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Today at 05:04AM
Experts ask judge to block hospital takeover

BOSTON (AP) - A petition signed by 21 antitrust experts and health economists asks a Massachusetts judge to block efforts by the state's biggest health care system to absorb three more hospitals.

Today at 04:43AM
Officer wants lifeguard time counted for pension

BOXFORD, Mass. (AP) - A veteran Boxford police officer wants his time working as a lifeguard for a state agency decades ago counted toward his pension.

Today at 04:32AM
Greenfield plant plans $5M upgrade

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A high-tech metalworking tool manufacturer in Greenfield has announced a nearly $5 million upgrade that is expected to bring 70 new jobs to the region.

Today at 03:38AM
Superintendent docked over plagiarism allegation

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) - The superintendent of Newton's public schools has been docked a week's pay for failing to credit Gov. Deval Patrick in graduation speeches at the city's two public high schools.

Today at 03:11AM
Judge denies Hernandez's request for dismissal

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot player's home.

Today at 02:45AM
Ex-Cape Cod dog club official jailed for stealing

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - The former treasurer of the Cape Cod Kennel Club has been sentenced to six months in jail for stealing more than $62,000 from the organization.

Today at 02:17AM
Some resident to get insurance rebates

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Nearly 20,000 Maine customers of health insurer Aetna are getting premium rebates because a provision in the Affordable Care Act limits what insurance companies can spend on administrative costs.

Today at 01:56AM
Pittsfield man convicted of biting roomie's thumb

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Pittsfield man has been convicted of nearly completely biting off his roommate's thumb during a fight over bathroom use.

Jul 24
Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.