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Who’s to Blame When a Violent Offender Gets Bailed Out?

When Shawn McClinton was released from jail in July, according to police, the twice-convicted rapist didn’t waste much time before he struck again. Awaiting trial […]

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Maura Healey Is Suing the Trump Administration Over the “Cruel, Abrupt, and Unlawful” Student Visa Rule

Update, 7/14 3:45 p.m.: Just a day after Healey’s office filed suit, the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it has withdrawn the controversial […]

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Massachusetts Considers Banning B-Word, Ruining Lizzo Concerts

If you’re a boss bitch, bad bitch, or 100 percent that bitch according to your DNA test, if you love screaming out the lyrics to […]

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Under “Conrad’s Law,” Coercing Someone into Suicide Would Be Illegal in Massachusetts

As Michelle Carter appeals her manslaughter conviction for convincing Conrad Roy to commit suicide to the Supreme Court, Roy’s family is filing legislation to memorialize […]

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New Red Flag Law Has Taken Guns From Six People in Massachusetts

Firearms have been confiscated from six people in Massachusetts in the six months the state’s new “red flag” law has been in effect, newly released trial court […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Expected to Sign “Red Flag” Bill into Law

It’s been nearly five months since a gunman murdered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It’s been nearly five months […]

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A Black Homeless Man Is Suing Burger King for Racial Discrimination

A homeless black man in Boston who was wrongfully accused of and arrested for using fake cash at a downtown Burger King is suing the […]

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Good News in Massachusetts for Fans of Stun Guns

The pro-stun gun community was awarded a big victory this week, as Massachusetts’ highest court ruled against a law banning the weapons and cleared the way […]

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Recreational Marijuana Applications Open in Massachusetts

Legal pot is getting a step closer to reality in Massachusetts on Monday. At noon, the state’s portal for recreational marijuana licenses will go live, […]

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Michelle Carter Texting Case Appeal Will Go to Supreme Judicial Court

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court will consider the case of Michelle Carter, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after urging her boyfriend to kill […]

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Providence Issued More Than 12,000 Speeding Tickets in 33 Days

Don’t try to rush your way through Providence—it won’t end well. The Rhode Island capital issued more than 12,000 speeding tickets in just 33 days spanning […]

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Massachusetts Cannabis Commission Agrees to Delay Some Aspects of Recreational Pot Launch

The Cannabis Control Commission has voted to reduce the July roll-out of recreational marijuana and move back the timeline for home delivery services and so-called […]

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Massachusetts Joins Northeastern States in Gun Safety Coalition

If someone is banned from buying a gun in Massachusetts, officials in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island will all know about it. […]

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Maine Dairy Company Settles Lawsuit over Oxford Comma

It turns out the Oxford comma is a very expensive punctuation mark. Oakhurst Dairy settled a lawsuit with its grammarian delivery drivers for $5 million, […]

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Marty Walsh to Explore Lawsuit against Pharmaceutical Companies

Hospitals, police stations, and T stops have all been part of Boston’s efforts in the ongoing battle against the opioid crisis. But now, Mayor Marty Walsh […]