Archive for: December, 2011

Verizon to Pay More Than $800k to Resolve Allegations Over Billing Errors


Verizon New England, Inc. has agreed to pay more than $800,000 to resolve allegations that it overcharged numerous cities and towns for telephone services provided under a statewide contract, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Friday. “Businesses contracting with the Commonwealth must ensure that their invoices are accurate and that any errors are completely corrected in [...]

Several US Senators Push to get Flavored Cigars Banned


CT U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and several of his colleagues sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking it to ban flavored cigars. “Cigars with candy-like flavorings such as strawberry, watermelon, vanilla and chocolate attract kids to smoking and help hook them on this addictive habit,” the Senators wrote. “Congress helped protect [...]

Presidential Candidate’s Children Share Campaign Trail Stories at UMass Lowell

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Being a First daughter might sound pretty cool, but the journey with your family on the campaign trail is probably pretty grueling. Now you have an opportunity to hear  from the children’s perspective on what it is like to help your dad run for President.  Hear from the daughters of GOP presidential candidate and former [...]

The New Boston Trend in Revamping Your Wardrobe-Clothes Swap Events


International students at Target Language School in Somerville got a chance not only to improve their language skills but also to restyle their wardrobes when their ESL part-time teacher launched clothes-swap events on campus. Danielle Cunningham has been into swaps for two years. She got the idea of organizing one when she started staffing photo [...]

Patrick-Murray Administration Releases $14 Million for Tornado Damage Cleanup, Rebuilding


The Patrick-Murray Administration announced today the release of $14 million toward the costs for cities and towns associated with tornado damage on June 1 in Central and Western Massachusetts, including $3.9 million in MassDOT Highway Division funds to reimburse eight communities for the cost of emergency roadway repairs.  MassDOT funds will pay for work completed [...]

Real Housewives of South Boston Are Back with a Christmas Special


These funny Boston ladies are back at it again. Ho Ho Ho! The Real Housewives of South Boston’s Christmas special includes shoplifting at the Liberty Tree Mall and a Tom Brady Crucifix.

Internet Cafe Owner, Corp and 3 Others Arraigned for Operating Illegal Slot Parlor

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The owner of two Internet cafés and his corporation have been arraigned on charges of operating an illegal slot parlor, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Tuesday.  Three other individuals have also been arraigned on gaming charges in connection with operations out of “Leo’s Place” Internet cafés in Fall River and Fairhaven. Leo Pelletier, 66, of [...]

UMass-Lowell to Implement Innovative National Program in MA to Increase the Number of Highly Qualified STEM Educators

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The Patrick-Murray Administration announced a $1.6 million grant to the University of Massachusetts Lowell for the creation of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teacher preparation program in Massachusetts. This initiative, outlined in the Commonwealth’s successful Race to the Top plan, will bolster the Administration’s efforts to increase the number of highly qualified STEM [...]

Governor Patrick Appoints Stephen Crosby as Chair of the Mass. Gaming Commission


Governor Deval Patrick  appointed Stephen Crosby as chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. A former CEO, secretary of Administration and Finance and gubernatorial chief of staff, Crosby currently serves as dean of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston. “Steve Crosby possesses the integrity and strong management skills we need [...]

Mass. Gov. Patrick Heading to DC for Medicaid Plea

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BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is heading to Washington to meet with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and also host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama. Patrick is leaving Wednesday for a 3 p.m. meeting with Sebelius to discuss an extension of the state’s Medicaid waiver. State officials say the extension is [...]

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