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3 min ago |

Editorial: John Ashcroft deserved better treatment at University of Massachusetts

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.


Related Topix: UMass Amherst, George Bush, Opinion

1 hr ago | The Baltimore Sun

No looking backward [Commentary]

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 .


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Medicine, Nursing, Massachusetts Government, Medicare, Opinion

2 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Free tuition may expand to children in first-responder deaths

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.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Fire

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Everything you need to know about Elizabeth Warrena s new book

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.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Scott Brown, Republican, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, Massachusetts Government, Recreational Vehicle, Heartland Rv'S

9 hrs ago |

Casual marijuana use may damage your brain

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Opinion

13 hrs ago | HCAM News

Camp Bailout Is Accepting Applications for This Year's Camp

Massachusetts Premiere Camp For Young Women CAMP BAILOUT was designed by Lieutenant Evelyn Moraghan, a 17 year veteran of the Ashland Fire Department.


Related Topix: Fire

Wed Apr 16, 2014

UMass Memorial Medical cutting more than 100 jobs

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Worcester, MA, North Adams, MA, Berkshire County, MA

Massachusetts AG candidates Maura Healey, Warren Tolman differ on state casino law

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."


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, Plainville, MA, South End (Boston, MA), Boston, MA

Everett Eyes Land Grab in Casino Fight

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.


Related Topix: Steve Wynn, Gaming, Wynn Resorts

Roll Call

Ratings Change: Massachusetts' 6th District

Massachusetts voters haven't sent a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives from any district in nearly 20 years.


Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Massachusetts Government, Barack Obama


Federal judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller Zohydro

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.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Massachusetts Government, Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Go Local

Paul Giorgio: Elizabeth Warren is Right on Student Loans

Elizabeth Warren is on the right track, with her move to stop the government from turning a profit on college loans, believes Paul Giorgio.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Credit Card Debt, Suffolk University

Tue Apr 15, 2014

'Salem's' Janet Montgomery on 'Downton Abbey' work: 'You can't turn it down'

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.


Related Topix: Downton Abbey, Entertainment, Television, Made in Jersey, Janet Montgomery, West Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Poll finds Martha Coakley leading gubernatorial rivals

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.


Related Topix: UMass Amherst, Healthcare Law, Law, Deval Patrick, US Governors

CBS Local

Massachusetts Extends State Tax Filing Deadline

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.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Tax


Truck drives through Mass. home



Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Sentinel & Enterprise

Democratic AG candidate supports making casinos illegal

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.


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

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Massachusetts taxes too high

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.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Business Journal

New Nantucket Music Festival presents interesting challenges to organizers

Dareshori, who is active in Boston's philanthropic circles, was attending the New Orleans JazzFest last spring with her friend Cheryl Emery when they decided to try and bring some of those good vibes back home to Massachusetts.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

World News Report

Covanta Announces New Partnership With Western Massachusetts...

Covanta , a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced a new partnership with nine Western Massachusetts municipalities for bundled sustainable waste management services.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Agawam, MA, Longmeadow, MA


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