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3 min ago | Berkshire Eagle

Court: Statements in fatal fire wrongly admitted

The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that prosecutors must reduce a first-degree murder conviction or grant a new trial to a woman who set a fire that killed a mother of four.

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1 hr ago | WWLP

MA man dies after Vermont mountain biking crash

Vermont State Police say a 25-year-old Massachusetts man has died of injuries suffered while riding on an expert section of biking trails in Waterbury .

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2 hrs ago | Patch.com

New Report Shows Average Mass. Resident Paying $7,550 on Health Care

Health care costs every man, woman and child in Massachusetts on average $7,550 per year, according to a landmark report.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

2 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Mass. health care costs skyrocketed in 2013

While consumers saw their health insurance premiums and benefit levels stabilize in 2013, overall state spending on health care in Massachusetts climbed to over $50 billion and efforts to move away from fee-for-service care "stalled," according to a new report.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Massachusetts Government, Healthcare Law, Law

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Developers buy Harvard Club annex for $9M, plan condos

A development team has paid $8.8 million for 380 Commonwealth Ave., known as the Harvard Club annex building, located in Boston's Back Bay.

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7 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Amherst police arrest 13 on alcohol charges, answer noise complaints

On the first weekend in which students either returned or arrived for their first year at area institutions, police arrested 13 on alcohol charges, including two for operating under the influence of alcohol.

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Related Topix: Amherst, MA, Sudbury, MA, Westford, MA

7 hrs ago | Patch.com

Strong Thunderstorms Could Move in Tuesday

The National Weather Service said there was a chance of thunderstorms for eastern and central Massachusetts after 2 p.m. As of 2 p.m., strong storms were moving across the Quabbin Reservoir and through the Gardner area in central Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Weather

9 hrs ago | WWLP

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Three Massachusetts colleges have sued the state Department of Revenue, claiming the agency unfairly denied them millions of dollars in tax credits for environmental cleanup work done on contaminated properties.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Northeastern University, Boston University, Wellesley College

9 hrs ago | The Martha's Vineyard Times

Voters go to polls in statewideprimary on Tuesday, September9

Massachusetts voters will decide several hotly contested statewide and district primary races when they go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Edward Markey, US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Deval Patrick, US Governors

12 hrs ago | Vineyard Gazette Online

Striped Bass Decline Is Subject for Hearings

Tighter conservation measures for striped bass are on the table for discussion this month as fisheries managers and fishermen continue to grapple with a worrisome decline in the popular saltwater sport fish.

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16 hrs ago | Go Local

GoLocalWorcester | News | MA Attorney General Race Deadlocked Heading Toward Primary

While much of the attention on the fast-approaching Massachusetts primary has been on the Governor's race, the battle for attorney general has been gathering a lot of interest due to the closeness of two candidates in recent polls.

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Related Topix: Boston University, UMass Boston

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Today will be partly sunny and humid with highs in the upper 70s and southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy and humid with lows in the upper 60s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Boston.com

At Labor Day breakfast, Walsh gets his turn on stage

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was among the candidates, politicians and labor activists who convened at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston for the Labor Day Breakfast.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Boston.com

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe Students' old gear gets a recycling push

Students Avdit Kohli, Yan Olshevskyy, and Yajur Gulati carried mattresses down Commonwealth Avenue to their new apartment in Allston Monday.

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Related Topix: Northeastern University, UMass Amherst, Activism, University of New Hampshire, Colby-Sawyer College

WTEN-TV Albany

Springfield's new bishop ventures to Berkshires

The new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has made his first trip to the Berkshires and promises he'll return.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

MassLive.com

Massachusetts couple convicted of harassing neighbors with fake...

The John Adams Courthouse in Boston, seat of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Boston.com

When something medically goes wrong

Each year in Massachusetts hospitals, hundreds of patients are injured because of serious medical errors and other safety problems.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

WWLP

Labor Day celebrates rise in minimum wage

Workers across the state are looking forward to bigger paychecks in the coming years.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

WGBH

Watch a Preview

A look at former colleagues of Dr. George Tiller, the late-term abortion provider murdered in 2009 Wichita, who also perform third-term abortions.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Sentinel & Enterprise

Why commit if it doesn't fit?

How can a state with so many elected Democrats also have a majority of independents? Political experts disagree on why a rock-solid blue state has so many unenrolled voters.

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Related Topix: US News, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Fitchburg, MA, Wedding

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