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Walking A Mile In A Client's Shoes

Jul 15, 2019
People walking down a street.
Christopher Holland / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/christopherholland

There's a woman I've worked with who never stops moving. She might visit the program office in the morning for a few minutes. Then she’s out the door, two or three shopping bags full of belongings on her arm.

As Everett Casino Opens, MGM Revenues Dip

Jul 15, 2019
A sign at MGM Springfield's casino.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

MGM Springfield’s gambling revenues for June are just under $20 million, the casino’s second weakest full month since opening nearly a year ago.

A Hampshire Hope coalition meeting addressed Section 35, the legal process in Massachusetts through which people who abuse drugs or alcohol to a dangerous degree can be committed to treatment against their will.
Karen Brown / NEPR

People with addiction in Massachusetts can be forced into treatment by a legal process that some feel is unnecessarily punitive. At a community meeting Friday, health advocates and those in the criminal justice system had a range of perspectives on how that should change.

The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vermont, stopped operations in December 2014.
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission / Creative Commons

A cooling tower at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon has been demolished as part of the plant's decommissioning process.

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
Ktr101 / Creative Commons

You know it's mid-July when there's no deal on a Massachusetts state budget, a hands-free cell phone bill, and others. Negotiations on those are behind closed doors. But not all is silent on Beacon Hill. 

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