Massachusetts

2024-06-10 21:26:54
by Dan McCue
Boston School District Goes All Green With Geothermal Energy

BOSTON — A Boston school district is reaping the benefits of clean energy after deciding that its most recently built... Read More

BOSTON — A Boston school district is reaping the benefits of clean energy after deciding that its most recently built elementary school will run entirely on a geothermal system, with no fossil fuel use on-site. In the year since it... Read More

Climate Solution: Massachusetts Town Experiments With Community Heating and Cooling

Jennifer and Eric Mauchan live in a Cape Cod-style house in Framingham, Massachusetts that they've been cooling with five air... Read More

Jennifer and Eric Mauchan live in a Cape Cod-style house in Framingham, Massachusetts that they've been cooling with five air conditioners. In the summer, the electric bill for the 2,600-square-foot home can be $200. In the winter, heating with natural... Read More

2024-04-03 20:07:45
by Dan McCue
Massachusetts to Pardon Tens of Thousands for Cannabis Charges

BOSTON — A state advisory panel has unanimously endorsed Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey’s plan to pardon tens of thousands of... Read More

BOSTON — A state advisory panel has unanimously endorsed Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey’s plan to pardon tens of thousands of state residents convicted of misdemeanor cannabis charges. Healey unveiled the sweeping pardon proposal last month, explaining that she was heeding... Read More

2024-02-07 18:12:10
by Dan McCue
Despite Outcome of Nevada Primary, Haley Builds Super Tuesday Team

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Swamped in Tuesday’s technically meaningless Republican primary in Nevada, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley continued... Read More

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Swamped in Tuesday’s technically meaningless Republican primary in Nevada, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley continued to press on toward a Super Tuesday showdown with former President Donald Trump, rolling out a sizable campaign team in... Read More

2024-02-01 21:27:43
by Dan McCue
Feds Seek Public Input on Beacon Wind Offshore Project

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking public comment on its draft environmental analysis for the Beacon... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking public comment on its draft environmental analysis for the Beacon Wind offshore wind power project located near Massachusetts. On Friday, Feb. 2, the bureau will publish a notice in the... Read More

2023-12-12 16:28:15
by Dan McCue
Public Health Advocacy Group Sues DraftKings

WOBURN, Mass. — DraftKings, one of the nation’s most popular sports betting companies, engages in unfair and deceptive practices while... Read More

WOBURN, Mass. — DraftKings, one of the nation’s most popular sports betting companies, engages in unfair and deceptive practices while taking advantage of the addictive nature of gambling activities, a class action lawsuit filed in Massachusetts claims. The lawsuit, Scanlon... Read More

2023-12-08 19:52:53
by Dan McCue
Cutting-Edge Veterans Home Features Geothermal Wells, Solar Array

CHELSEA, Mass. — A new state-of-the-art Veterans Home unveiled Friday in Massachusetts is fossil-fuel free and composed of green spaces,... Read More

CHELSEA, Mass. — A new state-of-the-art Veterans Home unveiled Friday in Massachusetts is fossil-fuel free and composed of green spaces, 145 geothermal wells and a rooftop solar array. Located across the Mystic River from Boston on Chelsea’s Powder Horn Hill,... Read More

2023-05-22 20:46:17
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Upholds Offshore Wind Farm Permits

BOSTON — A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled against a Nantucket nonprofit trying to block development of a large offshore... Read More

BOSTON — A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled against a Nantucket nonprofit trying to block development of a large offshore wind farm about 15 miles off the coast of the island and Martha’s Vineyard. In its underlying complaint, the group... Read More

Biden, Family Attend Christmas Tree Lighting on Nantucket

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The Biden family's tradition of eating lunch, shopping and watching a Christmas tree lighting in downtown... Read More

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — The Biden family's tradition of eating lunch, shopping and watching a Christmas tree lighting in downtown Nantucket on Friday became mostly about keeping the president's 2-year-old grandson from having a meltdown. There was President Joe Biden's... Read More

2022-11-11 22:32:59
by TWN Staff
Massachusetts Governor: Maura Healey (D)

About the State Maura Healey has deep roots in Massachusetts. Her parents both grew up in Newburyport. Her maternal grandparents... Read More

About the State Maura Healey has deep roots in Massachusetts. Her parents both grew up in Newburyport. Her maternal grandparents met in Gloucester, where her grandfather worked on the fishing docks and her grandmother, whose ancestors settled on the Parker... Read More

Package Explodes on Boston Campus; 1 Injured, FBI Involved

BOSTON (AP) — A package exploded on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston late Tuesday, and the college said... Read More

BOSTON (AP) — A package exploded on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston late Tuesday, and the college said a staff member suffered minor injuries. Authorities said another suspicious package was found near a prominent art museum and the... Read More

Massachusetts GOP Voters Size Up Trump Loyalist for Governor

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Republicans are weighing which candidate has the best chance of keeping the governor's office in GOP... Read More

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Republicans are weighing which candidate has the best chance of keeping the governor's office in GOP hands as they vote in Tuesday's primary: a former state lawmaker endorsed by Donald Trump or a political newcomer who's cast... Read More

2022-09-02 21:13:49
by Dan McCue
Most Massachusetts Voters Say They’re Still Undecided 

BOSTON — Maybe we’re just getting jaded at the end of a long primary season, or maybe, like the hardy,... Read More

BOSTON — Maybe we’re just getting jaded at the end of a long primary season, or maybe, like the hardy, mostly blue voters in the Bay State, we’re already looking forward to the start of the baseball playoffs and the... Read More

2022-09-02 16:03:35
by Tom Ramstack
Massachusetts Court Says Motel Staff Not Liable for Guest’s Suicide

CHICOPEE, Mass. — A Massachusetts court’s decision Thursday that absolved a motel chain from blame for the suicide of a... Read More

CHICOPEE, Mass. — A Massachusetts court’s decision Thursday that absolved a motel chain from blame for the suicide of a guest clarifies the hospitality industry’s duty of care to its customers. The man’s family sued but Motel 6 successfully argued... Read More

2022-08-15 18:23:53
by Dan McCue
Massachusetts Governor Signs Climate Bill

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has signed a climate bill that both boosts support for renewable energy... Read More

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has signed a climate bill that both boosts support for renewable energy and sets limits on fossil fuel use. The Massachusetts state Legislature passed the bill at a time when the federal... Read More

2022-08-04 21:27:53
by Dan McCue
Middle Schoolers Secure Exoneration for Last ‘Salem Witch’

BOSTON — At long last, perhaps, Elizabeth Johnson Jr. can rest in peace. Last week, some 329 years after she... Read More

BOSTON — At long last, perhaps, Elizabeth Johnson Jr. can rest in peace. Last week, some 329 years after she was convicted of being a witch at the infamous Salem witch trials, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker formally pardoned her, doing... Read More

2022-07-11 21:44:23
by Madeline Hughes
Healey Shows Big Lead in Massachusetts Primary Fundraising

BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey is winning fundraising in the Bay State. She has $5.4 million on hand for... Read More

BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey is winning fundraising in the Bay State. She has $5.4 million on hand for her bid to be governor, according to her June financial disclosure. That’s millions ahead of the two Republicans who are... Read More

2022-05-27 15:54:10
by Dan McCue
Vineyard Wind Wraps Work for Summer at Coastal Site

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, Vineyard Wind, the joint venture erecting an 800-MW wind... Read More

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, Vineyard Wind, the joint venture erecting an 800-MW wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard is wrapping work for the summer at Covell’s Beach in Barnstable, Massachusetts. The... Read More

2022-04-20 23:07:58
by Dan McCue
Judge, Satanic Temple at Odds in Fight Over City Council Prayer Refusal

BOSTON — A federal judge in Boston has admonished a satanic temple for adopting legal ploys that she said are... Read More

BOSTON — A federal judge in Boston has admonished a satanic temple for adopting legal ploys that she said are distracting from its otherwise “meaningful legal challenge” aimed at it being allowed to lead the prayer that begins every Boston... Read More

2022-01-21 19:32:44
by Dan McCue
Governor Moves to Update, Expand Massachusetts’ Outdated Wiretap Law

BOSTON — Massachusetts’ wiretap statute, adopted in 1968 as a tool to combat organized crime, is now woefully out of... Read More

BOSTON — Massachusetts’ wiretap statute, adopted in 1968 as a tool to combat organized crime, is now woefully out of date; it needs a major revision to better equip law enforcement for the realities of the 21st century, the state’s... Read More

2021-10-04 13:37:24
by Dan McCue
City of Salem Poised to Become Massachusetts’ Second Offshore Wind Port

SALEM, Mass. - Vineyard Wind, the joint venture seeking to build the first large-scale offshore wind farm off the U.S.... Read More

SALEM, Mass. - Vineyard Wind, the joint venture seeking to build the first large-scale offshore wind farm off the U.S. coast has entered into a tentative agreement with the City of Salem, Massachusetts and the Crowley Maritime Corp. to build... Read More

2021-09-08 19:54:48
by Alexa Hornbeck
Increased Cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently announced they’ve seen four new human cases of West Nile virus in the... Read More

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently announced they’ve seen four new human cases of West Nile virus in the state this year, after five human cases were reported all of last year, indicating a significant increase of virus activity... Read More

2021-05-11 18:59:05
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration Approves Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration gave its final approval Tuesday to the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration gave its final approval Tuesday to the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project -- the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States. The decision was announced by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland... Read More

2021-01-13 20:59:09
by Reece Nations
Telecommute Taxation: States Take Sides Over Out-of-State Income Tax Dispute

CONCORD, N.H. — A collection of 14 states have now signed amicus briefs backing New Hampshire in the state’s appeal... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. — A collection of 14 states have now signed amicus briefs backing New Hampshire in the state’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether jurisdictions may tax the income of remote workers who cannot commute to... Read More

2020-11-01 11:15:08
by TWN Staff
MA-04: Jake Auchincloss (D)

About Auchincloss: After graduating from the Newton Public Schools and Harvard College, Jake Auchincloss served as a captain in the... Read More

About Auchincloss: After graduating from the Newton Public Schools and Harvard College, Jake Auchincloss served as a captain in the United States Marines. Auchincloss commanded infantry in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2012 and a reconnaissance unit in Panama in 2014.... Read More

2020-07-23 20:30:45
by Reece Nations
Massachusetts Designating Millions to Combat Pandemic Induced Food Insecurity

As part of a $36 million food security program, Massachusetts’ executive administration unveiled $3 million in grants for residents suffering... Read More

As part of a $36 million food security program, Massachusetts’ executive administration unveiled $3 million in grants for residents suffering from urgent food instability due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced Wednesday the... Read More

Deval Patrick Decides to Jump Into Democratic Presidential Race

Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, reportedly has decided to enter the Democratic presidential race, joining a still-growing field of... Read More

Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, reportedly has decided to enter the Democratic presidential race, joining a still-growing field of White House hopefuls. Patrick has started calling Democratic allies to inform them of his decision and plans to file paperwork... Read More

2019-08-23 17:19:57
by Dan McCue
Rep. Moulton Drops Out Of Presidential Race, Will Seek Reelection

WASHINGTON - Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., dropped out of the 2020 presidential contest Friday, saying he will instead seek reelection... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., dropped out of the 2020 presidential contest Friday, saying he will instead seek reelection in Massachusetts' 6th congressional district. Moulton made his announcement at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco. "Today,... Read More

2019-03-02 01:13:24
by TWN Staff
For New Bedford, Massachusetts, Creation of First Offshore Wind Farm in US Means Jobs

Long ignored in the United States, offshore wind energy is poised to become a new economic engine in New Bedford,... Read More

Long ignored in the United States, offshore wind energy is poised to become a new economic engine in New Bedford, Massachusetts that will bring thousands of jobs and launch a new major industry along the eastern seaboard. During the 19th... Read More

2019-01-02 02:44:01
by MA-03: Lori Trahan (D)
MA-03: Lori Trahan (D)

I am Lori Trahan, your Democratic Nominee for Congress in MA-03. I am honored to have the opportunity to honor ... Read More

I am Lori Trahan, your Democratic Nominee for Congress in MA-03. I am honored to have the opportunity to honor the legacy of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. Her dedication to the people of our community, our veterans... Read More

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