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Healthy Eating Habits and Locally Grown Foods

Robert Sondak Spare Change News In an effort to promote healthy eating habits and Massachusetts-grown produce, Governor Deval Patrick launched a free online monthly newsletter called “ChopChop”. This newsletter was created in partnership with “ChopChop” magazine, a national quarterly publication that focuses on bringing parents and children together to prepare meals. “We are committed to

Occupy The Dream

Nakia Hill Spare Change News Harry B. Rutherford, Jr. lives in Columbus, South Carolina, where he has his own dental practice serving his community. On January 16, when the nation celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by taking a day off of work to reflect, attend an event in his honor, like

DESPITE RISE IN TAX RECEIPTS, STATE’S FIXED COSTS MEAN MORE SPENDING CUTS

By Kyle Cheney STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 12, 2012 Massachusetts residents should brace for another year of program cuts and elimination of services, Gov. Deval Patrick’s top budget adviser warned Thursday, citing the growth of budget-busting accounts that he said will be the target of a new round of reforms. Even

SENATE GIVES INITIAL APPROVAL TO BILL AIDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

By Colleen Quinn STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 9, 2012….Domestic violence victims would be guaranteed leave from their jobs under legislation that received initial approval in Senate Monday and has the backing of two major employer groups. The law would require Massachusetts employers with more than 50 employees to give up to

PATRICK-MURRAY ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES 21% DECREASE IN VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON – Thursday, January 5, 2012 – The Patrick Murray Administration today joined officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness to announce a new report showing homelessness among veterans in Massachusetts has dropped 21 percent since January 2011, nearly twice

Editorial: An affront to civil liberties

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 has passed, much to the anger of those who found out about it while it was working its way through Congress. For those who don’t know, the big commotion over this bill sprouted from a provision, now known as Section 1031, which authorized the indefinite detainment

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