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Gina Raimondo’s Administration In Rhode Island A Lie-Fest, State Legislators Say

Some Rhode Island state legislators say state executive branch officials have routinely lied to them under Governor Gina Raimondo. Critics of the Democratic governor’s aides include both Democrats and Republicans. “Garbage-in, garbage-out,” said state Representative Camille Vella-Wilkinson (D-Warwick) on Thursday, January 21, according to The Providence Journal, adding that “department heads are in lock-step to......

Vermont License Plate Triggers Attack In Maine, Police Say

A man driving in downtown Portland, Maine was attacked by a homeless man and woman because he had Vermont license plates, police said. A 41-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman yelled at the man that he shouldn’t be in Maine “before attacking him and then damaging his car,” Portland police said in a written statement.......

Businesses Can Start Staying Open Later In Massachusetts Next Week

Businesses in Massachusetts will no longer have to close after 9:30 p.m. as of the start of next week. Starting on Monday. January 25, an array of businesses, including restaurants that serve alcohol, will be able to close at their normal times. The rest of the restrictions on business will stay in place for the......

Smith College Professor Calls Trump Supporters ‘American Nazis’

A college professor in Massachusetts wrote a column calling supporters of President Donald Trump “American Nazis” this week. Smith College professor Loretta Ross wrote a piece for the left-wing magazine Counterpunch rejecting calls for national unity and instead attacked Trump supporters in a piece titled “The Nazification of the Republican Party.” “We must send an......

It’s Official: Fenway Park Will Be A Coronavirus Vaccination Location

It’s official:  Fenway Park will be a coronavirus vaccine site in Massachusetts. That’s what Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced earlier this week. Additionally, he announced on Tuesday, January 19 that the state will be partnering with both CVS Health and Walgreens pharmacies for vaccinations by appointment only, as Boston.com reports. That makes Fenway Park, home......

Just A Fraction of COVID-19 Vaccines Going To Those Over 60 In Rhode Island

Think the elderly should be first in line for the coronavirus vaccine? That’s not how it’s working out in the Ocean State. In Rhode Island, as of Monday this week, there had been 51,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered. However, the large majority of that went to younger populations. To be exact, just 25......

Biden’s Secretary of Education Pick From Connecticut Isn’t Anti-Charter School

President-elect Joe Biden is no fan of charter schools, but what about his pick for education secretary? Biden nominated Miguel Cardona, the education commissioner of Connecticut, for the post.  Cardona’s thoughts on charter schools are a little different from Biden’s. “Charter schools provide choice for parents that are seeking choice, so I think it’s a......

Charlie Baker, Karyn Polito Raise Near Identical Amounts of Money In December

December 2020 was a good month for fund raising for both the incumbent governor and the lieutenant governor, as the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance reveals.  From December 1 to December 31, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, raised $165,418.88, boosting his campaign account total to $596,105.67, according to the Office of Campaign......

Massachusetts Public Schools No Longer Require Flu Vaccine

Want to attend public school in Massachusetts? You no longer need a flu shot to do it. On Friday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health removed its flu vaccine mandate for students attending public school in the state. That’s because they say the flu season is mild this year, and the state’s public health agency......

Joe Biden Wants To More Than Double New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage

President-elect Joe Biden is calling for a $15 minimum wage at the federal level, which would take effect nationwide. For the state of New Hampshire, that would represent a major jump in the wage. New Hampshire has had a $7.25 minimum wage since 2009, but if Biden has it his way, that would change. That’s......

Curt Schilling Says He Lost Insurance Over Social Media Posts

Curt Schilling recently lost his life insurance. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Massachusetts resident, and outspoken conservative alleges that the company AIG cut ties with him over social media activity this week. “We will be just fine, but wanted to let Americans know that @AIGinsurance canceled our insurance due to my ‘Social Media profile,'”......