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DeLeo And Coakley File Domestic Violence Bill

Bail for accused domestic batterers would be delayed and judges would be required to undergo training on domestic violence issues under a bill introduced at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
 
    House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Attorney General Martha Coakley say the legislation unveiled Tuesday was spurred by the case involving Jared Remy, who's charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel

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Grand Jury Indicts Two In Human Trafficking Case

Two Fall River residents have been indicted in connection with a human trafficking ring on the SouthCoast  Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Friday that 38 year old Olivia "Missy" Lara was indicted by a Bristol County grand jury on three counts of trafficking in persons under the age of 18 for sexual servitude

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Patrick: No Reset Of Medical Marijuana Proposals

Gov. Deval Patrick says he does not believe the process of selecting medical marijuana dispensaries should start again from scratch.
 
    Patrick told reporters on Monday that none of the 20 applicants approved so far have been granted licenses to operate dispensaries and won't be until they verify all the information they provided in their applications

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Teens Demand Summer Job Funding

More than 1,000 teens from across Massachusetts have marched to the Statehouse to press for more funding for youth summer jobs programs.

 Protesters rallied at the Old South Church in Boston Thursday afternoon before heading to the Statehouse to push lawmakers to back up to $24

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Protect Your Home From a Casino

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has asked state gambling regulators to bar casinos from placing liens on the homes of people with unpaid gambling debts.

The Boston Globe reports that Coakley, in a letter to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Monday wrote, "Protecting against predatory lending and overly aggressive debt collection in the gaming industry is critical, because the odds are stacked against the patron being able to earn back the value of the loan

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Mass. Man Accused Of Human Trafficking and Rape

 

A Massachusetts man who served a prison sentence for coercing a teenager to prostitution is facing new charges including human trafficking along the East coast.

Attorney General Martha Coakley said 31-year-old Ryan Duntin of Randolph was indicted Tuesday by a statewide grand jury on charges that also include rape, deriving support from prostitution and failing to register as a sex offender.

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Bill To Regulate E-Cigarettes Under Review At State House

A legislative panel has heard testimony on a bill that would regulate electronic cigarettes in Massachusetts.

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Forty Attorneys-General Want Regulations For E-Cigarettes

Forty attorneys general are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.
 
    The letter dated Tuesday is co-sponsored by Massachusetts Attorney Martha Coakley and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

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Federal Judge Approves Settlement For NB Harbor Cleanup

 A federal court has accepted a $366 million settlement to remove PCB's from New Bedford Harbor.
 
Attorney General Martha Coakley said Wednesday that she's pleased the United States District Court has accepted the settlement.
 
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Remy Murder Case Prompts A-G To Seek Review Of Domestic Violence Laws

 The murder case involving the son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has led Attorney General Martha Coakley to call for a re-examination of the state's domestic violence laws. 
 
    Coakley on Monday also sought a full review of the circumstances surrounding the case, which she called a ``horrible tragedy

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