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Almost 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts have tested positive for COVID-19

Nearly 4,000 fully vaccinated people in Massachusetts have tested positive for COVID-19, according to data this month from the state...
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Bryan Cranston, Annette Bening Set to Star in Paramount+ Comedy

Movie and TV streaming service Paramount+ announced its upcoming comedy feature Jerry and Marge Go Large will star Bryan Cranston (The One and Only Ivan) and Annette Bening (Hope Gap), according to Deadline. Jerry and Marge Go Large is based on a true story where a retired Michigan couple finds a loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and wins $27 million. The couple then helps revive their small town. The film is scheduled to start production in July. RELATED: Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Teaser ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Massachusetts, Showtime, Jon Hamm, Streaming, Michigan, Nile, Bill Nighy, Paramount, Bryan Cranston, Cranston, Francis Ford Coppola, Ivan, Jerry, Walter White


Worcester Man Charged With ID Theft to Buy Luxury Car

A Massachusetts man is suspected of stealing the identities of two people in an attempt to buy an $83,000 car.
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Bryan Cranston And Annette Bening Star In Paramount+ Original ‘Jerry And Marge Go Large’

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Tags: Massachusetts, Georgia, Cbs, Michigan, Emmy, Paramount, Bryan Cranston, Marge, David Frankel, Gil Netter, Annette Bening, Brad Copeland, Jerry Selbee, Jerry And Marge Go Large, Kevin Halloran Jerry And Marge Go Large


Music Venue Operator Accused of Wage Law Violations

Two western Massachusetts entertainment companies and their owner have been told to pay more than $100,000 in restitution and penalties over allegations that they violated state wage laws.
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Lost Hard Hat Found in Portugal in Time for Father's Day

A Massachusetts man says he received an unexpected gift for Father's Day found on the shores of a Portuguese island.
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Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?

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United States: Massachusetts Communities Think Globally, Act Locally On Climate Change - Holland & Knight

Increasingly, Massachusetts cities and towns are pushing the envelope on their local Home Rule authority to adopt climate change ordinances and bylaws
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Senior Living: Is your living room the future of hospital care?

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Major hospital systems are betting big money that the future of hospital care looks a lot like the inside of patients’ homes. Hospital-level care at home — some of it provided over the internet — is poised to grow after more than a decade as a niche offering, boosted both by medical facilities eager to ease overcrowding during the coronavirus pandemic and growing interest by insurers who want to slow health care spending. But challenges remain, such as decidi...
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Massachusetts rep calls 21 Republicans 'cowards' for voting against honoring law enforcement working during the Capitol riot

Protesters broke into Capitol Building on January 06, 2021. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern called some of his GOP colleagues "cowards" in an interview with WBZ-TV. 21 House Republicans voted against honoring law enforcement who worked during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. "There's something that's terribly wrong with the Republican party," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern on Sunday ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Gop, House, Republican Party, Capitol Police, Trump, WBZ TV, McGovern, Capitol Building, McNamee Getty


Truck Driver Charged With Sideswiping State Trooper

A tractor-trailer operator accused of driving away after sideswiping a Massachusetts state trooper is in custody.
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How friendly is California to families?

”Survey says” looks at various rankings and scorecards of geographic locations, noting that these grades are best seen as a mix of art and data. Buzz: California cities did fairly well in a recent ranking of family-friendly places to live, including two of the top three — Fremont and Irvine. But the statewide grade overall was just average. Source: WalletHub analyzed 48 economic and demographic factors to create relative scores for 182 cities in five key criteria — family fun, health and safety,...
Tags: Business, Florida, Texas, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, California, Housing, Washington, Massachusetts, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer


Cyber espionage by Chinese hackers in neighbouring nations is on the rise

A string of cyber espionage campaigns dating all the way back to 2014 and focused on gathering military intelligence from neighbouring countries have been linked to a Chinese military-intelligence apparatus. In a wide-ranging report published by Massachusetts-headquartered Recorded Future this week, the cybersecurity firm's Insikt Group said it identified ties between a group it tracks as " [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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Massachusetts Marks 1st Celebration of Juneteenth Holiday

Some of Massachusetts top political leaders gathered with activists and local residents Friday to celebrate the country’s newest federal holiday, Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery.
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Firefighter Alleges He Was Subjected to Racial Slurs

A veteran Massachusetts firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the city of Newton alleging that he has been subjected to racist language on the job and has experienced a hostile work environment.
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A gay couple faced harassment for 5 years. Handwriting analysis led to a suspect: A neighbor.

During more than five years of harassment, about 30 pieces of mail with homophobic names on them were sent to the couple's home in Massachusetts.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Kurt Lash on Reconstruction (2): Is the Fifteenth Amendment an Embarrassment?

For the Symposium on Kurt Lash, The Reconstruction Amendments: The Essential Documents (University of Chicago Press, 2021)(2 vols.).  Having offered very general remarks about Kurt Lash’s valuable collection of materials on the gestation of the Reconstruction Amendments, let me now turn to the specific history of the Fifteenth Amendment that he has now made available to us.  Is it, in its own way, an embarrassment for the contemporary lawyer or constitutional theorist, especially if she ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Massachusetts, United States, House, Lincoln, Republican Party, Branding, Ku Klux Klan, Bush, Democratic Party, Scott, Abraham Lincoln, Kurt


‘Never Have I Ever’ Season 2 Trailer: Devi Juggles Two Boyfriends in the Hit Netflix Comedy

Rarely have we ever been as excited for the return of a Netflix coming-of-age comedy, because Never Have I Ever was a step above the rest of the streamer’s deluge of teen-centric shows. Moving, surprisingly poignant, and very, very funny, Never Have I Ever is easily producer Mindy Kaling‘s best TV series yet. And it’s back for its second season, this time following high school nerd Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) as she’s caught in a love triangle between two boys. Her genius solution? Date both o...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Massachusetts, Teen, Netflix, John McEnroe, Mindy Kaling, Ben, Paxton, Devi, TV Trailer, Poorna Jagannathan, Ramona Young, Never Have I Ever, Devi Vishwakumar Maitreyi Ramakrishnan


Researchers explore how the elderly use smart speakers at home

Researchers from Bentley University, in partnership with Waltham Council on Aging in Massachusetts, and as part of a study funded by the National Science Foundation, have been exploring how the elderly use smart speakers at home.
Tags: Health, Massachusetts, National Science Foundation, Bentley University, Waltham Council


Kurt Lash on Reconstruction (1): Defining the topic, setting the canon

For the Symposium on Kurt Lash, The Reconstruction Amendments: The Essential Documents (University of Chicago Press, 2021)(2 vols.). What follows is a two-part review of Kurt Lash’s truly important collection of materials on “the Reconstruction Amendments” just published by the University of Chicago Press.  Both Lash and the Press have performed a genuine service to anyone interested in American constitutional history by bringing out these handsomely produced two volumes.  They will be a...
Tags: Europe, New York, Maryland, Supreme Court, Mexico, Kentucky, Boston, Virginia, Massachusetts, Court, Georgia, Canada, Pennsylvania, United States, New York Times, Connecticut


Town Officials Propose Paying Reparations With Surplus Funds

Officials in a western Massachusetts town are weighing a plan for a new fund to pay reparations to Black residents.
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Gambling Revenues Continue to Rise at Massachusetts' Casinos

Massachusetts’ casino industry continues to rebound after being shut down during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.
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ELISHA HOUGHTON HAD A GUN....AND THEN HE DIDN'T.

  ((Today is the 246th Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Several of my ancestors took part in the battles, including my 5x great grandfather Elisha Houghton. I first posted this on 21 August, 2012:))  I mentioned my ancestor Elisha Houghton the other day andthat he was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. I found thisstory about him in History of the Town of Harvard, Massachusetts 1732-1893 by Henry Steadman Nourse (p323): "Coliney of the Massachusetts Bay. To the Honnorabel Gener...
Tags: Massachusetts, Cambridge, Houghton, Genealogy, Family History, Watertown, Bill West, Petitioner, Bunker Hill, Elisha, Charlston, Harvard Massachusetts, Revolutionary War, Houghton Family, Elisha Houghton, Jacob Davis


Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?

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State GOP Chair Battling Party Members Over Anti-Gay Email

Massachusetts GOP Party Chair Jim Lyons has found himself in a scorched political battle with members of his own party, including Gov. Charlie Baker.
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Interview: Tobin Bell Talks Personal Connection to A Father’s Legacy

A Father’s Legacy is out today in theaters and stars Tobin Bell and Jason Mac, who also directed and wrote the film’s script. The story revolves around a wanted criminal that winds up coming across a hermit in the woods. Acting as a father figure, the old man helps turn the life around of Mac’s character, but things aren’t so simple for a man on the run. “An inspirational story of family, loyalty, and redemption,” says the official synopsis. “After years of searching for his father, a young man...
Tags: New York, Movies, Mac, Interview, Massachusetts, Chris Rock, Jason, South Carolina, NICK, Hudson, Billy, Tobin Bell, Hudson River, Sumter South Carolina, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Movie News


Governor Unveils Plan to Spend $2.8B in Federal Relief Funds

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has announced his plan to spend nearly $3 billion in federal pandemic-relief funds to support homeownership, economic development, job training, health care and infrastructure with a focus on populations and areas that suffered the most from COVID-19.
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Biden Gives Putin Pair of Massachusetts-Made Aviators

Russian President Vladimir Putin took a little of piece of Massachusetts with him back to Moscow after his meeting with President Joe Biden in Switzerland this week.
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Crippling attacks on US gas and meat suppliers expose the dangers of major companies' reliance on patchwork cybersecurity

Jim Watson/Getty Images Recent ransomware attacks on key companies have wreaked havoc on US suppliers and consumers. Cybersecurity experts say that while these firms may be large in scale, they're not necessarily high-tech. Large companies often have a mosaic of IT systems that can make them vulnerable to attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. In his Senate testimony during a hearing last week on the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack, CEO Joseph Blount said hackers had ...
Tags: New York, News, Senate, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Fbi, Hackers, Cyber Attacks, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Sap, Johnson Johnson, Vanderbilt University


Kurt Lash and the Canons of Constitutional Law

For the Symposium on Kurt Lash, The Reconstruction Amendments: The Essential Documents (University of Chicago Press, 2021)(2 vols.). In 1998, when Sandy Levinson and I wrote about the constitutional canon, we identified three basic kinds of canons. The pedagogical canon focuses on materials that to be taught in law schools (or universities). The academic theory canonfocuses on materials necessary (or helpful) for debates in constitutional theory. The cultural literacy canonincludes materials n...
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