Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

  • Agency: Massachusetts Attorney General's Office
  • Address: One Ashburton Place, Boston, 02108-1518 MA
  • Chief:
Phone: (617) 727-2200
Fax:
Email:
Website:

Massachusetts Attorney General's Office is located at One Ashburton Place, Boston, 02108-1518 MA. The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office phone number is (617) 727-2200.

Massachusetts Attorney General's Office News

Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are joined today by local business leaders to launch a new landmark partnership between the business community and government to end sex buying in Massachusetts. The new partnership, Employers Against Sex Trafficking (EAST), announced that 23 businesses have adopted zero tolerance policies on sex buying for their workplaces. Recognizing that buyers are the catalyst for all sex trafficking, these policies explicitly prohibit those who work for these businesses from engaging in any activities related to sex-buying, creating zero tolerance policies for employees soliciting and buying sex. Today’s announcement is part of an ongoing effort by AG Healey and Mayor Walsh to end the demand for illegal sex and raise awareness about sex trafficking.

We remember the brave men and women who gave everything in service to our country. We offer our gratitude to their families and honor their selflessness and sacrifice. #MemorialDay

Families across the country are being torn apart by gun violence every day in our country. We need action and ERPO laws are the kind of common sense reform that every state should pass. #Enough

Heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone continue to cause hundreds of deadly overdoses across our state each year. We're working with our partners in law enforcement to disrupt the trafficking networks that bring these drugs onto our communities.

The Mount Ida closure is a wake-up call. We need to take proactive steps to prevent future chaos and financial harm to students, parents, faculty, and staff. Our experience working with Mount Ida students confirms that we need better oversight and accountability. I am calling for the creation of a new financial oversight office at the Department of Higher Education and for Governor Baker and the Legislature to provide the resources needed to help the Department work with schools, accreditors, and other agencies to protect students and families.

‪Today we honored the selflessness and sacrifice of Massachusetts servicemembers lost since 9/11. We hold them and their families in our hearts forever.

Strong gun laws save lives. They’re one reason Massachusetts has the lowest rate of gun violence in the country. This critical legislation will help us take the next step by making sure people who pose a risk of harm to themselves or others do not have access to a gun. I applaud Speaker DeLeo, Chairman Sanchéz, Representative Linsky Representative Decker, and the House for advancing this important measure, and urge the Senate and the Governor to act quickly to join them.

‪More than 37,000 men and women from Massachusetts have sacrificed their lives in service to our country. We honor each and every one of them at the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund Heroes Flag Garden. 🇺🇸‬

Every woman in Massachusetts and across the country deserves accurate and unbiased information about her reproductive health care and the ability to make informed decisions with her doctor. This dangerous attempt by the Trump Administration to control the conversations women have with their doctors puts the health of more than 4 million women in our country at risk. We will fight back against this terrible policy and defend women’s access to comprehensive medical care.

Yesterday, we indicted a man connected to a large drug trafficking operation in Methuen that was dismantled one year ago in a joint takedown with our federal, state, and local partners in law enforcement. At the time of his arrest, investigators recovered two firearms, heroin, fentanyl, and $1 million in cash.

Students are planning their escape from classrooms and cafeterias and calculating how likely they are to survive a shooting. They shouldn't have to, but without action from Congress this is the world they are growing up in. Six years ago we witnessed the unimaginable at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 26 children and school staff killed in minutes by a gunman wielding an assault rifle. But what was unimaginable then is familiar today to every student practicing active shooter drills and witnessing shooting after shooting in schools across the country. This isn't the America I grew up in, and we need to do everything we can to stop this madness.

Again and again, we've seen opioid manufacturers ignore their responsibilities as a heartbreaking epidemic has unfolded all across this country. It's time to raise penalties on drug companies that do not report suspicious orders and hold them accountable. 39 AGs are urging Congress to pass the CARA 2.0 and CARES Acts which would increase civil penalties from $10,000 to $100,000 per violation and double the maximum criminal penalty from $250,000 to $500,000. While our investigations into opioid manufacturers and distributors continue, these changes will keep up the pressure on drug companies to properly address the devastation the opioid crisis has caused.

The gun lobby wants you to give up. Don't. We can pass stronger gun laws that will save lives.

10 innocent lives were just taken in Santa Fe and countless others made to suffer unimaginable heartbreak and trauma. Their government failed them. We need immediate action on guns or nothing will change. This is going to happen again, families will be shattered, schools will never be the same, and President Trump and Republicans in Congress will only ever bother to send thoughts and prayers. We are greiving for Santa Fe and, in the name of everyone we have lost, we will march, and rally, and commit ourselves every day to preventing gun violence and stopping this madness.

What the Supreme Court recognized in Brown v. Board of Education 64 years ago is as true now as it was then. Every child's right to an education must be equal — no matter race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, or immigration status.

It was 14 years ago today that Massachusetts recognized the right of all people to marry the person they love. The fight for equal rights for all continues here and across the country. We're not finished. 🏳️‍🌈

We should be expanding access to health care in our country, not shrinking it. The Trump Administration is moving to pull funding from comprehensive reproductive health centers and instead prop up facilities that do not provide women with real, fact-based information. As a result, the lives of millions of women and families are in jeopardy. Yesterday, we filed an amicus brief supporting Planned Parenthood and the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association to fight back against this thoughtless attack on women's health.

Strong gun laws save lives. That's why we support the ERPO bill in Massachusetts. Every state should pass one.

These are the unstoppable women leading the New York State Attorney General's Office. No matter what comes our way, we will continue to stand alongside them and fight for the people of our states and our country.

For years, WesternUnion allowed scammers to rip people off through wire transfers. Thanks to a major settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, victims have an opportunity to get their money back. Go to www.ftc.gov/wu to make a claim before the May 31 deadline.

Millions of women are in jeopardy as President Trump and Vice President Pence attack funding for birth control, STI testing, breast cancer screenings, and more. We filed an amicus brief today calling for a nationwide injunction blocking the administration and protecting the health care of uninsured and underinsured women across the country.

We are extremely disappointed in the way Mount Ida handled this closure. Hundreds of students have had their education and future plans put in jeopardy, and many dedicated faculty and staff have lost their jobs. Over the past few weeks, we have worked closely with students, parents, UMass campuses, and other schools to ensure that Mount Ida students have the best possible options to pursue and complete their degrees on time. We will continue to review whether Mount Ida’s Board of Trustees and senior administrators violated their fiduciary duties in addressing the college’s financial condition and carrying out its educational mission.

While President Trump and his administration turn their backs on the public interest, state attorneys general are in court fighting for health care, civil rights, and the rule of law.