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Massachusetts hands out 900 illegal tickets, refuses to issue refunds

http://boston.cbslocal.com

Massachusetts department of transportation handed out about 900 speeding tickets on a newly created stretch of road. The issue is that they did not follow their own laws around setting speed limits and enforcing them.

They have publicly admitted to the tickets being illegal and unenforceable, but when asked about possible refunds, they basically told the media that you would have to take them to court if you want your money back.

the illegality is due to the the state not performing an engineering study to determine the maximum safe speed for the stretch of road.

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WARNING: You are about to enter Massachusetts

http://www.newburyportnews.com

Cross a state line and laws change. That's especially true between New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Laws relating to seat belts, guns, cellphones, motorcycle helmets, fireworks and knives are among those lawmakers want to warn people about. That's not to mention alcohol and tobacco prices and New Hampshire's tax-free shopping.

Six GOP lawmakers want the Department of Transportation to erect signs along every unmarked road leading from New Hampshire into Massachusetts, stating: "Warning: Massachusetts Border 500 Feet."

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E-cigs banned in workplaces in Boston, city prohibits sales to minors

http://www.boston.com

Boston health officials today voted to treat electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, like tobacco products, banning use of the increasingly popular products in the workplace and restricting their sale to adults only.

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MA Supreme Court Approves Charging Innocent Ticket Recipients

http://www.thenewspaper.com

Innocent drivers can be charged $75 to fight a traffic ticket, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled.

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Proposed Lowell law would tighten rules for gun owners

http://www.lowellsun.com

The proposed law would also require owners of more than 10 firearms to secure them in a locked safe or vault and install an alarm system with central monitoring that would notify police when the alarm is activated.

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MA Supreme Court: Marijuana Odor Not Enough To Search...

http://boston.cbslocal.com

BOSTON (AP) — The odor of burnt marijuana alone is not enough for police to suspect criminal activity and order a person to get out of a car, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday, citing a state law that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of the narcotic.

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Mass. man in threatening rap gets a year in jail - Boston.com

http://www.boston.com

A man convicted of threatening law enforcement officials in a rap video posted on the Internet has been sentenced to a year in jail. Jason Foley was also sentenced Thursday in Taunton District Court to two years of probation and banned from accessing the Internet or using a computer.

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Penn Jillette talks about FSP participants being arrested

http://revision3.com

Penn Jillette talks about Free State Project participants being arrested in his home town of Greenfield, Massachusetts for videoing police.

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Blasphemy Illegal in Massachusetts

http://www.mass.gov

Beware of your words and thoughts if you are in Massachusetts, it is a crime to be an atheist:

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Mass. Bureaucrats Fighting Over Who Can Hold Road Construction Signs

http://www.boston.com

The incident Tuesday was the latest flare-up in an increasingly tense dispute between the Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation over the use of civilian flaggers at city construction sites overseen by the state.

State officials say they want to use civilian flaggers, allowed under a new state law, to save money; police in Boston and elsewhere, who can earn huge amounts of money working at construction sites, have argued that public safety is better served by having officers, rather than civilians, working the jobs.

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