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2 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Four from Lowell plead guilty to fraud charges

Four members of a Lowell family have pleaded guilty to charges they schemed to hide $25 million in wages from the IRS.


Related Topix: Tax

4 hrs ago |

Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Westfield, MA, Air Accidents

Thu Aug 28, 2014

PACs are now in Mass., so get ready for high-priced attack ads

In much of the country, super PACs have been a force for years. But it took a while for these independent political action committees, free to raise unlimited sums from corporations and unions, to land in Massachusetts politics.


Related Topix: Edward Markey, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Scott Brown, John Kerry, US Senate, Republican, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Hot Air

Heartache for lefties: Elizabeth Warren defends Israel at Massachusetts town hall

Via Dave Weigel , this is this is like Ted Cruz telling an audience of tea partiers that raising taxes isn't such a bad idea after all.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts Government, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Christian Science Monitor

Poll shows Mitt Romney leads in Iowa. Does that matter?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with his former vice-presidential running mate, US Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, before Mr. Romney interviews Representative Ryan about Ryan's new book, "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," during an event at the Union League Club on Aug. 21, 2014, in Chicago.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Massachusetts Government, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Mike Huckabee

Popular Mechanics

Massachusetts Has the Worst Drivers. Duh.

Scientists have been studying high-dollar jewel and art heists, hoping the techniques of these skilled criminals can tell them something about... A rallying cry: we live in an age of resurgent self-reliance.


Related Topix: Autos, Motorcycles

Washington Times

Ex-congressman sues Massachusetts over pot denial

A former Massachusetts congressman whose bid to open three medical marijuana dispensaries was rejected by state regulators has filed a lawsuit.


Related Topix: William Delahunt, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Marijuana

Lowell Sun

Mass. National Guard laws appear set for overhaul

The operations of the Massachusetts National Guard would be modernized to include explicit authority to address homeland security threats and new protections against discrimination, under legislation that reached Gov. Deval Patrick's desk this week.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Terrorism, New York


Del McCoury to be Honored with American Roots Master Award

The Berklee College of Music is set to honor Del McCoury with an American Roots Master award when he performs with his band in Boston on September 12. Berklee College of Music's 2014-15 Signature Series kicks-off with Inspired by Muddy and Monroe with Grammy-winning bluegrass group the Del McCoury Band and acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist ... (more)


Related Topix: Berklee College of Music, Pop/Rock, The Band, Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, Blues, Muddy Waters

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Lowell Sun

Republican super PAC targeting Coakley ahead of primary

A Massachusetts super PAC funded largely by the Republican Governors Association plans to target front-running Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley in a new ad slated to begin airing statewide Thursday attacking the attorney general's position on the gas tax.


Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors, US Politics, Mitt Romney


'The meat and potatoes' of fighting drugs

It's 8 p.m. in Chelsea, Massachusetts, just across the Mystic River from Boston.


Related Topix: Drugs, Boston, MA, Chelsea (Boston, MA), Chelsea, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Cape Cod Times

Military: Jet in Virginia crash based in Massachusetts

An Air Force fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot's fate was unknown.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Business Journal

Construction hiring in Massachusetts up 3 percent for July

According to the Associated General Contractors of America, a lobbying group outside of Washington, D.C., 11 of the 12 Massachusetts metros it tracks added jobs in July, with the lone outlier being Pittsfield, which was flat.


Related Topix: Suffolk County, MA, Leominster, MA, Fitchburg, MA

Family member: Robert Honsch, accused of 1995 murders of wife and...

Robert Honsch was so invested in his new identity, he signed his waiver of extradition to Massachusetts from Ohio as "Robert Tyree," according to court records.


Related Topix: Startups, Publishing, Media, IGN Entertainment, News Corporation, Century Media Records, Ottaway Newspapers, Music

Book traces history of baseball in Massachusetts to 18th century

For years, a popular myth said that baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday in 1839.


Related Topix: Pittsfield, MA, Great Barrington, MA, Berkshire County, MA, Dalton, MA, Entertainment

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Massachusetts Beach Evacuated After Great White Shark Sighting

A Massachusetts beach was closed on Monday afternoon after the Massachusetts State Police Airwing spotted a great white shark approximately 75 to 100 yards off the coast of Duxbury, Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Duxbury, MA, IGN Entertainment, Wellfleet, MA

Beacon Hill Times

Beacon Hill Leaders Supporting Tolman for Attorney General Post

Pictured, left to right, State Rep. Jay Livingstone; Warren Tolman, candidate for Massachusetts attorney general; and former State Rep. Paul Demakis at the Paramount on Charles Street.


Related Topix: Boston, MA, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Stephen Lynch, Democrat, Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Ron Paul, Republican, South End (Boston, MA)


Romney: 'Circumstances can change'

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has repeatedly said he is not planning to run for president in 2016 but acknowledged Tuesday "circumstances can change."


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

New York Daily News

Slain Marine's fiance pleads for return of priceless poem

The fiancA© of a Marine killed in Afghanistan had her purse stolen in Massachusetts Sunday.


Berkshire Eagle

Without a REAL IDa compliance, Massachusetts drivera s licenses spurned by feds

Massachusetts residents are finding that their state driver's license is no longer good enough to use as an ID to gain access to some federal facilities.


Related Topix: Brookline, MA


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