Michelle Carter Gets 2 1/2 Years Prison Sentence

Michelle Carter, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter on June 16th for the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. 15 months of the sentence will be served in prison plus a period of supervised probation. Carter had repeatedly told Roy to kill himself over text, and ordered him to get back into a … Continue reading Michelle Carter Gets 2 1/2 Years Prison Sentence

August 4th Beantown Rundown

President Trump called New Hampshire “a drug-infested den” during a conversation with Mexican President Pena Nieto. Read the full transcript of the conversation here. The majority of students accepted into the incoming freshman class at Harvard are not white. More here. The Governor of Maine Paul LePage has blasted Maine’s U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King for voting against the GOP proposal to repeal … Continue reading August 4th Beantown Rundown

Massachusetts to Consider Registration on Election Day

A new report has found that registration on Election Day increases overall voter turnout. More than a dozen states have already incorporated same day registration including Connecticut, Maine and Vermont. Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, who is responsible of overseeing elections, said that he is not opposed to the idea of same-day registration, but has asked for extra funding to pay for additional equipment. … Continue reading Massachusetts to Consider Registration on Election Day

Trump Backer Geoff Diehl Launches Senate Bid

Outspoken Trump supporter, Geoff Diehl, launched his bid to unseat Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Wednesday in front of his home crowd at a VFW hall. Diehl joins a list of Republican candidates who seek to upset the heavily popular and liberal Warren, who’s current favorable rating is at 55%. Speaking with a populist tone, Diehl talked about Lowell’s mills, Brockton’s shoe factories and New … Continue reading Trump Backer Geoff Diehl Launches Senate Bid

August 3rd Beantown Rundown

Swimmers were told to stay away from the Charles River’s Lower Basin in Boston and Cambridge due to a cyanobacteria bloom outbreak. More here. Governor Baker filed a bill on Wednesday that would give shoppers a sales tax free weekend on August 19-20. More here. TSA discovered a 9mm pistol in a man’s carry on at Logan Airport Wednesday morning. More here. The tenth largest … Continue reading August 3rd Beantown Rundown

Baker Imposes Higher Fees on Businesses

Governor Charlie Baker will sign a piece of legislation that imposes $200 million in higher fees on businesses to fund health care for the poor, which will please Democrats in the Legislature. Initially, Baker proposed a plan that would move 140,000 adults from MassHealth onto commercial health plans, which would’ve increased the cost of healthcare for those adults. Businesses told Baker that they would agree … Continue reading Baker Imposes Higher Fees on Businesses

Charter School Leaders Paid Hefty Salary

Some of the top leaders at Boston’s charter schools earned more than any other public school official in Boston. Diana Lam of Conservatory Lab had a larger salary than Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang, even though Lam oversaw a school with only 400 students. More than 80 charter school employees made more than $100,000 but none of these employees were teachers. In response, charter schools said … Continue reading Charter School Leaders Paid Hefty Salary