Tag: Massachusetts

Firefighter dies saving comrades from house fire the morning before his family’s Disney vacation

Just hours before a planned family vacation to Disney World, a veteran firefighter was killed early Wednesday when his ladder crew got trapped while searching for residents in a four-alarm fire, authorities in Worcester, Massachusetts, said. Lt. Jason Menard, 39, was among the firefighters who responded to calls of a fire on the second floor […]

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Where Does Deval Patrick Stand on the Issues?

Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts is considering an 11th-hour entry into the 2020 Democratic primary. Here’s a look at his background and where he stands on some of the major issues in the race. Growing up on Chicago’s South Side Mr. Patrick, 63, grew up in the 1950s and ’60s on Chicago’s South Side, […]

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Deval Patrick Tells Democrats He Will Run in 2020 Presidential Race

NEW ORLEANS — Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts told senior Democrats Wednesday that he will enter the presidential race, according to two party officials, reversing his decision last year to forgo a run and adding yet more volatility to an unusually fluid Democratic primary. Mr. Patrick was calling a list of Democrats to inform […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings worker dead, 10 hospitalized after chemical incident

BURLINGTON, Mass. – A Massachusetts Buffalo Wild Wings worker died and nearly a dozen people were hospitalized after they were exposed to a chemical inside the restaurant Thursday evening. Firefighters arrived around 5:30 p.m. and found the worker complaining of nausea, likely from inhaling fumes in the kitchen area. The incident prompted a Tier 1 […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Worker Dies and 10 Go to Hospital After Chemical Incident

One Buffalo Wild Wings employee died and 10 workers and patrons were sickened after being exposed to a cleaning agent at a Massachusetts location on Thursday evening, the authorities said. The fire department in Burlington, about 12 miles northwest of Boston, responded to calls at the restaurant and found a man outside being treated by […]

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A man in Massachusetts has won $1 million in the lottery for the second time

For many, winning a big lottery jackpot is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But it looks like lightning has struck twice for Rolf Rhodes. The Massachusetts State Lottery said on Wednesday that he just won a million bucks in its “$4,000,000 Instant Jackpot” game. Rolf Rhodes celebrates his second big pay day, courtesy of the Massachusetts State Lottery.Credit: Massachusetts […]

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Breath Tests Aim to Stop Drunk Driving. Can We Trust the Results?

Episode 18: ‘Guilty by Machine’ Producer/Director: Singeli Agnew More than 1 million people a year are arrested for drunk driving and most are asked to blow into a breath test machine to see how impaired they might be. The devices, among the most widely used forensic tools in law enforcement, generate numbers that can all […]

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Girlfriend charged in college student’s death after repeatedly telling him to kill himself, prosecutors say

The girlfriend of a Boston College student who died by suicide in May repeatedly texted him to do so during their relationship, Massachusetts prosecutors said in announcing involuntary manslaughter charges against her. Alexander Urtula and Inyoung You attended Boston College.Full credit: Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office Inyoung You, 21, tracked Alexander Urtula’s location on May […]

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Missing From Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Surge: Democratic Endorsements

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren has built her following in part by taking pictures with thousands of voters deep into evening after campaign events, but her dinner audience here one night last month was far smaller. And Ms. Warren’s guests were more interested in hearing, and politely challenging, her campaign pitch than eagerly capturing the […]

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Elizabeth Warren Reportedly ‘Courting’ Andrew Gillum as Possible VP Pick

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); former Fla. gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew GillumPhoto: Scott Eisen (Getty), Joe Skipper (Getty) Could a Warren-Gillum ticket be in the works? An election 2020 ticket featuring Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Gillum, the Democratic former mayor of Tallahassee, Fla., who came thisclose to being the Sunshine State’s […]

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‘Still Gotta Pay Me’: Antonio Brown Wants Back In the NFL, Despite Accusations of Rape and Sexual Misconduct

Antonio Brown, warming up for the New England Patriots before a Sept. 15, 2019, gamePhoto: Michael Reaves (Getty) Saying “they still gotta pay me,” Antonio Brown, the wide receiver cut from the New England Patriots amid explosive accusations of rape and sexual misconduct, wants the Patriots to let him back on the team. As the […]

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Massachusetts Orders 4-Month Ban on Sale of All Vaping Products

Massachusetts on Tuesday went further than any other state in trying to keep e-cigarettes out of consumers’ hands, with its governor declaring a public health emergency and ordering a four-month prohibition on the sale of all vaping products. Hours later, Juul Labs, the e-cigarette company that has become synonymous with vaping, said that it had […]

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Does Elizabeth Warren Have a Critical Vulnerability?

ORLEANS, Mass. — I have voted two times for Elizabeth Warren to represent Massachusetts in the Senate. I would certainly vote for her for president over Donald Trump. But as the Democratic primary unfolds and she extends a steady rise in the polls, I keep coming back to a political vulnerability of which many followers […]

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A State Wrestles With Its Imagery: A Sword Looming Over a Native American

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When former State Representative Byron Rushing first looked closely at the Massachusetts state seal, he could not believe his eyes. Created in the 19th century, the official seal, which appears on the state flag, depicts a colonist’s arm brandishing a sword above the image of a Native American. It includes a Latin […]

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Hurricane Dorian Rakes the Carolinas and Barrels Northeast: Live Updates

The latest updates: Video The Carolina coast is being hit by heavy rain and strong winds from the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian on Thursday, while rescue efforts continue in the Bahamas.CreditCreditEric Thayer for The New York Times Dorian lashed the Carolinas, causing power losses and flooding. Hurricane Dorian pounded much of the Carolina coast […]

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A Kennedy-Markey Primary? Massachusetts Is Jolted

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Sitting on a plastic chair in a high school music room, far from the marble corridors of Washington he has prowled for nearly 43 years as a congressman and senator, Edward J. Markey was clearly not looking to pick a fight with the Kennedy family. At least not yet. Mr. Markey praised […]

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Seth Moulton Ends 2020 Presidential Campaign With a Warning

Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts is dropping out of the presidential race, ending a candidacy that emphasized Mr. Moulton’s centrist politics and military service but gained no traction with Democratic primary voters. Mr. Moulton, 40, said in an interview that he had no immediate plans to endorse another candidate, but he warmly praised former Vice […]

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Joseph Kennedy III Said to Be Eying Edward Markey’s Massachusetts Senate Seat

WASHINGTON — Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III of Massachusetts is considering a primary challenge next year against Senator Edward J. Markey, according to a senior Democratic official. Such a race could substantially alter the state’s political landscape and has the potential to elevate a fourth member of a Democratic dynasty to the Senate. Mr. Kennedy, […]

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Old Town Road Is Real, and People Keep Stealing the Street Signs

Old Town Road is a real place. You could probably take a horse there, if you wanted to — except that these days, it might be a little harder to find. A quiet residential street in Wellesley, Mass., was called Old Town Road long before the country-trap song by Lil Nas X became a sensation. […]

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