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Coakley Warns Bay Staters About Telephone Fundraisers

 

Only 34 cents of every dollar collected by professional solicitors in Massachusetts in 2012 ended up with the charities they were representing.

That's according to a new report by Attorney General Martha Coakley.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Bandit Arrested

Police have arrested a man in connection with their investigation into more than 20 robberies at Dunkin' Donuts stores over several months.

Canton police said Isaiah Murphy, 23, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Stoughton District Court

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Gas Tax Question May Appear on ’14 Ballot

Supporters looking to get several questions on next year's state ballot have until Wednesday night to turn in signatures.

State Representative Geoff Diehl is working to let the public decide if the state's gas tax should be tied to the rate of inflation

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Compounding Pharmacy Bill Clears U.S. Senate

 

A bill tightening oversight of compounding pharmacies is on its way to President Obama after passage by the Senate. 

The measure is a response to a shipment of contaminated drugs which caused a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people in nearly two dozen states last year. 

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Mass. Gas Prices Hold Steady

Massachusetts gas prices are holding steady.

AAA Southern New England reports today that the average cost of a gallon of mself-serve regular remained the same as last week, $3.28.

That's 7 cents higher than the national average for the same grade, but still a dime lower that the in-state price a month ago and 30 cents lower than last year

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Mitchell Supports Marijuana Manufacture, Not Dispensary

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he supports a medical marijuana cultivation center, but not a retail dispensary in New Bedford.

In a letter sent to Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett, Mitchell says after meetings with dispensary representatives and city officials, he feels a dispensary in the city would negatively effect neighborhood quality of life, crime rates, and the city's overall reputation

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Let Restaurants Donate Food To Pantries

As a diner owner of 33 years, I've scoffed at the fact that restaurants can't donate perfectly good food to pantries because of the liability involved. It just never made any common sense why a dumpster was fed instead of hungry people!

That all may change if MA legislators pass House Bill 3156, which would allow restaurants to donate unused goods and food to pantries, with limited liability

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Group Says Pension Debt is Sinking Massachusetts

The Mass Taxpayers Foundation is warning that cities and towns remain dangerously underfunded when it comes to meeting their pension obligations.

The watchdog group reports that state and local governments in Massachusetts face 83-BILLION dollars in unfunded pension and retiree health care obligations

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Mass. US House Delegation Seeking To End Shutdown

Massachusetts' all-Democratic U.S. House delegation is calling on Republican Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on a resolution to end the government shutdown.

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Tribal Casino Compact Revised By Mass. House

The state House of Representatives has signed off on a revised tribal casino compact between Gov. Deval Patrick and Mashpee Wampanoag.

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