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Popular Seafood Restaurant Closed By State

A popular Route Six seafood restaurant has closed at least for a few days, perhaps longer.

An official document posted on the front door of the Mattapoisett Chowder House says the restaurant has been seized for non-payment of taxes

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Gloucester Man Wants Street Name Changed To ‘My Way’

Associated Press - A Gloucester man wants to change the name of his street to My Way, not because he's a Frank Sinatra fan, but because he loves his wife so much.

Bill Coletti has asked the city to approve the name change in honor of his wife of 24 years, Myra, who goes by My

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RUSSIA - OCTOBER 24: Olga Ostroumova examines x-rays of patients at the tuberculosis clinic in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Monday, October 23, 2006. (Photo by Evgeniy Pavlenko/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Massachusetts Tuberculosis Cases Down

Associated Press - Massachusetts health officials say the state is seeing an overall decline in tuberculosis, although they warn of a worrisome rise in multi-drug resistant cases.

The Department of Public Health said Monday that last year Massachusetts saw 201 confirmed cases, compared with 215 cases in 2012

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Report: State Workers Face Injuries On The Job

Associated Press - About 3,000 state employees experienced job-related injuries from 2010 to 2012 serious enough to require time off, while four workers lost their lives.

That's one of the findings of a special advisory committee charged with gauging workplace risks and dangers for public employees in Massachusetts

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Report: Mass. Schools Not Producing Enough Skilled Workers

A Massachusetts business group is calling for changes in the state's education system in light of a report that shows more than two-thirds of the state's employers report difficulty hiring appropriately skilled employees

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Former Pennsylvania Mayor Coaxes New Bedford To Welcome Casino

The former mayor of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, drew similarities between New Bedford and his city in terms of casino development.

Mayor John Callahan appeared on WBSM's "Mid-Day Live", speaking about KG Urban Enterprises' involvement in bringing a casino to Bethlehem, a former steelworks city

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New Bedford Clinches ‘Cultural District’ Designation

New Bedford is officially home to a cultural district.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council Board affirmed the designation of the New Bedford Seaport Cultural District, which encompasses about 20 downtown city blocks

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Another Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Against Massachusetts

Another company that lost out in its bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts has sued the state, alleging its application was scored incorrectly.

It's the fourth lawsuit that claims the state awarded 20 provisional licenses too hastily

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Markey Wants Gas Pipes Replaced

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is warning that the deadly gas explosion that destroyed two buildings in New York and killed eight people shows the need to fix the aging infrastructure that delivers fuel in cities across the country

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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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