Brazilian National Arrested for Possessing Firearms

BOSTON – A Brazilian national, who entered the United States illegally in 2002, will appear in federal court today for possessing firearms and ammunition. Acemar Damaceno, 37, who was residing in Weymouth, was taken into federal custody yesterday and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of being an alien in possession of a firearm More...

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By MassCentral On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Getting Married in Massachusetts: Before the Wedding

If you’re planning your dream wedding in the Bay State, congratulations! Whatever your theme or guest list — should you invite Aunt Edna or your second cousin Joe? — there are a few things you’ll More...

By MassCentral On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy to Hold Final Hearing at State House

Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy to Hold Final Hearing at State House   (BOSTON) – The Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy, chaired by Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville) and Representative Mark More...

By MassCentral On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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Boston City Council Declares April 6th “Women Grow Day”!

City formally acknowledges positive influence of cannabis industry professionals BOSTON, April 7, 2017 – On April 6 special guest speaker, Boston City Councilor and candidate for mayor of Boston, Tito Jackson More...

By MassCentral On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Baker-Polito Administration Establishes Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts

CAMBRIDGE – Today, at MIT AgeLab in Cambridge, Governor Charlie Baker signed an Executive Order establishing the state’s first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. The Council will develop More...

By MassCentral On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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The 2017 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The 121st running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Patriot’s Day — Monday, April 17, 2017. This year, 30,000 More...

By MassCentral On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Governor Charlie Baker Makes Two Judicial Nominations

BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker nominated Mark A. Hallal to the Superior Court, and Matthew G. McGrath to the District Court. During their long careers, Hallal and McGrath have practiced law in private More...

By MassCentral On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Job Creation Incentives to 22 Life Science Companies

BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $19 million in Massachusetts Life Sciences Center tax incentive awards, to 22 life sciences companies from across Massachusetts. The tax incentive More...

By MassCentral On Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
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Worried about internet privacy deregulation? Pass the Electronic Privacy Act

Please prioritize passing the Electronic Privacy Act. It’s an essential restoration of privacy protections for the digital age, to ensure that law enforcement doesn’t access sensitive information about More...

By MassCentral On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Transition to Improved Patient Care at Bridgewater State Hospital

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that state officials oversaw the transition to a cultural change and new levels of patient care at Bridgewater State Hospital (BSH) as outlined earlier More...

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