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Mosquitoes Carrying EEE Found In Eastern Mass.

Massachusetts public health officials say the Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been found in the state for the first time this summer.

The Department of Public Health said Friday that the mosquito sample was collected Tuesday in Bridgewater

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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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Los Angeles To Not Enforce Ban On Marijuana Dispensaries

Twenty Medical Marijuana Licenses Awarded By DPH

State public health officials have approved the first 20 licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries, the first in Massachusetts under a voter-approved law.

The announcement was made Friday by the state Public Health Department, which had been reviewing applications from 100 finalists seeking to operate the dispensaries

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DPH Names Director Of Medical Marijuana Program

The administrator of community health care programs has been selected to lead the state's medical marijuana program.

The state Department of Public Health this week named Karen van Unen executive director of the program

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EEE Found In Middleborough Horse

 

 Massachusetts health officials say a new case of Eastern equine encephalitis has been found in a horse in Middleborough, and are urging people to continue precautions against mosquitoes.
 
    The Department of Health said Friday it is raising the threat level to ``critical'' in Middleborough and ``high'' in nearby Plymouth, meaning people should cancel outdoor evening events there until the end of mosquito season

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West Nile Mosquitoes Found In Boston And Falmouth

Boston health officials are reporting the summer's first positive test for West Nile Virus in mosquitoes.

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Final Medical Marijuana Regs Due This Month

A legislative committee plans to hear several proposals to change Massachusetts' medical marijuana law as the state prepares for implementation of the voter-approved measures.

Among the bills before the Public Health Committee on Monday is one that would reduce the maximum number of medical marijuana dispensaries allowed in Massachusetts from 35 to 10

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New Bedford Non-Profit Seeks Medical Marijuana Center In City

A New Bedford non-profit organization says it wants to open a medical marijuana dispensary or treatment center in the area. 

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Mass. Teen Birth Rate Falls To Historic Low

A new report say the birth rate for teens in the state has fallen to its lowest point on record.
 
    The annual Massachusetts birth report released on Monday also showed a slight drop in infant mortality and an increase in the number of new mothers who were breastfeeding

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Patrick Announces Cabinet Changes

 

Gov. Deval Patrick says four cabinet secretaries departing his administration all left on their own and would have been welcome to stay for the final two years of his term.
 
    Patrick officially announced Thursday that Health and Human Services Secretary JudyAnn Bigby, Public Safety Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan, Administration and Finance Secretary Jay Gonzalez and Education Secretary Paul Reville, will leave next month.
 

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