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Mass. nurses tout new staffing law amid national concern about Ebola readiness

State House News Service |

A statewide nurses group on Wednesday touted implementation of a new staffing law as critical to patient safety, while a national nurses group warned hospitals are not prepared to deal with the Ebola...

Shrewsbury voters approve rezoning for former Spag's land

Sam Bonacci |

Shrewsbury voters have approved rezoning land along Route 9 from residential to commercial use for a development project on former Spag's property near the westbound-side junction of Route 9 and Oak...

Shrewsbury to vote on rezoning for Route 9 site

Sam Bonacci |

Shrewsbury is expected to vote Tuesday night whether to rezone part of the land that once housed two businesses to pave the way for a multi-use development project near the westbound-side junction of...

Moore expects title-clearing bill to move soon


A controversial bill that proponents say would solidify sales of foreclosed homes could be up before the Senate soon, after action planned for Thursday was delayed for Rosh Hashanah, according to...

In Hudson, Patrick says proposal to remove cap on liquor licenses still viable

Emily Micucci |

While stumping Wednesday with his party's candidate for lieutenant governor, Steve Kerrigan, Gov. Deval Patrick stopped in Hudson to enjoy a flatbread.

Investors gobble up Mass. 'green bonds'


Massachusetts treasury officials last week were inundated with $1 billion in buy orders for so-called “green bonds,” helping the state to obtain favorable interest rates for $350 million...

Worcester State site named for Binienda

Worcester State University will name its civic engagement center after alumnus and longtime state representative John J. Binienda, who died last month, the school announced.

Clinton cleanup professional’s license suspended

A hazardous waste cleanup professional from Clinton has lost his state license for eight months after he allegedly concluded that there was no imminent hazard at a former dry cleaner in Ayer when, in...

Tax collection surge needed to hit key September benchmark


Midway through September, one of the year's biggest months for tax collections, receipts are down $36 million compared to the same period in 2013.

State: $210M in tax credits awarded in ‘13

Taxes are a given. But how tax dollars are spent is not. In an attempt to make government spending more transparent, the state released its annual report on $210 million in tax credits that were...

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