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Should Domestic Abuse Victims in MA Have Easier Access to Guns?

As the domestic abuse bill heads to the Senate after unanimously being passed by the House in Massachusetts, one amendment to the bill pushed by the Gun Owner's Action League was left off: easier access to guns for domestic abuse victims.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Workplace fatalities rise in Worcester County

In March, 75 workers died on the job nationwide, including one after being mauled by a bull, one engulfed by beans while cleaning a storage bin, another buried in an avalanche, another ejected from a golf cart and one killed by falling signs.

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Related Topix: OSHA, North Brookfield, MA, Brookfield, MA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

MassLive.com

Get ready for wet weather: Steady rainfall, flood watch in effect for ...

A quick look at the week in weather, compliments of CBS 3 Springfield, media partner of MassLive / The Republican.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Springfield, MA, Middlesex County, MA

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Forms New Alumni + Friends Association

As part of Big Brothers Big Sisters National Organization's "Reunite Now" campaign, former mentors "Bigs" and mentees "Littles" are being encouraged to reconnect with the organization and each other.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Middlesex County, MA, Worcester, MA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Patch.com

Worcester County Sheriff Endorses Muradian in Rep Race

Today, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis endorsed David Muradian for State Representative of the Ninth Worcester District.

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Related Topix: Northbridge, MA, Upton, MA, Grafton, MA

Lowell Sun

Fitchburg woman pleads guilty, gets prison for stealing nurse's identity

A Fitchburg woman was sentenced to prison Monday after pleading guilty to stealing the identity of a retired nurse to get a job at a Fitchburg nursing home.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, MA, State Prisons, Prison, Leominster, MA, Worcester, MA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Lowell Sun

Lowell Catholic gets it write

Four Lowell Catholic students joined aspiring writers from across Massachusetts at the recent Betty Curtis Worcester County Young Writers' Conference.

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Related Topix: Shrewsbury, MA, Worcester, MA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Opiate addiction crosses all sectors, Mass. Senate panel is told

State Sen. Jennifer L. Flanagan, D-Leominster, has traveled the state over the last few weeks hearing people talk about addiction.

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Related Topix: Leominster, MA, Drugs, Uxbridge, MA

Banker & Tradesman

By The Numbers: Top 10 Existing Home Sales

1 this week for home sales in Worcester County . Top 10 Existing Home Sales is a feature of By The Numbers, a weekly compendium of data and arcana found in the print edition of Banker & Tradesman.

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Related Topix: Home, Home Selling, Westborough, MA

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mass. House OKs domestic abuse prevention bill

Seven days after it was proposed, new domestic violence legislation passed the House Tuesday, including a police log provision that advocates say would encourage victims to report abuse allegations.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Worcester, MA, Life, Self Defense

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Paul Giorgio: What's Going on with Charlie Baker and the Mass GOP?

If the Republican Party focused on fiscal issues instead of getting mired in arguments about social issues, they may have an outside chance of winning an election, believes Paul Giorgio.

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Related Topix: Shrewsbury, MA, US News, Tea Party, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Ubisoft, Video Games, Family Feud

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Patch.com

Trial Rescheduled for Man Charged in Death of Milford's Matthew Denice

A new trial date has been set for Nicolas Guaman, the man charged with striking and killing Matthew Denice of Milford in 2011.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Milford, MA, US News, Illegal Immigration

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Little evidence remains of what was once the Worcester County Electric Company

Click / tap on the photo to see present day view. WORCESTER -- The substation at left and some of the buildings a bit farther down Webster Street are in their original positions, but there is no longer any relation between the two as there was in 1950, when the building was the Worcester City Electric Co.

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Related Topix: Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom,

Berkshire Eagle

Morris Elementary principal applies for Lenox superintendent post

Morris Elementary School principal Timothy Lee confirmed on Friday that he will apply for the post to be vacated by Schools Superintendent Edward W. Costa II, who plans to retire on June 30. "I'm certainly interested, it would be a really good opportunity to remain in Lenox," Lee told The Eagle.

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Related Topix: Easthampton, MA, Northampton, MA, North Brookfield, MA, Brookfield, MA

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Patch.com

Framingham Woman Arraigned in Fatal Ambulance Crash

A Framingham woman plead not guilty to charges of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, stemming from a Milford crash, in which police believe she ran a stop sign and struck an ambulance killing an Upton woman, who was a patient in the ambulance.

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Related Topix: Framingham, MA, Milford, MA, Upton, MA

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Inmates offer safety tips for elders in sheriff's new program

When Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis heard an inmate say he uses sticks of wood in his windows to prevent break-ins, he went home and used sticks of wood to secure his windows.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Millbury, MA

Sentinel & Enterprise

New charges for convicted Leominster dealer

A Leominster man who was convicted of dealing marijuana in 2008 is once again facing drug charges after police seized $3,000 in marijuana from his home on Friday morning.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Leominster, MA

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Worcester's VegFest grows to DCU scale

VegFest is planned this weekend at the largest venue since its inception five years ago, with organizers planning for more than 100 exhibitors and thousands of visitors.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetarian, Vegan, Food Festival, Prison, Worcester, MA

Wed Apr 02, 2014

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DUI Checkpoint This Weekend: What Are Your Rights?

A sobriety checkpoint will be set up by the Massachusetts State Police in Worcester County this weekend at undisclosed locations and times on Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

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Southbridge-Based AO Eyewear Gets $1.5M MassDevelopment Bond

MassDevelopment has issued a $1.5 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of AO Eyewear, Inc. , the Southbridge manufacturer of Original Pilots, aviator sunglasses worn by members of the U.S. military.

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Related Topix: Southbridge, MA, US Military, US Army, US Air Force, US Navy

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