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Officials Likely to Hire Consultant To Advise State Government on Olympics

Legislative leaders and Gov. Charlie Baker are moving toward the hiring of an outside expert to advise state government on Boston's bid to land the 2024 Olympics.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg said plans for bringing in a paid consultant were discussed during a private meeting with the governor on Monday

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Keating Announces EPA Grant For New Bedford

New Bedford will receive $200,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Photo by Jack Milton/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Federal Legislation Filed To Protect First-Responders

First responders, health professionals and family members who administer overdose-reversing drugs would be shielded from potential lawsuits under a bill filed in Congress.

The bill's supporters say the use of drugs like naloxone _ also known as Narcan _ in an emergency overdose situation shouldn't be deterred by fear of legal action

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Secretary Of State Galvin Warns Against Budget Cuts

The state's top elections official says Massachusetts would not be able to hold a presidential primary next year under Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's state budget proposal.

Secretary of State William Galvin, a Democrat, told lawmakers on Tuesday that the spending plan ``drastically'' underfunds his elections office and he said if the money was not restored, the primary scheduled for March 1 could not be held

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Casino Talks Ongoing

A real effort is being made by both sides to reach agreement on a proposed waterfront casino for New Bedford.

That from Andy Pavin, a spokesperson for developer KG Urban Enterprises. He says KG Urban and the City of New Bedford are still talking, with a deadline for submitting an application to the state Gaming Commission, less than a week away

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

Baker Not Told About Deval Patrick Being Named Consultant For Olympics

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says when it comes to Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics, he's more concerned about the product than the people.

Baker was asked Monday about the decision by Boston 2024, the nonprofit organization leading the effort to bring the games to Massachusetts, to tap his Democratic predecessor, ex-Gov

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President Obama in Selma, Alabama / Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

President Obama In Selma Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights March

 

 America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized much of the nation against racial oppression and hastened passage of historic voting rights for minorities. Ten

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City Councilors Blame Mayor For Failed Casino Deal

The New Bedford casino project appears to be dead, after developer KG Urban Enterprises could not come to an agreement with the Mayor on their proposed waterfront casino.

Now the City Council is weighing in

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Baker’s Education Choice Comes Under Fire

The state's biggest teacher union is faulting Gov. Charlie Baker for tapping another charter school advocate for a top state education post.

The Republican governor, a charter school fan, named Paul Sagan on Friday as chairman of the 11-member Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

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KG Urban: New Bedford Casino All But Dead

KG Urban Enterprises says its proposed casino deal in New Bedford is all but dead.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, representing KG Urban, a firm owned by his son, says he and the Mayor could not come to an agreement on the Cannon Street site

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