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  1. Massachusetts State Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, D-AmherstRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | WWLP

    Massachusetts court officials are eyeing consolidation plans, including potentially combining and closing courthouses and reducing clerical staff, according to Senate President Stanley Rosenberg. "We have many more courts than most states of this population and size, and so they're looking at consolidation of courts without reducing access to services," Rosenberg said.


  2. MA immigrants rally against Republican-backed proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | WWLP

    BOSTON - Massachusetts immigrants took over the State House steps, rallying against a Republican-backed proposal that requires state public housing applicants to prove they are in this country legally. "We need to stop these anti-immigrant bills.


  3. Analysis: Market still exists for southeastern casinoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | WWLP

    STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 2, 2015..Consultants are advising state gambling regulators that a market still exists for a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has signed off on licenses for proposed casinos in Everett and Springfield, as well as a slots parlor in Plainville scheduled to open in June.


  4. Policymakers key on preparation for climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | WWLP

    "Whether it's caused by climate change or the water temperature rising, we're seeing more and more southern species of fish off of our shores earlier in the year and in more abundance," Fish and Game Commissioner George Peterson said. Lobster fisheries south of the Cape are "pretty much" disappearing, according to Peterson, a former Republican state representative from Grafton. 1 comment

  5. Tauntona s last silversmith declares bankruptcyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | WWLP

    Reed & Barton, the last and oldest silversmith company in Taunton will cease operations in the city later this year. Chief Executive Officer Tim Riddle confirmed Thursday that the nearly 200-year-old business had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will close by June at the latest.


  6. THINKSTOCKRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | WWLP

    ROSENBERG FOCUSING ON WELFARE, JOB TRAINING PROGRAM REFORMS [Story Developing] Massachusetts has one of worst workfare participation rates in the United States and Senate leaders signaled Tuesday they will explore ways to move people from welfare to work by matching them up with open jobs. Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Tuesday announced the effort to reform the state's welfare and job training programs, which will be led by Sen. Marc Pacheco , and dubbed it the "WorkFirst Initiative."


  7. 6 Delaware police dogs get ballistic vests from nonprofitRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | WWLP

    The New Castle County Police Department says the group Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., provided the vests for Ace, Diesel, Loki, Max, Figo, and Monty. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a 5 year warranty.


  8. Footprints in snow lead police to suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | WWLP

    Massachusetts is struggling to cope with several feet of snow in the last three weeks. However, in the town of Taunton, the snow actually helped police catch a criminal.


  9. Weekly Roundup a " The Sound of Air EscapingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | WWLP

    If politics is akin to sport in Massachusetts, it was only fitting this week that the inflationary, or deflationary, policies of its gridiron heroes and elected leaders made for neat synergy. Gov. Charlie Baker wanted almost nothing to do with weighing in on the swirling controversy ahead of the Super Bowl over the pressure levels inside footballs in Foxborough.


  10. Northeasta s first a significanta winter storm expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | WWLP

    The first significant winter storm of the season is expected for the Northeast's major cities this weekend in the form of a messy mix of rain, snow and sleet along Interstate 95, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service said Thursday it was still too early to determine the exact track of the storm, but some areas could expect up to 7 inches or more of snow.


  11. Excessive force claim against Mass. cop being investigatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | WWLP

    The city of Taunton is paying a private company to examine claims that a veteran police detective used excessive force in a confrontation that was caught on camera. Mayor Thomas Hoye confirmed ADP Management Inc. was hired to look into the incident involving veteran Detective Robert Kramer, recorded by cameras on June 1 in the police station booking room.


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    Nov 25, 2014 | WWLP

    With less than two months left in office, Governor Patrick is dealing with a budget shortfall. At the same time, a group is studying whether he should get a pay-raise.


  13. Patrick hopes to spare school aid from spending cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | WWLP

    STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 12, 2014.. With one last budget problem to solve before he leaves office, Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday he would like to avoid cutting local aid for public schools to close a $325 million state budget shortfall.


  14. Baker and Coakley debate at south coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | WWLP

    Parrying over how they would pay for transportation and education priorities, the two frontrunners in the Massachusetts governor's race on Friday steered clear of the issues of child safety and a lawsuit against major housing lenders that have characterized other disputes between the candidates. At a late afternoon debate, Republican Charlie Baker described himself as a "weed-whacker" who would get into the meat of problems that affect the state.


  15. Massachusetts kidnap suspect faces arraignmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | WWLP

    Prosecutors say 28-year-old Stephanie Walker is being returned from Maryland to Massachusetts and faces arraignment Tuesday in Taunton District Court on charges of kidnapping and assault and battery. Authorities say Walker and Adynew Alves, of Boston, kidnapped a 49-year-old woman at gunpoint on Sept.


  16. Massachusetts kidnap suspect found in BaltimoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | WWLP

    A Massachusetts prosecutor says a Boston man wanted in connection with a gunpoint kidnapping last week is in custody in Baltimore. Bristol District Attorney Sam Sutter said Friday that 28-year-old Adynew Alves turned himself in to Baltimore police Thursday night.


  17. Boston Kidnapping SuspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | WWLP

    Police arrested 28 year old Stephanie Walker in Baltimore Saturday afternoon. Her alleged accomplice, 28 year old Adynew Alves is still on the run.


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