BOSTON — Brian Rosa, a 13-year-old living in Allston with his parents and younger sister, said he lives in fear of losing his family. Sony Fernandez, an immigrant from Brazil living in Fall River, said she has witnessed the disruption deportation causes among immigrant communities in the state.

ROCKPORT — Halibut Point State Park has garnered $100,000 for new interpretive signage.

BOSTON — A watchdog group says U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan "knowingly and willfully violated federal law" by loaning money to her campaign ahead of the 2018 election.

BOSTON — A watchdog group says U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan "knowingly and willfully violated federal law" by loaning money to her campaign ahead of the 2018 election.

BOSTON (AP) — Two former drug company executives were sentenced Tuesday to more than two years in federal prison in a bribery and kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the opioid crisis.

BOSTON — Brian Rosa, a 13-year-old living in Allston with his parents and younger sister, said he lives in fear of losing his family. Sony Fernandez, an immigrant from Brazil living in Fall River, said she has witnessed the disruption deportation causes among immigrant communities in the state.

ROCKPORT — Halibut Point State Park has garnered $100,000 for new interpretive signage.

BOSTON — A watchdog group says U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan "knowingly and willfully violated federal law" by loaning money to her campaign ahead of the 2018 election.

BOSTON — A watchdog group says U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan "knowingly and willfully violated federal law" by loaning money to her campaign ahead of the 2018 election.

BOSTON (AP) — Two former drug company executives were sentenced Tuesday to more than two years in federal prison in a bribery and kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the opioid crisis.

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BOSTON — City and town leaders are pressing lawmakers to make permanent a popular, yet controversial subsidy that doles out tens of millions of dollars worth of tax credits to Hollywood studios.

BOSTON — During his run for governor in 2014, Charlie Baker promised to increase total local aid, including education funding and unrestricted aid, by the same amount as growth in state revenues.

BOSTON — With political clout in Washington, D.C. and billions of dollars in federal funding at stake, Massachusetts and more than a dozen other states are spending unprecedented amounts of money on outreach and preparations for the 2020 census to get the decennial count right.

BOSTON — Brookline attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan dropped out of the U.S. Senate race on Friday morning, leaving the Democratic primary on track to be a showdown between incumbent Sen. Edward Markey and Congressman Joseph Kennedy III.

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NEW YORK— Rep. Ayanna Pressley, whose hair twists have been an inspiration to young girls and part of her personal identity and political brand, said Thursday that she has gone bald due to the auto immune condition called alopecia.

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday that would require school districts that offer a comprehensive sex education curriculum rely on “medically accurate, age-appropriate" information.

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BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday detailed new legislation he intends to file that would allow future heads of the state police to be hired from outside the agency, one of multiple reforms the administration is seeking to the department's hiring, promotion and disciplinary policies.

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Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy declined to give a preview Thursday of what Gov. Charlie Baker might say next week in his annual address to the Legislature, but it would come as no surprise if the governor tried to nudge legislators to act on his housing production bill.

BOSTON – Massachusetts schools that revamped their breakfast programs last year to serve the meal after the start of the instructional day, instead of before, experienced "notable increases" in participation, according to a new state report.

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BOSTON – Students will be taught sex education in a “medically accurate, age appropriate” way under a proposal working its way through Beacon Hill, but critics say the move will strip local school districts of their authority.

BOSTON – This time they got it done with time to spare, but only a little.

BOSTON — A panel reviewing how bail is set is recommending against major changes in how pre-trial release is determined for those facing criminal charges.

BOSTON — State higher education officials on Friday approved a new set of regulations that will govern how they screen colleges and universities for financial risks and potential closures.

NEWBURYPORT – Grief counselors and other trained crisis workers were made available to Newburyport High School students and staff on Thursday morning, hours after an NHS senior took his own life, the school superintendent said. 

ROWLEY – A Boston man arrested late last month on crystal meth distribution and assault and battery charges was sentenced to two months in jail during Tuesday's appearance in Newburyport District Court.

ROCKPORT — A Rockport Middle School girl was transported to Beverly Hospital on Monday morning with what police described as serious but non-life threatening injuries, and a male classmate was in custody, following a stabbing that occurred in a hallway of the school.

BOSTON – Lawmakers have been inundated with questions about the ramifications of a recent federal court ruling involving pay for au pairs, according to a Lexington Democrat who filed legislation aimed at providing a grace period to families that may have been blindsided by the decision.

After more than 60 years spent sealed up in a library storage facility, about 1,000 letters written by poet T.S. Eliot to confidante Emily Hale were unveiled this week, and scholars hope they will reveal the extent of a relationship that’s been speculated about for decades.

BOSTON — The Baker administration is renewing its requests for more funding for the MBTA, school improvements and clean water efforts.

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BOCA RATON, FL - Natalie (Simon) Katz, 79, of Boca Raton, Fla. (formerly of Swampscott), died on Thursday. Born and raised in Lawrence, Natalie Katz was the wife of the late Loeb Katz, who passed in 2016 for 53 years. She was a longtime member of Temple Emanuel of Andover, Temple Emanuel, Ma…