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Racism uproar at home threatens to eclipse royal visit to US

Dec. 01, 2022 13:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Renewed allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace threatened to overshadow Prince William’s trip to the United States after campaigners said the palace needed to acknowledge a wider problem that goes beyond one member of staff. The controversy erupted Wednesday...

UK royals arrive in Boston to showcase youthful monarchy

Dec. 01, 2022 08:53 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Prince and Princess of Wales embarked Wednesday on their first overseas trip since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, aiming to showcase the younger face of a monarchy that is tackling important issues like climate change as it attempts to remain relevant in a modern,...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 18, 2022 13:17 PM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. November 17, 2022. Editorial: Lamont’s new team to face big challenges Though many explanations were put forward, there’s no way to know exactly why Ned Lamont won a second term as governor on Nov. 8. Certainly there was his handling of...

Veterans home COVID-19 outbreak results in $58M settlement

Nov. 15, 2022 11:00 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a nearly $58 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed in response to the deaths of dozens of veterans who contracted COVID-19 at a Massachusetts veterans home. “It was with heavy hearts that we got to the finish...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 11, 2022 15:48 PM EST

Hartford Courant. November 10, 2022. Editorial: Time is running out to save local news Local journalism is a cornerstone of democracy and a vital source of information for communities across the country, with newsrooms covering local politics, high school sports,...

Massachusetts Gov. Baker pledges smooth transition of power

Nov. 09, 2022 18:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Hours after she was elected governor of Massachusetts, Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey met with Republican Gov. Charlie Baker at the Statehouse to discuss the upcoming transfer of power. Healey's election made history. She is the first woman and the first...

Voters approve 'millionaire tax,' licenses for undocumented

Nov. 09, 2022 13:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters have approved an amendment to the state constitution that will increase taxes on those earning more than $1 million a year, and they've opted to let immigrants who are in the country illegally get driver's licenses. The “millionaire tax”...

Millionaire tax, drivers license questions too early to call

Nov. 09, 2022 00:57 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Two closely watched ballot questions in Massachusetts — one that would create a tax aimed at millionaires and another that would repeal a law allowing those in the country illegally to obtain a state driver's license — remained too early to call early Wednesday. ...

Massachusetts' Healey is 1st lesbian elected governor in US

Nov. 08, 2022 23:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey has been elected governor of Massachusetts, making history as the nation's first openly lesbian governor. Healey, the state’s first woman and openly gay candidate elected to the office, defeated Republican Geoff Diehl, a...

Democrat Seth Magaziner wins US House seat in Rhode Island

Nov. 08, 2022 22:57 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State Treasurer Seth Magaziner has won the congressional seat in Rhode Island being vacated by longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, keeping it in Democratic control. Magaziner defeated Republican Allan Fung, a former Cranston mayor, in the general election...