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  1. AG sues drug firm over opioid crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and several of its executives, alleging they "engaged in a deadly, deceptive scheme to sell opioids in Massachusetts" and profited from the drug epidemic they helped create. The drug company forecast a "costly and protracted" legal fight.

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  2. Framingham plans to sue opiate makersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    In the latest twist to the opioid crisis, the city of Framingham plans to take drug manufacturers and distributors to state court, hiring an international law firm and seeking to hold companies accountable for the damage and rising costs prescription painkillers are inflicting on that city. Framingham is the latest community to join what the Massachusetts Municipal Association this winter called a "nationwide movement" to sue drug companies for municipal costs associated with the opioid abuse epidemic.

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  3. Legislators get update on battle against breast cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Researchers trying to fight cancer by identifying what causes the disease in the first place briefed lawmakers and staffers Tuesday on their work to learn more about the environmental causes of breast cancer. "We're aiming for actually preventing cancer from arising in the first place," Dr. Stefano Monti from the Boston University School of Medicine said at the State House briefing to explain the work he and others do in conjunction with the Find The Cause Breast Cancer Foundation.

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  4. Polito: Sales tax cut "makes some sense"Read the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Baker administration officials touted strong economic, employment and tax revenue trends Tuesday, and local officials immediately responded by expressing their hope that underfunded state special education, regional transportation and charter school reimbursement accounts will be shored up with the unanticipated tax receipts. "We have a record number of people working full-time in Massachusetts," Administration and Finance Secretary Michael Heffernan told municipal officials at a Local Government Advisory Commission meeting.

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  5. North Central Mass. Chamber to award $48,000 in scholarships to 24 studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Each spring, a number of the region's most outstanding high-school seniors are recognized with scholarships from the Chamber Foundation of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. On Friday May 11, Chamber members and guests have an opportunity to meet the scholarship winners when $48,000 in scholarships will be awarded at the "Good Morning" breakfast event.

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  6. Towle secures pair of honorsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Fitchburg State pitcher Ryan Towle was named both Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher and Rookie of the Week on Monday afternoon. The freshman hurler earns his third weekly accolade on the year after posting an ERA of 1.38, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with 14 strikeouts in 13 innings of work in two wins for the Green and Gold.

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  7. Safe Communities Act stalls in LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    A year after they gathered feeling "really optimistic" about a bill restricting state enforcement of immigration laws, advocates now plan to change their approach in hopes of getting the stalled measure through the Legislature. At an annual lobby day Wednesday, Amy Grunder of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition recalled the positive outlook on the bill, known as the Safe Communities Act, at the same event in 2017.

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  8. Souza nominated for Immigrant Entrepreneur AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    When he opened his first restaurant nearly eight years ago, Rodrigo Souza didn't even have enough money to fill his cash register. "I had to borrow 50 bucks for change from somebody and at the end of the night I gave it back to them," he said.

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  9. Work-at-home trend helping, but 180,000 without power in stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Clad in a purple sweater, Gov. Charlie Baker and transportation officials said at midday Tuesday that there have been no major flooding or traffic problems associated with the nor'easter that has enveloped Massachusetts, but tens of thousands of residents are in cold homes without power and Baker cautioned that the storm is far from over. "This storm is still getting -- I wouldn't call it still getting going, but there is still a lot of time left in this storm," Baker said from the Department of Transportation Highway Operations Center in South Boston.

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  10. Devens leader departing for Framingham postRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    One of the leaders in the redevelopment of the former Fort Devens is leaving next month to take a top job in Framingham. Thatcher Kezer, senior vice president of operations for Mass Development, will become chief operating officer for the city of Framigham, Mayor Yvonne Spicer announced on Tuesday.

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  11. Pair of awards earned by FSU women's hoopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Fitchburg State freshman guard Mikaela Mitchell was selected the 2017-18 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Rookie of the Year, while sophomore guard Angelina Marazzi was named to the MASCAC All-Conference second team. Mitchell averaged 11 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game, while leading the MASCAC in 3-point percentage and ninth in field goal percentage .

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  12. Monty Tech battles in loss to MarianRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Costly turnovers by host Monty Tech and a few big 3-pointers by visiting Marian of Framingham helped the No. 12 Mustangs upset the No.

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  13. Founders Day a weekend this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    First Church of God in Christ will celebrate a weekend of Founders Day 2018 from Thursday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 25, at 82 Snow St. Guest speakers include Superintendent Pastor Thomas Hughes of New Creation Church of God in Christ on Thursday at 7 p.m.; Pastor Robert L. Webbs Jr., of New Horizon Church of God in Christ on Friday at 7 p.m.; and Superintendent Pastor Dr. Bernard Reese of Framingham Church of God in Christ on Sunday at 5 p.m. The theme is "The Many Sons of Bishop Bryant Robinson, Sr." I John 2:13. All are welcome.

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  14. Vicario, Figi claim weekly honors for FSURead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Sophomore forward Christopher Vicario was named Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Ice Hockey Player of the Week on Monday afternoon, while freshman teammate Sascha Figi nabbed Rookie of the Week honors. It's the first weekly award of the season for Vicario, who totaled four points on a goal and three assists in a 2-0 week for the Green and Gold.

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  15. Fitchburg State, high schools team up to fight Alzheimer'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The Fitchburg State University men's ice hockey team will join with local high school athletes to raise funds for Alzheimer's research on Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10, honoring the legacy of longtime Falcons hockey coach Terry McNabb. The open skate and games will be held at the Wallace Civic Center, 1000 John Fitch Highway.

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  16. Monty Tech storms ahead early, routs Keefe TechRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The way the Monty Tech boys' basketball team came out Thursday -- leaving visiting Keefe Tech's heads spinning in transition aplenty -- one could have sworn the Harlem Globetrotters were in town, and the Broncos were the Washington Generals. An impressive opening run which led to 15 first-quarter buckets and 36 field goals for the entire game gave the Bulldogs their ninth triumph of the season, as Monty Tech soundly defeated Keefe Tech, 76-44, at the Ross Sports Complex.

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  17. Gardner man signed for TV from officer posing as delivery menRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    A Gardner man was arraigned in district court Wednesday after receiving a stolen television from police officers posing as delivery men, according to court documents. On Tuesday, according to police, officers in Framingham were notified by a local Best Buy employee that the store was scheduled to deliver an 82-inch television that had been purchased with a stolen credit card to an address in Fitchburg.

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  18. Marazzi scores 16, but Fitchburg State struggles in MASCAC openerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2018 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    Under head coach Walter Paschal, the Framingham State University women's basketball team has developed into one of the premier programs in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Rams kicked off conference play in style, busting open a 14-point halftime lead and following with a 29-point third quarter en route to a convincing 88-49 victory Saturday afternoon at the Recreation Center.

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  19. Getting word out: Massachusetts Health Connector going strongRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    While the federal government shut down the Affordable Care Act Exchange across the nation last week, the Massachusetts Health Connector is still going strong. That was the message from Health Connector officials as they visited Lowell and the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association on Monday ahead of an important deadline this Saturday.

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  20. Police: Woman claims she sold drugs 'out of love'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Sentinel & Enterprise

    The driver of a van that transports special needs students reportedly told police she sold heroin out of love for her boyfriend. The Boston Globe reports 43-year-old Rudencia Montes pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of possession of heroin, selling heroin near a park and conspiring to violate drug laws.

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