Massachusetts

Smoking Weed
FlyBy Blog

How to Hypothetically Celebrate Boston's First Legal 4/20

Happy 4/20, Harvard!

Health

After Health Care Bill Failure, Experts Grapple with Future of Mass. Care

“We really dodged a huge bullet on Friday, but it is definitely not over," one Massachusetts health care executive said.

Massachusetts

Harvard Yet to Green-Light Weed Ahead of Legalization

Recreational marijuana will be legal in Massachusetts starting Dec. 15, although the future of the drug on Harvard’s campus is uncertain as the University remains mum on changes to its drug and alcohol policy.

Harvard in the City

MassDOT Updates Plan to Straighten Highway on Harvard-Owned Land

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation detailed updates to the agency’s plans for straightening a portion of Interstate 90 that will cross Harvard-owned land in Allston during a public meeting Thursday.

State Politics

Massachusetts Legalizes Marijuana, Denies Expansion for Charter Schools

Massachusetts voters opted to legalize marijuana and denied a proposed lift in the state's charter school cap that was contentious among state Democrats, along with handing Hillary Clinton an overwhelming majority in the state.

Politics

Democrats Hold Majority in Mass. State Legislature

Democrats maintained their majority in the Massachusetts State Legislature on Election Day Tuesday.

Cambridge

Democrats Poised to Dominate Election in Cambridge

Voters in Cambridge Tuesday have the opportunity to both determine policy with four Massachusetts ballot questions and also reinstate a number of incumbent Democrats running in uncontested races.

Dukakis
Politics

Dukakis

Michael Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, speaks on Monday at CGIS about the stakes of the 2016 election.

Allston

E-Tolling Paves Way for I-90 Realignment in Allston

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation switched to all-electronic tolling on the Mass. Turnpike last week, paving the way for the realignment of the I-90 interchange in Allston and opening up land for potential Harvard development.

Harvard Kennedy School

Mass. Early Voting Draws More than 20 Percent of Registered Voters

More than one million Massachusetts residents cast ballots between Oct. 24 and Nov. 4, marking the Bay State’s first time allowing early voting in a presidential election.

Cambridge

Politicians, Experts Optimistic About Local Autonomous Vehicles Testing

Executive orders from the Massachusetts and Boston city governments allowing and regulating autonomous vehicle testing in state could ultimately improve road safety, experts say.

College

Sexual Assault Bill Author Encourages Youth Activism

Amanda N. Nguyen ’13, founder and president of advocacy group Rise, criticized the lack of support the legal system affords sexual assault victims and emphasized young people’s ability to change that system during an address in Currier House Monday.

Debating Charter Schools
University

Panelists Spar Over Mass. Charter School Ballot Measure

At the Graduate School of Education Tuesday, experts clashed over ballot measure Question 2, which would "approve up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools each year."

Mass Goes To The Polls
Cambridge

Incumbents, Harvard Alumni Victorious in State Primary

Incumbents were overwhelmingly victorious in Thursday’s state primaries, including in a hotly contested local race between Cambridge City Councillor Leland Cheung and the incumbent of 11 years, State Senator Patricia D. Jehlen.

College

Authors Advocate for Farm Animal Protection

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society, and Michael Pollan, a food writer, urged consumers to support higher standards for farm animal protection at an event held in Memorial Church Monday night.