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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant / Getty Images
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant / Getty Images

Activists To Push for Closing Of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

Residents from across Cape Cod are planning to converge on the Statehouse to call on Gov. Deval Patrick to help shut down the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth.
 
    Activists are tying their visit Monday to the eve of the third anniversary of the meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plants in Japan

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Rep. Chris Markey - (D) Dartmouth
Rep. Chris Markey - (D) Dartmouth

Rep. Markey: Lawmakers To Probe DCF Operations

Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth says the Legislature will be digging into the day-to-day operations of the State Department of Children and Families. 

The Investigation  following a series of high-profile cases, including a five year old Fitchburg boy whose disappearance went unnoticed by social workers for months

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flickr

Acushnet Firefighters To Be Honored For Bravery

 

Firefighters from across the state are being honored Thursday for their bravery and heroism.  The 24th annual Firefighter of the Year Awards will be handed out at the Mass. Institute of Technology. 

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TSM - MBTA Trains in New Bedford
TSM - MBTA Trains in New Bedford

Full Funding For Southcoast Rail Gets Committee Approval

 

The Legislature's Joint Committee on Transportation has given its approval to a $12-billion transportation bond package, which includes $2 billion for the permitting and construction of Southcoast Rail.

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TSM

Tribal Casino Compact Faces Mass. Legislature

A revised casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe faces a test in the Legislature.

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Pat Greenhouse / Getty Images

Patrick Signs Law That Puts 17-Year Olds In Juvenile Court

 

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed into law a bill placing 17-year-olds accused of crimes under the jurisdiction of the state's juvenile courts.
 
    Currently in Massachusetts, 17-year-olds are treated as adults, regardless of the circumstances or severity of the offense. 

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Fishing Boats

Patrick Seeks Help For Mass. Fishermen

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has taken a step toward making the state's battered fishing industry eligible for federal disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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dr_heebert, flickr
dr_heebert, flickr

Attorney: Chemist May Have Tainted Evidence In 40,000 Drug Cases

A lawyer appointed by the Massachusetts governor to review prosecutions connected to a state lab scandal found that the drug cases of more than 40,000 defendants may have been tainted.
 
    David Meier led a file-by-file review of narcotics cases in which former state chemist Annie Dookhan tested samples

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Martha Coakley
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Coakley Releases Report On “Human Trafficking” In Mass.

A report says Massachusetts needs to provide more safe houses and other services for victims of human trafficking as part of a comprehensive plan to address the sex trade.
 
    A 19-member human trafficking task force created under a 2011 law that increased penalties for human trafficking released its findings on Monday

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Mass. State House / Getty Images
Mass. State House / Getty Images

Mass. Lawmakers Wait On Transportation Bill

Massachusetts lawmakers will wait until next week before likely rejecting changes proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick to a key transportation funding bill.

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