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37 min ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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.


5 hrs ago | Reuters

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

The Washington Post

Everything you need to know about Elizabeth Warrena s new book

Next week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's much-anticipated book, "A Fighting Chance," will be released, promising to further stir speculation about the rising Democratic star's political ambition.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Scott Brown, Republican, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, Massachusetts Government, Recreational Vehicle, Heartland Rv'S

Casual marijuana use may damage your brain

Once you're logged in, at the top of each article, video or slideshow you will see a list of your Facebook friends who recently visited Choose to share stories you'e read with your friends or turn sharing OFF to keep your reading experience anonymous .


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Opinion


Camp Bailout Is Accepting Applications for This Year's Camp

Massachusetts Premiere Camp For Young Women CAMP BAILOUT was designed by Lieutenant Evelyn Moraghan, a 17 year veteran of the Ashland Fire Department.


Related Topix: Fire

Wed Apr 16, 2014

UMass Memorial Medical cutting more than 100 jobs

UMass Memorial Medical Center will shed more than 100 full-time jobs, including over 50 nursing jobs on two Worcester campuses, in the latest restructuring move at a health care system that is the largest employer in central Massachusetts, the hospital said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Worcester, MA, North Adams, MA, Berkshire County, MA

Massachusetts AG candidates Maura Healey, Warren Tolman differ on state casino law

Democratic candidate for Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey reiterated her opposition to casino gambling on Wednesday during a campaign swing in Springfield, saying she can't support an industry that preys on individuals and a holds a business philosophy where "the house always wins."


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Plainville, MA, South End (Boston, MA), Boston, MA

Everett Eyes Land Grab in Casino Fight

Everett may buy land earmarked for a proposed casino after a current co-owner refused to sign a statement required by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.


Related Topix: Steve Wynn, Gaming, Wynn Resorts

Roll Call

Ratings Change: Massachusetts' 6th District

Massachusetts voters haven't sent a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives from any district in nearly 20 years.


Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Massachusetts Government, Barack Obama


Federal judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller Zohydro

Judge Rya Zobel stated that because Zohydro's use had been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration [official website], this determination preempts any state law banning use of the drug.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Massachusetts Government, Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Go Local

Paul Giorgio: Elizabeth Warren is Right on Student Loans

Elizabeth Warren is on the right track, with her move to stop the government from turning a profit on college loans, believes Paul Giorgio.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Credit Card Debt, Suffolk University

Tue Apr 15, 2014

'Salem's' Janet Montgomery on 'Downton Abbey' work: 'You can't turn it down'

The British actress has done contemporary roles in such shows as CBS' "Made in Jersey" and FOX's "Human Target," but she goes back to the era of the famed Witch Trials as central sorceress Mary Sibley in "Salem," the edgy drama series premiering Sunday on WGN America.


Related Topix: Downton Abbey, Entertainment, Television, Made in Jersey, Janet Montgomery, West Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom,


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