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Connecticut health official accuses Massachusetts of hoarding million
The Obama administration's hopes that Massachusetts would serve as a model for New England states enrolling residents in health insurance has collapsed in a bitter regional feud over tens of millions of dollars, victim of the botched rollout of the Bay …
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Massachusetts Civil Service Commission rules on Chicopee Police Chief
Massachusetts Civil Service Commission rules on Chicopee Police Chief appointment; Thomas Charette's promotion vacated as of July 1. thomas charette. Thomas G. Charette is sworn in as police chief by Chicopee City Clerk Keith Rattell in ceremony at the …
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Digital Lumens® Customer, Frialsa, Welcomes Massachusetts Innovation
CUAUTITLAN, Mexico & BOSTON — Digital Lumens, the leader in intelligent LED systems, announced that its customer, Frialsa, welcomed the Massachusetts Innovation Partnership delegation to its facility in Cuautitlan, Mexico yesterday. The delegation …
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Cross-country charity bike ride for Merrimac man
His team of physicians at the Newburyport hospital were able to stabilize him and Harris was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where he underwent open heart surgery, followed by months of recovery. During his stay in Boston, and …
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54 Massachusetts police departments reach aid agreement

54 Massachusetts police departments reach aid agreement
BOSTON (AP) — Police chiefs in 54 Massachusetts communities have signed an agreement that makes it easier for officers in one community to cross town lines while responding to legitimate law enforcement emergencies in another jurisdiction. The mutual …
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Hillsdale man suspected of bank robbery headed back to Massachusetts
As District Attorney Paul Czajka stands behind him, Christopher Blair, the Hillsdale man suspected of bank robbery in Massachusetts, was in Columbia County Court Tuesday afternoon to waive extradition back to Massachusetts. Lance Wheeler photo.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans stops across Massachusetts to promote new book
Elizabeth Warren is launching a state-wide swing beginning in April but unlike the visits where she typically discusses new policy pushes and legislation, the Massachusetts Democrat will be talking about her new book. Elizabeth Warren Fighting Chance …
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Rustbelt Massachusetts fading fast?
Here's an except from my weekly Banker & Tradesman column. Looking at it, I would make clearer the distinction between inside I-495 and Eastern Massachusetts and the rest of the state. While Massachusetts is a fast fading memory in the populous and …
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Republican John Miller jumps in race to become next Massachusetts attorney
In the race to become the next attorney general of Massachusetts, the two Democrats currently in the running now have a Republican opponent in Winchester resident John Miller. Should he win on Election Day, Miller, who just announced his campaign this …
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Evidence spotted for universe's early growth spurt
Alan Guth of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a creator of the idea of inflation, said the finding already suggests that some ideas about the rapid expansion of the universe can be ruled out. It had not been clear whether the light-wave …
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A flurry of bank IPOs hit Massachusetts
For years, one, maybe two, Massachusetts community banks would launch initial public offerings and sell stock to the public. But already this year, four community banks have filed for IPOs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and David Cotney …
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Massachusetts minimum pay may be $10.50 by '16

Massachusetts minimum pay may be .50 by '16
“We don't think it's the role of government to push up the minimum wage,” said Chris Geehern, a spokesman for Associated Industries of Massachusetts, one of the state's largest business groups. “We don't think it's the most efficient way of raising …
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Throwback Thursday: The Time Massachusetts Bought Maine – Boston Magazine
“Massachusetts had watched Maine grow with both apprehension and greed,” writes Harry Gratwick in Hidden History of Maine. “In 1652, with Gorges no longer around, the colony's leaders in Boston decided to seize the moment. Massachusetts Bay revised …
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Lessard photos 'Glory of Massachusetts' at Science Center in Norwell
Photographer Greg Lessard of Middleboro, band director at the Gates School in Scituate, is showing his portfolio, 'Glory of Massachusetts' at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell this month. Several dramatic images of Scituate Light are …
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Mass. DA: No criminal charges in school drowning
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts prosecutor won't be filing criminal charges after an investigation of the drowning death of 12-year-old boy at a Springfield school last year. Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni said in a report …
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Massachusetts Legislature passes 'upskirting' ban
(CNN) — Massachusetts lawmakers Thursday passed a bill banning "upskirting" in response to a ruling by the state's highest court that said a law aimed at criminalizing voyeurism did not apply to the snapping of secret photos up a woman's skirt. The …
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State police arrest Hillsdale man suspected of Massachusetts bank robbery

State police arrest Hillsdale man suspected of Massachusetts bank robbery
State police arrest Hillsdale man suspected of Massachusetts bank robbery. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Previous Next. State police arrest Hillsdale man suspected of robbing Mass.
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Massachusetts man who ran family heroin business sentenced to 12 years in
PORTLAND, Maine — A Lawrence, Mass., man who supervised a family drug trafficking operation in Maine and New Hampshire was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 12 years in federal prison. Efrain “Cheech” Urena, 23, also was sentenced to five …
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Massachusetts City Sees 15 Drug Overdoses in 24-Hour Period
Drug abuse, especially when it comes to opiates like heroin, has run rampant in Massachusetts as of late. According to South Coast Today, "in FY 2012, Southcoast hospitals treated a total of 219 heroin overdoses, officials said. With four months …
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Chancellor: Partiers 'brought shame' on UMass
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The chancellor of the University of Massachusetts' Amherst campus says student behavior at the pre-St. Patrick's Day ''Blarney Blowout'' party over the weekend ''brought shame on our fine university.'' Campus and town police …
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After ruling, Massachusetts bans 'upskirt' photos
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill on Friday updating the state's voyeurism laws, just two days after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female subway passengers in Boston …
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Medical marijuana off to rocky start
Delahunt is reportedly being paid $ 250,000 a year to serve as the titular head of Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, though there is no pretense that he will manage the company's daily affairs. Questions have been raised about Delahunt's longstanding …
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Massachusetts 'Upskirt' Ruling Clears Man Who Took Photos

Massachusetts 'Upskirt' Ruling Clears Man Who Took Photos
Massachusetts lawmakers are expected to update state law after their highest court ruled Wednesday that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law because the women were neither nude nor …
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University of Massachusetts spokesman 'denounces' Blarney Blowout
UMass Amherst Blarney Blowout 2014: Police in riot gear try to disperse crowd of students outside apartment complex Police officers from Amherst, UMass and the Massachusetts State Police donned in full riot gear moved in on a crowd of what appeared to …
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High court rules `upskirt' photos legal in Massachusetts

High court rules `upskirt' photos legal in Massachusetts
The state's highest court ruled today MBTA passengers have no expectation of privacy from “upskirting,” as the criminal case against a man accused of trying to sneak cellphone photos of female passengers up their skirts was ordered dismissed by a lower …
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Upskirt photography not a crime in Massachusetts
It could be made a crime, but the state's high court says that the state “peeping Tom photographer” statute just doesn't cover it. That's the conclusion of today's Commonwealth v. Robertson (Mass. Mar. 5, 2014). The relevant Massachusetts statute says, …
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