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Fall River Asks AG Healey For Help With The Opioid Crisis
"We need more help in battling the opioid crisis in Fall River." That was the plea made to Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey during a visit to Fall River on Monday afternoon.
According to the Fall River Opioid Task Force, Fall River has seen 41 opioid-related deaths in 2017..…
Baker: Feds Must Do More In Fight Against Opioid Abuse
Boston (AP) - Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is calling on federal health officials to play a bigger role in the battle against opioid abuse.
Baker told reporters Monday that the federal government should require more opioid education as part of the curriculum in dental, medical and nursing schools...
Judge Rules With Government On At-Sea Monitors Issue
(Associated Press) - A judge has denied a request from East Coast fishermen to stop the federal government's plan to charge fishermen for the cost of at-sea monitoring.
Fishermen of New England food species such as cod and haddock will have to start paying the cost of at-sea monitors March …
Baker Considers Banning Gun Sales To Those On No-Fly List
Gov. Charlie Baker said he would look into whether Massachusetts should follow the lead of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy who wants to use an executive order to ban gun sales to those on federal no-fly watch lists.
Baker cited roadblocks, including what he said was the government's reluctance…
Gov. Baker: No Syrian Refugees In Mass.
(Associated Press) - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he's opposed to allowing more Syrian refugees into Massachusetts in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris.
The Republican said Monday the safety and security of the people of Massachusetts are his first priority and he would have to…
Wind Power Advocates Push For Tax Credits
Representatives of "Environment Massachusetts" joined Mayor Jon Mitchell and other renewable energy advocates in New Bedford Thursday, asking the federal government to enact tax credits for future development of wind projects.
Campaign Organizer Julia Persinger, says its time for Co…
Fishing Disaster Funds To Be Distributed
The Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries is getting ready to distribute groundfish disaster relief funds to fishermen who need help.
The Federal Government has sent more than $14-million to Massachusetts to assist fishermen being hurt by new regulations and declining fish stocks...
Technology Bond Bill Provides Funding For Mass. Schools
State lawmakers have given final approval to a Technology Bond bill that includes $38-million for technology upgrades in Bay State schools.
Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford added the school funding provision to the bill....
The money will be distributed in a grant program that will include additiona…
State Officials Encouraged By Revised Job Numbers
Massachusetts officials are beaming about the latest revised job numbers compiled by the Federal Government.  
Mass. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Greg Bialecki was a guest Thursday on WBSM's Mid-Day Live" program.  He said the job growth last year was ve…

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