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  • Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:29 am
  • BOSTON - Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.

  • Billions approved for Massachusetts transportation 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:29 pm
  • BOSTON - Construction could begin in the near future on several high-profile transportation projects around the state following an agreement reached by legislative negotiators on a $13 billion bond bill.

  • North Adams residents to deliver hospital petition 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:04 am
  • BOSTON - A group of western Massachusetts residents, hospital workers and community leaders are planning a bus trip to the Statehouse to press the governor and legislative leaders to help restore health care services at North Adams Hospital.

  • Massachusetts House releases $36.2B state budget 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:16 pm
  • BOSTON - Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House unveiled a $36.2 billion state budget plan Wednesday for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

  • Massachusetts Governor: Minimum wage hike on track 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:43 pm
  • BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick says he's confident House and Senate lawmakers will hammer out a compromise on minimum wage legislation that has run into parliamentary roadblocks on Beacon Hill.

  • Massachusetts officials promote drug take-back day 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:15 pm
  • BOSTON - Mayor Martin J. Walsh and members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation urged residents Monday to take part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day later this month.

  • States rebel against powerful new painkiller 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:53 pm
  • BARRE, Vermont - State officials around the country are rebelling over a powerful new painkiller that law enforcement and public health authorities fear could worsen the nation's deadly scourge of heroin and prescription drug abuse.

  • Vermont restricting access to powerful painkillers 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:46 pm
  • BARRE, Vermont - The state is restricting access to a new class of narcotic painkillers that law enforcement and public health officials across the country fear could worsen drug abuse, officials announced Thursday.

  • Israeli politicians to meet with Mass. officials 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:10 am
  • BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick and other state officials are welcoming a delegation of Israeli leaders to Massachusetts.

  • Kayyem hopes to beat odds to become Mass. governor 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 1:47 pm
  • BOSTON - When Juliette Kayyem graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995, she landed a dream job working as a civil rights attorney in President Bill Clinton's administration.

  • Boston mourns 2 firefighters killed in blaze 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:36 pm
  • BOSTON - One was a fitness enthusiast who helped the wounded after the Boston Marathon bombings and planned to run the race himself this year. The other was a father of three young children who had firefighting in his blood.

  • Mass. Gov., Pats QB, honor fallen firefighters 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 10:19 pm
  • BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick says "my heart and my condolences" go out to the families and colleagues of two Boston firefighters killed at a fire in the Back Bay.

  • Gov. Patrick: Can't second guess shooting probe 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:38 pm
  • BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick says he's in no position to second guess an investigation clearing an FBI agent of criminal charges in the fatal shooting last year of a friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

  • $3M settlement reached in death at Bridgewater 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:44 pm
  • BOSTON - The parents of a mental health patient who died at Bridgewater State Hospital five years ago will receive $3 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit alleging that prison guards were responsible for the death, their lawyer said.

  • Bungling mars health care deadline in some states 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:29 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - As supporters of the federal health care reforms push for final signups, a handful of states are trying to press the reset button.

  • Massachusetts moves to head off food stamps cuts 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 5:57 pm
  • BOSTON - Massachusetts joined several other states Tuesday in moving to preserve food assistance benefits for households that would otherwise be reduced under a recently approved federal farm bill.