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56 min ago | Business Journal

a Nashoba Valley Medical Center nurses join Massachusetts Nurses Association

Nashoba Valley Medical Center nurses have voted to join the Massachusetts Nurses Association, bringing 123 registered nurses into the fold of nearly 23,000 unionized health care professionals in the state.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

56 min ago | Advocate

Op-ed: Social Justice Can Cure What Ails Us

As our movement continues to advance, we are learning that equality is not the end game in and of itself.


Related Topix: Transgender, Massachusetts Government, Gay/Lesbian, Opinion

1 hr ago | Free Republic

Americans really wish they had elected Mitt Romney instead of Obama

Americans are so down on President Obama at the moment that, if they could do the 2012 election all over again, they'd overwhelmingly back the former Massachusetts governor's bid.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Government, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Sociologist and Dean Tries Her Hand at Being Top Academic Leader

"I feel like I'm joining a team with a halo on it," says Katherine Newman, who becomes provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst this week.


Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, University of Wisconsin Madison

Zack Wittman for The Boston Globe Heroin deaths shock, mobilize Scituate families

Those elements are part of a drug-related drama playing out in Scituate, a comfortable South Shore community whose whitewashed lighthouse and cozy harbor have long evoked a seaside ideal of suburban life.


Related Topix: Scituate, MA, Cohasset, MA, Winchester, MA, Weymouth, MA

In Massachusetts governor's race, a patchwork fundraising map

Democratic Gubernatorial hopeful Martha Coakley, second from left, responds to a question on mental health as she sits with fellow candidates Donald Berwick, left, and Steve Grossman, third from left, as moderator Tom Ashbrook, second from right, and Republican Gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker, right, look on during the 2014 Massachusetts ... (more)


Related Topix: Beacon Hill (Boston, MA), Boston, MA, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Worcester, MA, Springfield, MA

The Hill

Scott Brown's Granite State bust

Scott Brown's much anticipated Granite State brawl with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has turned out to be more of a Granite State bust.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Government, 2012 Presidential Election

Lowell Sun

Putting undocumented children ahead of state's

Gov. Deval Patrick might have overestimated the hospitality and generosity of Massachusetts residents on opening the state's checkbook to Central America's undocumented children arriving illegally at our southern border.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Bourne, MA, Chicopee, MA, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Opinion

WTOP-FM Washington

Food Fight

Maria Arvarado, of Haverhill, Mass. finds empty produce bins as she shops Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Market Basket supermarket in Haverhill, Mass.


Related Topix: Haverhill, MA, Maggie Hassan, US Governors, West Bridgewater, MA, Bridgewater, MA, Clark University

Drivers of rental cars still liable for paying tolls on Tobin Bridge

The Tobin Bridge switched to all-electronic tolling last week, which means that drivers who travel over the bridge must either pay with an E-ZPass transponder, or have the fee charged to the address registered with their license plate number.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Patrick OKs OKs 10 a.m. Sunday liquor store openings

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill that gives the stores permission to begin doing business at 10 a.m. instead of at noon.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors


Mitt Romney Reportedly Mixed Up Donna Brazile And Gwen Ifill

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney apparently mixed up two prominent African-American women during the 2012 campaign, according to The New York Times.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, African-American, Massachusetts Government

CBS Local

Mass. Okays Sunday Morning Liquor Store Openings

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill that gives the stores permission to begin doing business at 10 a.m. instead of at noon.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts Government

Boston Herald

As You Were Saying...Mass. law thwarts job creation

A recent lawsuit claiming that Uber, the fast-growing online ride-matching service, is misclassifying drivers as independent contractors could only be filed in Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Opinion

Boston Herald

Connector staffers cashing in

Even as beleaguered Bay Staters struggle to get health insurance through the state's failed Obamacare website, Massachusetts Health Connector brass have been promoting their top managers and handing them hefty taxpayer-funded raises ranging from $10,000 to $22,000, the Herald has learned.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Opinion

WBUR-AM Boston

Mass. GOP Sees Political Fallout From Probation Verdict

Republicans hoping to loosen the Democratic party's tight grip on state government say the verdict in the probation department trial points to the dangers of one-party dominance in Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Banker & Tradesman

Quincy Office Building Refinanced

The 204,750-square-foot class A office building is 95 percent leased to tenants including the state Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

JD Journal

Partners HealthCare System Takeover Being Fought by Antitrust Experts

A judge in Massachusetts has been asked by 21 national antitrust experts and health economists to block Partners HealthCare System's takeovers of South Shore Hospital and Hallmark Health System, according to The Boston Globe.



An Obamacare gotcha moment

Health law opponents and conservative academics are highlighting a two-year-old video of Gruber - who has advised both the Obama administration and then-Gov. Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health reform effort - in which he seems to agree that the law's health insurance subsidies can't be awarded through federal-run exchanges, only through the ... (more)


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Health Insurance, Health

New Massachusetts law bars shark finning

FILE: This September 18, 2012, photo provided by OCEARCH shows scientists tagging a great white shark named Mary Lee off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.



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