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  1. Bump in tax receipts holding upRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Ayer Public Spirit

    State tax receipts midway through June, historically the second biggest month of the year for collections, were up $24 million compared to the same period last June, according to the state revenue commissioner. In a letter to lawmakers, commissioner Mark Nunnelly said the benchmark for June calls for the state to collect $2.652 billion for the month, an increase of $123 million, or 4.9 percent.

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  2. Former Evergreen Solar property sold for $36.1MRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    Four years after Evergreen Solar filed for bankruptcy and moved hundreds of jobs to China, the company's former headquarters in Devens has sold for $36.1 million to an institutional real estate investor. Evergreen Solar was at one time the poster company for the state's booming clean technology industry, benefiting from more than $20 million in state grants and tax credits, as well as state-funded infrastructure improvements, to expand in Devens.

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  3. Child advocate: Task force work worth pursuingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    Lawmakers considering bills to bolster the child welfare system were urged Tuesday by the state's independent child advocate to form a small study group on a short timeline to make sure there's an effort to synthesize proposals. Child Advocate Gail Garinger told members of the Children and Families Committee that there's still too many silos in the system, which she said would benefit from more streamlining and efficiency that could in turn lead to better services for abused and neglected children.

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  4. Healey backs lifting net metering capRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    In written testimony to the chairmen of the Legislature's energy committee ahead of a hearing slated for Tuesday, Healey said public and private net metering caps have been reached in National Grid's territory, putting solar projects in 171 communities at risk as development slows. Net metering allows electricity customers to offset their bills by receiving the retail rate for excess energy produced by solar panels.

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  5. Mikula: Bully pulpit may be path to ensure mental health servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    The Baker administration's mental health chief told lawmakers Thursday that the "bully pulpit," as much as any change in state law, will be needed to improve parity for mental health services in the Massachusetts health care system. "We have to have a bottom line expectation that commercial and other insurers will belly up, step up and make sure there is adequacy in their networks.

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  6. DCF workers tout worsening caseloads ahead of Senate budget debateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    MAY 4, 2015....Massachusetts social workers plan informational pickets in the days leading up to next week's release of the Senate budget, claiming an exodus of workers, lack of continued investments, and new directives are leaving child protection caseloads at crisis levels. The current state budget invested an additional $15 million in the Department of Children and Families and a spokesman for the union that represents workers said 500 new employees were hired with those funds.

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  7. Mass. Senate leaders look to boost 'workfare' rateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    Massachusetts has one of worst workfare participation rates in the United States and Senate leaders signaled Tuesday they will explore ways to move more people from welfare to work by matching them up with open jobs. Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Tuesday announced the effort to address the state's welfare-to-work and job training programs, led by Sen. Marc Pacheco , and dubbed it the "WorkFirst Initiative."

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  8. Pussy Riot 'buried alive' in new music videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    Two members of the punk provocateur band Pussy Riot have released a new music video dedicated to Eric Garner, an unarmed man who was killed when a New York City police officer put him in a fatal chokehold. In their video, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are dressed in Russian riot police uniforms and shown buried alive.

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  9. Probation for man who broke into cafe, ate pizza, drank beerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Nashoba Publishing Online

    A Massachusetts man accused of breaking into a restaurant, munching on pizza and guzzling beer before making off with $150 has been sentenced to a year of probation. Daulton Young, of Pittsfield, was connected to the break-in last summer at the East Side Cafe by police who traced two calls from the restaurant's phone to Young's girlfriend.

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  10. NY antiquities collection donated to Israel MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Ayer Public Spirit

    Two New York philanthropists are donating a major collection of more than 300 ancient Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern glass vessels to The Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The gift from Robert and Renee Belfer was announced by the museum Wednesday.

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  11. Pipeline takes official detourRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Ayer Public Spirit

    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is officially shifting its preferred route for a natural-gas pipeline north into New Hampshire, bypassing several Nashoba Valley and North Central Massachusetts towns, in response to months of protest from property owners, environmental groups and elected officials. "We really believe in this project," Allen Fore, the public affairs director for Kinder Morgan, said in a meeting with Berkshire Eagle editors in Pittsfield on Friday.

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