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South Coast Rail nets another $100 million in Senate bill
The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill authorizing $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to pay for upgrades to the state's transportation system.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
New Bedford Art Museum listed among state's best lesser known attractions
The downtown museum is listed as an attraction for art lovers by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism in a press release today.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Mechanics Cooperative adds branch in Taunton
Mechanics Cooperative Bank is expanding its presence in Taunton with the opening of a new bank branch at 316 Broadway in the city.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Banker & Tradesman
Mechanics Cooperative Bank Opens New Branch In Taunton
Mechanics Cooperative Bank today closed its Bay Street location in Taunton and has opened a new branch at 316 Broadway.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Real Clear Politics
Obama's New Political Chief Tries to Reassure Dems
David Simas left nothing to chance when he ran for the Taunton, Mass., school board at the age of 22. He packed the kickoff fund-raiser at the Portuguese-American Civic Club with his extended family, took his mother with him to knock on 5,000 doors and left a handwritten note if no one was home: "Sorry I missed you.
Heroin uptick in Mass. sparks national reaction - Boston.com
Drug addiction must be treated as a disease and the country can't arrest its way out of a heroin and prescription drug epidemic, White House Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske said Monday as officials gathered to discuss a recent spike in heroin overdoses in Taunton.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Brockton police arrest six people in drug raid
Brockton Police arrested six people in a drug raid Friday that uncovered 71.5 grams of crack cocaine, heroin, nearly $3,000 in cash, and two illegal firearms, Brockton Police Lieutenant Paul Bonanca said.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Selectmen Candidate Aims to Address Town Preservation, East Dedham Development
From the contentious topic of taxes to preserving Dedham's unique identity, Dedham Board of Selectmen Candidate Dennis Teehan has wide variety of issues he said he'd like to focus on if elected this April.
Johnson County Sheriff's Office To Receive K-9 Ballistic Vests
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is set to receive three ballistic K-9 vests thanks to a grant from Vested Interest in K-9s, according to a news release put out today.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Markey sees Taunton State Hospital as addict treatment center
With Taunton State Hospital again on the chopping block in Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed state budget, one local legislator is suggesting that the facility could be used to treat addicted women instead of the mentally ill.
DeLeo wants marijuana licenses reviewed
House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo on Wednesday stepped up his criticism of the Patrick administration's handling of medical marijuana licenses, saying state health officials must go back and thoroughly review all 20 provisional licenses they recently awarded to avoid having to restart the entire process.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Killer heroin taking lives in Bristol County and beyond
By CURT BROWN email@example.com A plentiful supply of potent heroin is one of the factors behind a rash of fatal overdoses that since Nov. 1 have killed 54 people in Bristol and Plymouth counties and at least 185 statewide, state police say.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Marijuana firm led by former lawmaker faces lawsuit
A non-profit company led by former Massachusetts Congressman William D. Delahunt, which received three coveted state licenses last month for medical marijuana dispensaries, intends to give 50 percent of the company's revenue to a management firm that is controlled by Delahunt and his business partners in the marijuana dispensary.
Cold Times with Snowy Nickels & Dimes
For sure, a few of us are tiring of the cold this winter. But interestingly enough, the few mild days have been so warm that they've really helped pull up the averages.
Professional development conference set for AP & IB educators
The Massachusetts Aspiration and Achievement Partnership, or MAAP, will host a one-day conference for all Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate teachers in Massachusetts on Monday, March 17. Space is limited to 100 registrants for the free conference, which will be held at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Leominster casino site isn't strategically located
The Cordish proponents have been stating that it makes sense to award the Category 2 gaming license to Leominster because a slots parlor would have no competition in the area.
Opiate overdoses bring call for more drug courts
The recent spike in opiate deaths and overdoses in Massachusetts has created a public-health crisis that demands a speedy, sweeping response, including more courts to deal specifically with drug-addicted defendants, the chief justice of the state's trial court said Monday.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Cape Cod Times
Officials decry addiction 'epidemic'
An emergency call for an overdose Monday morning briefly interrupted the round-table discussion on drug addiction at Taunton Central Fire Station attended by the top drug policy adviser in the United States and several Massachusetts mayors.
Heroin uptick in Taunton sparks national reaction
A recent surge in heroin overdoses in Taunton has shed light on an epidemic that has plagued the state and nation.
Virtual school days replace snow days for some schools
Stronger weather patterns this winter have meant more school cancellations in many parts of the nation, but a handful of high schools are prepared not to let the snow disrupt the learning flow.