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Cancel $50,000 in student loan debt: Amid push from Elizabeth Warren, Ayanna Pressley and Maura Healey, President Joe Biden reportedly considering it

Cancel $50,000 in student loan debt: Amid push from Elizabeth Warren, Ayanna Pressley and Maura Healey, President Joe Biden reportedly considering it By Benjamin Kail  | April 1, 2021 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday renewed pressure on President Joe Biden to provide sweeping relief to millions of Americans and narrow the racial wealth gap by canceling up [...]

April 1st, 2021|

Maura Healey finds consumers still losing millions by switching electricity suppliers

Maura Healey finds consumers still losing millions by switching electricity suppliers By John Chesto, Globe Staff | April 1, 2021 Attorney General Maura Healey ratcheted up the pressure on the retail electric supplier industry on Thursday, releasing a report showing that Massachusetts consumers who chose these suppliers over basic service with their electric utilities collectively ended up paying nearly $90 million more for electricity in [...]

April 1st, 2021|

AG files lawsuit against North Andover Auto School after meth bust closure

AG files lawsuit against North Andover Auto School after meth bust closure By Georgetown Record Citizen | March 30, 2021 Attorney General Maura Healey's office has filed a lawsuit against a North Andover driving school that closed after its owner was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine, leaving more than 1,500 students without refunds for services for which they had paid over $1 million in total to the [...]

March 30th, 2021|

Facebook and Twitter must do more to stop spread of disinformation about COVID vaccine, Attorney General Maura Healey says

Facebook and Twitter must do more to stop spread of disinformation about COVID vaccine, Attorney General Maura Healey says By Matt Murphy | State House News Service | March 25, 2021 A group of attorneys general, including Attorney General Maura Healey, sent a letter to the heads of Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday accusing them of not doing enough to stop the spread of vaccine [...]

March 25th, 2021|

‘So many ups and downs’: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey visits Worcester’s Main South to understand struggles of businesses in neighborhood

‘So many ups and downs’: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey visits Worcester’s Main South to understand struggles of businesses in neighborhood By Michael Bonner | March 24, 2021 Maura Healey crossed Main Street at the intersection of King Street before joining Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. and District 4 City Councilor Sarai Rivera inside a small clothing boutique. The Massachusetts Attorney General made several stops [...]

March 24th, 2021|

Rep. McGovern, AG Healey visit Worcester church to help with food distribution

Rep. McGovern, AG Healey visit Worcester church to help with food distribution By Nicole Shih Telegram & Gazette| March 24, 2021 WORCESTER — U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern and Attorney General Maura Healey visited Rock of Salvation Pentacostal Church to help distribute food boxes Wednesday morning. In response to the fact that the number of people who are food insecure is increasing during the pandemic,, the [...]

March 24th, 2021|

‘Hang Up,’ Maura Healey Warns Mass. Residents After Receiving Scam Eversource Call

‘Hang Up,’ Maura Healey Warns Mass. Residents After Receiving Scam Eversource Call By Bill Shields  | March 22, 2021 BOSTON (CBS) – It’s happened to just about everyone. A call comes in on your phone, and it looks legitimate, like maybe from a utility company you deal with. Then, the caller demands payment or your service will be shut off. “The caller ID will read Eversource, [...]

March 22nd, 2021|

In Brockton, AG Healey discusses COVID’s impact on small businesses, food insecurity

In Brockton, AG Healey discusses COVID's impact on small businesses, food insecurity By Mina Corpuz, Enterprise Staff Writer | March 19, 2021 BROCKTON — Two women left their home countries of Dominican Republic and Guatemala and traveled through Mexico into the United States to flee violence and seek safety for their children. While America is a safer place to be, there is fear from people living in a country illegally [...]

March 19th, 2021|

Mass. Hate Crime Bill Drawing Interest After Atlanta Murders

Mass. Hate Crime Bill Drawing Interest After Atlanta Murders By Katie Lannan, State House News Service  | March 19, 2021 The Atlanta-area shooting this week that left eight people dead and stoked a wave of outrage and fear over anti-Asian violence should be called out as a hate crime, according to Attorney General Maura Healey, who has teamed up with a pair of lawmakers to seek [...]

March 19th, 2021|

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey sues landlord, claims he harassed tenants, threatened to report them to ICE for reporting dangerous, unsanitary living conditions

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey sues landlord, claims he harassed tenants, threatened to report them to ICE for reporting dangerous, unsanitary living conditions By Jackson Cote  | March 17, 2021 A Massachusetts landlord is being sued by the state over claims he physically and verbally harassed his tenants and threatened to report them to the federal government for deportation to keep them from speaking up against dangerous [...]

March 17th, 2021|

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Cancel $50,000 in student loan debt: Amid push from Elizabeth Warren, Ayanna Pressley and Maura Healey, President Joe Biden reportedly considering it

Cancel $50,000 in student loan debt: Amid push from Elizabeth Warren, Ayanna Pressley and Maura Healey, President Joe Biden reportedly considering it By Benjamin Kail  | April 1, 2021 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday renewed pressure on President Joe Biden to provide sweeping relief to millions of Americans and narrow the racial wealth gap by canceling up to $50,000 in borrowers’ federal student loan debt. In a news conference in Healey’s office in Boston, the women also called for overhauls to a student loan system that they argued leaves behind too many American workers — particularly in communities of color — who face rising bills during the COVID-19 pandemic even if they did not [...]

April 1st, 2021|

Maura Healey finds consumers still losing millions by switching electricity suppliers

Maura Healey finds consumers still losing millions by switching electricity suppliers By John Chesto, Globe Staff | April 1, 2021 Attorney General Maura Healey ratcheted up the pressure on the retail electric supplier industry on Thursday, releasing a report showing that Massachusetts consumers who chose these suppliers over basic service with their electric utilities collectively ended up paying nearly $90 million more for electricity in each of the past two years. The study updates two previous reports issued by Healey’s office that showed similar levels of higher charges in earlier years. The newest report, written by utility consultant Susan M. Baldwin for Healey’s office, shows that many consumers who switched to competitive suppliers over the likes of Eversource and National Grid were [...]

April 1st, 2021|

AG files lawsuit against North Andover Auto School after meth bust closure

AG files lawsuit against North Andover Auto School after meth bust closure By Georgetown Record Citizen | March 30, 2021 Attorney General Maura Healey's office has filed a lawsuit against a North Andover driving school that closed after its owner was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine, leaving more than 1,500 students without refunds for services for which they had paid over $1 million in total to the school. The AG’s Office is also seeking a preliminary injunction to preserve any assets for consumer restitution. A hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction has been set for April 1 at 2 p.m. in Essex Superior Court. Through its lawsuit and preliminary injunction motion, the AG’s Office is seeking full refunds of over $1 million in restitution to [...]

March 30th, 2021|

Facebook and Twitter must do more to stop spread of disinformation about COVID vaccine, Attorney General Maura Healey says

Facebook and Twitter must do more to stop spread of disinformation about COVID vaccine, Attorney General Maura Healey says By Matt Murphy | State House News Service | March 25, 2021 A group of attorneys general, including Attorney General Maura Healey, sent a letter to the heads of Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday accusing them of not doing enough to stop the spread of vaccine disinformation on their social media platforms. The letter was sent a day before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai are expected to testify before two Congressional House subcommittees about social media’s role in promoting extremism and misinformation. “Facebook and Twitter should be doing everything they can to help our nation [...]

March 25th, 2021|

‘So many ups and downs’: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey visits Worcester’s Main South to understand struggles of businesses in neighborhood

‘So many ups and downs’: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey visits Worcester’s Main South to understand struggles of businesses in neighborhood By Michael Bonner | March 24, 2021 Maura Healey crossed Main Street at the intersection of King Street before joining Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. and District 4 City Councilor Sarai Rivera inside a small clothing boutique. The Massachusetts Attorney General made several stops in Worcester on Wednesday from Lincoln Street to help with food donations to picketing with the nurses striking at Saint Vincent Hospital. Before grabbing lunch in the Main South neighborhood, Healey browsed the jewelry, clothing and heels inside Voltage Fashion Boutique. “So I have not been wearing heels lately,” Healey said, which sparked laughs from the small [...]

March 24th, 2021|

Rep. McGovern, AG Healey visit Worcester church to help with food distribution

Rep. McGovern, AG Healey visit Worcester church to help with food distribution By Nicole Shih Telegram & Gazette| March 24, 2021 WORCESTER — U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern and Attorney General Maura Healey visited Rock of Salvation Pentacostal Church to help distribute food boxes Wednesday morning. In response to the fact that the number of people who are food insecure is increasing during the pandemic,, the church coordinated with officials to help deliver 200 food boxes to families in need. Feeding America, a national network of food banks, found that Massachusetts could see a 59% increase in people who lack consistent access to enough food to stay healthy - referred to as food insecurity. (This paragraph has been corrected. The state could see [...]

March 24th, 2021|

‘Hang Up,’ Maura Healey Warns Mass. Residents After Receiving Scam Eversource Call

‘Hang Up,’ Maura Healey Warns Mass. Residents After Receiving Scam Eversource Call By Bill Shields  | March 22, 2021 BOSTON (CBS) – It’s happened to just about everyone. A call comes in on your phone, and it looks legitimate, like maybe from a utility company you deal with. Then, the caller demands payment or your service will be shut off. “The caller ID will read Eversource, the person will identify himself or herself as an Eversource employee, in some cases use real employee names,” said Reid Lamberty of Eversource. “In other cases our customers are receiving emails that have the Eversource logo on it.” It even happened to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, the state’s number one crime stopper. “I put out a [...]

March 22nd, 2021|

In Brockton, AG Healey discusses COVID’s impact on small businesses, food insecurity

In Brockton, AG Healey discusses COVID's impact on small businesses, food insecurity By Mina Corpuz, Enterprise Staff Writer | March 19, 2021 BROCKTON — Two women left their home countries of Dominican Republic and Guatemala and traveled through Mexico into the United States to flee violence and seek safety for their children. While America is a safer place to be, there is fear from people living in a country illegally to seek help, like getting food from a pantry, they told Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey Thursday at Converge Christian Center on Main Street. "When you don't have documents, you're always afraid," said Isabel Lopez, founder of the Brockton Workers Alliance, who translated from Spanish for the women. Efforts at the food pantry can help address food insecurity, [...]

March 19th, 2021|

Mass. Hate Crime Bill Drawing Interest After Atlanta Murders

Mass. Hate Crime Bill Drawing Interest After Atlanta Murders By Katie Lannan, State House News Service  | March 19, 2021 The Atlanta-area shooting this week that left eight people dead and stoked a wave of outrage and fear over anti-Asian violence should be called out as a hate crime, according to Attorney General Maura Healey, who has teamed up with a pair of lawmakers to seek reforms to the hate crime statutes in Massachusetts. Healey joined with fellow Democrats Rep. Tram Nguyen of Andover and Sen. Adam Hinds of Pittsfield to file a bill that the attorney general says would update state laws to better define hate crimes and restructure penalties. "The thing with any hate crime, it's not just an injury or [...]

March 19th, 2021|

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey sues landlord, claims he harassed tenants, threatened to report them to ICE for reporting dangerous, unsanitary living conditions

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey sues landlord, claims he harassed tenants, threatened to report them to ICE for reporting dangerous, unsanitary living conditions By Jackson Cote  | March 17, 2021 A Massachusetts landlord is being sued by the state over claims he physically and verbally harassed his tenants and threatened to report them to the federal government for deportation to keep them from speaking up against dangerous and unsanitary living conditions. The lawsuit filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office Tuesday accuses She Ling Wang, a landlord in Lynn, of harassing, intimidating and threatening Latinx tenants and their families to prevent them from addressing hazardous conditions in their apartments. Those hazardous conditions, the prosecutor’s office claims, included vermin infestations, damaged walls and ceilings, [...]

March 17th, 2021|

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