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Help For Those That Need Flood Insurance

The Massachusetts House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill aimed at softening the impact of new federal flood insurance rules on many coastal homeowners.

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Westport Firefighter, Local Comedian Remains Hospitalized

A Westport firefighter remains hospitalized after tumbling 30 feet off a roof Thursday night.

According to EastBayRI.com, volunteer firefighter Steven Lopes has been upgraded to serious condition from critical, after falling f

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Should Illegal Immigrants Be Granted Massachusetts Driver Licenses? [POLL]

This debate gains traction, and then loses gas. Some state lawmakers want to grant illegal immigrants Massachusetts driver licenses because they say it's a matter of public safety.

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Mass. Lawmakers Setting Drone Regs

While state lawmakers are considering rules for drones, budding manufacturers of the unmanned aerial vehicles are raising eyebrows. Jason Walker, Director of Operations at robotics manufacturer CyPhy Works in Danvers, Massachusetts, says he was shocked when he read the bill that has been set before the Joint Committee on Transportation

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Victim Released, No Arrests in UMD Stabbing

The 18-year-old victim in a Sunday morning stabbing at UMass Dartmouth has been treated and released from Rhode Island Hospital.

University spokesman John Hoey tells WBSM News the unidentified male returned to campus Monday morning

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Gay Group Wants To March Openly in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Associated Press - A gay rights advocacy group is pushing for gay people to be allowed to march ``openly and honestly'' in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade.

On Saturday, MassEquality Executive Director Kara Coredini said a group of gay military veterans would be allowed to march under its banner as part of a tentative deal with parade organizers

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Obama Plans Massachusetts Visit

Associated Press - President Barack Obama is planning a trip to Boston to help raise money for the Democratic Party.

Obama is set to attend a round-table discussion fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee with about 25 supporters in Cambridge

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Mass. Gov. Patrick: ‘No Plans’ For White House Bid

Associated Press - Gov. Deval Patrick is downplaying any talk of a future White House run, saying he's focused on his day job and plans to return to the private sector when he leaves office.

Patrick said Monday he's ``not sending any signals or floating any trial balloons

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Mass. Chips Away At Health Insurance Backlog

Massachusetts officials say they're continuing to sign up people for health insurance even as they concede they may not have a fully functioning insurance website by the end of June.

That's the deadline to move more than 200,000 people into insurance plans that comply with the federal health care law

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Updated Anti-Bullying Bill Clears Massachusetts House

The Massachusetts House has approved a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law in part by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities

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