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SJC: Burnt Marijuana Odor Not Enough To Suspect Criminal Activity

The odor of burnt marijuana alone is not enough for police to suspect criminal activity and order a person to get out of a car, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday.

04/20/2011

Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Bill Aims To Get Rid of Governor’s Council

A legislative panel will hear from the public Thursday as it weighs a string of proposed state constitutional amendments – including eliminating the Governor’s Council.

04/14/2011

Governor Patrick announces Appeals Court Justice Barbara Lenk as his nominee to serve as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.  (Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

Gov. Council Member: Patrick Using ‘Quotas’ To Fill SJC

A member of the Governor’s Council doesn’t like what Governor Deval Patrick is doing with the Supreme Judicial Court.

04/06/2011

Cardinal Sean O'Malley (credit: NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Nuns Sue Boston Archdiocese Over Retirement Funds

An order of Roman Catholic nuns has sued the Boston Archdiocese and Cardinal Sean O’Malley after years of failed efforts to withdraw from a church-run pension fund.

03/21/2011

Boston Common (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Boston Common Getting A Facelift

Mayor Tom Menino said the oldest public park in America “needs some work done to it.”

02/28/2011

President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to Bill Russell. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menino: Bill Russell Statue ‘Long Overdue’

Mayor Tom Menino says a statue of Celtics legend Bill Russell in Boston is ‘long overdue.’

02/18/2011

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13-Year-Old Boy Suspect In Fenway Armed Robberies

A 13-year-old boy apparently thought he was too young to be arrested. He was wrong.

02/15/2011

The senors at work on the Boston Street Bump app.

Boston Targets Potholes With Phone App, Patcher

The city thinks it’s found a better way to fill potholes faster – with an app and a new machine.

02/09/2011

The snowy scene in Wilmington during the Jan. 12 snow storm.

Wilmington Wins Again: Top Snow Total For Second Time

For the second time this winter, Wilmington received the most snowfall during one storm in Massachusetts.

02/02/2011

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Kids Turn To Methuen Mayor On Facebook For School Closings

When kids in Methuen want to know if school is going to be cancelled, they turn to the mayor and his facebook page.

01/28/2011

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