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3 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Massachusetts governor to sign anti-bullying bill

Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to sign a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

4 hrs ago | The Pitch

Limestone Pizza in Lawrence blends Neapolitan style with prairie ingredients

There's a new pizza restaurant in Lawrence, Limestone Pizza Kitchen Bar at 814 Massachussetts.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza, Dining, Recipes, Massachusetts Government, Kansas

8 hrs ago | The Bennington Banner

SVMC partners with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has joined the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts provider network, which will allow many of those affected by the closure of the North Adams Regional Hospital to receive care there.


Related Topix: North Adams, MA, Medicine, Williamstown, MA, Adams, MA, Berkshire County, MA

Wed Apr 23, 2014


Elizabeth Warren May Not Be Ready to Run for President, but Her Book Is

Books written by the women and men who might, maybe, just possibly run for president are invariably judged by electoral standards.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Hillary Clinton, Democrat, Barack Obama

Massachusetts Receives a A' Grade for Infertility Care

Nationally, more than one percent of all U.S. births result from assisted reproductive technologies like in virto fertilization , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


On the heels of Earth Day a profile of Boston's Gina McCarthy, EPA

This week, President Obama nominated Gina McCarthy to serve as administrator of the EPA.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Global Warming, Environment, Science, Massachusetts Government, UMass Boston


Patrick Administration Calling On Volunteers for 8th Annual Park Serve Day on April 26

The Patrick Administration is encouraging residents to volunteer at state parks and beaches across the Commonwealth on Saturday, April 26, 2014 for the 8th Annual Park Serve Day.


Related Topix: Waltham, MA, Uxbridge, MA, Douglas, MA, Winchendon, MA, Upton, MA

Go Local

Does Religion Belong in MA Public Schools?

Separation of church and state, people's First Amendment rights, and religious tolerance have always been a source of debate, but what role should religion have in Massachusetts public schools? A recent report published by Gateway to a Better Education entitled " The Bible in State Academic Standards " analyzed the various laws, regulations, and ... (more)


Tue Apr 22, 2014

Go Local

Wachusett High Senior Named Miss Massachusetts National Teenager

Princeton's Kelsey Henderson a senior at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, was named Miss Massachusetts National Teenager at a regional competition in Vermont.


Related Topix: Holden, MA, Sturbridge, MA, Family, Kids, Concord, MA, Dining

Bellingham Herald

With eyes on possible Clinton run, questions on room for other women

But her candidacy would also likely block the paths for other women running for the White House, and, notably, for those who would like to be vice president.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Government, Amy Klobuchar

Go Local

Paul Giorgio: Mr. Baker, MA Doesn't Want a Liar for Governor

Mr. Baker, Massachusetts voters want a Governor who tells the truth, not one who makes up the truth, believes Paul Giorgio.


Boston Herald

Vermont jury awards $35 million in sex abuse case

A woman who said she was sexually abused over several years in the 1990s was awarded $35 million by a civil court jury, though her attorney acknowledged it was unlikely the defendant would ever be able to pay all of it.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, Opinion

JD Supra

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Proposes Elimination of Most...

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently proposed legislative reform that would abolish non-compete agreements made in the technology and life sciences sectors, as well as other, currently unspecified industries.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts Government


Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue... An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in ... (more)


Related Topix: Prison, Ohio, Ohio Government, Massachusetts Government

Dover Head Start volunteer was required to register as sex offender

The Policy Council chairman of Head Start was convicted in Massachusetts for the indecent assault and battery on a minor, according to an indictment charging him with a class A felony.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

Sentinel & Enterprise

Peter Lucas: Berwick says Medicare for all is the way to go

Former Medicare Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Newton, MA, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Opinion

Berkshire Eagle

a Serious contendera in MBTA railcar bid still hot on Berkshires location

At least one manufacturer, described as a "serious contender" to make railcars for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, remains interested in setting up its facility in the Berkshires, officials say.


Related Topix: Berkshire County, MA, Pittsfield, MA, Dalton, MA, Adams, MA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Hispanic Business

Elizabeth Warren Wants 'A Fighting Chance' for the Little Guy

How has an earnest 64-year-old Harvard professor with a specialty in bankruptcy law emerged as a progressive hero and presidential prospect? For one thing, listen to what Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says when asked if some bankers should have gone to jail in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Healthcare Law, Law, Scott Brown, Republican, Barack Obama

Brush fires break out throughout Western Massachusetts; firefighters...

Firefighters from five departments were needed Monday afternoon to put out a brush fire that scorched eight acres of land on Wilbraham Mountain and threatened a nearby house and barn off Caldwell Drive in Wilbraham.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Wilbraham, MA, Springfield, MA

With wildfires increasing, Massachusetts officials urge caution in state forests and parks

Marking the start of Wildfire Awareness Week, Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Jack Murray urged residents to use caution while visiting state forests and parks to avoid wildfires.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Wilbraham, MA, Holyoke, MA, South Hadley, MA, Easthampton, MA


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