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1 hr ago | Daily Kos

Boston Brown brags about voting for Romneycare in Massachusetts to attack Obamacare in New Hampshire

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown says New Hampshire should vote him back into the U.S. Senate because he voted for Romneycare in Massachusetts: Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown on Thursday touted his votes for Romneycare, the Massachusetts health care plan adopted under former Gov. Mitt Romney, at a forum held to criticize Obamacare.


Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts Government, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News

5 hrs ago | ABC News

3 Indicted in Case of Missing Massachusetts Boy

Three people accused of misleading police officers investigating the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy who later was found dead were indicted by a grand jury on Friday.


5 hrs ago | WTVC

3 indicted in case of missing Massachusetts boy

A grand jury has indicted three people accused of misleading police investigating the disappearance of a 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who later was found dead.


5 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Human case of West Nile Virus reported in MA

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that the first human case of West Nile Virus has been reported in the state this year.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Massachusetts Government

9 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

Longtime Massachusetts lawmaker dies

The death of the 28-year member of the state House of Representatives was announced Friday by Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. The Worcester Democrat was a teacher before being elected to represent his home city in 1986.


Related Topix: Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

10 hrs ago |

Suspended Ludlow Police Lt. Thomas Foye gets court date for possible plea in drug case

A date of Oct. 22 has been set for a possible plea in the drug case against suspended Ludlow Police Lt.


Related Topix: Drugs

14 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run again

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his former vice presidential running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, arrive for a dinner Thursday at the Union Club where Romney will interview Ryan about his new book, "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," in Chicago.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Government, Barack Obama, Representative Tom Cotton

19 hrs ago |


The eminent document is a disarmingly modest scrap of parchment with tiny script in medieval Latin scrawled 200 years before the printing press.


Related Topix: Surrey County, England, United Kingdom, Opinion

21 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Our Opinion: Wrong use of robocalls by state department

Massachusetts is bringing out the heavy artillery -- automatic telephone messages known as "robocalls" -- to collect overpayments of unemployment benefits to state residents.


Related Topix: Tax, Opinion

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Valley Advocate

The Valley Advocate

Another piece of heavy artillery was moved into place in the legal fight between the state of Massachusetts and Evan Dobelle, the former president of Westfield State University, when state Attorney General Martha Coakley filed suit against Dobelle on August 7. Coakley's suit identifies a total...



Some US colleges calling students back from Israel

Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Travel, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, us Travel, George Mason University, UMass Amherst


UMass Police searching for indecent exposure suspect

According to the UMass Police Facebook page, the incident happened on Wednesday just before 3:00PM.


Peace & Quiet Along Route 112 in Western Mass

To anyone looking for some time away from city life and all that comes along with it, the towns of Western Massachusetts are a welcome respite.


Related Topix: Pittsfield, MA, Northampton, MA, Huntington, MA, Colrain, MA, Travel


Report: Marijuana industry reaching into the billions

The State's department of public health is only a few steps away from awarding medical marijuana dispensary licenses.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Massachusetts Government

Business Journal

Guest commentary: Mass. shouldn't go too far to compete with Silicon Valley

Don't worry if you didn't make it to Fenway this summer - Boston's hottest rivalry is off the field.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

Dias Kadyrbayev, 20, is accused of removing a backpack containing emptied-out fireworks from Tsarnaev's dorm room after realizing he was suspected of carrying out the 2013 attack with his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.


Related Topix: UMass Dartmouth

Globe: Home Improvement Spending On the Rise

Homeowners are finally getting around to those home remodeling projects they were forced to put off during the worst of the recession, according to The Boston Globe .


Related Topix: Home Improvement, Home, Harvard University

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

MA--Massachusetts Primary Election Testing,ADVISORY, MA

NOT FOR BROADCAST OR PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE EDITORS: NEWS DIRECTORS: -The Massachusetts State Primary Election is on September 9, 2014.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Shrewsbury, MA, Wayland, MA, Suffolk County, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

BC-MA--Massachusetts News Coverage Advisory, MA

Editors, news directors: Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick


38 people indicted on auto insurance fraud

The scheme is alleged to involve individuals primarily New York who insured and registered vehicles in Massachusetts by claiming to live at false or non-existent residential addresses in Northampton, Easthampton and Greenfield.


Related Topix: Easthampton, MA, Greenfield, MA, Criminal Defense Law, Law


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