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  1. Potential job losses worry women votersRead the original story

    Monday | Boston Herald

    Women voters are changing their tune on casinos, and the possibility of thousands of unionized jobs could be one reason why they're likely to help the state's gaming law withstand a ballot challenge. Women, traditionally seen as an anti-casino bloc, "are more sensitive of the whole employment aspect and the fact that casinos could bring more jobs to Massachusetts," said the Rev.

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  2. Candidates for governor meet in first TV debateRead the original story

    Monday | Boston Herald

    The five candidates seeking to become the state's next governor squared off in their first televised debate in western Massachusetts on Monday with Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker working to draw sharper distinctions between their candidacies. Coakley said she would spend $150 million to eliminate a waiting list of 17,000 children seeking state vouchers for pre-kindergarten programs.

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  3. Gubernatorial candidates to meet in WMass debateRead the original story

    Monday Sep 29 | Boston Herald

    The candidates seeking to become the next governor are set to square off in a televised debate in western Massachusetts. Republican Charlie Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and independent candidates Evan Falchuk, Jeff McCormick and Scott Lively are expected to participate in the one-hour debate at CityStage in Springfield.

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  4. Massachusetts' Big E fair to feature Maine DayRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 27 | Boston Herald

    Saturday is Maine Day at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, which bills itself as the largest fair in the Northeast. Maine officials, companies and organizations will be showing off the state's food, products and industries at exhibits.

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  5. Man with implanted horns: I'll see you all in hellRead the original story

    Friday Sep 26 | Boston Herald

    A man who has bumps resembling horns implanted in his forehead was found guilty of murder and other charges Friday for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Massachusetts men in 2011. "I'll see you all in hell," Caius Veiovis, 34, of Pittsfield, yelled at the jury that convicted him after deliberating over six days.

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  6. Just In: Venue change denied for marathon suspect's friendRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Boston Herald

    A judge on Tuesday rejected a request to move the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Prosecutors say he was in Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth several days after the attack, when two other friends decided to remove Tsarnaev's backpack, laptop computer and other evidence.

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  7. Springfield mayor to campaign for pro-casino groupRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Boston Herald

    Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and business and labor union leaders are kicking off a local political campaign to preserve the state's developing casino industry. The officials will speak Tuesday morning at the Main Street office of MGM Resorts International, which has been awarded a state casino license to develop an $800 million resort in downtown Springfield.

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  8. Man killed, boy hurt in Springfield shootingsRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | Boston Herald

    Police said 20-year-old Tavis Humphrey-Frazer of Springfield died at Baystate Medical Center almost five hours after he was shot in the head in while driving down Smith Street in the Six Corners neighborhood. Police said the shooter was with a group of people walking on the street.

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  9. Marathon suspect's friend renews bid to move trialRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | Boston Herald

    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday renewed his request to move his trial, arguing that he cannot receive a fair trial in Boston. Robel Phillipos, who is charged with lying to authorities, is scheduled to go on trial in U.S. District Court next week.

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  10. 2 injured in Springfield shootingsRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 2 | Boston Herald

    Police say a man was seriously injured in a shooting at about 6 p.m. Sunday in the Six Corners neighborhood. A juvenile was also injured in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting late Saturday night in the Indian Orchard neighborhood.

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  11. New daily attendance record set at Big ERead the original story

    Sunday Sep 21 | Boston Herald

    Officials at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts, say they recorded 170,612 fair-goers on Saturday, breaking the daily attendance record of 169,866 set in 1980. The 98-year-old fair features concerts, carnival rides, food, animal exhibits and goods from all six New England states.

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  12. 88 percent pass MCAS, but achievement gaps remainRead the original story

    Friday Sep 19 | Boston Herald

    Nearly nine in 10 high school sophomores passed the standardized MCAS exam on their first try this year, state education officials said Friday, though achievement gaps persisted and several schools in the state's largest cities were in danger of failing. Passing the 10th-grade MCAS, short for Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, has been a graduation requirement for high school students for the past 11 years.

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  13. Octogenarian accounts gets 3 years of probationRead the original story

    Friday Sep 19 | Boston Herald

    An 86-year-old accountant from Agawam has been convicted of embezzling $400,000 from a company after being hired to prepare its tax returns. James Hansmann was spared prison time but sentenced to three years of probation at sentencing Thursday in U.S. District Court in Springfield.

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  14. Study: Many Massachusetts vokes have waiting listsRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | Boston Herald

    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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  15. Springfield store robbed at gunpointRead the original story

    Monday Sep 15 | Boston Herald

    Investigators say two men entered the Racing Mart store in the city's Indian Orchard neighborhood just after midnight Monday, one of them showed a gun, before they made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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  16. Mass. candidates hitting campaign trailRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 13 | Boston Herald

    Democrat Martha Coakley and running mate Steve Kerrigan will join Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy to greet diners at a luncheonette and ice cream parlor in Newton on Saturday. They will then attend a Democratic unity event in Springfield before stopping by a Puerto Rican bakery.

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  17. Longmeadow man sentenced for tax fraud schemeRead the original story

    Friday Sep 12 | Boston Herald

    A Longmeadow tax preparer who told a client that he had "screwed" the IRS in preparing a fraudulent tax return has been sentenced to six months in prison. Federal prosecutors say 55-year-old Jonathan Fein was also sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Springfield to six months in a halfway house and six months in home confinement and ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service more than $138,000 and the state Revenue Department $29,000.

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  18. Fire burns pool area at West Springfield hotelRead the original story

    Friday Sep 5 | Boston Herald

    A fire in the pool and sauna area of a West Springfield hotel forced the evacuation of guests, but there were no reports of injuries. The fire was limited to the pool and sauna area, which is in a separate building in the rear of the main building.

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  19. Where candidates for governor stand on casinosRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 2 | Boston Herald

    The future of casino gambling in Massachusetts has become a major topic of debate among the three Democrats and two Republicans seeking the gubernatorial nominations of their parties in the Sept.

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  20. Springfield's new bishop ventures to BerkshiresRead the original story

    Monday Sep 1 | Boston Herald

    The new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has made his first trip to the Berkshires and promises he'll return.

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