Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of Massachusetts's population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.
A Massachusetts man who was pen pals with Anne Frank's father has donated a trove of letters and mementos he received from Otto Frank to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for the 90th anniversary of.. USATODAY.com - Published
On Thursday the Democratic National Committee announced the 20 candidates who qualified for the first presidential primary debate at the end of June on NBC. Leading the group of presidential candidates..
Jun 12, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) skates with the Conn Smythe Trophy after defeating the Boston Bruins in game seven of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden...
(Reuters) - The St. Louis Blues completed a most improbable journey and wiped out decades of misery by beating the Boston Bruins on Sunday to capture their first Stanley Cup and set off a celebration..
According to a report by Reuters, researchers warn that a near record-size 'dead zone' of oxygen-starved water could form in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, threatening huge amounts of marine life. On..
A new poll shows that former Vice President Joe Biden is leading among Democrats in the 2020 presidential election. According to Business Insider, he is at the top in Iowa, the first state that votes..
Famed movie and television star Kevin Spacey unexpectedly showed up in a Nantucket courtroom Monday. According to Newser, the 59-year-old was there for a pre-trial hearing in the groping case against..
Uproxx reports Kevin Spacey appeared at a Nantucket courthouse on Monday for the pre-trial hearing in his sexual assault case. The disgraced former 'House of Cards' actor was not required to attend the..
The U.S. Supreme Court declined an opportunity to give businesses broader rights to contribute money to political candidates and causes. The justices refused to question a Massachusetts law that bars..
Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner is back on the streets. Weiner is out of the post-prison half-way house he stayed in after his from jail for three months. Weiner stayed in a halfway house..
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Business Insider reports there may likely be a Republican challenger to President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld has already announced his plans to explore a..
A Massachusetts woman will become the first known person to win approval from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to receive ongoing methadone treatment for her heroin addiction while.. Reuters - Published
A federal judge on Friday tossed the convictions of a co-owner and former employee of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy accused of conspiring to help it evade regulatory oversight before its drugs.. Reuters - Published
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Thursday endorsed her campaign staff's decision to unionize, an expected move from the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who has made workers' rights.. Reuters - Published