REP. SHEILA HARRINGTON: My journey from opposing to backing transgender rights

07/14/2017 07:37 AM EDT
By Sheila Harrington One year ago, the Massachusetts legislature updated state law to include full protections for transgender people from discrimination. 
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EDITORIAL: Tsongas bill aims to stem flow of deadly fentanyl
07/14/2017 02:01 PM EDT - If Democrats and Republicans in Washington can find agreement on one issue related to our nation's borders, it should be the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities large and small across the United States. Full Story

AYER NEWS
CATANIA OILS SEES BIG GROWTH IN AYER

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com AYER -- Giuseppe Basile would be proud. More than 100 years ago, the non-English-speaking Sicilian immigrant bottled cans of olive and vegetable oil by hand and sold them door-to-door in Lynn. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
35 years after killing, Lowell family seeks answers

Raising money to exhume body for DNA testing
LOWELL -- Brenda Lacombe was just 19 years old. Her badly beaten and decomposing body was found off Interstate 495 in Harvard in 1982, and no one has been charged with her killing in the 35 years since. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
Family and friends celebrate Don Reed's well-lived life

SHIRLEY -- When Don Reed and his wife, Sally, moved to the small town where they made their home for over 35 years, Don began to immerse himself in the civic and social activities of the community, serving on the Master Plan Committee and on the Historical Commission, which he chaired for several years. 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