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  • Small but feisty group calls for sanctuary status for Boston, state

    12/05/2016 8:38:25 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | December 5, 2016
    About 250 demonstrators - split between BPS and college students - marched from the Common to the State House and City Hall today to urge Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh to formally declare sanctuaries for not just undocumented immigrants but other minority groups, including lesbians, gays and transgender people as we move into the Trump era.
  • Farmers push back against animal welfare laws

    12/04/2016 10:55:15 AM PST · by Mariner · 30 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | December 3rd, 2016 | Jen Fifield Stateline.org
    WASHINGTON — All hogs in Massachusetts will be able to stretch their legs and turn around in their crates and all hens will be able to spread their wings under a law passed in November by voters in the state. Laws like this one, which strictly regulate how farm animals are confined, are becoming more common across the U.S., as large-scale farming replaces family farms and consumers learn more about what happens behind barn doors. Massachusetts is the 12th state to ban the use of some livestock- and poultry-raising cages or crates, such as gestation crates for sows, veal crates...
  • Boston high schoolers plan mass walk-out to protest Trump

    12/03/2016 10:45:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 122 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 3, 3016 | J.D. Capelouto
    “Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States and we have the right to protest and stand together against the inexcusable statements he has made about, and the harmful policies he promises to enact against, immigrants, Muslims, black Americans, the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community and women,” organizers wrote in a description for a Facebook event.
  • Breaking--Nine Alarm Fire in Cambridge, MA

    12/03/2016 1:06:12 PM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 168 replies
    patch.com ^ | 12/03/2016 | Mike Caraggi
    There is a massive nine-alarm fire blazing in Cambridge near Berkshire and York Streets. Nine alarms are the most that can be called. Firefighters from communities well outside the area being called in. Cambridge police are asking that the public avoid the area. Multiple buildings are on fire, including a church. At least one building has reportedly collapsed. Fire companies from all corners are on-scene to assist, including from Boston, Newton, Waltham and Wakefield.
  • Oh, to be a fly on the wall during Baker-Trump phone call

    12/02/2016 6:07:55 AM PST · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12-2 | peter lucas
    Gov. Charlie Baker revealed Monday that he had spoken by phone with President-elect Donald Trump, whom he did not support, after his election. Although the conversation was private, this column has obtained a totally bogus, invented transcript of the conversation. It went like this:
  • Hampshire College Needs an Education What Flag Means

    11/30/2016 8:06:23 PM PST · by Adriana Cohen · 11 replies
    The Boston Herald | November 30, 2016 | Adriana Cohen
    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/adriana_cohen/2016/11/cohen_hampshire_college_needs_an_education_on_what_flag_means#.WD7KRvd_oSw.twitter
  • 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
  • Democrats making plans to target Mass. gov in next election

    11/27/2016 12:27:13 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 34 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 27 NOVEMBER 2016 | WCVB.COM
    Massachusetts Democrats didn't wait for the dust to settle from a tumultuous national election before pivoting toward the state election two years hence, when the party's top priorities will include reclaiming the governor's office from Republican Charlie Baker. The Democratic State Committee quickly tapped veteran political operative Gus Bickford to serve as party chairman, succeeding state Sen. Thomas McGee. Bickford played a key role in organizing opposition to Question 2, a proposal to expand charter schools, which voters soundly defeated despite strong backing from Baker.
  • 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...
  • Influential Episcopal Seminary No Longer Offering Degrees Amid Report of $7.9 Million Loss

    11/21/2016 12:17:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    An influential seminary affiliated with The Episcopal Church has announced that it will no longer issue degrees starting next year, and is reporting a net loss of $7.9 million in assets since last year. The Episcopal Divinity School of Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced in July that they will stop granting degrees at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Last week, the divinity school sent out an update to supporters and members of its campus community wherein they noted that the net assets of the seminary had declined rapidly over the past couple of years. "At our meeting, we also accepted...
  • Man admits to faking hate crime in Malden (Mass.)

    11/18/2016 4:58:28 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 18, 2016 | Brian Dowling
    In the latest case of a faked hate crime, a 20-year-old man has admitted he made it up when he told Malden cops he was harassed by two men proclaiming it’s “Trump country now.”
  • Judge orders Democratic AGs leading Exxon climate-change probe to appear for depositions

    11/18/2016 12:00:14 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2016 | By Valerie Richardson
    A federal judge has advised two Democratic attorneys general leading the charge against ExxonMobil to appear for pretrial testimony on their climate-change investigations. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey are scheduled to undergo depositions by Exxon attorneys on Dec. 13 in Dallas, according to the Thursday order by U.S. District Court Judge Ed Kinkeade. Exxon is challenging the prosecutors’ subpoenas demanding thousands of documents and communications related to probes into whether the company committed fraud by misleading the public about its research on global warming. Exxon has argued that the investigations are politically motivated...
  • Fraternity ousts 2 students who waved Trump flag at college (Road Trip Gone Bad)

    11/15/2016 5:02:08 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    AP via Providence Journal ^ | 11/10/2016 | staff
    <p>A fraternity has ousted two Massachusetts college students accused of driving through Hillary Clinton's alma mater and waving a Donald Trump flag hours after she conceded the presidential race.</p>
  • ‘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...
  • Massachusetts Turnpike: EZ-Pass Replaces Cash, Toll Booths Now a Thing of the Past

    11/12/2016 1:03:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | October 30, 2016 | Ryan Anthony
    The Massachusetts Turnpike is in uncharted water as EZ Pass has replaced cash along the state’s turnpike system and many toll collectors have been laid off. In a world where many systems have gone electronic from payment for movies to parking, it was only a matter of time before the personless, electronic system eventually took over toll roads, as well. Along the Massachusetts Turnpike, it happened this weekend with toll collectors working their last shifts and the state moving quickly to tear down the booths where collections happened for decades. According to the Boston Globe, the new cashless collections system...
  • Massachusetts Bums lie about Question 2 (charter schools)

    11/08/2016 9:34:49 AM PST · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    The liberal media continues to lie on behalf of lazy bum teachers in the Massachusetts schools. The schools that have let down our children for decades and have made them into brainwashed zombies, underachieving socialists and have destroyed their desire to make any accomplishment, destroyed their self esteem and have made them into automatrons who believe what the media, pop culture and government says without question The biggest lie fed to the public is that question 2 would take money out of public schools and make them fail more. This is a lie... FACT: The funding of schools in...
  • 'Disappointed' Gov. Charlie Baker leaves presidential ballot blank (Rino-MA)

    11/08/2016 6:59:00 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 91 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/8/16 | Laurel Sweet
    Gov. Charlie Baker, the state's most prominent Republican, did not cast a vote for president of the United States for the first time in his life today. "This is the first time I haven't voted for president and I'm obviously disappointed about that," Baker said outside The First Church in Swampscott, where he was 40th in line to vote - his wife Lauren, 39th - at 7 a.m. in a 35-degree chill. Baker also passed on penning a write-in candidate. "But you know what? I have lots of friends who are voting for Hillary Clinton. I have lots of friends...
  • Bernie Marcus to Sen. Elizabeth Warren: I don't know what you're smoking!

    11/08/2016 7:22:23 AM PST · by Arcy · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2016 | Fox News
    Hugely successful business owner and co-founder of Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, slams Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her business and economic ignorance that is contributing to the demise of the United States economy.
  • Boston graffiti urges violence on Trump backers

    11/06/2016 7:33:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 6, 2016
    A "Kill Your Local Trump Supporter" graffiti was spray-painted in white letters 20 feet long on School of the Museum of Fine Arts property on St. Alphonsus Street. It's unclear when the graffiti first appeared on the side of a gray building in Mission Hill that houses studio and exhibition space for the school. The message faced the parking lot of an adjacent building, and was visible from a sidewalk. It was painted over late this morning.
  • DNC Donations Scandal May Go Beyond Boston Law Firm ('nother scandal)

    11/03/2016 12:00:24 AM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.02.16 | Sue O'halloran
    The Democratic National Committee, already engulfed by the WikiLeaks Donna Brazile scandal, is again on the defense Wednesday as some Democratic Senate candidates in tight races scramble to return thousands of dollars in campaign donations following allegations of a massive straw-donor scandal, which Republicans say may be wider than initial reports. Despite the fanfare, one high profile Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), says she won't return the donations until it is proven that they were given illegally. The Campaign Legal Center, which represents the public interest, confirmed to FOXBusiness.com, it has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over...
  • Massachusetts law firm donated $1.6M to Democrats including Hillary Clinton and received bonuses th

    11/03/2016 8:15:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | daily mail reporter
    Full title....................Massachusetts law firm donated $1.6M to Democrats including Hillary Clinton and received bonuses that precisely matched their political donations in massive 'straw-donor scheme' .................................... Boston Globe's Spotlight team and the Center for Responsive Politics have revealed what could be one of the largest straw-donor schemes revealed Its investigation found that partners at Thornton Law Firm donated nearly $1.6 million to Democrats from 2010 through 2014 During that period, the lawyers received $1.4 million listed as 'bonuses' Those included more than 280 in amounts that precisely matched their donations and were paid within 10 days Spokesman for law firm said...
  • More than 500 students protest Boston Latin dress code

    10/24/2016 7:36:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    WHDH (Boston) ^ | October 24, 2016
    A new dress code at Boston Latin School has sparked outrage by students. More than 500 students have signed an online petition protesting the school’s new dress code, which bans several things such as spaghetti straps and “gang-related clothing or colors.” Students say the policy discriminates against female students and minorities.
  • UMass Amherst Creates 'Flow Chart' to Determine If Your Halloween Costume Is Offensive

    10/20/2016 5:46:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2016 ast | By Ken Shepherd - The Washington Times
    The University of Massachusetts, Amherst has created a handy flow chart for students to help them determine what NOT to wear as a Halloween costume. Devised by UMass Amherst’s official diversity office, the “‘Simple Costume Racism Evaluation and Assessment Meter’ (S.C.R.E.A.M.) … poses several costume-related questions, the answers to which take one to various points on a ‘threat meter’ that ranges from green (low) to red (severe),” Campus Reform reported on Tuesday. For example, “If one intends to represent a person on Halloween, the only way to get a ‘green’ threat rating is for the person to be of one’s...
  • Lazy Marxist bum teachers and their attacks on question 2 (charter schools)

    10/18/2016 8:23:18 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 18 replies
    In Massachusetts, the only other New England state that's the left of Maine and Rhode island, there is a popular ballot measure that needs every patriotic American's support. That is question 2, the measure that would remove the cap on charter schools in the state of Massachusetts and give 32,000 struggling students in failing and dangerous schools (and there are many of them) an opportunity to learn in schools that are efficient, safe and wholesome. But the liberals and the teachers union bums would not have any of it. The only ones who oppose question 2 besides the usual cadre...
  • Charter Schools work in Massachusetts

    10/12/2016 8:14:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Ten years since Massachusetts passed an education reform bill known as the Massachusetts Education Reform Act (MERA), Phoenix Academies has tried to bridge the gap for those who drop out of school or those who underperform. According to 2006 statistics, almost 11,000 students dropped out of high school, and by 2015, that number was 5,000 dropouts. Graduation rates in 2015 did not go beyond 72% and in one immigrant-heavy part of Massachusetts known as Chelsea, the graduation rate was 63% in 2015. According to the Pioneer Institute, "between 2008 and 2011…In all but one of those years, 100 percent of...
  • 4 churches sue over 'punishing' transgender bathroom law

    10/11/2016 4:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2016 6:37 PM EDT
    A new state law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public restrooms is “punishing” the protected religious speech of churches and pastors, a conservative Christian organization claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. Alliance Defending Freedom, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, said it sued on behalf of four Massachusetts churches to protect their right to operate their facilities “in a manner that doesn’t violate their core religious beliefs.” The lawsuit names Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey and members of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination as defendants. The law, which was signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in July and...
  • 1000th blog post & election issues

    10/11/2016 8:54:44 AM PDT · by mainestategop
    Maiinestategop ^ | Brian Balll
    As of 2008 we are now at 1000 posts for Mainestategop, the blog of those of us who are refugees of New England Socialism and the voice of the New Hampshire based New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets. We've come a long way I think and I am just ecstatic. Eight years of fighting liberalism and saving America from liberal failure. I love it. Thank you to all for your continued support.  Now, with that said I want to discuss political issues concerning elections in New England. There's not much to be said, we are voting straight GOP...
  • ‘Forever an optimist,’ son says of slain dad (Massachusetts)

    10/11/2016 7:31:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 11, 2016 | Chris Villani
    A heartbroken son remembered his murdered 95-year-old father as an adventurer beloved by all who knew him as the two suspects held in connection with his slaying in Orange are set to appear before a judge in Virginia. “He had a great personality, forever an optimist,” Thomas Harty, 64, told the Herald about his late father, also named Thomas. “He lived by the theory of Henry Ford. He said, ‘If you believe you can do something, or you believe you can’t, you’ll be right.’ “He always thought he could,” Harty said.
  • Shocking New Law Takes Effect in Massachusetts

    10/08/2016 4:12:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/4/16 | Dustin Siggins
    In 2016, holding to biological truths in America might get you in legal hot water – religious liberty, freedom of speech, and common sense notwithstanding.On Saturday, a Massachusetts law that could throw pastors in jail for using biologically correct pronouns took effect.But you wouldn’t know that from The Associated Press’ article on the matter. Quoting in part: Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places.A new law taking effect on Saturday bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations. Among other things, the statute allows transgender people...
  • Braintree (MA) Police chief retires amid evidence room scandal

    09/22/2016 8:51:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    Boston Glob ^ | 9/22/16 | Allen
    Braintree Police Chief Russell Jenkins will retire Oct. 7 as head of the troubled department, which has been rocked by revelations that guns, drugs, and cash vanished from the evidence room, according to an announcement from the town. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Chief of the Braintree Police Department these last four years,” said Jenkins, in a letter to the mayor. The department has come under fire after an audit revealed that more than $400,000 in cash, between 60 and 70 guns, and thousands of drug samples, had gone missing from the evidence room....
  • Illegal alien charged in daughter's ‘chilling’ slaying (Massachusetts)

    09/08/2016 8:33:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2016 | Laurel Sweet, Bob McGovern
    NEW BEDFORD — An illegal immigrant twice kicked out of the country — and sporting a “Kiss My Ass” tattoo on his neck — vowed to see his teenage daughter “in hell” as he shot her in the face and pumped her back full of bullets for snubbing him on Father’s Day, authorities said. “It is disturbing that he’d been deported and came back into the country illegally, but he’s here,” Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said yesterday after Walter Gomes Da­Silva, a 45-year-old Brazilian, grinned widely as he pleaded not guilty to murder and firearm charges. “This...
  • College students are told they can't say 'you guys' because it might be sexist (tr)

    09/08/2016 11:13:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    Freshmen at a college orientation event have been told not to address other students with the phrase 'you guys' because it could be interpreted as excluding women. Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, has hired a chief diversity officer, Sheree Marlowe, who has directed students on how to avoid subtle insults known as 'microaggressions'. The trained lawyer who is 'committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education' recently told freshmen at Clark they should avoid asking a black student if he plays basketball. Freshmen at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, have been given advice on how to avoid 'microaggressions'
  • Teenagers swarm, rob Apple store in Hingham

    09/06/2016 4:36:53 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 86 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 6, 2016 | Olivia Quintana
    Teenage boys rushed into an Apple store in Hingham on Monday evening and stole more than 20 phones, police said. Ten to 12 boys went into the store in the Derby Street Shoppes about 5:40 p.m. and stole 22 phones before fleeing, Hingham police said in a Twitter posting. Police said the teenagers were all wearing sweatshirts with their hoods on. Hingham Police Sergeant Steven Dearth said a witness saw some of the boys leaving in what looked like a white Ford Taurus with the license plates covered up. The witness lost sight of another group of boys once they...
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • ...HERMINE HEADED FOR THE FLORIDA GULF COAST...

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • 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)
  • GOAL Files FOIA Request With AG Healey (she just declared sale of AR-15s in Massachusetts illegal)

    09/02/2016 12:38:32 PM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Gun Owners Action League ^ | 9/2/16 | Wallace
    GUN OWNERS’ ACTION LEAGUE (GOAL) FILES FOIA REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS RELATED TO ATTORNEY GENERAL HEALEY’S NEW INTERPRETATION OF MASSACHUSETTS GUN LAWS Northborough, Massachusetts – September 2, 2016 – GOAL seeks all public records pertaining to Healey’s politically motivated attack on law abiding gun owners. This morning the Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) of Massachusetts announced that they have filed a FOIA request for all public records pertaining to Attorney General Maura Healey’s controversial new interpretation of Massachusetts gun laws she announced announced on July 20, 2016. “Since 1994 everyone understood the laws and abided by them. The federal government (BATFE),...
  • MOM DEFENDS SON'S DECISION TO WEAR PURPLE TUTU

    09/02/2016 10:06:43 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 88 replies
    A Massachusetts mom is firing back on social media after a stranger insulted her son for wearing a tutu at the park. 3-year-old Roo loves his purple tutu. His mom, Jen Anderson Shattuck, says he wears it everywhere - which she says, has been fine until a run-in at the park with a grown man who took issue with Roo and his tutu. In fact, the stranger compared the fact that he was allowed to wear it to child abuse. Shattuck posted about the encounter on her Facebook page. She says while extremely invasive and upsetting, she and her wife...
  • Massachusetts attorney general investigates gun safety

    09/01/2016 7:57:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 8:08 AM EDT
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is investigating possible safety problems with guns manufactured by at least two companies. The Boston Globe reports that Remington Arms Co. and Glock Inc. have filed lawsuits to fight Healey’s efforts. […] Healey says Glock firearms are “prone to accidental discharge” and says in court papers she is concerned the company may have been warned about the problem and failed to act. …
  • McDonald’s Worker With Down Syndrome Retires After 32 Years

    08/27/2016 5:23:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KFOR ^ | 8/27
    A Massachusetts McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome is finally retiring after more than three decades at the restaurant, according to WBZ-TV. After 32 years working at the fry station, Freia David’s face is a familiar one for many of the customers. “She is one of the most beautiful and upbeat people you could ever hope to know and I know,” wrote loyal patron Christopher Sheehan on Facebook — Sheehan grew up with David and the two are still close. His post inspired a stream of memories in the comment section from other Needham residents who met David over the years....
  • 1902 Fannie Farmer opens cooking school

    08/23/2016 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Jolla · 32 replies
    History Channel ^ | 8/23/2016 | History today
    On this day in 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick.
  • 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.
  • Citing Western Massachusetts drivers, Gov. Charlie Baker vetoes vehicle miles traveled tax

    08/15/2016 3:43:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies
    Massachusetts Live ^ | August 10, 2016 | Shira Schoenberg
    Citing concerns about the impact on drivers in Western Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday vetoed a pilot program to test a mileage-based tax on drivers. "I worry a lot about the consequences of this for everybody from Worcester west," Baker said. "It feels to me like it falls into a category of something people really ought to know a lot more about before they head down this road." The Massachusetts Legislature sent Baker a road and bridge funding bill with a provision directing the administration to apply for federal funding to test a new tax on drivers based on...
  • (86 year old) Woman left behind at Methuen dialysis clinic after it closed

    08/15/2016 2:40:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | August 15, 2016 | wcvb
    METHUEN, Mass. —An 86-year-old Massachusetts woman needed to be rescued by firefighters over the weekend after she was left behind at a dialysis clinic in Methuen that had closed for the day. Fire Chief Scott Sullivan says rescuers came to the aid of Maureen Perry just before 4 p.m. Saturday. The Wilmington woman was taken for treatment to the Fresenius Dialysis Center, where she remained three hours after it closed.
  • ‘Pokemon Go’ Players Blamed For Damage At Historic Mass. Fort

    08/08/2016 1:08:06 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    AP/CBS Boston ^ | 8/6/2016
    <p>FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (CBS/AP) — A fort destroyed in the Revolutionary War is again fending off attacks — this time from “Pokemon Go” players.</p> <p>Caretakers of Fort Phoenix in Massachusetts say players of the popular smartphone game are damaging the historic site.</p>
  • Similar cases in Massachusetts and Texas Shootings, Different Outcomes

    On 16 July, a homeowner in Chicopee, Massachusetts was confronted with three men who were attempting to break into his house. It was an hour past noon, in broad daylight. He called the police to report the attempted break in. He tried to get them to leave,  but one persisted in pounding on the door.  When the would be intruder broke glass, he shot one shot through the door. That intruder died.  It turned out that the intruder was 15 years old and had been illegally drinking with his two friends. Afterwards, the surviving young men claimed they were...
  • Al Gore’s daughter appears in court after West Roxbury protest arrest (Massachusetts)

    07/29/2016 10:26:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 29, 2016 | Susan Zalkind
    The daughter of former Vice President Al Gore appeared Friday at a hearing in West Roxbury Municipal Court after she was arrested for protesting the construction of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline. “This pipeline is being built in West Roxbury against the will of the community. Elected officials have opposed it,” Karenna Gore said outside of the courtroom. “We’re in a position with climate change where, if we just keep on going like nothing is wrong and continue to use fossil fuels… then we are really headed for the worst.”
  • Nina Turner weighing offer to join Green Party ticket as vice presidential candidate

    08/01/2016 5:48:11 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | July 31, 2016 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nina Turner, the Democratic former state senator from Cleveland who has emerged as a rallying figure for Bernie Sanders' disappointed supporters, said she is considering an offer to run for vice president on the Green Party's national ticket. Massachusetts physician Jill Stein, the party's presumptive presidential nominee, reached out with the pitch, Turner told cleveland.com Sunday evening in a telephone interview. The Green Party opens its convention Thursday in Houston. Turner would stand for nomination there if she agrees to be Stein's running mate. Her decision is expected in the coming days.
  • Multi-Drug Resistant TB Spikes 75 Percent in Massachusetts

    08/01/2016 10:46:01 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Aug 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of cases of very dangerous, multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) reported in Massachusetts spiked 75 percent in 2015, to seven cases, up from four in 2014, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In 2015, 87 percent of the 192 cases of active TB diagnosed in Massachusetts (167 out of 192) were foreign-born, a rate significantly higher than the foreign-born rate across the country that year, which was 66 percent.