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  • Massachusetts homes sales down in March

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts homeowners still appear reluctant to put their houses on the market, driving sales volume down and prices up last month, two organizations that track the real estate market said Wednesday. The number of single-family homes sold dropped almost 12 percent in March...

  • Ed Markey to outline 'business plan' for state

    BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning to outline what he's calling his "Massachusetts Business Plan" during a speech in Boston on Wednesday. The plan focuses on encouraging entrepreneurs who are educated in Massachusetts to stay and innovate here. Markey says that will require...

  • Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller

    BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, argued in a lawsuit that the ban ordered by Gov. Deval Patrick last...

  • Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions, the first tribute in a day dedicated to honoring the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors...

  • Boston mayor seeks tax breaks for Fenway project

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Martin Walsh is proposing a $4.6 million tax break to spark construction of a $550 million retail-residential development near Fenway Park that would straddle the Massachusetts Turnpike. A vote on the financing is scheduled for Thursday at a Boston Redevelopment...

  • Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies' inspectors general said it is impossible to know whether anything could have...

  • Congress to be briefed on review of Boston bombing

    The Obama administration is briefing Congress on Thursday on a yearlong review of the intelligence community's handling of last year's deadly Boston Marathon attack.

  • Massachusetts governor to unveil development plan

    BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is unveiling a $100 million economic development proposal he says will better train Massachusetts' workers while promoting development and offering job creation incentives. Patrick says he wants to expand the state's international marketing efforts, eliminate...

  • Martha Coakley sues Corinthian Colleges

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a for-profit school that allegedly misrepresented its training programs and job placement rates to increase profits. Corinthian Colleges Inc. and Corinthian Schools Inc.,...

  • Massachusetts attorney general sues discount travel company

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley sued a Pittsfield-based discount travel company, its affiliate and their owners on Monday for allegedly misleading consumers with membership sales. Berkshire Concepts LLC, Netrate Concepts LLC, CRW Marketing...

  • Closure of North Adams Regional Hospital’s emergency services stopped

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Thursday that her office obtained a temporary injunction that will halt the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital’s emergency services. Northern Berkshire Health Care allegedly failed...

  • NW Massachusetts' regional hospital closes

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Financially troubled North Adams Regional Hospital shut down Friday, and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said her office would conduct an investigation into the actions that led to "this rapid closure." Several dozen people at a vigil, including union...

  • Report reveals little new info on Boston bombing

    A new congressional report on the federal investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings includes few previously unknown details of the case.

  • Massachuse​tts AG obtains judgment against former club treasurer

    BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has obtained a consent judgment against the former treasurer of a Marlborough-based figure skating club, resolving allegations of misappropriating club funds for personal use. Coakley Barry Eavzan allegedly violated...

  • Ex-Massachusetts city official faces corruption trial

    LAWRENCE, Mass. — The corruption trial of a former Lawrence mayor's chief of staff is scheduled to get started. Jury selection in the trial of Leonard Degnan is expected to start Monday in Lawrence Superior Court. Degnan is the former chief of staff to ex-Mayor William Lantigua. Charges...



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