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Gov. Patrick: 'I'm Sick of Unarmed Black Men Being Shot by Police'

Gov. Patrick: 'I'm Sick of Unarmed Black Men Being Shot by Police'

Patrick made his first comments regarding the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. earlier this month.
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.
Deadline to Register for State Primary Election is Wednesday

Deadline to Register for State Primary Election is Wednesday

Voters can check their registration status by using the look-up tool now available on the city’s website.
Summer Harvest on Beacon Hill

Summer Harvest on Beacon Hill

The weekly roundup from State House News Service.
Buckets of Ice Water and a New Office for the Governor

Buckets of Ice Water and a New Office for the Governor

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.
Wheeling and Dealing on Beacon Hill

Wheeling and Dealing on Beacon Hill

The weekly roundup from State House News Service.
Bill Would Redact Domestic Violence Arrests Until After Arraignments

Bill Would Redact Domestic Violence Arrests Until After Arraignments

The bill has already passed the Massachusetts House and Senate and awaits Gov. Deval Patrick’s signature.
Legislature Sends Comprehensive Gun Safety Bill to Governor

Legislature Sends Comprehensive Gun Safety Bill to Governor

Legislation includes provisions to reduce and impact gun violence in the state, increase accountability and improve school safety.
Conviction of Former Probation Commissioner Met with Mostly Silence on Beacon Hill

Conviction of Former Probation Commissioner Met with Mostly Silence on Beacon Hill

Recap and analysis of the week in state government from State House News Service.
Fruit Sold at Trader Joe’s, BJ’s, Costco Recalled

Fruit Sold at Trader Joe’s, BJ’s, Costco Recalled

Specific fruit is being recalled.
Gov. Patrick Agrees for Mass to Temporarily House Migrant Children

Gov. Patrick Agrees for Mass to Temporarily House Migrant Children

More than 52,000 Central American children have flooded the US border since October.
Flash Flood Warning Issued, Street Flooding 'Imminent'

Flash Flood Warning Issued, Street Flooding 'Imminent'

A flash flood warning has been issued for parts of Essex and Middlesex counties on Wednesday afternoon.
Proposal Would Lift State’s Cap on Liquor Licenses

Proposal Would Lift State’s Cap on Liquor Licenses

Proponents say lifting the cap could help stimulate the economy by removing potential barriers for new restaurants.
Scrap Metal Business on City Council Agenda

Scrap Metal Business on City Council Agenda

Residents have spoken out about the business, slated for 1095R Main St., saying that it will attract criminals to Woburn, especially North Woburn.
Assisted Living/Memory Care Facility Proposed for Salem Street

Assisted Living/Memory Care Facility Proposed for Salem Street

The project would include 87 units.