Ellen Fleming, WWLP-22News

Ellen Fleming


Boston, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Ellen:

First-ever all-female Governor, Lieutenant governor duo

The state made history by electing the first ever all-female Governor, Lieutenant governor duo on November 8th. → Read More

Police officers’ certification will be made available soon

In a move for more public accountability, police officers’ certification will be made publicly available soon. → Read More

Massachusetts emergency shelter to be set up in Devens

The state is seeing a surge of migrants and those struggling to find housing. → Read More

Conservation groups call for more investment in MA state parks

The weather is getting chilly, but people are still going out to enjoy the state’s public parks and forests. However, a recent letter sent to lawmakers is saying that those parks are in crisis. → Read More

Baker asks for more funding to assist with sheltering migrants

The Baker Administration is asking for more money to help with the surge of migrants the state is seeing. Baker filed the $139 million supplement budget proposal on Friday. → Read More

Opioid-related deaths continue to plague the country as a whole

Opioid-related deaths continue to plague not just our state, but the country as a whole. → Read More

Medicare for All could be reality in Massachusetts

Medicare for all is one step closer to becoming a reality in Massachusetts. In 20 house districts across the state, voters were asked if they support ‘Medicare for All’ and the measure was an overwhelming success. The non-binding policy question won in every district where it was on the ballot. → Read More

Bill to protect public spaces awaits Governor Baker’s approval

Last week, the Massachusetts legislature took steps to protect public spaces. Having passed the Senate and the House, the bill now goes before the Governor for his consideration. → Read More

Live drawing marks 50 years for Mass Lottery

The Massachusetts Lottery turned 50 in 2022 and the Massachusetts State House held a celebration Wednesday. → Read More

New Medal of Fidelity presented at State House on Veterans Day

Veterans and those who lost their lives in battle are honored at the State House everyday in Memorial Hall, but Veteran’s Day celebrations brought dozens of veterans into the building. The celebration also included international guests from the United State’s allied Countries, and a ceremony was performed to honor those still missing in action and for prisoners of war → Read More

‘Millionaires Tax’ passes in Massachusetts

Question 1, the “millionaires tax” question, passed by 52% on Tuesday. The passage of the question means the state constitution will be amended for the first time in 22 years to tax income over $1 million with a 4% surtax. → Read More

New representation in the State House for western Massachusetts

Next term, there will be a host of new and old faces when it comes to who will be representing the western part of the state. → Read More

Historic Election Day results for Massachusetts

Healey and Driscoll may be the first female duo elected to the corner office, but they are not the only ones to have made history Tuesday night. → Read More

MA officials predict lower voter turnout this year as Election Day nears

Midterms are tomorrow, but Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin called this year’s election “anti-climatic”. → Read More

$5M identified in Massachusetts SNAP fraud audit

BOSTON (WWLP) – A new report from the auditor looked at fraud in the Commonwealth. In this past fiscal year, the state saw a significant increase in fraud when looking at public assistance programs. In the auditor’s latest report, the Bureau of Special Investigations found more than $13.5 million worth of fraud in the fiscal […] → Read More

Economic development bill includes funding for state needs

The $3.8 billion economic development bill includes funding for a host of state needs. → Read More

Massachusetts legislation passed to help those with disabilities

Two bills that were passed in the Senate Thursday during an informal session will help those in the Commonwealth with disabilities live more independently. → Read More

Economic development bill now sits on Governor’s desk

It’s been a back and forth for months now when it comes to the economic development bill, and finally Wednesday a deal was struck. → Read More

Governor Baker signs bill dealing with ‘step therapy’

The legislature ended formal sessions in August, but some bills are still making their way through the process. → Read More

Massachusetts received a failing grade in child sex trafficking laws

A shocking report found most of the country failed when it came to protecting children and youth from sex trafficking laws. → Read More