Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Monday's child: 9-year-old boy enjoys playing outside
Matthew, a 9-year-old Hispanic boy legally free for adoption, enjoys playing video games and playing outside.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
What Goes Up, Must Come Down
A day after hitting 60 in Taunton, 55 in Boston, and breaking the streak of 11 days in a row below average, we're back to the colder weather with a bit of a breeze.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Shaking Off The Chill
It's been a cold March for sure. Here are some numbers put together by the meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Taunton.
Cape Cod Times
Tribe's salaries on the rise
For the second year in a row, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe plans to spend $12.7 million on its efforts to build a casino in Taunton, according to a copy of the tribe's 2014 budget proposal.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Class Act: Zachary Abril, Taunton High School
"We were learning about volunteering and help community so the class took a vote and the majority love animals, and wanted to help the animal shelter," said special education teacher Katelyn Reardon.
Sen. Markey to discuss drug abuse crisis in Mass.
Lori Gonsalves holds photos of her son, Cory Palazzi, 25, who is disabled after overdosing on heroin, after a news conference at the fire station in Taunton, Mass., Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
South Coast Rail nets another $100 million in Senate bill
The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill authorizing $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to pay for upgrades to the state's transportation system.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
New Bedford Art Museum listed among state's best lesser known attractions
The downtown museum is listed as an attraction for art lovers by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism in a press release today.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Mechanics Cooperative adds branch in Taunton
Mechanics Cooperative Bank is expanding its presence in Taunton with the opening of a new bank branch at 316 Broadway in the city.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Banker & Tradesman
Mechanics Cooperative Bank Opens New Branch In Taunton
Mechanics Cooperative Bank today closed its Bay Street location in Taunton and has opened a new branch at 316 Broadway.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Real Clear Politics
Obama's New Political Chief Tries to Reassure Dems
David Simas left nothing to chance when he ran for the Taunton, Mass., school board at the age of 22. He packed the kickoff fund-raiser at the Portuguese-American Civic Club with his extended family, took his mother with him to knock on 5,000 doors and left a handwritten note if no one was home: "Sorry I missed you.
Heroin uptick in Mass. sparks national reaction - Boston.com
Drug addiction must be treated as a disease and the country can't arrest its way out of a heroin and prescription drug epidemic, White House Drug Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske said Monday as officials gathered to discuss a recent spike in heroin overdoses in Taunton.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Brockton police arrest six people in drug raid
Brockton Police arrested six people in a drug raid Friday that uncovered 71.5 grams of crack cocaine, heroin, nearly $3,000 in cash, and two illegal firearms, Brockton Police Lieutenant Paul Bonanca said.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Selectmen Candidate Aims to Address Town Preservation, East Dedham Development
From the contentious topic of taxes to preserving Dedham's unique identity, Dedham Board of Selectmen Candidate Dennis Teehan has wide variety of issues he said he'd like to focus on if elected this April.
Johnson County Sheriff's Office To Receive K-9 Ballistic Vests
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office is set to receive three ballistic K-9 vests thanks to a grant from Vested Interest in K-9s, according to a news release put out today.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Markey sees Taunton State Hospital as addict treatment center
With Taunton State Hospital again on the chopping block in Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed state budget, one local legislator is suggesting that the facility could be used to treat addicted women instead of the mentally ill.
DeLeo wants marijuana licenses reviewed
House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo on Wednesday stepped up his criticism of the Patrick administration's handling of medical marijuana licenses, saying state health officials must go back and thoroughly review all 20 provisional licenses they recently awarded to avoid having to restart the entire process.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Killer heroin taking lives in Bristol County and beyond
By CURT BROWN firstname.lastname@example.org A plentiful supply of potent heroin is one of the factors behind a rash of fatal overdoses that since Nov. 1 have killed 54 people in Bristol and Plymouth counties and at least 185 statewide, state police say.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Marijuana firm led by former lawmaker faces lawsuit
A non-profit company led by former Massachusetts Congressman William D. Delahunt, which received three coveted state licenses last month for medical marijuana dispensaries, intends to give 50 percent of the company's revenue to a management firm that is controlled by Delahunt and his business partners in the marijuana dispensary.