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The Boston Globe
Monday, July 2, 2012
ELECTRONIC-BENEFIT cards, which offer convenient access to food assistance and other forms of public aid, are meant to provide low-income families with the necessities of life, and Massachusetts should prevent the cards’ use in establishments tha...
Dorchester Reporter
Monday, May 21, 2012
The state Senate is scheduled to debate its version of the fiscal 2013 budget this week, and if it follows the House strategy, it'll happen in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it fashion. The debate is set to start on Wednesday, May 23rd. State Sen. Sonia Chang...
The Boston Globe
Friday, April 6, 2012
SEAT BELT laws save lives, but Massachusetts is falling behind. The Commonwealth is one of a shrinking number of states that don’t give police officers permission to pull over drivers for failing to buckle up, a policy linked to dramatically high...
Boston Phoenix
Monday, April 2, 2012
It seems like every decent person in America is scorching over the Trayvon Martin killing. As the complex case continues to unfold, it only makes less sense how neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman could allegedly gun down the unarmed 17-year-ol...
Dorchester Reporter
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Members of Dorchester’s State House delegation are weighing in against a “Stand Your Ground” bill that would allow individuals to use deadly force if they felt threatened in public. “Stand your ground&...
State House News Service
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 28, 2012…..Saying it would be a “great tribute” to Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen whose death has sparked a national debate about race and self-defense laws, Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday called...
JP Gazette
Friday, March 16, 2012
A bill that proposes new ways to prevent students from dropping out of school, sponsored by Jamaica Plain’s state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, is gaining momentum in the State House. The bill (S. 185) would: raise the mandatory school attendance ...
Bay State Banner
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Education voted favorably last week on a bill to reduce the school dropout rate in Massachusetts with a variety of prevention and recovery measures. Senate Bill 185, “An Act Relative ...
Associated Press
Thursday, March 8, 2012
 BOSTON — Massachusetts high school students would be required to stay in school until age 18 under a bill approved Thursd...
The Boston Globe
Thursday, January 12, 2012