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Carl Zimmer
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Noted author and columnist Carl Zimmer addressed the implications of “Science Reporting In The Age Of Fake News” in a talk at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., on October 23, 2018.

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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It's full speed ahead for budget writers in Massachusetts, despite a projected revenue slowdown. 

Jaki Byard
South Carolina Public Radio

For Worcester-born acolytes like me and Chet Williamson, the devoted author of Falling Rains of Lifea new on-line biography of Jaki Byard, it was inevitable that as teenaged converts to jazz in the late 1960s, John A. Byard, Jr. would become an intriguing figure for us, and in time even heroic.

City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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It was a contentious week between the city council in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Mayor Domenic Sarno, as they disagreed on three separate issues. 

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Federal immigration officials have apprehended dozens of people suspected of living in the country illegally in a series of sweeps in New England. 

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