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1 hr ago | 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

6 hrs ago | Cybergrass

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

Study: Mass. Women Face Big Earnings Gap

WalletHub ranked each state in terms of women's equality. Massachusetts came in at No.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

District Administration

Seven new Massachusetts high schools boost tech use for learning and security

Parents, educators, and taxpayers throughout Boston's suburbs are betting that $100 million will help their children enter a competitive college or succeed in today's cutthroat job market.


Washington Times

Massachusetts Dems choose Hillary Clinton, not Elizabeth Warren, for 2016: poll

If Massachusetts Democrats had their way, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be the candidate for president in 2016 - not their hometown Sen. Elizabeth Warren.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Hillary Clinton, Suffolk University

Burlington Police Announce First Successful Use of Nasal Narcan on Overdose Patient

Burlington Police Chief Michael R. Kent announced Monday that the Burlington Police Department on Sunday successfully brought a patient out of an unresponsive state through the administration of Narcan for the first time since the department began carrying the drug in June.


Related Topix: Drugs, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Candidate viewpoint: Western Massachusetts needs to invest in job creation, not destruction

This week we learned that the unemployment rate in Springfield rose in July to 10.5 percent, up from 9.2 percent in June.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, New Bedford, MA, Hampden, MA, Opinion

New York Daily News

Great white shark evacuates Massachusetts beach

This 15-foot great white shark caused the evacuation of hundreds of beachgoers along Duxbury's coast Monday after it was spotted swimming approximately 54 to 100 yards from shore.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government


Great white shark spotted off coast of Mass.

The ocean's top predator, the great white shark, is spotted off the coast of Massachusetts - probably triggering too many memories of the 1970s blockbuster "Jaws."


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government


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