Massachusetts

Massachusetts gas prices inch up a penny per gallon

The price of a gallon of gasoline in Massachusetts has inched up a penny in the past week to an average of $2.17.<p>AAA Northeast reports Monday that …

Business

AHCA Defeat Spells Relief For Massachusetts

Support the news<p>A Friday afternoon tweet from AARP Massachusetts is simple.<p>AARP was one of dozens of groups that urged members to call their …

Health Care

Gov. Charlie Baker says Massachusetts could lose $1 billion under Obamacare repeal proposal

Massachusetts could lose $1 billion in federal health care money by 2020 if Congress goes forward with House Republicans' plan to repeal the …

Health Care

Technology being blamed for driving up car insurance rates

Auto insurance rates in Massachusetts are on the rise and technology is to blame.<p>Industry experts tell The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/2nD53dW ) that …

Insurance

Boston and 4 other Massachusetts cities included on ICE's first sanctuary city list

Five Massachusetts cities, including Boston, are among the jurisdictions listed as uncooperative in a new public list released by federal immigration …

Cities

Backers of legal pot urge Massachusetts legislators to hold off on changing law

The group that led the ballot initiative, Yes on 4, said the Legislature should take a hands-off approach until a state regulatory board is in place.

Marijuana

Obamacare saved our family — now we're terrified

In many ways, we are a typical American family. My husband and I have two children. We own a home. We have no consumer debt. We paid back every dime on our student loans. We are fiscally responsible people.<p>Where we are unusual is that my husband and I have spent our careers as freelancers. I write …

Health Care

Trump budget would strip $1 billion from Massachusetts, says report from Senator Markey

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s proposed budget would strip Massachusetts of nearly $1 billion in federal funding for research, clean energy, …

Government

Massachusetts is wicked Irish, in charts

March is officially designated as Irish-American Heritage Month in the United States, and on the 17th of the month each year people across the US …

Massachusetts braces for up to 2 ½ feet of snow

A mid-March nor'easter that could bring up to 2 ½ feet of snow started moving across Massachusetts during the morning commute.<p>The storm striking …

Climate

Would Mass. residents lose health coverage under GOP plan? Yes, analysts say

Some Massachusetts residents would lose health insurance if the GOP’s health care proposal goes into effect — but possibly not as quickly as the rest …

Health Care

How an ACA Repeal Puts Massachusetts in Danger

“We Can’t Go Back to Romneycare”: How an ACA Repeal Endangers Massachusetts<p>With Medicaid expansion on the chopping block, Massachusetts stands to …

Health Care

Blizzard watch issued for Boston and parts of coastal Massachusetts

The National Weather Service in Taunton issued a blizzard watch for Boston and parts of coastal Massachusetts as well as a winter storm watch …

Blizzard

A Massachusetts Town Is Haunted by the Fate of 2 Reclusive Sisters

(Newser) – In a story reminiscent of Grey Gardens, Patricia Wen tells the tale in the <i>Boston Globe</i> of two reclusive Massachusetts sisters—and the …

Massachusetts judge considers right-to-die lawsuit

BOSTON (Reuters) - Two Massachusetts doctors urged a judge on Wednesday to let them proceed with a lawsuit seeking an order that the state's murder and manslaughter laws do not apply to physicians who offer lethal medications to terminally ill patients.<p>During arguments before Superior Court Judge …

Washington D.C.

Speaker: Use Massachusetts pot revenue to fight addiction

BOSTON (AP) — A top Democratic lawmaker on Tuesday proposed directing tax revenue from legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts toward the state's battle against opioid addiction.<p>In a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, House Speaker Robert DeLeo called for creation of a Substance …

Marijuana

Michigan schools should chart own course

A bill currently being discussed in the Michigan Legislature would replace the state’s current standards for science, social studies, literacy, and …

Education

The state of Massachusetts basketball: Bad

By<p>The Boston Globe<p>1:24 PM<p>In Massachusetts, it has not been a great college basketball season, the Globe has learned. I can’t say what the future …

Ivy League

4 children, mom killed in Massachusetts blaze

A woman and her four children were killed when a massive fire ripped through their home in northwestern Massachusetts early Saturday morning.<p>Two family members, an adult and a child, escaped the blaze, which broke out in the single-family home at about 12:45 a.m. in the small town of Warwick, the …

San Diego

Massachusetts America’s No. 1 state? Please.

U.S. News analysis ignores key costs<p>Much has been made of <i>U.S. News & World Report</i>’s ranking of Massachusetts as the nation’s No. 1 state.<p>The commonwealth performed very well in measurements such as health care, economic growth, and schools.<p>The ranking—which <i>U.S. News</i> says is the first such …

Massachusetts Is the Best State in America

About Massachusetts<p>For a small state, Massachusetts packs volumes of history.<p>In 1620, a group of separatists fleeing religious persecution in England …

John F. Kennedy

Massachusetts was ranked as the No. 1 state in the country

It’s been a winning year for the Bay State.<p>U.S. News and World Report awarded Massachusetts its top honor, citing the Commonwealth’s continuing …

Health Care

Massachusetts ranked as best state, in boon for Baker

Massachusetts is the best. And that could be good political news for the state’s chief executive, who has been in office more than two …

20 Beautiful Color Photographs of Boston, Massachusetts in 1978

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest cities in the United State. These …

Boston

Federal Rollback Of Transgender Protections Prompts Concern — But No Change — In Mass.

Support the news<p>In Massachusetts, the Trump administration's announcement Wednesday that it will rescind protections for transgender students its …

Equality

Massachusetts police end visits to schools to greet kids

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police department's program that sent officers into elementary schools one day a week to greet and high-five students has been ended because some people complained.<p>Northampton police started "High Five Friday" in December as a way to foster better …

Education

The USS ‘Massachusetts’ Packed Lots of Firepower in a Small Package

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Military History

WWII-How The USS Massachusetts Attacked Japan

The U.S. Navy began construction of its first fast battleships in 1937, with the two ships of the North Carolina class. The restrictions of the …

Military History

Bauhaus and Beyond: 7 Modern Homes Built for the Massachusetts Landscape

Although Massachusetts is perhaps best known for its quaint, colonial architecture, for farmhouses and churches, for Shaker villages and Georgian college dormitories, the state also has a strong legacy of modernism, particularly in residential architecture. This is in part thanks to Walter Gropius …

Architecture

Arizona vs. Massachusetts

Mention Massachusetts in political discourse anywhere in Arizona, and you get one of two predictable responses: "Oh, yeah, TAX-achusetts," or perhaps …

Statistics