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  • Uber Rejects GrubHub’s All-Stock Proposal – Report

    05/13/2020 1:11:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Uber ( UBER) has rejected an all-stock proposal to buy food delivery company Grubhub ( GRUB) for 2.15 Uber shares per share of Grubhub, reports CNBC’s David Faber. According to Faber, the two companies have been in discussions about a deal for about a year, but have so far failed to agree on a price. SNIP According to Bloomberg, an agreement could be reached as early as this month. The news sent Grubhub shares surging 38%, before closing Tuesday’s trading 29% higher.
  • Prosecutors: Worcester man picked up, raped intoxicated woman near Faneuil Hall (Mass.)

    03/02/2020 3:02:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 2, 2020 | ANDREW MARTINEZ
    A Worcester man has been ordered to stay out of Boston after pleading not guilty to charges of rape and theft, after allegedly picking up an intoxicated woman near Faneuil Hall, raping her, using her debit card and later telling cops “you can ask for sex and get sex if you want.” Alois Mutare, 42, appeared in Suffolk Superior Court last week for his arraignment, after being indicted on charges of rape and five larceny counts. He posted a $25,000 surety for his release.
  • Lynn High Schools to Provide Birth Control to Combat High Teen Pregnancy Rate (Mass.)

    11/14/2019 8:36:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    New England Cable News (NECN) ^ | Nov. 14, 2019 | Kathryn Sotnik
    A unanimous vote by the Lynn school committee Thursday night will make condoms, birth control and emergency contraceptives available at high schools in the Massachusetts city. The meeting room was packed with parents giving their input, many concerned it's taking away their parental rights. "She's 14. I don't believe she's ready for sex. I think kids are very immature these days. By handing out birth control and condoms, it's like giving them permission to go out and have sex," said parent Johnnieann Pahlm.
  • Boston voters reject renaming Dudley Square to Nubian Square (Boston, MA)

    11/06/2019 6:21:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    WCVB (ABC Boston) ^ | November 6, 2019
    BOSTON — Voters in Boston rejected a non-binding ballot question that asked whether voters supposed the renaming of Dudley Square to Nubian Square in Roxbury. Supporters argued the commercial center in the historically black neighborhood should be renamed because Roxbury resident Thomas Dudley was a leading politician when Massachusetts became the first colony to legally sanction slavery in 1641.
  • San Francisco puts 22 states on blacklist for restrictive abortion laws

    10/21/2019 1:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 21, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News
    The states being blacklisted by San Francisco for their “severe anti-choice policies” are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Judge Shelley Joseph, of Natick, accused of aiding wanted immigrant gets pay restored (Mass.)

    08/14/2019 4:44:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Aug. 13, 2019 | William J. Kole
    BOSTON — A Massachusetts judge charged with helping an immigrant escape a federal agent waiting to arrest him will be paid while her legal battle plays out, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday. Reversing course in a closely watched case that has showcased official resistance to the Trump administration’s tough immigration policy, the Supreme Judicial Court said Newton District Court Judge Shelley Joseph would resume collecting her annual salary of $181,000.
  • Brookline Cafe's Decision To Shut Off Wi-Fi Gets Rave Reviews (Mass.)

    08/09/2019 4:55:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | Aug. 8, 2019 | Scott Souza
    BROOKLINE, MA — Talia Glass admits she was apprehensive about hitting the off switch on the public wireless service in Allium Market and Café. The Coolidge Corner shop's owner said she wants to make as many of her customers happy as possible, and that there were sleepless nights and much anxiety in advance of Friday's termination of the Wi-Fi that had turned her friendly boutique restaurant into tables full of computer screens and silence.
  • The Invisible Palestinian

    08/07/2019 6:19:01 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 4, 2019 | Itamar Marcus
    For PA leaders, individual Palestinians are invisible; they exist only as tiny pieces of the large nationalist agenda. American leaders visited Israel this week, following up on the US-sponsored Bahrain economic workshop. The goal of America’s continued expenditure of diplomatic time and energy has been to create financial backers to invest $27 billion-$50b. in the floundering Palestinian economy. While many were surprised when the Palestinian Authority condemned, boycotted, and even arrested Palestinians who participated in the event intended to jump-start the economy and benefit thousands of individual Palestinians, the rejection was consistent with ongoing PA strategy. For PA leaders, individual...
  • Treatment center for video-gaming addiction proposed for Western Mass.

    08/02/2019 5:28:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 31, 2019 | Alison Kunitz
    A spiritual retreat center in Western Massachusetts, home to 19 acres of bucolic fields and forested trails, may become a residential treatment facility for young men who need to detach from technology and overcome their debilitating addiction to video games. Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare is awaiting a special permit approval from the town of Leyden, near the Vermont border, to launch the Greenfield Recovery Center, intended for people with “gaming disorder.” The voluntary program could accommodate about 30 patients who are on average between 18 and 25 years old, said Dr. David Greenfield, an Odyssey clinical partner and founder of the...
  • Warren:‘America that Elected Him’ a ‘Country with Serious Problems’

    06/02/2019 7:47:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/2019 | PENNY STARR
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said on Saturday at the MoveOn Big Ideas Forum in San Francisco that the United States had “serious problems” before Trump was in the White House because of the people who voted for him. “A lot of people want to talk about the guy in the White House,” Warren said. “We need to talk about an America that was broken long before he arrived there — the America that elected him — that is a broken country, that is a country with serious problems.” “But here’s the deal,” Warren said. “We have the chance in 2020...
  • Massachusetts Democrats want to remove 'God' from oath of office

    05/01/2019 6:44:23 PM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies ^ | 05/01/2019 | Caleb Parke
    Democratic lawmakers in Massachusetts want to take "God" out of the oath of office for every elected official in the Bay State. The bill, proposed by State Representative Mindy Domb, D-Amherst, would amend the state Constitution -- the oldest in the country -- from "so help me, God," to a longer, secular version: "This I do under the pains and penalties of perjury." The measure was approved by the Joint Legislative Committee and is supported by atheists who believe invoking God violates the establishment clause and goes against America's pluralistic history. "It's yet another cynical attempt to erase the rich...
  • Fed. Judge Denies Mass. A.G. Request to Stall Gun Rights Lawsuit

    03/12/2019 6:19:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Liberty Park Press ^ | 11 March, 2019 | Dave Workman
    A federal court has ruled that a lawsuit challenging Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healeys 2016 “crackdown” on so-called “copycat assault weapons” can continue. (Screen snip, YouTube, Comcast Newsmakers) A U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts has denied a request from anti-gun state Attorney General Maura Healey to delay a lawsuit challenging her efforts to stop sales of so-called “copycat assault weapons” in what amounts to a victory for the four firearms retailers involved in the lawsuit, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. According to the Worcester Telegram, U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Hillman’s eight-page ruling rejected Healey’s contention that the...
  • At last, a store in Rockport can sell alcohol (Mass.)

    03/05/2019 5:29:40 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 3, 2019 | Elise Takahama
    ROCKPORT — A local temperance leader from the 1850s and nostalgia for the past kept Rockport from opening a liquor store for 162 years, according to historians and residents. On Saturday afternoon, that changed.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Chick-fil-A To Open First Boston Location At Copley Square

    11/09/2018 6:51:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Bisnow ^ | November 8, 2018 | Cameron Sperance
    Chick-fil-A’s entrance in the Boston market comes six years after the late Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he would oppose the chain from opening within city limits after Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy voiced his opposition to gay marriage in 2012. The bad press never impacted sales at the chain, which has seen its market share grow 13% in the last four years.
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals Rule No Right to Bear Arms Outside the Home

    11/08/2018 10:09:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 123 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 November 2018, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held the Second Amendment effectively does not apply outside the home.  From This case involves a constitutional challenge to the Massachusetts firearms licensing statute, as implemented in the communities of Boston and Brookline. All of the individual plaintiffs sought and received licenses from one of those two communities to carry firearms in public. The licenses, though, were restricted: they allowed the plaintiffs to carry firearms only in relation to certain specified activities but denied them the right to carry firearms more generally. The plaintiffs say that the Massachusetts firearms licensing...
  • Voters in Massachusetts, Vote against Democrat Senator, Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren.

    10/17/2018 3:01:35 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 56 replies
    Voters in the great state of Massachusetts...all of you, cast your precious votes for Republican, Geoff Diehl, who is running against, Lie Telling, Cheating, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, America Hater, Low life, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren competing for a U.S. Senate seat, in the upcoming Mid-Term Elections, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 or earlier, via mail-in, absentee or early voting. Do it!! This evil woman is a lie teller & cheat and she no more belongs in Congress representing anyone, for she cares about for only, herself and her nutcase political agenda. The great state of Massachusetts should be ashamed...
  • Can someone from Massachusetts please explain this to me...

    10/17/2018 6:58:15 AM PDT · by HamiltonJay · 67 replies
    I admit, I know nothing about Massachusetts politics, but how can this state be set to elect a Republican Governor by 40 points, and also send Pocahantas back to the Senate by a wide margin? What is the dynamic going on in that state?
  • Knife wielding man fatally shot in Brockton.

    10/21/2018 8:42:38 AM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 7 replies
    Masslive ^ | 1/21/2018 | MassLive
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  • Illegal immigrant working on fishing boat off Nantucket 'murders crewmate" and assaults 2 others

    09/25/2018 4:14:13 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/25/2018 | Keith Griffith
    A Mexican national who was living in the US illegally and free on bond in a prior domestic violence incident has been charged with murder in an attack on his fishing crew mates off Nantucket. Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, is charged with murder in the Sunday attack on board the Captain Billy Haver, which was trawling the waters about 55 miles off Massachusetts. Prosecutors say that the vessel had seven crew members on board, including Vazquez, when he charged at a shipmate wielding a hammer in one hand and a knife in the other. The victim said that he...
  • 22 Illegal Aliens Arrested in Identity Fraud Scheme, Stealing Thousands in Taxpayer Money

    07/30/2018 5:59:48 AM PDT · by cll · 14 replies ^ | 07/29/2018 | Timothy Meads
    The Department of Justice announced charges against 25 individuals on Friday who committed fraud using Puerto Rican identities in an effort to gain government benefits and in some cases even vote. 22 of the 25 charged were illegal aliens, many with records of drug dealing, violent crimes, and some previously deported. Imposters regularly use birth certificates and social security cards stolen or copied from Puerto Ricans to pose as American citizens in order to receive Medicare, evade arrest, and take advantage of welfare benefits such as EBT cards and food stamps. In a sting operation known as, “Operation Double Trouble”...