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New England Towns Struggle With Opioid And Heroin Epidemic
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Local Lawmakers File Legislation to Fight Opioid Abuse, Reckless Driving

Working in concert with State Representatives Christopher Markey and Antonio Cabral, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced the filing of three new pieces of legislation aimed at fighting the ongoing opiate abuse crisis, cracking down on reckless driving and creating a new criminal statute for leaving the scene of automobile crashes that result in serious bodily injury...

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NB City Council Cracking Down On ATV’s In The Streets

As a result of the New Bedford police sergeant's injury from off-road riders on Halloween night, city officials are taking steps to stop off-road vehicles from putting people on the streets in danger...

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Pittman: MA Pols Condemn Electricity Rate Payers To Higher Rates

 

Wind power is costly to construct, maintain and is not very competitive. European nations have heavily invested and many are coming to see that they've backed the wrong horse. Whi...

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Gov. Baker Signs Transgender Rights Bill

Gov. Charlie Baker has signed into law a bill allowing transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identities.

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State House Passes Bill To Improve Access To Public Records

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a public records reform measure on Wednesday that makes it easier for individuals to access those records.

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U.S. House Passes Opioid Abuse Legislation

Legislation aimed at encouraging police departments to help heroin addicts seek treatment instead of jail has passed the U.S. House.

The legislation was supported by Massachusetts U...

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Gov. Charlie Baker takes a tour of the New Bedford Joseph Abboud factory | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Gov. Charlie Baker takes a tour of the New Bedford Joseph Abboud factory | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Governor Baker Visits New Bedford Joseph Abboud Factory

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker paid a visit to the New Bedford Joseph Abboud factory Tuesday to take a closer look at the largest men's tailored clothing manufacturer in North America.

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Mayor Sees Progress with State Opioid Legislation

Mayor Jon Mitchell says a bill forged by the House and Senate to curb opioid abuse is good progress.

The bill, pending approval by the Legislature and the Governor, would limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for each script...

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Marijuana Legislation Proposal Draws Support, Opposition

BOSTON (AP) _ Supporters and foes of legalizing marijuana are gathering at the Massachusetts Statehouse to discuss a proposal that would allow residents 21 or older to legally possess up to 1 ounce of the drug...

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Baker Budget Aims To Rein In State Spending
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Lt. Gov. Polito Urges Passage of Baker’s Opioid Bill

The State Legislature is on holiday break while Governor Charlie Baker's opioid bill hangs in the balance.

The governor has proposed limiting new opioid prescriptions to a three-day supply, while holding addicts in a hospital setting for three days for evaluation...

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