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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|

AG Maura Healey plans to sue feds to protect wildlife

AG Maura Healey plans to sue feds to protect wildlife BY KATIE LANNAN | STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON – The Trump administration on Monday rolled out plans to change the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, prompting Attorney General Maura Healey to announce she will sue over the move, saying it would dismantle important protections for at-risk wildlife and their habitats. “By gutting key [...]

August 15th, 2019|

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sues Environmental Protection Agency over continued use of pesticide, says residue can be a danger to children

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sues Environmental Protection Agency over continued use of pesticide, says residue can be a danger to children By Tim Jones | Masslive.com Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined attorney generals from five other states to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the agency failed to ban a widely-used pesticide despite evidence of dangers to children. [...]

August 9th, 2019|

Attorney General Maura Healey says unregulated e-cigarette flavors getting a new generation hooked on nicotine

Attorney General Maura Healey says unregulated e-cigarette flavors getting a new generation hooked on nicotine By Steph Solis | July 16, 2019 | Masslive.com Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called on state lawmakers to move forward with legislation that bans flavored tobacco products, including vapes, from retailers across the commonwealth. “The research is clear: flavor in tobacco products increases their appeal to young people and [...]

July 16th, 2019|

AG Maura Healey orders Salter College to pay $1.6M to students in Fall River, several other locations

AG Maura Healey orders Salter College to pay $1.6M to students in Fall River, several other locations By Peter Jasinski | Herald News BOSTON – The for-profit Salter College and its parent company will pay over $1.6 million in debt relief following allegations that it did not provide “critical information” on job placement, loan repayment and graduation rates at its now-shuttered Fall River campus and [...]

July 12th, 2019|

Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey defends Obamacare as court takes up issue

Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey defends Obamacare as court takes up issue By MEGHAN OTTOLINI | July 9, 2019 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey voiced her defense of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, rallying with Obamacare supporters hours before the U.S. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments over the law’s constitutionality. “This isn’t just a fight about the law, it’s a fight about country, our [...]

July 9th, 2019|

These 100 Massachusetts organizations are getting grants for summer jobs for teens

These 100 Massachusetts organizations are getting grants for summer jobs for teens By Jim Kinney | July 9, 2019 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office is awarding nearly $322,000 to 100 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for young people that are focused on health and wellness. “Our summer jobs program provides hundreds of young people across the state with an opportunity to [...]

July 9th, 2019|

Nursing homes fined for failing to pay hundreds of workers

Nursing homes fined for failing to pay hundreds of workers DIGHTON — The owners of five nursing homes in southeastern Massachusetts, including a facility in Dighton, that were closed by state regulators in April for endangering residents, have been fined $84,950 for failing to pay hundreds of workers, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Joseph Schwartz, who owns and operates Skyline Healthcare in New Jersey, and [...]

June 30th, 2019|

Maura Healey responds to ‘huge win’ in Supreme Court decision on 2020 census citizenship question

Maura Healey responds to ‘huge win’ in Supreme Court decision on 2020 census citizenship question By Hayley Johnson | June 27, 2019 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined activists and supporters on the steps of the Statehouse to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling against Trump administration’s citizenship question for the 2020 census. “Today is a really significant day. We got a huge win in the [...]

June 27th, 2019|

43rd Professional Firefighters Convention kicks off at the MassMutual Center

43rd Professional Firefighters Convention kicks off at the MassMutual Center SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) -The 43rd Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts Convention officially began in downtown Springfield Monday. The Convention of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts takes place every two years. The convention began Sunday and will continue until Thursday. This is the first time it’s being held in Springfield. Attorney General Maura Healey, Springfield Mayor Sarno, [...]

June 10th, 2019|

LATEST NEWS

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|

AG Maura Healey plans to sue feds to protect wildlife

AG Maura Healey plans to sue feds to protect wildlife BY KATIE LANNAN | STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON – The Trump administration on Monday rolled out plans to change the implementation of the Endangered Species Act, prompting Attorney General Maura Healey to announce she will sue over the move, saying it would dismantle important protections for at-risk wildlife and their habitats. “By gutting key components of the Endangered Species Act, one of our country’s most successful environmental laws, the Trump administration is putting our most imperiled species and our vibrant local tourism and recreation industries at risk,” Healey said in a statement. “We will be taking the administration to court to defend federal law and protect our rare animals, plants, and [...]

August 15th, 2019|

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sues Environmental Protection Agency over continued use of pesticide, says residue can be a danger to children

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sues Environmental Protection Agency over continued use of pesticide, says residue can be a danger to children By Tim Jones | Masslive.com Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined attorney generals from five other states to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the agency failed to ban a widely-used pesticide despite evidence of dangers to children. The multi-state lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday, claims the EPA allowed continued use of chlorpyrifos on food crops despite evidence of risks. “Chlorpyrifos acts by inhibiting an enzyme that is key to the proper development and functioning of the central nervous system and brain,” read a statement from Healey’s [...]

August 9th, 2019|

Attorney General Maura Healey says unregulated e-cigarette flavors getting a new generation hooked on nicotine

Attorney General Maura Healey says unregulated e-cigarette flavors getting a new generation hooked on nicotine By Steph Solis | July 16, 2019 | Masslive.com Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called on state lawmakers to move forward with legislation that bans flavored tobacco products, including vapes, from retailers across the commonwealth. “The research is clear: flavor in tobacco products increases their appeal to young people and promotes initiation,” Healey said during the Joint Committee on Public Health heading Tuesday afternoon. “The good news is we know what works. We’ve fought Big Tobacco before and won.” Healey testified after teens and pediatricians who shared their concerns about flavor e-cigarettes and urged lawmakers to approve the bills S.1279 and H.1902. She was surrounded by ardent [...]

July 16th, 2019|

AG Maura Healey orders Salter College to pay $1.6M to students in Fall River, several other locations

AG Maura Healey orders Salter College to pay $1.6M to students in Fall River, several other locations By Peter Jasinski | Herald News BOSTON – The for-profit Salter College and its parent company will pay over $1.6 million in debt relief following allegations that it did not provide “critical information” on job placement, loan repayment and graduation rates at its now-shuttered Fall River campus and others throughout the state. Attorney General Maura Healey’s office announced Thursday that the school,which has since closed its Fall River property, had violated state law by not providing information to students. An assurance of discontinuance was filed by Healey’s office in Suffolk Superior Court this week, alleging the parent company Premier Education Group violated for-profit and occupation [...]

July 12th, 2019|

Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey defends Obamacare as court takes up issue

Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey defends Obamacare as court takes up issue By MEGHAN OTTOLINI | July 9, 2019 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey voiced her defense of the Affordable Care Act Tuesday, rallying with Obamacare supporters hours before the U.S. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments over the law’s constitutionality. “This isn’t just a fight about the law, it’s a fight about country, our values, and whether we’re going to take care of one another,” Healey said, standing on the harbor side of the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston. With Healey’s stance, Massachusetts joins 16 other states defending the ACA in Texas v. United States, which will be tried in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Louisiana. The [...]

July 9th, 2019|

These 100 Massachusetts organizations are getting grants for summer jobs for teens

These 100 Massachusetts organizations are getting grants for summer jobs for teens By Jim Kinney | July 9, 2019 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office is awarding nearly $322,000 to 100 organizations across the state to fund summer jobs for young people that are focused on health and wellness. “Our summer jobs program provides hundreds of young people across the state with an opportunity to challenge themselves, gain new skills, and make a difference in their own community,” Healey said in a statement. “We are pleased to be able to continue to support cities, towns and nonprofits with this funding that keeps young people active and safe in the summer months and improves public health in Massachusetts.” This year’s Healthy Summer Youth [...]

July 9th, 2019|

Nursing homes fined for failing to pay hundreds of workers

Nursing homes fined for failing to pay hundreds of workers DIGHTON — The owners of five nursing homes in southeastern Massachusetts, including a facility in Dighton, that were closed by state regulators in April for endangering residents, have been fined $84,950 for failing to pay hundreds of workers, Attorney General Maura Healey said. Joseph Schwartz, who owns and operates Skyline Healthcare in New Jersey, and formerly owned and operated Dighton Care and Rehabilitation Center in Dighton, Bedford Gardens and the Hallmark Care and Rehabilitation Center in New Bedford, and Highland Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center in Fall River, and Michael Schwartz, who operated Bedford Village Care and Rehabilitation Center in New Bedford, received 15 citations for failing to make timely payments of [...]

June 30th, 2019|

Maura Healey responds to ‘huge win’ in Supreme Court decision on 2020 census citizenship question

Maura Healey responds to ‘huge win’ in Supreme Court decision on 2020 census citizenship question By Hayley Johnson | June 27, 2019 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined activists and supporters on the steps of the Statehouse to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling against Trump administration’s citizenship question for the 2020 census. “Today is a really significant day. We got a huge win in the United States Supreme Court today,” Healey said. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the four liberal judges in a 5-4 ruling Thursday striking down the addition of a citizenship question. “I am really proud of the lawyers and the advocates and the organizations that came together to take this case all the way up to the Supreme Court [...]

June 27th, 2019|

43rd Professional Firefighters Convention kicks off at the MassMutual Center

43rd Professional Firefighters Convention kicks off at the MassMutual Center SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) -The 43rd Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts Convention officially began in downtown Springfield Monday. The Convention of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts takes place every two years. The convention began Sunday and will continue until Thursday. This is the first time it’s being held in Springfield. Attorney General Maura Healey, Springfield Mayor Sarno, and Springfield Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi led Monday’s opening ceremonies. All Massachusetts firefighters’ unions meet for this convention to talk about current legislation and the newest technology that can make their job safer. “The fire service changes daily. Depending on legislation or whatever situation we have to deal with,” said member of the Springfield International Association of [...]

June 10th, 2019|