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Rayla Campbell Receives 695 Write-In Votes In General Election Against Ayanna Pressley

U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Dorchester) cruised to a re-election victory on November 3 this year, but a Republican challenger who ran as a write-in received several hundred votes in the election. Republican Rayla Campbell of Randolph got 695 votes in the election, according to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s web site. It accounted for 0.2......

Earthquake Hits The South Coast Again

The second earthquake this month hit the South Coast of Massachusetts over the weekend, but it’s possible that many did not notice it. The center of this earthquake was near Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The quake occurred around 1 a.m. on Sunday, November 22. It was a 2.0 magnitude earthquake, according to WJAR. Previously, there was a......

Massachusetts Travel Restrictions Placed On Maine, New Hampshire Amid Pandemic

Want to host people from out of state for Thanksgiving this year? Your options of doing so legally could be quite limited. Over the weekend, Massachusetts added Maine and New Hampshire to its list of travel-restricted states, according to Mass.gov. That means that people coming from either of those two states — whether they live......

Rhode Island Gatherings Now Limited To Single Household — Even for Thanksgiving

Rhode Island’s governor says nobody can come over your house who doesn’t already live there. That includes Thanksgiving. The state’s previous policy limited indoor gatherings to 10 people because of a recent spike in coronavirus numbers — as Massachusetts does currently. The new policy in Rhode Island limits gatherings to the household where it’s at.......

New Hampshire’s Republican Trifecta Could Be Good For Immigration Policy, Immigration-Restrictionist Group Says

The Federation for American Immigration Reform sees some positive opportunities in New Hampshire since the state’s Republican Party not only re-elected Governor Chris Sununu, but won control of the House of Representatives and Senate in the state. “Over the past two years, Gov. Sununu set a record by vetoing at least 79 bills sent to him......

Ed Markey Inverts JFK, Says It’s Time To Ask What The Government Can Do For You

U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) offered contradictory advice to the words of a former Massachusetts senator on Twitter on Thursday morning. Markey tweeted out, “It’s time to start asking what your government can do for you.” It’s time to start asking what your government can do for you. — Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) November 19, 2020......

Elizabeth Warren Congratulates Massachusetts Legislature For Passing Versions of ROE Act Bill

Elizabeth Warren is happy that versions of the ROE Act have passed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate. Following the news that the Massachusetts Senate passed a version of it on Wednesday, Warren tweeted out, “I’m proud of the Massachusetts House and Senate for passing the #RoeAct to protect and improve abortion access......

Dover Now The Richest Town In Massachusetts

There is a new wealthiest town in Massachusetts these days. It’s no longer Wellesley, as NBC Boston reports. Rather, Dover took over the top spot. The median household income in the community is $212,574, according to U.S. Census data. That means Wellesley is now in second place. The median household income there is $188,908. That......

Stephen Lynch A Possibility for a Putative Biden Administration

Could Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) end up in former vice president Joe Biden’s presidential administration? It’s a possibility. While President Donald Trump is still contesting the November 2020 presidential election, Biden is preparing to take over the executive branch of the federal government in January 2021. “There’s some increasing chatter about whether Rep.......

Rhode Island Teachers Unions Don’t Want In-Person Schooling

Many public schools in Rhode Island are still holding in-person classes this school year, but the National Education Society of Rhode Island wants that to change. The group has called on the state’s Democratic governor, Gina Raimondo, to stop in-person learning in the state by Monday, November 23 — at least through the Christmas holiday......

Vermont To Offer Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses … If You’re The Right Race

Want to go hunting or fishing in Vermont? Well, depending on the color of your skin, you might be able to get a license for free. Tribal citizens will be able to get hunting and fishing licenses for free starting in January 2021 while everyone else will still have to pay for theirs, as MSN......