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Places to Enjoy Late Night Bites In Boston


Boston is home to nearly 650,000 people. It is the central city in New England for culture, education, the arts, and science. With so much innovation and creativity concentrated in one specific location it is hard to imagine that anyone can even rest. Unfortunately, Boston gives its residents no choice on the matter. The only form [...]

Amtrak’s Downeaster Sets Another Ridership Record

PORTLAND, Maine—Amtrak’s Downeaster has set another ridership record, completing its fiscal year with 528,292 passengers, the highest in its 10-year history. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority says the ridership figures for the fiscal year that ended June 30 represents the seventh consecutive year of growth. Ridership grew 4 percent in the fiscal 2012, [...]

Conn. Governor Gets NAACP Award

The NAACP has given an award to Connecticut’s governor, Dannel Malloy, for ending the death penalty in his state. The award, a crystal bowl, was presented to Malloy Monday during his appearance at the civil rights group’s annual convention in Houston. In April, Malloy signed a measure that replaces capital punishment in Connecticut with a [...]

MA To Receive $1.7 Million From Insurance Groups

Joseph G. Murphy, the Commissioner of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Division of Insurance, on Wednesday announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has joined in multi-state agreements with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Group and the Prudential Insurance Group over improper use of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Death Master List. The Commonwealth will receive nearly $1.7 million [...]

First West Nile Virus Case Announced In MA


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced on Thursday that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in a mosquito in Massachusetts for the first time this year. A WNV infection was confirmed by the State Laboratory Institute today in a mosquito sample which was collected on June 20 in the City of Boston. [...]

Mass. Legislature Enacts Valor Act

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The Massachusetts House and Senate gave final approval to S. 2254, An Act relative to veterans’ access, livelihood, opportunity, and resources, on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The bill has been laid before the Governor, who has 10 days to sign the bill or return it to the Legislature with vetoes. The bill works on many [...]

MA Governor Approves $56.8 Million In Health Insurance Rebates

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The Commissioner of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Division of Insurance, Joseph G. Murphy, on Tuesday announced that individual citizens and small employers in the Commonwealth will benefit from nearly $57 million in rebates from five of the state’s largest health insurers. The rebates will be delivered to 50,000 individual policyholders and an additional 50,000 small businesses [...]

Bay State Banks Charging Fees For Checking Accounts


A survey by the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation found that Bay State consumers can save a great deal of money by shopping around for low-cost checking accounts. The survey examined data from the state’s largest 15 banks for the cost of their least expensive checking accounts. The phone and internet [...]

AG Coakley Fights For Veteran’s Benefits

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In a letter to Congress sent on Tuesday, Attorney General Martha Coakley and 21 attorneys general urged congressional leaders to close a loophole in the Higher Education Act that can harm American veterans and their families. The letter encourages Congress to subject the GI Bill and Veterans’ Assistance educational programs to the 90/10 rule that [...]

Pittsfield Resident Fined $3500 By MA Environmental Protection

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The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) fined Anthony J. Crea $3,500 for his failure to comply with a consent order requiring the completion of the cleanup of contamination on his property. The site is a former gasoline station and auto repair facility located at 483 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, from which several businesses [...]

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