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  1. Health premiums to rise 16.7 percent in individual marketRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    APRIL 05: Dominique Entzminger, a physician assistant of family medicine, wears a stethoscope during an examination at the Codman Square Health Center April 5, 2006 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. State lawmakers approved a health care reform bill March 4 that would make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to require all its citizens have some form of health insurance.


  2. Lawmakers working for homeless Mass. youthRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Boston Herald

    Kitty Zen, Massachusetts Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth speaks with Mayor Martin Walsh at a Herald roundtable discussion on teenage homelessness on Friday, October 21, 2016.


  3. Our View: Vote 'No' on Question 4Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago |

    Legal recreational marijuana sales wouldn't take place for about a year, but permission to use, possess, grow and share small amounts of this intoxicating plant could become law in less than two months if Question 4 on the Massachusetts ballot passes on Nov. 8. While The Standard-Times supports the medical use of marijuana, and we buy the legitimacy of some of the arguments made by supporters of Question 4, our primary objection to the question is that there should be more time, study, and information about it before full legalization. Commercial sales and regulations, under the auspices of a Cannabis Control Commission, would come into existence Jan. 1, 2018.


  4. Duro's Fall River properties declared abandoned, foreclosure possible in 30 daysRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago |

    Duro Textiles, which abruptly shuttered its factories this summer leaving over 157 workers without jobs, has been deemed abandoned by the city inspector, allowing the administration to fast-track foreclosure proceedings. The company owes the city a total of $318,243 in taxes and outstanding water and sewer fees on four properties.


  5. 5 things to know about the new Mass. online tax portalRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago |

    While most individual taxpayers won't notice much of a difference, the state Department of Revenue is in the midst of launching a new web-based portal that features a streamlined interface and enhanced security. “We're moving to a 21st-century system,” DOR Commissioner Mike Heffernan said.


  6. Controversial Boston Children's Hospital expansion wins final approvalRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

    Jonathan Swersey of Auburndale holds his 2-year-old daughter Sadie while speaking at a State House rally on the importance to his family of a Boston Children's Hospital garden. BOSTON >> State health officials on Thursday gave Boston Children's Hospital the green light to move forward with a controversial $1 billion expansion.


  7. Trump has $25M less than Clinton in campaign's last weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Newark Star-Ledger

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump , trailing in opinion polls , entered the final six weeks of the campaign with a financial deficit as well, having almost $25 million less to spend than Hillary Clinton, new Federal Election Commission filings show. Trump reported $34.8 million in the bank as of Sept.


  8. Life-insurance proceeds are intercepted for child supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Lowell Sun

    Q: My ex-husband's father just died, leaving a sizable life-insurance policy. My ex owes a large amount of child support.


  9. West County Notebook: Hawley pays off flood debtRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Recorder

    Voters unanimously approved two articles that enabled the town to pay off a $450,000 storm damage loan for damage repairs caused by Tropical Storm Irene five years ago.


  10. Image: ThinkstockRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WWLP

    STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 20, 2016..The Massachusetts High Technology Council is gearing up to fight the proposed surtax on households with incomes above $1 million and hopes to persuade lawmakers not to advance the so-called "millionaire's tax" to the 2018 ballot.


  11. Important Ruling for Residents of Massachusetts Owning Assets in Other States and CountriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | JD Supra

    Since 2001, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue has held that persons in Massachusetts who pass away owning real estate or valuable tangibles located in certain jurisdictions outside the Massachusetts territorial borders must pay Massachusetts estate tax on such property. The jurisdictions in question are states and countries that do not charge an estate tax on such items.


  12. Landlord will pay $100k to settle asbestos lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A landlord who owns and operates dozens of properties in New Bedford will pay $100,000 in civil penalties to settle allegations he allowed contractors to perform illegal asbestos work on four homes he was renovating. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says the consent judgment entered Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court settles a lawsuit filed by her office in October 2012 against Ronald Oliveira.


  13. Much cooler air expected this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WWLP

    CHICOPEE, Mass. - After warmer temperatures these past couple of days, western Massachusetts is in for a wake up call.


  14. SharkNinja, Dyson end legal battle over advertising claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | News Times

    A Dyson, left, and SharkNinja cleaning heads from an upright vacuum are positioned together at the retail location in Braintree, Mass., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Dyson and SharkNinja, fierce competitors in the U.S. vacuum cleaner market, have settled a bitter legal dispute.


  15. The Vital Need For Owl Pellet SecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Irregular Times

    Other companies, apparently, are the leaders in unsterilized owl pellets, or pellets from other species of owls. Somebody other than OBDK is the leader in sterilized barn owl pellets that aren't very good.


  16. What your boss can and can't do when it comes to politics at workRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Washington Post

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event on Aug. 14, 2012 at a mine owned by a subsidiary of Murray Energy in Beallsville, Ohio. Amid this year's dark and divisive presidential election, the 2012 campaign can feel like a distant memory.


  17. Mass. Will Consider Legalizing Weed Nov. 8, Some Lawmakers Hope Connecticut Will Be NextRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday |

    A New Haven state representative said a neighboring state's ballot question on legalizing recreational marijuana means its time for Connecticut to get moving on the same initiative. New Haven Democratic Rep. Juan Candelaria, who has unsuccessfully lobbied for recreational marijuana legislation in Connecticut in the past, said he is confident that the outcome will be different in 2017.


  18. East Boston Residents in Shock over Police Shooting:Officers Cintolo and Morris Upgraded to Stable ConditionRead the original story

    Friday | East Boston Times-Free Press

    The Boston Police Department's top brass, East Boston clergy and even many elected officials and residents have stated that some sort of divine intervention occurred last Wednesday night when District A-7 Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris were met with a hail of gunfire while responding to a domestic call at 136 Gladstone St. From the quick reaction and first aid training of back up officers, to the help of State troopers and Boston EMS to quickly getting the wounded officers from the scene to Mass General Hospital in Boston to the work of the doctors-every scenario that night seemed to turn what should have been a tragedy into a miracle.


  19. Local BriefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Lowell Sun

    The Bedford Fire Department will be on the streets Saturday morning "Filling the Boot" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the intersections of South and Great roads, and of Spring and Great roads. All money collected by the Bedford Fire Department will be donated directly to MDA.


  20. Mass. High Tech CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Lowell Sun

    Most Massachusetts technology executives view the state as a good place to do business with a business environment that is steady or improving, but the cost of doing business and transportation issues continue to pose risks for future growth, a new survey from the Massachusetts High Technology Council found. The council's inaugural Executive Competitiveness Insight Survey, conducted by KPMG in September, found 72 percent of executives surveyed rated Massachusetts as a good or excellent place to do business, and 90 percent said they feel the local business environment is "holding steady or improving."