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  • 2nd suspect acquitted of killing Obeng outside apartment (Mass.)

    06/20/2017 6:15:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Telegram and Gazette (Worcester, MA) ^ | June 20, 2017 | Gary V. Murray
    WORCESTER - Fathi Jaara, charged with murder in the 2014 shooting death of 19-year-old Christian A. Obeng, was found not guilty Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court. A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for about eight hours over two days before acquitting Mr. Jaara in the Oct. 2, 2014, shooting death of Mr. Obeng outside an apartment building at 8 Upland Gardens Drive.
  • Attorney General Maura Healey takes aim at Trump at Clark Univ. meeting

    06/14/2017 5:49:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    MassLive ^ | June 14, 2017 | Alban Murtishi
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey took aim at President Donald J. Trump, healthcare, energy and the opioid crisis in a lengthy address to Worcester business owners Wednesday. Healey told the crowd gathered at Clark University that many of her initiatives are aimed at improving the business environment in Massachusetts. She touted her fight against Trump's national policies, such as the proposed travel ban, support for the Affordable Care Act and plans to build a border wall, as examples of her looking out for local interests.
  • Pick for president sparks diversity debate at Salem State (Massachusetts)

    05/31/2017 4:54:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 29, 2017 | Michael Levenson
    The decision by Salem State trustees to choose a white male former state representative as the new president of the university has disappointed some faculty and ignited a simmering debate about the lack of gender and racial diversity in the top ranks of public higher education. To critics, the selection of John D. Keenan fit a troubling pattern of trustees at Massachusetts public colleges and universities turning to well-known local politicians to serve as presidents, rather than outside candidates with more experience in education.
  • Red Sox officially ban fan caught using racial slur at Fenway Park

    05/04/2017 6:04:25 AM PDT · by Wyrd bið ful aræd · 52 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/4/17 | Mark Townsend
    The Boston Red Sox have had enough of the racial slurs being thrown around Fenway Park and are beginning to take action. According to a team press release on Wednesday, a fan has been permanently banned from Fenway Park after being caught directing a racial slur toward another person during Tuesday night’s game. The Boston Globe reported the incident happened immediately following the national anthem, which has been performed by a Kenyan woman. The report states a Red Sox fan wearing a team hat and T-shirt uttered a racial slur to describe the woman’s rendition of the anthem.
  • 9 U.S. highway tunnel projects: Insights into what we might get if I-81 is a tunnel

    04/29/2017 8:12:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | April 26, 2017 | Charley Hannagan
    Syracuse, N.Y. --There's not a lot tunnel building going on in the United States. Four highway tunnels have been completed over the last 10 years in the U.S. Four more tunnel projects are under construction or in design. And one long discussed project that would have tunneled underneath a national forest in California was dropped. Could be a tunnel in Syracuse's future for Interstate 81? After a tunnel was initially rejected, a tunnel or depressed highway is back on the table as an option to replace Interstate 81's 1.4 mile section of raised highway in Syracuse. The DOT at first...
  • Man charged with chomping cop trying to get him to pay his bar bill (Boston)

    04/18/2017 4:40:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | April 18, 2017
    The officer said the man, who'd quietly refused to pay his bill, became loud and obnoxious when officers arrived. When one officer, speaking to him in Spanish, told him he would be pat frisked, he allegedly slurred: "If I had a gun, I would've shot you, you guys would already be dead."
  • Caetano Inspired Lawsuit against Massachusetts Stun Gun Ban

    02/25/2017 6:12:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-The last direct action by the United States Supreme Court on the Second Amendment was the decision of  Caetano v. Massachusetts. The case was decided in 2016. The Court unanimously held, in the Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf), that: The Court has held that “the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. 570, 582 (2008), and that this “Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” McDonald v.Chicago, 561 U. S....
  • 'Enough is enough': Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno critical of new 'influx' of refugees to city

    02/12/2017 5:34:46 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 74 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 2-7-2017 | Peter Goonan
    Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, after learning that several refugee families are expected to arrive in the Springfield area this week, has renewed criticism of local resettlement agencies, saying "enough is enough." In a prepared release, Sarno raised a series of questions about the arrival, saying he had received no advance communication from the Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts, the resettlement agency. "Once again, these resettlement agencies with no prior contact and/or coordination efforts with our city departments, use our Springfield as their 'designated resettlement site,'" Sarno said. "Yet when these resettlement agencies are asked to assist these families in...
  • Jack Ma Accuses The US Of Spending $14 Trillion On War Instead Of Its People

    01/23/2017 1:26:44 AM PST · by vannrox · 31 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jan 22, 2017 8:18 PM | Tyler Durden
    In a CNBC clip, which slipped between the cracks last week,  Alibaba founder Jack Ma, who has been busy trying to get into Donald Trump's "circle of trust", spoke in Davos and blamed the problems of the United States on the United States itself, as a country which has spent trillions of dollars to wage war, instead of investing in infrastructure and its own people.Asked by Andrew Ross Sorkin about Trump's decision to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports to protect domestic American manufacturers, Ma said blaming China for any economic issues in the U.S. is misguided. If America...
  • "I will accept email only from people in my district"

    01/18/2017 11:19:51 AM PST · by pabianice · 47 replies
    "I will accept mail only from people in my district." Error message from Katherine Clark (D) (MA-5).
  • Alibaba job boom: Jack Ma chats with Trump about creating 1 million US jobs over 5 years

    01/09/2017 8:23:22 AM PST · by fision · 94 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/09/2017 | Anita Balakrishnan
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  • Don't expect Trump to extend Mass. a green line

    11/29/2016 12:41:23 PM PST · by luke1825 · 17 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11-29 | peter lucas
    The way things are going, Donald Trump is going to have to get a restraining order against Elizabeth Warren. The senior senator from Massachusetts, with her extreme and escalating rhetoric against Trump, is acting as though she's unhinged. It is either a restraining order or a call in to Attorney General Maura Healey's new hate crime hotline that was set up following Trump's election to report acts of intimidation or harassmen
  • Massachusetts College Decides To Ban American Flags On Campus

    11/22/2016 5:50:28 AM PST · by pabianice · 51 replies
    Now to another story that we’ve been continuing to update. Hampshire College has decided not to fly any flags on campus, after an American flag was burned at the college. In a statement to 22News, Hampshire College’s president Johnathan Lash announced neither the American flag nor any other flags will be flown on campus. This comes after the school received harsh criticism from veterans and community members over the flag that was burnt. “It is a disrespect. That shouldn’t have happened in the first place.” Following the presidential election, the campus flag was lowered to half-staff, which offended veterans and...
  • ‘Rebuilding year’ for Dems, Lynch says (Dems need white voters)

    11/12/2016 2:34:43 PM PST · by eekitsagreek · 55 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 12, 2016 | Chris Villani
    U.S. Rep. Stephen F. Lynch says it’s time for the Democratic Party to “get back to its roots” and refocus on speaking about the issues facing white, blue-collar workers now that the Republican Party has seized control of the White House and retained both the House and Senate. “This is a rebuilding year, I think we have to look at the results and where our weaknesses are,” an introspective Lynch told the Herald yesterday, three days after President-elect Donald Trump cruised to a surprise victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “We are very, very progressive and sometimes we overlook that...
  • MA Nat'l Guard, State Police Raid 81 yr old woman's home to seize pot plat

    10/07/2016 6:38:28 AM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 45 replies
    WFXT Fox 25 ^ | October 7, 2016
    Link only: http://www.fox25boston.com/news/mass-national-guard-state-police-raid-81-year-old-womans-home-to-seize-pot-plant/454037484
  • Mass. High Court: Blacks Have Special Right To Run From Cops

    09/21/2016 7:58:27 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-21-2016 | Kevin Daley
    Black men may have a legitimate reason to flee Boston police during investigatory or “Terry” stops, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday. The court found that systemic racism in the Boston Police Department may be considered in conjunction with a suspect’s decision to flee from police during a stop. A Terry stop, named for the U.S. Supreme Court case which sanctioned the practice, refers to a brief detention and search of an individual due to reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct. In this case, a black male named Jimmy Warren was arrested in 2011
  • MA: AG Healy Continues Anti-Second Amendment Lawfare

    09/10/2016 7:25:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    ammoland ^ | 9 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Massachusetts’ controversial Attorney General, Maura Healy, who was elected last year, is being sued by two prominent and popular gun manufacturers, Remington and Glock.  They contend that Healy is using the power of her office to harass them. From bostonglobe.com: Both Remington and Glock have sued Healey in Suffolk Superior Court, arguing that she is abusing her authority by casting a broad net for documents, including those related to accidental discharges, past lawsuits, legal settlements, and product recalls. Glock Inc.’s lawsuit asks the court to quash Healey’s inquiry.The company, based in Smyrna, Ga., points to statements Healey has made...
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)
  • Hillary Clinton raises $1.5 million at Martha's Vineyard party while Obamas dine elsewhere

    08/21/2016 6:23:14 PM PDT · by jonatron · 122 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/18/2016 | Christi Parsons
    Hillary Clinton dropped by the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend to pick up more than $1 million in campaign contributions during an elegant party at the summer home of one of her most devoted supporters. Thirty people contributed $50,000 apiece to attend the Saturday night function at the home of Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a wealthy investment manager so committed to Clinton that she couldn’t bring herself to vote for then-Sen. Barack Obama after he defeated her candidate in 2008. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were on the island at the time of the Saturday...
  • Massachusetts Seniors Back Clinton over Trump

    08/20/2016 11:02:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 64 replies
    Annual Seniors' Picnic | 8/20/16 | vanity
    Attended a county seniors' picnic today as a staff member helping serve over 1,200 lunches. Toward the end of the lunch the MC asked the audience whether they would vote for Clinton or Trump. Clinton voters were in the clear majority. Disappointing from people who should know better.