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Although their candidates were not victorious on Election Day, both the Green-Rainbow Party and United Independent Party were legitimized because they each received more than 3 percent of the vote. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE GREEN RAINBOW PARTY AND UNITED INDEPENDENT PARTY

2014 Mass. midterm elections spawn new political parties

Though none of their candidates were elected governor of Massachusetts, candidates for the United Independent Party […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News
A Monday report by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center has found that 1 out of 4 Massachusetts residents is living at or near the poverty level. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

1 of every 4 Mass. resident is living in poverty

One out of every four Massachusetts resident is living at or near the poverty level, according […]

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A survey by the PreparedU Project at Bentley University studied millenials’ perspectives on work to better understand how to support them. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Survey provides insight into how millennials perceive work

As members of the Millennial Generation make their way through college and into the workforce in […]

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Revamped Mass. Health Connector more functional for healthcare users, applicants

The Massachusetts Health Connector has been revamped for the upcoming health insurance open enrollment period that […]

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The Boston Medical Center plans to build a stem cell repository that is free and open to researchers across the country as a result of a grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. PHOTO BY KYRA LOUIE/DFP FILE PHOTO

Boston Medical Center receive grant to build free lab to research with stem cells

The Center for Regenerative Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Boston University received a $2.7 million […]

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Future teachers might not be prepared for work as a result of easier grading standards and coursework, as suggested by a Wednesday study conducted by the National Council on Teacher Quality. PHOTO VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Teacher candidates face easier grading standards, coursework, study finds

Education majors planning to become teachers might not prepared because of easier grading standards and coursework, […]

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Two Massachusetts casinos received licensing Friday and plans for development are underway. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Plans for Massachusetts casinos underway

MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts received a unanimous vote Friday from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, […]

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NSTAR, seen here working in Back Bay, filed for a 29 percent increase in its Basic Service supply rate Friday that could cause financial hardship for students. PHOTO BY MONIKA WAHI/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

NSTAR proposes 29 percent price hike

A significant hike in electricity and gas prices proposed by one of Massachusetts’ main utilities could […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 2 comments · City, News
A Boston University School of Medicine study released Thursday developed a method to identify viruses behind hemorrhagic fevers such as Lassa Virus and Marburg Virus, cousins of Ebola, before they become symptomatic. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Researchers find method to distinguish between hemorrhagic fevers

With global concerns about epidemic and infectious diseases increasing, Boston University School of Medicine researchers have […]

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday four additional registered marijuana dispernsaries to advance to the Inspection Phase, including one on Milk Street in Boston. PHOTO BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

DPH approves four more marijuana dispensaries

The Department of Public Health’s Medical Marijuana Division approved four additional dispensaries for operation Friday. There […]

by · November 12, 2014 · 1 comment · City, News