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Massachusetts ban on pandemic evictions, foreclosures ending

Oct. 17, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The state’s ban on evictions and foreclosures imposed during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic expires on Saturday, leaving many worrying about their housing security. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker this week unveiled a $171 million initiative he said will help tenants and...

Candidate says she was hurt during scuffle at Trump rally

Oct. 14, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Republican congressional candidate in Massachusetts who confronted two women at a Columbus Day rally in support of President Donald Trump said she was kicked in the head and fractured a leg bone during an ensuing scuffle. Rayla Campbell, who’s mounting a write-in campaign...

FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Massachusetts congressional members mourn Ginsburg's passing

Sep. 19, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Some members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and the Republican governor are mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urging the Senate to wait to vote on a replacement until the election. “Any attempt by the GOP to push through a rushed...

Police investigate racist tweets from lieutenant's account

Sep. 16, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The police department in the city that is home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is investigating racist and other problematic tweets from a lieutenant's personal account, authorities said. The Cambridge Police Department is investigating the...

FILE - In this pair of Aug. 17, 2020, file photos, Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse, left, and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, right, wait for the start of a debate in Springfield, Mass. Morse is a candidate and Neal is the incumbent in Massachusetts' 1st congressional district in the Sept. 1 Democratic primary election. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, File)

Progressive challengers' year: 3 wins and some close calls

Sep. 3, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressives trying to shove Congress to the left by competing in this year's Democratic primaries ousted three moderate incumbents, won other victories and established themselves as a force that's not going away. But some challengers lost, and their overall wins were a modest number...

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Watertown, Mass., after conceding defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kennedy loss in Massachusetts may mark end of 'Camelot' era

Sep. 2, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — After the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy famously compared his 1,000-day presidency to “Camelot,” a popular Broadway musical about the legend of King Arthur — crafting a wistful shorthand for the Kennedy tenure, and by extension the...