Massachusetts

Massachusetts man denies raping 11-year-old, says she might have raped him

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 38-year-old Massachusetts man charged with impregnating an 11-year-old girl denies raping the girl, and …

Crime

Massachusetts police do not have authority to detain undocumented immigrants for ICE says high court

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Immigration

Israelis need Massachusetts a lot more than Massachusetts needs Israel

<i>Earlier today we posted about a stealth anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions bill in the Massachusetts legislature. Jeff Klein was among those who</i> …

Israel

This Massachusetts Lawmaker Wants to Throw Folks in Prison for Having Secret Car Compartments

Blame it on the war on drugs and pressure from law enforcement lobbying. Stephan Hay, a Democrat state representative for Fitchburg, has introduced a …

Massachusetts saw highest rates of opioid-related hospitalizations in 2014, study finds

Massachusetts led the nation in the rate of opioid-related hospitalizations across all patient sex and age groups in 2014, according to a report …

Public Health

Massachusetts man gets 6 months in jail for kicking daughter

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who kicked his young daughter in the chest inside a store has been sentenced to spend six months in …

Crime

Massachusetts weighs limits on the use of drones by police

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing regulations aimed at the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, by police and other …

Drones

Massachusetts boy calls police on dad after finding drugs in suitcase

LAWRENCE, Mass. — An 11-year-old boy is being called courageous after he found illegal drugs in his father’s suitcase and called 911, WCVB …

Denver

Massachusetts man sues police officer after crashing into roadblock

WESTPORT, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is suing a police officer after his motorcycle crashed into a roadblock, causing serious injuries.<p>In a …

Policing

Meet Thea Hanscomb, the only girl playing varsity baseball in Massachusetts

Thea Hanscomb could have taken the more traditional route.<p>A baseball player since Little League, Hanscomb could have easily transitioned to softball …

Sports

Massachusetts officers kick off 460-mile relay run to DC

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Fourteen Massachusetts police officers are hitting the road — kicking off an ambitious relay run that will take them more …

GOP plan could erode Mass. universal care law

The health care bill that squeaked through the US House of Representatives Thursday threatens to blow a hole in the Massachusetts budget and …

Health Care

Baker warns revamped federal health proposal would harm Mass.

Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday came out against a revised health care overhaul drafted by Washington Republicans, warning that the legislation …

ObamaCare

Snow in May: Watch flakes fall in Massachusetts on this chilly Monday

Thought winter was over? Not for the Berkshires.<p>Snow fell in Becket, Massachusetts on Monday morning. Chimney Corners, YMCA camp for girls, captured …

Western Massachusetts

Massachusetts Is Trying to Inject Some Sanity Into the Teen-Sexting Panic

Teen sexting is one of those subjects where a genuine but pretty small-scale problem has given birth to a lot of unfounded fears. That is, there are …

loved one

Basketball career over, man in Massachusetts slow to rebound

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — When Toree Morris played basketball in Europe, he traveled first class, stayed in fancy hotels and dined like a king.<p>Today, the …

Basketball

Here's what you need to know about the debate over who's in charge of regulating legal marijuana in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Recreational marijuana may be legal for adults in Massachusetts but who ultimately will be in charge of regulating and enforcing the …

Marijuana

Proposed Mass. Law Would Allow Even More Gun Seizures by Police

A new plan in Massachusetts, a state already beleaguered by extremely tight gun control laws, could lead to the seizure of firearms from state …

Guns

Suspect in slaying of Massachusetts jogger set to appear in court Tuesday

Angelo Colon-Ortiz, arrested in connection with the killing of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte, was arrested Friday night thanks to a sharp-eyed state …

Crime

Massachusetts police arrest suspect in murder of jogger

Authorities have arrested Angelo Colon-Ortiz in connection with the killing of Vanessa Marcotte who was found dead after going jogging near her …

Crime

''When a Parent Is Taken Away, It's Like a Death'': Two States Consider Bills to Keep Parents Out of Jail

Bill S.770, popularly known as the Primary Caretakers bill, would allow parents and other primary caretakers convicted of nonviolent crimes to …

Parenting

Regulation madness: Insane Massachusetts background checks disqualify thousands of Uber/Lyft drivers

Over 8,000 current Uber and Lyft drivers are now banned from driving in the state of Massachusetts, thanks to a more stringent background check put in place by Massachusetts lawmakers.<p>Both companies agreed in November to let the state run its own background checks, and in exchange, the state …

Uber

City and country folk: we’re mostly the same in Massachusetts

Massachusetts certainly has its share of sparsely populated towns, hundreds of them with vaguely familiar names and rich but little known local …

Statistics

Over 8,000 Uber, Lyft drivers fail new Massachusetts background check

More than 8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers have been denied licenses to operate in Massachusetts under a new, stricter state background check law, according to the <i>Boston Globe</i>. The most common reason? Issues with the driver's license status, including suspensions.<p>Under the new law, which went into …

Uber

Republicans in Massachusetts are treating the homeless abominably, a new lawsuit claims

Massachusetts is the only state in the country in which the government has a legal obligation to give shelter to homeless families. But Massachusetts …

Poverty

Don’t gamble Massachusetts’ future online

A state commissioN is currently studying whether the Commonwealth should legalize and regulate online gambling — poker, slot machines, and other …

New England

Massachusetts leads nation in opioid-related ER trips

While leading the nation in healthcare and eduction, Massachusetts has also taken the brunt of the national opioid crisis, posting the highest per …

Health Care

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

BOSTON—Backers of legalized recreational marijuana urged Massachusetts legislators Monday to hold off, at least for now, on making any significant …

Cannabis

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

A Nantucket Cottage Hospital error caused feds to overpay Massachusetts hospitals by $134M - Boston Business Journal

The main entrance to the hospital, which is currently undergoing a renovation.<p>Courtesy/Nantucket Cottage Hospital<p>The federal government says it …

Health Care