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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.

The Department of Public Health on Jan

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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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Boston Boy Charged with Shooting Brother Arraigned

A 14-year-old Boston boy charged with fatally shooting his 9-year-old brother has been held on $50,000 bail.

Prosecutors say the boy, whose name has not been made public because of his age, was arraigned on delinquency charges of involuntary manslaughter and illegal possession of a firearm Monday in Dorchester Juvenile Court, where proceedings are closed

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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Wants 2015 Trial

Prosecutors say the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzkokhar Tsarnaev is expected to last three months, plus another six weeks if he is convicted and a jury then has to decide whether he should get the death penalty

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Schools Running Short on Snow Days

Schools canceling classes because of winter weather in at least 10 states have used up the wiggle room in their academic calendars, forcing them to schedule makeup days or otherwise compensate for lost time

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