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MCAS May Be Replaced in Mass. Schools

Measuring school success by MCAS testing may be a thing of the past if a new testing system proves worthy. 

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Leominster Gives Green Light To Slots Parlor Plan

Leominster voters have said yes to a plan for a $200 million slots parlor. The plan by the Cordish Companies would bring more than 1200 slot machines, two restaurants and a concert hall to a site near interstate 190.

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Jared Remy Indicted For Murder

The son of Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has been indicted for murder in the death of his girlfriend.

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Walsh and Connolly Out Front in Boston Mayoral Primary

Marty Walsh and John Connolly have emerged as the top two vote-getters in Boston's mayoral primary.

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Massachusetts Utilities Buying Wind Power

The largest utilities in Massachusetts have signed long-term contracts to buy wind-generated electricity at prices below the cost of most other sources, including coal and nuclear.

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Dept of Public Health Prunes Marijuana-Grower List

The Department of Public Health has made progress cutting down the list of potential medical marijuana growers in Massachusetts.

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House Poised To Axe New Tech Tax

The Massachusetts House is expected to repeal the state's unpopular new technology tax when it returns from a two-month recess on Wednesday.

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Ingram Publishing

2 Killed in Violent Weekend in Springfield

Police continue to investigate two fatal shootings in Springfield over the weekend.

Police say 25-year-old Adriana Bonet was shot at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in a parking lot next to a pizza restaurant. Two men she was with were also struck after an argument with another group of people.

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Animal Rescue League Boston

New Leads In Tortured Quincy Dog Case

New leads have developed in the case of "Puppy Doe," the pitbull found starved and tortured in Quincy.  

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TSM - Rep. Cabral and Brian Fernandes on "Mid-Day Live" with Taylor Cormier
TSM - Rep. Cabral and Brian Fernandes on "Mid-Day Live" with Taylor Cormier

Father of Suicide Victim Lobbies for Awareness, Prevention

Only 19 states make it mandatory for teachers to learn the warning signs of suicidal students, and Massachusetts isn't one of them.

Brian Fernandes, whose son took his own life in 2008, is looking to push legislation that would give teachers the tools to spot the warning signs as part of their professional development

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