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Mass. State Troopers' Union Sues Over Vaccine Mandate

A union representing Massachusetts state troopers is challenging Gov. Charlie Baker's vaccine mandate. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Suffolk Superior Court, the State Police Association of Massachusetts asked a judge to put the mandate on hold. Baker's order requires state employees under the governor's control, including state troopers, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or claim a medical or religious exemption by Oct. 17.
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Rats! Melrose residents fed up with infestation issue

MELROSE, MASS. (WHDH) - Melrose residents say they are fed up with rodents running wild in their neighborhood and city officials are set to hold a meeting Monday night to address the infestation issue. A rat crawling up the side of Maria Berardi’s grill triggered her doorbell camera to start...
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Massachusetts Parents Demand Remote Learning Option Amid Delta Spike

Despite receiving at least one call from a truancy officer, Treasure Houston said Monday she is "standing her ground," refusing to send her three children, including one with chronic asthma, back to school in Boston. Priyanka Rajoria made a similar choice for her second-grader, opting for home-schooling rather than sending...
Boston Globe

What 3 maps show about Boston’s mayoral preliminary election

The mayoral preliminary is behind us, but how the city voted can tell us a lot about the candidates and the most likely outcome in November. Did you know you can learn a lot about a place from its polling maps?. On Sept. 14, Boston voters narrowed the field to...
Woonsocket Call

Woonsocket's Briggs back in his element

WOONSOCKET — It’s a recent Friday morning and George Briggs is enjoying life. The reason? He’s in his element, albeit with a different clientele. A group of senior citizens – a mix of men and women – have come to World War II Veterans Park as part of the city’s three-days-per-week walking club. It’s a development that caused Briggs to don the same coaching hat he proudly wore during his 46 seasons in charge of the Woonsocket High cross-country and track programs.

‘Afraid To Go Outside’: Melrose Residents Demand City Take Action Against Rats

MELROSE (CBS) – Forever we’ve known them as just pests, but rats are becoming a greater nuisance in several Greater Boston cities and towns. Security footage shows the rodents crawling around a Melrose back porch. “We’re not living, we are existing here. We can’t even use our yards. At nighttime people are afraid to even go outside,” one woman said. The problem prompted a unanimous vote to require lids on all trash bins in the city. Residents have started documenting their findings. “Certainly after COVID, the rat tendencies have changed where they used to be focused in the city area but now they...
Boston Globe

Angelina Camacho calls for recount in District 7 city council race

"Given such a small margin, we owe it to our supporters, friends, and the community to make sure that every ballot is counted and every voice has been heard." Though Tania Anderson was the clear first place winner of Tuesday’s preliminary for Boston’s District 7 City Council seat, Angelina Camacho is calling for a recount to decide the second spot after narrowly losing to Roy Owens Sr. The November race will decide who takes now-Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s seat on the council.

Baker: Janey can’t just withdraw harbor plan

ACTING BOSTON Mayor Kim Janey said late last month that she was withdrawing the city’s downtown municipal harbor plan, but Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday said a plan cannot technically be withdrawn – it has to be replaced with something. “Procedurally you can’t really just withdraw a plan. You have...

HFAC Members Hope to Learn about Massport’s North Airfield Development, Adjacent to Hartwell Road ~ Tuesday, September 21 at 7 pm

Members of the Hanscom Field Advisory Commission hope to learn more about the Massachusetts Port Authority’s development plans for the so-called North Airfield at its virtual meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. The link can be found through the Town of Lincoln website. Massport late last month issued a request...

Melrose addresses rat infestation with stricter trash measures

MELROSE, Mass. — The Melrose City Council voted in favor of stricter trash disposal measures to address the surge in rat sightings across the community. The modified trash ordinance includes requiring that all trash outside be placed in containers with tight-fitting lids. It applies to any trash can left outside whether it’s on the curb or not.
Lowell Sun

Voting on tap today in Lowell preliminary election

LOWELL — Today is the preliminary municipal election for four City Council districts under the city’s new election system. Voters from Districts 2, 3, 4 and 7 will head to five polling locations around the city to cast their votes and narrow down the field of 13 candidates. Only the top two candidates from each district will advance to the Nov. 2 general election.
Sun Chronicle

More crossing guards needed in Attleboro

ATTLEBORO — Mayor Paul Heroux has put out a plea for more school crossing guards. “I am hoping that some people are willing to step up and help improve safety for children who are walking home from school,” he said in a press release Monday. The mayor went on to...
Sun Chronicle

Residents want Eagle Pond, dam in Wrentham preserved

WRENTHAM — Beautiful, winged creatures visit Eagle Pond, and so do fishermen. It’s a scenic, 8-acre respite off Franklin Street (Route 140) adjacent to popular Lake Pearl, but neighbors worry about its future. The Eagle Dam that created the pond is being considered for possible removal, which would drain the...
Sun Chronicle

Meet the candidates for Attleboro mayor

ATTLEBORO -- Three candidates are vying for votes in Tuesday's preliminary election for mayor. Mayor Paul Heroux is seeking re-election against challengers Todd McGhee and Jim Poore. The candidates with the two highest vote totals in Tuesday's preliminary will advance to November's general election. Candidates were invited to submit biographical...
Boston Herald

King Boston donates $1 million to Twelfth Baptist Church

Gov. Charlie Baker joined Boston’s Black leaders to celebrate a $1 million gift from the nonprofit King Boston to Twelfth Baptist Church, where he again plugged his plan to spend billions in federal coronavirus relief dollars. “This initiative, symbolically important, but substantively so much more, has the potential to not...