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How Sports Impacts The Lives Of Girls And Women Long After Their Playing Days Are Done

How Sports Impacts The Lives Of Girls And Women Long After Their Playing Days Are Done By Esteban Bustillos | December 9, 2019 The old adage that sports builds character, mental toughness, teamwork and other intangibles that will last a lifetime appears to be especially true for girls and women. Team sports offer lessons to girls that they often don't get elsewhere, experts say. And [...]

December 9th, 2019|

Sen. Elizabeth Warren fires up Boston donors: ‘We need big ideas’ to meet country’s big challenges

Sen. Elizabeth Warren fires up Boston donors: ‘We need big ideas’ to meet country’s big challenges By Benjamin Kail | December 5, 2019 Sen. Elizabeth Warren fired up a crowd of Democratic donors in Boston on Thursday night, saying the party and country needed “big ideas” to turn the page in one of the “darkest chapters in our nation’s history” under the Trump administration. Speaking [...]

December 5th, 2019|

Asbestos still kills thousands of Americans each year. Maura Healey is spearheading an effort to change that.

Asbestos still kills thousands of Americans each year. Maura Healey is spearheading an effort to change that. By Caroline Anders | December 3, 2019 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey launched an initiative called Healthy Buildings, Healthy Air in 2017, securing her place as a champion of asbestos reform. Three years later, her report on the state of asbestos across the commonwealth — and what’s being [...]

December 3rd, 2019|

State sues home security company, alleging widespread deceptive business practices

State sues home security company, alleging widespread deceptive business practices By Andy Rosen, Globe Staff | November 27, 2019 It’s being described as the company that wouldn’t go away. Invited into homes and businesses to provide monitoring services, Safe Home Security allegedly ignored customers’ requests to cancel, billing many of them hundreds of dollars for what state officials say were services that were not wanted [...]

November 27th, 2019|

AG Healey Reaches $4 Million Settlement With Debt Collector

AG Healey Reaches $4 Million Settlement With Debt Collector By Simón Rios, WBUR Staff | November 11, 2019 Attorney General Maura Healey’s office has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a debt collection firm she said was illegally targeting the elderly, people with disabilities and others whose income is exempt from debt collection liabilities. Portfolio Recovery Assets “lied to consumers,” Healey said. “It knew that they were [...]

November 11th, 2019|

Attorney General Maura Healey Brings Sandy Hook Promise Program To Massachusetts

Attorney General Maura Healey Brings Sandy Hook Promise Program To Massachusetts By Joe Mathieu and Craig LeMoult, Morning Edition | October 31, 2019 Students in 50 school districts across the state are learning about mental health and violence prevention through a program run by the organization Sandy Hook Promise. The group was started by families in Newtown, Connecticut after the school shooting there in 2012, and [...]

October 31st, 2019|

ExxonMobil is about to discover how formidable Maura Healey is

ExxonMobil is about to discover how formidable Maura Healey is By Scott Lehigh, Globe Columnist | October 31, 2019 Chutzpah, thy name is ExxonMobil. Everyone knows the oft-cited example of that brazen quality: the fictional fellow who murders both his parents and then begs the court for mercy because he is an orphan. But ExxonMobil has just offered a real-world classic of its own in [...]

October 31st, 2019|

AG: Former leader of nonprofit for special needs kids, adults stole thousands

AG: Former leader of nonprofit for special needs kids, adults stole thousands By WCVB | October 16, 2019 REVERE, Mass. — The former president of a nonprofit was indicted in connection with an embezzlement scheme in which she stole thousands of dollars from the organization for personal use, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Michelle DeMauro, 48, of Revere, was indicted Monday by a Suffolk County [...]

October 16th, 2019|

OPINION Bankruptcy isn’t for Sackler billionaires

OPINION Bankruptcy isn’t for Sackler billionaires By Maura Healey  | October 9, 2019 Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are back in court this week seeking to halt the lawsuits that would hold them accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic. The Sacklers made billions of dollars selling OxyContin, while thousands of Americans became addicted, overdosed, and died. The Massachusetts state court [...]

October 9th, 2019|

Maura Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

Maura Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 Friends- I wanted you to be the first to know that I’m proudly endorsing Elizabeth Warren for President. I’ve been lucky to work with Elizabeth since well before she became our Senator. During the 2008 financial crisis, as a lawyer in the Attorney General’s Office, Elizabeth was instrumental in helping us navigate how to stop foreclosures and keep families [...]

September 12th, 2019|

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How Sports Impacts The Lives Of Girls And Women Long After Their Playing Days Are Done

How Sports Impacts The Lives Of Girls And Women Long After Their Playing Days Are Done By Esteban Bustillos | December 9, 2019 The old adage that sports builds character, mental toughness, teamwork and other intangibles that will last a lifetime appears to be especially true for girls and women. Team sports offer lessons to girls that they often don't get elsewhere, experts say. And research shows experience in sports is a common trait among top female business leaders. "Sports, and particularly team sports, tend to give women and girls things that they otherwise have a hard time getting, like resilience, grit, knowledge of teamwork, knowledge of leadership. All of these things are crucial and they all are learned probably better on [...]

December 9th, 2019|

Sen. Elizabeth Warren fires up Boston donors: ‘We need big ideas’ to meet country’s big challenges

Sen. Elizabeth Warren fires up Boston donors: ‘We need big ideas’ to meet country’s big challenges By Benjamin Kail | December 5, 2019 Sen. Elizabeth Warren fired up a crowd of Democratic donors in Boston on Thursday night, saying the party and country needed “big ideas” to turn the page in one of the “darkest chapters in our nation’s history” under the Trump administration. Speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s I Will Vote fundraising gala at the Westin Waterfront hotel in the Seaport District, the Massachusetts senator painted herself as a fighter who could defeat President Donald Trump while boosting Democrats in state and federal races across the country. “There’s just one way to meet the challenges in this moment in history: [...]

December 5th, 2019|

Asbestos still kills thousands of Americans each year. Maura Healey is spearheading an effort to change that.

Asbestos still kills thousands of Americans each year. Maura Healey is spearheading an effort to change that. By Caroline Anders | December 3, 2019 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey launched an initiative called Healthy Buildings, Healthy Air in 2017, securing her place as a champion of asbestos reform. Three years later, her report on the state of asbestos across the commonwealth — and what’s being done about it — is live. What to know about asbestos Asbestos is a mineral fiber commonly used in building materials that has been a known carcinogen since the 1970s. Use of the substance has been legally limited over the past half century, but it can still be found in many older buildings and is still being [...]

December 3rd, 2019|

State sues home security company, alleging widespread deceptive business practices

State sues home security company, alleging widespread deceptive business practices By Andy Rosen, Globe Staff | November 27, 2019 It’s being described as the company that wouldn’t go away. Invited into homes and businesses to provide monitoring services, Safe Home Security allegedly ignored customers’ requests to cancel, billing many of them hundreds of dollars for what state officials say were services that were not wanted — and in some cases were no longer being provided. The office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is suing the Connecticut company, alleging in court filings that Safe Home Security uses “unfair and deceptive business practices affecting thousands of Massachusetts consumers.” In Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday, Judge Brian A. Davis said he would likely enter [...]

November 27th, 2019|

AG Healey Reaches $4 Million Settlement With Debt Collector

AG Healey Reaches $4 Million Settlement With Debt Collector By Simón Rios, WBUR Staff | November 11, 2019 Attorney General Maura Healey’s office has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a debt collection firm she said was illegally targeting the elderly, people with disabilities and others whose income is exempt from debt collection liabilities. Portfolio Recovery Assets “lied to consumers,” Healey said. “It knew that they were on Social Security, it knew that they were receiving disability, and instead of not collecting on this, [the company] pressured these folks into paying these debts, using that exempt income, using their Social Security money, their disability money. “That’s a problem.” The Delaware-based firm does not admit to any violations charged under the Consumer Protection Act, court [...]

November 11th, 2019|

Attorney General Maura Healey Brings Sandy Hook Promise Program To Massachusetts

Attorney General Maura Healey Brings Sandy Hook Promise Program To Massachusetts By Joe Mathieu and Craig LeMoult, Morning Edition | October 31, 2019 Students in 50 school districts across the state are learning about mental health and violence prevention through a program run by the organization Sandy Hook Promise. The group was started by families in Newtown, Connecticut after the school shooting there in 2012, and Attorney General Maura Healey recently brought the program to Massachusetts. Healey and Sandy Hook Promise Co-founder Mark Barden visited one of those schools on Wednesday. As about 20 students from Garfield Middle School in Revere learned about the program, they shared their concerns about gun violence in schools and talked about how they might prevent future incidents [...]

October 31st, 2019|

ExxonMobil is about to discover how formidable Maura Healey is

ExxonMobil is about to discover how formidable Maura Healey is By Scott Lehigh, Globe Columnist | October 31, 2019 Chutzpah, thy name is ExxonMobil. Everyone knows the oft-cited example of that brazen quality: the fictional fellow who murders both his parents and then begs the court for mercy because he is an orphan. But ExxonMobil has just offered a real-world classic of its own in response to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s announcement that she will sue the corporation for allegedly misleading investors about its internal financial calculations regarding climate change — and consumers about the warming effects of its petroleum products. “The Massachusetts attorney general’s office has filed a baseless complaint three years after announcing its politically motivated investigation, during which they have [...]

October 31st, 2019|

AG: Former leader of nonprofit for special needs kids, adults stole thousands

AG: Former leader of nonprofit for special needs kids, adults stole thousands By WCVB | October 16, 2019 REVERE, Mass. — The former president of a nonprofit was indicted in connection with an embezzlement scheme in which she stole thousands of dollars from the organization for personal use, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Michelle DeMauro, 48, of Revere, was indicted Monday by a Suffolk County grand jury on two counts of larceny over $1,200 by single scheme, tax evasion, failure to collect or pay tax, keep records or supply information and two counts of obtaining a signature under false pretenses. "Very bad bookkeeping. Very, very bad bookkeeping," she said of the allegations after her arraignment Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court. Healey's office [...]

October 16th, 2019|

OPINION Bankruptcy isn’t for Sackler billionaires

OPINION Bankruptcy isn’t for Sackler billionaires By Maura Healey  | October 9, 2019 Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, are back in court this week seeking to halt the lawsuits that would hold them accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic. The Sacklers made billions of dollars selling OxyContin, while thousands of Americans became addicted, overdosed, and died. The Massachusetts state court recently denied efforts by Purdue and the Sacklers to dismiss our office’s case. Now, they are asking a bankruptcy court to freeze our lawsuit and those brought by dozens of other states and hundreds of American cities and towns. Our actions to enforce the law should be allowed to go forward. Massachusetts was the first state to [...]

October 9th, 2019|

Maura Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President

Maura Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 Friends- I wanted you to be the first to know that I’m proudly endorsing Elizabeth Warren for President. I’ve been lucky to work with Elizabeth since well before she became our Senator. During the 2008 financial crisis, as a lawyer in the Attorney General’s Office, Elizabeth was instrumental in helping us navigate how to stop foreclosures and keep families in their homes. In the last five years, we’ve spent hours working together to help students, veterans and workers -  people who needed a champion. What I’ve come to know is that Elizabeth Warren is laser focused on how we help families in this state and across this country. She also knows that you can’t just tell people [...]

September 12th, 2019|