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MassGOP Rips Charlie Baker Over Vaccine Lottery

Is a coronavirus vaccine lottery a good idea? Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker thinks so, but his party disagrees. Baker announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning that starting on July 1, the state will have a vaccine lottery for fully vaccinated residents. It gives those who are vaccinated the chance to receive one of five $1......

ROE-Act-Supporting Republican James Kelcourse To Run For Mayor of Amesbury

State Representative James Kelcourse (R-Amesbury) was the lone Republican in the Massachusetts Legislature who voted for the ROE Act abortion expansion bill, which stripped babies born alive during an attempted abortion of the right to medical care. Now he wants to be mayor of Amesbury. The liberal Republican made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday,......

DOJ Wants Boston Marathon Bomber To Get The Death Penalty (Again)

The U.S. Department of Justice wants the Boston Marathon bomber dead. The department asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the death penalty for Dzhokar Tsarnaev, calling the Boston Marathon Bombings “one of the worst” acts of terrorism in the United States since 9/11, as NBC Boston reports. The federal First Circuit Court of Appeals......

Danielle Allen Makes It Official — She’s Running For Governor of Massachusetts

Danielle Allen has made it official. She will run for governor of Massachusetts. The 49-year-old Democrat is a political science professor at Harvard University, as WCVB reports. She hopes to be the first black woman governor in Massachusetts history. Allen is one of two Democrats to announce thus far. The other is former state Senator......

Walk-Up Coronavirus Vaccines Available At Select MBTA Commuter Rail Stations This Week

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plans to use some of its commuter rail trains to create walk-up coronavirus vaccination stations in various cities across the state this week. The T plans to offer the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson vaccine to those who are 18 or older and the Pfizer vaccine to anyone older than 12......

Cape Cod Baseball League Starts Sunday, June 20

The Cape Cod Baseball League’s schedule shows that the first games of the week are set to take place on Sunday, June 20, 2021, kicking off the league’s first season since 2019. There was no 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league primarily consists of Division 1 college baseball players, many of whom......

Rhode Island Bans Marriages Under 18

Marrying under the age of 18 is now illegal in Rhode Island. The state’s Democratic governor, Dan McKee, signed Rhode Island House Bill 5387 into law last week. Previously, the state would grant marriage licenses to 16- and 17-year-olds with consent from a parent or guardian. However, now each person must be at least 18......

Cardinal Sean O’Malley Calls On Massachusetts Catholics To Return To In-Person Sunday Mass

Come back to in-person Sunday Mass, the Boston archdiocese now says. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, has called on faithful Catholics to return to in-person Sunday Mass starting with the weekend of June 19-20. “In this year of Saint Joseph, who was always a faithful observer of the sabbath, we chose Father’s Day......

Former Trump Staffer May Run For U.S. House In First New Hampshire District

She worked for former President Donald Trump. Now she wants to run for Congress. Karoline Leavitt served as an assistant press secretary in the Trump administration. She is now considering running for the U.S. House of Representatives in New Hampshire’s First District. “New Hampshire is my home. I moved to Washington to serve President Trump......

Taunton State Senator May Run For State Auditor

Massachusetts state Senator Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton) might end up running for state auditor. The veteran member of the state Legislature has been considering the possibility, as WBSM reports. Pacheco has been a member of the Massachusetts Legislature since being elected to the House in 1988. He got elected to the Senate in 1992. This would......

Rhode Island Restaurant Using Robot Wait Staff Assistant

You may have seen a robot server in a television show or movie over the years, but it’s now a reality at one Rhode Island restaurant. Angelo’s Palace Pizza in Cumberland has been using a robot wait staff assistant called Servi to deliver food and drinks to some tables, as UPI reports. “When we’re really......