Latest Massachusetts News

Bill seek to help curb workplace harassment, sexual assault

Apr. 22, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Reps. Katharine Clark and Ayanna Pressley are teaming up to highlight a bill they say is aimed at helping curb workplace harassment and sexual assault. The two Massachusetts Democrats are planning a press conference on the bill Tuesday at Casa Myrna in Boston. The bill would take several...

Teen charged with assault leaps from courthouse balcony

Apr. 22, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a teenager was severely injured when he apparently jumped from a Boston courthouse's interior balcony. The teenager was facing domestic assault charges in juvenile court but was not in custody. He had been released after his arrest and came to court Monday...

O'Rourke coming to Reno this week; Warren, Yang to Las Vegas

Apr. 22, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to northern Nevada for the first time this week while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang plan return trips to Las Vegas. O'Rourke announced plans Monday for a town...

Massachusetts House begin debating $42.7 billion budget

Apr. 22, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House lawmakers have started debating the state's $42.7 billion budget. The spending plan doesn't include new taxes, though Democratic leaders haven't ruled out considering taxes later in the legislative session. Several amendments were withdrawn Monday, including a proposal by...

Contractor sues Massachusetts city for $1M in unpaid work

Apr. 22, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A contractor alleging breach of contract is suing a Massachusetts city for $1 million. The MetroWest Daily News reports that Lupachino & Salvatore alleges Framingham illegally withheld payments related to the renovation of a city ice skating rink. The Bloomfield,...

The pride of gas in Massachusetts up 8 cents per gallon

Apr. 22, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts gas prices are still on the rise, and have now jumped 35 cents per gallon since mid-February. AAA Northeast announced Monday that the average price of a gallon of self-serve, regular in Massachusetts jumped another 8 cents in the past week to $2.69. Despite the steep increases,...

Military vet Moulton joins 2020 presidential race

Apr. 22, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is the latest Democrat to jump in the race for the White House. The Massachusetts lawmaker and Iraq War veteran made the announcement Monday. "I'm here to tell you and to tell America that I'm running for president of the United States," Moulton said on ABC's "Good...

2 Boston residents die in weekend crash in Rhode Island

Apr. 22, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Two people who died in a weekend car crash on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island have been publicly identified as Boston residents. Rhode Island State Police on Monday said 24-year-old Romario Cameron and 25-year-old Johny Goyau, both of Boston's Hyde Park neighborhood, died in the crash at...

Stop & Shop, workers reach tentative contract agreement

Apr. 21, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials reached a tentative contract agreement Sunday that includes wage increases for all associates and maintains health coverage, according to news releases from both parties. The company said the agreement ends employee strikes that...

13 airline passengers taken to hospital after landing

Apr. 21, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An official says 16 passengers reported feeling ill on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Boston. Boston Emergency Medical Services' Twitter page says 13 of the ill passengers were taken to the hospital Sunday morning after the plane landed. Massachusetts Port Authority spokeswoman...