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Attorney General Maura Healey joins in on TikTok Ocean Spray challenge, listening to Fleetwood Mac while skateboarding, to encourage people to vote

Attorney General Maura Healey joins in on TikTok Ocean Spray challenge, listening to Fleetwood Mac while skateboarding, to encourage people to vote By Heather Morrison Mass Live Staff  | October 27, 2020 Dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt, Attorney General Maura Healey cruises down the sidewalk on her skateboard, taking a swig of Ocean Spray cranberry juice while Fleetwood Mac plays in the background. The [...]

October 27th, 2020|

AG Healey Plans To Fight $8 Billion Purdue Pharma Settlement: ‘Our Department Of Justice Failed Us’

AG Healey Plans To Fight $8 Billion Purdue Pharma Settlement: 'Our Department Of Justice Failed Us' By Tori Bedford WGBH News Staff  | October 22, 2020 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she plans to fight an $8 billion settlement reached Wednesday between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the federal government, after the company pleaded guilty in a criminal investigation to its role in the [...]

October 22nd, 2020|

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey highlights more than 200 actions taken against President Donald Trump’s administration over environmental protections

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey highlights more than 200 actions taken against President Donald Trump’s administration over environmental protections By Melissa Hanson MassLive Staff  | October 21, 2020 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday has released a report that details more than 200 actions her office has taken against the administration of President Donald Trump in response to rollbacks of critical environmental protections. Some actions [...]

October 21st, 2020|

ATTORNEY GENERAL HEALEY VISITS LYNN TO TALK ABOUT VOTER RIGHTS

ATTORNEY GENERAL HEALEY VISITS LYNN TO TALK ABOUT VOTER RIGHTS By Gayla Cawley Itemlive.com Staff  | October 9, 2020 LYNN — State Attorney General Maura Healey visited Lynn on Friday afternoon to distribute voter protection flyers as part of her office’s voter protection initiative. Launched earlier this week, the statewide initiative aims to ensure election integrity through the creation of an Election Protection Task Force [...]

October 9th, 2020|

AG Healey Announces Statewide Voter Protection Initiative

AG Healey Announces Statewide Voter Protection Initiative By Justin Saunders CapeCod.com Staff  | October 8, 2020 BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a number of initiatives to ensure election integrity in the weeks leading up to November 3. “As Election Day approaches, I want each and every voter to know that my office is working hard to ensure your vote is counted, your [...]

October 8th, 2020|

‘We will prosecute.’ Maura Healey warns Trump after debate comments about poll watchers

'We will prosecute.’ Maura Healey warns Trump after debate comments about poll watchers By Christina Prignano Boston Globe Staff |October 1, 2020 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday evening sought to reassure Massachusetts voters after President Trump called on his supporters during this week’s presidential debate to monitor polling places on Election Day, sparking accusations of voter intimidation. Healey, a Democrat, said in a [...]

October 1st, 2020|

Two Charged in Coronavirus Outbreak at Veterans’ Home That Left 76 Dead

Two Charged in Coronavirus Outbreak at Veterans’ Home That Left 76 Dead By Johnny Diaz The New York Times Staff  | September 25, 2020 Two former leaders of a Massachusetts veterans’ home were indicted on charges of criminal neglect in connection to a coronavirus outbreak that contributed to the deaths of at least 76 residents, the state’s attorney general said on Friday. Bennett Walsh, 50, [...]

September 25th, 2020|

AG Maura Healey: Trump Threats To Hold Onto Power ‘Outrageous’

AG Maura Healey: Trump Threats To Hold Onto Power 'Outrageous' By Arun Rath and Matt Baskin WGBH News Staff | September 24, 2020 Throughout his presidency, President Donald Trump has flirted with the idea of holding onto office, win or lose. On Thursday, he refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should Joe Biden beat him in November. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh [...]

September 24th, 2020|

Mass Attorney General Secures $1 Million Settlement Over Medical Device Company’s Deceptive Marketing

Mass Attorney General Secures $1 Million Settlement Over Medical Device Company’s Deceptive Marketing By Framingham Source Staff  | September 24, 2020 BOSTON – Massachusetts will receive $1.1 million as part of a $60 million multistate settlement involving 49 attorneys general resolving allegations that a national medical device developer engaged in dangerous deceptive marketing of surgical mesh devices, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today, September 24. In [...]

September 24th, 2020|

AG Healey: Intimidating voters illegal at polling places

AG Healey: Intimidating voters illegal at polling places By AP | September 20, 2020 BOSTON (AP) — Interfering or intimidating voters at polling locations is illegal, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said. The Democrat said she felt the need to issue the advisory on Thursday following statements by President Donald Trump raising the possibility of calling up law enforcement officials including sheriffs and police chiefs [...]

September 20th, 2020|

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Attorney General Maura Healey joins in on TikTok Ocean Spray challenge, listening to Fleetwood Mac while skateboarding, to encourage people to vote

Attorney General Maura Healey joins in on TikTok Ocean Spray challenge, listening to Fleetwood Mac while skateboarding, to encourage people to vote By Heather Morrison Mass Live Staff  | October 27, 2020 Dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt, Attorney General Maura Healey cruises down the sidewalk on her skateboard, taking a swig of Ocean Spray cranberry juice while Fleetwood Mac plays in the background. The Massachusetts attorney general is not the star in an 80′s movie. She’s joining in on the latest TikTok challenge with a special message. “Go vote,” she says at the end. TikTok’s Ocean Spray challenge has people drinking Ocean Spray cranberry juice while riding skateboard to the tunes of Fleetwood Mac. The viral video idea was started by TikTok star [...]

October 27th, 2020|

AG Healey Plans To Fight $8 Billion Purdue Pharma Settlement: ‘Our Department Of Justice Failed Us’

AG Healey Plans To Fight $8 Billion Purdue Pharma Settlement: 'Our Department Of Justice Failed Us' By Tori Bedford WGBH News Staff  | October 22, 2020 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she plans to fight an $8 billion settlement reached Wednesday between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the federal government, after the company pleaded guilty in a criminal investigation to its role in the opioid epidemic. “No one's going to jail, no one's going to prison,” Healey said in an interview with GBH News Wednesday. “The Sacklers are basically able to hold on to their billions and billions of dollars, pay chump change over to the U.S. Treasury, and basically exit.” Healey says she plans to file papers in bankruptcy court [...]

October 22nd, 2020|

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey highlights more than 200 actions taken against President Donald Trump’s administration over environmental protections

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey highlights more than 200 actions taken against President Donald Trump’s administration over environmental protections By Melissa Hanson MassLive Staff  | October 21, 2020 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday has released a report that details more than 200 actions her office has taken against the administration of President Donald Trump in response to rollbacks of critical environmental protections. Some actions have led to victories, Healey’s office said in a statement. “Over the last four years, the Trump Administration has pursued a sweeping and corrupt agenda to roll back and undermine critical environmental protections for the benefit of Donald Trump’s corporate polluter friends,” said Healey. “We have fought these unlawful attacks at every turn, and we are winning. [...]

October 21st, 2020|

ATTORNEY GENERAL HEALEY VISITS LYNN TO TALK ABOUT VOTER RIGHTS

ATTORNEY GENERAL HEALEY VISITS LYNN TO TALK ABOUT VOTER RIGHTS By Gayla Cawley Itemlive.com Staff  | October 9, 2020 LYNN — State Attorney General Maura Healey visited Lynn on Friday afternoon to distribute voter protection flyers as part of her office’s voter protection initiative. Launched earlier this week, the statewide initiative aims to ensure election integrity through the creation of an Election Protection Task Force and Voter Education Campaign. Healey stopped by the Lynn YMCA on Neptune Boulevard, and Roxbury earlier in the day, to kick off that voter education, or public awareness component of her initiative. Representatives from her office distributed multilingual voter protection flyers, which includes information on how to vote, and also discusses voters’ rights to equal access, to [...]

October 9th, 2020|

AG Healey Announces Statewide Voter Protection Initiative

AG Healey Announces Statewide Voter Protection Initiative By Justin Saunders CapeCod.com Staff  | October 8, 2020 BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a number of initiatives to ensure election integrity in the weeks leading up to November 3. “As Election Day approaches, I want each and every voter to know that my office is working hard to ensure your vote is counted, your voice is heard, and our elections have integrity,” said Healey. “We are here to strengthen trust in our democratic process and protect your right to vote.” Election Protection Task Force Healey has convened an internal task force to coordinate election protection related priorities across the office and with state attorneys general across the country. The task force [...]

October 8th, 2020|

‘We will prosecute.’ Maura Healey warns Trump after debate comments about poll watchers

'We will prosecute.’ Maura Healey warns Trump after debate comments about poll watchers By Christina Prignano Boston Globe Staff |October 1, 2020 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday evening sought to reassure Massachusetts voters after President Trump called on his supporters during this week’s presidential debate to monitor polling places on Election Day, sparking accusations of voter intimidation. Healey, a Democrat, said in a video posted to Twitter that she would go to court to stop any moves from Trump that could suppress voting rights, and would prosecute people who break the law. “We’re not going to let Donald Trump undermine our election. It’s a crime to intimidate a voter, or to obstruct the vote, to interfere with the election, and [...]

October 1st, 2020|

Two Charged in Coronavirus Outbreak at Veterans’ Home That Left 76 Dead

Two Charged in Coronavirus Outbreak at Veterans’ Home That Left 76 Dead By Johnny Diaz The New York Times Staff  | September 25, 2020 Two former leaders of a Massachusetts veterans’ home were indicted on charges of criminal neglect in connection to a coronavirus outbreak that contributed to the deaths of at least 76 residents, the state’s attorney general said on Friday. Bennett Walsh, 50, and Dr. David Clinton, 71, were indicted Thursday by a state grand jury on charges related to their work at the facility, the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Mass. Mr. Walsh had been the superintendent of the facility, and Dr. Clinton its medical director. “We believe this is the first criminal case in the country brought against [...]

September 25th, 2020|

AG Maura Healey: Trump Threats To Hold Onto Power ‘Outrageous’

AG Maura Healey: Trump Threats To Hold Onto Power 'Outrageous' By Arun Rath and Matt Baskin WGBH News Staff | September 24, 2020 Throughout his presidency, President Donald Trump has flirted with the idea of holding onto office, win or lose. On Thursday, he refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should Joe Biden beat him in November. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany later said that Trump would accept the results of a "free and fair election." Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey discussed Trump's unprecedented and undemocratic threat with GBH All Things Considered host Arun Rath. This transcript has been edited for clarity. Arun Rath: We've been in strange territory throughout Trump's time in the White House, but this particular threat is [...]

September 24th, 2020|

Mass Attorney General Secures $1 Million Settlement Over Medical Device Company’s Deceptive Marketing

Mass Attorney General Secures $1 Million Settlement Over Medical Device Company’s Deceptive Marketing By Framingham Source Staff  | September 24, 2020 BOSTON – Massachusetts will receive $1.1 million as part of a $60 million multistate settlement involving 49 attorneys general resolving allegations that a national medical device developer engaged in dangerous deceptive marketing of surgical mesh devices, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today, September 24. In a consent judgment filed with a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court today and that is pending court approval, C.R. Bard and its parent company Becton, Dickinson and Company agreed to resolve the Commonwealth’s claims that C.R. Bard misrepresented or failed to adequately disclose serious and life-altering risks of surgical mesh devices, such as chronic pain, scarring and shrinking of [...]

September 24th, 2020|

AG Healey: Intimidating voters illegal at polling places

AG Healey: Intimidating voters illegal at polling places By AP | September 20, 2020 BOSTON (AP) — Interfering or intimidating voters at polling locations is illegal, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said. The Democrat said she felt the need to issue the advisory on Thursday following statements by President Donald Trump raising the possibility of calling up law enforcement officials including sheriffs and police chiefs to monitor for potential cheating at polling locations. State law prohibits intimidation of voters and interference with elections officers by anyone, including law enforcement officers and private citizens, Healy said. She said local police officers stationed at polling places to assist local election officials are generally barred from entering the immediate voting area, unless requested to assist [...]

September 20th, 2020|

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