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  1. 88 percent pass MCAS, but achievement gaps remainRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | 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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  2. Octogenarian accounts gets 3 years of probationRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Retired firefighter pleads not guilty to attackRead the original story

    Friday Aug 29 | Boston Herald

    A retired Springfield fire captain charged with attacking the city's fire commissioner has been released on personal recognizance, angering the mayor.

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  11. Police release ID of Holyoke shooting victimRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 28 | Boston Herald

    Police on Thursday identified the man found shot in a crashed van on Hamilton Street early Tuesday morning as 31-year-old Hector Marrero of Springfield.

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  12. Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over gunsRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 27 | Boston Herald

    The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

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  13. Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over gunsRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 27 | Boston Herald

    The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun. 3 comments

  14. 1 dead, another injured in Holyoke shootingsRead the original story

    Aug 1, 2014 | Boston Herald

    Officers first responded to an area outside a cafe on South Bridge Street at about 1 a.m. Tuesday where they found a 25-year-old Chicopee man who had been shot several times.

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  15. Ora J. Martin,a Springfield residentRead the original story

    Monday Aug 25 | Boston Herald

    Mrs. Martin is survived by two daughters, Candice Roberts of Wilbraham and Susan Damico; a son, Gary; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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  16. Charlie Baker wants Springfield casino even if law dumpedRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 21 | Boston Herald

    If he wins the governor's office in November and Massachusetts voters also repeal the state's casino gambling law, Republican Charlie Baker says he would then ask the Legislature pass a new law to rescue a planned resort casino in Springfield.

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  17. Editorial: 'Transpo' gov off trackRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 20 | Boston Herald

    In his quest to build a legacy as the "transportation governor" Deval Patrick yesterday arrived in Greenfield by rail to herald the state's latest investment in train service, this time in the so-called "Knowledge Corridor."

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  18. Massachusetts teen killed in motorcycle crashRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 20 | Boston Herald

    Police said 16-year-old Colin Krenzul, who lived in the town of Holland, was pronounced dead at a hospital following the accident on Leadmine Road at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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  19. Pro, anti-casino groups launch political campaignsRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2014 | Boston Herald

    Pro and anti-casino groups are launching their campaign operations this week as voters will decide in November whether to repeal the state's casino law.

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  20. New Springfield bishop is installedRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2014 | Boston Herald

    Bishop Mitchell Rozanski has been formally installed as the new spiritual leader of more than 200,000 Roman Catholics across western Massachusetts.

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