Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Dozens Of MA State Troopers Resign Over Vax Mandate

The Hill reports: Dozens of state troopers in Massachusetts have resigned as a result of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, a key union said Monday. State Police Association President Michael Cherven made the announcement in a statement, adding that some troopers had intentions of moving to departments that offered “reasonable alternatives such as mask wearing and regular testing.” In August, …

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MA Troopers Lose Court Battle Over Vaccine Mandate

The Associated Press reports: A Superior Court judge has turned down a request by the union that represents 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers to delay Gov. Charlie Baker’s state employee coronavirus vaccine mandate. The State Police Association of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit last week saying the Oct. 17 deadline would cause troopers “irreparable harm” and they wanted more time to …

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Provincetown Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Officials in Provincetown, Massachusetts, voted unanimously during an emergency town meeting Sunday night to reimplement the town’s indoor mask mandate, amidst rapidly rising COVID-19 infections and community spread Since data was last updated last week, the cluster has grown to a cumulative total of at least 551 confirmed cases following a busy July Fourth weekend. The new …

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P-Town To Hold Emergency Meeting On Outbreak

The Boston Globe reports: Facing a surge of new COVID-19 cases since the July Fourth holiday weekend, Provincetown officials plan to hold an emergency meeting late Sunday afternoon to discuss actions needed to contain the disease’s spread. Provincetown officials imposed an indoor-mask wearing advisory early last week after reporting what health officials are calling a cluster, which has grown to …

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P-Town Issues New Mask Advisory Amid Outbreak

Boston’s NBC News affiliate reports: Town officials issued a new mask advisory after more than 130 people, many of whom were fully vaccinated, tested positive in a cluster of coronavirus cases linked to the Fourth of July in Provincetown, Massachusetts. During an emergency meeting Monday, the Board of Health voted to advise people to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination …

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Armed “Sovereign Citizens” Block MA Interstate [Video]

Boston’s CBS News affiliate reports: A standoff between police and several armed individuals caused the closure of a part of Interstate 95 overnight. The situation also led to a shelter-in-place order for parts of the communities of Wakefield and Reading. The situation began when a trooper spotted two vehicles in the breakdown lane and stopped to offer assistance around 1:30 …

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Feds: Man Used Bailout Funds To Buy Alpaca Farm

The Associated Press reports: The owner of a Massachusetts pizza parlor lied about the number of employees he had to fraudulently obtain more than $660,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds, then used some of the money to buy and stock an alpaca farm in Vermont, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Dana McIntyre, 57, of Grafton, Vermont, was arrested Tuesday and charged …

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Sen. Ed Markey Wins Primary Against Rep. Joe Kennedy

Yahoo News reports: Rep. Joe Kennedy III fell short in his bid to unseat incumbent Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey on Tuesday, ending a fractious Democratic primary by becoming the first member of the Kennedy family to lose an election in the state. Kennedy, 39, attempted to portray himself as the change candidate against the 74-year-old Markey, who has only held …

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Cultists Flood MA Gov’s COVID Compliance Hotline With Fake Complaints, Obscene Rants, And Even A Porn Pic

Mass Live reports: Hours after its launch, Gov. Charlie Baker’s COVID-19 compliance hotline was hit with profane tirades about the governor’s restrictions, fake complaints and even a picture of a man’s genitalia. The pornographic missive, sent the day of the reporting line’s launch, was sent by an account named “Good German” with the subject line “no mask compliance.” An email …

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MA Gov Warns “Bars Masquerading As Restaurants”

Boston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday announced decisions made in response to a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases and the average positive test rate. After listing a number of recent high-profile gatherings, some of which have led to clusters of coronavirus cases, Baker announced that the maximum number of attendees for outdoor gatherings would be …

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MA City Closes Walmart After 23 Staffers Test Positive

The New York Daily News reports: A Walmart store was forced to close after nearly two dozen employees test positive for coronavirus. Worcester, Mass., officials shuttered the superstore Wednesday when 23 essential workers — not equipped with protective gear — became infected with the potentially deadly virus, according to a press release late that afternoon. “The City is ordering that …

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Brother Of Elizabeth Warren Dies Of COVID At Age 86

The Independent reports: Elizabeth Warren has announced that one of her brothers has died from coronavirus. Don Reed Herring, the Massachusetts senator’s oldest brother, died in Oklahoma on Tuesday with Covid-19, she said. He was 86. The former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination expressed her gratitude to the health workers who cared for her brother but said “it’s hard …

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MASSACHUSETTS: Provincetown Bear Week Canceled

Via press release: Provincetown Bears is saddened to announce the suspension of Bear Week Provincetown 2020. Members of our board have watched the rampant developments of the coronavirus pandemic and we believe that it is not advisable for us to host the crowded parties this summer that are the hallmark of Bear Week. Although we are suspending the events scheduled …

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MA Gov Extends “Stay-At-Home” Order Thru May 4th

NBC Boston reports: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has extended the state’s stay-at-home advisory and an executive order requiring all non-essential businesses to close through May 4. “These actions will improve our ability to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” he said, noting the “high cost” the measures have taken on residents and business owners. “If we can limit face-to-face, person-to-person contact …

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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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