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News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

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WESTFORD, Mass. (AP) - Lanes of a major Massachusetts artery were shuttered due to a transformer fire. State police say the northbound side of Interstate 495 in Westford has reopened following a shutdown from transformer fire spreading to low-hanging electrical wire on the highway. No injuries are reported. The southbound lane is also accessible. The Westford Fire Department and National Grid responded.

BOSTON (AP) - A civil lawsuit is alleging former Senate President Stan Rosenberg knew his estranged husband Bryon Hefner posed a risk to individuals at the Massachusetts Statehouse and Rosenberg and Hefner had an agreement or understanding allowing Hefner access to those individuals. The lawsuit, which names both men, was filed in Suffolk Superior Court on behalf of an unnamed plaintiff who alleges Hefner grabbed his genitals without consent.

BOSTON (AP) - An injured lobsterman has been rescued off the Massachusetts coast by a fire department and the U.S. Coast Guard. Officials say a 78-year-old man on the lobster boat Sea Force One was taken to a hospital by medevac for a leg injury 12 miles off of Gloucester on Tuesday afternoon. He is reported to be in stable condition at the time of the transfer. No other details, including the man's name, are immediately available.

BOSTON (AP) - A proposed "millionaire tax" ballot question may not be dead, after all. A day after Massachusetts' highest court struck down the question, a state senator said he'll revive it by filing a proposed legislative amendment to the state constitution in January. Democratic Sen. Jason Lewis said his proposal would be identical to the ballot question, but would not be subject to the same constitutional challenges.

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