It isn’t a state-issued plate. There is no front plate in Massachusetts.
Older MA plates - green letters - only have one rear plate (non-commercial) but the newer ones - red letters - have two plates (front and rear). There aren't that many old plates kicking around...also, if they are too worn you get a fine.
Curious how these punks are driving around with an old plate. They haven been issued for about 25 years.