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Photo: Bridgewater State Hospital

State Studying Changes At Bridgewater State Hospital

(Associated Press) - Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders is pledging to take a fresh look at the way the state treats those with serious mental illnesses and debilitating substance abuse problems who get caught in the criminal justice system

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Photo by Tom Boyle / Getty Images

First 2015 Case of West Nile Virus Found in Massachusetts

Public health officials say West Nile virus has been detected in a mosquito in Massachusetts for the first time this year.

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Gov.  Charlie Baker / Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Gov. Charlie Baker / Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Baker Seeks $28 Million To Fight Opioid Abuse In Mass.

Boston (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker is asking state lawmakers for nearly $28 million in additional spending to help stem a spike in the number of opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts.

The request will be included in a separate appropriations bill Baker plans to file Friday after signing the new $38

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Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Camille Stands By Bill

Remember Tammy Wynette's 1975 hit Stand By Your Man? You could play it while reading this blog about Camille Cosby who is apparently standing by Bill's side even after his 2005 deposition admitting to drugging women has become public

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Northeast Consortium Awards Funding for Fishing Research

A University of New Hampshire-based group is funding three research projects that will focus on spawning groundfish in New England waters.

Groundfish include species such as cod and haddock that have high economic value

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Family Finds Man Who Saved Their Lives on Nantucket

Derrick Johns was vacationing on Nantucket with his wife and their 16-year-old daughter, Erynn, this week. They went for a swim that took a dangerous turn as the rip current pulled them out to sea. It was so strong that they couldn't swim back to shore, and were greatly fatigued from trying

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Heroin Loves The Middle-Class

Heroin users aren't always the strung-out addict in the alley or bridge underpass. More and more often, they're the middle-class housewife next door!
Heroin use is reaching into new communities - addicting more and more women and middle-class users - as people hooked on prescription painkillers transition to cheaper illegal drugs, a new report shows

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Credit: iStock

Ground Spraying In New Bedford

Targeted ground spraying will be conducted in New Bedford by the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project early Thursday morning.

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New water spray at Harrington Park / Jim Phillips TSM
New water spray at Harrington Park / Jim Phillips TSM

Summer Fun (And Free Lunch) At 20 New Bedford Park Sites

Young children were flocking to Harrington Park in New Bedford's West End on Tuesday, the new water-spray there offering a chance to cool off from the summer heat.

Kathleen Richardson was there with her grandchildren

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Digital Amnesia Is Here

Do you find that because your smartphone is always on you or nearby and the Internet is just a click or swipe away that you remember fewer things than you used to -- not only facts about things but personal information like people's phone numbers? WTOP reports that a new study from Kaspersky Lab found that Americans aren't remembering as much information, dubbing it "Digital Amnesia," which is forgetting information that you trust a digital device to store and remember for you

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