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Left-Wing Markey Challenger:  Repeal the Second Amendment

A left-wing challenger to U.S. Senator Ed Markey in the Democratic primary is calling for repealing the Second Amendment to the federal constitution guaranteeing the right to keep and bear......

https://newbostonpost.com/2019/08/07/left-wing-markey-challenger-repeal-the-second-amendment/

Ed Markey: Republican ‘Inaction’ on Gun Control Bills To Blame for Mass-Shootings

The mass-shootings in Texas and Ohio this past weekend took place in part because of a lack of enough gun-control legislation and Congress must have an emergency session to pass......

https://newbostonpost.com/around-new-england/ed-markey-republican-inaction-on-gun-control-bills-to-blame-for-mass-shootings/

Conservative Watchdog Calls For Investigation of Massachusetts House Speaker Over State Credit Card

...credit card is known) paid for by taxpayers, and said the state Ethics Commission should look into the matter to determine whether what he did is legal and to establish......

https://newbostonpost.com/2019/08/06/conservative-watchdog-calls-for-investigation-of-massachusetts-house-speaker-over-state-credit-card/

Shaunna O’Connell Running for Mayor of Taunton

One of the few prominent Republican state legislators on Beacon Hill is planning to run for mayor of Taunton. State Representative Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton) jumped into the race Monday shortly......

https://newbostonpost.com/around-new-england/shaunna-oconnell-running-for-mayor-of-taunton/

Boston Globe Union Planning Walkout Tuesday, August 6

A union that represents about 300 reporters, editors, and photographers as well as business-side employees of The Boston Globe is planning to walk out of the newsroom at noon Tuesday......

https://newbostonpost.com/around-new-england/boston-globe-union-planning-walkout-tuesday-august-6/

Divided Cape Board Issues Sharks-and-Seals Proclamation

...proclamation, saying proclamations should be used for uncontroversial matters like the Fourth of July. “You celebrate something that everybody’s on board. This seems to be a vehicle by which we......

https://newbostonpost.com/around-new-england/divided-cape-board-issues-sharks-and-seals-proclamation/

Ranked-Choice Voting Supporters Planning To Try Ballot Question in 2020

Supporters of ranked-choice voting plan to try to get a referendum on the 2020 Massachusetts general election ballot. “While we will continue advocating for the successful passage of two ranked......

https://newbostonpost.com/around-new-england/ranked-choice-voting-supporters-planning-to-try-ballot-question-in-2020/

Rhode Island City Unveils Sculpture Celebrating Campaign Stop by Abraham Lincoln

City officials in Woonsocket, Rhode Island have unveiled a 7-foot-tall sculpture commemorating a campaign stop by Abraham Lincoln in 1860. Lincoln was a private citizen at the time, but a......

https://newbostonpost.com/around-new-england/rhode-island-city-unveils-sculpture-celebrating-campaign-stop-by-abraham-lincoln/

Zero Vetoes: Fiscal Conservatives Hit Charlie Baker for Rubber-Stamping Massachusetts Legislature’s Budget

...a particular purpose that typically affects only a purely local matter. The Massachusetts Constitution gives the governor a line item veto. Article LXIII, Section 5 says:  “The governor may disapprove......

https://newbostonpost.com/2019/07/31/zero-vetoes-fiscal-conservatives-hit-charlie-baker-for-rubber-stamping-massachusetts-legislatures-budget/

Big Y Banishing Plastic Bags

Springfield-based supermarket chain Big Y is planning to eliminate thin-film plastic bags from all its approximately 80 stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut starting Thursday, August 1 – and plans to......

https://newbostonpost.com/around-new-england/big-y-banishing-plastic-bags/

Chewing Gum Packaging Patent Holder Was Life of the Party

The patent holder for chewing gum packaging has died on Cape Cod, at 96. Roger Putnam Jr. moved to Wellfleet in 1991 after retiring as chief executive and president of......

https://newbostonpost.com/around-new-england/chewing-gum-packaging-patent-holder-was-life-of-the-party/