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Attorney General Maura Healey / Getty Images
Attorney General Maura Healey / Getty Images

AG Healey Wants Regulations Combatting Crime Around Casinos

Concerns that casinos could lead to greater criminal activity led Massachusetts' top prosecutor to urge the state's gambling overseers to come up with regulations combating money laundering, human trafficking and other illicit activities

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Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Healey Urges Supreme Court To Uphold EPA Power Plant Rules

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a federal rule aimed at reducing mercury and other pollutants from coal and oil-fired electric power plants.

Healey said the standards adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency are needed to protect the public from exposure to mercury which can be particularly hazardous to children and women of child-bearing age

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AG Healey Proposes Ban On Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Minors

Attorney General Maura Healey is proposing regulations that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

The regulation would also prohibit free giveaways of the devices and require they be kept out of the reach of customers

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Attorney General Maura Healey Sworn-In

Maura Healey has been sworn in as the state's 55th attorney general.

Healey took her oath of Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants administered the oath

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Attorney General-Elect Mora Healey delivering keynote speech during 2015 Martin Kuther King Jr. Day of Remembrance celebration.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Attorney General-Elect Mora Healey delivering keynote speech during 2015 Martin Kuther King Jr. Day of Remembrance celebration.

City Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. With Annual Remembrance Celebration

In honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr, the city of New Bedford celebrates his memory with a day of remembrance.

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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images
Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

GOP’s Charlie Baker Elected Massachusetts Governor

Republican Charlie Baker has been elected governor of Massachusetts, defeating Democrat Martha Coakley and three independent candidates to reclaim the state's top political office for the GOP.

The 57-year-old Baker is the former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Patrick Won’t Replace AG Holder

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says he won't replace retiring U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

At an event today, the Governor released a statement saying the AG position is an important job, but not for him right now

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Holder Expected To Announce Retirement

Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce his retirement today.

The nation's first black attorney general has been in office since early 2009.

The 63-year old Holder has had a rocky relationship with congressional Republicans and has frequently clashed with California Republican Darrell Issa ], chairman of the House Oversight Committee

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Martins Seeks Action Against Pushy Energy Sales Teams

With many area residents reporting unpleasant experiences with representatives of "Just Energy", New Bedford City Councilor Steven Martins is calling for an investigation of their operations.

Martins has fielded numerous complaints from constituents, saying the door to door representatives insist on seeing the customer's energy bill, trying to persuade them to switch to their service

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Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Coakley Wins Three-Way Democratic Race

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has won the Democratic primary for governor.

Coakley defeated state treasurer and former Democratic party chairman Steven Grossman and former federal health care administrator Don Berwick in Tuesday's voting

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