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Pressure Cooker Causes Scare in Boston

AP - A pressure cooker left outside a home in East Boston caused a brief scare, but police quickly determined it did not contain explosives.

Boston police spokesman Sgt. Michael McCarthy said police believe the pressure cooker had been discarded

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TSM - Kathleen Dawson, new NBHS headmaster, speaks with reporters during School Committee meeting.
TSM - Kathleen Dawson, new NBHS headmaster, speaks with reporters during School Committee meeting.

New Leadership Team For NBHS Introduced

An Assistant Headmaster at the O'Bryant School of Mathmatics and Science in Boston has been named the new Headmaster of New Bedford High School. 

Kathleen Dawson begins her new job on April 1st

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Additional Arrests Made Related To Boston Marathon Bombing
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Government To Pay Legal Bills For Tsarnaev’s Friend

A federal judge has ruled the government will begin paying for the legal defense of a 20-year-old man accused of lying for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev .
 
    Robel Phillipos of Cambridge has pleaded not guilty

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SJC Rules Taking Photos Up Women’s Skirts Not Illegal

The highest court in Massachusetts has determined that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law because the women were not ``nude or partially nude

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Gay Group Wants To March Openly in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Associated Press - A gay rights advocacy group is pushing for gay people to be allowed to march ``openly and honestly'' in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade.

On Saturday, MassEquality Executive Director Kara Coredini said a group of gay military veterans would be allowed to march under its banner as part of a tentative deal with parade organizers

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Boston Mayor Wants Gay Groups in Parade

Boston's mayor says he will boycott the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade unless gay groups are allowed to participate.

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State Police Report 185 Deaths From Heroin Overdoses Since Nov.

 Massachusetts state police say 185 people have died of heroin overdoses during the last four months, but that does not include fatal overdoses in the state's three largest cities.
 
    The overdoses were largely concentrated in southeastern Massachusetts, western Massachusetts, the Merrimack Valley and Middlesex County

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Small Business Leaders Criticize Teen Rally

A rally held at the statehouse Thursday is drawing criticism from the small business community.

The National Federation of Independent Business says the nearly 1,000 teens calling for increased funding for youth summer jobs initiatives are only creating future problems for themselves

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DPH Requires Proof Of Local Backing Before Issuing Pot Licenses

State public health officials say proposed medical marijuana dispensaries will be required to verify they have support from local officials before they are granted final licenses.

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Keating Wants Congressional Hearing in Boston

A Massachusetts congressman says the House Homeland Security Committee plans to hold a hearing in Boston this spring with victims of and first responders to the Boston Marathon bombings.

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