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2014/07/25 09:21
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BOXFORD — A veteran Boxford police officer is trying to boost his retirement pension by getting credit for his summer job as a lifeguard nearly four decades ago. In a letter to a state appeals board,...
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2014/07/25 04:32
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BOSTON — Seeking to broker a compromise on anti-gun violence legislation, six senators who voted to strip a controversial provision from the Senate’s bill regarding discretion for police chiefs to...
2014/07/25 04:32
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Every few years it seems, there is talk of closing, moving, or scaling back Gloucester District Court — and this is proving to be one of those years. In May, juvenile court cases were moved from...
2014/07/24 18:32
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BOSTON — With a unanimous vote by the sate Senate on Wednesday and a final enactment vote in the House on Thursday, Massachusetts is on the brink of increasing by 100-fold the fine for poaching baby...
2014/07/21 04:32
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NEWBURYPORT — Millions of dollars have been earmarked to make the North Shore coast safer from big storms, and officials now have a sense what’s in store for Plum Island, the Great Marsh and other...
2014/07/21 04:32
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BOSTON — Environmentalists are pushing a plan to buy homes along the coast that are repeatedly damaged by storms, with $20 million tucked into a borrowing bill for environmental projects that is still...
2014/07/20 11:04
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Bill to lift charter-school cap left lawmakers split Local senators were split on a bill shot down in the state Senate Wednesday that would have lifted the cap on charter schools in underperforming...
2014/07/18 19:32
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BOSTON — The House and Senate on Thursday sent to Gov. Deval Patrick a bill banning the possession or sale of shark fins (H 4088). The bill allows for fins to be removed only for taxidermy or...
2014/07/18 16:32
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Families of several victims of teenage killers are decrying Beacon Hill lawmakers for watering down parole guidelines for juveniles convicted of first-degree murder. “We feel totally let down by the...
2014/07/14 11:05
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Detainee arrivals at Hanscom bring calls for transparency LOWELL -- Marisa DeFranco, a Democratic immigration lawyer running against incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney for the 6th Middlesex District...
2014/07/12 07:26
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NEWBURYPORT -- Efforts to secure funds in a pending state environmental bond bill for local seaside communities increased this week, with a regional board calling for supplemental funding and state...
2014/07/10 04:32
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Caleigh Harrison was 21/2 years old when she went missing from Rockport’s Long Beach on April 19, 2012, and is believed to have been swept away by a turbulent sea. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts...
2014/07/09 16:27
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Bill allowing parole for young offenders advances in Massachusetts BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts legislators passed a bill that would grant people convicted of first-degree murder while under age...
2014/07/07 23:04
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House, Senate set to take up parole-eligibility bill for juveniles By Gintautas Dumcius State House News Service BOSTON -- With two dozen days remaining before they break from legislating and focus...
2014/07/07 19:32
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BOSTON — New versions of two bills that have already cleared the state House this year are up for potential votes in the Senate on Tuesday. The House in June voted 127-16 for a juvenile sentencing...
2014/07/07 13:04
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WILMINGTON -- In July 1999, the Board of Health and a group of residents approached the state with concerns over a reported cancer cluster that included alarming rates of child brain cancer, Hodgkin's...
2014/07/05 07:27
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BOSTON — Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr was successful in retaining several amendments that benefit coastal communities in the state’s $36.5 billion fiscal 2015 budget. The budget, which state...
2014/07/02 23:32
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Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr is hopeful that new animal cruelty prevention and punishment legislation will pass before the end of the formal state sessions on July 31. The Gloucester Republican...
2014/07/02 04:32
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Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr was successful in retaining several amendments that benefit Gloucester and other coastal communities in the state’s $36.5 billion fiscal 2015 budget. The budget,...
2014/06/27 17:04
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Seat belt bill fails to gain support in committee STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE SEAT BELT BILL FAILS TO GAIN SUPPORT IN COMMITTEE Police will not be pulling drivers over for not wearing their seat belts...
2014/07/25 09:21
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