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Once a second-tier race that seemed unlikely to impact control of the Senate, a trio of recent polls show the race between Brown and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., has tightened. A CNN/ORC poll released Monday had the race tied at 48 percent.
Hundreds have paid their respects and flags lined the streets of a central Massachusetts town to honor a paratrooper killed in Afghanistan. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that Spc.
NORTHAMPTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed John P. Collins as new director of the VA's health care system in central and western Massachusetts. Collins has more than 30 years experience in the U.S. Army, with positions ranging from chief operating officer at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and commander of the 62nd Medical Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington to commander of the Europe Regional Medical Command in Sembach, Germany.
If my decade of near-uninterrupted service at the Boston Business Journal has taught me anything, it's that out readers love - I mean L-O-V-E - to consume anything and everything to do with property taxes. Last week's story on the highest single-family tax bills in Massachusetts was no exception, and it was no surprise that many of our loyal readers chimed in with suggestions and requests to further refine our analysis to reflect the relative tax burden, and not just the total tax burden, of owning a single-family home in a given community.
The school committee will consider a proposal Wednesday night to replace MCAS for grades 3-8 with the PARCC exams, a testing system that's been developed by several states, including Massachusetts. The PARCC exam, which stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, is designed to better evaluate critical thinking skills and can be taken online.
Patrick's crowded Tuesday schedule includes meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Nicholas Clegg and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. He's also planning to participate in a financial services round table, discuss partnership opportunities between Massachusetts and the United Kingdom, and make an announcement about to community college partnerships.
QUESTION: A friend of mine told me if you don't use your food stamps on a regular basis that you could lose the balance on your card. I can't get out that often so when I do get to the store I buy enough to last me for awhile.
Scaramucci, one of Romney's biggest backers on Wall Street during the 2012 race, predicted on Monday that Romney would ultimately end up running if other establishment favorites like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush , back out. "I don't think he's 100% made the decision," Scaramucci said in a Fox Business interview.
There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. Beacon Hill Roll Call has obtained the 2014 official list from the state Treasurer's Office of the "per diem" travel, meals and lodging reimbursements collected by the Legislature's 40 state senators from Jan. 1, through Sept.
The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers. The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association had sought to prevent the direct sales, citing a state law designed to block car dealers from abuses by car manufacturers.
Roman Catholic Bishops in Massachusetts released a statement Monday calling for the repeal of the state's 2011 expanded gaming law. Voters will get the opportunity to do so in November, as Ballot Question 3 will ask whether to do away with the law.
Advocates for changing Massachusetts' personal income tax may have new fuel for their campaign, as a new national study suggests a more progressive income tax that requires wealthier individuals to pay higher tax rates could help states deal with revenue problems. Standard & Poor's, in a study released Monday, found that the improving fortunes of the nation's top earners corresponds with a decades-long slowdown in tax revenue growth among states.
Every day, police solve crimes in all our communities. But when suspects get away, Massachusetts law enforcement officers turn to the public for help.
Many vocational and technical schools across Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission, creating a bottleneck in worker training even as thousands of well-paying jobs go unfilled for lack of skilled labor, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by researchers at Northeastern University School of Law, found that at least 3,500 students were unable to get into public vocational schools in the past two years, with the longest waiting lists in communities with high unemployment and large minority populations.
Cheryl Lamerson stands outside her consignment shop in Lunenburg. She said the business is caught in the middle of a dispute between the town and the building's owner, which could force the store to shut down.
Neighbors of Erika Murray, the Massachusetts mother accused of hiding the death of three of her children, said they would see poorly dressed infants playing outside her home which they described as 'squalid'. They described the smell at 23 St. Paul Street in Blackstone as atrocious and said that the home, which was discovered by police to be infested with vermin and soiled diapers, was a mess for years.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 03:24 am
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