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2 hrs ago |

9-Year-Old Mass. Boy Who Loves Sharks Inspires Lawmakers to Ban Fin Trade

A 9-year-old Lowell boy who loves sharks said he was overjoyed Thursday when Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill banning shark fins.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors

5 hrs ago | FOX23

Massachusetts agencies to address problem gambling

State gambling regulators are set to sign an agreement with the state's health and human services agency to address problem gambling.


7 hrs ago | Boston Herald

Vandals topple headstones at Auburn cemetery

Chief Andrew Sluckis estimated the cost of the damage at the Worcester Hebrew Cemetery discovered earlier this week at $15,000.


Related Topix: Opinion

11 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Pipeline opponents take message to Groton

Local opponents of a natural-gas pipeline proposed for towns across Massachusetts gathered at the boat launch along the Nashua River to fulfill their portion of a statewide walk protesting the project, which many believe is unnecessary.


Related Topix: Groton, MA, Dracut, MA, Dunstable, MA

13 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

Barney Frank Challenges GOP's 'Too Big to Fail' Arguments

Former Rep. Barney Frank appears before the House Financial Services Committee at a hearing on "Assessing the Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act Four Years Later" on July 23. On Wednesday, Barney Frank came back to the committee he used to lead to defend the financial overhaul law he helped create.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Barney Frank, Democrat, Michael Capuano, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts Government, Republican, Jeb Hensarling

15 hrs ago | Home

Bill targets juror bias, awards in Mass. civil cases

Plaintiffs in civil cases would be able to specify an amount for damages, and their attorneys would be able to ask questions directly of potential jurors, under legislative changes to the state's judicial procedures that have now cleared the House and Senate.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Storm rolls through Western Massachusetts; outages, flooding and lightning strikes reported

Lightning strikes the Mount Tom range behind Veterans Park and St. Jerome's Church in Holyoke.


Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Holyoke, MA, Easthampton, MA, Hampshire County, MA

Boston Herald

Massachusetts House approves abortion clinic bill

The bill would let police disperse one or more individuals who are substantially impeding access to a clinic.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Abortion, Opinion

Massachusetts to ban shark fin trade

Governor Deval Patrick will sign a bill on Thursday banning the possession and sale of shark fins in the state, officials announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Quincy, MA, East Falmouth, MA, Winchester, MA

Rhode Island Women & Infants Hospital to Pay Patients $150K for Data Breach

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island will pay $150,000 to settle data breach allegations that affected more than 12,000 Massachusetts patients.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Medical News

Findings highlight challenges associated with packing healthful foods to send to school

Open a child's lunch box and you're likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts University, Massachusetts Government, Education Etc., Health

CBS Local

Teen Charged In Danvers Teacher Murder In Court On Assault Charge

A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher is scheduled to appear in court on unrelated charges that he assaulted a worker at a youth detention facility.


Mass. Best State in U.S. for Children, Report Says

Massachusetts is the best state in the country for children, according to a new report.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Kids, Family, Health Insurance, Health

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Former Republican Presidential candidate to speak in valley

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will headline next year's Desert Town Hall speakers series in Indian Wells, it was announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Speakers, Things that Matter, Books, Barack Obama, Massachusetts Government

Berkshire Eagle

Air defense drill planned over southern Vermont, western Massachusetts

The New York state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says a two fighter jets from a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit will be conducting an air defense exercise over parts of four Northeastern states.


Related Topix: US Military, US News, US Air Force

KHOU-TV Houston

Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services

The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, a former industrial city outside Boston that's thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.


Related Topix: Chelsea (Boston, MA), Education Etc., Kids, Family

Romney Says No to Presidency Run Despite Tenacious Backers

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, talked to his running mate Paul Ryan as Ann Romney waved after her husband conceded the 2012 presidential race.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

News Max

James Carville: Hillary Will Run, Democrats 'Content' With Her

In an interview broadcast Sunday, James Carville, longtime Democratic consultant and former adviser to Bill Clinton, said believes Hillary Clinton will run for president again in 2016.


Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Joe Biden, Barack Obama

Medical News

Iodine supplement can reduce central foveal swelling in RP patients with CME

Cystoid macular edema is a common complication of retinitis pigmentosa , a family of retinal diseases in which patients typically lose night and side vision first and then develop impaired central vision.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Boston University, Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

JD Supra

New Massachusetts Law Targets Self-Referrals of Clinical Laboratory Services

The Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which was signed into law earlier in the week, included a broad prohibition on clinical laboratory self-referrals.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Massachusetts Government, Medicare


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