Stories tagged: massachusetts
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
The governor of Massachusetts on Tuesday declared a public health emergency and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products in the state.
Mon., July 8, 2019
The man who accused Kevin Spacey of groping him at a Massachusetts resort island bar in 2016 denied Monday deleting or altering any text messages from the night of the …
Thu., June 20, 2019
A Massachusetts woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where authorities found the remains of three babies was cleared Thursday of second-degree murder, but was convicted of lesser charges.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019
Kevin Spacey made an unusual appearance Monday at a Massachusetts courthouse where his attorney asked for a swift trial in the groping case against the actor, saying Spacey is “suffering” …
Thu., May 23, 2019
Whoever broke into a Massachusetts man’s home last week didn’t take a thing. They did, however, leave the house spotless.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019
A young woman who as a teenager encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself is responsible for his suicide, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Wednesday in upholding …
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
Customers waited in long lines, sometimes for hours, on a cold and rainy New England day to be among the first people to legally buy recreational marijuana on the U.S. …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
Nicole Talbot isn’t quite old enough to vote next month, but she isn’t shy about urging Massachusetts residents who are to keep a state law that protects transgender people from …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
A house where a victim of the Salem witch trials once lived is on the market for $600,000 just in time for Halloween.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018
A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his “own personal ATM” to enjoy casinos and …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2018
Residents in communities north of Boston that were rocked by natural gas explosions were given the green light Sunday to return to their homes.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state’s first shark attack fatality in …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts, fended off a primary challenge Tuesday from conservative minister Scott Lively, a staunch supporter of President …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will face off against Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl as she battles for a second term and gears up for what could be a possible …
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018
Six states and New York City sued the federal government Wednesday, joining other cities and states who say the government is trying to unlawfully force “sanctuary” communities to engage in …
UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018
A recent college graduate desperate to recover a family heirloom mistakenly left curbside when he moved out of his apartment is plastering his neighborhood with signs warning, “My mother will …
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018
Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts’ ban on the weapons.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
Voters in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana last year, and some residents of those states will legally stuff stockings with spliffs for the first time …
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017
One of country music’s biggest stars is comforting a Massachusetts school mourning the deaths of three students.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
The Mukayuhsak Weekuw – or “Children’s House” – is an immersion school launched by the Cape Cod-based Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, whose ancestors hosted a harvest celebration with the Pilgrims in …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
In the absence of new federal policies to tame break-the-bank drug prices, the Massachusetts Medicaid program wants to test a market-driven approach. It wants the power to negotiate discounts for …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
The superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police abruptly announced his retirement on Friday amid accusations that he ordered a trooper to alter a police report for a judge’s daughter to …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Massachusetts on Friday became the first state to impose a ban on bump stocks since the deadly shooting at a Las Vegas music festival.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
A woman who disappeared from upstate New York after being dropped off for a doctor’s appointment 42 years ago has been found suffering from dementia and living in an assisted-living …
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Though Jimmy Tingle has long made biting political humor a staple of his stand-up routines, he insists his dive into Massachusetts politics is anything but comic relief.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry has lost track of more than 1,700 convicted sex offenders, according to a state audit released on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017
Marinas, coastal residents and others in the Northeast are keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Jose as it spins in the Atlantic Ocean, threatening to menace the region by the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are considering requiring presidential candidates to disclose their personal finances before appearing on the primary ballot.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Police are providing extra patrols around the home of a Massachusetts woman who won the $758.7 million Powerball prize.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history – a $758.7 million Powerball prize – after breaking the news to …