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  1. Mass. spellers haven't won the national bee since 1939. That could change this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Boston.com

    Christy Jestin knows that there hasn't been a Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee winner from Massachusetts since 1939 - and he plans to change that. The 13-year-old from West Roxbury is one of three Massachusetts spellers competing in this year's bee.

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  2. Bracket Breakdown: Western Mass. Division I boys volleyball tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | MassLive.com

    The Western Massachusetts Division I boys volleyball tournament begins on Thursday, May 28, and the full bracket can be found here . Take a look at the players and teams to watch, as well as our pick for the Western Mass.

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  3. Police on alert after suspicious man approaches childRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Boston.com

    Police in seven Central Massachusetts communities are comparing notes about an older man with gray hair and a four-door sedan who asked at least one child to get into his car and who may have been spotted near youth athletic fields. Hopkinton Police Chief Edward Lee said Tuesday in a telephone interview that a man fitting the description approached a 12-year-old girl playing soccer at a Fruit Street field and asked the child for directions to a restaurant in town.

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  4. Cheers & JeersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Cape Cod Times

    ... to allow towns to expand their local rooms taxes to rental houses and condominiums. Under state law, most Massachusetts towns are allowed to charge a local rooms tax of up to 6 percent on stays at hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts with four or ...

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  5. Vermont's Sanders kicks off 2016 bid from Clinton's leftRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | Boston Herald

    ... to ignite a grassroots fire among left-leaning Democrats wary of Clinton - a group that pined for months for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to get in the race. Some still do. But while Warren remains committed to the Senate, repeatedly saying ...

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  6. UMass basketball 2015-16 schedule: Atlantic 10 unveils home and away opponent pairingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | MassLive.com

    ... again this season, with 10 of those matchups to come as part of home-and-home series. For the University of Massachusetts basketball team, those home-and-home pairings will mirror what the Minutemen saw in 2014-15 with both Mullins Center and away ...

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  7. Around the Region: May 26, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... into 12 studio apartments. The second phase of the project includes building a 12-apartment building. "Massachusetts is committed to ending veterans' homelessness and affordable options like this are essential to meeting our goals," said Department ...

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  8. UMass system evaluation report charts good progress in many areas under reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | MassLive.com

    The second University of Massachusetts performance review released earlier this month shows the system making good progress on many of its goals but there's still work to be done. Outgoing president Robert L. Caret initiated the "UMass Performance: Accountable and on the Move" in 2013.

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  9. Just In: Court throws out indictment of teen in heroin caseRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Boston Herald

    The state's highest court has overturned the indictment of a juvenile on a heroin trafficking charge, ruling it was not a violent act under the state's youthful offender law. The law allows juveniles to be charged as adults in Massachusetts if the charges against them involve "infliction or threat of serious bodily harm."

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  10. Massachusetts SJC throws out indictment of teen in heroin caseRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

    BOSTON >> The state's highest court has overturned the indictment of a juvenile on a heroin trafficking charge, ruling it was not a violent act under the state's youthful offender law. The law allows juveniles to be charged as adults in Massachusetts if the charges against them involve "infliction or threat of serious bodily harm."

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  11. Northborough remembers fallen hometown heroRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Community Advocate Newspaper

    ... and Harold Naughton Jr., D-Clinton; Selectman Jeff Amberson; and Adam Costello, director of Central Massachusetts Veterans' Service District. Parade participants included members of the American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234 and guest veterans, ...

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  12. Algonquin seniors organize basketball tournament to benefit Coaching4ChangeRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Community Advocate Newspaper

    ... tournament started as an informal affair run by Nic Zanghi, an Algonquin graduate and current University of Massachusetts student, with teams comprised of the regulars who played at the park and competed mainly for bragging rights. The charitable ...

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  13. How one Massachusetts town turned around early reading programRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    ... partnerships with the nonprofit Bay State Reading Institute (BSRI), Salemwood and about 40 other schools in Massachusetts have begun to transform the way they teach reading, and many have made strides toward closing stubborn achievement gaps, ...

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  14. MCAS vs. PARCC debate plays out locallyRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... the testing program relies too heavily on the more rigorous Common Core State Standards (CCSS) than the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) tests used to measure learning for many years. Proponents of the switch suggest the PARCC ...

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  15. Evolution Of The BikiniRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WSRS-FM Paxton

    ... raised in New England, where I spent the first half of my life in Vermont and later moved to New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Florida. I have always been interested in media and the arts and since sleep is overrated, I perused morning ...

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  16. Advocates to push for Public Records reformRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Ayer Public Spirit

    ... 1973. Reform bills have not been a priority of the Legislature, which is exempt from the public records law. "Massachusetts has one of the weakest public records laws in the nation, so some officials simply decide not to follow it and know there ...

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  17. Hunting in Massachusetts: 6 Things to Know About Urban Deer Hunting in Cities and SuburbsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | News Max

    Deer and moose have become abundant in some Massachusetts neighborhoods, but hunting them there usually is illegal for deer and always prohibited for moose. There is a popular push, though, to open up state parks to deer harvest due to the high number of deer and the fear of Lyme disease spread by deer ticks, but so far the parks remain off limits because they are too close to urban areas, according to the Newburyport Daily News.

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  18. Hunting in Massachusetts: Online Resources and Mobile Apps to Enhance the Field ExperienceRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | News Max

    In an age of digital resources for just about anything, hunters in Massachusetts may be interested in knowing they can use online resources and mobile apps to enhance their field experiences. These online resources can include maps, animal field keys and tips.

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  19. Mission Hill Resident Parking Permits Up For RenewalRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | City of Boston

    ... call #617-635-4500. Residents must present their resident parking permit renewal application along with their Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Registration. Resident permits will be mailed in 5-7 business days upon approval by the Office of the Parking ...

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  20. Animal protection group: suspected dog flu in MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WTNH

    A Boston-based animal protection group says it's preparing for a possible influx of canine influenza after a terrier in Massachusetts came down with symptoms resembling those of a dog flu strain that has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest. Officials at the Angell Animal Medical Center announced Friday that they suspect a 5-year-old female terrier from Watertown that was brought to the center's Waltham location May 3 had the virulent flu strain, which doesn't affect humans.

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