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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.
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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.
4 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
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 .
5 hrs ago | Lowell Sun
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.
8 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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.
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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.
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."
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.
Massachusetts voters haven't sent a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives from any district in nearly 20 years.
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.
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.
Coakley is leading both Democratic primary rivals and potential general election opponent Charlie Baker, a Republican, the University of Massachusetts Amherst poll of registered voters found.
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue said Tuesday that because of delays with their electronic filing system they have extended the deadline for taxpayers to file their Massachusetts Personal Income Tax returns - or to file for an extension - until midnight on Friday.
A FILM COMES HOME TO FIND A DWAIPING HOLE. A TRUCK DRIVER DROVE CLEAR THROUGH THAT MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE.
Maura Healey, a Democratic candidate for attorney general, came out in opposition to expanded gambling Monday, throwing her support behind a proposed ballot question that would make casino gambling illegal in Massachusetts.
No one likes paying taxes, but almost every one of us does it. And our tax money pays for important priorities that make Massachusetts an attractive place to live and raise a family.