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BOSTON — Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S.The scientists, some dressed in white lab coats, … more
BOSTON — Eliminating minimum mandatory sentences, revamping the bail system and raising the age of those sent to juvenile court from 18 to 21 are just some of the steps the Massachusetts Senate is weighing as it seeks to overhaul the state's … more
WASHINGTON — The House science committee has issued a pair of subpoenas this week to the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts, demanding documents and communications with federal agencies related to climate change, environmental … more
BOSTON— Scientists examining caves in Mexico have found life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old.Penelope Boston, head of NASA's Astrobiology Institute, on Friday announced the findings of bizarre and ancient microbes in caves … more
BOSTON — The number of people dying from opioid overdoses in Massachusetts each year continues to climb, according to a new state report projecting an estimated increase of between 13 and 24 percent from 2015 to 2016.A total of 1,465 people … more
BOSTON — Senate President Stanley Rosenberg will retain the core of his senior leadership team as he begins his second term as the top Democrat in the Senate, doling out leadership and committee assignments on Wednesday that featured the … more
BOSTON — House Speaker Robert DeLeo's pick to work on legislation altering the marijuana legalization ballot law is fourth-term Braintree Rep. Mark Cusack, pairing the House Democrat with Sen. Patricia Jehlen as the tandem that will lead one … more
NORTHAMPTON (AP) — A Northampton man already serving a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls has pleaded guilty to unrelated child rape charges.The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports Stanley … more
WORCESTER (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a spree that ended in him nearly running over two police officers in a stolen car.The Republican reports that 22-year-old Cristien Connors, of Worcester, pleaded … more
MONTAGUE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts school committee has voted to remove the local high school's Native American-themed sports mascot. more
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