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MassMutual fined for failing to monitor GameStop saga star

Sep. 16, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Massachusetts regulators are fining MassMutual $4 million and ordering it to overhaul its social-media policies after accusing the company of failing to supervise an employee whose online cheerleading of GameStop's stock helped launch the frenzy that shook Wall Street...

Boston mayoral contest to narrow to 2 candidates of color

Sep. 13, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Those vying to become Boston's next mayor fanned out across the city Monday hoping to shake as many hands as possible ahead of Tuesday’s preliminary election that will for the first time narrow the list of hopefuls to two candidates of color — possibly both women. ...

Boston mayoral hopefuls ramp up campaigns as election looms

Sep. 07, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s top mayoral hopefuls are scrambling to get as many of their voters as possible to the polls ahead of next Tuesday’s preliminary election that will almost certainly for the first time narrow the field of mayoral contenders to two candidates of color, possibly both...

Census: Massachusetts grew older, less white, more populous

Aug. 12, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts grew older, less white and more populated during the past decade, according to information released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. Those identifying as white alone in Massachusetts — not Hispanic or Latino — declined from 76.1% in...

Massachusetts candidates for governor amassing campaign cash

Jul. 07, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With the election still more than a year off, Massachusetts candidates for governor — both those already in the race and those still on the fence — have begun stockpiling campaign cash. But two with the largest reserves are not officially running yet...

State GOP chair proposes ballot question requiring voter IDs

Jul. 06, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Republicans are hoping to persuade enough voters to back a change in state law that would require residents to produce an ID to vote. The push for a proposed ballot question is being led by state Republican Party Chair Jim Lyons. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 02, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

Portland Press Herald. June 30, 2021. Editorial: Bipartisan budget invests in Maine’s future Lawmakers on Wednesday should give the $8.5 billion two-year spending plan the votes it needs to pass into law immediately. The...