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56 min ago | HCAM News

Patrick Administration Calling On Volunteers for 8th Annual Park Serve Day on April 26

The Patrick Administration is encouraging residents to volunteer at state parks and beaches across the Commonwealth on Saturday, April 26, 2014 for the 8th Annual Park Serve Day.


Related Topix: Waltham, MA, Uxbridge, MA, Douglas, MA, Winchendon, MA, Upton, MA

4 hrs ago | Go Local

Does Religion Belong in MA Public Schools?

Separation of church and state, people's First Amendment rights, and religious tolerance have always been a source of debate, but what role should religion have in Massachusetts public schools? A recent report published by Gateway to a Better Education entitled " The Bible in State Academic Standards " analyzed the various laws, regulations, and ... (more)


Tue Apr 22, 2014

Go Local

Wachusett High Senior Named Miss Massachusetts National Teenager

Princeton's Kelsey Henderson a senior at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, was named Miss Massachusetts National Teenager at a regional competition in Vermont.


Related Topix: Holden, MA, Sturbridge, MA, Family, Kids, Concord, MA, Dining

Bellingham Herald

With eyes on possible Clinton run, questions on room for other women

But her candidacy would also likely block the paths for other women running for the White House, and, notably, for those who would like to be vice president.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Government, Amy Klobuchar

Go Local

Paul Giorgio: Mr. Baker, MA Doesn't Want a Liar for Governor

Mr. Baker, Massachusetts voters want a Governor who tells the truth, not one who makes up the truth, believes Paul Giorgio.


Boston Herald

Vermont jury awards $35 million in sex abuse case

A woman who said she was sexually abused over several years in the 1990s was awarded $35 million by a civil court jury, though her attorney acknowledged it was unlikely the defendant would ever be able to pay all of it.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Opinion

JD Supra

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Proposes Elimination of Most...

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently proposed legislative reform that would abolish non-compete agreements made in the technology and life sciences sectors, as well as other, currently unspecified industries.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts Government


Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue... An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Ohio, Ohio Government, Massachusetts Government

Dover Head Start volunteer was required to register as sex offender

The Policy Council chairman of Head Start was convicted in Massachusetts for the indecent assault and battery on a minor, according to an indictment charging him with a class A felony.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Sentinel & Enterprise

Peter Lucas: Berwick says Medicare for all is the way to go

Former Medicare Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Newton, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Opinion

Berkshire Eagle

a Serious contendera in MBTA railcar bid still hot on Berkshires location

At least one manufacturer, described as a "serious contender" to make railcars for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, remains interested in setting up its facility in the Berkshires, officials say.


Related Topix: Berkshire County, MA, Pittsfield, MA, Dalton, MA, Adams, MA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Hispanic Business

Elizabeth Warren Wants 'A Fighting Chance' for the Little Guy

How has an earnest 64-year-old Harvard professor with a specialty in bankruptcy law emerged as a progressive hero and presidential prospect? For one thing, listen to what Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says when asked if some bankers should have gone to jail in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Healthcare Law, Law, Scott Brown, Republican, Barack Obama

Brush fires break out throughout Western Massachusetts; firefighters...

Firefighters from five departments were needed Monday afternoon to put out a brush fire that scorched eight acres of land on Wilbraham Mountain and threatened a nearby house and barn off Caldwell Drive in Wilbraham.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Wilbraham, MA, Springfield, MA

With wildfires increasing, Massachusetts officials urge caution in state forests and parks

Marking the start of Wildfire Awareness Week, Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Jack Murray urged residents to use caution while visiting state forests and parks to avoid wildfires.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Wilbraham, MA, Holyoke, MA, South Hadley, MA, Easthampton, MA

Glenn Beck Really Regrets Gift He Gave to Romney: 'Pisses Me Off to This Day'

The Blaze radio host Glenn Beck revealed on Monday that he deeply regrets giving Mitt Romney the gift he gave him when the former Massachusetts governor ran for president.


Related Topix: Mitt Romney, US Politics, US News, Massachusetts Government, Television

Democrat troll, tyrant, gangster, and domestic terrorist Sen. Harry Reid

Sen. Reid has proven to be one of the nastiest, most vicious thug, liar, and slanderer in government.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Nevada Government, Nevada, Massachusetts Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Sex Assault Victim Has Right to $20 Million of Abuser's Money

A Chittenden Superior Court jury returned a $35 million verdict against Scott Isaacson, 56, of Hyannis, Mass.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Second Amendment Update: Judge: Out-of-state pot rap can't stop...

SECOND AMENDMENT UPDATE: Judge: Out-of-state pot rap can't stop gun ownership. "A federal judge yesterday ruled that two Bay State men - previously convicted of marijuana possession in other states - could not be denied the right to have guns in their homes for self-defense purposes based on their prior drug crimes.


Related Topix: Guns, Drugs

The Shrewsbury Lantern

Shrewsbury Residents Asked Once Again to Step Up for 46th Annual Walk for Hunger

Project Bread, a statewide anti-hunger organization committed to ending hunger in Massachusetts, has announced the 46th annual Walk For Hunger will take place on Sunday, May 4, 2014.


Related Topix: Shrewsbury, MA, Life, Food, Nutrition, Watertown, MA, Cambridge, MA, Mattapan, MA

The Modesto Bee

Massachusetts to participate in drug take-back day

The Northwestern District Attorney's Office, Drug Enforcement Administration, Hampshire and Franklin sheriff's departments, local police, prevention coalitions and other partners have collected more than seven tons of unwanted and outdated prescription drugs since 2011.


Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Easthampton, MA, Southampton, MA, South Hadley, MA


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