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Stories with person: Robert A. DeLeo
  • 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.

  • Clergy seek stronger minimum wage bill 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:49 pm
  • BOSTON - A group representing clergy from around the state is urging lawmakers to agree on a bill that not only raises the minimum wage but also ties future increases in the wage to inflation.

  • 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 House passes domestic abuse bill 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:13 pm
  • BOSTON - An overhaul of the state's domestic violence laws, including new bail guidelines and tougher penalties for abusers, unanimously cleared the Massachusetts House on Tuesday amid concerns from defense attorneys that the bill was hastily drafted and overly broad.

  • 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.

  • GOP's Baker: Tough anti-violence laws needed 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 7:50 pm
  • BOSTON - Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker says Massachusetts needs to do more to support victims of domestic violence including stiffening penalties for abusers, educating judges and making pepper sprays more readily available.

  • Mass. lawmaker has HIV, will lead AIDS group 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:25 pm
  • BOSTON - State Rep. Carl Sciortino said Tuesday he is HIV-positive and plans to step down to become the new executive director of The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.

  • Mass. moving to ease federal flood insurance rules 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 6:10 am
  • BOSTON - When Mitch Haddad and his brother began rebuilding their family's oceanside restaurant in Marshfield, they decided to take no chances.