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Worcester Health Official Calls Coronavirus Vaccine Incentive ‘Hail Mary’

The city of Worcester’s medical director used the title of a Roman Catholic prayer to describe a state program offering a $75 gift card to someone who gets a vaccine or booster at certain clinics. “It is a little of a Hail Mary, I think. We’ve tried just about everything,” said Dr. Michael Hirsh, according......

Northampton Gets Perfect Score For Policies On Homosexuality and Transgenderism

The city of Northampton has gotten a perfect score of 100 from the pro-homosexuality and pro-transgenderism Human Rights Campaign. The city government got points for providing services to transgender people, having a liaison with the city’s police department on how police deal with homosexuals and transgender people, protecting youth from conversion therapy, providing domestic partner......

Charlie Baker Says Boston Must Crack Down On Drug Dealers

How should Boston go about solving its Methadone Mile problem? Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker thinks that cracking down on drug dealers is one way to mitigate the tent city located on Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue in the Roxbury section of Boston. “The one thing we can’t do much about are some of the......

Joe Biden Wants Democrats To Ax New Hampshire’s First-In-The-Nation Primary Status

President Joe Biden doesn’t like New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary status. The Democratic president wants his party to shake up the order and instead give South Carolina that position in the primary. “For decades, Black voters, in particular, have been the backbone of the Democratic Party but have been pushed to the back of the early......

Patriots Running Back Voices Planned Parenthood Support With Cleats

New England Patriots players will be wearing cleats to show support for certain causes in their Thursday night bout against the Buffalo Bills; it’s a part of the NFL’s Week 13 My Cleats My Cause campaign.  Patriots running back Damien Harris chose to honor Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts with his cleats that will never see......

Rhode Island Dispensaries Now Selling Recreational Marijuana

Recreational marijuana is now legal to buy at dispensaries in Rhode Island. Dispensaries began selling the drug for recreational purposes in Rhode Island on Thursday, December 1, according to WJAR. The state’s governor, Dan McKee, a Democrat, signed the Rhode Island Cannabis Act (H7593) into law on May 25. Recreational marijuana is legal in 21......

Mitt Romney Blasts Donald Trump Over Kanye West, Nick Fuentes Dinner

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is not happy with former President Donald Trump. The former Massachusetts governor condemned the former president amid news that Trump had dinner with rapper Kanye West (now known as Ye) and far-right political commentator Nick Fuentes in Mar-a-Lago last week. West and Fuentes are both known for making anti-semitic comments. ......

Joe Biden Coming To Boston On Friday, December 2

After spending time on Nantucket for Thanksgiving last week, President Joe Biden plans to be back in Massachusetts later this week. Biden is scheduled to be in Boston on Friday, December 2 to participate in a reception for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, according to State House News Service. As of the morning of Wednesday,......

Boston Red Sox Find New Bench Coach

The Boston Red Sox will have a new bench coach during the 2023 season. The team is promoting Ramon Vazquez to the role, according to NBC Sports Boston.  He is replacing Will Venable, who was hired to be the Texas Rangers’ associate manager. Vazquez has been on the Red Sox coaching staff since 2018; he......

Mike Pence Coming To New Hampshire Next Month

Former vice president Mike Pence is making a trip to New Hampshire next month. Pence, who served alongside former president Donald Trump, plans to be in New Hampshire on Monday, December 12, as Fox News reports. Pence, a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, is scheduled to do a pair of book signings for his newly-released......

Ed Markey Calls For Nationwide Gun Control

Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey is calling for more gun control after two recent mass shootings in the United States. “Just days after the devastating shooting in Colorado Springs, I am once again heartbroken by the news of this latest horrific attack at the Chesapeake Walmart,” Markey (D-Malden) wrote. “These families should be celebrating with their loved......