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The Marshfield School Committee on Monday voted 3-2 to uphold a September decision to change the name of Christmas vacation to holiday break, despite protests from some residents of the coastal town south of Boston and a petition signed by about 4,000 people who wanted to keep the old name. The Patriot Ledger of Quincy reports that before the vote, dozens of residents spoke, including teachers, religious leaders, parents and high school students. Comment?
STATE HOUSE BOSTON, NOV. 18, 2014..The proposed closure of Quincy Medical Center has been pushed back to Feb. 4, 2015, and the attorney general's office on Tuesday raised the possibility of legal action against the hospital's owners. Comment?
The owners of Quincy Medical Center plan to close the hospital December 31, according to Steward Health Care, a move that one veteran lawmaker called a blow to the city just south of Boston. The hospital is financially unsustainable because of competition from Boston-area medical centers, Medicare reimbursement cuts and Medicaid underfunding, as well as rate disparity, according to Steward Hospitals President Dr. Mark Girard. Comment?
The PAWS Act would impose harsher penalties on people who abuse their pets. The bill was filed last year after a pit bull named "Puppy Doe" was found beaten, stabbed and even burned in Quincy. Comment?
Massachusetts police chiefs would have the right to go to court to try to deny firearms identification cards needed to buy rifles or shotguns to individuals they feel are unsuitable under a compromise bill released by lawmakers. Comment?
One dog is dead and an 83-year-old man suffered injuries after another dog attacked them both on Wollaston Beach. Comment?
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