Massachusetts News

Top Court Upholds Governor’s Sweeping Virus Emergency Orders

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker did not overstep his authority when he issued sweeping orders to close businesses and limit gatherings to control the spread of the coronavirus, the highest court in Massachusetts said in a ruling released Thursday. …

Massachusetts Motorcycle Owners to Get $14.6M Insurance Refund

Thousands of Massachusetts motorcycle owners will receive insurance refunds from the state’s largest automobile insurer for overcharges on their policies, state Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Monday. The refunds come from a $14.6 million settlement with Commerce Insurance Co. filed …

GEICO Fined by Massachusetts DOI for Accident Reporting Inconsistencies

An agreement resolving inconsistencies in reporting of accident information to state agencies and policyholders was reached between GEICO and the Massachusetts Division of Insurance. Under the terms of the agreement, GEICO has agreed to modify certain portions of its current …

Annual Report Reveals 48 Massachusetts Workers Died in 2013

An annual report looking at the number of on-the-job deaths and injuries in Massachusetts has found 48 workers were killed on their job in 2013. The report, produced by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupation Safety and …

Massachusetts Judge Admonishes AIG in $7M Decision

A Massachusetts judge has ordered AIG Inc. to pay at least $7 million to a Wellesley man injured after he was struck by a bus in a scathing decision that accuses the insurer of hiding evidence and manipulating witnesses. Odin …

Off-Campus Fall Kills Harvard Student

A Harvard University student who fell from an off-campus building over the weekend has died. Harvard officials say Andrew Sun died at a Boston, Mass., hospital at about 4 a.m. Monday. Sun was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with critical …

Massachusetts Looks to Reduce Public Worker Job Injuries

About 3,000 state employees experienced job-related injuries from 2010 to 2012 serious enough to require time off, while four workers lost their lives. That’s one of the findings of a special advisory committee charged with gauging workplace risks and dangers …

Massachusetts Congressmen in Russia Investigating Marathon Bombings

A congressional committee’s investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings has reinforced that the biggest threat to the U.S. and other countries is the radicalization of homegrown terrorists, U.S. Rep. William Keating said Monday. He said the Homeland Security Committee is …

Manual Transmission Stymies Massacchusetts Car Thieves

A trio of would-be Massachusetts car thieves had to hit the brakes on their plan because none of them knew how to drive a stick. Police in Springfield say the men pulled a knife on a food delivery driver Tuesday …

Massachusetts Group Seeks to Extend Time Sex Abuse Victims Can Sue

Child welfare advocates are calling on the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to back legislation that would extend the time victims of childhood sexual abuse could file lawsuits. The open letter to Cardinal Sean O’Malley came days …