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  • 163 people on whale-watching boat stuck off Massachusetts coast
    After more than 12 hours stuck at sea, passengers aboard a whale-watching boat off the Massachusetts coast could reach land Tuesday. […]
  • Gas prices down 4 cents in Massachusetts
    Gas prices in Massachusetts have dropped another 4 cents in the past week. AAA Southern New England says the price for self-serve regular is currently averaging $3.58 cents per gallon and has fallen 12 ... […]
  • Massachusetts couple files petition to change legal names to 'Seamonster'
    Evan Bleier SPRINGFIELD , Mass., July 28 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts couple, Melanie Convery and Neal James Coughlin, want to legally change their middle names to "Seamonster." […]
  • Fierce storm damages city north of Boston
    REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A powerful storm blew through Massachusetts on Monday, causing extensive building damage in Revere, a coastal city north of Boston. […]
  • 3 Massachusetts scientists win science awards
    BOSTON — Three Massachusetts scientists have been named recipients of the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards, which come with an unrestricted $250,000 prize. The awards announced Monday go to young scientists for their extraordinary achievements and their outstanding promise. Rachel Wilson, a professor of neurobiology at Harvard University, was honored fo […]
  • Fitch Rates $400MM Massachusetts GO Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable
    Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to the following Commonwealth of Massachusetts general obligation bonds consolidated loan of 2014, series D : […]
  • Massachusetts judge won't toss murder charge against ex-NFL player
    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts judge refused to toss out murder and firearms charges against ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez in last summer's killing of a semi-professional soccer player. Bristol Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh in a ruling late Thursday rejected the defense's argument that prosecutors lack prob […]
  • Massachusetts teenager charged in October killing in court on assault charge
    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts teenager accused of raping and murdering a teacher at his former high school appeared in a Boston court on Wednesday to face charges of stalking and attacking a female staffer at the detention center where he is awaiting trial. Philip Chism, 15, was charged with following a Department of Youth Services s […]
  • Massachusetts does well in new Kids Count report
    BOSTON (AP) -- Children in Massachusetts are better off than in any other state in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday. […]
  • Massachusetts lawmakers take up bill on abortion clinic buffer zones
    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts lawmakers took up consideration on Wednesday of a bill to limit protests around abortion clinics after the U.S. Supreme Court last month struck down an earlier law that kept demonstrators at least 35 feet (9 meters) from clinic entrances. The new bill would allow police to issue a dispersal order if at lea […]


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