Springfield Says “No” To Biomass Power Plant

By Peter Goonan, Mass Live. -

Springfield, MA - More than 75 people gathered on the steps of City Hall on Thursday calling for an end to a long-proposed biomass project in East Springfield, saying it is a threat to public [...]

Koch Academic Influence Returns To Massachusetts With New Tufts University Think Tank

By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog. -

When a new Massachusetts think tank housed at Tufts University launched earlier this year, Boston-based media described it as a “CBO-like center” (referring to the Congressional Budget Office) [...]

Activists Camp At State House For Giving Undocumented Immigrants Driver’s Licenses

By Lucas Phillips, Boston Globe. -

Two groups urging state legislators to include a provision that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses have been encamped outside the State House gates since Friday [...]

Boston May Day 2020 Car Rally

By Yoav Elinevsky, Popular Resistance. -

The Massachusetts Peace Action, MAPA, organized a car rally in Boston today to support national and international solidarity as the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the globe.  More than 50 cars [...]

United Steelworkers In Solidarity With The Massachusetts Indigenous Legislative Agenda

By Staff, Workers.org -

Whereas, USW Local 8751 represents over 1,000 school bus drivers in Boston and Randolph, Mass., most of whose families are from Haiti, Cape Verde, Barbados, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Santo Domingo, [...]

Massachusetts State Police Becomes First Agency To Test Out Robot Dog

by Bill Galluccio, Jamn945.iheart.com -

The Massachusetts State Police have been quietly testing Boston Dynamics' robot dog named Spot and took it out into the field on two separate occasions. Boston Dynamics has been leasing Spot to a [...]

After Second Deadly Crash, Regulators Say Trucks Leaking Fracked Gas Cargo Are Fine

By Justin Nobel, Desmogblog.com -

Last Friday, October 11, a “Virtual Pipeline” truck carrying compressed natural gas crashed on a highway in Orange, Massachusetts, killing the driver, leaking the potent greenhouse gas methane [...]

FANG Collective Protests ICE And 287g Agreements In Plymouth And Bristol Counties, MA

By Washingtonbabylon.com -

We just carried out two disruptions at Plymouth County’s annual 287g steering committee meeting in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 287g agreements allow police and ICE to collaborate, and contributes to [...]

Massachusetts Begins Round Two In Its Fight To Tax Millionaires

By Jen Wofford, Inequality.org -

Activists in Massachusetts were disappointed when the state’s Supreme Court struck down a ballot initiative last year to increase taxes on millionaires. But they’re already gearing up for round [...]

MA – Mothers Out Front Launches “Beyond Gas” Campaign Team And 2-Year Campaign

By Anne Wright, Mothersoutfront.org -

We started the Launch Meeting with a celebration of all that has been done in past years to limit the use of dangerous fracked gas, and to stop the build-out of gas infrastructure in [...]

Top Cannabis Regulator: Massachusetts Should Create State Public Bank

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Recreational pot sales are scheduled to begin in July in Massachusetts, and as yet, there are no banking services for the industry predicted to have $1 billion in sales by 2020. Cannabis Control [...]

Massachusetts, Protesters Balk At Pipeline Company’s Payments To Police

By Eoin Higgins, huffingtonpost.com -

By Eoin Higgins for The Huffington Post - SANDISFIELD, Mass. ― When Karla Colon-Aponte arrived at the Otis State Forest on the morning of Oct. 25, she intended to join her fellow protesters [...]

22 Arrested By Massachusetts State Police At Protest Of Kinder Morgan Pipeline

By Lucas Ropek, www.masslive.com -

By Lucas Ropek for Mass Live - SANDISFIELD - Twenty two people were arrested at a staged protest of the construction of the Kinder Morgan pipeline extension in Sandisfield Saturday morning, [...]

Massachusetts Governor Signs Bill To Allow Recreational Pot

By Reid Wilson, www.thehill.com -

By Reid Wilson for The Hill - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has signed a new measure that sets in motion a nearly yearlong process to legalize marijuana for recreational use, after months [...]

SJC Rules Against ICE In Blockbuster Massachusetts Immigration Case

By Chris Villani, www.bostonherald.com -

By Chris Villani for Boston Herald - Massachusetts court officers cannot hold a suspected illegal immigrant in custody at the request of federal immigration agents if there is no criminal warrant [...]

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