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Pilot of small plane dead after crash into a Massachusetts river

Jun. 17, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Massachusetts (AP) — A small plane crashed into a Massachusetts river Monday, killing the lone pilot onboard, authorities said. The plane plunged into the Merrimack River near the town of Lawrence at about 2:15 p.m., authorities said. Graham Rowe, the North...

Lawmakers seek health care and retirement protections for Steward Health Care workers

Jun. 17, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group of Democratic members of Congress, led by Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, is seeking reassurances that workers at hospitals owned by Steward Health Care will have their health care and retirement benefits protected. Steward last month said it plans to...

Rory McIlroy's two missed short putts cost him a shot at winning the U.S. Open

Jun. 16, 2024 20:17 PM EDT

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy put himself in position to end a decade-long drought in the majors, and answer a whole lot of questions about his ability to get it done, only to miss two short putts Sunday that left him peeling out of the parking lot in disappointment. McIlroy...

7 shot when gunfire erupts at a pop-up party in Massachusetts

Jun. 16, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — Seven people were shot and wounded, and an eighth was hurt while running away when gunfire erupted at a large gathering of young people in Methuen, Massachusetts, authorities said Sunday. The gunfire began just before 2 a.m. after hundreds of people gathered...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 14, 2024 14:48 PM EDT

Boston Globe. June 9, 2024. Editorial: No-heavy-lifting committees a symptom of a bigger problem in Beacon Hill Extra pay for lawmakers has helped concentrate power in the hands of a very few at the top. The Massachusetts Legislature is beginning to...

Running out of marijuana, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket get approval to ship pot to the islands

Jun. 13, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Martha's Vineyard was running out of pot, just as thousands of summer vacationers were starting to arrive. But on Thursday, Massachusetts regulators averted a cannabis drought by issuing an administrative order that will allow pot to be transported to Martha's...

Man pleads not guilty in pipe bomb attack on Massachusetts group Satanic Temple

Jun. 13, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of throwing a pipe bomb at the Massachusetts headquarters of a group called The Satanic Temple pleaded not guilty Thursday at his arraignment in federal court in Boston. Sean Patrick Palmer, of Perkins, Oklahoma, has been charged with using an...

Massachusetts on verge of becoming second-to-last state to outlaw 'revenge porn'

Jun. 13, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill aimed at outlawing “revenge porn” has been approved by lawmakers in the Massachusetts House and Senate and shipped to Democratic Gov. Maura Healey, a move advocates say was long overdue. If signed by Healey, the bill — which bars the sharing of explicit...

Massachusetts cannabis regulators issue an order allowing pot to be transported to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

Jun. 13, 2024 17:32 PM EDT
MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Massachusetts cannabis regulators issue an order allowing pot to be transported to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Massachusetts high court rules voters can decide question to raise wages for tipped workers

Jun. 13, 2024 13:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' highest court has tossed out a challenge to a proposed ballot question that would raise the minimum wage businesses must pay to workers who rely on tips and permit tip pooling among both tipped and nontipped employees. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled...