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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
New Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and their Pets Introduced

New Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence and their Pets Introduced

Congresswoman Katherine Clark announced a bill aimed to assist domestic violence victims with pets.
Governor: Market Basket Battle 'Out of Hand'

Governor: Market Basket Battle 'Out of Hand'

The weekly roundup from State House News Service.
Migrant Children Not Coming to Massachusetts After All

Migrant Children Not Coming to Massachusetts After All

Federal officials told Gov. Patrick this week they won't move forward with the previously-proposed program.
Mass. Bill Would Make Domestic Violence Arrests Nonpublic

Mass. Bill Would Make Domestic Violence Arrests Nonpublic

The bill was formulated in response to the high-profile case of Jared Remy.
DeLeo Denies Any Wrongdoing in Probation Hiring Fraud Trial

DeLeo Denies Any Wrongdoing in Probation Hiring Fraud Trial

State House News Service's recap and analysis of the week in state government.
Clark: I Support Governor's Decision to House Border Children

Clark: I Support Governor's Decision to House Border Children

5th CD Rep: "The offer to help children in crisis is reflective of our proud history and the generous nature.”
Court: Not OK for Lexington Teacher Accused of Sexual Harassment to Return

Court: Not OK for Lexington Teacher Accused of Sexual Harassment to Return

The Lexington physics teacher will not be allowed to return to the public schools.
Lexington Awarded $54,068 of $7.9 Mil. in Green Grants

Lexington Awarded $54,068 of $7.9 Mil. in Green Grants

Diamond Middle School will get new outside lighting, thanks to a state grant.
$8.6 Million Project Begins to Update the Cary Building

$8.6 Million Project Begins to Update the Cary Building

With facility improvements of aging systems, as well as updates to bring it up to code and add accessibility, and a whole range of updates, the cost of the project is approximately 8.6 milli
Gov. Patrick Breaks Ground on Lexington's Route 2 Bridge Replacement Project

Gov. Patrick Breaks Ground on Lexington's Route 2 Bridge Replacement Project

Project will replace two deficient bridges carrying traffic over I-95.
Gov. Patrick Breaks Ground on Bridge Project

Gov. Patrick Breaks Ground on Bridge Project

The contractor is beginning construction, including clearing trees and shrubbery, digging test pits, surveying, and erosion control
Legislation Passed to Help Those Involved With Criminal Justice System

Legislation Passed to Help Those Involved With Criminal Justice System

The legislation would also allow any eligible inmate to apply for MassHealth benefits while incarcerated so their insurance would be immediately activated upon release from prison.
Town Seeks Feedback on Communications Needs

Town Seeks Feedback on Communications Needs

The town is looking for feedback - from you.
Public Meeting, Work Begins on Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project

Public Meeting, Work Begins on Route 2/I-95 Bridge Project

The contractor begins preliminary work in late June to prepare for construction.
Caregivers at Lexington's Zenith Nursing Home Set to Strike June 30

Caregivers at Lexington's Zenith Nursing Home Set to Strike June 30

Caregivers say the new company has caused a decline in care.
Serve on the Town's Rec. Committee

Serve on the Town's Rec. Committee

Applications for the current vacancy will be received until June 20, 2014.
Solarize Lexington-Bedford Program 'On the Home Stretch'

Solarize Lexington-Bedford Program 'On the Home Stretch'

"If we make this goal, Astrum Solar has agreed to give both Lexington and Bedford a $12,500 solar array on the building of their choice."
Why Does That Helicopter Keep Flying Over Lexington?

Why Does That Helicopter Keep Flying Over Lexington?

Lexington is taking care of vegetation concerns.