• abortion rights Oct 3

    Ayanna Pressley, Maura Healey Attend Abortion Rights Rally in Boston

    Attorney General Maura Healey said she is deeply concerned about what’s happening in Texas and other state, despite the fact that Massachusetts has done a lot to protect abortion rights.

  • I-93 Sep 30

    Ex-Mass. State Trooper Charged With Kicking Driver's Head During 2019 Traffic Stop

    A former Massachusetts State Police trooper is facing a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly kicking a handcuffed man in the head during a traffic stop on Interstate 93 in Boston in 2019, officials said Thursday. Paul Conneely was indicted by a grand jury in Suffolk County Thursday and will be in court to face…

  • T-Mobile Sep 14

    Massachusetts AG Launches Investigation Into T-Mobile Data Breach

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday that her office has launched an investigation into the T-Mobile data breach to determine if the company had proper safeguards in place to protect consumer and mobile device information. T-Mobile disclosed last month that the names, Social Security numbers and information from driver’s licenses or other identification of just over 40 million people...

  • Massachusetts Sep 6

    Mass. Governor's Race: Harvard Prof. Allen Outraised Rivals in August

    Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz raised $35,849 in August toward her bid to be governor of Massachusetts, while former Sen. Ben Downing hauled in $23,600 over the month from mostly small-dollar donors, according to his campaign. The totals put both Democrats behind the pace set by Harvard professor Danielle Allen, who previously announced she had raised over $100,000 for the month. Chang-Diaz’s…

  • revere Sep 3

    Revere Woman Indicted in Day Spa Sex Trafficking Operation

    A Revere woman has been indicted for allegedly operating a day spa in the city as a front for a human sex trafficking operation. Two of her employees, both men who live in Massachusetts, are facing sexual assault charges. Geralda De Matos Garland, 57, is accused of using Crystal’s Day Spa in Revere as a human trafficking front, Attorney General…

  • Texas Sep 1

    ‘An Unconstitutional Attack': Local Lawmakers React to Texas Abortion Ban

    New England’s mostly-Democratic legislative delegation reacted Wednesday to the news that a Texas law banning most abortions in the state had taken effect after the Supreme Court failed to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. “Let’s be clear about what just happened in Texas,” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said. “The second-largest state in America...

  • Massachusetts Aug 27

    Owner of Closed Clothing Store Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

    The former owner of a high-end footwear and clothing store in Boston accused of discriminating against a Black man, a woman of Middle Eastern descent and other customers has been permanently barred from operating a retail business in the state and ordered to pay $220,000 under an agreement with the attorney general’s office announced Friday. The consent judgment settles a…

  • coronavirus Aug 24

    Judge to Consider Motion to Dismiss Holyoke Soldiers' Home Officials Tuesday

    A Hampden Superior Court judge will hold a hearing Tuesday to consider a motion to dismiss two former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home officials in the criminal case brought against them by Attorney General Maura Healey. In September 2020, Healey charged former superintendent Bennett Walsh and former medical director David Clinton with criminal neglect charges over their alleged role in the March…

  • Holyoke Soldiers Home Aug 24

    Judge to Consider Motion to Dismiss Holyoke Soldiers' Home Officials Tuesday

    A Hampden Superior Court judge will hold a hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Springfield to consider a motion to dismiss that defendants filed in the criminal case Attorney General Maura Healey brought against two former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home officials.

  • coronavirus Aug 23

    AG Describes Baker Vaccination Mandate As ‘Absolutely Legal'

    With hers among the state offices requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Monday that Republican Gov. Charlie Baker was right to impose a vaccine mandate for executive branch employees and believes the step is “absolutely legal.” “For me, what is comes down to is making sure as a state we’re doing everything...

  • Dennis White Aug 13

    AG Healey Sues BPD for Failure to Provide Internal Affairs Records to NBC10 Boston

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing the Boston Police Department for their failure to provide the internal affairs records of former Commissioner Dennis White. The rare legal action comes after the NBC10 Investigators submitted a public records request for the files back in March, shortly after White was placed on leave amid previous domestic violence allegations. White was later…

  • Grubhub Jul 29

    Massachusetts Sues Grubhub Over Fees Charged During Pandemic

    Online food delivery platform Grubhub charged some Massachusetts restaurants illegally high fees during the coronavirus pandemic, the state attorney general’s office alleged in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The suit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, seeks refunds for those restaurants as well as civil penalties, the office said in a statement. According to the suit, Grubhub violated legislation that prohibited...

  • Maura Healey Jul 16

    Healey Decision on Run for Governor Might Not Come Until Fall

    Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday forecast a decision on her political future this fall as the two-term Democrat weighs a possible run for governor in 2022 that would see her join a field that already includes three candidates. “I’m thinking about that right now. I’m going to take the summer to think about that. Obviously my term is...

  • Charlie Baker Jul 13

    Will Baker Run Again? Field of Potential Candidates Awaits Decision, But He's in No Rush

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is in no rush to announce his plans for a third term. UMass Dartmouth’s Shannon Jenkins is not surprised. “For him, it makes no sense to commit early,” Jenkins said. “His popularity ratings are quite high.” Jenkins says the two-term incumbent would enter the race as the clear front-runner. “So that’s why the big names...

  • TWIB Jul 8

    Analyzing Purdue Pharma's New Settlement

    Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe talks about the Purdue Pharma settlement , the Vaxmillions giveaway and what you might call a “hole-y” war raging in your closet.

  • opioid crisis Jul 15

    Healey Hails $4.3B Settlement With Purdue Pharma

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday that, with the resolution of her lawsuit against members of the Sackler family and their company, Purdue Pharma, she will make public tens of millions of documents related to their role in the opioid crisis, and require a payment of more than $4.3 billion over the next nine years. Purdue Pharma will also…

  • Charlie Baker Jul 7

    Gov. Baker Says He'll Make Decision ‘Soon' on Whether to Seek Third Term

    Charlie Baker said Wednesday that he still isn’t quite ready to say whether he plans to seek re-election to a third term as Massachusetts governor. “That is something the lieutenant governor and I have been talking about with our families, and we’ll certainly make a decision about that soon,” he said following an event in Springfield to kick off...

  • Charlie Baker May 26

    Will Baker Seek a Third Term as Mass. Governor?

    With Democrats and Republicans alike eagerly awaiting his decision on a third term, Gov. Charlie Baker will travel Tuesday to Nashville for meetings hosted by the Republican Governors Association, a group that in his past two campaigns has been hugely supportive. Baker has stressed for months that his focus is on guiding Massachusetts through the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the…

  • Mikayla Miller May 21

    Mikayla Miller Investigation: Demonstrators Call for DA's Resignation at Rally

    Activists rallied in Lowell, Massachusetts, Friday afternoon to call for Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan to step down over her investigation into the death of Hopkinton teen Mikayla Miller. Mikayla, a 16-year-old from Hopkinton, was found dead in a wooded area on April 18. The day before, she’d been hit in a fight with a group of teenagers including her…

  • Mikayla Miller May 20

    Gov. Baker Weighs in on Independent Investigation Into Mikayla Miller's Death

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker weighed in for the first time Thursday on the investigation into the death of Hopkinton teen Mikayla Miller. Mikayla died from asphyxia by hanging, according to a death certificate filed by the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, obtained Tuesday. The 16-year-old was found suspended from a tree near a town path on the morning…

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