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    Report: Mass. turnpike authority removes violent video games from rest stops [w/poll]
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    The Boston Globe reports the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has removed violent video games from state-owned travel centers following last month's mass shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. As the story goes, Andrew and Tracey Hyams were traveling with their 12-year-old son on ...

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    Report: Transportation Dept. gives $550k to study texting-ban enforcement
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    So far, 39 states have some form of law against texting while driving, but it is a hard thing to enforce. Many drivers continue to text on the road, confident that the local smokies won't spot their sins. That time might be over for Massachusetts and Connecticut, as the National highway Traffic ...

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    Report: Texting Mass teen found guilty of vehicular homicide [w/video]
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    If for some reason you still don't think that texting while driving is a bad idea, here's a story for you. Aaron Deveau, age 17, was allegedly composing a text message when his car crossed the center line of a Massachusetts street, hitting a car head-on. In that car was Daniel Bowley, Jr. and his ...

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    Report: Massachusetts Supreme Court upholds policy of charging $70 fee to innocent motorists
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    Getting a ticket can ruin even the best of days, but at least American motorists have the ability to fight moving violations in court. Challenging a ticket at least gives drivers a shot at avoiding or reducing fines and/or points charged to their records. In Massachusetts, however, a new state ...

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    Video: Kevin Youkilis, Herb Chambers and Biz Markie walk into a car commercial...
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    Being from the Boston area means you learn handful of facts specific to The Hub. One of them is that Kevin Youkilis (A.K.A. "The Greek God of Walks," "Youk") is a great pro baseball player with a few years left in the tank (despite his 2011 woes). Another fact is that you can't throw a stone in ...

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    Report: Terrafugia flying car to start production by end of year
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    Terrafugia Transition flying car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Terrafugia, the Massachusetts-based flying car company, has announced that it is one step closer to putting a road-and-air-going flying car in your driveway. A suitable production facility has been located in Woburn, ...

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    Report: GMC Canyon sales rise in MA thanks to senator's win (w/video)
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    Scott Brown and his 2005 GMC Canyon pickup – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Never underestimate the power of a celebrity endorsement. Or, for that matter, a political one. Massachusetts senator-elect Scott Brown (R) won an unprecedented victory Tuesday in the state's special ...

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    Cars and Coffee roadshow headed for New England this weekend
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    Cars and Coffee, the informal and inclusive wheeled hootenanny originated in Irvine, California has been spreading across the country faster than swine flu. There's no stage with bad cover bands, not a trophy in sight, but you're always likely to see some astounding vehicles. Herb Chambers, New ...

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    Mass. governor pondering so-called "Hummer Tax"
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Hummer H2
    The Governor of Massachusetts is backing a new state proposal to tax larger gas-guzzling vehicles each year when drivers register them. The so-called "Hummer Tax" would be the first in the nation, and it is designed to directly discourage ...

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    Class warfare: Exotic car owners in MA got massive tax break
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    Owning a high-end car? Fun. Paying the hefty vehicle tax on it? Not so much -- that is, unless you live in the state of Massachusetts. From the late 1990s to 2007, the state's Registry of Motor Vehicles missed collecting $32 million a year in annual taxes because it used the NADA database to ...

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    Is the 2008 Honda Accord Motor Trend's COTY?
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    Has Ernie Boch Jr. let the cat out of the bag? Autoblog reader Jason tipped us that he heard a fleeting mention of the 2008 Honda Accord being Motor Trend's Car Of The Year during a commercial for a seasonal promotion at the national sales champ dealership. Could it be that Jason's sharp ear has ...

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    Massachusetts introduces bill to ban modified exhausts
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    Legislators in Massachusetts are set to introduce a bill in October that will ban modified exhausts in the land of a certain tea party and the world's best baked beans. The pious patriots over at SEMA have been fighting this day for years, but the politicians have decided they've had enough with ...

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    VIDEO: Gullwings aplenty - 2007 Bricklin Owner's meet and a chat with Malcom Bricklin
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    Bricklin owners have got it good. What other group of enthusiasts can have the founder and chief designer of their cars come and hang out with them for a weekend? Bricklin owners can, and did. From July 18th through the 22nd, the central Massachusetts city of Leominster played host to a flock of ...

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    The most Bricklins we've ever seen in one place
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    click on the picture above to see a gallery of 15 shotsNo, we're not talking about what happens when Malcolm gets together with the rest of the clan, but it is a family gathering of sorts. The Bricklin SV-1, Bricklin's 1970s stab at a safety GT, of course has a cult following. How could you deny ...

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    Honda Accord junket set for Boston, on decaying pile of garbage
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    Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor has a name it has truly earned. During a hundred-year-span, a list of its illustrious tenants includes a brothel, a horse rendering plant, a grease reclamation plant, and then tons and tons of Boston garbage dumped there over thirty years. The dumping ended when ...

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