DeSantis’ office says migrants are better off in Massachusetts than they would have been in Texas

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. John Raoux/AP Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' office said migrants he had flown to Martha's Vineyard are better off. The remarks by a DeSantis spokesperson came after a county sheriff in Texas announced he had opened a criminal investigation into the matter.  Last week, 50 migrants were flown to Martha's Vineyard […]

Inferno engulfs 150yo church in Massachusetts after lightning strike (VIDEO)

The historic First Baptist Church in Wakefield, Massachusetts has been reduced to burned-out scaffolding after it was gutted by a massive blaze, sparked by a bolt of lightning. No injuries have been reported. The fire erupted around 7:30pm Tuesday. However, when fire engines arrived, the 180-foot landmark was already fully engulfed in flames and could […]

Massachusetts gives workers new protections against noncompete clauses

Enlarge / Jimmy Johns required employees to sign noncompete agreements, a practice it dropped in 2016 after a lawsuit. (credit: J. Hendron) Tucked into an economic development bill signed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker earlier this month was a little-noticed provision that could have a big economic impact for Massachusetts workers. The language, introduced by […]

Here’s how newspapers in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts reacted to the Eagles Super Bowl win

Delaware County Daily Times / Newseum The Philadelphia Eagles won their first ever Super Bowl championship after defeating the New England Patriots in a thrilling 41-33 game on Sunday night. Late in the game, it looked like the Patriots were poised to make yet another dramatic Super Bowl comeback, but the Eagles defense was able […]

Massachusetts Port Authority Considers Charging Drivers for Logan Airport Pick-Ups and Drop-Offs

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How Massachusetts became a sanctuary state

Wikimedia/Duffman The Trump administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants has been facilitated by a tool called an “immigration hold.” Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers can issue so-called ICE detainers when a state or local law enforcement agency is poised to release an undocumented immigrant from custody. If an agency agrees, it may hold the individual in […]

Massachusetts jail to ban prisoner visits for video conferencing

A jail in Dartmouth, Massachusetts is ending in-person visits to inmates and replacing them with Skype-like video calls. The move is supposed to crack down on drug smuggling, prison officials said. In the coming weeks, visitors who wish to talk to their loved ones at the Bristol County House of Corrections will be taken to […]

Massive fire ravages Massachusetts construction site (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 23 Jul, 2017 14:09 A massive inferno is raging at a construction site of an apartment complex in Waltham, Massachusetts, reportedly spreading to nearby buildings. The 8-alarm fire broke out early Sunday morning at a construction site just north of Moody Street in Waltham, according to Fox25. Firefighters received the first call about the […]