nearly $200000 as he looks to pull off an upset in New Hampshire.
2019-07-15 17:51 EDT
Massachusetts federal judge blocks ICE from making civil immigration arrests inside state's courthouses CNNWashington (CNN) A federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday blocked federal authorities from making civil immigration arrests inside the state's courthouses ...
2019-06-20 03:00 EDT
Dow breast implant case spotlights Elizabeth Warren’s work helping big corporations navigate bankruptcies The Washington PostWarren's campaign says she was “a consultant to ensure adequate compensation for women who claimed injury” from the implants. But participants on both ...
2019-07-15 13:28 EDT
Bill would test idea of universal basic income in Massachusetts MassLive.comA bill under consideration at the Massachusetts Statehouse is aimed at testing the idea of a universal basic income. The long-shot bill would create a pilot ...
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
Once again, Massachusetts among last states without a budget MassLive.comState budget negotiators were continuing closed-door talks Tuesday as Massachusetts again earned the dubious distinction of being among the few U.S. states ...
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Legislature advances Fair Share Amendment BayStateBannerThe Massachusetts Legislature last week advanced a constitutional amendment that would create an additional tax on annual income above $1 million in order ...
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT
June scratch ticket winnings in Massachusetts eclipse $25 million with six more winners MassLive.comThe Massachusetts Lottery has announced about $1 million in winnings a day this June.
2019-06-21 03:00 EDT
$1.5 Million Homes in Texas, Massachusetts and Oregon The New York TimesA creek-side home in Dallas, an 1872 Victorian in Salem and a Craftsman-style house in the Willamette Valley.
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts man wins $4 million on lottery ticket bought at Logan Airport WCVB BostonFredis Flores of Chelsea is the winner of a $4 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery's “100X” instant game. Flores chose the cash option on his prize ...
2019-07-02 03:00 EDT
The House is no longer home for Sal DiMasi Boston HeraldDisgraced former speaker Sal DiMasi rejected in bid to become lobbyist.
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts legislators denounce infanticide charge ahead of Roe Act hearing Boston HeraldIn a press conference ahead of the anticipated hearing on a bill to expand abortion access, Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia Haddad denounced accusations of ...
2019-06-17 03:00 EDT
Elizabeth Warren's rise opens a new chapter in the progressive primary CNNSen. Bernie Sanders has company in the rapidly escalating race-within-a-race to lead the progressive wing in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: Sen.
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT
Elizabeth Warren on Breaking Up Big Tech The New York TimesMs. Warren seeks to break up companies like Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook. And she has taken her fight to Silicon Valley.
2019-06-26 03:00 EDT
Elizabeth Warren's Plan for Presidential Primary Debate TIMEAs she prepares for a debate, Elizabeth Warren has been reviewing ambitious policy ideas and whittling them down to bite-sized explanations.
2019-06-26 03:00 EDT
Jeff Tiberii Michigan RadioJeff Tiberii first started posing questions to strangers after dinner at La Cantina Italiana, in Massachusetts, when he was two-years-old. Jeff grew up in.
2019-07-15 10:23 EDT
CommonWealth Magazine CommonWealth magazineIT'S BEEN A long time since Jane Swift left the public stage, retreating home to Western Massachusetts after a rocky 21-month tenure as governor. Just how ...
2019-06-16 03:00 EDT
Progressive Activists And A Few 2020 Democrats Gather At Netroots Nation NPRDemocratic presidential candidates addressed thousands of progressive activists and organizers at the Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia Saturday.
2019-07-14 08:21 EDT
Elizabeth Warren's first law review article blasted an anti-busing court ruling CNNWarren's law review article sheds a new light on an early-career stance on busing previously unknown that stands in stark contrast to Vice President Joe Biden ...
2019-07-06 03:00 EDT
Behind Trump’s ‘go back’ demand: A long history of rejecting ‘different’ Americans The Washington PostFrom Germans and Irish to blacks and Jews, new Americans often have been told to “go home.”
2019-07-15 19:44 EDT
18 Questions With Elizabeth Warren The New York TimesWe asked Elizabeth Warren 18 questions on subjects including climate change and border control, fast food and personal humiliation.
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT
These Massachusetts Student Journalists Exposed Their High School’s Use of Prison Labor TeenVogue.comIn January, at his high school's chorus fundraiser, 17-year-old Spencer Cliche overheard a chat between a parent and a “trusted faculty member.” (As a student ...
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
The Wealthy In Massachusetts Don't Pay Enough In Taxes. We Can Change That WBURHere's something you might not know about liberal Massachusetts: In the past four decades, the commonwealth has seen the third-largest decrease in taxes of ...
2019-04-18 03:00 EDT
18 Questions. 21 Candidates. Here's What They Said. The New York TimesWe asked 21 Democratic candidates the same 18 questions. Watch their answers.
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT
ICE set to begin immigration raids in 10 cities on Sunday CNNImmigration and Customs Enforcement is pressing forward with a plan to remove arrest and deport families with court-ordered removals in 10 cities beginning ...
2019-06-21 03:00 EDT
Eight New Taxes in Massachusetts Coming At You From Beacon Hill | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostAt least eight new taxes have appeared on Beacon Hill recently, either as proposals or (in one case) enacted policy. Most have appeared in public during the ...
2019-01-27 03:00 EST
Windfall, they said. Why Massachusetts marijuana taxes are disappointing so far The Boston GlobeThree months in to recreational pot sales, Massachusetts' marijuana stores had sold less per resident than those in Nevada, Colorado, and California, according ...
2019-03-19 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Lawmakers Busy With Taxes, Family Leave -- And Cellphones New England Public RadioMassachusetts Senators on Beacon Hill voted unanimously last week in support of a distracted driving measure to ban hand-held cellphone use.
2019-06-10 03:00 EDT
First Democratic Debate: Will Elizabeth Warren Shine? Plus 7 More Questions NPRTwenty candidates will take the stage over two nights in Miami this week. With front-runner Joe Biden under pressure, can another candidate, like Elizabeth ...
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Politics In 2018: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly wgbh.orgSenior Editor Peter Kadzis and political reporter Adam Reilly take stock of the year in politics.
2018-12-21 03:00 EST
Bill seeks more info on ride-hailing trips in Massachusetts Miami HeraldRepublican Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to provide more information about where and when they're picking up riders ...
2019-07-10 15:20 EDT
Massachusetts Legislators All Ears for Millionaires' Tax | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostSupporters of a 4 percent state surtax on million-dollar-plus incomes can expect a largely receptive audience when they appear before a legislative committee ...
2019-04-11 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts 'Millionaires Tax' Advances To Next Legislative Session New England Public RadioThe Massachusetts legislature voted overwhelmingly in favor on Wednesday of amending the state constitution to raise income taxes on the wealthy.
2019-06-13 03:00 EDT
Filing taxes in Massachusetts: 6 key things to know, from due date to health insurance MassLive.comMassachusetts residents get a little extra time this year to finish up their taxes.
2019-04-12 03:00 EDT
State budget impasse drags on in Massachusetts Fort Worth Star-TelegramAlmost two weeks into the state's new fiscal year, Massachusetts is still without a budget.
2019-07-12 08:26 EDT
Voters open to higher taxes to level education inequality in Mass., poll says The Boston GlobeA Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll released Tuesday indicates that voters are eager to revamp how the state funds its education system.
2019-06-11 03:00 EDT
Governor's Tax Increases Raise Eyebrows of Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation Head | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostThe size of Governor Charlie Baker's proposed tax increases has the head of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation concerned. “I would say we're not ...
2019-02-18 03:00 EST
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
Massachusetts tax receipts surge by more than $1B GazetteNETBOSTON – Massachusetts taxpayers showered state government with a nearly $1 billion windfall in April, altering state budget dynamics and making it possible ...
2019-05-06 03:00 EDT
When it comes to Massachusetts liberals and taxes, more’s the merrier Boston HeraldWe need new revenue sources in the Commonwealth,” said Sen. Joseph Boncore of Winthrop, the Senate chairman of the Legislature's Transportation ...
2019-03-14 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Near Bottom When It Comes To 'Tax Freedom,' Think Tank Says | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostThe symbolic date when Massachusetts residents are said to start working for themselves instead of merely paying their tax burden to government is coming up ...
2019-04-18 03:00 EDT
Tax Day 2019: When are taxes due? April 15, except in 2 states Business InsiderTaxes are due on April 15 this year, except for in Maine and Massachusetts, where holidays push the tax filing deadline to April 17.
2019-01-23 03:00 EST
When Are State Tax Returns Due in Massachusetts? Kiplinger's Personal FinanceMassachusetts is one of several states in which your state income tax return can be filed after April 15.
2019-04-08 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts homeowners paying more than they should in property taxes Boston 25 NewsMistakes in your property records could cost you a lot of money on your tax bill. But as Boston 25 News discovered, towns are protected by the state from paying ...
2019-06-04 03:00 EDT
What is Massachusetts planning to do with all that marijuana tax revenue? Boston.comIn a recent interview, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he hoped the the tax revenue from marijuana in Massachusetts would be worth the “human toll.” Walsh ...
2018-12-05 03:00 EST
A Look Ahead At Massachusetts Politics In 2019 WBURWBUR pollster Steve Koczela, from the MassINC polling group, and Dorchester Reporter political journalist Jennifer Smith joined Morning Edition to discuss ...
2019-01-03 03:00 EST
Massachusetts Begins Round Two in Its Fight to Tax Millionaires Inequality.orgAfter a court loss dragged the Fair Share Amendment off the 2018 ballot, activists are back in front of the legislature to demand a fairer tax system.
2019-04-12 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Lawmakers Advance 'Millionaire Tax' Amendment NBC10 BostonA proposed constitutional amendment calling for an additional 4% tax on the state's highest earners is being debated by a joint session of the state Legislature.
2019-06-12 03:00 EDT
Elizabeth Warren takes her populist message to ground zero of the housing crisis in Nevada CNNLas Vegas (CNN) Fifteen minutes southwest of the Las Vegas strip, there are rows upon rows of peach- and beige-colored houses baking in the Nevada sun, ...
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts House budget puts off decisions on taxes, sports betting Press HeraldHouse Democratic leaders have unveiled a $42.7 billion state budget that proposes additional spending on education but pumps the brakes on calls for new ...
2019-04-10 03:00 EDT
Is It Time For New Taxes In Massachusetts? WBURSenate President Karen Spilka, a Democrat, says the entire state tax code needs an overhaul -- and that could include a version of the millionaire's tax or other ...
2019-05-06 03:00 EDT
Will Massachusetts Enact Opioid, Vaping Taxes? nbcboston.comA proposed tax on manufacturers of opioid medications sold in Massachusetts may yet be debated by state lawmakers. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker originally ...
2019-04-16 03:00 EDT
Seth Moulton Announces 2020 Bid For President NPRUpdated at 9:53 a.m. ET. Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is joining the large 2020 Democratic presidential field, touting a record of military *service*, bucking ...
2019-04-22 03:00 EDT
Restore Massachusetts Sales Tax To 5 Percent, Citizens for Limited Taxation Says | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostMassachusetts legislators should roll back the state's sales tax to 5 percent, where it was for decades until the state Legislature increased it in 2009, an anti-tax ...
2019-05-06 03:00 EDT
Why Cambridge might remove the Massachusetts flag from its City Council chamber Boston.comCambridge leaders are joining a call to dismantle what they consider an offensive, lasting symbol of oppression and racism against Massachusetts' indigenous ...
2019-05-15 03:00 EDT
Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld announces plan to challenge President Trump for Republican nomination The Washington PostFormer Massachusetts governor Bill Weld told an audience in New Hampshire on Friday that he will try to take on President Trump in the 2020 Republican ...
2019-02-15 03:00 EST
Massachusetts legislature votes to tax millionaires another 4% GazetteNETBOSTON – The House and Senate held a constitutional convention and approved 156-37, (House approved 121-33, Senate approved 35-4), a proposed ...
2019-05-09 03:00 EDT
Tax Day Comes a Bit Later in 2 New England States U.S. News & World ReportBOSTON (AP) — Holidays are giving taxpayers in two New England states a couple of extra days to file their taxes.
2019-04-13 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Democrats Keen on Major Tax Increases, But Maybe Not This Year | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostBy Chris Lisinski STATE HOUSE NEWS *SERVICE*. Democratic leaders in both branches are now saying it's unlikely the Massachusetts Legislature will pursue ...
2019-04-10 03:00 EDT
Survey: Some Massachusetts voters don’t mind paying more taxes to improve public schools WWLP.comThe Boston Globe published the results of a new survey where it asked Massachusetts voters a variety questions as we edge closer to the 2020 election.
2019-06-11 22:45 EDT
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
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
What you need to know about the 2020 Massachuetts presidential primary Boston.comSuper Tuesday is now less than one year away. Massachusetts will hold its next presidential primary on March 3, 2020, and state officials are already gearing up ...
2019-03-04 03:00 EST
Lawmakers delay payroll taxes on businesses in Massachusetts WWLP.comBOSTON (WWLP) – After bouncing between the house and senate, businesses will have to pay taxes for Family and Medical Leave later than expected.
2019-06-14 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts election results from the 2018 midterms Boston.comWinners will be denoted in bold below as results come in from the Associated Press: Statewide elections. U.S. Senator. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat, incumbent
2018-11-07 03:00 EST
Tax Day 2019: When's the Last Day to File Taxes? Kiplinger's Personal FinanceFederal income tax returns are due April 15 for most taxpayers. However, some people have a little extra time. Are you one of them?
2019-04-15 03:00 EDT
Millionaires' Tax Gets AO.K. From Massachusetts State Legislators, 147- | NewBostonPost NewBostonPostBy Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS *SERVICE*. The Massachusetts Legislature voted overwhelmingly in favor of amending the state constitution to raise ...
2019-06-12 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts Airbnb regulations set to take effect in July 2019 Curbed BostonMany hosts of short-term rentals in Massachusetts through sites such as Airbnb will have to pay the same 5.7 percent state tax as hotels and will have to register ...
2018-12-28 03:00 EST

The MBTA

Former MBTA Official Says He Was Fired for Raising Safety Concerns Boston magazineFormer chief safety officer Ron Nickle says he was fired by the MBTA in March in retaliation for his investigations into several MBTA mishaps.
2019-07-08 11:22 EDT
Ex-MBTA official says he was fired for flagging serious safety issues The Boston GlobeThe MBTA's former chief safety officer says he was fired in retaliation after he called attention to serious safety hazards and pushed executives to stop ...
2019-07-07 03:00 EDT
Rail News - MBTA extends Green Line track, signal work. For Railroad Career Professionals Progressive Rail RoadingThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) last week began track and signal work on the Green Line between the Newton Highlands Station in ...
2019-07-15 11:17 EDT
Person Hit and Killed by MBTA Commuter Rail Train NBC10 BostonA person was hit and killed by a train Wednesday in Waltham, Massachusetts. MBTA Transit Police confirm that a train hit a male on the outbound tracks ...
2019-07-10 19:15 EDT
Riders to MBTA: ‘Stop lying to us!’ Boston HeraldT riders — outraged by the MBTA's claim that a Red Line train was only briefly delayed Monday while they say they were trapped in suffocating heat — now say ...
2019-07-09 21:07 EDT
Downed trolley lines cause fire on MBTA bus, officials say WCVB BostonAn MBTA bus caught fire in Cambridge on Tuesday afternoon, according to officials. Police said the fire, which was in the area of 161 Huron Ave., was caused by ...
2019-07-10 05:45 EDT
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority continues major construction projects for trolley and commuter rail infrastructure MassTransitMag.comMassachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) five-year, $8 billion capital improvement program is well underway with track and signal work starting...
2019-07-15 12:57 EDT
The MBTA says it has enough money. Now it has to figure out how to spend it faster The Boston GlobeWith politicians and business leaders calling public transit a system in crisis, Governor Charlie Baker wants $50 million more for fixes to the MBTA. That's it?
2019-07-07 18:21 EDT
MBTA fare increase kicks in for subway, commuter rail rides The Boston GlobeThe MBTA launched a scheduled 6 percent fare hike on parts of its system Monday and protesters planned to fan out across the system to make their feelings ...
2019-07-01 03:00 EDT
Sick of the subway? Try one of the MBTA’s new electric buses, coming this summer The Boston GlobeThe MBTA is in the midst of rigorous testing of five battery-powered prototype buses, and will also be introducing nearly 200 hybrid buses later this summer ...
2019-06-30 03:00 EDT
Amazon tractor-trailer collides with MBTA Commuter Rail bridge WCVB BostonIt was another case of a tractor-trailer trying to fit under a low clearance bridge, and the bridge won. An Amazon tractor-trailer delivery truck had part of its front ...
2019-07-11 22:58 EDT
Who should own the failings of the Registry and the MBTA? The Boston GlobeSecretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack oversees both the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the MBTA — two agencies that might as well have “embattled” ...
2019-07-02 03:00 EDT
Unlimited weekend commuter rail pass is now $10 permanently, says MBTA The Boston GlobeRiders can use the pass for unlimited travel every Saturday and Sunday on all commuter rail lines and zones, according to state transportation officials.
2019-07-05 03:00 EDT
MBTA passengers oppose fare hikes with #UnfairHikes, #BostonTParty social media posts MassLive.comA protest spearheaded by Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu used the hashtags #UnfairHikes and #BostonTParty to voice opposition to fare hikes on MBTA ...
2019-07-01 03:00 EDT
MBTA has video of Red Line train derailment on June 11 The Boston GlobeThe MBTA acknowledged Wednesday that some portion of the Red Line derailment last month was recorded on video. Top T officials have not mentioned its ...
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Evening, Weekend Closures Eyed To Speed MBTA Improvements WBURAmid mounting criticism, the Baker administration has outlined a plan to speed up the process to fix the aging T.
2019-06-25 03:00 EDT
New safety panel will review MBTA operations following derailments on Red and Green lines The Boston GlobeMBTA officials announced Monday that a panel of national transit officials will do an “independent and transparent” review of the system's overall safety following ...
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
Red Line Recovery Work Will Continue 'Through The Summer,' MBTA Says WBURRed Line recovery work is expected to continue "through the summer," with a focus on restoring the signal system that was damaged when a train derailed, the ...
2019-06-21 03:00 EDT
Western Mass. Lawmakers Express Skepticism Toward Increased MBTA Funding New England Public RadioSome western Massachusetts legislators say they're skeptical of proposals for additional funding to the MBTA, the eastern Massachusetts transit agency.
2019-07-08 13:46 EDT
Baker Files $50M Bill For MBTA Accelerated Improvement Plan wgbh.orgGov. Charlie Baker did not wait long to put his plan to accelerate investments in the MBTA into action, filing a budget bill Tuesday afternoon that would make $50 ...
2019-06-25 03:00 EDT
Beleaguered MBTA has no savior in Ayanna Pressley Boston HeraldThe Capuano lifeline is gone and pols like Ayanna Pressley are more interested in impeachment than improving the T.
2019-07-02 03:00 EDT
Repairs made after MBTA bus fire WCVB Boston*Service* resumes after a bus clipped overhead wires.
2019-07-10 05:40 EDT
MBTA Fare Hikes Take Effect Monday CBS BostonBOSTON (AP) — The MBTA's latest fare hikes are taking effect despite calls from public officials and commuters to fix problems with the system first before ...
2019-06-29 03:00 EDT
Former MBTA employee pleads guilty to stealing more than $450,000 The Boston GlobeA former MBTA employee who allegedly treated fare collection boxes like his personal piggy bank has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $450,000 from the ...
2019-06-28 03:00 EDT
WBUR Poll: Just 29% Approve Of The Way Baker Has Handled The MBTA WBURBoston-area voters are really frustrated with transportation -- and they don't like how the MBTA has been handled by state leaders, according to a new WBUR ...
2019-06-27 03:00 EDT
The long-struggling MBTA pension fund is in ‘the danger zone’ The Boston GlobeThe MBTA's pension system is less than 50 percent funded for the first time in at least three decades, deepening concerns over the long-troubled fund as it mulls ...
2019-06-29 03:00 EDT
Rail News - MBTA to begin next phase of Needham Line's PTC work. For Railroad Career Professionals Progressive Rail RoadingNeedham Line *service* will be suspended on Saturdays through Oct. 12 to accommodate the work. “Positive train control is a key investment that will result in a ...
2019-07-12 11:10 EDT
Beloved MBTA driver, tour guide moving on to new role with the agency The Boston GlobeTim Murphy has been offering historical facts about the MBTA to riders for the past two years.
2019-06-22 03:00 EDT
New poll puts MBTA in crisis Lowell SunBOSTON Years after crises spurred investments and management reforms at the MBTA, the transit system's riders are frustrated with the system's condition and ...
2019-06-27 03:00 EDT
Michelle Wu to protest MBTA fare hikes with volunteers at T stations The Boston GlobeMichelle Wu said in a series of tweets that she hopes to have volunteers at every station and on the trains during the Monday morning commute to “rally our ...
2019-06-20 03:00 EDT
MBTA fares poorly in new poll Lowell SunBOSTON — Years after crises spurred investments and management reforms at the MBTA, the transit system's riders are frustrated with the system's condition ...
2019-06-28 03:00 EDT
Passengers evacuate MBTA bus after overhead wire sparks fire in Cambridge Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsCAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - Passengers were forced to scramble off of an MBTA bus in Cambridge Tuesday afternoon after flames began shooting from the ...
2019-07-10 05:26 EDT
MA: MBTA fare hikes not riding well with commuters MassTransitMag.comRecent fare increases to use the MBTA's subway system have drawn criticism from local riders and policy makers who feel riders are being asked to pay more ...
2019-07-10 13:00 EDT
Marty Walsh Is Changing His Tune, Says No to MBTA Fare Increase Boston magazineBoston Mayor Marty Walsh has changed his tune on raising fares on the MBTA, saying it's "unfair" to do so after the derailment catastrophe on the Red Line.
2019-06-18 03:00 EDT
MBTA bus driver on paid leave after driving in wrong lane The Boston GlobeAn MBTA bus driver has been “removed from *service* while a full investigation takes place” after surveillance video showed the bus he was driving cross a ...
2019-06-28 03:00 EDT
First day of MBTA fare hike sees trolleys out of service, passengers claim lack of AC Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - Commuters already irate on the first day of the MBTA's latest fare hike had to deal with the latest malfunction on the rails when the Mattapan ...
2019-07-02 03:00 EDT
MBTA plans late hours, free rides home for July 4 WCVB BostonMBTA announces *service* schedule for the Fourth of July.
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Baker Announces $50 Million Plan for MBTA — The Heights The HeightsA $50 million plan to expedite the progress of the MBTA's capital construction projects was announced by Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday.
2019-06-27 03:00 EDT
MBTA breaks ground on South Coast Commuter Rail project WCVB BostonThe transit authority is looking to provide Commuter Rail access to cities in southeastern Massachusetts, such as Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton.
2019-07-02 03:00 EDT
Person struck, killed by MBTA Commuter Rail train, transit police say WCVB BostonA 22-year-old man was struck and killed by an MBTA Commuter Rail train early Wednesday evening, according to transit police. Officials said the victim was ...
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Riders say MBTA downplays service issues on Stoughton commuter rail Enterprise NewsNew watchdog group spotlights regular delays at rush hour, despite MBTA's claims of systemwide improvement.
2019-07-01 03:00 EDT
Police Are Investigating a Shooting that Closed MBTA Aquarium Station Boston magazineThe MBTA's Transit Police Department is investigating a Blue Line shooting involving "multiple juvenile males" that closed the Aquarium stop Sunday.
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
Former Berklee students revive MBTA performance after six years apart The Boston GlobeRhett Price and Josh Knowles went viral with their performance of a Taylor Swift song inside South Station. Now, they're getting back together.
2019-07-11 03:47 EDT
On MBTA, a rare rift between Baker and Walsh The Boston GlobeForged four years ago amid a snow-fueled MBTA debacle, the bipartisan “bromance” between Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin J. Walsh has helped ...
2019-06-18 03:00 EDT
Uber App In Boston Will Now Show MBTA Options CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) — Uber will now show public transportation options for users in and around Boston. The ride-sharing company announced the new feature ...
2019-06-17 03:00 EDT
5 Things You Need To Know About The MBTA Fare Increases wgbh.orgThe MBTA is raising fares beginning July 1, despite calls from some prominent voices — including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh — to put off fare hikes in the wake ...
2019-06-26 03:00 EDT
Car Crashes On MBTA Train Tracks In Allston CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – A car crashed onto the MBTA commuter rail tracks in Allston early Friday morning, but it did not have a major impact on the commute.
2019-06-28 03:00 EDT
Save the planet? Hey, Charlie Baker, can we start with the MBTA? Boston HeraldWhat's the difference between Gov. Charlie Baker and Benito Mussolini? Mussolini made the trains run on time. That meme has been circulating widely on the ...
2019-06-22 03:00 EDT
Looming MBTA fare hikes met with protest after month mired by derailments Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - After a month that saw a Red Line derailment, a Green Line derailment, and an electrical fire on the tracks of the Blue Line, the MBTA is now ...
2019-06-28 03:00 EDT
Six people injured in MBTA bus crash at Copley Square The Boston GlobeSix people were injured when an MBTA bus was rear-ended by another vehicle on Dartmouth Street Tuesday morning, according to MBTA spokesman Joe ...
2019-06-25 03:00 EDT
Video captures two MBTA bus drivers driving on wrong side of road WCVB BostonThe MBTA said it has taken a bus driver out of *service* after surveillance video showed the driver using the wrong side of a road in East Boston during Thursday ...
2019-06-28 03:00 EDT
‘Misery:’ Red Line riders report delays in morning commute Boston HeraldCommuters on the Red Line this morning reported substantial delays on the Braintree branch and growing frustration on the line, which has been hobbled since ...
2019-07-08 11:36 EDT
MBTA launches panel to look for failures across public transportation system Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is promising change after a pair of derailments left commuters frustrated over the past few ...
2019-06-25 03:00 EDT
MBTA: More trains running on time | Local News The Salem NewsBOSTON — Steve Beauparlant takes the MBTA's commuter rail five days a week from Salem to Boston and says the train mostly runs on schedule.
2019-06-28 03:00 EDT
More MBTA commuter trains running on time | Haverhill Eagle-TribuneBOSTON — Steve Beauparlant takes the MBTA's commuter rail five days a week from Salem to Boston and says the train mostly runs on schedule. "Usually it's ...
2019-06-30 03:00 EDT
Letter: MBTA is not the partner New Hampshire needs Concord MonitorMBTA has 6419 employees. More than 2000 of them are paid over $100000 a year and more than 100 are paid over $170000. One employee took home ...
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT
Dedicated Bus Lanes Are Making Commutes Faster In And Around Boston, Data Show WBURBus lanes are speeding up commutes in Greater Boston, according to newly compiled MBTA data.
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
Boston’s Frustrations With Transit Mount After Derailment The Wall Street JournalA June derailment and the resulting chaos combined with a fare increase and a plan to limit summer *service* to overshadow the slow-moving rehabilitation of the ...
2019-07-11 05:30 EDT
Viewpoint: MBTA Green, Red lines support 70% of venture-backed startup activity in Massachusetts Boston Business JournalThere are key clusters of venture capital backed companies in 15 neighborhoods surrounding Green and Red Line stations.
2019-06-16 03:00 EDT
MBTA invests nearly $30M in improvements at multiple stations Railway Track & StructuresThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board has awarded a nearly $30 million contract for improvements at ...
2019-06-28 03:00 EDT
MBTA issues warning to drivers after commuter rail train collides with truck WCVB BostonAn MBTA Commuter Rail trail bound for Newburyport collided with a flatbed truck near Chelsea. The train collided with the truck as it was pulling out of a ...
2019-06-26 03:00 EDT
MBTA station shooting under investigation WCVB BostonShots were fired late Sunday night at an MBTA station. Advertisement. Recommended. Stray pit bull gets *fresh* start as police department's new official ...
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
Gov. Baker announces plan to speed up MBTA improvements WCVB BostonRiders may have to deal with more short-term delays for a quicker long-term payoff.
2019-06-25 03:00 EDT
Attorney: Former MBTA safety chief fired in whistleblower retaliation WCVB BostonThe former officer claims he was fired for pointing out safety issues with the transit system.
2019-07-08 17:49 EDT
Man's fingertip severed in escalator incident at MBTA station, sources say WCVB BostonA man was rushed to the hospital Thursday after injuring his finger on an escalator at the MBTA's Alewife Station. The MBTA said a man put his fingers in the ...
2019-06-20 03:00 EDT
Fire Response at MBTA Blue Line Sparks Delays NBC10 BostonShuttle buses had to replace *service* between a few MBTA Blue Line stations as firefighters investigated a report of a blaze Wednesday morning. The Boston ...
2019-06-26 03:00 EDT
Week In Review: Encore Casino Opens, MBTA Woes, 2020 Update WBURWe get a preview of the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor Casino, which opens Sunday, and discuss how its opening will impact the Boston area. We also ...
2019-06-21 03:00 EDT
Hidden stretch of East Boston waterfront draws developer’s interest The Boston GlobeOne mile or so of old freight railroad right-of-way, running parallel to busy Route 1A just a block away, is becoming a controversial focal point amid Boston's ...
2019-07-15 19:31 EDT
MBTA offering special train to Gillette Stadium for Dead & Company concert WCVB BostonThe MBTA is offering special train *service* to and from the Dead & Company concert at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. The transit authority normally operates ...
2019-06-17 03:00 EDT
Wire Problem on MBTA Green Line Prompts Shuttle Bus Replacement Between Riverside, Reservoir NBC10 BostonDelays are expected Monday morning on the MBTA Green Line due to a wire problem. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority tweeted that 40 shuttle ...
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
MBTA forms new, independent safety panel after recent derailments WCVB BostonTrain derailments on the Red and Green lines happened within four days of each other earlier in June.
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
Teenager arrested in connection with shooting at Aquarium MBTA station WCVB BostonA 16-year-old faces several charges in connection with a shooting late Sunday night at the Aquarium MBTA Station in Boston, according to Transit police.
2019-06-25 03:00 EDT
Baker's Plan Panned for Not Doing Enough to Fix MBTA Public News ServiceBOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker's plans to accelerate maintenance on the struggling MBTA are too little, too late, according to critics who say more is needed to ...
2019-06-27 03:00 EDT
Agreement clears way for state to help manage T pension fund The Boston GlobeThe state pension system has moved a step closer to managing some of the MBTA's troubled retirement fund.
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
My Turn: John Adams: China infiltrates the MBTA The Providence JournalRhode Islanders and the state's congressional delegation would do well to take note of recent headlines about transit agencies like the Massachusetts Bay ...
2019-06-23 03:00 EDT
Five-year Capital Investment Plan approved for MassDOT, MBTA MassTransitMag.comApproximately 45 percent of the $18.3 billion in total investments identified for the next five years will be focused on the reliability and resiliency of the core ...
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT
Voters unhappy with MBTA and Bakers handling of it SouthCoastToday.comYears after crises spurred investments and management reforms at the MBTA, the transit system's riders are frustrated with the system's condition and unhappy ...
2019-06-29 03:00 EDT
MBTA rejects calls to delay July 1 fare hike despite derailment WCVB BostonThe transit authority still does not know when Red Line *service* will return to normal.
2019-06-17 03:00 EDT
Former MBTA safety official says he was fired for bringing up safety issues Universal HubThe Globe reports his complaints range from the runaway Red Line train to a Green Line derailment this past February. The T says he's misrepresenting things.
2019-07-08 08:48 EDT
City Council candidate DROPS OUT — BAKER to speed up MBTA fix — No rush on STATE BUDGET PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. NEW: LEMOINE DROPS OUT OF CITY COUNCIL RACE — Boston City Council candidate Landon Lemoine is dropping ...
2019-06-25 03:00 EDT
Reporter Update: Walsh vs. MBTA CBS BostonBoston Mayor Marty Walsh wants a citizen's position on the MBTA oversight board. WBZ's Kristina Rex reports. 25 days ago ...
2019-06-18 03:00 EDT
Several Green Line trains vandalized, officials say WCVB BostonThe transit authority says locks on the doors were tampered with.
2019-07-10 17:01 EDT
Rail News - MBTA, state officials mark start of South Coast Rail project. For Railroad Career Professionals Progressive Rail RoadingRailroad industry news about: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, South Coast Rail, commuter rail.
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Acceleration Plan for MBTA Infrastructure Improvements Boston Real Estate TimesBOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker announced a plan to accelerate the pace of MBTA capital construction projects with the goal of expediting the transformation ...
2019-06-25 03:00 EDT
Abington man stopped for allegedly skipping a fare at MBTA's Andrew Square station was wanted for assaulting a police officer MassLive.comTransit police said Jeremey Derusha, 31, “piggybacked” behind a paying customer at the station in South Boston Thursday morning.
2019-06-21 03:00 EDT
Plan Approved To Spend $18 Billion On Transportation Over Next 5 Years WBURThe plan, which covers fiscal years 2020 through 2024, outlines about $10.1 billion in Department of Transportation projects and $8.3 billion in MBTA projects ...
2019-06-18 03:00 EDT
MassDOT Board, MBTA FMCB approve $18.3B investment plan for next five years Transportation TodayThe Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors and MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board (FMCB) approved this week ...
2019-06-20 03:00 EDT
Woman Stands Trial After Dog Died in Car in MBTA Garage NBC10 BostonA Long Island woman is standing trial after her dog died in her vehicle while she toured downtown Salem, Mass. in October 2017, the Salem News reports.
2019-06-20 03:00 EDT
Police searching for person of interest in car break-in at MBTA station Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsMEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are turning to the public for help in identifying a person of interest in connection with a recent car break-in at Wellington ...
2019-07-08 18:49 EDT
MBTA breaks ground on South Coast rail line Railway Track & StructuresMBTA's South Coast Rail Phase 1 project will connect Taunton, Fall River, New Bedford and surrounding areas to the city of Boston.
2019-07-02 19:36 EDT
Boston eyes Congress Street for dedicated bus lane Boston HeraldA study funded by $260000 in cash handed over by the developers of upcoming skyscrapers will look into making a bus lane on Congress Street, running from ...
2019-07-14 22:31 EDT
T sets up reviews of safety items Dorchester ReporterTrains are still running sluggish this week as the MBTA works to restore normal *service* on the Red Line following last week's derailment. A chorus of voices, ...
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT
Town briefs: Town House/Pilgrim church lot repaving, MBTA reminder, and Water report (Updated) mysouthboroughThe Town has posted a few alerts this week worth sharing. I'm rounding them up. Common Street parking lot paving project – starts Thursday Construction ...
2019-06-25 03:00 EDT
Dunkin’ set to open in MBTA’s Government Center Station next month The Boston GlobeLike some of the MBTA's trains, this project inside a T station faced some minor delays. But within weeks, riders will finally be able to grab a coffee or a snack just ...
2019-06-20 03:00 EDT
Box truck rear ends MBTA bus in Boston Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsBOSTON (WHDH) - A box truck crashed into the back of an MBTA bus in Boston on Tuesday morning. Officers responding to the area of 141 Dartmouth St. found ...
2019-06-25 03:00 EDT
A person was struck and killed by a commuter rail train in Waltham Boston.comA male was struck and killed by an MBTA Commuter Rail train Wednesday evening in Waltham. MBTA Transit Police had not released his name or age as of ...
2019-07-11 10:05 EDT
What A Week: Baker's MBTA Spending; RMV Head Resigns; Warren's Debate Performance CBS BostonWBZ"s Chris McKinnon and Jon Keller discuss Gov. Baker changing course on MBTA repairs, the head of the RMV resigning and Elizabeth Warren's debate ...
2019-06-28 03:00 EDT
Confessions of a Red Line defector The Boston GlobeNow is the time to show solidarity with the beleaguered masses on the Red Line who endure interminable waits and squeeze onto overcrowded trains.
2019-07-11 05:42 EDT
Police: Bike thieves caught red-handed on MBTA subway platform Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsCAMBRIDGE, MASS. (WHDH) - Two Boston men are facing theft charges after police say they were caught in the act of stealing bicycles from an MBTA station ...
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT

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2019-07-15 09:30 EDT
Coast Guard in Hawaii searching for missing 24-year-old Massachusetts man MassLive.comThe Coast Guard and authorities in Hawaii are searching for a 24-year-old Massachusetts man who went missing off Green Sand Beach, Big Island, over the ...
2019-07-15 15:35 EDT
Busy Weekend: 15 Great White Sharks Spotted Off Massachusetts Coast NBC10 BostonIt was a busy weekend for sharks, with at least 15 great whites spotted off the coast of Massachusetts. According to the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy's ...
2019-07-15 11:07 EDT
Massachusetts celebrates National Lottery Week WWLP.comNational Lottery Week began Monday and runs through Sunday, July 21. The Massachusetts Lottery has several promotions to celebrate the week, including ...
2019-07-15 19:01 EDT
US Sen. Elizabeth Warren supports Massachusetts bill to regulate student loan servicers MassLive.comWarren, who helped create the federal agency that oversees student loan servicers, wants to let Massachusetts institute its own laws to govern the industry.
2019-07-15 19:50 EDT
Massachusetts gas prices inch up a penny New Haven RegisterBOSTON (AP) — The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has crept up a penny. AAA Northeast reported Monday that self-serve, regular ...
2019-07-15 14:56 EDT
Gov. Charlie Baker calls President Trump's tweets about freshmen congresswomen, including Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, 'shameful and racist' MassLive.comRepublican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday called President Donald J. Trump's tweets urging four members of Congress to “go back” to the ...
2019-07-15 15:45 EDT
YOUR MONEY: Investing in opportunity zones in Massachusetts Enterprise NewsFollowing the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017, some low-income and/or distressed zones – identified as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” ...
2019-07-15 03:00 EDT
Two Massachusetts State Police cruisers struck by suspected drunk driver in Brockton WWLP.comTwo Massachusetts State Police cruisers were hit by a suspected drunk driver in Brockton early Monday morning.
2019-07-15 11:05 EDT
Coast Guard searching for missing Massachusetts man off Green Sand Beach, Big Island WWLP.comA 24-year-old swimmer visiting from Massachusetts has been missing on the Big Island since Saturday.
2019-07-15 16:24 EDT
Iris Society of Massachusetts to hold plant sale in Concord Wicked LocalThe Iris Society of Massachusetts, a 501(c)(3) organization, will hold a plant sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27 at the Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Road, Concord.
2019-07-15 10:28 EDT
4 State Troopers Hurt After Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Cruiser In Brockton CBS BostonBROCKTON (CBS) — Four Mass. State Police troopers were hurt after a suspected drunk driver hit a cruiser and sparked a chain-reaction crash on Route 27 in ...
2019-07-15 12:00 EDT
Penn State hoops lands top player in Massachusetts 247SportsPenn State basketball grabbed a verbal commitment from the top prospect in Massachusetts Monday. Dallion Johnson, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound combo guard from ...
2019-07-15 17:40 EDT
How Massachusetts made the Apollo 11 moon landing possible The Boston GlobeThe skill and diligence of hundreds of Mass. workers enabled the US to fulfill President John F. Kennedy's pledge to put a man on the moon in less than 10 ...
2019-07-13 11:21 EDT
High temperatures, humidity and showers expected this week in Massachusetts MassLive.comThis week in Massachusetts will offer a hot and humid stretch of weather followed by showers.
2019-07-15 05:38 EDT
Eversource: We’re prepared in case there’s a blackout in western Massachusetts WWLP.comPower has been restored in New York City after a massive blackout caused thousands of people to lose power in Manhattan Saturday night.
2019-07-15 17:07 EDT
Remnants of Tropical Storm Barry to bring rainfall to Massachusetts this week MassLive.comWhile the South bared the brunt of Barry's force, soon the weakened storm will be felt in New England.
2019-07-16 05:37 EDT
Readers Digest Chooses Plymouth As Its 2019 Massachusetts Entry for “Nicest Place in America” CapeCod.com NewsPLYMOUTH – Plymouth has been chosen as the 2019 Massachusetts entry for Readers Digest third annual search for the “Nicest Places in America”. The town ...
2019-07-16 05:00 EDT
Massachusetts residents bought fake health insurance, state says Becker's Hospital ReviewResidents in Massachusetts have been scammed by a fake health insurer allegedly behind a $100 million scheme, The Boston Globe.
2019-07-15 10:12 EDT
'Justice wasn't served': 50 years since Chappaquiddick | Massachusetts WESTERNMASSNEWS.comBOSTON (AP) — The crash ended a young woman's life, and with it, a man's White House dreams. U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's Oldsmobile sedan veered off ...
2019-07-16 06:03 EDT
Winter Honeybee Loss In Massachusetts Reflected Nationwide Trend New England Public RadioHoneybee losses in Massachusetts last winter were roughly 40 percent.
2019-06-19 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts State Police identify body found in Charles River as Mission Hill woman MassLive.comMassachusetts State Police determined the identity of the body found Wednesday in the Charles River, describing her as a 23-year-old Mission Hill woman.
2019-07-13 10:12 EDT
7 From Massachusetts Hurt In Pair Of Crashes In Maine Sunday CBS BostonOGUNQUIT, Maine (AP) — Maine state police say seven people from Massachusetts and one from New Hampshire were hurt in a pair of crashes over the ...
2019-07-15 09:12 EDT
Four Massachusetts State Police troopers hurt in crash caused by alleged drunken driver Turn to 10Massachusetts State Police said four troopers were hurt early Monday morning when two cruisers were hit by an alleged drunken driver. NECN reported that the ...
2019-07-15 06:15 EDT
14. Massachusetts CNBCAmerica's smartest state has a great workforce, but when it comes to costs, it fails the test.
2019-07-10 07:52 EDT
'Some jerk' steals doors off police Humvee | Massachusetts WESTERNMASSNEWS.comWARREN, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are looking for "some jerk" who stole four doors off a department vehicle. The Warren Police Department's ...
2019-07-15 16:17 EDT
ICE Raids Dont Appear To Materialize In Massachusetts Boston, MA PatchBOSTON — In response to the Trump administration's vow to order U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids this weekend, there were dozens of rallies ...
2019-07-15 14:33 EDT
Publications - Testimony Before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health The Heartland InstituteTestimony before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health regarding several proposals which would restrict flavors and nicotine levels, as well as ...
2019-07-15 14:56 EDT
4 Massachusetts State Police troopers injured in crash involving alleged drunk driver MassLive.comAn alleged drunk driver was arrested in Brockton overnight in connection with a crash that injured four Massachusetts State Police troopers as they were ...
2019-07-15 08:21 EDT
North Andover's KettlePizza representing Massachusetts in President Trump's third-annual 'Made in America' showcase MassLive.comA business from each of the 50 states whose products are “all or virtually all” made in the U.S. is invited to the White House to display their company on July 15.
2019-07-15 14:14 EDT
Moody’s: Massachusetts’ late budget a sign of ‘governance weakness’ Boston HeraldAs the state again begins a new fiscal year without a permanent budget, credit rating agency Moody's said Massachusetts' late budgets, along with six other ...
2019-07-06 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts researchers will get a fresh batch of Apollo 11 moon rocks Boston 25 NewsWhen Apollo 11 took off for the Moon, 50 years ago this week, one of the mission's main objectives was to retrieve rocks for scientists to study back here on ...
2019-07-16 06:29 EDT
In Massachusetts, An Uneven Impact From Rising Rents wgbh.orgRents are rising across the commonwealth, but the change in rent burden for residents varies widely.
2019-07-11 10:43 EDT
US Attorney General uses Massachusetts as an example at anti-Semitism summit Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7NewsWASHINGTON (WHDH) – The US Attorney General spoke at Monday's anti-Semitism Summit in Washington and used Massachusetts as an example of a ...
2019-07-15 17:19 EDT
Massachusetts City Mum After Virus Disrupts Operations Government Technology(TNS) — Cyberprofessionals have "strongly advised" the city against providing any details about the impacts of a computer virus that has shut down municipal ...
2019-07-15 16:54 EDT
Gov. Baker: Building boom ‘not an excuse’ for elevator inspection backlog Boston Business JournalMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker expects his administration to address the thousands-deep backlog of elevators overdue for a state inspection “as soon as ...
2019-07-15 14:33 EDT
Plymouth Gets More Than 5 Inches Of Rain In Southeast Mass. Deluge CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – Southeastern Massachusetts is recovering from a deluge of rain Friday morning. Plymouth was hit the worst as the storm dumped 5.69 inches ...
2019-07-12 12:05 EDT
Probe Prompts More Than 1,600 Mass. Driver License Suspensions CBS BostonBOSTON (AP) — More than 1,600 Massachusetts drivers have had their licenses suspended following a Registry of Motor Vehicles review prompted by a deadly ...
2019-07-12 20:35 EDT
Lawsuit filed against Massachusetts casino for allegedly cheating gamblers WNYTA class action lawsuit in Massachusetts is accusing Encore Boston Harbor of cheating gamblers out of their winnings.
2019-07-16 06:16 EDT
5 Of The Best Pools In Massachusetts: Latest Mansion Listings Beverly, MA PatchMASSACHUSETTS — It's the time of year when you wish you had a pool. It's going to be 90 degrees all week and it could even hit 100 this weekend. These are ...
2019-07-15 10:31 EDT
State budget impasse drags on in Massachusetts WCVB BostonAlmost two weeks into the state's new fiscal year, Massachusetts is still without a budget. The six members of a House-Senate conference committee have been ...
2019-07-12 08:33 EDT
Vineyard Wind Requesting Superseding Order From Massachusetts DEP North American WindpowerVineyard Wind is requesting a superseding order from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to overturn denial of the project's ...
2019-07-15 08:42 EDT
Massachusetts teen sentenced to life for killing, decapitating classmate NBC NewsMathew Borges, 18, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison after being convicted of fatally stabbing and decapitating a classmate, and will be eligible for parole ...
2019-07-10 04:21 EDT
Biggest Balloon Festival in Massachusetts Returns to Northampton: PHOTO GALLERY NBC10 BostonThousands of people attended the biggest balloon festival in Massachusetts as it returned to Northampton July 12-14. The Northeast Balloon Festival was an ...
2019-07-14 22:12 EDT
LaCroix Is Finally ‘Legal’ in Massachusetts Food & WineNot that you ever had to hide your can of LaCroix in a brown paper bag to avoid being picked up by a Massachusetts State Trooper, but for anyone worried ...
2019-07-10 16:07 EDT
Massachusetts bills aim to promote efficient appliances, net-zero housing Energy News NetworkThe pending legislation includes proposals to encourage heat pumps and to bring energy efficiency to low-income residents.
2019-07-12 05:59 EDT
Hemp rules 'an ongoing process', says Massachusetts Environmental Secretary Katie Theoharides MassLive.comMassachusetts Energy and Environmental Secretary Katie Theoharides said Thursday that state regulators are still involved in “an ongoing process” of ...
2019-07-12 12:45 EDT
Massachusetts’ median condo price hits all-time high, report says Curbed BostonThe median price of a Massachusetts condo hit an all-time high of $413,000 in May, according to a June 26 report from the Massachusetts Association of ...
2019-06-26 03:00 EDT
Bill would limit public access to police video in Massachusetts The Boston GlobeSecretary of State William F. Galvin is raising alarms about a bill that would allow government agencies in Massachusetts to withhold all police dash-cam and ...
2019-07-10 10:35 EDT
Can Massachusetts Employers Fire Workers for Off-Duty Marijuana Use? shrm.orgComplying with marijuana laws and understanding their impact on the workplace is tricky for multistate employers, but even the laws in a single state can be ...
2019-07-11 16:30 EDT
Weed Taxes Roll Into Massachusetts WBURMassachusetts cities and towns with marijuana businesses are getting revenue from a 3% tax on retail pot sales.
2019-07-08 05:18 EDT
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority continues major construction projects for trolley and commuter rail infrastructure MassTransitMag.comMassachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) five-year, $8 billion capital improvement program is well underway with track and signal work starting...
2019-07-15 12:57 EDT
Looking to rent an apartment in Massachusetts? You might need more than one job The Boston GlobeTo afford rent on a typical two-bedroom apartment in Massachusetts, you need to earn almost three times the state's $12-an-hour minimum wage, according to a ...
2019-06-18 03:00 EDT
In a Massachusetts city, immigration changes bolster the local economy Los Angeles TimesChelsea, Mass., is a microcosm of changes sweeping the United States as the number of Central American immigrants increases and the number of Mexicans ...
2019-07-07 16:00 EDT
Who gets abortions in Massachusetts? Here's what the data show The Boston GlobeHere's a look at who is getting abortions, at what ages, and in what circumstances, based on newly released state data.
2019-07-09 15:34 EDT
Historic flags remain in storage indefinitely | Massachusetts WESTERNMASSNEWS.comPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Historic flags that once waved above Rhode Island battlegrounds and the Statehouse remain in storage after being removed for ...
2019-07-15 16:03 EDT
Chinatown has worst air quality in Massachusetts, report says The Boston GlobeChinatown has the worst air quality in Massachusetts, according to a report from a science advocacy group that also said Asian-American residents are exposed ...
2019-06-27 03:00 EDT
Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Evening' game | Massachusetts WESTERNMASSNEWS.comBRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Numbers Evening" game were:
2019-07-15 20:13 EDT
Stem Steps Into Grid-Scale Storage With Partnership in Massachusetts Greentech Media NewsThe commercial storage pioneer is building bigger battery systems than ever before.
2019-07-09 09:06 EDT
Massachusetts To Observe First-Ever Lottery Week With Special ‘Jackpot Bundle’ Deal CBS BostonBOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts State Lottery and other lotteries across the United States and Canada will mark the first ever “Lottery Week” later this ...
2019-07-10 13:48 EDT
ACLU sues Massachusetts on facial recognition access WCVB BostonThe American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit seeking information about how the state transportation department uses its driver's ...
2019-07-11 05:52 EDT
LaCroix Sales Are No Longer Illegal In Massachusetts DelishTime to pop some bubbly—water, that is. LaCroix is officially legal in Massachusetts. Consumer Reports has announced the cult-favorite sparkling water brand ...
2019-07-11 13:23 EDT
ACLU of Massachusetts sues MassDOT for records on face surveillance use MassLive.comThe American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against the state's transportation department.
2019-07-11 08:54 EDT
Four Massachusetts state troopers injured when suspected drunk driver strikes cruisers The Providence JournalBROCKTON — Four state troopers were injured in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver early Monday morning. The Mass. State Police troopers ...
2019-07-15 09:06 EDT
Massachusetts promotes assistant DeMichiel to associate head coach role | College Hockey USCHOMassachusetts announced Friday the promotion of assistant coach Jared DeMichiel to associate head coach for the Minutemen (photo: UMass Athletics).
2019-07-13 07:18 EDT
Massachusetts Police Search for 'Some Jerk' Who Stole Humvee Doors NBC10 BostonPolice in Massachusetts are looking for "some jerk" who stole four doors off a department vehicle. The Warren Police Department's Humvee doors were taken ...
2019-07-15 17:04 EDT
Video of sharks interacting off Massachusetts coast is a first, scientists say NBCNews.comScientists with the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said Tuesday that footage caught of two white sharks interacting off the coast of Massachusetts is the first ...
2019-07-10 08:57 EDT
Bill seeks more info on ride-hailing trips in Massachusetts Boston 25 NewsMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker proposed legislation Wednesday that would push ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to provide more information ...
2019-07-10 15:18 EDT
What’s open, closed on July 4th in Massachusetts The Boston GlobeBanks? Supermarkets? Liquor stores? A look at what's open and what's closed in Massachusetts on the Fourth of July.
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Should youth tackle football be banned in Massachusetts? The Boston GlobeRead two views and vote in our informal online poll.
2019-06-26 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts lawmakers to study Registry of Motor Vehicles Boston.comBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are preparing to scrutinize the troubles at the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The Legislature's Committee on ...
2019-07-08 20:12 EDT
Massachusetts lawmakers expect 2020 budget to be late MassLive.comAlthough the 2020 fiscal year begins July 1, lawmakers do not expect to have a state budget in place by then.
2019-06-24 03:00 EDT
4 State Troopers, Civilian, Injured by Drunk Driving Suspect U.S. News & World ReportBROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Four Massachusetts State Police troopers and a civilian have been injured in a chain reaction crash caused by a suspected drunken ...
2019-07-15 10:59 EDT
Vegas Has Come To Massachusetts: Encore Casino Opens In Boston ForbesBoston has it all these days. We have trendy eateries, stylish high rises and now even a casino. Well, it's actually across the harbor in Everett. The Encore Boston ...
2019-07-11 17:20 EDT
Massachusetts says hemp-derived CBD is illegal — but CBD stores are still everywhere The Boston GlobeThe popularity of CBD has prompted questions and confusion from consumers who want to make sure their products are safe, legal, and reliable. But the ...
2019-07-01 03:00 EDT
What can residents of Massachusetts do about the border crisis? The Boston GlobeThe plight of migrants on the southern border has left many in left-leaning Massachusetts struggling to find ways to alleviate the suffering more than 2,300 miles ...
2019-07-03 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts woman accused of throwing hammer, spraying bleach at victim KIRO SeattleA Massachusetts woman is accused of throwing a hammer and spraying bleach at another woman.
2019-07-12 06:23 EDT
Critics say Massachusetts' $1 billion clean energy bill not bold enough Energy News NetworkThe legislation would offer cities money to build microgrids, buy electric vehicles, and prepare for climate change.
2019-06-17 03:00 EDT
Microburst Hits Western Massachusetts NECNAs many as 60 trees were blown down in Longmeadow as severe storms moved through Western Massachusetts.
2019-07-07 07:14 EDT
Held to a different standard? Some growers question Massachusetts ban of most pesticides on marijuana crops MassLive.comWhile some say the ban is required for public safety, others say marijuana is being unfairly subjected to a standard that does not apply to other crops.
2019-07-04 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts State Police troopers sent to hospital after a multi-car crash caused by alleged drunk driver WLNE-TV (ABC6)Two Massachusetts State Police cruisers were struck by a suspected drunk driver, sending 4 officers to an area hospital early Sunday morning.
2019-07-15 12:57 EDT
Massachusetts man accidentally sold wife’s bike – given to her by Holocaust-surviving father – during yard ... Fox NewsA Massachusetts man mistakenly sold a vintage bike that was gifted to his wife by her Holocaust-surviving father more than 45 years ago and is now desperate ...
2019-07-08 02:26 EDT
Winning numbers drawn in 'Numbers Midday' game | Massachusetts WESTERNMASSNEWS.comBRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Massachusetts Lottery's "Numbers Midday" game were:
2019-07-15 13:04 EDT
Massachusetts Bill Would Test The Idea Of Universal Basic Income CBS BostonBOSTON (AP) — A bill under consideration at the Massachusetts Statehouse is aimed at testing the idea of a universal basic income. The long-shot bill would ...
2019-06-23 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts mayor says access to cheap gas not worth the cost to climate Energy News NetworkThe debate in Holyoke, Massachusetts, is not unique in the Northeast, where pipeline constraints are forcing decisions.
2019-07-09 05:58 EDT
Technically, LaCroix's illegal in Massachusetts. Here's why The Boston GlobeIts delicate flavors and retro-design bottles made LaCroix sparkling water an unlikely symbol of the Millennial generation. But LaCroix has lost a bit of its fizzle ...
2019-06-20 03:00 EDT
Family of Massachusetts youth killed in blast settles suit against company ReutersThe family of a teenager killed during a 2018 gas explosion that injured a dozen others and destroyed scores of homes in three Boston suburbs settled its ...
2019-07-09 14:57 EDT
MADD urges update to Massachusetts drunk driving law WPRI.comBOSTON (WPRI/AP) — As Massachusetts lawmakers are preparing to scrutinize the troubles at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, Mothers Against Drunk Driving ...
2019-07-09 21:38 EDT
Health officials reportedly shut down Massachusetts Dunkin' due to rodent problem WSOC CharlotteThe Hanson Board of Health ordered a Dunkin' and a Speedway convenience store to stop selling food Wednesday after an inspection led to the discovery of a ...
2019-07-11 12:44 EDT
RMV suspends more than 1,100 licenses as Massachusetts steps up safety Boston HeraldThe Registry of Motor Vehicles has issued more than 1100 suspensions to 876 drivers as it works through a backlog of out-of-state driver's license violations that ...
2019-07-05 03:00 EDT
Tipped workers call for equal minimum wage in Massachusetts WCVB BostonAdvocates say an equal minimum wage would help workers' financial stability and reduce their exposure to harassment.
2019-06-18 03:00 EDT
Massachusetts DEP issues order to boil water in Town of Randolph WCVB BostonThe Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection issued a boil water order to the Town of Randolph on Wednesday. The town said its water system ...
2019-07-10 20:30 EDT
Massachusetts lawmakers set to discuss recalled cars bill WNYTA bill in Massachusetts that would ease restrictions on the sale of used cars that have been subject to a recall but have not been repaired is set to come up at a ...
2019-07-15 05:54 EDT
Are We Cutting Down The Wrong Trees In Massachusetts? wgbh.orgSome scientists in the state say the practice of “sustainable forestry” is not sustainable for the climate.
2019-06-25 03:00 EDT
The Rolling Stones Let It Loose, Troll Trump at Massachusetts Gig Rolling StoneOn Sunday night, Mick Jagger paused his band's show at Massachusetts' Gillette Stadium to take in the perfect New England summer evening. He said he ...
2019-07-08 14:55 EDT
Risk of damaging winds, large hail this weekend in Massachusetts MassLive.comThere's a risk of strong to severe thunderstorms this weekend in Massachusetts. The National Weather *Service* issued a severe weather outlook for Saturday ...
2019-06-28 03:00 EDT
UMass tuition vote canceled as budget impasse drags on Boston Business JournalWith a state budget not yet in place two weeks into the fiscal year, votes planned for Tuesday on undergraduate tuition rates at the University of Massachusetts ...
2019-07-15 17:10 EDT
Federal judge blocks ICE from making civil arrests at Massachusetts courthouses USA TODAYA federal judge in Boston has blocked immigration officials from making civil arrests of people visiting Massachusetts courthouses.
2019-06-20 03:00 EDT
We're Looking For Our Favorite Tiny Desk Contest Entry From Massachusetts. Here Are The Top 21 So Far WBUROut of thousands of entries to NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest, 254 were from Massachusetts. We've narrowed down the field a bit more. Later this summer, we'll ...
2019-07-08 05:10 EDT
Three Massachusetts men charged with bank fraud conspiracy The Boston GlobeThree Massachusetts men were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud in federal court in Boston, the US attorney for Massachusetts said in a statement ...
2019-07-09 16:19 EDT

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