Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Cultist Election Denier Wins MA GOP Gov Primary

Boston’s ABC affiliate reports: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Haley will face former State Rep. Geoff Diehl, who has the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, in November’s general election for governor, according to The Associated Press. Incumbent Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, announced in December 2021 that he and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito would not be seeking a third …

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Anti-Vaxxer Sues For Massachusetts Autopsy Records

Universal Hub reports: A Medfield man who sued Charlie Baker in 2020 over state face-mask requirements due to Covid-19 and lost is taking another legal crack at Baker, this time over state Covid-19 vaccination recommendations he charges got him unenrolled from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover because he refused to get a shot for medical and religious reasons.But …

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“Sewer Emergency” Shuts Down Much Of Provincetown

Boston’s NBC affiliate reports: The Town of Provincetown says any food or restaurant business that is using its vacuum sewer system must immediately close, after declaring a sewer emergency Thursday. The town added that residential properties on this system must cut back on water use, “including dishwashing, laundry, showering and only flush when absolutely necessary.” Town Manager Alex Morse said …

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GOP Mass Gov Signs Bill Codifying Abortion Rights

Via press release: Governor Charlie Baker today signed legislation to further protect access to reproductive health care services in Massachusetts following the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The legislation codifies several measures that were first included in an Executive Order issued by Governor Baker in the hours following the Supreme Court’s decision last month. The law also adopts …

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Police: NH Pastor Failed To Register As Sex Offender

Yahoo News reports: A New Hampshire man who police said was working as a pastor at a Georgetown church owned by his wife has been charged with failure to register as a sex offender in Massachusetts. Steven Newman, 56, was arraigned July 13 in Haverhill District Court on the charge. Police said Newman is registered in New Hampshire as a …

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GOP MA Gov Signs Order Protecting Abortion Access

Mass Live reports: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker issued an executive order Friday protecting abortion rights in the Bay State, coming just hours after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and stripped away access to reproductive health care for millions of women across the United States. The executive order — echoing a provision unanimously adopted by the Massachusetts Senate last …

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Car Smashes Into MA Trump Merch Store [VIDEO]

Boston’s NBC News affiliate reports: The Volkswagen Jetta plowed into the New England for Trump store on Washington Street about 5:10 p.m., according to Easton police. The driver, a 46-year-old man from Raynham, Massachusetts, was taken to the hospital after the crash. The man is expected to be okay, Easton police said. One employee was in the store at the …

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MA Sec Of State Nominee: Teachers Are Telling Five Year-Olds “He Can Suck Another Five Year-Old’s Dick”

“You can’t just sit and say, ‘Oh, that’s terrible. Maybe somebody else will take care it. Oh, that’s not so nice.’ Well, I don’t think it’s so nice when they’re telling your five year-old that he can go suck another five year-old’s dick, do you? This is what they’re doing!” – Rayla Campbell, GOP nominee for Massachusetts secretary of state, …

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MA Man Charged With Threatening School Shooting

Boston’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Cape Cod man was arrested this weekend after police received several reports about one of his Facebook posts in which he allegedly threatened to commit a school shooting at an unnamed location. Justin Moreira, 29, of Hyannis, was taken into custody at his home without incident on Saturday, Barnstable police said. Multiple people reported …

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Pardon Last Salem “Witch”

The Associated Press reports: It took more than three centuries, but the last Salem “witch” who wasn’t has been officially pardoned. Massachusetts lawmakers on Thursday formally exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr., clearing her name 329 years after she was convicted of witchcraft in 1693 and sentenced to death at the height of the Salem Witch Trials. Johnson was never executed, but …

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Massachusetts GOP Backs Big Lie Cultist For Governor

Boston.com reports: Former state Rep. Geoff Diehl was endorsed by the MassGOP at the party’s convention on Saturday, where other candidates and party officials vowed to fight “evil” Democrats and chart a new course for Republicans in Massachusetts. Diehl, an ardent Trump supporter who has supported the former president’s false claims the 2020 presidential election was rigged, received 71 percent …

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MA Church’s LGBT Asylum Project Wins Praise

The Boston Globe reports: Over Thanksgiving weekend, the first residents of the home in Worcester moved in: three gay men seeking asylum in the U.S. “I don’t even have the words,” said Alain Spyke, 26, who fled Jamaica after being continually harassed and threatened by a local gang for being gay. “To come into this country and have a safe …

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GOP Massachusetts Governor Won’t Seek Reelection

The Boston Globe reports: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, the Republican who maintained the enduring support of his blue state constituents through boom times, the Trump presidency, and in the face of mass death during the COVID-19 pandemic, is telling allies he will not seek a third term in 2022, according to people with knowledge of the conversations. A moderate who …

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Progressive Michelle Wu Easily Elected Boston Mayor

The Boston Globe reports: Michelle Wu, the 36-year-old daughter of Taiwanese immigrants and a Boston Public Schools mother who pitched a once parochial city on an unabashedly progressive agenda, captured the Boston mayoralty by a wide margin on Tuesday, shattering barriers to mark a new era in one of the nation’s most durable bastions of white male political power. Wu …

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Woman Screams “Indoctrination” As Lesbian Student Testifies About Bullying During School Board Meeting

Boston’s CBS News affiliate reports: A tense exchange at the Franklin School Committee meeting has a student and officials calling for acceptance and tolerance. Franklin High School senior Mackenzie Atwood is still trying to process Tuesday night’s meeting, when she was addressing another speaker about protected classes against bullying. “I am gay,” Atwood told the committee Tuesday. “Call me what …

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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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