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3 hrs ago | WWLP

Most Mass. residents are not married, new survey shows

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that more than half of adults in the U.S. are now single. The Martin Prosperity Institute studied that data , and discovered that among the 50 states, Massachusetts has some of the highest rates of unmarried people in the country.

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9 hrs ago | NWAonline

Hutchinson tops Ross in August fund race

Aided by fundraisers featuring former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson raised about $50,000 more in contributions than Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross in August, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday. Subscribers must LOG-IN to read this full story.

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10 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Food stamps can be saved

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.

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13 hrs ago | District Administration

Many Mass. vocational and technical high schools have waiting lists

A study has found that many vocational and technical high schools in Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission at a time when well-paying jobs are going unfilled for lack of skilled labor. The Northeastern University School of Law study found that at least 3,500 students were unable to get into public vocational schools in the past two years.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mass. supermarkets launch anti-bottle deposit campaign

Supermarket chains are launching a television ad to try to persuade voters to reject a ballot question to expand Massachusetts' bottle deposit law. The ballot question would change the current nickel deposit to include bottled water and other non-carbonated beverages not included in the original law.

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Christian Science Monitor

New Hampshire Senate: Are Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen really tied?

Is Republican Scott Brown tied with Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire? That's what a new poll from CNN/ORC International indicates. It's got the Granite State Senate race all locked up, 48 percent to 48 percent, with the election only seven weeks away.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire Government, New Hampshire, Scott Brown, Republican, Massachusetts

WLNE-TV Providence

Mass voc-tech schools leave kids waiting

"It's definitely beneficial to know that if you come to this school you do learn a lot of real world situations and a lot of skills that are going to help you," she said. A recent report shows that some 10,000 jobs a year will be open for the next 10 years in the state's manufacturing sector.

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Breitbart.com

Exclusive-Ma Gop Gubernatorial Nominee: Let's Fix Beacon Hill

Former Sen. Scott Brown handed Democrat Martha Coakley her first stunning loss in the 2010 Senate race. Now, Charlie Baker, Massachusetts' GOP gubernatorial nominee, is hoping to beat her in the race to be the state's next governor.

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

Silicon Alley Insider

One Of Romney's Biggest Wall Street Backers Thinks He'll Run In 2016

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.

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Freshnews

CloudLock Named 2014 Innovative Technology of the Year - Security...

With a people-centric approach to security, CloudLock helps organizations empower their employees to protect organizational information in cloud platforms like Salesforce and Google Apps , enabling end-users to make the right decisions without getting in the way of progress or hindering productivity. CloudLock enables users to work how they want to work.

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Related Topix: Waterfront (Boston, MA), Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Patch.com

Four of Massachusetts' Latest 'Most Wanted' Criminals

Every day, police solve crimes in all our communities. But when suspects get away, Massachusetts law enforcement officers turn to the public for help.

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Medical News

Groups get $3.2 million to enroll minorities in Obamacare

Federal health officials award grants to 13 community organizations to sign up racial and ethnic minorities in health plans through online insurance marketplaces. Meanwhile, a group of South Florida hospitals raises money to help low-income patients pay their insurance premiums, and Massachusetts details plans to re-enroll 450,000 residents.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

NOLA.com

Were 3 babies found dead in Mass. home born alive?; Adrian Peterson missed (10 Things to Know for Monday)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says nearly 40 countries have agreed to contribute to a worldwide fight to defeat the militants before they gain more territory in Iraq and Syria. The extremist group earns more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.

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Related Topix: John Kerry, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Massachusetts

The Miami Herald

New study on 'income inequality' looks at Mass.

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.

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USA Today

Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home said Sunday that he's optimistic that forensic testing will show the babies weren't born alive, and therefore weren't harmed or killed by his client. Dead infants in Mass.

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Patch.com

Mass RMV to Open New Boston Branch Monday

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicles will open a new branch to customers in Boston's Haymarket on Monday. The new branch, according to MassDOT, was designed to improve efficiency and enhance customer privacy, and will also offer an E-ZPass Customer Service Center .

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CBS Local

Keller @ Large: Globe's Jim O'Sullivan Discusses Mass. Governor's Race

TV political analyst Jon Keller sat down with Boston Globe political reporter Jim O'Sullivan to discuss the Massachusetts governor's race. Keller and O'Sullivan talked about the results of the Democratic primary and looked at the impact of independent candidates on the matchup between Democratic candidate Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Boston.com

Yvonne Abraham Bottle bill foes hope you buy in

Now that the primary is over, the ballot question battles begin. On Question 2 - the proposal to expand the state's bottle deposit law to cover water and other unfizzy drinks - you're going to get hit with the best ads the deep-pocketed beverage industry can buy.

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Patch.com

Mass. Animals: Quincy Man Faces Cruelty Charges; New Spay/Neuter Program; Students Study Whales

Photo Credit: DAR Commissioner Greg Watson, Dr. David Dunn of North Shore Animal Hospital, Animal Rescue League of Boston Vice President Dr. Martha Smith-Blackmore, Massachusetts Animal Fund Coordinator Lauren Gilfeather and two of the Hospital's patients. Photo by Amy Mahler Department of Agricultural Resources Commissioner Greg Watson this week kicked off the Massachusetts Animal Fund's Spay/Neuter Program at the North Shore Animal Hospital.

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EcoRI.org

New Bedford Harbor Cleanup a Messy Situation

"It is critical for the health of our lakes, streams and watersheds to eliminate water contaminants from all sources. Clean lakes and streams mean thriving communities and healthy ecosystems."

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