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20 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

West side story in voting terms

Folks at City Hall often like to boast about how Worcester is "one city" where everyone has an equal voice and stake in the city's affairs.

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Related Topix: Worcester, MA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Boston.com

Probation saga could be a boon for Charlie Baker

The real-life narrative of the Probation Department trial that resulted in guilty verdicts Thursday could be the text of a winning political ad for Charlie Baker, the Republican candidate for governor who rails against the failures of one-party rule on Beacon Hill.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA, Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), US News, US Politics, Mitt Romney

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Inquirer & Mirror

Oktay named head of global group

Sarah Oktay of the University of Massachusetts Boston Nantucket Field Station was recently named the president of the Organization of Biological Field Stations, a nonprofit that represents field stations and marine labs from around the world.

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Related Topix: Nantucket, MA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Inquirer & Mirror

Life on the Rock: Big Science in a Small Lab

Sarah Oktay likes to say this island is her laboratory. She likes to say that every day the tide brings her new data.

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Related Topix: Nantucket, MA, Inventions, Science / Technology

Medical News Today

Walking out of necessity increases risk of outdoor falls in older adults

Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from UMass Medical School.

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Boston Herald

English issues mistaken for learning disabilities: Watch the Video

'IT DIDN'T HELP ME THAT MUCH': Juan Rodriguez, 10, and his mother, Evelyn Castro, claim he was wrongly put into special education classes when all he needed was help with the English language.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Opinion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Boston.com

More funds urged to stop sexual assaults

While an increasing number of colleges are taking steps to overhaul how they combat sexual assaults, many are still failing to commit adequate financial resources toward addressing the problem, according to national experts.

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Related Topix: Dartmouth College, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, University of Virginia

Thu Jul 17, 2014

EurekAlert!

Older adults who walk out of necessity are at highest risk for outdoor falls

Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from UMass Medical School.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA

Celebrating Independence

"Spilling over the window box, Petunias gay! With every straying, playful breeze They nod and sway."

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WBUR-AM Boston

At Summit On Sexual Assault, Administrators Learn Strategies To Stop Serial Rapists

College administrators from around the country who are meeting this week at Dartmouth College are trying to figure out how to best prevent campus sexual assault and how to punish those responsible.

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Related Topix: Dartmouth College

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Boston.com

UMass Boston announces anonymous $1 million gift

The University of Massachusetts Boston has announced a $1 million anonymous gift that will benefit the college's graduate programs in biology.

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Mequon

Dr. Wilma Bonaparte Appointed Vice President for MATC's Mequon Campus

Dr. Wilma Bonaparte was appointed vice president for Milwaukee Area Technical College's Mequon Campus at a meeting of the MATC District Board June 24. Bonaparte is currently dean of MATC's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Related Topix: Mequon, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Chelsea (Boston, MA)

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Book TV

"The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942"

Nigel Hamilton, senior fellow in the McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, recalls President Franklin D. Roosevelt's military command during World War II and his many debates with his military leadership and other Allied leaders, namely Winston Churchill.

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Related Topix: Cambridge, MA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Mequon

Dr. Wilma Bonaparte Appointed Vice President for MATC's Mequon Campus

Dr. Wilma Bonaparte was appointed vice president for Milwaukee Area Technical College's Mequon Campus at a meeting of the MATC District Board June 24. Bonaparte is currently dean of MATC's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Related Topix: Mequon, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Chelsea (Boston, MA)

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA

UMass Boston cites activist Bell for his organizing spirit

Ron Bell, a longtime community organizer and voting rights advocate, was honored on June 20 by UMass Boston's Emerging Leaders Program with its Leading the Way Award.

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Related Topix: Activism

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Book TV

"The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942"

Nigel Hamilton, senior fellow in the McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, recalls President Franklin D. Roosevelt's military command during World War II and his many debates with his military leadership and other Allied leaders, namely Winston Churchill.

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Related Topix: Cambridge, MA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Book TV

"The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942"

Nigel Hamilton, senior fellow in the McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, recalls President Franklin D. Roosevelt's military command during World War II and his many debates with his military leadership and other Allied leaders, namely Winston Churchill.

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Related Topix: Cambridge, MA

Mequon

Dr. Wilma Bonaparte Appointed Vice President for MATC's Mequon Campus

Dr. Wilma Bonaparte was appointed vice president for Milwaukee Area Technical College's Mequon Campus at a meeting of the MATC District Board June 24. Bonaparte is currently dean of MATC's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Related Topix: Mequon, WI, Milwaukee, WI, Chelsea (Boston, MA)

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Boston.com

Supreme Court rulings jolt groups into action

"We are our own brand on the social issues . . . embracing a woman's right to choose," said Karyn Polito , a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, referring to herself and running mate, Charlie Baker .

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Related Topix: Abortion, Women's Health, Health, Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Boston, MA

Daily Kos

So here am I, a year later

Some of you do, and I've heard that a few of that number have been asking about me.

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