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2 hrs ago | World Magazine

Massachusetts scrambles to reset abortion center 'buffer zones'

After the U.S. Supreme Court's 9-0 McCullen v. Coakley ruling struck down Massachusetts's abortion center "buffer zone" law in June, the state legislature rushed another, slightly watered-down version through the House last week.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Abortion, Deval Patrick, US Governors

5 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield

SuperPAC ad heats up Massachusetts governor's race

The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is lashing out at rival Steve Grossman after an attack ad released by a SuperPAC supporting Grossman.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

9 hrs ago | Advocate

Op-ed: Social Justice Can Cure What Ails Us

As our movement continues to advance, we are learning that equality is not the end game in and of itself.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Massachusetts, Gay/Lesbian, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Washington Times

Romney would win popular vote in rematch against Obama: CNN poll

Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney would win the popular vote if a rematch of the 2012 election against President Obama were held today, a CNN/ORC poll has revealed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton

The Hill

Scott Brown's Granite State bust

Scott Brown's much anticipated Granite State brawl with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has turned out to be more of a Granite State bust.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts, 2012 Presidential Election

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Switched

Mitt Romney Reportedly Mixed Up Donna Brazile And Gwen Ifill

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney apparently mixed up two prominent African-American women during the 2012 campaign, according to The New York Times.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, African-American, Massachusetts

CBS Local

Mass. Okays Sunday Morning Liquor Store Openings

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill that gives the stores permission to begin doing business at 10 a.m. instead of at noon.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts

Boston Herald

As You Were Saying...Mass. law thwarts job creation

A recent lawsuit claiming that Uber, the fast-growing online ride-matching service, is misclassifying drivers as independent contractors could only be filed in Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Opinion

Boston Herald

Connector staffers cashing in

Even as beleaguered Bay Staters struggle to get health insurance through the state's failed Obamacare website, Massachusetts Health Connector brass have been promoting their top managers and handing them hefty taxpayer-funded raises ranging from $10,000 to $22,000, the Herald has learned.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Boston Herald

Next targets for state corruption PROBES

With the Probation Department trial in the books with guilty verdicts, where do prosecutors go next to find corruption in Massachusetts state government? There are a lot of candidates - starting with the Legislature, obviously - but here are a few other places history shows might warrant a few subpoenas: With more than 6,000 employees, including ... (more)

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Opinion

WBUR-AM Boston

Mass. GOP Sees Political Fallout From Probation Verdict

Republicans hoping to loosen the Democratic party's tight grip on state government say the verdict in the probation department trial points to the dangers of one-party dominance in Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Politico

An Obamacare gotcha moment

Health law opponents and conservative academics are highlighting a two-year-old video of Gruber - who has advised both the Obama administration and then-Gov. Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health reform effort - in which he seems to agree that the law's health insurance subsidies can't be awarded through federal-run exchanges, only through the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Health Insurance, Health

Banker & Tradesman

Quincy Office Building Refinanced

The 204,750-square-foot class A office building is 95 percent leased to tenants including the state Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Boston.com

Doctors Still Hesitant to Urge HPV Vaccine for Teenagers

The percentage of teens receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine remains ''unacceptably low'' and doctors' failure to recommend it as strongly as other vaccines may be partly to blame, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, HPV, Medicine, Family, Teenagers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Massachusetts

National Public Radio

Cape Cod Residents Object As Mass. Governor Offers To House Migrant Kids

Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Medical News Today

Finding ways to build nutrition into the packed-lunch routine for school children

Open a child's lunch box and you're likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts University, Massachusetts, Education Etc.

Boston Herald

The Ticker

Three-quarters the annual spending of a public health fund aimed at gambling addiction will go to initiatives backed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health under an agreement signed yesterday by state gambling regulators.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Life, Fruits, Food

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Patch.com

Market Basket Throws Away Food After Danvers Board of Health Takes Action

The Danvers Board of Health embargoed a truck full of food that sat outside the Danvers Market Basket for a day.

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Patch.com

9-Year-Old Mass. Boy Who Loves Sharks Inspires Lawmakers to Ban Fin Trade

A 9-year-old Lowell boy who loves sharks said he was overjoyed Thursday when Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill banning shark fins.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts

Insurance Journal West

Mass. Gov. OKs Bill Tying Required Flood Coverage Amount to Mortgage Balance

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday sign into law legislation that prohibits creditors from requiring residential property owners to buy flood insurance in an amount that exceeds the balance of their mortgage or the value of a home equity line of credit.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Personal Finance, Mortgage, Deval Patrick, US Governors

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