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BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to sign legislation that would give women with alcohol or substance abuse problems access to addiction treatment services rather than housing them in the state prison for women in Framingham. Baker will sign the legislation during a ceremony in his...
BOSTON (AP) — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a snow plow in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood. Police say the accident occurred around 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Dorchester Avenue and Harbor View Street. Police say the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. They haven’t released the...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actress Kerry Washington is coming to Cambridge to collect her pudding pot. Washington, as Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year, will be feted with a roast and parade through Harvard Square on Thursday. Washington is the first black woman to...
BOSTON (AP) — A bill set for debate on Beacon Hill would ensure that men and women earn equal pay for comparable work. The legislation would prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of gender when it comes to wages and other compensation. It would require that men and women be paid...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters who won’t be around for the state’s presidential primary on March 1 can begin requesting absentee ballots. Secretary of State William Galvin says voters can request absentee ballots in person at their local city or town election office or request them by mail....
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Three ice fishermen from Lowell were rescued over the weekend after falling into the frigid waters of a pond in Harold Parker State Forest in Andover. The men, whose names weren’t made public, fell through thin ice into Field Pond at around 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Deputy Fire...
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A western Massachusetts hospital has notified its patients that the scopes used in their colonoscopy procedures may not have been properly disinfected. Springfield-based Baystate Noble Hospital said Friday that nearly 300 patients who had colonoscopies between June 2012...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters dispatched to a blaze over the weekend were surprised by the discovery of a marijuana growing operation located inside the burning home in western Massachusetts. The Springfield Republican reports the fire was reported around 5:21 a.m. Sunday at a home on...
BOSTON (AP) — The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has three meetings coming up. The board on Monday will hold a special meeting in Southbridge to hear from the community about placing the town’s school system in state control. Commissioner Mitchell Chester recently recommended that...
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Brandeis University will host a series of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the nomination and appointment of Louis D. Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court. Brandeis, the first Jewish justice on the high court, will be honored Thursday during a panel discussion...

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