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Courtesy: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe via Facebook

Feds Discuss Changing Tribal Recognition Process

The federal Department of the Interior held a hearing in Massachusetts on its plan to make it easier for American Indian tribes to gain federal recognition.

The Tuesday morning hearing, at the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's community center on Cape Cod, is the last in series of meetings on the proposal, and the only one on the East Coast

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Parole Hearing For Man Convicted As Juvenile In 1996 Killing

The Massachusetts Parole Board held a hearing Monday for a man convicted in a 1996 killing as a juvenile.

Anthony Rolon was convicted at the age of 17 of killing 20-year-old Robert Botelho Jr at New Bedford's Presidential Heights housing complex

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Former MA Probation Commissioner At Moakley Court
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Closing Arguments Made In Probation Hiring Trial

Closing arguments have started in the federal trial of former state probation commissioner John O'Brien and two deputies accused of rigging the agency's hiring process.

O'Brien, William Burke and Elizabeth Tavares are accused of trying to curry favor with powerful lawmakers by funneling jobs to politically connected applicants at the expense of more qualified candidates

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Durkin Presents FY15 School Budget To City Council

Supt. Pia Durkin spent almost four hours defending her FY15 school budget Wednesday night, but it looks like it may have been worth it.

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“Green” Legislation Hearing On Saint Patrick’s Day

The legislature's Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture is considering several so-called "green" bills.

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Hearing Set in Hernandez Wrongful Death Suit

Update (4:32pm):

A Massachusetts judge has granted a restraining order preserving some of former Patriot Aaron Hernandez's assets in connection with a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of the man he's accused of killing. The judge accep

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Did Alex Rodriguez Pay Protesters To Appear At His Hearing in New York City?

The shame of Alex Rodriguez continues, as reports are coming out suggesting that the Yankees' third baseman may have actually paid protesters to show up to support him. 

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Factory Workers, Flickr

OSHA Warns New England Factories To Keep Noise Levels Down

Living on the Southcoast, many residents are familiar with factory work. Either you or a family member of yours may have worked at one of the many plants who have come and gone from this area.

Factories can be a very noisy place, from the humming machinery to loud bangs

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Judge Delays Probable Cause Hearing for Aaron Hernandez

A judge has rescheduled a probably cause hearing for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to give prosecutors more time to present evidence to a grand jury in their murder case against him.

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Scientists Working On Bionic Ear

Imagine having a tiny radio tower in your head that could pick up audio frequencies that no human ever could.  That's some of the technology surrounding the bionic ear. According to   Medical News Today,

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