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Bay State Lobstermen Sue NOAA for Shutdown of Fishing Grounds
NOAA said the closure was necessary to protect North Atlantic right whales from dangerous entanglement in fishing rope.
Pelé, Brazil’s Mighty King of ‘Beautiful Game,’ Has Died
Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and was one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died Thursday at 82.
Officials: SUV Crashes into Hingham Apple Store; 1 Dead, 16 Injured
An SUV crashed through the front window of an Apple store Monday in Hingham, killing one person and injuring 16 others, authorities said.
Fishermen Take Fight Against Paying Monitors to Supreme Court
The price of at-sea monitoring, and who must pay for it, is a longstanding source of tension between commercial fishermen and regulators
Massachusetts Voters Approve Millionaire Tax Ballot Question
Massachusetts voters have approved an amendment to the state constitution that will increase taxes on those earning more than $1 million a year.
Massachusetts Voters Keep New Immigrant Driver’s License Law
Massachusetts voters have voted against repealing a new law allowing immigrants who are in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses.
Millionaire Tax, Drivers License Questions Too Early to Call
Two closely watched ballot questions in Massachusetts — one that would create a tax aimed at millionaires and another that would repeal a law allowing those in the country illegally to obtain a state driver's license — remained too early to call early Wednesday.
Andrea Campbell Elected Massachusetts Attorney General
Democrat Andrea Campbell has become the first Black woman in Massachusetts history to be elected attorney general.
Democrat Seth Magaziner Wins U.S. House Seat in Rhode Island
State Treasurer Seth Magaziner won the congressional seat in Rhode Island being vacated by longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, keeping it in Democratic control.
Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee Wins First Full Term in Office
Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Dan McKee has defeated Republican challenger Ashley Kalus to win his first full term in office.