Paul Heroux hadn’t been on a vacation in over three years. The Attleboro mayor was eyeing a trip to the Middle East when he got some unexpected news in September: Mura, his 10-year-old dog, needed emergency surgery. Doctors had found a three- to four-pound tumor pushing against her spleen, causing it to rupture. She survived, but the tumor was malignant. Mura had blood cancer. She was dying. Even with chemotherapy, she was given a 50 percent chance to live another six months. Heroux, also looking to check off a few boxes on his own bucket list, decided to make the most of it. On Friday, the duo rode Heroux’s 2015 Volvo S60 back into their hometown after a two-week, 8,500-mile cross-country trip that took them to some of the nation’s most beautiful treasures — one long ride of a lifetime for a faithful four-legged companion. “My thinking was mainly I wanted to spend my vacation time with my dog because we have little time left and she’s family to … [Read more...] about This Massachusetts mayor’s dog got a terminal diagnosis. Then the road trip began.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city has canceled its nearly century-old Veterans Day parade this year because of a dwindling number of spectators and participants. Steven Connor, director of Central Hampshire Veterans’ Services, says he’s been helping organize the Northampton parade for 14 years, and estimates that participation has decreased by about half in recent years. VFW Post 8006 Commander Tom Pease says World War II and Korean War veterans are just too old to march these says. City Veterans Council President Brad LeVay says younger veterans are not interested in marching. The parade began as a way to welcome soldiers returning from World War I. There will still be a ceremony and an annual breakfast Sunday to mark the day, and organizers say they may bring the parade back in the future. Close … [Read more...] about Massachusetts city cancels Veterans Day parade
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matt Rocheleau Globe Staff November 09, 2018 The number of million-dollar earners among us continues to grow.The Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s latest report on million-dollar earners living in the state shows there were 16,115 residents statewide who reported an adjusted gross income of more than $1 million during the 2016 tax year, the most recent year for which data is available.(Remember, we’re talking about income that exceeds $1 million, not assets.) Advertisement That’s up a smidge from the previous year’s tally of 15,950 million-dollar earning residents.But looking back further, the number of residents raking in at least seven figures in Massachusetts has exploded.There were 10,458 such residents in the 2010 tax year and just 7,895 such residents in 2004.The latest figures mean there are about 2 million-dollar earners per … [Read more...] about Where the million-dollar earners live in Massachusetts
Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned from his post Wednesday, per the request of President Donald Trump — and politicians from Massachusetts, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, have issued some strong reactions on social media. Trump announced the departure of Sessions over Twitter — and his acting replacement, Matthew G. Whitaker — the day following the midterm elections, in which Democrats regained control of the House. In response, Warren wrote that that president “is laying the groundwork to fire [Special Counsel] Robert Mueller,” who is currently heading the Russia investigation, by firing Sessions. “Congress must act NOW to protect the investigation,” she wrote on Twitter. Read how other politicians in the state are reacting to the news, below: Close … [Read more...] about Massachusetts politicians react to resignation of Jeff Sessions
BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, weighing a possible White House run, defeated two challengers Tuesday, while Republican Gov. Charlie Baker won a second term in Massachusetts. Voters in the state election also returned an all-Democratic House delegation to Washington, and approved a first-in-the-nation ballot question on transgender rights. Another ballot initiative that would have mandated nurse staffing levels in hospitals was defeated. Warren, who turned aside Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl and independent candidate Shiva Ayyadurai, has seen her national profile soar as a leader of the liberal wing of Democratic Party, in part because of her frequent Twitter clashes with President Donald Trump. For Warren, who won a second six-year term, attention will quickly turn to the 2020 election. She has promised to take “a hard look” at a presidential run. In the race for governor, Democrat Jay Gonzalez lost to Baker, who remains popular in … [Read more...] about Here’s an overview of the 2018 midterm election results in Massachusetts