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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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Secretary Bialecki Encourages Stronger Business/School Relationships

Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Workforce Development Greg Bialecki met with business leaders in New Bedford Wednesday, promoting continued growth and partnership between comanies and education centers

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Music Machinery

Map Shows Which States Have Great Taste in Music, Which Don’t

A new map put together by Music Machinery details the most popular music in each of America's 50 states. And it not only serves as a gauge of what poor taste in music some of our countrymen have (really, West Virginia?), it also reveals there's a handful of them listening to s--- we never heard of.

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Raise Up Massachusetts - Facebook
Raise Up Massachusetts - Facebook

Tuesday Meeting Addresses Min. Wage, Sick Leave

A community meeting Tuesday night looks to garner support for raising the minimum wage in Massachusetts.

The meeting is part of the Raise Up Massachusetts campaign, and will call on elected officials to raise the minimum wage to at least $10

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Small Business Leaders Criticize Teen Rally

A rally held at the statehouse Thursday is drawing criticism from the small business community.

The National Federation of Independent Business says the nearly 1,000 teens calling for increased funding for youth summer jobs initiatives are only creating future problems for themselves

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Group Pushes Mass. Moratorium on Fracking

An environmental group is stepping up efforts to impose a moratorium on a natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

A legislative committee approved in November a bill that would place a 10-year moratorium on fracking, which involves blasting chemical-laden water deep into the ground

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Chapman for Wind Energy, But Not Cape Wind

A Republican candidate for the 9th Congressional District says he's all in favor of renewable energy, but against the Cape Wind project.

Candidate John Chapman appeared as a guest on WBSM's "More Than Just Talk" program, and says Cape Wind has had little input from the public as far as location and economic impact

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Mass. Bill Would Ban Shackling Pregnant Inmates

A bill that would outlaw the shackling of women prisoners during childbirth is making its way through the Statehouse.

Massachusetts Department of Correction policy already prohibits prisoners in labor from being restrained, although restraints can be used when transporting pregnant prisoners

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Twin River “Positioned” To Meet Threat Of Expanded Gambling In Mass.

The chairman of Twin River says the casino company is well-positioned to meet the threat of expanded gambling in Massachusetts, with the addition of table games and the acquisition of a resort casino in Mississippi

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TSM - Sconticut Neck Plaza Parking Lot as of 5pm Saturday

Southcoast Gears For 10-14 Inches Of Snow

Another winter storm is hitting Southern New England, bringing with it heavy snow, strong winds and blizzard conditions near the Massachusetts coast.  The National Weather Service says the heaviest snowfalls of 10 to 14 inches will occur in Eastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island

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