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DPH: Mass. Teen Birth Rate Falls To Lowest Level Ever
The birth rate among teens in Massachusetts has fallen to its lowest rate since records were kept.
That's according to the latest birth report released Friday by the state Department of Public Health. The statistics, for 2013, show 12 births per 1,000 women between the ages of 15-19, down from 1…
Afghan Soldier Search Continues
Speculation continues to grow that three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared from a Cape Cod shopping mall are trying to defect.
Governor Deval Patrick told the "Boston Globe" that seems to be the consensus from military officials...
Patrick Signs Abortion Clinic Security Bill
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.
Wednesday's signing comes a little more than one month after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2007 state law that established a protest-free 35-foot ``buffer zone'' around th…
Task Force Forming Recommendations On Opiate Abuse
A special state opiate abuse task force is sending several recommendations to Gov. Deval Patrick by next week.
Among the suggestions unveiled at a meeting Wednesday is a statewide care management task force to help addicts transition from one type of treatment setting to another, such as moving from …
Acushnet Avenue Project Gets Funding Boost From State
Governor Deval Patrick delivers more than $1 million to New Bedford for the North End International Marketplace Project.
D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle says the money will be used to extend improvements north on Acushnet Avenue, improving neighborhoods along the way...
Patrick Shares Concerns With NRC About Pilgrim Nuclear Plant
Gov. Deval Patrick has written the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, expressing concerns about the safety of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth. 
 
    Patrick was fulfilling a promise he made earlier this month after meeting with the head of a group of Cape Cod resident…
Patrick Signs Bill Banning “Upskirt” Photos
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill prohibiting ``upskirt'' photos of women.
 
    Patrick's office said the governor signed the measure Friday, two days after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of f…

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