Tag Archives: Massachusetts

MA Gov Orders Non-Essential Businesses To Close

Boston’s CBS News affiliate reports: Governor Charlie Baker has ordered all non-essential businesses to close, effective noon Tuesday, March 24. The governor also announced Monday that he and state health officials are issuing a stay at home advisory for the residents of Massachusetts. Both will remain in effect until April 7. “We will always allow all grocery stores, pharmacies, and …

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POLL: Warren Falls Behind Sanders In Home State MA

NBC News reports: Bernie Sanders has leapfrogged Elizabeth Warren in her home state, according to a poll released Friday, days before the Massachusetts Democratic primary. In the poll by WBUR, NPR’s Boston affiliate, Sanders got 25 percent of support from the state’s Democrats, while Warren, who has represented the state in the Senate since 2013, got 17 percent. Massachusetts is …

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Hometown Boston Globe Endorses Elizabeth Warren

From the editorial board of the Boston Globe: In December 2018, this editorial board expressed doubt that Elizabeth Warren should run for president. She has proved us wrong and has shaped the course of the race for the better. The electorate, at least in recent polls and in the early states, is signaling its preference for the profound change that …

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Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick Drops Longshot WH Bid

CNN reports: Deval Patrick, the former Massachusetts governor who in November made a late entrance into the Democratic 2020 race, ended his campaign on Wednesday, according to a statement provided to CNN. “I believed and still believe we had a strong case to make for being able to deliver better outcomes,” Patrick said. “But the vote in New Hampshire last …

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Massachusetts Is First State To Ban Flavored Vapes

Boston’s NPR affiliate reports: Gov. Charlie Baker has signed one of the most sweeping laws pertaining to vaping and flavored tobacco products in the country. The new law will affect flavored tobacco and vaping sales. Retailers will no longer be allowed to sell flavored vape cartridges. They will be able to sell devices that deliver nicotine, but not flavored nicotine. …

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Deval Patrick Formally Announces Presidential Bid

CBS News reports: Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, has announced that he is running for president in the 2020 race. Patrick made it official in an online video posted early Thursday morning. Patrick will be a guest on “CBS This Morning” on Thursday for his first interview following his announcement. A CBS News contributor since September, Patrick will …

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Deval Patrick Tells Top Dems He’s Entering WH Race

The New York Times reports: Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts told senior Democrats Wednesday that he will enter the presidential race, according to two party officials, reversing his decision last year to forgo a run and adding yet more volatility to an unusually fluid Democratic primary. Mr. Patrick was calling a list of Democrats to inform them of his …

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Second Republican Gov Backs Impeachment Inquiry

Boston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Charlie Baker appeared Thursday to back the decision of Congressional House leadership to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump following the revelation that Trump tried to enlist the Ukrainian president to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. In Everett where he was promoting new housing production, Baker said …

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Dem Rep. Seth Moulton Enters 2020 WH Race [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., became the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race Monday, launching a presidential campaign focused on national security. A 40-year-old Marine combat veteran who earned a Bronze Star in Iraq, Moulton’s stature has been rising since he won a seat in Congress in 2014 by defeating a long-time Democratic incumbent in a …

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Massachusetts Now 16th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Mass Live reports: Massachusetts therapists can no longer use a type of therapy that tries to alter a teenager’s sexual orientation. Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday signed into law a bill banning licensed health care professionals from providing conversion therapy to anyone under 18. Fifteen states and Washington, D.C., have already banned conversion therapy, according to the Human Rights Campaign. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren Launches WH Campaign

The New York Times reports: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was expected to formally begin her campaign for president on Saturday with a rally in this former mill town, before traveling to New Hampshire, Iowa and four other states. The selection of Lawrence was symbolic: It was the site, in 1912, of one of the most famous labor strikes in …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Long Lines As Legal Pot Sales Start

The Boston Globe reports: Hundreds of customers hoping to purchase marijuana on the first day of recreational sales in Massachusetts were waiting for hours in long lines Tuesday, despite the cold temperatures and rainy, overcast weather. At the New England Treatment Access shop in Northampton, the wait time as of 11 a.m. appeared to be around two and a half …

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Massachusetts Ad Urges Against Repealing Transgender Rights: “Be A Masshole Not An Asshole, Vote Yes On 3”

The Boston Globe reports: If the word Masshole is good enough for the dictionary, it’s surely good enough for a political ad. But this still appears to be a first. A local group is using the colloquialism in an attempt to persuade Massachusetts residents to vote yes on Question 3, the referendum on the state’s transgender anti-discrimination law. “We’re Massholes, …

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CAPE COD: State’s First Fatal Shark Attack In 82 Years

The Cape Cod Times reports: A man who was bitten by a shark at a Wellfleet beach today has died, according to police. Wellfleet police Lt. Michael Hurley confirmed at 2:25 p.m. that the shark attack victim died of injuries at Cape Cod Hospital. He said the victim was a male in his mid-20s, but didn’t identify him. Leslie Reynolds, …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Scott Lively Loses GOP Gov Primary

Boston Magazine reports: Scott Lively, a pastor from Springfield notorious for his fixation on exposing “the gay agenda,” has lost his long-shot bid to unseat Charlie Baker and win the Republican nomination for Massachusetts governor. But he did, however, manage to get about a third of voters in the state’s GOP primary to support him. For those unfamiliar with this …

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Massachusetts Dem Upsets US House Primary [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old’s upset over a 10-term incumbent congressman underscores the shift underway in a Democratic Party whose base is seeking younger, …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Scott Lively Forces Gubernatorial Primary With 28% Vote By GOP Convention Delegates

WAMC Radio reports: Massachusetts Republicans endorsed incumbent Governor Charlie Baker for a second term at their convention this weekend. Despite handily capturing his party’s endorsement, it wasn’t entirely smooth sailing for the first-term governor on Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester. His main opponent garnered enough support to force a primary. “Will the clerk display the tally, please?” asked …

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Massachusetts Schools To Offer LGBT-Themed Courses

The Boston Herald reports: Bay State schools will be able to try a new curriculum with LGBTQ-themed history, English and health this fall that proponents say is an effort to help all students see themselves reflected in classrooms. The curriculum, developed by a team of teachers with Massachusetts Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Nutjob Scott Lively Vows To Be The Voice For Homocons In His Gubernatorial Campaign

Vicious anti-LGBT activist Scott “Pink Swastika” Lively, who last year won dismissal in a “crimes against humanity” suit for his role in Uganda’s “kill the gays” bill, is running once again for governor of Massachusetts. Today Lively unveiled a decidedly unique campaign ploy. He writes: In reality there are a great many conservative homosexuals in our society today whom we …

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MASSACHUSETTS: GOP Governor Dodges Pence Visit

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Boston tomorrow for two fundraisers — including one for the Republican National Committee, which is expected to haul in $500,000. But Massachusetts’ Republican governor won’t be at either of them. Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters today that he will be in New Bedford during Pence’s visit and won’t attend the RNC …

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