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37 min ago |

John Kelly qualifies for U.S. Mid-Amateur; Matt Naumec one shot off pace at Massachusetts Junior

John Kelly of East Longmeadow, shown here during his Massachusetts Amateur victory July 19, qualified for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Monday.


Related Topix: Longmeadow, MA, East Longmeadow, MA, Southwick, MA, Millbury, MA

3 hrs ago |

Thunderstorms knock out power for 6,000 customers across Western Massachusetts

Thunderstorms that swept across Western Massachusetts Monday afternoon have left more than 6,000 electric customers without power, primarily in Berkshire, Franklin and Hampden counties, according to area utilities.


Related Topix: Hampden County, MA, Berkshire County, MA, Brimfield, MA, Holland, MA, Wales, MA

7 hrs ago |

Tornadoes of Massachusetts Past

Today's touchdown in Revere aside, tornadoes in the Northeast are relatively rare.


Related Topix: Revere, MA, Suffolk County, MA, Suffolk County, England, Weather

8 hrs ago | CBS Local

Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts 2014

August 2, 2014 The Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts is considered the largest Hispanic event in New England, with over 185,000 attendees during a three day celebration.


8 hrs ago | World Magazine

Massachusetts scrambles to reset abortion center 'buffer zones'

After the U.S. Supreme Court's 9-0 McCullen v. Coakley ruling struck down Massachusetts's abortion center "buffer zone" law in June, the state legislature rushed another, slightly watered-down version through the House last week.


Related Topix: Abortion, Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

11 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Partial building, roof collapses reported after possible tornado touches down north of Boston

A powerful storm blew through Massachusetts on Monday, causing extensive building damage in Revere, a coastal city north of Boston.


Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Weather

15 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Massachusetts braces for more severe weather

Forecasters say more powerful thunderstorms with strong winds and heavy rain could affect portions of Massachusetts, even as the region cleans up from the latest round of severe storms.


Related Topix: Weather

15 hrs ago | WWLP

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Franklin County

Immediate Broadcast Requested Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Taunton Ma 654 Am Edt Mon Jul 28 2014 The National Weather Service In Taunton Has Issued A - Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Northeastern Franklin County In Western Massachusetts Southwestern Cheshire County In Southern New Hampshire - Until 745 Am Edt - At 653 Am ... (more)


Related Topix: Franklin County, MA, Weather, Taunton, MA, Sunderland, MA, Bernardston, MA

16 hrs 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

16 hrs 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

17 hrs 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.


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


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