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Officials observe Veterans Day in Sunday ceremony. (Photo credti: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe)

Gov. Patrick: It’s Time To Express Gratitude, Support For Military From Mass.

Massachusetts officials honored past and present members of the Armed Forces during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Statehouse in Boston.


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Activists Pushing For Expanded Mass. Bottle Bill

Supporters of an effort to expand the state’s bottle deposit law to include plastic water bottles and other beverages pressed lawmakers on Tuesday to bring the bill up for a vote before the end of the legislative session.


File image of the state house at night. (Photo by Andrea Courtois)

Advocates Plan Walk Against Proposed Changes To Mental Health Centers

People with mental illness and their supporters are planning to ask Gov. Deval Patrick to back off any planned changes to community-based services in Massachusetts.


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AP: Mass. Health Care Lobbying Topped $51M Over Past 5 Years

Hospitals, insurers, doctors and unions are spending tens of millions of dollars trying to make sure their voices are heard on Beacon Hill.


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Rally Planned To Protest Taunton Hospital Closing

Opponents of plans to close Taunton State Hospital have scheduled a rally at the Statehouse.


Gov. Mitt Romney, seen here in 2005. (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)

Galvin: Loss Of Some Gov. Romney Emails Not “Deliberate”

William Galvin said he doesn’t believe there’s any evidence that Romney officials “deliberately did not retain records.”


File image of the state house at night. (Photo by Andrea Courtois)

Keller @ Large: What Have State Lawmakers Accomplished This Session?

State lawmakers are now in recess for the holidays until the end of the year. What have they accomplished so far this session? Jon Keller is at large.


Woburn Police Officer John Maguire was killed in the line of duty by a parolee on December 26, 2010. (credit: Woburn Police Dept.)

Slain Woburn Police Officer Honored With Bravery Award

More than two dozen law enforcement officers were saluted for their courage at a State House ceremony Friday, including a Woburn police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty last year.


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Mass. Lawmakers OK Gambling Bill That Allows 3 Casinos, 1 Slots Parlor

Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a compromise of a bill designed to license up to three resort-style casinos and a single slots parlor.


File image of the state house at night. (Photo by Andrea Courtois)

Mass. Lawmakers Face Busy Week Before Recess

It promises to be a busy week on Beacon Hill as the Legislature tries to finish work on several major bills before recessing until the end of the year.





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