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1 hr ago | Daily Mail

Body found at side of Massachusetts highway said by authorities to...

'She's dead. I have the last laugh': Man who didn't want his girlfriend to leave him and go to college strangled her before callously texting her parents and sister to tell them he had killed her Couple who married 70 years ago and stayed so in love they held hands every day at breakfast die 15 hours apart Wu-Tang-affiliated rapper was 'high on ... (more)


Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Fitchburg, MA

2 hrs ago |

Body Found Believed To Be Missing 5-Year-Old Mass. Boy

Investigators in Massachusetts say they believe they have found the body of a child missing for more than six months.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

6 hrs ago |

Bail significantly reduced for Mass. registered sex offender

A Worcester Superior Court Judge this week reduced bail for a registered sex offender and Uxbridge resident, who had been arrested on new child abuse charges last month.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Massachusetts Government

10 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Mets Mascot: Secret Service Threatened to Shoot Me If I Got Too Close to Clinton

Secret Service agent threatened to put some high heat in the Mets mascot's oversized dome if he ventured too close to former President Bill Clinton during a 1997 game at Shea Stadium.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, Massachusetts Government

14 hrs ago |

Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

Massachusetts State Police stand along Interstate 190 where police said a child's body was found Friday, April 18, 2014, near Sterling, Mass.


Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Sterling, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Fitchburg, MA

14 hrs ago | KFVS12

Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.


Related Topix: Sterling, MA, Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Worcester, MA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

SpeakEasy's Paul Daigneault to Receive 2014 Norton Award for Sustained Excellence

SpeakEasy Stage Company Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault has been named the recipient of the 2014 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, The Boston Theater Critics Association announced today.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

Slate Magazine

Warren's World

The political world, for Elizabeth Warren, is a Lewis Carroll derp-o-sphere where no one can focus on what matters.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, John Edwards

UMass-Amherst art professor Young Min Moon wins Guggenheim fellowship

Young Min Moon, associate professor of studio art at the University of Massachusetts , said winning a Guggenheim fellowship is "a form of honor."


Related Topix: UMass Amherst, Arts, Painting

Who Are Five of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Every day, police solve crimes in all our communities. But when suspects get away, Massachusetts law enforcement officers turn to the public for help.


Related Topix: Abington, MA, Boylston, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

YWCA to host Stand Against Racism April 25

One might suppose, when we have an African-American in the White House, that the dark days of racism are behind us.


Related Topix: African-American, Worcester, MA, Princeton, MA, Anna Maria College, Colby College

Go Local

Arthur Schaper: Justina: Still Not Free

Last week, I reported on the unjust treatment which young Justina Pelletier and family were enduring, first from Boston Children's Hospital, then the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families On April 14, the Pelletier parents filed an emergency petition with the Massachusetts Supreme Court demanding custody of their daughter.



In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Genetics, Medicine

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Massachusetts jobless rate drops to 6.3%

Preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 8,000 jobs in March while the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent from 6.5 percent the previous month, the state office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Top chefs fight hunger at Taste of the Nation

Hungry AND want to support a good cause? On April 29, Share Our Strength will put on its 26th annual Taste of the Nation event at Cruiseport Boston, featuring over 60 of Boston's top chefs, including Honorary Chefs Jody Adams, Joanne Chang, Gordon Hamersley, Andy Husbands and Tony Maws, in order to raise money to help end childhood hunger.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Breakfast, Life, Food, Recipes

The Day

Ballot initiative seeks to repeal Massachusetts gaming law

MGM Resorts, the gaming operator expected to be awarded the first Massachusetts casino license by the end of May, asked gaming regulators Thursday to mitigate "the massive financial risk" it would face in launching a project that a ballot initiative could sink.


Grossman, GOAL's Wallace Debate Guns

The head of the state's largest gun ownership rights organization and a Democratic candidate for governor faced off outside the Statehouse in Boston on April 17, to debate gun policy.


Related Topix: Guns, Deval Patrick, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Editorial: John Ashcroft deserved better treatment at University of Massachusetts

The whole idea of listening to one's enemies may be a new idea to the hecklers at UMass, who apparently knew all they needed to about Ashcroft's remarks before he began his speech.


Related Topix: UMass Amherst, George Bush, Opinion

The Baltimore Sun

No looking backward [Commentary]

Americans should not be deterred from working to improve our health care system despite difficulties with implementing the websites of the health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act .


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Medicine, Nursing, Massachusetts Government, Medicare, Opinion

Lowell Sun

Free tuition may expand to children in first-responder deaths

Children of all Massachusetts first responders killed in the line of duty would be eligible to attend a public college or university for free, under a bill expected to pass in the Senate Thursday.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Fire


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