Casino gambling foes have gone to court in an effort to keep alive a proposed statewide ballot question that would repeal the 2011 state law that allows up to three casinos and one slots parlor in Massachusetts.
Attorney General Martha Coakley disqualified the ballot initiative last week, ruling that it could violate the state constitution by resulting in the uncompensated taking of property from casino developers.
The group "Repeal the Casino Deal" said it was seeking an injunction in Suffolk Superior Court to overturn Coakley's decision.
For just over a year now, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has used money from the nationwide settlement with banks over unlawful foreclosures to help people hang on to their homes. Attorney General Martha Coakley highlighted the successful efforts during a forum today in Springfield.
Opponents of past efforts to expand the types of bottles covered by Massachusetts' existing bottle bill are heading to Beacon Hill.
The Massachusetts Beverage Association says it's planning to hold an informational day today at the Statehouse to share details about their positions on legislative issues and sustainability programs like curbside recycling and bottle bills.
Representatives from Polar Beverages, Coca-Cola Northern New England, Pepsi, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Nestlé Waters are among those taking part.
The murder case involving the son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has led Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to call for a re-examination of the state's domestic violence laws.
Coakley on Monday also sought a full review of the circumstances surrounding the case, which she called a "horrible tragedy." But she stopped short of criticizing the handling of the case by the Middlesex District Attorney's office.
A task force chaired by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley issued a series of recommendations today for combating and preventing human trafficking.
The report from the Massachusetts Interagency Human Trafficking Policy Task Force urges expanding victims services programs and setting up “safe houses” for people trying to escape from the underground sex trade, which Coakley said remains a lucrative business for its purveyors.
The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts is recommending a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries until the city has time to plan how they'll operate.
Mayor Domenic Sarno said Tuesday he's instructed officials to study the zoning, public health and public safety issues. He's also asked a city planning official to begin seeking a moratorium with Springfield's planning board.
The office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has announced the open application period for a grant program that seeks to revitalize vacant properties across the the state.
The Distressed Properties Identifications and Revitalization grant program, or DPIR, was created to help cities and towns in Massachusetts identify distressed and vacant properties in order to then advocate for their rehabilitation.