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State Lawmakers Meet with DCF Head

The head of the Massachusetts department of Children and Families says she held a ``very productive'' closed-door meeting with lawmakers looking into the disappearance of a 5-year-old Fitchburg boy

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Mass. Expecting Snow And Icy Mix

 

Massachusetts is preparing for another round of snow in a winter that already has seen several storms.
 
    The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for late Tuesday night through late Wednesday afternoon.
 

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Pia Durkin Named “Turnaround Operator” for Parker School

New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin admits she's never personally overseen a school takeover before, but is optimistic it will be a relatively smooth transition at the Parker School. Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester named Durkin the "turnaround operator" for the level five elementary school

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Decision in Tsarnaev Death Penalty Imminent

As attorney general, Eric Holder has approved pursuing the death penalty in at least 34 criminal cases, upholding a long-ago pledge to Congress that he would vigorously enforce federal law even though he's not a proponent of capital punishment

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Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.
Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.

Superintendent Durkin Details Graduation and Dropout Rates

 

Though the City is not on par with statewide rates, New Bedford's graduation and dropout numbers at the high school level are improving.

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says the report released by the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows the graduation level at the high school has climbed to 63% for the 2012-13 school year, up nearly five percentage points from the year before.

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Bill Allows Illegal Immigrants to Get MA Driver’s License

State lawmakers are set to debate a bill for a law allowing illegal immigrants to obtain a driver's license.

Supporters say it would make the roads safer because more people would learn driving laws and get insurance

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The Price of Gas Goes Down in Massachusetts

The cost of a gallon of gas in Massachusetts has fallen 3 cents in the past week.

AAA Southern New England reports Monday that self-serve regular has dropped to an average of $3.37 per gallon, 9 cents higher than the national average

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Sen. Warren Tours State To Discuss Agenda

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is scheduled to participate in events across Massachusetts next week to discuss her agenda for the year and the importance of making investments that help build a strong middle class

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Massachusetts to Recognize Gay Utah Marriages

Massachusetts will recognize same-sex marriages that were performed in Utah before they were put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Attorney General Martha Coakley's office said on Thursday that it believes marriages in Utah were validly performed and should be recognized in Massachusetts, the first state in the nation to legalize gay marriage

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Coakley in D.C. for Abortion Buffer Zone Hearings

Attorney General Martha Coakley says she's proud of her office's defense before the U.S. Supreme Court of the 35-foot protest-free zone outside Massachusetts abortion clinics.

Coakley was in Washington for the arguments Wednesday by two of her assistants

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