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2 Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries ordered to shut down over use of pesticides
A medical marijuana company with dispensaries in Plymouth and Mashpee was ordered to temporarily shut down by the Department of Public Health. The DPH said Triple M was using pesticides at its Plymouth cultivation facility. The use of any pesticides in medical marijuana is prohibited by both the Dep
First MBTA Orange Line cars of new generation made in Massachusetts
The first locally manufactured cars for a new generation of Orange Line trains will be rolled out of a new Massachusetts factory in a ceremony Tuesday. The new cars are manufactured by China Railroad Rolling Stock Corp., and previous cars had to be transported to Boston by container ship from Shangh
2 Massachusetts people arrested on drug trafficking charges
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested two Massachusetts people for Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin/Fentanyl on Thursday. MDEA Commander Scott J. Pelletier said agents from the Cumberland District Task Force arranged the delivery of fentanyl and heroin from Luis Ortiz of Lowell Massachusetts. O
Massachusetts woman arrested on Indiana Toll Road in St. Joseph County
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.—A Massachusetts woman was jailed on drug charges following a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road on December 17. Indiana State Trooper Tim McCormick stopped a white Mercedes around 11 a.m. on Monday for a moving violation near mile marker 75.6 in the eastbound lane on the I
Is the mall dead? In Massachusetts, it’s survival of the fittest as shopping centers evolve
There are dozens of malls in Massachusetts -- but not all are made equal. As some malls in the state have expanded and thrived, others serve as an echo of decades past. As shopping meets a new era of consumerism defined by e-commerce and digital trends, experts say malls need to adapt to the ever-ch
Homelessness growing at faster rate in Massachusetts than any other state
Massachusetts has one of the lowest rates of homelessness in the nation, but a new federal report shows the problem is growing at a rapid pace. The 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, completed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, shows that homelessness in Massac
First pair of next-generation Orange Line cars completed in Massachusetts
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (WHDH) - The first pair of next-generation Orange Line cars have been completed in Massachusetts, marking a significant milestone in the delivery of new subway cars to the MBTA, officials announced.
The Top Five Most Hilariously Awful Massachusetts Based Rap Videos On YouTube
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Homelessness in Massachusetts at highest level in five years amid housing crunch
The number of homeless people in Massachusetts increased 14 percent from 2017 to 2018, to 20,068—its highest level since 2013, according to a recent federal report. That rise was well ahead of the overall national increase of 0.3 percent, and due largely to a familiar trend in Massachusetts, particu
A Vision for the Future of Transportation in Massachusetts
On Dec. 14, the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth released its two-part report on transportation needs and challenges facing the Commonwealth between 2020 and 2040. The commission was established by executive order in January to provide recommendations to the Baker-Polit
Massachusetts man accused of brutal killing involving fireplace poker: report
A Massachusetts man has been accused of fatally stabbing another man last week with a "long fireplace poker" after a struggle that was heard by witnesses that ended with the words, "You stabbed me," a report said.
Man In Vernon Park Blames Jar Of Pot On Massachusetts: Report
VERNON, CT — A man who was caught with a mason jar full of pot at Vernon's Henry Park essentially blamed it on Massaschusetts, police said in a report released on Tuesday. Roberto Santiago-Pena, 20, of Holyoke, MA, was arrested last Thursday at the park, according to a report. An officer on patrol a
Report: Early flu cases in Massachusetts has doubled
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Massachusetts has seen more than twice as many flu cases this year as last, and it's early in the season. According to the state's weekly flu report, there had been 197 confirmed influenza "Type A" cases by this point last year.
110 Grill Continues Expansion with Newest Location Opening in Holyoke, Massachusetts
110 Grill Restaurant Group, New England’s fastest growing restaurant group, will expand yet again, opening the doors to its 17th location in the largest metropolitan area of western Massachusetts on Wednesday.
AmeriCann Provides Update on its Massachusetts Development and the Launch of Adult-Use Sales in the Commonwealth
Massachusetts Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries Sold Over $7 Million In First 3 Weeks AmeriCann is expected to benefit from the emergence of the first adult-use market in the Eastern United States.
Massachusetts residents busted in South Portland on heroin, fentanyl charges
Two Massachusetts residents were arrested on charges of aggravated trafficking in heroin and fentanyl in South Portland, authorities said Saturday. The drugs have an estimated street value of in $34,080,
Massachusetts joins 9-state pact to explore cap-and-trade program for vehicle emissions
BOSTON -- Massachusetts on Tuesday joined eight other Northeast states and the District of Columbia in pledging to develop a framework for reducing regional emissions from the transportation sector.
Two more recreational marijuana dispensaries are opening in Massachusetts this week
As promised, the options for recreational marijuana customers in Massachusetts are quickly growing. The state’s four and fifth adult-use dispensaries are planning to open later this week, after receiving commence operations notices Monday afternoon from the Cannabis Control Commission. The notices a
Jay Ash, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s economic development chief, is leaving administration
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s economic development chief, Jay Ash, is leaving the administration as Team Baker gears up for a second four-year term. In nearly four years on the job, Ash was a key figure in the administration and one of its public faces in cities and towns across the state, ofte
It’s official: Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission siting headquarters in Worcester
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is coming to Worcester in mid-2019. The five-member commission, which oversees the nascent marijuana industry, on Monday authorized its executive director to sign the lease for its permanent headquarters in Union Station.