Progressives Slam Nancy Pelosi For Endorsing Joe Kennedy Over Ed Markey

On Thursday, progressive groups and lawmakers slammed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for endorsing Joe Kennedy III over Sen. Ed Markey, The Hill reported. The two Massachusetts men are competing for a seat in the Senate. Pelosi decided to throw her weight behind Kennedy, even though she has previously argued that all incumbents need […]

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Slams Donald Trump’s ‘Bitterness, Combativeness And Self-Interest’

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker slammed President Donald Trump’s incendiary comments regarding the protests that have broken out across the country over the past week. The protests first ignited over George Floyd’s death at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The Republican governor said he was appalled by the president’s “bitterness, combativeness, and […]

Prosecutors Deny Lori Loughlin’s Claims Of Misconduct, Motion To Dismiss Charges Denied

The government has responded to a motion made by Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s legal team last month to dismiss the charges against them in regard to the college admissions scandal. Prosecutors have denied misconduct allegations made by the famous couple’s attorneys, according to Entertainment Tonight. Loughlin and Giannulli’s legal team alleged that the government […]

Elizabeth Warren And Amy Klobuchar Under Pressure As Bernie Sanders Surges In Their Home States

After cruising to a landslide victory in Nevada, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont emerged as the undisputed frontrunner in the Democratic Party presidential race. The victory came after he won the popular vote in Iowa and the New Hampshire primary. Former Vice President Joe Biden seems poised to win South Carolina — his longtime stronghold […]

Elizabeth Warren In Danger Of Losing Home State Of Massachusetts To Bernie Sanders, Says Poll

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was considered one of the Democratic frontrunners for months, but that changed in late 2019, with candidates such as former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont surging past her in the polls. Disappointing finishes in Iowa, where she came in third, and New Hampshire, […]

Juul Accused Of Advertising On Children’s Websites

Massachusetts has just joined the long list of cities and states to file a lawsuit against the vape giant Juul and its parent company Pax Labs. The lawsuit accuses Juul of specifically targeting teens through their marketing, encouraging an unhealthy addiction and trying to make vaping look cool and appealing. It goes on to make […]

Massachusetts High School Students Sickened By Foul Odor In Building, Dozens Sent To Hospitals

Dozens of high school students and adults in Massachusetts were sickened when an overpowering odor caused nausea, dizziness, and other symptoms, ABC News reports. So eager were the teens to flee the building and get fresh air that many of them left their possessions, including books and backpacks, at their desks as they ran outside. […]

Massachusetts ‘Serial Pooper’ Arrested, Andrea Grocer Had Allegedly Pooped In A Parking Lot Several Times

Police in a Massachusetts city have arrested a “serial pooper” who allegedly did the deed eight or more times in the same parking lot, WYCN-LD reports. Police initially thought it might have been the work of an animal, until they noticed toilet paper. Henry Kanner, the owner of Natick Outdoor Store, said he first began […]

Michelle Carter, Teen Who Encouraged Her Friend To Commit Suicide, Freed From Prison

Michelle Carter, a Massachusetts woman who, as a teen, convinced her friend to commit suicide and was later sent to prison for it, has been released, NBC News reports. She was scheduled to serve a few more months but released early for good behavior. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Carter has been behind bars […]

Michelle Carter, Teen Who Encouraged Her Friend To Commit Suicide, To Be Released From Prison Next Week

Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman who, as a teenager, sent text messages to her friend encouraging him to commit suicide, will be released from prison next week, The Boston Globe reports. Just last week, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear her case, though the court’s decision and Carter’s release appear to be unrelated. […]

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Case Of Michelle Carter, Teen Who Encouraged Her Friend To Commit Suicide

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will not hear the case of Michelle Carter, a Massachusetts woman who, as a teenager, encouraged her friend to commit suicide, NBC News reports. The announcement means that her sentence of 15 months in prison will stand. Carter is behind bars, serving her sentence after having […]

A Woman Is Suing Her Psychic After Paying $70,000 For An Exorcism

A Massachusetts woman is suing her former psychic after giving the medium over $70,000, reports AP News. Tracy Milanovich, who ran Tracy’s Psychic Palm Reader, told the woman that her daughter was possessed by demonic spirits and charged the hefty fee for exorcising services. According to NBC Boston, Milanovich frightened the victim by telling her […]

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Signs Bill To Ban Flavored Tobacco & Vape Products

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday signed into law a bill passed by the state legislature to ban all flavored tobacco and vaping products, including the sale of menthol cigarettes, in their state, Axios reported. The new law, which partially goes into effect immediately, puts Massachusetts as the latest state to regulate such products, though […]

McDonald’s Apologizes For Racially Insensitive Halloween Decorations

Halloween is just days away and one McDonald’s in Massachusetts decided to get in on the fun by decorating the front of their restaurant. However, the Halloween display they set up ended up offending customers and causing the franchise owner of the burger joint to have to apologize. While many are scratching their heads, wondering […]

Inyoung You Charged With Manslaughter For Effectively Forcing Her Boyfriend To Commit Suicide

A Korean woman who had “complete and total control” over her boyfriend has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly forcing him to commit suicide, The Boston Herald reports. Authorities say that Inyoung You allegedly sent over 700 “manipulative” text messages per day to Alexander Urtula, who died in May. Back on May 20, Urtula, who […]

Firefighter Seen Saving American Flag In Emotional Photo

On Tuesday, the fire department in Milford, Massachusetts, was called in on a special mission. A historic home had caught fire and was swiftly being consumed by the flames. Despite their best efforts, the firefighters knew they wouldn’t be able to save the home. However, Lt. Billy Collins was able to save one thing from […]

Massachusetts Proposes Making Using The B-Word A Crime

A Massachusetts lawmaker has proposed making the use of the “B-word” (rhymes with “itch”) a crime, The Boston Globe reports. However, using the forbidden word would only be a crime in certain circumstances. Back in May, State Rep. Dan Hunt, a Boston Democrat, proposed a law that would criminalize the use of the word. However, […]

Michelle Carter, Massachusetts Woman Who Encouraged Her Friend To Commit Suicide, To Get Early Release

Michelle Carter, a Massachusetts woman who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her friend, Conrad Roy, to commit suicide, has been granted an early release from prison, HuffPost reports. Corrections officials say the reduction in her sentence is for good behavior. Carter has been jailed since February 2019 after an appeal failed. She had […]

Great White Sharks Caused 3 Beaches To Close In Cape Cod This Week

Great white shark sightings have led to the closure of three beaches in the Cape Cod area this week, the latest in a summer that has seen a pronounced increase in the number of sightings of the fearsome beasts. “Shark Week” may be currently happening on The Discovery Channel, but in Massachusetts, it’s Shark Week […]

Massachusetts Neighbors Send Hateful Letter To Dad Of Autistic Kid, Tell Him To Get Rid Of Son’s Toys

The father of an autistic boy says that his Milton, Massachusetts, neighbors sent him a hateful letter demanding that he get rid of the “dumper [sic] diving children’s playthings” in his yard, or else they’ll call the Board of Health. As Boston’s WHDH-TV reports, however, the Board of Health did indeed visit, and they sided […]

Massachusetts Man Hangs Nazi, Confederate Flags In His Yard, Now Feels ‘Threatened’ Over Backlash

A Massachusetts homeowner who hung a Nazi flag and then, when confronted, a Confederate flag, from a flagpole in his front yard, says he’s feeling “threatened” by the public backlash he’s receiving, Yahoo Lifestyle reports. Paul Gibeault, 57, is the homeowner in question. On Monday, Southbridge neighbor Paul Harvard, 49, published photos of Gibeault’s display […]

Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill And Eat Professor In Rant Over Abortion

Someone in America getting arrested for directing violent threats at public figures is, sadly, not a rare occasion these days, with multiple arrests of that nature in the news in just the last few weeks. It is rare, however, for cannibalism to be part of the threats. A 30-year-old Rhode Island man did just that, […]

New Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Leading Democratic Field In Massachusetts

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is leading the Democratic field in the state of Massachusetts, according to new Emerson polling. Twenty-six percent of the surveyed Democrats in Massachusetts would vote for Sanders, 23 percent for Biden, and 14 percent support Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Trailing the trio are South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 11 percent […]

Michelle Carter’s Sentence Upheld By Massachusetts Supreme Court, Teen Will Serve Her Full Sentence

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has upheld the 15-month prison sentence of Michelle Carter — the woman who, as a teen, encouraged her friend Conrad Roy to commit suicide — NBC News is reporting. Carter had been convicted of manslaughter in August of 2017. The teen’s sentence had been on-hold while her appeals made their way […]

Former State Senator Brian Joyce Found Dead Ahead Of Corruption Trial

An investigation is underway to determine what circumstances may have been behind the death of former Massachusetts state Senator, whose passing this week comes shy of legal proceedings that could have resulted in his imprisonment for federal corruption crimes. Former nine-term Senator Brian A. Joyce’s death was reported by his wife, Mary, on Thursday, September […]

Massachusetts Residents Returning To Homes Following A Series Of Gas Explosions

After being forced out of their homes for two days, residents of Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, Massachusetts, were told they could return to their homes Sunday morning, but were warned not to turn their gas back on at this time. Governor Charlie Baker said homes throughout the areas impacted by the blasts were cleared […]

Man Killed By Shark On Cape Cod, First Fatal Attack In Massachusetts Since 1936

A young man was killed on Saturday after he was attacked by a shark while boogie boarding off a beach in Cape Cod. According to reports, this marked Massachusetts’ first recorded shark attack death since 1936. Not too many details were revealed about the unnamed victim, who was described by authorities as a 26-year-old male, […]

Saudi Students Who Died Saving American Children From Drowning Honored With Posthumous Degrees

Saudi students Jasser Al-Rakah and Theeb Al-Yami were awarded for their valor posthumously by the universities they attended for their part in attempting to rescue two young children from drowning in the Chicopee River in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. According to Arab News, both the University of Hartford (UHart) in Connecticut and the Western New England University […]

Ayanna Pressley Upsets Incumbent Michael Capuano In Massachusetts House Primary

In a result that completely changes the political reality in Massachusetts Ayanna Pressley defeated Michael Capuano, a 10-term representative, in the Democratic primary reports the New York Times. Pressley’s victory shows a vast change in the political climate with progressive candidates routinely upsetting more establishment candidates throughout the nation in democratic primaries. This win has […]

Chloe Wright Accused Of Road Rage Over Pro-Trump Bumper Sticker

A Massachusetts woman allegedly became so enraged at another driver sporting a pro-Trump bumper sticker on his car that she rammed her car into his. She then allegedly drove off, missing hitting the driver by inches. As WBZ-TV (Boston) reports, the victim, who asked not to be identified, said that the entire incident took place […]

Mega Millions Jackpot Expected To Climb To $500 Million After No Winners In Friday’s Drawing

Those dreaming of a life-changing lottery win had better set their sights on the upcoming Mega Millions jackpot, which is slated to reach an estimated $493 million according to CBS via Valley News Live – a whopping amount indeed. With no winner having come forward for Friday’s most recent drawing, the jackpot only increases even […]

Massachusetts Police Officer Shot And Killed In Stand Off

A Weymouth, Massachusetts, police officer and a local woman were shot and killed on Sunday after a suspect grabbed the officer’s gun and fired. According to the Boston Globe, officer Michael Chesna responded to a call regarding a man driving erratically near South Shore Hospital early Sunday morning. When they arrived on the scene, they […]

Democrats File Bill To Outlaw ‘Gay Panic’ Defense

According to The Advocate, Congressional Democrats have filed a bill to outlaw the use of the “gay panic” defense. The “gay panic” defense has previously been used in court to either acquit or give lighter sentences to assailants of LGBT people, because their identity caused the assailant to “panic” at the time. Introduced by Senator […]

Four Teens Killed In Horrific Car Crash In East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Four teens lost their lives in a horrific car crash which left the vehicle in tatters after flipping over and striking a tree in Massachusetts’ Plymouth County on Saturday, reports the Boston Herald. District Attorney Timothy Cruz said that the five people traveling in the car were all males and in their “high teens.” There […]

Alvin W. Wilson: Massachusetts School Van Driver Accused Of Raping Teen Passenger

A Massachusetts school van driver is accused of raping a teenage student while transporting her between school and her after-school therapy sessions, the Springfield Republican is reporting. Alvin W. Wilson, 24, has been charged with five counts of rape of a child by force. Until his arrest, he had been working with a transport company […]

Daylight Saving Time: Why Two States Want To Get Rid Of It, And Why There’s No S At The End Of ‘Saving’

Daylight Saving Time (not “Daylight Savings Time,” but more on that in a few paragraphs) comes up this time every year, and today the Inqusitr is here to tell you about two states that are thinking of ditching the decades-old program. As an added bonus, you’ll learn how and why you’ve been pronouncing it wrong […]

Is Dr. Seuss’ Mural Racist Or Just ‘Political Correctness’ Gone Insane’?

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, is perturbed and he is not alone after it was learned that a mural in the Dr. Suess Musuem is considered racist and it’s slated to be replaced, reports Fox News. The political correctness epidemic is doing away with some important historical artifacts in this nation, but it continues to […]

Melania Trump Fires Back With Dignity At Rejection Letter From Librarian

Melania Trump sent a school in Massachusetts a set of Dr. Seuss books, which many people consider a rite of passage in childhood reading. The books were not only sent back to Melania, but the librarian in charge of the school’s reading material also returned them with a letter addressed to the first lady that […]

Mavis Wanczyk’s $758.7M Powerball Win Puts Cop In Driveway: Past Winners Who Needed Police

Mavis Wanczyk is rich; she is a very rich woman today after being the sole winner of last week’s Powerball jackpot of $758.7 million. Her new reality includes police outside her home and patrolling her neighborhood. That is coupled with a sea of people rushing to the area after she came forward to identify herself […]

Mavis Fever: $758.7M Powerball Winner Tops Beyonce’s Wealth, Cops To Patrol House 24/7

The winner of the $758.7 Million Powerball jackpot is going to “relax,” which is one of the first things Mavis Wanczyk said yesterday as she stood in the Boston headquarters of the Massachusetts State Lottery. Mavis hails from Chicopee, where she purchased that winning Powerball jackpot. She’s 53-years-old and Mavis is best described as just […]

Lottery Mistake – Owner Of Watertown Store Says Goodbye To Powerball Jackpot Winning Ticket Money

The lottery got it wrong, the winning Powerball ticket wasn’t sold in Watertown, Massachusetts, as originally reported, it was sold on the other side of the state in Chicopee. People in Watertown were checking their tickets in great anticipation this morning, especially customers of the convenience store that was mistakenly listed as the place that […]

Amber Alert Toddler Rescued From Idling Car With Tail Pipe Plugged Allegedly By Mom

State troopers smashed a car window when they came across a woman and a child who appeared to be sleeping in an idling car. The mother and toddler were the subjects of an Amber Alert. The car was running, but the exhaust pipe was clogged with clothing and the windows were up, so either the […]

Michelle Carter, Massachusetts Teen Who Encouraged Her Friend To Commit Suicide, Sentenced To 15 Months

Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman who, as a teenager, encouraged her friend Conrad Roy to kill himself, has been sentenced to two and half years in prison, with only 15 months of that sentence being mandatory, the Boston Globe is reporting. In addition, Judge Lawrence Moniz sentenced Carter to five months probation, stating the other […]

Decomposed Body Found In Compartment On Coast Guard Boat Is Missing Massachusetts Man

The body of a Massachusetts man who went missing last year was discovered on board a Coast Guard boat that was decommissioned but on display for the public. The retired Coast Guard vessel is on dry land in Chatham, Massachusetts, and the body, which is believed to have been there since last year, was discovered […]

Great White Shark Boom Off Cape Cod Brings Concerns And Visions Of ‘Jaws’

Cape Cod is the summer vacation spot for people all over the world, but the waters off the Massachusetts coast are also becoming a vacation spot for a bigger species, the great white shark. It is not as if the great white sharks are trolling the waters of Cape Cod beaches looking for humans as […]

Malia Obama’s Alleged Stalker To Run For Mayor In Brockton, Massachusetts

It wasn’t a laughing matter for the teen daughter of former president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama when a grown man was allegedly infatuated with her and was showing up at her place of work. Malia Obama was just 18 and this 30-year-old man allegedly showed up at her internship asking her to […]

High-Speed Ferry Crashes Into Hyannis Jetty — Helicopter, Boats Rescue 55, With 15 Injured

The weekend started off with a bang for passengers on a Cape Cod high-speed ferry that left Nantucket and was headed for Hyannis, Massachuestts, on Friday night. At about 9:30 p.m., the ferry passengers had an abrupt ending to their journey when the Ferry Iyanough hit the jetty and was grounded on the rocks as […]

Black Widow Spider Bites Girl, 5, In Massachusetts — Parents Issue Warning

Black widow spiders have a flesh-eating venom and they are found all over North America, but they are rarely seen because they don’t go after people unless they are disturbed somehow. A Massachusetts girl didn’t even know she’d been bitten by a black widow spider, she didn’t feel a thing. The parents of little 5-year-old […]

Michelle Carter Trial Update: Prosecution, Defense Spar Over Teen’s Role In Conrad Roy’s III Suicide

Michelle Carter began her first day of a manslaughter trial early Monday in the suicide texting death of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, three years ago. The Massachusetts woman, who was 17 at the time of Roy’s suicide is at the center of opposing views: the prosecution says Michelle “encouraged” Conrad to kill himself while […]

Duke University Student, Michael Doherty, Found In Woods Died From Hypothermia, Police Say

Just weeks after the body of a 20-year-old Duke University student, Michael Doherty, was found in a wooded area near his home in Franklin, Massachusetts, authorities revealed that his death was ruled an accident. ABC 11 reports that when Doherty returned to his home for summer break after completing his sophomore year, he went to […]