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3 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Opinion

7 hrs ago | 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.

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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.

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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.

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Politico

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)

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Health Insurance, Health

MassLive.com

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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National Public Radio

Cape Cod Residents Object As Mass. Governor Offers To House Migrant Kids

Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

WTOP-FM Washington

Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

Shoppers encounter empty shelves as they shop Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Market Basket supermarket in Haverhill, Mass.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

International Business Times

Jury Awards 14 Million in the Death of a Woman: Ruled Radius Health...

The family of a 90-year-old woman Genevieve Calandro has been awarded $14 million by a Middlesex County Jury.

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Related Topix: Appendicitis, Health

Lowell Sun

Judge: City erred in closing pubs

Finn's Pub and Brian's Ivy Hall were open for business Wednesday night after a Superior Court judge Wednesday ruled the city made an error in law by immediately closing both businesses after a License Commission meeting last week.

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Patch.com

9-Year-Old Mass. Boy Who Loves Sharks Inspires Lawmakers to Ban Fin Trade

A 9-year-old Lowell boy who loves sharks said he was overjoyed Thursday when Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill banning shark fins.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors

FOX23

Massachusetts agencies to address problem gambling

State gambling regulators are set to sign an agreement with the state's health and human services agency to address problem gambling.

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Boston Herald

Vandals topple headstones at Auburn cemetery

Chief Andrew Sluckis estimated the cost of the damage at the Worcester Hebrew Cemetery discovered earlier this week at $15,000.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sentinel & Enterprise

Pipeline opponents take message to Groton

Local opponents of a natural-gas pipeline proposed for towns across Massachusetts gathered at the boat launch along the Nashua River to fulfill their portion of a statewide walk protesting the project, which many believe is unnecessary.

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Related Topix: Groton, MA, Dracut, MA, Dunstable, MA

The Wall Street Journal

Barney Frank Challenges GOP's 'Too Big to Fail' Arguments

Former Rep. Barney Frank appears before the House Financial Services Committee at a hearing on "Assessing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act Four Years Later" on July 23. On Wednesday, Barney Frank came back to the committee he used to lead to defend the financial overhaul law he helped create.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Barney Frank, Democrat, Michael Capuano, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts Government, Republican, Jeb Hensarling

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Bill targets juror bias, awards in Mass. civil cases

Plaintiffs in civil cases would be able to specify an amount for damages, and their attorneys would be able to ask questions directly of potential jurors, under legislative changes to the state's judicial procedures that have now cleared the House and Senate.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Wed Jul 23, 2014

MassLive.com

Storm rolls through Western Massachusetts; outages, flooding and lightning strikes reported

Lightning strikes the Mount Tom range behind Veterans Park and St. Jerome's Church in Holyoke.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Holyoke, MA, Easthampton, MA, Hampshire County, MA

Boston Herald

Massachusetts House approves abortion clinic bill

The bill would let police disperse one or more individuals who are substantially impeding access to a clinic.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Abortion, Opinion

Boston.com

Massachusetts to ban shark fin trade

Governor Deval Patrick will sign a bill on Thursday banning the possession and sale of shark fins in the state, officials announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Quincy, MA, East Falmouth, MA, Winchester, MA

Boston.com

Rhode Island Women & Infants Hospital to Pay Patients $150K for Data Breach

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island will pay $150,000 to settle data breach allegations that affected more than 12,000 Massachusetts patients.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

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