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  • Massachusetts lawmakers seek to mandate masks, quarantine for out-of-state visitors

    07/15/2020 10:53:29 AM PDT · by matt04 · 47 replies
    Face masks and two-week quarantines for travelers entering Massachusetts from COVID-19 hot spots would be required under a bill filed at the Statehouse on Tuesday. The bill would also prioritize COVID-19 testing for vulnerable populations and mandate enforcement of workplace safety requirements designed to protect both workers and the public. Both the face mask and quarantine requirements would be enforced with fines under the bill. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has already ordered the wearing of masks and has advised visitors to Massachusetts to quarantine for two weeks — except for a handful of nearby states. One of the sponsors of...
  • Massachusetts must allow gun stores to reopen despite pandemic, judge rules

    05/07/2020 3:14:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2020 | Nate Raymond
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered Massachusetts authorities to allow gun shops to reopen after the governor deemed them non-essential businesses that needed to close to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston ruled that the restrictions ordered by Republican Governor Charlie Baker in response to the pandemic imposed an “improper burden” on the constitutional rights of citizens seeking to possess firearms. Baker imposed the restrictions through executive orders issued beginning in mid-March that, like those adopted in other states, forced the closure of an array of brick-and-mortar businesses in response to the...
  • Gov. Baker signs order requiring face coverings in public

    05/04/2020 5:36:28 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 62 replies
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Everyone in Massachusetts must begin wearing masks or facial coverings while in public under an executive order signed Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker.</p> <p>The use of facial coverings is a commonsense strategy to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as the state makes plans to begin reopening the economy on May 18, Baker said.</p>
  • Photos: Large crowd of protesters gathers in front of Mass. State House demanding reopening of economy

    05/04/2020 4:04:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 5/4/20 | Arianna MacNeill
    A large crowd of protesters gathered outside the Massachusetts State House on Monday afternoon calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to reopen the economy. Dubbed the “Liberty Rally,” the event was planned to take place if Baker didn’t reopen nonessential businesses on May 1. Baker’s business order, along with his stay-at-home advisory, was initially set to be lifted on May 4 but was extended last week to May 18, as efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus continue. The protest was promoted by Jeffrey Kuhner, a conservative radio host, and on the website for “Super Happy Fun America,” which organized...
  • Coronavirus pandemic prompts Gov. Charlie Baker (RINO) to order Massachusetts residents wear masks in public

    05/01/2020 6:06:18 PM PDT · by matt04 · 35 replies
    Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order Friday requiring residents to wear masks in public, including people who take public transit and grocery shopping. “We view this as common sense,” said Baker, a Republican. The executive order takes effect on May 6. Masks and face coverings are mandatory in grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail shops, as well as on public transportation. The order does not apply to children under the age of 2 and people with medical conditions who would be negatively affected by the requirement. ... People who are found violating the order could get a $300 fine....
  • Massachusetts dad allegedly pulled knife on jogger without face mask

    05/01/2020 12:00:04 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 97 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    ...Nichols and his two kids were walking along a sidewalk when he allegedly pulled out a knife and told the jogger to cross the street. The 29-year-old man, also of Cambridge, later told detectives he was about 30 to 40 feet away from Nichols at the time, according to a police report...“It does provide a little information on some of the stress that may be on some people,” Cambridge police spokesman Jeremy Warnick told WFXT. “Certainly people have been in their homes for an extended period of time. We are going on six or seven weeks, which is a long...
  • 'A way of life': Massachusetts will require residents to wear face coverings

    05/02/2020 4:07:14 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 108 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1 May 20 | Zachary Halaschak
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an order that will require all residents to wear face coverings in public. The order, which was signed Friday, is set to go into effect on May 6. The rule applies to all workers and customers at businesses across the state, according to NBC Boston. The order will not apply to children under the age of 2 or those with health conditions that make wearing a mask not possible. “I think we all believe that as part of the strategy around some sort of reopening, people are going to need a mask or a face...
  • Protestors demand ‘End the shut down, now’ outside Massachusetts State House

    05/04/2020 1:04:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 4, 2020 | ERIN TIERNAN
    Protesters jammed Beacon Street in front of the Massachusetts State House today chanting “End the shut down now,” and calling on the governor to remove restrictions on businesses and individuals in response to the coronavrus pandemic. The crowd, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, spilled into Beacon Street prompting cops to shut down vehicle traffic in the area. “The country is being shut down and its really hurting a lot of people and causing more devastation than we realize,” said Stoneham resident Susan Dawson. “Businesses, people are losing their livelihood.”
  • Plastic ban hypocrisy is in the bag for woke Left

    03/26/2020 11:46:14 AM PDT · by billorites · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 26, 2020 | Michael Graham
    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says his temporary suspension of the city’s ban on single-use plastic shopping bags is about “flexibility.” He’s lying. It’s about “stupidity.” Boston’s anti-plastic-bag mandate was idiotic from the beginning, and now it’s being outed by the coronavirus crisis as the danger to public health it’s always been. Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday also announced a temporary ban on reusable bags. “From now on, reusable bags are prohibited and all regulations on plastic bag bans are lifted,” Baker said. ADVERTISING “During this challenging time, we understand the retail establishments our residents rely on — like grocery stores,...
  • Gov. Charlie Baker Wants You To Stay At Home. He Just Won't Order You To

    03/25/2020 7:05:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WBUR ^ | 3/25/2020 | Anthony Brooks
    Millions of Americans in more than a dozen states are being urged — ordered, in many cases — to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. As of Tuesday afternoon, Massachusetts became one of those states, following Governor Charlie Baker's order that all non-essential businesses shut down until April 7. Baker chose his language carefully. He didn't call this a "stay-at-home-order," but instead focused on shutting down all those non-essential businesses, while making it clear that grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and medical facilities will remain open. And he went out of his way to tell Massachusetts residents...
  • Could Gov. Baker run for a third term as a Democrat?

    03/20/2020 8:32:23 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 3/30 | peter lucas
    Is Republican Gov. Charlie Baker going to become a Democrat? The offer to abandon the Republican Party and become a Democrat came after Baker was handed his head last week on Super Tuesday when he lost all control of the Republican State Committee. The 80- member committee, headed by conservative former Rep. Edward Lyons, is now firmly in the hands of pro Donald Trump conservatives by a 60 to 20 margin.
  • As Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker limits gatherings of 25 or more people, workers ask what that means for their workplaces, daycares

    03/15/2020 9:12:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    MASSLIVE.COM ^ | 3/15/2020 | steve stolis
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s announcement Sunday night banning gatherings of 25 or more people sent workers scrambling to find out what that means for their jobs, their children’s daycare facilities and preschools. The executive order on gatherings — one of several issued Sunday to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus — prohibited “without limitation, community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals and any similar event or activity that brings 25 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time.” Those spaces include auditoriums, stadiums, large conferences,...
  • Massachusetts Democrat Rep busted by FBI and IRS for corruption

    02/18/2020 12:51:40 PM PST · by Drastic · 34 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 2-18-20 | Frank Bojazi
    Democrat Representative David Nangle was arrested by the FBI and IRS on a 28-count indictment that includes a wide variety of corruption charges. Some of those charges include, at this time, bank fraud, wire fraud, lying to a bank, and even filing false tax returns...
  • Perhaps it’s time to consider moving state government west

    01/03/2020 5:57:21 AM PST · by luke1825 · 31 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 1/3 | peter lucas
    Gov. Charlie Baker in 2020 ought to move the capital from Boston to Pittsfield. It is one way he can help deal with the growing traffic congestion crisis and help save the environment. Traffic is strangling Boston and poisoning the air Baker should take his Statehouse staff, the Legislature and the state government with him, turn the historic Statehouse into a museum and make Beacon Hill a car- free zone.
  • 2 Republican governors say they support Trump impeachment inquiry

    09/27/2019 5:40:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | September 27, 2019 | The Washington Post
    For the first time, two Republican governors have publicly supported the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, a new development in an intensifying political fracas that has so far been largely partisan. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, both outspoken critics of Trump, said Thursday that they favored the investigation, but Scott added that he would wait for more information before calling for further action against the president. In a statement to The Washington Post, Scott called the inquiry "appropriate" and said it is a key part of Congress's duty as a co-equal branch of government. "I...
  • Republican governor throws weight behind Trump impeachment inquiry, becomes first to do so

    09/26/2019 12:49:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26,2019 | Sam Dorman
    <p>Scott said at a news conference that he wasn’t surprised by the allegations that Trump repeatedly urged Ukraine’s president to “look into” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden because he’s “watched him over the years.” Trump had requested Ukraine look into Biden's attempt to pressure the nation into firing its top prosecutor, who was investigating a natural gas firm partially led by his son, Hunter.</p>
  • A Baker three-peat would make history, if he wants it

    07/16/2019 6:05:49 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 12 replies
    lowell sun ^ | july 16 | peter lucas
    Third term, Charlie? How about fixing the second term first? Yet, If Gov. Charlie Baker wants an unprecedented third consecutive term as governor, as is the talk, he probably will get it. Despite the ongoing, systemic problems with the MBTA ( Massachusetts Bay Trauma Authority), the State Police overtime embezzlement scandal, and now suspended driver’s license disaster at the pathetically incompetent Registry of Motor Vehicles, nothing sticks to the man. I’m working on things, the governor says, and in the long run everything is going to work out just fine. So, trust me, he adds. And the people do, which...
  • Fighting for social justice will not make the trains run

    07/02/2019 5:33:26 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 6 replies
    lowell sun ^ | july 2 | peter lucas
    The first call Gov. Charlie Baker would have made following the disastrous Red Line derailment would have been to Mike Capuano. Then Capuano would have shortly gotten calls from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo. All would have sought his help after a Red Line car left the tracks near the JFK/ UMass station in Dorchester on June 11 with 61 passengers on board, damaging signals and fouling up the whole transit system Now the Red Line has become the Black & Blue Line of the Massachusetts Bay Trauma Authority as irate passengers, who depend on...
  • Gov. Baker sure walks, talks and taxes like a Democrat

    02/01/2019 5:15:06 AM PST · by luke1825 · 19 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 2/1 | peter lucas
    “Thank you for letting me use your party.” That is what RINO Gov. Charlie Baker should have written to new conservative Republican Party boss Jim Lyons. It would have been appropriate since Baker, a lifelong Republican with liberal tendencies, appears more comfortable these days as a would-be Democrat than as a member of a party that has been taken over by conservative Donald Trump supporters. Baker can be counted on as one of the original critics of the president, beginning even before the 2016 New Hampshire GOP primary and continuing to today
  • MA Gov. Seeks Removal of Judge Who Allegedly Helped Illegal Immigrant Evade ICE Agent

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is seeking the temporary removal of a state judge from the bench after she allegedly helped an illegal immigrant evade Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).