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3 hrs ago | WBUR-AM Boston

Revere Residents Worry About Tornado Damage

Representatives from the Small Business Administration are touring Revere Thursday to see which businesses they can help with low-interest insurance loans after this week's tornado.


7 hrs ago |

GOP's Baker to unveil plan to fight drug addiction

Baker said he would require hospitals and first responders to report overdoses directly to the Department of Public Health and mandate doctors consult the state's Prescription Monitoring Program before writing or renewing a prescription on an annual basis.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Recorder

Rally reaches Statehouse

Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline protest on Boston Common across from the Statehouse in Boston, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.


Related Topix: Greenfield, MA, Franklin County, MA, Dracut, MA, Lowell, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors

ABA Journal

Have you seen a pro se litigant prevail in court? How did they do it?

"The man who represents himself has a fool for a client." It's one of the justice system's oldest maxims.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Gov. Patrick Signs Mass. Buffer Zone Bill

Governor Deval Patrick today signed a bill that tightens security regulations regarding protests and demonstrations at abortion clinics in Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Abortion, Massachusetts Government, US News, US Supreme Court

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Trend sees advanced practice nurses sharing doctor caseloads

While there's debate over whether advanced practice nurses need to have docs peeking over their shoulders, there's little doubt that Massachusetts would see a health care traffic jam if patients had to depend solely on primary care doctors for their needs.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Worcester, MA

Berkshire Eagle

Massachusetts lawmakers gear up for final push

The Massachusetts Legislature is gearing up for the final two days of its formal session with a handful of major bills still awaiting action.



I-Team: Central American children already in Mass.

After Governor Patrick proposed Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee as a potential site to shelter undocumented children, the Mayor and the community started to consider what it would mean for them.


Related Topix: Chicopee, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Family, Kids

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Wilbraham's Matt Naumec stays in hunt entering final round of Massachusetts Junior

Wilbraham's Matt Naumec was tied for third place entering the final round of the Massachusetts Junior Amateur Golf Championship at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord.


Related Topix: Wilbraham, MA


Mitt Romney endorses incumbent Wyoming governor

Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, carried Wyoming better than two-to-one in his loss to President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts Government, Barack Obama

9 Western Massachusetts firefighters among statewide crew of 20 sent...

The group, shown here department of Manchester Airport in New Hampshire on Saturday.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel

Lowell Sun

Murray invokes anti-Irish sentiment amid immigration debate

Emotions continue to run high over Gov. Deval Patrick's offer to temporarily house children who illegally crossed the border into the U.S., but Massachusetts is no closer to getting an answer from the Obama administration on whether the federal government plans to take the state up on its offer.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Family, Kids, US News, Tea Party

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

UMass School of Law Launches Justice Bridge to connect new graduates...

UMass School of Law Launches Justice Bridge to connect new graduates with mentors and clients who have unmet legal needs The UMass School of Law at UMass Dartmouth announced today the launch of a law incubator focused on bringing quality, affordable legal services to clients with unmet legal needs.


Related Topix: UMass Dartmouth, University of Missouri

Lowell Sun

Senate eyes $20M chamber overhaul

With the $9 million renovation of the governor's office nearing completion, the Massachusetts Senate appears next, with a $20 million overhaul of the historic chamber in the works that has leaders targeting an alternate Statehouse location for the body to conduct its business.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Cape Cod Times

A test for liberal Massachusetts

When Gov. Deval Patrick floated the idea that Camp Edwards might be used as a processing center for immigrant children that have been coming across the southern border of the United States, he created an interesting dilemma for Bay State liberals.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, Springfield, MA, Opinion


Watch a Preview

By Jess Bidgood The Harvard community - and people the world over - is mourning the death of Reverend Peter Gomes, the man who ran the university's Memorial Church for over forty years.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors

John Kelly qualifies for U.S. Mid-Amateur; Matt Naumec one shot off pace at Massachusetts Junior

John Kelly of East Longmeadow, shown here during his Massachusetts Amateur victory July 19, qualified for the U.S. Mid-Amateur Monday.


Related Topix: Longmeadow, MA, East Longmeadow, MA, Southwick, MA, Millbury, MA

Thunderstorms knock out power for 6,000 customers across Western Massachusetts

Thunderstorms that swept across Western Massachusetts Monday afternoon have left more than 6,000 electric customers without power, primarily in Berkshire, Franklin and Hampden counties, according to area utilities.


Related Topix: Hampden County, MA, Berkshire County, MA, Brimfield, MA, Holland, MA, Wales, MA

Tornadoes of Massachusetts Past

Today's touchdown in Revere aside, tornadoes in the Northeast are relatively rare.


Related Topix: Revere, MA, Suffolk County, MA, Suffolk County, England, Weather

CBS Local

Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts 2014

August 2, 2014 The Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts is considered the largest Hispanic event in New England, with over 185,000 attendees during a three day celebration.



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