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3 hrs ago | Boston.com

Surround Yourself with Local Beauty This Weekend

The Boston Public Garden was created in 1837 and features flowers, plants, monuments, fountains, the Lagoon, and the Swan Boats that have been operating for more than 100 years.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Family, Kids, Boston, MA, World News, United Kingdom, Lincolnshire County, England, West Tisbury, MA, Travel

6 hrs ago | WWLP

Medical pot dispensary process moving to Phase 2

The deadline for medical marijuana dispensary applications expired Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Chicopee, MA, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

10 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod weather: Mild and breezy

Tonight will be partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. There will be patchy fog after midnight and near steady temperature in the upper 60s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

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14 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Poll: Prospective general election shows Baker, Coakley in dead heat

Republican Charlie Baker held a one-point advantage over Martha Coakley, 38-37, within the 4 percent margin of error, in the latest polling on the 2014 Massachusetts governor's race.

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Related Topix: US News

17 hrs ago | Boston.com

Will You Be a Low License Plate Lottery Winner?

If you're among the motorists who entered for a chance to get one of those rare low-number license plates, the Registry of Motor Vehicles says you'll find out if you're a winner next month.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Autos

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Ideas for a fall weekend drive in Central Massachusetts

Rutland State Park Route 122A, Rutland www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/ region-central/rutland-state-park.html Barre Farmers' Market Barre South Common Saturday mornings until Oct. 25 Rose32 Bread 412 Main St., Hardwick 477-9930 www.rose32bread.com Quabbin Gate 40 Off Route 32A, Petersham Accessible only by foot or bicycle ... (more)

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Related Topix: Rutland, MA, Hardwick, MA, Petersham, MA, Templeton, MA, Home Gardening, Home

Patch.com

Cory Harris Graduates from Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

North Reading Fire Department recruit Cory P. Harris graduated on Friday with the 216th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy after a 45-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program.

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Related Topix: North Reading, MA, Fire, Stow, MA

Lowell Sun

Billions in balance as Mass. waiver talks drag on

A federal waiver critical to the efforts in Massachusetts to pursue universal health care coverage, rein in cost increases, and deploy payment delivery reform is hung up in secret talks between outgoing Gov. Deval Patrick's administration and the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: Edward Markey, US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

The Wall Street Journal

a Gop Governor in Massachusetts? It Could Happen

Martha Coakley , the Democrat who famously lost the Senate race that launched Republican Scott Brown as a national figure, appears to be struggling in her campaign to become governor of Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Scott Brown, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Sentinel & Enterprise

Four from Lowell plead guilty to fraud charges

Four members of a Lowell family have pleaded guilty to charges they schemed to hide $25 million in wages from the IRS.

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Related Topix: Tax

Star-Telegram.com

Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

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Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force, Westfield, MA, Air Accidents

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Boston.com

PACs are now in Mass., so get ready for high-priced attack ads

In much of the country, super PACs have been a force for years. But it took a while for these independent political action committees, free to raise unlimited sums from corporations and unions, to land in Massachusetts politics.

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Related Topix: Edward Markey, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Scott Brown, John Kerry, US Senate, Republican, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Hot Air

Heartache for lefties: Elizabeth Warren defends Israel at Massachusetts town hall

Via Dave Weigel , this is this is like Ted Cruz telling an audience of tea partiers that raising taxes isn't such a bad idea after all.

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

Christian Science Monitor

Poll shows Mitt Romney leads in Iowa. Does that matter?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with his former vice-presidential running mate, US Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, before Mr. Romney interviews Representative Ryan about Ryan's new book, "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," during an event at the Union League Club on Aug. 21, 2014, in Chicago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Massachusetts Government, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Mike Huckabee

Popular Mechanics

Massachusetts Has the Worst Drivers. Duh.

Scientists have been studying high-dollar jewel and art heists, hoping the techniques of these skilled criminals can tell them something about... A rallying cry: we live in an age of resurgent self-reliance.

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Related Topix: Autos, Motorcycles

Washington Times

Ex-congressman sues Massachusetts over pot denial

A former Massachusetts congressman whose bid to open three medical marijuana dispensaries was rejected by state regulators has filed a lawsuit.

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Related Topix: William Delahunt, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Marijuana

Lowell Sun

Mass. National Guard laws appear set for overhaul

The operations of the Massachusetts National Guard would be modernized to include explicit authority to address homeland security threats and new protections against discrimination, under legislation that reached Gov. Deval Patrick's desk this week.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Terrorism, New York

Cybergrass

Del McCoury to be Honored with American Roots Master Award

The Berklee College of Music is set to honor Del McCoury with an American Roots Master award when he performs with his band in Boston on September 12. Berklee College of Music's 2014-15 Signature Series kicks-off with Inspired by Muddy and Monroe with Grammy-winning bluegrass group the Del McCoury Band and acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist ... (more)

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Related Topix: Berklee College of Music, Pop/Rock, The Band, Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, Blues, Muddy Waters

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Lowell Sun

Republican super PAC targeting Coakley ahead of primary

A Massachusetts super PAC funded largely by the Republican Governors Association plans to target front-running Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley in a new ad slated to begin airing statewide Thursday attacking the attorney general's position on the gas tax.

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Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts Government, Deval Patrick, US Governors, US Politics, Mitt Romney

CNN

'The meat and potatoes' of fighting drugs

It's 8 p.m. in Chelsea, Massachusetts, just across the Mystic River from Boston.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Boston, MA, Chelsea (Boston, MA), Chelsea, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors

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