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The Evening Sun
Nuclear regulators boost oversight of Massachusetts plantBOSTON (AP) — Federal inspectors said Wednesday they're increasing their oversi
Nuclear regulators boost oversight of Massachusetts plant
The Evening Sun / Posted 36 minutes ago
BOSTON (AP) — Federal inspectors said Wednesday they're increasing their oversight of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in the wake of a shutdown during a winter storm. Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission say the decision to ramp up... Read more
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Boston Herald
Mayor launches Childhood Cancer Awareness MonthBoston Mayor Martin J. Walsh today vowed to use his office in any way possible
Mayor launches Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Boston Herald / Posted 37 minutes ago
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh today vowed to use his office in any way possible to help leverage funding from Washington, D.C., to support hospitals in Boston as he proclaimed September to be Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Boston. “I thought... Read more
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York Daily Record
Nuclear regulators boost oversight of Massachusetts plantBOSTON (AP) — Federal inspectors said Wednesday they're increasing their oversi
Nuclear regulators boost oversight of Massachusetts plant
York Daily Record / Posted 41 minutes ago
BOSTON (AP) — Federal inspectors said Wednesday they're increasing their oversight of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in the wake of a shutdown during a winter storm. Officials from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission say the decision to ramp up... Read more
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Lowell Sun
20 petitions for 2016 get initial OKBy Matt Murphy State House News Service BOSTON -- Twenty petitions proposing ne
20 petitions for 2016 get initial OK
Lowell Sun / Posted 3 hours ago
By Matt Murphy State House News Service BOSTON -- Twenty petitions proposing new laws that would, among other things, legalize recreational marijuana, expand the state's authority to license charter schools and protect whales from fishing nets,... Read more
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Boston Herald
184 kids in state custody were abused or neglectedGov. Charlie Baker said he plans by week’s end to air the state’s probe into th
184 kids in state custody were abused or neglected
Boston Herald / Posted 10 hours ago
Gov. Charlie Baker said he plans by week’s end to air the state’s probe into the case of 7-year-old Jack Loiselle — who police say was beaten and starved by his dad while under the state’s watch — offering fresh details on a case that has prompted... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Report Documents Abuse, Neglect Of Children In State CareBOSTON Documented reports of abuse or neglect of children in foster care and ot
Report Documents Abuse, Neglect Of Children In State Care
WBUR Boston / Posted 22 hours ago
BOSTON Documented reports of abuse or neglect of children in foster care and other out-of-home settings increased in Massachusetts last year, as did deaths among children receiving services from state agencies, according to a report filed Tuesday by... Read more
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Boston Herald
Report finds 184 kids abused or neglected in state custodyMore than 180 children in state custody were abused or neglected last year, and
Report finds 184 kids abused or neglected in state custody
Boston Herald / Posted yesterday
More than 180 children in state custody were abused or neglected last year, and allegations of child abuse in out-of-home settings spiked by 18 percent, according to a new report that comes as the Baker administration probes the state's embattled... Read more
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Boston Herald
Artist’s 2nd Brady sketch draws different critiquesCourtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg got another crack at drawing Tom Brady f
Artist’s 2nd Brady sketch draws different critiques
Boston Herald / Posted yesterday
Courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg got another crack at drawing Tom Brady following a disastrous first attempt that depicted the Patriots quarterback as ghoulish and uncomely, opening her up to ridicule and scorn from Patriots... Read more
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Boston Herald
Gov. Charlie Baker eyes Canada powerGov. Charlie Baker, at a regional summit in New Foundland, said yesterday he ho
Gov. Charlie Baker eyes Canada power
Boston Herald / Posted yesterday
Gov. Charlie Baker, at a regional summit in New Foundland, said yesterday he hopes to bring more Canadian hydropower and natural gas to Massachusetts in the coming years to help solve the state’s energy deficit. “They have capacity. We have demand.... Read more
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Orange County Register
Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid is expected to be approved unanimously by city council in a sign of strengthLOS ANGELES – The mayor stood before a packed city hall and citing a bid approv
Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid is expected to be approved unanimously by city council in a sign of strength
Orange County Register / Posted yesterday
LOS ANGELES – The mayor stood before a packed city hall and citing a bid approved by the city council, bolstered by a wealth of existing venues and emphasizing the city’s Olympic history and diversity, entered the race to host the 2024 Olympic... Read more
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Boston Globe
Fixing the MBTA will now cost more than $7 billionThe cost to get the MBTA up to snuff is higher than previously estimated. It w
Fixing the MBTA will now cost more than $7 billion
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
The cost to get the MBTA up to snuff is higher than previously estimated. It would require at least $7.3 billion of work to bring it to a state of good repair, according to a presentation at a Monday meeting of the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Do these frankly disgusting gags make you laugh or barf?Now as the festival draws to the close, here are the ones so foul they must hav
Do these frankly disgusting gags make you laugh or barf?
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
Now as the festival draws to the close, here are the ones so foul they must have drugged the moderator to sneak onto the stage. So should these queasy quips have been left in a dark corner of a comedian's notebook, or do they deserve to enjoy the... Read more
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Boston Herald
MBTA report pegs maintenance backlog at $7.3BA new MBTA study of the troubled rail system’s maintenance backlog sees a spike
MBTA report pegs maintenance backlog at $7.3B
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
A new MBTA study of the troubled rail system’s maintenance backlog sees a spike in cost estimates by an additional $600 million to $7.3 billion — and outlines a funding scenario that would eliminate the backlog in 25 years. The numbers come from the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Energy, climate change on the agenda as premiers, U.S. governors meetEnergy and climate change are leading the agenda as eastern premiers and New En
Energy, climate change on the agenda as premiers, U.S. governors meet
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Energy and climate change are leading the agenda as eastern premiers and New England governors began a day-long meeting Monday in St. John’s, N.L. Two governors, Connecticut’s Dannel Malloy and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, say they want to meet... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Baker joins governors, premiers for energy talksST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is joining other New England
Baker joins governors, premiers for energy talks
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is joining other New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers in a discussion of regional energy issues. The leaders have gathered for their annual conference on Monday in St. John's,... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
Baker joins governors, premiers for energy talksST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is joining other New England
Baker joins governors, premiers for energy talks
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 2 days ago
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is joining other New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers in a discussion of regional energy issues. The leaders have gathered for their annual conference on Monday in St. John's,... Read more
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Boston Herald
Chabot: High salaries left out of talks on tuition hikesSomething is missing in the most recent battle for blame between Beacon Hill le
Chabot: High salaries left out of talks on tuition hikes
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Something is missing in the most recent battle for blame between Beacon Hill leaders and University of Massachusetts officials over a roughly $900-a-year tuition hike for state students. The state’s chronic sky-high salary problem. Employees in the... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Green Line project points to dilemmas facing T boardBOSTON (AP) - The financial control board that was recently created to oversee
Green Line project points to dilemmas facing T board
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 4 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The financial control board that was recently created to oversee the MBTA is quickly confronting difficult operational and political choices. Case in point is the long-delayed extension of the Green Line to Somerville and Medford,... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
Green Line project points to dilemmas facing T boardBOSTON (AP) - The financial control board that was recently created to oversee
Green Line project points to dilemmas facing T board
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 4 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The financial control board that was recently created to oversee the MBTA is quickly confronting difficult operational and political choices. Case in point is the long-delayed extension of the Green Line to Somerville and Medford,... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Baker reaffirms goal of expanding school choiceBy Colin A. Young State House News Service BOSTON -- As he prepares charter sch
Baker reaffirms goal of expanding school choice
Lowell Sun / Posted 5 days ago
By Colin A. Young State House News Service BOSTON -- As he prepares charter school legislation he plans to file this fall, Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday said expanding school choice options for Massachusetts students and families will be a goal of his... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State Police exploring expanded use of plate readers Newly sworn in state police Col. Richard McKeon answers reporters questions o
State Police exploring expanded use of plate readers
Lowell Sun / Posted 5 days ago
Newly sworn in state police Col. Richard McKeon answers reporters questions on license plate readers on Thursday. STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE / ANTONIO CABAN WORCESTER -- The new head of the... Read more
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Boston Herald
State’s top cop OK with public filmingMassachusetts State Police’s new top cop said he welcomes the eyes of the cellp
State’s top cop OK with public filming
Boston Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Massachusetts State Police’s new top cop said he welcomes the eyes of the cellphone camera-wielding public — and his troopers should also — as he took a stand on the dicey issue that has given anyone with an iPhone the ability to hold cops... Read more
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New England Sports Network
Eric Hosmer Spotted In 'Free Brady' Shirt After Recent Trip To BostonIt appears Eric Hosmer did some shopping while he was in Boston last weekend.
Eric Hosmer Spotted In 'Free Brady' Shirt After Recent Trip To Boston
New England Sports Network / Posted 5 days ago
It appears Eric Hosmer did some shopping while he was in Boston last weekend. The Kansas City Royals first baseman was photographed wearing a “Free Brady” T-shirt after his team’s recent trip to Fenway Park for a four-game series against the Boston... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
McKeon takes oath as new leader of state policeWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts State Police officially have a new le
McKeon takes oath as new leader of state police
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 5 days ago
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts State Police officially have a new leader. Richard McKeon was sworn in Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker as colonel and superintendent of the state police. The ceremony was at Mechanics Hall in... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
McKeon to take oath as new leader of state policeWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts State Police are getting a new leader
McKeon to take oath as new leader of state police
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 6 days ago
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts State Police are getting a new leader. Richard McKeon is scheduled to be formally sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday as colonel and superintendent of the department. The ceremony will be held at... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
McKeon to take oath as new leader of state policeWORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts State Police are getting a new leader
McKeon to take oath as new leader of state police
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 6 days ago
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts State Police are getting a new leader. Richard McKeon is scheduled to be formally sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday as colonel and superintendent of the department. The ceremony will be held at... Read more
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Boston Herald
Capuano: Must continue Green Line plansU.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano said the state should stick with the over-budget G
Capuano: Must continue Green Line plans
Boston Herald / Posted 6 days ago
U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano said the state should stick with the over-budget Green Line extension that would expand MBTA service into Somerville and Medford. “Anyone who has seen any public project in any state in this world, built at any time,... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
Massachusetts Considers Reinstatement Tax On Airplane Sales, PartsTax Was Abolished In 2002 The Massachusetts legislature is considering reinsta
Massachusetts Considers Reinstatement Tax On Airplane Sales, Parts
The Aero-News Network / Posted 6 days ago
Tax Was Abolished In 2002 The Massachusetts legislature is considering reinstating a 6.25 percent sales tax on airplane sales, parts, and maintenance that was abolished in 2002. Some in the current legislature are calling the tax break a "giveaway... Read more
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Boston Herald
Red light on Green LineTransit officials this week said the cost of building a Green Line extension th
Red light on Green Line
Boston Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Transit officials this week said the cost of building a Green Line extension through Somerville into Medford could be $1 billion more than they planned, for a total cost of $3 billion to extend trolley service all of 4.7 miles. Well, color us a deep... Read more
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Boston Herald
Gelzinis: Leaving life in gangs for future in collegeTonight at 6:30 in the heart of Roxbury’s Dudley Square, Gov. Charlie Baker wil
Gelzinis: Leaving life in gangs for future in college
Boston Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Tonight at 6:30 in the heart of Roxbury’s Dudley Square, Gov. Charlie Baker will be the featured speaker at a graduation unlike any other he’s visited this year. “From Disengaged to Degree Bound” is the title of a “matriculation ceremony” that will... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Lowell police use Narcan for first time, save man's life LOWELL -- City police officers teamed up on Monday night to save the life of
Lowell police use Narcan for first time, save man's life
Lowell Sun / Posted 8 days ago
LOWELL -- City police officers teamed up on Monday night to save the life of a 64-year-old man who was overdosing on heroin by using nasal Narcan for the first time since it was deployed by... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Air Force Secretary Praises Mass. Bases, Says Force Is ‘Turning A Corner’ On Sex AssaultsSecretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James in the WBUR studios. (Jesse Costa/
Air Force Secretary Praises Mass. Bases, Says Force Is ‘Turning A Corner’ On Sex Assaults
WBUR Boston / Posted 9 days ago
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James in the WBUR studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) Faced with pressure to cut defense spending, and the biggest troop draw down since the end of the Cold War, the Pentagon is pursuing a potential Base Realignment... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Boston celebrates increase in visitorsBy Antonio Caban State House News Service BOSTON -- Highlighting the continued
Boston celebrates increase in visitors
Lowell Sun / Posted 9 days ago
By Antonio Caban State House News Service BOSTON -- Highlighting the continued surge in international travel to Boston, Gov. Charlie Baker joined with tourism officials Friday at a hotel near Logan International Airport to recognize a record increase... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Gov. Baker, MassGOP plan 'thank you' eventsBOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker is taking time this week to thank some of the
Gov. Baker, MassGOP plan 'thank you' events
Lowell Sun / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Baker is taking time this week to thank some of the campaign volunteers and political supporters who helped him win last year's tough race for governor. On Monday, the Massachusetts Republican Party is hosting a "Governor... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Gov. Baker, MassGOP hold "thank you" events for supportersBOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is taking time this week to thank some of the
Gov. Baker, MassGOP hold "thank you" events for supporters
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is taking time this week to thank some of the campaign volunteers and political supporters who helped him win last year's tough race for governor. On Monday, the Massachusetts Republican Party is hosting a "Governor... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
Gov. Baker, MassGOP hold "thank you" events for supportersBOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is taking time this week to thank some of the
Gov. Baker, MassGOP hold "thank you" events for supporters
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is taking time this week to thank some of the campaign volunteers and political supporters who helped him win last year's tough race for governor. On Monday, the Massachusetts Republican Party is hosting a "Governor... Read more
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Boston Herald
Charlie Baker stands by DCF promotion of midstate bossGov. Charlie Baker yesterday defended the recent promotion of a child welfare a
Charlie Baker stands by DCF promotion of midstate boss
Boston Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Gov. Charlie Baker yesterday defended the recent promotion of a child welfare administrator who was responsible for the state’s most troubled zone, saying he has faith in her abilities. “I have plenty of faith in Lian as an interim deputy and I have... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Direct Flights To Logan Credited With Boosting International Travel To BostonA view of Boston before landing at Logan Airport. (Amy Gorel/WBUR) BOSTON High
Direct Flights To Logan Credited With Boosting International Travel To Boston
WBUR Boston / Posted 11 days ago
A view of Boston before landing at Logan Airport. (Amy Gorel/WBUR) BOSTON Highlighting the continued surge in international travel to Boston, Gov. Charlie Baker joined with tourism officials Friday at a hotel near Logan International Airport to... Read more
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Boston Herald
Boston tourism soars thanks to new flightsThe Hub saw a record number of international visitors last year, thanks to a ma
Boston tourism soars thanks to new flights
Boston Herald / Posted 11 days ago
The Hub saw a record number of international visitors last year, thanks to a marketing push at potential tourists and an increasing number of overseas flights, officials said. In 2014, more than 1.4 million travelers from abroad visited Boston, a 10... Read more
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The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
UMass asks for additional funding, reconsideration of cost hikes The University of Massachusetts asked the state legislature to support supple
UMass asks for additional funding, reconsideration of cost hikes
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian / Posted 12 days ago
The University of Massachusetts asked the state legislature to support supplemental funding for the five-campus university system yesterday as concerns about the rising costs for... Read more
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WBUR Boston
MBTA Looking To Privatize Bus RoutesThe MBTA says the buses and drivers currently on the routes targeted for privat
MBTA Looking To Privatize Bus Routes
WBUR Boston / Posted 12 days ago
The MBTA says the buses and drivers currently on the routes targeted for privatization would be re-deployed to other areas of the system that need more service. (bradlee9119/Flickr) BOSTON The MBTA plans to test the appetite among private bus... Read more
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Boston Herald
Senate prez urges UMass to rescind fee hikesThe University of Massachusetts is facing mounting political pressure to roll b
Senate prez urges UMass to rescind fee hikes
Boston Herald / Posted 12 days ago
The University of Massachusetts is facing mounting political pressure to roll back fee hikes its trustees approved earlier this summer. State Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg (D-Amherst) yesterday released a letter he sent to new UMass... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
AG Healey top Massachusetts Democrat to back ClintonBOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Maura Healey says she's backing Hillary Clinton
AG Healey top Massachusetts Democrat to back Clinton
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 13 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Maura Healey says she's backing Hillary Clinton for president. Healey becomes the highest profile Massachusetts Democrat to throw her support behind the Democratic front-runner. Other top Democrats, including U.S.... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
AG Healey top Massachusetts Democrat to back ClintonBOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Maura Healey says she's backing Hillary Clinton
AG Healey top Massachusetts Democrat to back Clinton
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 13 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Maura Healey says she's backing Hillary Clinton for president. Healey becomes the highest profile Massachusetts Democrat to throw her support behind the Democratic front-runner. Other top Democrats, including U.S.... Read more
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FOX 25 Boston
AG Healey top Massachusetts Democrat to back ClintonBOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Maura Healey says she's backing Hillary Clinton
AG Healey top Massachusetts Democrat to back Clinton
FOX 25 Boston / Posted 13 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Maura Healey says she's backing Hillary Clinton for president. Healey becomes the highest profile Massachusetts Democrat to throw her support behind the Democratic front-runner. Other top Democrats, including U.S.... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
AG Healey top Massachusetts Democrat to back ClintonBOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Maura Healey says she's backing Hillary Clinton
AG Healey top Massachusetts Democrat to back Clinton
New Jersey Herald / Posted 13 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Maura Healey says she's backing Hillary Clinton for president. Healey becomes the highest profile Massachusetts Democrat to throw her support behind the Democratic front-runner. Other top Democrats, including U.S.... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senate president pushes Meehan to ease tuition hikes By Matt Murphy State House News Service BOSTON -- The Senate's top Democrat r
Senate president pushes Meehan to ease tuition hikes
Lowell Sun / Posted 13 days ago
By Matt Murphy State House News Service BOSTON -- The Senate's top Democrat released a letter on Thursday sent earlier this month to new UMass President Marty Meehan requesting that the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Meet the 5 people tasked with saving the MBTAThe MBTA has new leadership, and it’s their job to get the cash-strapped agency
Meet the 5 people tasked with saving the MBTA
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
The MBTA has new leadership, and it’s their job to get the cash-strapped agency on track. Gov. Charlie Baker swore in five members to the system’s new fiscal and management control board Friday, a big step in Baker’s ongoing efforts to right the... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Taxi Ridership Drops Sharply In BostonCabs wait at a taxi stand near Tremont Street in Boston. (rkelland/Flickr) BOS
Taxi Ridership Drops Sharply In Boston
WBUR Boston / Posted 13 days ago
Cabs wait at a taxi stand near Tremont Street in Boston. (rkelland/Flickr) BOSTON Amid growing competition from ride-hailing companies, Boston taxi ridership is down 22 percent in the first half of this year, compared with the same period last year,... Read more
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Boston Globe
The T wants to privatize some bus routesThe Boston Carmen’s Union, the T’s biggest union, isn’t very pleased. The repr
The T wants to privatize some bus routes
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
The Boston Carmen’s Union, the T’s biggest union, isn’t very pleased. The reprieve from the law was championed by Gov. Charlie Baker, who took political ownership of the T’s issues after brutal winter weather sent the regional transit system into a... Read more
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