• Campaign Notebook - 08/29/2014 11:54 AM EDT
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    Not good enough

    08/29/2014 07:36 AM EDT
    Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law a bill increasing the prison time and fines for committing animal abuse. 
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    Back to school
    08/22/2014 07:36 AM EDT - As the leaves start to turn and temperatures cool, school communities are preparing for the return of students. Full Story

  • What I would have told him - 08/15/2014 07:36 AM EDT
  • AYER NEWS
    No action on curbside trash pick-up

    Hillman reports a phoned-in threat
    AYER -- Selectmen approved a recommendation from the curbside solid-waste-collection working group to table the implementation of curbside trash collection. Full Story
    HARVARD NEWS
    BOS passes on Lawton land, opens door to HCT

    HARVARD -- Selectmen voted to exercise the town's right-of-first-refusal for the Lawton property on Littleton Road and to cede its purchase option to the Harvard Conservation Trust. Full Story
    SHIRLEY NEWS
    Shirley Chief Thomas Goulden sworn in

    More aggressive schedule for tax scofflaws
    SHIRLEY -- In a fast moving meeting, selectmen ran through a number of issues led off by the swearing in of the town's new chief of police. Full Story
     
    MOST RECENT
    Mario Guerra for state Senate in 32nd District: Endorsement

    05/15/2014 06:20 PM EDT
    In the race for the southeast Los Angeles County and northern Orange County state Senate seat now known as the 32nd District, it might seem scandal-plagued incumbent Ron Calderon is a hard act to follow. 
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    Gov. Jerry Brown faces politics of prosperity in California: Dan Walters
    05/15/2014 06:16 PM EDT - By Dan WaltersAs Jerry Brown sought the governorship again, 28 years after finishing his first stint, he promised to bring adult supervision to a Capitol that badly needed it, especially in managing the state's roller coaster finances. Full Story

    Gov. Jerry Brown faces politics of prosperity in California: Dan Walters
    05/15/2014 06:11 PM EDT - By Dan WaltersAs Jerry Brown sought the governorship again, 28 years after finishing his first stint, he promised to bring adult supervision to a Capitol that badly needed it, especially in managing the state's roller coaster finances. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Vlad the Impaler, master of the ice
    05/15/2014 06:09 PM EDT - NEWS ITEM: Russian President Vladimir Putin, playing in an amateur hockey tournament called the "All-Russia Festival of Amateur Teams of the Night Hockey League," scored six goals and had five assists in a game in which his team prevailed, 21-4, the state-owned Russian news agency ITAR-Tass reported. Full Story

    OUR SAY: Good data = good policy on heroin deaths
    05/15/2014 06:09 PM EDT - Many law enforcement officials in local jurisdictions across the state are reporting a surge in heroin overdoses and deaths. Full Story

    A mystery virus, still
    05/15/2014 06:08 PM EDT - Saudi Arabia crossed a grim threshold Wednesday, announcing that the number of cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, caused by a novel coronavirus, has exceeded 500 in the kingdom, with 157 deaths among them. Full Story

    The commencement speech
    05/15/2014 06:08 PM EDT - Commencement addresses have been caught up in protest culture, engulfing activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Full Story

    (AP)
    Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. Full Story