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New England News
8:42 am
Wed April 4, 2012

Former MA Treasurer Cahill Faces Arraignment

Ex-state treasurer Timothy Cahill and two former aides are scheduled to appear in court to face ethics charges.  WAMC's Tristan O’Neill reports...

Cahill will be arraigned later today at Suffolk Superior Court.

He’s facing public corruption charges for his alleged role in orchestrating an advertising campaign for the state lottery, funded with taxpayer dollars. Prosecutors said the television ad was really intended to boost Cahill's failed 2010 campaign for governor.

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New England News
8:40 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Former MA Treasurer Cahill Indicted on Corruption Charges

Former Massachusetts State Treasurer Timothy Cahill has been indicted on corruption charges stemming from his failed run for governor in 2010.   WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports…

The charges against Cahill announced Monday by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley allege that he directed the Massachusetts State Lottery to use $1.5 million in taxpayer funded advertising to promote his gubernatorial bid...

"We allege that's an unwarranted, unfair, and unlawful advantage and it's criminal in Massachusetts."

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New England News
12:49 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Gov. Patrick Pledges Agasinst "Stand Your Ground" Laws

Highlighted by the national controversy surrounding February’s shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, Gov. Patrick announced on his monthly radio show this week that he would not allow any law to be signed similar to Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

A bill presented by Democratic Senator Stephen Brewer of Barre and supported by over two dozen Massachusetts legislators is now reaching the state’s Joint Committee on Judiciary. The bill has failed to pass the committee before.

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New England News
8:01 am
Fri March 30, 2012

MA Senior Citizens Protest Proposed Cuts to Elder Nutrition Program

Senior citizens staged a protest at the Massachusetts Statehouse Thursday over a proposed budget cut for the elder nutrition program.  WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports…

The elderly activists rallied to urge legislators to reject Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed $1.5 million cut to the senior meals program.  The governor’s proposal would mean the number of meals served to seniors next year would be slashed by 25%, or 240,000 meals.

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New England News
5:44 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Massachusetts Housing Market Improves

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors, which tracks monthly home sales data in the Commonwealth, recently announced that home sales are up over 26% from the same time last year, marking the eighth month in a  row of year-over year increases.

President of the MAR Trisha McCarthy says there are a number of factors that point to why home sales in the past year are up in Massachusetts…

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